People Behind SBS

Synetic Business School (SBS) was established in year 2004 by renowned management expert and academician Dr. M.A. Zahir, Professor of Management & Dean (Retd.) PAU, Ludhiana and his son Dr. Zafar Zahir, MBA, PhD with over 25 years of corporate experience, through the parent Zayn Educational Trust with an objective to develop professional education, skill based learning, promoting health and general well-being for a happy and peaceful society. The various program streams at SBS are Management, IT and Commerce education through degree programs; Job-oriented diplomas; Executive training, Research and Consultancy.

Zayn Educationl Trust, established in January 2003 – as a NGO Non-Profit Trust – has expanded it scope beyond professional management education and undertakes various social causes such as free medical camps, empowerment programs for teenage females, providing scholarship to lower income category students, members of under privileged sections of society, etc. under the leadership of its new Chairperson Dr Ghazala Qadri, BUMS, Fellow of Applied Nutrition and Alternative Therapy Expert. 

Profile of Key Management Personnel  

Dr. M.A. Zahir
Dr. M.A. Zahir
Dr. Zafar Zahir
Dr. Zafar Zahir
Dr. Ghazala Qadri
Dr. Ghazala Qadri


















Board of Management

SBS is professionally managed by an Advisory Board of Management. There are several individuals and businesses that have come forward to be part of the SBS right from its inception and several others are showing direct interest in the cause.

  • Dr. M.A. Zahir, Professor of Management & Dean (Retd), PAU, Ludhiana*
  • Mr. Rajinder Gupta, MD, Abhishek Industries Ltd (Trident Group)*
  • Mr. D.L Sharma, MBA, President ED, Vardhman Textiles Ltd, Ludhiana*
  • Mr. Mann Singh, CMD, Metro Tyres Ltd, Ludhiana*
  • Mr. Sanjeev Pahwa, B.Tech, MBA, MD, Ralson India Ltd, Ludhiana*
  • Mr. S.K Rai, M.Tech, MD, Hero Cycles Ltd., Ludhiana
  • Mr. Amjad Ali, MBA, MD, Sohrab Group of Industries, Malerkotla*
  • Mr. D.V. Jindal, Professor English (Retd), SCD Government College, Ludhiana*
  • Dr. Narendra K. Rastagi, Chair & Professor, HowardUniversity, USA.
  • Mr. Nirmal Jain, CA, M D, Neva Garments Ltd (Duke Group), Ludhiana
  • Mr. Mahesh Munjal, MBA, MD, Majestic Auto Ltd., Ludhiana
  • Dr. D.R.Singh, M.Com, Ph.D, Ex-Dean PAU and Director, GNA IMT, Phagwara
  • Dr. Deepak Sood, Professor, Faculty of Management, HP University, Shimla.
  • Dr. Kamal Nayan, MBA Ph.D, Assoc. Professor, Howard University, Washington DC, USA
  • Dr. Naved Aslam, Prof. Hero Heart Institute Ludhiana.
  • Dr. Zafar Zahir, MBA, Ph.D, MD and Principal, Synetic Business School*

     *Members of Founding Executive Board of Trustees

Advisory Academic Council

At the time of inception, the SBS had established a Advisory Academic Council to usher in the latest in management education and thinking from around the world. The council members consisted of experienced and renowned academicians and professionals from India and abroad.

    • Dr. M.A.Zahir, Professor of Management & Dean (Retd), PAU, Ludhiana
    • Dr. D.M.Pestonji, Professor of Organisational Behaviour (Retd), IIM, Ahmedabad
    • Dr. A.K. Singh, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Sukhadia University, Udaipur
    • Dr.Raj K. Agarwal, Ex-Professor & Head, Department of Management Jodhpur University, Jodhpur
    • Dr. Mukund Lal, Director General, School of Management Studies, Varanasi
    • Prof. S.P.Singh, Professor of Management, UBS, Panjab University, Chandigarh
    • Dr. Preetam Singh, Director, MDI, Gurgaon & formerly IIM, Lucknow
    • Dr.S.K.R. Bhandari, Ex-Vice Chancellor, Sukhadia University, Rajasthan
    • Dr.S.K. Singla, Professor& Head, Department of Business Management, PAU, Ludhiana
    • Dr. Abad Ahmed, Professor & Dean, FMS, Delhi
    • Dr.Indur Fagoonee, Vice-Chancellor, University of Mauritius, Mauritius
    • Dr. Raj Garg, Professor, Edberly College of Business & Information Technology, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, USA.
    • Dr. Sadanand Srivastava, Professor and Chair, Bowie State University, USA
    • Dr. Dinesh K. Sharma, Professor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA.
    • Dr.Sandeep Kapoor, Associate Professor, Department of Business Management, PAU, Ludhiana
    • Dr. Raghubir Singh, Professor of Management, GNDU, Amritsar
    • Dr. Hari Sharma, Associate Professor, Virginia State University, USA
    • Dr. Deepak Sood, Professor, Faculty of Management, HP University, Shimla
    • Dr. Jeannan Boyce, Professor, Department of Information System, Montgomery College, U.S.A
    • Dr. Albert Chi, Professor, Professor, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, USA.
    • Dr. Parshotam Dass, Associate Professor, Asper School Of Business, University of Minatoba, Canad
    • Prof. M S Pillai, Director, Sadhana Center for Management & Leadership, Pune
    • Dr. Kamal Nayan Agarwal, Associate Professor, Department of Information Systems and Decision Sciences, Howard University, Washington DC., USA.
    • Dr. Ahmad Tootoonchi, Professor and Associate Dean, Frostburg State University, USA.


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