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MAHESH C. SHARMA

  • Chairman & Managing Director – GDX Group
  • Chairman – AAP International, NGO established in 1999
  • Director – World Association of Detectives (WAD)
  • Secretary General – Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) & Association of Professional Detectives & Investigators, India (APDI)

Mahesh Chand Sharma is a veteran in Security Industry and has been serving to the community for over four decades. Started his career as Senior Accounts Officer in a reputed private security company and later with his entrepreneurial zeal he founded Guardex Security Services in 1987 and GDX Detectives Pvt. Ltd. in 1994.

A visionary and a mulitfaceted personality. Mahesh with his dedication, leadership and commitment formed GDX Group and transformed Guardex Security Services into a company and in 2006 he incorporated it as GDX Facility & Management Services Pvt. Ltd. Today, GDX Group with turnover over INR 200 crores is considered as one of the leading groups in Integrated Facility Management Services with pan India presence having over 15000 employees and 200 statisfied clients.

As a corporate citizen with a conscience, the GDX Group strives to cultivate a sustainable approach to conducting business. In our interactions with our prestigious clients, our employees and beyond the sphere of business, we recognise that we shoulder a larger responsibility. We do business with an open eyecontinuously measuring and evaluating the consequences and impact of our actions.

Ingrained in the soul of the GDX Group is a drive to awaken in our employees, clients and other stakeholders, as well as the larger society, a spirit of responsibility to ourselves, our employees, the environment, the governments in the regions where we work and contribute to ensure the security of the future generations to come.

Mahesh not only values his employees and team members but also has been a social person and his aim is always to give his best to the people around him. He has been actively participating in various community functions and events related to security industry. His contributions to the security industry has brought him laurels at various forums across the world. He has travelled to the USA, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand to participate in AGM of World Association of Detectives, WAD. He is an active member of various associations and Secretary General of Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI). His participation in community events is notable and he has been a part of inaugural ceremony of “Secure Girl Child” by President of India in 2009.

A philanthropist and known for his involvement with various noble initiatives, Mahesh founded an NGO called AAP International in 1999 with a view to helping senior citizens, medical assistance for all and higher education for economically weaker section. As a socially responsible person he contributes a part of his monthly earnings to the benefit of the society through AAP International. He started Free Ambulance Services in 2019 in Delhi-NCR and through his support AAP International has tied up for free legal aid for senior citizens with Aquilas Legal Solutio LLP.

ASSOCIATIONS & MEMBERSHIPS

Mahesh Chand Sharma is a speaker and has been contributing his vast experience amongst various chambers across industry. Mahesh is a people’s person and loves to communicate with community at large. He is a professional spell bound with excellent skills and has membership of various national/ international organisations.

  • American Society for Industrial Security – U.S.A.
  • Council of International Investigators Inc – U.S.A.
  • Asian Professional Security Association – Bangkok
  • World Association of Detectives , WAD
  • Institute of Nuclear Protection – New Delhi
  • ASSOCHAM – New Delhi
  • Institute of Marketing & Management – New Delhi
  • PHD Chambers of Commerce and Industry – New Delhi
  • Central Association of Private Security Industry (CAPSI) – New Delhi
  • Association of Professional Detectives & Investigators, India (APDI) – New Delhi
AWARDS & ACCOLADES

Mahesh Chand Sharma has been awarded for his contributory services in varied fields.

  • Received the “Excellence Award” from Shri Shivraj Patil, Hon’ble Home Minister of India in 2006.
  • Awarded “Suraksha Sewa Puraskar” from Shri Ajay Makan, Congress President in Global Security Conference 2009.
  • Received “Global Investigation Leadership Award” from Shri Digvijay Singh in 2010.
  • Received “Security Leadership Award” for Excellent Services from Shri Konijeti Roasiah, Governor of Tamil Nadu in Dec 2011.
  • Received “Roll of Honor for Exemplary Services” Award from Smt. H.E. Pratibha Devi Singh Patil, Former President India in 2012.
  • CAPSI Karnataka Chapter felicitated him for his outstanding services given to CAPSI as Secretary General in 2015.
  • Awarded “Roll of Honour Award” from Shri Shivraj Vishwanath Patil former Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh & Governor of Rajasthan in 12th Annual Conference of CAPSI & APDI – Security Skill & Leadership Summit 2017.
  • Received “Award of Appreciation” from Mr. Mike La Corte – President, WAD at 92nd Annual Conference of the World Association of Detectives (WAD), 2017 at Shangri-La’s Eros, New Delhi, India.
  • Honoured with the “Chanakya Award” from Shri Shivraj Vishwanath Patil former Home Minister & Governor of Punjab and Administrator of Chandigarh & Governor of Rajasthan at Security Skills and Leadership Summit 2018.
  • Received “Badge of Honour” for his exemplary services in Security Industry from Shri G Kishan Reddy, former Minister of Home Affairs in 2020.
  • Received Memento from Rashtriya Raksha University on historic occasion of signing of MOU between Rashtriya Raksha University & Central Association of Private Security Industry in 2021.
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