Board Members

Dr. Gurdev Singh Khush: Chairman of the Foundation. Dr. Khush is a plant geneticist who led the rice breeding program at the International Rice Research Institute (IRRI) in the 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 Chairperson of the Foundation.

Dr. Kuldeep Singh is the foundation’s secretary. He is currently a Senior Scientist at ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

Dr. Dharminder Bhatia is the Joint Secretary of the Foundation.  He is a Quantitative Geneticist  in the Department of Plant Breeding &  Genetics at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana

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. Surinder Singh Banga is a renowned cytogenetics and plant breeder.  He is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus at the Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.

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

Dr. Jagdeep Singh Sandhu is the Principal Biotechnologist and Director of the Internal Quality Assurance cell at the Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana. 

Dr. Gurdial Singh Sidhu is a famous Rice Breeder who retired as the Head of the Plant Breeding Department of the Punjab Agricultural University.

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

Dr. Ranjit Singh is the former Extension Education and Communication Center Director and Dean of the College of Agriculture at the Punjab Agricultural University. He is an outstanding journalist who contributes articles to local and national newspapers and 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.