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Shri M M Srivastava, IAS (Retd.), Chairman

Shri M M Srivastava, IAS, (Retd.) has graduated in Science from Delhi University and has completed his Masters in Physics from Delhi University. He has also done MBA (Marketing) from University of Ljubljana, Slovenia. He has wide administrative and corporate experience. He has held various positions in Government Departments prior to his retirement including Member (Finance), Gujarat Electricity Board, Managing Director of Gujarat Agro Industries Corporation, Secretary in Finance Department, Commissioner of Commercial Tax Department, Principal Secretary of Energy and Petrochemicals Department and Additional Chief Secretary of Finance Department, Government of Gujarat.

Dr. J N Singh, IAS, Non-Executive Director

Dr. J N Singh, IAS has done M.A. (International Studies, JNU), MDM (AIM, Manila), Ph.D from M S University. He has wide experience of working in various Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings. He has held various key positions like Principal Secretary, Science and Technology Department, Textile Commissioner, Mumbai, Member (Fin), NHAI, Delhi, Managing Director, Sardar Sarovar Narmada Nigam Ltd. He has served largely in Infrastructure and Finance sector having handled Industrial Infrastructure, Power, Telecom, Highways and water. His Ph.D in Political Economy examined the tripartite relationship of Power sector, ground water resources and Agriculturists in the context of Gujarat. At present he is Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Govt. of Gujarat.

Smt. Shridevi Shukla, Non-Executive Woman Director

Smt. Shridevi Shukla has done B.A in Economics. She has vide administrative and corproate experience. She has held various senior level positions in Government of Gujarat Departments prior to her retirement including Joint Secretary (Industries and Mines) and Appellate Authority (Mines), Industries and Mines Department, Deputy Secretary (Services), Finance Department, Deputy Secretary (ARTD), General Administration Department, Deputy Secretary, (Biotechnology), Science and Technology Department.

Subsequent to her retirement, she was appointed as Officer on Special Duty (Industies and Mines) and Appellate Authority (Mines), Industries and Mines Department from 1st September, 2010 to 6th February, 2014. Thereafter, she was appointed as State Information Commissioner, Gujarat Information Commission from May, 2014 to February, 2015.

Shri L Chuaungo, IAS, Non – Executive Director

Shri L Chuaungo, IAS has done B.A. (Hons.) (History/Pol.Sci). He has wide experience of working in various Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings and has significant exposure to Power Sector. He has also worked as Collector and District Magistrate, Valsad, Member (Admin.) of Gujarat Electricity Board (GEB) Principal Secretary, Finance Department (Expenditure). At present he is Principal Secretary, Energy and Petrochemicals Department and holds position as Managing Director of GIPCL and GUVNL. He is also Director on the Board of GSPCL.
Dr. R Vaidyanathan, Independent Director

Dr. R Vaidyanathan is a Science Graduate from the Loyola College, Madras and has done Masters from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and has also obtained Fellow in Management (Doctorate) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is Professor of Finance and Control at the IIM, Bangalore and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Markets. He was also a visiting Fulbright Fellow at the Georgia State University at Atlanta and International Insurance Foundation at Washington D. C. during 2003 and studied the Pension Systems in the USA. He has been appointed as a Trustee for the New Pension System by the Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority of India. He is known for his commendable contributions in the areas of Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Pensions, etc.

Prof. Yogesh Singh, Independent Director

Prof. Yogesh Singh holds M. Tech. and Ph.D (Computer Engineering) degrees from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana. Presently, he is Director, Netaji Subhash Institute of Technology (NSIT), New Delhi. Prior to the same, he was Vice Chancellor, The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Vadodara. Prof. Singh has a sustained track record of quality teaching, innovation and excellent research contributions in the field of Software Engineering. He has to his credit 285 publications in reputed National/International Journals and Conferences with ‘h’ index of 19 as reported by Google Scholar and produced 20 Ph.D scholars. He is an author of a book on ‘Software Testing’ which is published by Cambridge University Press, England. He is the Chairman of the Central Regional Committee, All India Council of Technical Education (AICTE), Bhopal, covering areas like Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh and Gujarat.

