Board Members

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush: Chairman of the Foundation. Dr. Khush is a plant geneticist; he led the rice breeding program at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI), Philippines, for 35 years. He has received several international awards for his contributions to the Green Revolution, including The World Food Prize.

Dr. Harwant Kaur Khush: Vice Chairman of the Foundation.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh:  Secretary of the Foundation. Dr. Kuldeep Singh is a molecular biologist and the Director of National Plant Genetic Resources at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research, New Delhi. 

Dr. Gurjit Singh Mangat is the  Treasurer of the Foundation. Dr. Mangat is a renowned rice breeder and the Assistant Director of Research at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Dr. Satbir Singh Gosal:  Vice-Chancellor, PAU (EX-Officio Member).   Dr. Gosal is a renowned biotechnologist. He served as the Director of the Biotechnology Center and Director of Research at the Punjab Agricultural University.

Dr. Sardara Singh Johl is an internationally known agricultural economist. He served as FAO expert in Iran, Vice-Chancellor of the Punjabi University, Patiala, Chairman of Agricultural Prices Commissions, Government of India, and is now Chancellor of Central University, Bhatinda.

Dr. Navtej Singh Bains:  An eminent Wheat Breeder and the former Director of Research at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

Dr. Gurdial Singh Sidhu: A famous Rice Breeder. He retired as the Head of the Plant Breeding Department of the Punjab Agricultural University.

Mr. Kahan Singh Pannu (IAS): An outstanding administrator and has served as Secretary of various Punjab Government Departments and as a Deputy Commissioner of Amritsar District. Currently, he is serving as the Managing Director of the Punjab Agro. Export Corporation. He is an alumnus of the Punjab Agricultural University.

Dr. Ranjit Singh: Former Director of the Extension Education and Communication Center and Dean College of Agriculture at the Punjab Agricultural University. He is an outstanding journalist and contributes articles to local and national newspapers. He has also written several books.

Ms. Rajdev K. Brar: Rajdev is currently working as a Research Analyst at the World Bank’s Africa Gender Innovation Lab. She received her MA in Economics from McGill University.

Dr. Ranjiv Singh Khush: Executive Director of the Aquaya Institute, an independent research organization, focused on water quality and access in developing countries.