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Mr. Juan Edberto Thijsen
Dr. Avtar Singh
Dr. Ashoke Agarwal
Mr. Anil Bansal
Mr. Arthur P. Zucker

Mr. Juan Edberto Thijsen

After finishing MAVO, HAVO and VWO, Mr. Juan Edberto Thijsen earned his Master of Law degree in 1997, at the University of Tilburg in The Netherlands. Professionally Juan Edberto is a lawyer specializing in labor law and constitutional law.

As of November 27, 2017 Mr. Thijsen has been elected Chairman of the Aruban Parliament and presides over the Committee for the Independentizing of the Parliament. As president of the Aruban Parliament Juan Edberto represents Aruba in the Eurolat. Juan Edberto plays an important role in the process of realizing an Arbitrary Constitutional Institution for the Dutch Kingdom.

Dr. Avtar Singh

Dr. Avtar Singh, MD, FAAN, earned his MD in 1971 at the Government Medical College, Punjabi University, Patiala. Dr. Singh is certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, the American Board of Electroencephalography, and the American Board of EEG and Neurophysiology for special competence in Evoked Potentials. He is a Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology, member of the Westchester County Medical Society as well as the American Epilepsy Society. He served as President of North American Sikh Medical and Dental Association from 2004-2005. Currently, he is a Clinical Associate Professor of Neurology at New York Medical College

Dr. Ashoke Agarwal

Dr. Ashoke Agarwal, MD, FAAC, is a Member of the American Board of Internal Medicine and is certified in Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Diseases and an Elected Fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  Dr. Agarwal began private practice in 1983 with specialization in cardiac catheterization, interventional cardiology and peripheral endovascular interventions. He was part of the Acute Myocardial Infarction and Interventional team at St Joseph’s Hospital and Medical center, Paterson, NJ. Dr. Agarwal joined the Heart and Vascular Associates of NJ in 2014.

Mr. Anil Bansal

Mr. Anil Bansal is the President of First National Realty Management, which acquires and manages commercial properties throughout the United States. A true entrepreneur, he was one of the main founders of Indus American Bank, as well as an investor in many IT companies.

Mr. Bansal is a graduate of IIT Kanpur in India and the University of Notre Dame. He is active in his New Jersey community and serves on the boards of several corporations and charity organizations, including President of the Federation of Indian Associations (Tri-State). He is also an active member of the Wayne AM Rotary. Mr. Bansal runs Bansal Charitable Foundation, which provides financial support to many nonprofit organizations in the US.

Mr. Arthur P. Zucker

Arthur P. Zucker is a retired attorney who specialized in commercial and business litigation, business counseling, white collar and corporate investigations. Mr. Zucker was graduated cum laude from the University of Maryland and received his J.D. cum laude from The Washington College of Law of the American University. Mr. Zucker is a former Assistant United States Attorney, State Prosecutor, and has extensive trial experience in the federal and state courts. Mr. Zucker has been an Adjunct Professor of Appellate Advocacy at the Seton Hall University School of Law, a Master of the C. Willard Heckel Inn of Court and a guest commentator on CourtTV.