CIAC, Honorary global advisors for Beauty and Spa primarily offer their honorary services as expert advisors, reviewers and observers for quality assurance benchmarking for institutions willing to get them recognized for QA certification of accreditation & QA rating services being offered by CIAC, Global.


Ms. Shilpa Shetty Kundra

(Co – Founder & Chairperson, IOSIS)

Shilpa Shetty Kundra has been an actress for the last 20 years made her debut in Baazigar in 1993 with a variety of roles under her belt from Dhadkan, Metro, etc. There was a consistent reinvention, one of the most relevant being PhirMilenge where she played the role of an HIV patient. Relevant because the character she portrayed brought about an awareness and social responsibility converting her into a social activist and taking up the cause of HIV very seriously.

A bigger opportunity opened up with her winning Big Brother UK, bringing her worldwide recognition. She continues to be seen on the small screen with her various band endorsements and as the judge on the popular nonfiction show NachBaliye season5 and 6. With various film awards to her credit she has been honored by a doctorate by Leeds Metropolitan University and special award for Global Impact-IIFA2007, along with Rajiv Gandhi National Quality Award-2007

Her perfume S2 went on to become the best seller in the UK followed by her yoga DVD under her own production which became a huge success, making her a fitness icon. Thus began her entrepreneurial journey and Shilpa now has a successful chain of Wellness Centers under the name of IOSIS in Mumbai, Guwahati and Lucknow and now Banaras and have many more to open soon. She gives most of the credit to her husband Raj who has been the wind beneath her wings. Their production house released their 1st movie under the banner “Entertainment and sports media” called Dishkiyaoon with Harman Baweja and Sunny Deol.

With all these achievements her biggest wish is to fulfill her dream of giving back to society which is why she has started her own charity “Shilpa Shetty Foundation”. Being an eternal positive thinker her mantra in life is “everything happens for the best” and this is what keeps her going.


Ms. Kiran Bawa

(Managing Director, IOSIS)

Kiran Bawa, Managing Director, IOSIS, holds a lot of promise when it comes to the future of the Beauty & Wellness industry in India.

A born Mumbaikar, Kiran is a woman of substance. A determined gutsy entrepreneur with a mind of her own, Kiran is already going places. Her responsibilities, including her single motherhood, add fuel to her passion to succeed.

Speaking of cosmetology and wellness, IOSIS is not an incidental happening to Kiran’s life. She is a thorough professional with alma mater to second her competencies.

After graduating from SNDT, Mumbai, Kiran dedicated herself to study cosmetology and wellness at London Beauty School (UK), beauty and paramedics at Christian Valley (US), and Spa intricacies at Cidesco (Australia). This knowledge gain was followed by 2 years of R&D in Dubai complimented by some globetrotting; attending seminars, conferences and exhibitions, especially in the spa hubs of the World – Singapore and Malaysia. Kiran also gained hands on experience of the Indian market with Bawa Hospitality Group and helped bring in winds of positive change.

Kiran Bawa gives credit to her family, especially to brothers Karan Bawa & Vikram Bawa who have stood by as strong pillars and support her in the running of IOSIS.

Kiran Bawa is on the way to change the face of the Indian wellness industry by taking IOSIS national and realizing her dream of bringing joy through Beauty & Wellness to the common man.

Awards to her credit are:

  1. Winner of AadhiAabadi Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award 2013
  2. Winner of Priyadarshini Award 2012
  3. Winner of The Kelvinator Gr8 Award 2012


Lovina Gidwani Jha

Founder and creative strategist of Spa Guide-n-Light

Lovina Gidwani Jha is a ‘Specialist in Ageless Lifestyle’ who whole heartedly believes that ‘age is just a number’, that can be defied with the right attitude and lifestyle. dedicated to this knowledge.She is also a passionate blogger on the same

Qualified in ‘Anti -Aging Lifestyle’ by the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic, she also has a Cibtac (England) certification in varied wellness therapies. She is always a certified ‘Women’s Hormonal Health’ coach from Burrell education (UK)

Being an avid Yoga and Meditation practitioner, she combines her knowledge of Theta, Crystal, Chakra and Sound healing to create ‘ Mindful wellness therapies’ that incorporate subtle energetic healing elements.

