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Chairman's Profile


Mr.Deepak PahwaMr. Deepak Pahwa is the Chairman, Pahwa Group and Managing Director of Bry-Air (Asia) Pvt. Ltd. Bry-Air is a global player in desiccant drying. The group has 1500+ employees in 6 continents & 11 manufacturing plants.

In 1979, he set up the first company in the group, Arctic India Sales, introducing dehumidification in India. Subsequently, he set-up Bry-Air (Asia), Desiccant Rotors International, Delair India and Technical Drying services.

An alumnus of IT-BHU, Mr. Pahwa has been honored with several awards, including the “Leadership Award 2013” by IACC for his dynamic leadership. He was also awarded a “National Award 2011 in Research & Development” in (Medium Enterprise) by MSME, the “IT-BHU Alumni Lifetime Achievement Award 2009-10”, and also the “Entrepreneur Of The Year Award” in 1987 in the SME entrepreneur category, to name just a few.

Mr. Pahwa is a Fellow, ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigeration and Air conditioning Engineers) and serves on several technical committees of ASHRAE. A life member of ASHRAE as well as ISHRAE, he has been recognized and honored by various industry associations for his contribution in enhancing India’s role in providing the best in the next class technologies from India to the world. He has also introduced many new technologies in field of dehumidification, IAQ and many others in India since 1979. He has played an active role in connecting the European Air-conditioning federation, REHVA, to the Indian industry.

Currently, he is the Chairman, Committee on Innovation, PHD Chamber and also serves on the Chamber’s Managing Committee. He has also served as the National President, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He has also served as the Convener, FICCI MSME Committee.

He is an advocate of collaborative work for advancing knowledge and works with the specialists, in the field of Adsorption and airgineering technologies, in the academia as well as the industry experts, not only from India but all over the world including Japan, Singapore, Korea, Turkey, Europe and USA.

With almost 50 years of experience in engineering & marketing of HVAC&R, Airgineering & Environmental Control Technologies, his success mantra is “Innovation is Life”. He believes that with the right amount of inspiration, encouragement and knowledge, ordinary people can achieve extraordinary work.

He has institutionalized innovation within the organization so that every employee learns to be an innovator and rewarded for their contribution

For the industry at large, through the Bry-Air Learning Initiative, BALI, he has initiated study tours for engineering students to visit ACREX to enhance their knowledge and understanding. The Bry-Air Awards for Excellence in HVAC&R instituted in 2005 to recognize innovative work done within the Indian HVAC&R industry was organized as an annual program for 10 years, till 2015.

For the Society at large, Mr. Pahwa, taking inspiration from his grandfather, Padma Shri, Rai Bahadur Dr. Mathra Das Pahwa, a renowned Eye surgeon and a dedicated philanthropist, Mr. Pahwa has mandated through the group’s CSR initiatives work on providing education, skill development health & hygiene and opportunities in sports for enriching the lives of the underprivileged and differently abled. Another focus area is working towards environmental sustainability, both through the technologies being introduced as well the contributions and support provided to environmentalists.

About the Group and Company

The Pahwa Groupis the fastest growing Adsorption Technology group in the world today.

‘With Desiccant at its core, in relation to air’, the Pahwa Group is a group of knowledge based and technology driven companies offering advanced environmental control solutions to a wide array of companies.

The Group is headed by Mr. Deepak Pahwa as the Group Chairman and employs a strong team of over 1400+ persons in 6 continents and has 11 manufacturing units. The core strength of all the group companies is concentrated in desiccant and desiccant-based technologies. The Group has filed 123 patents applications worldwide on 13 new technologies, since 2007, out of which 53 patent granted / already allowed for energy smart technologies and has set up 8 state-of-the-art test labs to give the cutting edge to our R&D and product offerings. Operating within a broad framework of ‘environment and energy’, the group companies are involved in manufacturing products like dehumidifiers, resin dryers, product dryers, gas phase filtration systems, energy recovery and fresh air treatment systems.

The two flagship companies in the group are Bry-Air Asia and DRI (Desiccant Rotors International).

Bry-Air is a trusted name in Gas Phase Filtration systems as well. Bry-Air Gas Phase Filtration systems safeguard you and your sensitive electrical and electronic equipment through corrosive, toxic and odorous gas removal.

DRI… Desiccant Rotors International is a fast growing Indian HVAC&R company with global footprints providing end to end solution for fresh air treatment, Green Buildings & Evaporative Cooling Solutions.


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