Chairperson: Naina Lal Kidwai
Naina Lal Kidwai (born 1957) is the Chief Executive Officer of The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation India branches. She is the first Indian woman to graduate from the Harvard Business School.
Fortune magazine listed Kidwai among the World's Top 50 Corporate Women from 2000 to 2003. According to the Economic Times, she is the first woman to head the operations of a foreign bank in India.
She began her career in banking with ANZ Grindlays Bank (acquired by Standard Chartered Bank in 2000)and then moved on to head the Indian operations of Morgan Stanley. She left Morgan Stanley in 2002 to join HSBC India as head of its investment banking business. In May 2005, she was named country head of the HSBC Group in India.
She has been awarded with Padma Shri, one of the highest civilian honours bestowed by the Government of India. The announcement was made by Rashtrapati Bhawan on 26 Jan 2007. Naina has got the honour for her exemplary work in the promotion of Trade and Industry.
Naina Lal is a Chartered Accountant and pursued an MBA at Harvard Business School. Her mother is the sister of industrialist Lalit Mohan Thapar. Her cousin, Gautam Thapar currently manages Ballarpur Industries Ltd, one of the largest manufacturers of paper in the country. Naina is married to Rashid Kidwai who runs the NGO, Digital Partners.
Naina Lal Kidwai is currently the Group General Manager and Country Head of HSBC India.
Mr. Anand Mahindra
Mr. Anand G. Mahindra, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Mahindra Group, graduated from Harvard College, Cambridge, Massachusetts, Magna cum Laude (High Honours). In 1981 he secured an MBA degree from the Harvard Business School, Boston, Massachusetts. He returned to India that year and joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company Limited (MUSCO), the country's foremost producer of speciality steels, as Executive Assistant to the Finance Director. In 1989 he was appointed President and Deputy Managing Director of the company.
Mr. Mahindra is the recipient of the following awards:
'Knight of the Order of Merit' by the President of the French Republic.
Rajiv Gandhi Award 2004 for outstanding contribution in the business field.
2005 Leadership Award from the American India Foundation for his, and the Mahindra Group's commitment to corporate social responsibility.
Person of the Year 2005 from Auto Monitor
CEO of the Year from India Brand Summit 2006
CNBC Asia Business Leader Award and India Business Leader Award for the year 2006
NDTV Profit Car & Bike Award 2007 for Automobile Man of the Year
Mr. Anand Mahindra is a Member of the following organisations:
1. Harvard Business School - Asia-Pacific Advisory Board
2. Harvard Business School - Member of the Board of Dean's Advisors
3. Harvard University Asia Centre - Advisory Committee
4. Harvard Business School - Advisory Council of the Initiative on Corporate Governance
5. Harvard Business School India Research Centre Society - Founder Member
6. Asia Business Council
7. International Enterprise Singapore - 2nd India Advisory Panel
8. Microsoft India - Advisory Board
9. National Sports Development Fund (NSDF), Government of India - Council and Executive Committee
10. The Nehru Centre, Mumbai - Executive Committee
11. National Council of Applied Economic Research
12. National Institute of Bank Management, Pune - Governing Board
Dr. Sanat Kaul
Dr. Sanat Kaul has the Bachelor and Masters degrees in Economics from the Delhi University, Masters of Science degree in Social Planning in Developing Countries from the London School of Economics (LSE), and holds a PhD degree in Economics from LSE. He also has a Post Graduate Diploma in Air and Space Law from the McGill University, Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Sanat Kaul has several years of experience in the aviation sector. He was the Joint Secretary, Ministry of Civil Aviation, Government of India with responsibility for management and administration of all aspects of International Civil Aviation including bilateral relations with other countries as well as with the International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO). In addition, he was responsible for management and administration of (i) privatization/long-term leasing of the major international airports and; (ii) construction of new green-field airports. He was also a member of the Board of Airport Authority of India and a member of the Steering Committee for the Bangalore Greenfield Airport. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Air India. Dr. Sanat Kaul gained experience in addressing global concerns/issues facing the aviation sector as Representative of India to the Council of International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO), Montreal, Canada from September 2002 to September 2005. Dr. Kaul recently retired as the Chairman and Managing Director, Delhi Tourism & Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) and Principal Secretary(Public Relations), Govt. of NCT of Delhi. As Chairman and Managing Director, Delhi Tourism, he was responsible for promotion of tourism in Delhi, and managing the Corporation’s Training Institute where training in tourism related activities is imparted.
The founder member of TCS Maitree and the guiding force behind all TCS Maitree initiatives, is a well-known educationist and former vice-principal of Bombay International School. She is the wife of Subramaniam Ramadorai Head of Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), and more so the spirit of this much admired company in the world.
Maitree is a 60,000-strong friendship and support network that plays the role of companion, counsellor and guide to the far-flung family of Tata Consultancy Services employees and their kin.
Maitree, set up in 2001 by the wives of the employees of TCS as a welfare organisation, is primarily engaged in social service, working for the betterment of the environment and the less privileged.
The essence of Maitree is to build an extended family and community among the families associated with the company, says the TCS CEO's wife and the chairperson of Maitree, Mala Ramadorai.
Mr. Ishaat Hussain
Mr Ishaat Hussain graduated in economics from St Stephens College, New Delhi. He is a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales (FCA). Mr Hussain joined the board of the Indian Tube Company (a Tata Steel associate company) in 1979. His association with Tata Steel goes back to 1981, after Indian Tube was merged with Tata Steel.
Mr Hussain was the Senior Vice President and Executive Director of Finance at Tata Steel for almost 10 years, before he finally moved to Tata Sons. Currently he holds the position of a Board Member at Tata Sons.
Mr Hussain is a member of the SEBI committees on insider trading and primary capital markets. He is also a member of the CII Finance Committee.
Vice admiral Suren P Govil PVSM, AVSM, MBE
Vice Chief, Naval staff (Retired), 39-year career in the Indian Navy. As Vice Chief, he was directly responsible for naval plans. Admiral Govil is a member of the Institute of Defence Studies and Analyses (IDSA), United Service Institution (USI) of India and Saturday Discussion Group and until recently was the Chairman of the Board of Management of the USI Research Centre.
15 years of voluntary service to the IAYP, the architect of the program in its current form. At his behest the National Constitution was adopted on 1st March 1994. This led to the formation of a single National Award Authority (NAA) of India and the appointment of the first National Director. A 15 member Governing Council of the NAA was formed and Mr. Vikram Mehta (India’s first Gold Award Holder) elected as its first Chairman. Is also present Chairman of the NAA Governing Council is Vice Admiral Suren Govil.