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Board of Directors

SR. No. Name Qualification Age Gender Professional Qualification Years of Association with ISIC
1 Major HPS Ahluwalia Mechanical Engineer 83 M Author, Mountaineer, Hospital Administrator 1984
2 Dr. Kalyan Sachdev M.D. Infectious Disease and General Medicine 71 M Hospital Administrator 1984
3 Dr. A.K. Mukherjee MS (Ortho), D. Phil (Oxford), F.A.M.S. 71 M Medical Practitioner 1987
4 Mr. Vikram Kapur MBA 56 M Industrialist 1990
5 Dr. H.S Chhabra (Secretary) Post Graduate Certificate Course in Hospital Management MS (Orthopedics) MBBS 56 M Medical Director, Chief of Spine Services 1998
6 Mrs. Veena Chopra Graduate 52 F Business Person 1999
7 Mrs. Bholi Ahluwalia Graduate 62 F Chairman, Welfare Committee 1999
8 Mr. Alok Swaroop MBA M Industrialist 2002
9 Lt. Gen Bhopinder Singh M.Sc Military Science 64 M PVSM, AVSM, VSM 2005
10 Dr. Shernaz Cama M. Phil. & Ph.D 56 M Honoary Director of UNESCO, Parzor Project 2011
11 Lt. Gen. Jaswant Singh Ahluwalia Post Graduate in Electronics Engineering and MBA 79 M President, Institute of Directors 2011
12 Most Rev Anil J.T. Couto M Arch Bishop of Delhi 2013
13 Shri Javed Akhtar 70 M Writer and Social Commentator, Member of Parliament 2014
14 Ms. Sushma Nath F Retired IAS Officer 2018

The key competency of ISIC’s Board Members is their dedication in the welfare of society. The members belong to different fields; yet, have contributed with their guidance, motivation and knowledge in efficient functioning of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre.

Major HPS Ahluwalia

Chairman, Major HPS Ahluwalia’s recognition following his climb to Mt Everest in the first Indian team in 1965, has helped the Center form ties with important national and international dignitaries which has further helped ISIC develop on a global level. The Chairman has also authored 15 books, including his autobiography “Higher than Everest” and various others focusing on mountaineering and the Himalayan range’s flora and fauna. This credit led him to become the President of the Indian Mountaineering Foundation for two consecutive tenures. ISIC is the only hospital in India that is completely barrier-free since the architects had a unique insight into the possible impediments that a spinal injured patient can face, therefore endowing a homely and easier to relate to atmosphere. His perspective as a patient and clear understanding on importance of rehabilitation and disability were well evident during his tenure as Chairperson, Rehabilitation Council of India where he promoted conquering disability throughout India through workshops and conferences.

Dr Kalyan Sachdev

Medical Administrative and Purchase. He has vast experience in running a hospital (Privat hospital) and Nursing home (Privat Klinik). He was trained in Austria. He heads the Committee for Medical Purchase and gives valuable and practical advice during Board meeting.

Dr. A K Mukherjee

Dr. A. K. Mukherjee completed the Master of Surgery (Orthopaedics) from AIIMS, New Delhi and joined Oxford University as Berry Scholar and completed doctorate in Orthopaedics Surgery. He worked as the DGHS, Govt. of India, Chief, MCI, Secretary General Indian Red Cross Society and Advisor in WHO, SEARO. He is the Fellow of British Orthopaedic Association, National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), Johnson and Johnson Fellow and O.A.S. Fellow. He has published many articles in national and international books/ journals and also have written books on disabilities. He was a drafting committee member of United Nations in Convention for Rights of Persons with Disabilities. He was a reviewer of ‘World Report on Disability’, WHO. He holds the position of Vice President of Asia Pacific Region of R.I. He is Member of Working Group (Disability) of UN ESCAP. He has been involved with many voluntary agencies working in the area of disability and healthcare. He is the Chairman ARA Healthcare Private Limited and also member of National Committee of CII & FICCI (Private Companies) in India. He is permanent member of BRICS Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the President of Spinal Cord Society (India). At present he is the Member Board of Governors and Director General of Indian Spinal Injuries Centre, New Delhi.

Mr. Vikram Kapur

Financial and Administrative Control. He has vast experience in this field by virtue of his position as President of Atlas Cycles. His nominee Mr M M Mehra, Vice President, Atlas Cycles is a member of the Finance Committee and adds a lot of value.

Dr. H.S. Chhabra

Secretary Governing Body Member, Chief of Spine Service and Medical Director, Indian Spinal Injuries Centre obtained his Masters in Orthopaedics from Safdarjung Hospital, New Delhi. He is the President of International Spinal Cord Society (ISCoS), President Elect. Association of Spine Surgeons of India (ASSI), Member Secretary of Spinal Cord Society (Indian Chapter), Secretary of Association of National Board Accredited Institutions (ANBAI). Executive Member of Asian Spinal Cord Networking (ASCoN) and Governing Body Member of Regional Spinal Injuries Centres of Punjab, UP and Cuttack. He is also a faculty and guide for DNB Fellowship in Spine Surgery accredited by National Board of Examination, Ministry of Health, Government of India.

Mrs. Veena Chopra

Ms Veena Chopra – Core competency – Medical Administration. She has been actively involved in setting up Children’s Hospital. She brings in her experience of setting another hospital.

Mrs. Bholi Ahluwalia

Administration, Social Welfare, Interior designing. Having been involved with Major Ahluwalia in all aspects of planning and administration of the hospital and various projects like Central Asia Cultural expedition, she brings in competencies of administration. Her benevolent values make her ideally suited for the post of Chairmanship of Welfare Committee. Her penchant for interior design, sharpened after extensive travel, helps her ably guide all designing for the hospital.

Mr Alok Swaroop

Administrative control. He is young and dynamic entrepreneur with keen interest in the cause of social issues. This prompted his commitment to ISIC.

Lt. Gen. Bhopinder Singh

Administrative Control. He has vast experience in this field especially during his tenure as DG Assam Rifles from May 2004 to 1st July 2006. He chairs the Technical Committee which looks after civil construction project activities. He also coordinates the Marketing Activities of the centre.

Ms. Sushma Nath, IAS (Rtd.)

Ms. Sushma Nath, was the Country’s first ever Woman Finance Secretary and is widely known for her number crunching ability. The deceptively mild mannered, retired IAS Officer of the Madhya Pradesh Cadre is reputed to have been a tough negotiator and played a significant role at the Finance Ministry while reining in profligate ministries and departments during North Block’s austerity drive.

Previous Board Members

  • Mr H C Sarin – Founder Chairman and one of the most renowned bureaucrats of the country, former Defence Secretary and President of Indian Mountaineering Foundation.
  • Gen A M Sethna – Former renowned General of the Indian Army and Chairman of ITDC.
  • Shri Manjit Singh – Former Commissioner of Slums.
  • Sh. G. C. Baveja – Former Finance Secretary, Government of India
  • Air Marshal A.S. Chahal – Former Director General, Armed Forces Med. College, Former Director General (Emeritus), ISIC
  • Air Vice Marshal (Retd.) V S Rawat VSM – Founder, ‘Working with Nature’ (WWN) Group

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