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. V. Krishnamurthy is the Vice Chairman of ICEC and the Chairman of National Manufacturing Competitiveness Council and Member of National Advisory Council, PM’s Councilon Trade and Industry, PM’s Trade and Economic Relations Committee, PM’s Energy Coordination Committee and PM’s High Level Committee on Manufacturing. He was the Chairman and CEO of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) in 1972-1977, of Maruti Udyog Limited in 1981-1990 and of Steel Authority of India Limited (SAIL) in 1985-1990.
P. S. Deodhar is the President of ICEC, a pioneer in the field of electronics and the founder Chairman of Aplab Limited. He can be said to be an architect of electronic policy of this country. He is B.E. (Telecommunication), Distinguished Fellow I.E.T.E., India, Fellow I.E.E.E. (USA), Fellow Indian Academy of Engineers and Hon. Fellow Broadcast Engineering Society. He has been the Chairman of the Electronics Commission and also the Advisor to the Former Prime Minister of India Shri Rajiv Gandhi in 1983-88.
Mohammed Saqib is Secretary-General of India China Economic and Cultural Council. He has worked with ICRIER from 1985-1995 before moving to Rajiv Gandhi Institute for Contemporary Studies (RGCIS) at Rajiv Gandhi Foundation in 1996. He did his M.S in Economics from University of Western Ontario, Canada in 1984 and has been a consultant to various organizations, such as the World Bank, European Union, UNDP, UNCTAD, Ministry of Commerce and Industry etc.
Dilip Cherian works as Consulting Partner with Perfect Relations, which he started in October 1992 and which has now grown into the country’s largest image management company. He is also founder / editor of News Joy, the sub continent’s only newspaper for children. He was also co-founder of The Observer of Business and Politics, one of India’s newest business dailies. He undertakes teaching assignments at top management institutes in the country, in addition to being Director General of Image Management Studies.
Dr. Amir Ullah Khan is a noted Indian economist working as a Senior Policy Advisor with the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he holds a PhD in Commerce and Business Studies from the Jamia Millia Central University at New Delhi. Additionally, he is a Post Graduate Diploma holder in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, Gujarat.
Mr. S. B Dangayach has been the Managing Director of Sintex Industries Ltd. since October 27, 2004. At Sintex Industries, Mr. Dangayach manages the Plastics Division. He has nearly 3 decades of experience in the plastics industry. He has been a Whole Time Director of Sintex Industries since June 7, 1995. Shri Dangayach serves as a Director of Sintex International Ltd. He graduated with a P.G.D.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.
Rajendra S. Pawar is Chairman and Co-Founder of the NIIT Group, that encompasses two businesses—NIIT Technologies Limited, the software and services arm and NIIT Limited, the leading Global Talent Development Corporation. Set up in 1981, NIIT pioneered the computer education market in India, creating a completely new industry segment and taking it to consolidation and maturity. He is a member of Prime Minister’s National Council on Skill Development, a council chaired by the Prime Minister of India.
Jairam Ramesh is the Indian Minister of State (Independent Charge) for Environment and Forests since May, 2009. He is also a member of the National Advisory Council. From January 2006 to February, 2009, he was the Minister of State for Commerce and Industry and from April 2008 to February, 2009 was also the Minister of State for Power in the Congress Party-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.
Mani Shankar Aiyar is a former Indian diplomat who resigned from the foreign services and became a politician working for Rajiv Gandhi in 1989-1991. He is a member of the Indian National Congress party and was Panchayati Raj Minister from 2004 to 2009. He served as Union Cabinet Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas from May 2004 through January 2006 and as Minister for Youth Affairs and Sports till 2009.