Management Team

Mr. Harash Kumar Talwar
Founder Chairman & Director- YAK
One of the most respected names in the Indian Carpet Industry, Mr. Talwar is the Chairman of the company who returned to India in 1975 from Munich, Germany after his stint in the shipping industry and laid the foundation of our Parent Company-  “YAK” which is his brain child. With the desire to produce the most exquisite forms of art, he started his magic carpet ride and today YAK is one of the oldest running carpet establishments in Asia. He is a Mentor, Advisor at RugsandBeyond.

He has held several talks on various international forums like ABC channel, etc to name a few and has been covered by LA Times, Business week (McGraw Hill Publication). With the aim to educate people about one of the most exquisite forms of art in the world, Mr. Talwar often holds seminars for carpet connoisseurs.

He enjoys operas, morning jogs and has a very sweet tooth.

Ms. Sakshi Talwar
Co-Founder, Rugs and Beyond
Ms. Talwar is a Techpreneur and is responsible for establishing the company’s growth strategy, customer relationship management and maintaining it as a brand. She also handles the overseas operations of the company and has successfully held Trade shows in Thailand, Portugal and South Africa. On the creative side, she designs customized rugs for clients and has also pursued a course in interior design from Parsons, New York which allows her to undertake turn-key projects for residential and commercial spaces.

Her passion towards uplifting women in business led to the felicitation of being "An Iconic woman contributing for a better tomorrow" by WEF. She regularly writes for various online publications like Huffington Post and has recently been written about in The New York Times, Business Standard etc. Sakshi recently conducted a workshop primer on “Discovering and following your true passion” at an event organized by Ted Talks in New Delhi. A techpreneur by profession and an artist by passion, Sakshi paints modern contemporary art pieces and recently held her art exhibition in New Delhi with the sole aim to donate a part of the proceeds to the lesser privileged children.

She is an active member of FICCI, which is India’s largest apex business organization in India and recently led a delegation of women entrepreneurs in conjunction with the US and Indian Government with engagements with World Bank, Harvard, MIT etc.

Sakshi has a certification in International Business Strategy from London School of Economics and Political Sciences and an MBA in Finance from Bryant University, Rhode Island, USA. She has an experience of working as a Financial Associate in Prudential, New York after which she decided to return to India in March 2011 and has been instrumental in digitalizing the parent company YAK with the inception of which has gained immense popularity among customers, worldwide. 

She loves exploring different cultures, writes poetry, speaks basic French and is passionate about method acting.