Automobile Jurors


Video Head, News & Info, Jagran New Media

Nand Kumar Nair is media strategist, automotive editor & television presenter with experience of more than 15years in broadcast industry. Popularly known as SAM, he has been the face of longest running automotive program for more than a decade. In his capacity as an automotive journalist he has tested almost everything on wheels and is respected by both industry and consumers for his honest & sharp reviews.


Chief Editor - Flywheel

Hani Musthafa is an Indian Automotive vlogger, writer and curator who currently is one of the jury members of World Car of the Year Awards (WCOTY); a body that recognizes and rewards automotive excellence on a global scale. Hani's endeavors focus on the Motoring Journalism; his car review-focused TV shows and YouTube channel has huge following across automotive enthusiasts. His love for anything with wheels sprouted from a very early age. Even though professionally he primarily reviews cars, he also has a love for heavy duty haulage trucks, high-end bikes and commercial vehicles.

Avik Chattopadhyay

Co-Founder & Partner, Expereal

Avik Chattopadhyay has invested 23 years in the automotive and oil & gas industries, primarily in India across functions like marketing, product planning, sales, vendor development, network management, business strategy, mergers & acquisitions, and integration. He has also headed a global brand consulting firm called Saffron Brand Consultants in India & South Asia for a year. In December 2014 Avik co- founded a brand strategy consultancy called “Expereal”.

Vikram Gour

Editor - Motorscribes

Vikram Gour is a distinguished automobile journalist based in India, renowned for his extensive expertise in the field. Commencing his career with prominent publications such as Car India and Bike India magazines, he subsequently made significant contributions during his eight-year tenure at the Times of India Group. Transitioning seamlessly across various media platforms, including print, television, and digital mediums, Vikram's passion for automobiles led him to a rewarding two-year stint at Zee. Currently, at the helm of his own venture, Blended Media Solutions, he is the driving force behind MotorScribes, a rapidly growing automotive portal and YouTube channel that meticulously covers the Indian automobile industry. Beyond the realm of journalism, Vikram's diverse interests manifest in his role as an avid off-roader. He resides in Kodaikanal, where he not only explores his passion for automobiles but also manages a farm and a herbal business named Ayura Origins, showcasing his multifaceted talents and commitment to a holistic lifestyle.


Co-Founder - MotorOctane

Rachit hosts the video on MotorOctane, which is India's largest auto platform on Youtube. After completing automobile engineering, and the eagerness to work and experience all types of vehicles, he began his journey in journalism about 15 years ago and today is one of the most influential automotive content creators.


Automotive Journalist

An Experienced Editor with 23 years history of working in the automotive media production industry. Skilled in Broadcasting, Storytelling, News Writing, Marketing Strategy, and Breaking News. Strong media and communication professional with a Bachelor of Engineering (BE) focused on Automobiles. Kickstarted a company in the travel sector and a production and events company utilizing experiences learned from the automotive sector and now catering to both the B2C and B2B sectors.

Technology Jurors

Konark Tyagi

Video Head - Non News & Podcast, Jagran New Media

A tech geek and an automobile enthusiast, Konark has been a constant face in the tech and auto industry, having worked with various print and offline publications in the past. Konark has been the driving force behind many successful and innovative campaigns like Auto Tech Talk, Connected Cars, Mashable Outreach.

Nishant Padhiar

Nishant Padhiar

Editor - Stuff (India) & What Hi-Fi (India)

25 years in the tech industry and counting, Nishant has headed multiple international magazine titles and spearheaded the live event industry for home-cinema enthusiasts under the aegis of What Hi-Fi Show.

Prabhu Ram

Head-Industry Intelligence Group, CyberMedia Research (CMR)

Prabhu Ram heads the Industry Intelligence Group at CyberMedia Research (CMR). He is a much sought-after and broad-based analyst with cross-functional expertise across industries. He provides expert strategic advice to technology companies in Asia and elsewhere through proprietary and custom technology research. He is an adept strategist, storyteller, speaker and writer, amongst others. Onalytica recently ranked him as one of the top 50 thought leaders to follow in 5G.

Roobina Mongia

Tech Expert

One of the foremost voices in technology journalism, Roobina Mongia has over a decade and a half of experience covering the changing face of personal technology. Roobina's take on female-led technology coverage has made waves across mediums like television , through her work on shows like NDTV Cell Guru, the print medium as well as the internet. You can spot her online on YouTube, Twitter and Instagram where she brings a uniquely personalized take on making technology work for you.

Nikhil Chawla

Nikhil Chawla

Founder, The Unbiased Blog

The Unbiased Blog and The Automotive Blog, Tech and Auto Expert on leading News Channels, Columnist who contributes to multiple publications and an award winning content creator.