Governing Council:

Governing Council consists of entrepreneurs and business leaders drawn from various industries, including IT, Infrastructure and Banking & Finance. The Council supports the Secretariat in setting broad directional policy and meets periodically to monitor progress. Governing Council members have a tenure of two years and one-fourth of the members are replaced through a draw of lots every two years. Representation in the Governing Council is open only to Corporate Members on recommendation of the Secretariat.
Governing Council Members

S Ramadorai
Chairman - National Skill Development Agency, Chairman - BSE Ltd. & Chairman - CAII

S Ramadorai has been in public service since February 2011 and is currently the Chairman of National Skill Development Agency (NSDA) in the rank of a Cabinet Minister. The NSDA is an autonomous body, which coordinates and harmonises the skill development efforts of the Government and the private sector to achieve the skilling targets of the nation. He is also Chairman of the National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), a Public Private Partnership arm of the Government of India for creating large, for-profit vocational institutions. More

Sameer Kochhar
Founder & Secretary General, CAII & Chairman, Skoch Group

Sameer Kochhar, a self-taught sociologist-economist and author of several books including best-seller ModiNomics: Inclusive Economics, Inclusive Governance, is Chairman of Skoch Group and Secretary General, CAII. He has been documenting the contemporary economic history of India since 1991 and has authored eleven books on the subject. His latest publication is Defeating Poverty: Jan Dhan and Beyond. More

Rana Kapoor
Founder, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer, YES BANK
Mentor & Member - Governing Council, CAII
Chair - National Mission on Smart and Sustainable Cities

Rana Kapoor is the Founder, Managing Director & CEO of YES BANK. As a professional entrepreneur, since 2003, he is progressively establishing a high quality, state-of-the-art private Indian Bank with a vision of “Building the Best Quality Bank of the World in India” by 2015. Under his leadership, YES BANK has steadily evolved as the “Professionals’ Bank of India” with exemplary business and financial outcomes as evidenced in the financial results since inception, highest RoA/RoE, and the best asset quality amongst leading Public and Private Banks in India. More

Hari Sankaran
Vice Chairman & Managing Director, IL&FS, Co-Chair - National Mission on Smart and Sustainable Cities

Hari Sankaran is Vice Chairman & Managing Director of IL&FS Ltd. He is overall in-charge of IL&FS Group activities and has been largely responsible for the Group's focus on infrastructure, having led its initiatives in all infrastructure verticals of the Group. He is instrumental for significant expansion of IL&FS Group activities and profitability. Sankaran is Masters in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science. With his vast experience in Project development and financing, Sankaran has spearheaded the commercialisation of infrastructure projects in India. More

Neelam Dhawan
Managing Director, HP India, Chair - National Mission on Smart Governance

Neelam Dhawan is the Managing Director of Hewlett-Packard India. She has countrywide responsibility for revenues and profitability and ensuring the greatest leverage from HP’s Services, Personal Systems and Imaging & Printing businesses. With a portfolio that extends to offshore activities, BPO, Software Engineering, Research and IT Services, Neelam is focused on shaping the company’s overall business agenda and leading its strategy and corporate development efforts to make HP the most admired company in India. Previously, Neelam was the Managing Director of Microsoft India, a position she held from 2005 to 2008. During her tenure, she sharpened Microsoft’s strategic focus and improved its operating efficiency and execution, as well as its financial performance and customer focus. More

Karan Bajwa
Managing Director, Microsoft Corporation India, Co-Chair - National Mission on Smart Governance

Karan Bajwa joined Microsoft India in November 2007 and after serving in senior leadership roles. He was appointed as Managing Director of the sales and marketing operations of the subsidiary in 2013. In this capacity, his responsibilities include growing the sales and marketing operations, driving strategic partnerships and alliances with global platform partners, channel partners, international and local OEMs services, telecommunications industries and the system builder community. Karan brings with him an excellent understanding of enterprises as well as insight into the Indian public sector, having led teams for these businesses for the company in the last seven years. More

Ashishkumar Chauhan
Managing Director & CEO, BSE Ltd, Chair - National Mission on Defeating Poverty

Ashishkumar Chauhan currently works as Managing Director and CEO of BSE, the first stock exchange of India. BSE is ranked as the largest exchange in the world in terms of number of stocks listed. Ashish has been given the Distinguished Alumnus Award for the year 2014 by his alma mater, Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. In 2014, he has also received the best CEO in the Financial Markets in the Asia Pacific by the Asian Banker and the Best CEO Award for Global Islamic Financial Initiatives from CEO Clubs Network. More

Abhijit Tannu
Founder and Chief Technology Officer - Seclore Technology Pvt. Ltd. ; Co-Chair - National Mission on Cyber Security and Member Governing Council, CAII