A true visionary, she has two decades of global experience as a Beauty, Spa and Holistic Wellness ‘Guide’.

She is the founder and creative strategist of the global wellness/spa consultancy firm ‘Spa Guide-N-Light’ (

Her prestigious work projects include: YeloSpa (NYC), Chiva-Som (Thailand), Franck Provost (Paris), Luxus Beauty (Hong Kong), Ainhoa (Spain), Esparanza (Delhi) and Myrah spa (Mumbai) amongst many others.

Her knowledge, unique style and up-beat presentations make her versatile and sought-after speaker at many forums such as ‘Ainhoa’ international beauty congress in Spain and ‘Professional Beauty’ shows in London.

She has been a prominent wellness column writer for Bangkok Post (Thailand) and Espertos En Spa (Spain).

Now based in India, she regularly writes for ‘Asia Spa’ magazine and other leading Indian publications.

A University topper, she has earned her ‘Bachelor’s’ degree in Human Psychology; which helps her to deeply understand and influence client expectations.

Lovina’s vision is to bring hope, healing and nutritive health to as many and help people re-discover their inner ‘Light’ and stay ‘Ageless’.


Zeki Dikmen

Co-Founder and Managing Partner at Spa Soul

Zeki Dikmen / Managing Partner

The Co-Founder of Spa Soul. 34 years old, 12 years of industry experience.

Upper Intermediate English, Native Turkish Speaker.

Graduated from SDU/Turkey, Economics.


Rekha Chaudhari


Widely recognized as a visionary leader in the wellness and Spa industry, Mrs.Rekha Chaudhari is today regarded as an authority on the business of wellness.

She boasts of an illustrious career spanning over two decades

And numerous awards and patents. She is well known international personality in the Spa Industry.

Ms. Rekha Chaudhari has often been credited for her contribution to the Indian spa industry, as a creative spa consultant, be it the certified training courses in spa treatments through JCKRC or the import of the latest international luxury brands products and technologies in the domestic market. Some amongst her many contributions to the industry include patented therapies such as the Novel Rope Massage, the Geo Thermo

With over two decades in the industry, Ms. Chaudhari’s passion and expertise in the sphere of beauty and wellness has earned her a special recognition globally. Ms.REKHA One of India’s youngest and brightest global business leaders, she received the Entrepreneur Award, best innovation award and many more. She is well-known personality in the Industry known as a Spa & Wellness Expert (wellness creative spa consultant).She was the 1st lady invited by Global spa summit in the world IN 2009.

She has been very active in various national and local associations like GOLBAL SPA SUMMIT, and had served as the Chairperson (v. president) of Indian spa wellness. She was AMABESEDER at hospitality exhibition.


Susant Rout

Founder of the Leisure SPA & SUSHANTO the Luxury Spa

Hardcore research analysis any business having six years of experience of Indian modern retail field which gave a good mileage to any business line to take on before start business of wellness.


Arpit Sharma

Founder & CEO Seven Seas Spas

Director Sansha Spas

Founder Yoga café

Founder Buddha in me Social Community

Arpit Sharma, pioneer of Spa Industry in the Indian Hospitality segment and one of the biggest employers in this segment. Arpit Sharma easily cut a unique niche for himself. , analysed the trend and needs of customers and created the Seven seas health Spas. Seven Seas Spas, spread across the country in hotels and heritage listed properties stand as the testimony for the passion and dedication ofthe founder and creator. The first Indian company to operate spas in Johannesburg, South Africa and Interlaken, Switzerland.

Arpit Sharma is multi facet with undergrad Degree in Business Administration, Strategic Hospitality from –Cornell University, &Law Degree from Dr Ambedkar Law College.

