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National Advisory Board

Dr. Ashok Ganguly, MP, Rajya Sabha
Padmavibhushan Ashok Ganguly is a CBE noted industry expert and former Chairman of Hindustan Lever Ltd and has held board level positions with various other multinationals including Wipro, British Airways, Tata AIG Life Insurance Co.

He is a nominated member of the Rajya Sabha. Dr Ganguly has been on the advisory boards of various Governments across the globe, and has been the recipient of many awards and honours. Dr Ganguly did hisPhD from the University of Illinois, USA.

Ajay Kakar
Mr. Kakar is the Chief Marketing Officer of Aditya Birla Capital. Prior to joining the Birlas, Kakar was Head of Branding at Reliance Capital. Prior to Reliance, Ajay was at Ogilvy & Mather, for over 14 years. He was last designated Executive Director.
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Anand Rathi
Co-Founder and Chairman, Anand Rathi Financial Services Limited,Mr. Rathi wasthe President of BSE. He has been in several senior management positions with one of India's largest industrial groups and has also served as an Independent Director of some well-known organizations.
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Bakul Patel
Former Sheriff of Mumbai, Mrs. Bakul Patel was the Chairperson of Maharashtra State Financial Corporation between 1992 and ‘95. She is a Chartered Secretary from the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries, UK, and holds a B.Sc. in Microbiology and Chemistry, and a Masters of Social Work from Tata Institute of Social Science, Bombay. Mrs. Patel is on the board of directors of several well known companies. Presently, she is on the Board of Directors of IDFC Asset Management Co., presently. She is one of the Founder Members on the Board of Nehru Centre Executive Committee. In the past, she has been on the local advisory boards of various prestigious organizations including Life Insurance Corporation of India and Industrial Development Bank of India.
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Bhaskar Das
Dr. Bhaskar Das is the Chief Executive Officer of the Essel Group spearheading the news and digital business. He has served as the President at Bennett, Coleman & Co. Ltd. and also as the Executive President of its revenue division. He was the national head of the magazines from the Times stable and Times Television and was also looking after the western operations. He served as a Member of the Board of Governors at Advertising Standards Council of India. Dr. Das is also a part of various significant industry bodies, which include Media Research Users' Council (MRUC) and The Ad Club (Mumbai).
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Gopalkrishnan R.
Mr. R Gopalakrishnan has worked for 45 years as a professional manager – 31 years at Hindustan Unilever and 14 years at Tata. Currently, he is a director of Tata Sons. He is the chairman of Tata AutoComp Systems and Rallis India, and vice chairman of Tata Chemicals. He also serves as a director for Tata Power and Tata Technologies. He studied physics at St Xavier's, Kolkata, engineering at IIT Kharagpur and attended the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. He is a past president of the All India Management Association. He has written several books and has delivered guests lectures in India and abroad.
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Hemant Krishan Singh
A retired Indian Foreign Service officer, Mr Hemand Singh is the former Indian Ambassador to Japan. Ambassador Singh holds the ICRIER-Wadhwani Chair in India-US Policy Studies at ICRIER, New Delhi, since September 2011. He is a member of the US-India and the US-India-Japan Track II Strategic Dialogues.
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JNL Srivastava
Mr. J. N. L. Srivastava serves as the Managing Trustee of IFFCO Foundation. A retired IAS officer, Mr Srivastava was the Secretary in the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation, Government of India and Department of Animal Husbandry, Dairying & Fisheries, and in the Ministry of Non-conventional Energy Sources. He served as Managing Director of the National Cooperative Development Corporation (NCDC). He has vast experience in Development administration and now in voluntary sector.
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Kamlesh Vikamsey
Mr. Kamlesh Vikamsey, B.Com, FCA is a Senior Partner of M/s. Khimji Kunverji & Co., Chartered Accountants. He is a member of Audit Advisory Committee of United Nations Development Programme (UNDP). He is on the Board of Directors of several Public Listed & Unlisted Companies. He was the President of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) in 2005 and also its Vice President in 2004. He was President of Confederation of Asian and Pacific Accountants (CAPA) from 2007 to 2009 & its Deputy President from 2005-2007. He was a Board member International Federation of Accountants (IFAC) from 2005-2008. He is and was a member of several Committees of Government of India, Reserve Bank of India, Securities and Exchange Board of India, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority of India & Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has over 30 years of experience in Auditing, Accounting, Finance, Taxation, Corporate Laws and Advisory Services.
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Mr. K. K. Maheshwari is the Managing Director of Grasim Industries Limited, and serves as a Director of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited,
the Group’s apex decision-making body that provides strategic direction to the companies in its fold. He is also a member of various other national and international boards. A Master’s degree holder in Commerce (Business Administration) and a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Maheshwari topped the CA examination in 1976.

Maneck Davar, Proprietor, Spenta Digital
Mr. Maneck Davar founded Spenta Digital, India’s largest custom magazine publisher, in 1995. He has experience of more than 25 years in the field of Journalism and general management, and has been a Director of Kemp & Co. Ltd. since March 18, 2009.

Mr. Davar is associated with many NGOs, and is the Chairman of the Kala Ghoda Association which conducts the Kala Ghoda Arts Festival and The Society for the Protection of Children in Western India. He is also on the Board of Trustees of Apne Aap Women’s Collective and Make-A-Wish Foundation of India.

Dr. Mohanbhai Patel
Ex-Sheriff of Mumbai, Dr. Patel is an industrial entrepreneur. He is the Chairperson of Patel Extrusion Group (PEG) and the President of The Homoeopathic Education Society. He promoted Vividhlaxi Audyogik Samshodhan Vikas Kendra (VASVIK), which is dedicated to the cause of economic prosperity in India through industrial research. He was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Science by Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. He has been honored with several awards, including the Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation and the Udyog Vibhushan awards.
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Dr. Rajeev Lall
Founder of the Lok Capital Group, Dr. Lall has been the Vice Chairman and Managing Director at IDFC Limited (also known as Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd) since May 25, 2012 and 2005 respectively. He has over two decades of experience with leading global investment banks, multilateral agencies, and academia.
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Ranjit Pandit
Mr. Ranjit V. Pandit is the Managing Director at General Atlantic, LLC. Mr. Pandit heads the India office where he serves as the head of the firm's growth investment activities across India. He served as Managing Director and Chairman of McKinsey & Company's India operations.
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Subhash Chandra, Chairman Essel Group
Founder of Zee TV, India's first private TV channel Subhash Chandra a successful media moghul. His other interests include packaging, theme parks, lotteries and cinema multiplexes. It was his vision that helped give birth to the satellite TV industry in India and inspired others to follow suit.

Vallabh Bhansali, Chairman, Enam Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Vallabh Bhansali is the co-founder and Chairman of Enam Financial Consultants Pvt. Ltd. A leading investment banker, investor, venture capitalist and Capital Markets expert of the country. Mr. Bhansali has a deep interest and understanding in fields such as, religion, behavioral sciences and economic development.
Mr. Bhansali is the recepient of many awards and honours including the citation of Veteran Economist of the Capital Markets from the Indian Council of Business.

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