A technology architect at heart and an entrepreneur by his calling, he was also the Founder, Director & CTO at Herald Logic, the company he set up along with Vishal Gupta and others. In the past decade, Herald Logic has become a leading name in optimizing Sales Force and Channel effectiveness for Financial and Pharmaceutical companies. More

G. Srinivasan
Chairman & Managing Director, The New India Assurance Co. Ltd., Chair - National Mission on Insurance and Social Security

Mr. G. Srinivasan, B.Com, FIII, AICWA has been Managing Director at The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. since October 18, 2012. Mr. Srinivasan served as the Managing Director at New India Assurance Co. Ltd. from April 12, 2011 to August 16, 2011. He served as Managing Director of United India Insurance Company Ltd. until October 17, 2012. He served as Managing Director of The New India Assurance Company (TNT) Ltd., Trinidad and Tobago and General Manger for The New India Assurance Company Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in the Insurace Industry. He serves as a Director at General Insurance Corporation of India since July 28, 2010. He has been Chairman of The New India Assurance Co. Ltd. since October 18, 2012. Mr. Srinivasan served as the Chairman of the Board of United India Insurance Company Ltd. until October 17, 2012. Mr. Srinivasan has been a Non-Executive Director at GIC Housing Finance since November 26, 2007. He serves as a Director of Kenindia Assurance Company Ltd., Kenya and GIC of India. He is a Fellow of the Insurance Institute of India and also an ICWA graduate.

Anuj Agarwal
MD & CEO of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance, Co-Chair - National Mission on Insurance and Social Security

Anuj Agarwal is the MD & CEO of Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance. Anuj has been associated with Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance in its inception years in 2001 till the year 2004 and has handled senior responsibilities in Finance including that of Vice President-Finance. Anuj brings with him substantial experience in life insurance, having worked in India and abroad.

He has held senior positions as CFO/CRO, within the Allianz Group in Egypt and Indonesia. He was the Chief Financial Officer and Chief Risk Officer at P.T. Asuransi Allianz, Utama, Indonesia before joining Bajaj Allianz as MD & CEO.

Anuj is an Engineer by qualification having completed his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communication from Delhi Institute of Technology. He has further completed his Masters in Management Studies from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies and holds an Advanced Diploma in Insurance from the Chartered Insurance Institute, UK.

Prakash B Rane
Managing Director, ABM Knowledgeware Ltd, Expert Member - National Mission on Smart Governance

Prakash B Rane is the Managing Director of ABM Knowledgeware Ltd. He is B. Tech. with postgraduate Degree in Management Studies (M.M.S.) and has an excellent academic record. Before becoming Managing Director of the Company, he had successfully established another software company in the field of e-governance. Under his stewardship, the Company has attained a leadership position in the niche of e-governance in a short span of time. He has conceptualized various pioneering and successful strategic solutions in e-governance, which have become benchmark in the industry.

Paresh Rajde
Founder & Chairman, Suvidhaa Infoserve and Member - Governing Council, CAII

Paresh is the Founder of Suvidhaa Infoserve, India’s largest & fastest growing S-Commerce® company engaged in digital distribution of customer-centric services and payments. Paresh founded Suvidhaa in 2007 and raised an angel investment from Mr Shapoorji Pallonji Mistry, Chairperson of one of India’s largest construction conglomerate. Paresh led from the front in successfully build the company as CEO for first 5 years and securing 3 Series of funding for Suvidhaa from globally acclaimed investors viz., Norwest Venture Partners (NVP), Reliance Capital (ADA Group), IFC, the World Bank Group and Mitsui & Co., Ltd. Suvidhaa today has a footprint of over 65,000 small retail touch points across 2800+ towns in India and services over 15mn unique customers. Suvidhaa was ranked by Red Herring Inc., amongst Asia’s Top 100 Start-ups in 2009 & nominated for Global 200 Start-ups in 2010 and more recently, as per The Brand Trust Report – India Study 2013, Suvidhaa has been acknowledged & recognized as the “Most Trusted Retail Services Brand”. He was elevated as Chairman last year and leads Suvidhaa’s innovative & strategic initiatives envisioning the Company’s growth path. More

Parveen Bhatia
Chairman, iMAS, Sir Ganga Ram Hospital & Medical Director, Bhatia Global Hospital, Expert Member - National Mission on Defeating Poverty

Parveen Bhatia, MS, FRCS (Eng.), FICS, FIAGES (Hon.), FMAS, FIMSA, FAIS,FALS,FCL, is Chairman, Institute of Minimal Access Metabolic & Bariatric Surgery, Institute of Robotic Surgery(IRS), Sir Ganga Ram Hospital and Medical Director & Consultant Laparoscopic & Bariatric Surgeon of Global Hospital & Endosurgery Institute, New Delhi. He was a Governing Council member of the Association of Surgeons of India (ASI) from 2010-2013.

Sajjan Jhunjhunwala
Chairman, Globe Cotyarn, Chair-National Mission on SME Enablement & Member, Governing Council - CAII