Dr. Bakul Dholakia, Independent Director

Dr. Bakul Dholakia is currently the Director General of International Management Institute, Delhi. Prior to joining IMI, he was the Director of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management & Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj. Earlier, he was the Director of IIM, Ahmedabad. Dr. Dholakia is a Gold Medalist from Baroda University and holds a Doctorate in Economics. He has 46 years of professional experience including 33 years at IIM, Ahmedabad. During the course of his long tenure at IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Dholakia occupied the Reserve Bank of India Chair from 1992 to 1999, served as the Dean from 1998 to 2001 and as the Director of the Institute from 2002 to 2007. He had received the Best Professor Award for his teaching in the Post¬Graduate Programme at IIMA. He has guided 20 Ph.D students specialising in Economics, Finance, Business Policy and Public Systems at IIMA. He has been a consultant to various national and international organizations. In 2007, Dr. Dholakia was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of education. In 2006, he was honoured by the Association of Indian Americans in North America (AIANA) at the World Gujarati Conference in New Jersey for his Visionary Leadership and Achievements in business education. The Global Foundation for Management Education (GFME), jointly formed by the Associations of American and European Business Schools, had nominated Dr. Bakul Dholakia as a Member of the Board of GFME representing Asia in 2006. In 2008, Dr. Dholakia was conferred the coveted Bharat Asmita National Award for his contribution to management education and teaching by the Hon’be Chief Justice of India, at a special ceremony organized by MIT School of Government at Pune. Dr. Dholakia has been a major motivator and a guiding force behind the numerous initiatives and expansion as well as diversification of activities at IIMA contributing to its enhanced international image and recognition. His achievements in institution building have been nationally and internationally acclaimed. Dr. Dholakia had been a Board Member of Reserve Bank of India Western Area Board from 1993 to 2001. In recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of management education, the Government of India had appointed Dr. Dholakia as the Chairman of the National Board of Accreditation for Technical Education in India (2005 to 2008). He has also served as External Director on the Board of several public & private sector companies. Currently, he is on the Board of Arvind, Ashima and L&T Power. He has visited many countries in connection with management consultancy and research on economic policy issues. He has an extensive experience of conducting executive development programmes for top management of leading companies and also for senior bureaucrats in India and abroad. He has also served as a member of the Jury for various Corporate Excellence Awards and Selection Committees for CEOs. Over the last two decades, Dr. Dholakia has worked on numerous government committees, the recent ones being the Rangarajan Committee on Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum Products (2006) and the Expert Group on Pension Fund constituted by the Government of India (2009). The Competition Commission of India has appointed Dr. Bakul Dholakia as a Member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG), which serves as a think tank to give broad inputs and advice on larger issues impacting markets and competition. Dr. Dholakia is the author of 12 books, 28 monographs and more than 50 research papers published in professional journals in India and abroad. His areas of specialization include Business Economics, Corporate Strategy, Development Economics and Public Enterprise Management.

Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS Managing Director

Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS is an Engineering Graduate with specialization in Electronics and Communication and has done his Post Graduate Diploma in Business Finance and subsequently MBA from UK (Business Administration). He has wide experience of working in various State as well as Central Government Departments and Public Sector Undertakings. Shri Chakraborty has served in the districts of Vadodara, Sabarkantha and was Collector of Amreli district. At Gandhinagar, he has served in Finance, Home, Tribal Development and Labour Departments. Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has also worked as Principal Secretary (Economic Affairs), Finance Department and Industries and Mines Department, Government of Gujarat. He is also Managing Director, Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited.

Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has also served as Managing Director, Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd., Chief Executive Officer, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, CEO of Gujarat Maritime Board and Executive Director, Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemical Ltd. In the Central Government, he served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Finance.

Shri Atanu Chakraborty, IAS has been contributing Articles on issues relating to PPP and Natural gas transportation, etc. Shri Chakraborty is a voracious reader and areas of his interest include subjects such as Finance, Economics, Infrastructure, etc.

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