Late Dr. Abid Hussain – Founder Chairman

Dr. Abid Hussain needs no introduction. He was the Chairman of ICEC since its inception in 1997. He served as India’s Ambassador to the United States of America from 1990-1992. He also served as Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce and Ministry of Heavy Industry. He was a Member of India’s Planning Commission from 1985-1990.

Dr. Hussain was honoured in 1988 with the PADMA BHUSHAN in recognition of his distinguished service of a high order to the nation. He was for nine years Special Rapporteur to UN on Freedom of Opinion and Expression. Hussain was a member of the Constitution Review Commission set up by Government of India. He was a member of the Prasar Bharati Board till April 2001. Till recently Dr. Hussain was a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, New York. He is now the member of the Asia Society, New York.

Dr. Hussain has presided over several national and international conferences, contributed papers on contemporary issues and has chaired many important committees set up by Government of India.