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Nik Gugger

Niklaus Samuel Gugger is the first Indian-origin member of the Swiss Parliament. He has always been involved in social service. He worked in an orphanage and with street children in Bogota, Colombia in the early nineties and also served as an emergency psychologist after the devastation caused by Tsunami in Thailand in 2004. As a four-year-old Indian boy, Nik Gugger returned with his Swiss adoptive parents from Kerala to Switzerland. Today, he feels completely Swiss. But he would like to see India prosper and develop in a sound and tolerant way. Therefore, in the Swiss parliament, he is a member of the foreign-commission, with the goal to keep good contact between all the cultures. Nik built up a ‘Youth Church’ for the city of Winterthur. There he runs a Swiss Ayurvedic Restaurant since 2014. His latest achievement as a social entrepreneur is the production of a unique low-calorie Ayurvedic Ginger Drink. Nik Gugger wants to maintain cultural values if they are for the good of the people and at the same time dare to experience new ways. Nik Gugger is married to Beatrice. They have three children.

Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej received his in Chemical Engineering in 1973 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1974 from Stanford University. He did his M B A at Harvard Business School in 1976.

He is the Chairman at Godrej Agrovet Ltd. and Managing Director at Godrej Industries Ltd. He is also the Director on other Group companies and of Mahindra and Mahindra since 1992 and The Indian Hotels Company Limited since 2008.

On the personal side, Nadir Godrej is also the author of “Life and Other Poems” & “Nadir Godrej The Poet”, collections of English and French poems.

Minal Bajaj

Born and raised in Kolkata, Mrs. Bajaj has been actively involved and inspired by her parents and their unparalleled dedication and commitment to Mother Teresa. Today she serves as Honorary Director of the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and is involved in its various activities like the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Awards. Her contribution on the restoration of Dr. Bhau Daji Lad Museum in Byculla contributed to the bestowment of a UNESCO award upon the museum. Additionally, Mrs. Bajaj has served as President of the Ladies’ Wing of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber (IMC). She is also a director in Baroda Industries and Hind Musafir travel agency, both of which fall under the Bajaj Group umbrella.