Ms. Manjari Jaruhar is presently an Advisor to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) based out of New Delhi. She is also the Chief Coordinator with the Indian Music Industry (IMI) and is a Senior Advisor to 9.9 Media. Recently joined FICCI as Chairperson of the Committee on Private Security Industry.
Ms. Manjari Jaruhar retired as Special Director General of the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF). She is one of the first five women police officers in India and the first from the state of Bihar. She was selected for the Indian Police Service (IPS), the elite crime prevention and law enforcement cadre of the Indian Civil Service, in 1976 and has held positions in the State Governments of Bihar and Jharkhand, the National Police Academy (NPA), the CISF and the Central Reserve Protection Force (CRPF). She has led teams in a wide range of complex and challenging assignments that have prepared her for a career in the private and social sector. From fighting crime to administering a massive organisation, Ms. Jaruhar has shown exemplary leadership in a domain traditionally dominated by men. She is the recipient of the Government of India’s Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. She was awarded the Director General’s Commendation Disc for outstanding service twice in the CISF and once when she was with the CRPF.
Specialties: Security and protection of large undertakings, recruitment and personnel management, planning and inductions, management of training and gender issues.
After the new law on Sexual Harassment at Work Place has been invited frequently to Seminars, Group discussions and training programmes to share her experiences on the subject
Recently, she visited Afghanistan on the invitation of OXFAM and Research Institute of Women Peace and Security, to help them understand changes and improvements required for raising an effective women police force besides professionalising and mainstreaming them.
Pramath Raj Sinha is Managing Director of 9.9 Media (9dot9.in), a niche media company he founded. He spent 13 years with McKinsey and Company, where he was a Partner. Before founding 9.9 Media, he was the MD & CEO of the ABP Group, one of India’s leading and most diversified media conglomerates.
Pramath leads the India operations of and is a Senior Counselor with the Albright Stonebridge Group, a US-based commercial diplomacy firm founded by former Secretary of State Madeleine K. Albright and former National Security Advisor Samuel R. Berger.
Pramath is the Founding Dean of the Indian School of Business (ISB), an initiative led by a group of leading Indian business leaders, which rapidly became a top 20 B-school in the world. He is also the Founder & Trustee of an acclaimed new liberal arts university, Ashoka University (ashoka.edu.in), which launched the popular Young India Fellowship (youngindiafellowship.com) five years ago.
Pramath has now launched a new post-graduate programme that addresses the crying need for more women professionals. The Vedica Scholars Programme for Women is a unique 18-month full-time and residential “reimagined MBA” programme that attracts high-potential women from across India.
For his contributions to education, Pramath was awarded the Personality of the Year by FICCI in 2015 and named one of India’s top 50 management thinkers by Thinkers50 in 2013.
Pramath received M.S.E. and Ph.D. degrees in mechanical engineering and applied mechanics from the University of Pennsylvania and a B.Tech. in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur.