Prof. Bejon Kumar Misra, International Consumer Policy Expert Visiting Professor, Institute of Management (BHU), Varanasi www.bejonmisra.com

Born in Jamshedpur, India in 1951 and acquired academic degrees from Senior Cambridge Board and Banaras Hindu University. Awarded the “Distinguished Alumni Award" 2012 by BHU. Award Winner of World No-Tobacco Day 2013; from the SERO Region of WHO, Recognized by NABARD, as a Rural Innovator

Prof. Misra has 45+ years of professional career with 33+ years in the Consumer Education and Advocacy in India and globally. 18+ years as an International Expert on User (Consumer) Focus, developing Strategies and capacity building programs in developing countries on Quality Management Systems.

At present Governing Board Member of Quality Council of India (QCI), Board Member of NABH and NABET. Former Member of FSSAI, Presently Member of the Central Advisory Committee FSSAI. Adviser to the Government of Odisha; Senior Advisor to Alliance for Safe Online Pharmacies (ASOP), Former Board Member of International Alliance of Patients’ Organisation and Chairman of the Consumer Affairs Committee of PHDCCI.

Prof Misra served as member on several Expert Groups, on framing Government Policies like the Mashelkar Committee for Review of Drugs Regulatory System and Tandon Committee on the Scientific and Technological Measures to Counter Spurious and Sub-standard Drugs and Diagnostic Centres in India. CORE Group Member of the World’s Largest Study on Spurious & NSQ medicines. Expert Committee Member to Address the Issue of Faulty ASR Hip Implants manufactured by M/s DePuy International Limited, UK, Government of India Committees on how to tackle the nexus between Diagnostics Centre-Pharmaceutical Companies and the Medical Practitioners-Hospitals. Founder Publisher: of an English Monthly Consumer Magazine; THE AWARE CONSUMER. Founder Board Member on several Consumer and Patient Organisations. Travelled to more than 35 countries, as Leader or Member of Country Delegations