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Our Directors

Visionary leaders drive the BI Group's ethics.

Mr. Shashank Bhagat

Shashank Bhagat


He has 26 years of entrepreneurial and managerial experience, and is the Group Chairman for the past 16 years. His experience encompasses operations in India, England, and the Philippines. Over the past decade-and-a-half, he has expanded the Group's operations, and diversified into new arenas. He has managed foreign partnerships with world-class firms like IDV (Diageo), and handled global brands like Gilbey's and Smirnoff. He is an innovator-thinker, who played a role in the government's ethanol-for-fuel program; serves on several companies' boards, and is affiliated to several chambers of commerce and industry.

He is a member of the governing body of Tourism and Hospitality Skill Council that was set up under the National Skills Development Corporation - a one of a kind Public Private Partnership company with the primary mandate of catalysing the skills landscape in India. The organisation's goal is to empower the youth of the country with skill sets which make them more employable and productive in their work environment.

In recognition of his service to El Salvador as the Consul General (until 2012), the Government of El Salvador bestowed him with the "JoséMatías Delgado" award, one of the highest civilian awards.

After studying Business Management at Syracuse University (New York), he joined BI Group as an Assistant Manager in 1991, and became the MD in 2001. He was responsible for the Joint Venture of the Group’s distillery, Khasa Distillery. During his tenure as the Chairman, he has devised platforms to enable ease of business between publishers and wholesalers; brought the Radisson Blu Marina hotel into the limelight utilizing the best interior design and architectural teams from around the world; and initiated the real estate vertical.

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Dr.Reshma Khattar bhagat

Dr. Reshma Khattar Bhagat


A dental surgeon by profession, she plays a crucial role as an educationist, has written books, and is an entrepreneur with a wide variety of interest. She looks after the Group's operations in Education, Media, and Hospitality, driving the wellness and medical verticals at The Farm – an award-winning SPA in The Philippines. It combines her professional strengths in medicine with her commitment to evolve holistic healing programs. In the last 10 years, she has played a sterling role in health prevention, as well as spreading health awareness, especially among children. She is a leading professional in the Wellness space, which encompasses preventive medicine, holistic medicine, and writings on several wellness-related issues.

Born and brought up in Frankfurt, Germany, she completed her Bachelors of Dental Science from Manipal, and went on to do her specialisation in comprehensive dentistry at the New York University. She worked with leading dental practitioners in New York, and learnt the nuances of medical technology and advancements. She came back to India and worked with one of the top dentists in the country. She organized several preventive dental camps, and co-authored a book, "Dental Care for Children", with Dr. Anil Kohli, one of the top dentists in the country; which was released by the then-Prime Minister of India, Manmohan Singh. She is a Director on the Board of Kodaikanal International School, which has been ranked as one of the best schools, and is her alma mater. She also writes weekly articles on health and wellness for Patriot newspaper.

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