The parameters of Seven seas Spas are clear and well-spelt: elegant in presentation, soothing and comfortable staff team and a well-researched offering of holistic treatments leading to an enjoyment level par excellence. Sansha spa visitors are not customers but guests. This simple philosophy has propelled Seven seas to great heights in the Spa Industry with 25 Spas in hotels, heritage listed forts and resorts and Airport Spas.

ArpitSharma is looking to consolidate the existing spas and is setting in motion the next stage of growth by entering into creation of Centre for training Spa therapists, day Spa franchising and overseas markets. Every spa Project is personally attended to by Arpit Sharma today with the same passion and singular minded dedication one had seen years back.


Dr. Baskaran Kosthi

President Malaysian Association of Wellness & Spa

As the President in MAWSPA, I aim to help the wellness & spa industry achieve its highest potential by focusing on a few key areas such as:

  1. Education for Spa owners and therapists
  2. Promotion of the Wellness & Spa industry locally and internationally
  3. Cooperation with the government over regulatory and promotional matters  


Anastasia Rychina

Director of “Ambasse de la Beaute” – Beauty Clinic of BiologiqueRecherche Institute  in Khabarovsk, Russia

Director of SPA and Beauty Therapist at BIOLOGIQUE RECHERCHE

Controlling while building, hire and teach staff, creating an atmosphere of comfort and relax, development and implementation marketing programs.


Charanpreet Bagga

Director, Amarpreet Hotels Pvt. Ltd.

Director Olive Wellness Pvt. Ltd.


Shalin Jose

General Manager, Project

Lifetime Wellness Rx International Limited ( Initiative of Apollo Group of Hospitals)

Shalin is an astute spa professional with 12 years of experience in Spa Operations, Pre opening, Marketing and Business development. The exposure in 5 star luxury resort spa, hotel spa and luxury day spa compliment his deep knowledge in service, process and product in Indian spa industry. His spa journey started as spa therapist with and yoga instructor, soon after completing master’s degree in physical education and specializing in yoga, exercise physiology, bio mechanics and sports medicine.

His keen interests in learning brought him a diploma in beauty therapy by “Confederation of international beauty therapy and cosmetology”, UK in 2009. The Indian spa industry is been recognized his efforts and been awarded “spa manager of the year 2009” by Asia Spa India magazine which is the most reputed national award for spa industry in India. He has also acted as global spa councilor for Starwood Hotels and Resorts for 2 years. He is an expert in spa and wellness project.

The passion towards spa industry, strong technical skills, great people management, revenue and service oriented approach and deep knowledge in wellness projects made him a great leader in Indian spa industry. He has served organizations like The Oberoi Groups of hotel, Tangerine Spa and Salon, Starwood hotels and resort and Apollo Life ( Sister concern of Apollo Hospitals.)


Dr. Rejith Daniel


Director of Spa & Wellness at Sunway International Hotels & Resorts, The Banjaran Hotsprings Retreat

A passionate and seasoned hotelier since 2002, with deep-rooted skills in customer service, people management, proven quality operations, management and administration in the hospitality sector in National and international environment. Dr. Daniel was part of renowned brands for the launching, rebranding, pre-opening and post-opening in India and abroad. He played a key and instrumental role in the implementation of wellness concepts in destination spas and resorts. He has been a speaker at many hospitality forums, publications, part of the Hotel rating committee under Tourism Malaysia, expert committee member for Spa & Wellness to Ministry of Tourism and Culture, Tourism Malaysia. He holds a Bachelor degree in Ayurveda from Kerala University, with Masters in Hospitality and Hotel Management from Bharathiyaar University.


Krishna Murari

BHM/B.Sc. in Hospitality and Hotel administration


Member of DSA & IMSA (Day Spa Association and International Medical Spa Association)

Member of UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

Member of PETA India

Member of ISWA (Indian Spa and Wellness Association) 


Ashwin Sharma

Director-Bodhi hospitality & spa Pvt ltd

An astute businessmen with 25 years of hands on experience in PR, mass media and communication having worked with top corporate houses at senior level gaining tremendous exposure, coordinated and hosted major business corporate and political events in India and abroad. A go better with a cup of passion to doing things differently.