Lipika Sud is one of India’s leading Interior Designers. She is the Founder Director of ‘Lipika Sud Interiors Pvt Ltd’ and has been practicing Interior Design for over two decades. She has designed several projects in India and Abroad.
She is currently the President of The Guild of Designers & Artists. She is the Co-Chairperson of the Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (Infrastructure) and the Director on the Board of the National Federation of Tourism & Transport Co-operatives of India.
She was honoured with the “FICCI FLO Outstanding Women Achievers Award 2013-14”. She is the recipient of Entrepreneur of the Year Award “13” by Yes Bank –SRCC Alumnus.
She was awarded the “Design Professional of the Year” by Indian Home Congress’12 , adjudged the “Interior Designer Of the Year” by Builder Information Bureau and the “Best Interior Designer for Creative Excellence”– Society Interiors.
Jatin Das, is a contemporary artist and has been painting for over 50 years.
He has held over 68 one-man shows both in India and abroad, and has participated in numerous national and international shows and artist camps. In 2012, he was conferred the Padma Bhushan, India's highest civilian award by the President of India.
In a career spanning over five decades, his works have been part of several public and private collections in India and abroad. Most notably, he has done several murals and sculpture installations, including a 67' x 7' large mural at the Parliament House entitled "Mohenjodaro to Mahatma Gandhi", commissioned by the Parliament of India on the occasion of 50 years of India's Independence.
He has lectured extensively at innumerable art and architectural colleges and museums on contemporary and traditional art forms, and acts as an advisor to many government and private art and cultural bodies.
He is the founder and chairman of The J D Centre of Arts, which houses his collection of traditional and contemporary art, including a rare collection of over 6,500 hand fans that have been exhibited in India and abroad.
A connoisseur of Fashion, Luxury & Lifestyle products (Made in India), set up Alliance Merchandising Company, a sourcing and buying company in 1988. The Alliance has pioneered many successful India centric Promotions at Selfridges in UK, Habitat in Ireland, Coin and laRinescente in Italy, Golf in Israel, Tsum in Moscow and The Conran Shop at London, New York, Tokyo & Paris.
He has been honoured with the Lifetime Achievement Award by Export Promotion Council of Handicrafts in January 2005, presented by the union Textile Minister for his outstanding contribution to the promotion of exports. Later, in 2006, the Carpet Export Promotion Council accoladed him with yet another Lifetime Achievement Award for his contribution to the India Handmade Carpet Industry.
He is frequently invited by the top Indian Design Schools as guest speaker to share his expertise and experiences with students. He is also the Goodwill Ambassador and Adjunct faculty at the National Institute of Fashion Technology.
Currently he is the President of Fashion Design Council of India which is represented by over 350 designers. Sr. V.P. Of Li & Fung (India) heading one of their business divisions- LTI, for their sourcing operations from India in the area of home & lifestyle products.