An honorary fellow of the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers & a Mechanical Engineer from Jadavpur University, Mr. Vikram Swarup is acknowledged globally as an authority on thermal design of cooling towers and has authored several technical papers. In his vast career, he has been on the Board of several companies including Paharpur Cooling Towers Limited, Birla Corporation Ltd, Paharpur Industries Limited, Okhla Chemicals Limited, Paharpur- Pragnya Tech Park Private Limited, Selecto Pac Private Limited, Doypack Private Limited and ThyssenKrupp Industries India Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Swarup is currently the Managing Director of Paharpur Cooling Towers Limited and the Director of Melvin Powell Vanaspati Engineering Industries Ltd. He has also served as Vice President of Friends of Tribal Society, the President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (East India Council), and Vice Chairman of Kalyan Bharti Trust, which manages The Heritage Group. He is also a member of the governing body of College of Engineering & Management, Kolaghat, West Bengal.