Governing Council

Anand Mahindra (Chairman, Governing Council, WWI; Director, Mahindra Group)

Anand Mahindra graduated from Harvard College, Massachusetts. He returned to India in 1981 to join Mahindra Ugine Steel Company (MUSCO). He initiated Mahindra Group’s diversification into the new business areas of real estate development and hospitality management.

Anil Harish (Founder, DM Harish & Co.)

Harish is a leading legal expert on matters relating to taxation, property transactions and the Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. He is a partner of D. M. Harish & Co., one of India’s leading legal firms.

Ashok Mishra (Former Director, IIT Powai; Chairman, Intellectual Ventures India Consulting Pvt. Ltd.)

After graduating from IIT, Kanpur, Prof. Ashok Mishra obtained a PhD. in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He was head of the Centre for Polymer Science & Engineering, and a visiting scientist at the Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. He has been recognized as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has published 70 articles in international journals and has 6 patents to his name.

Kiran Karnik (Former President, NASSCOM)

As the President of NASSCOM, Kiran Karnik worked closely with the IT industry members and the Indian central and state governments for the advancement of this sector locally as well as internationally. Business Week recently named Mr. Karnik as one of the ‘Stars of Asia’. He was also selected as Forbes Magazine’s ‘Face of the Year 2003’ for being a driving force behind India’s offshoring wave.

Pradip Shah (Chairman, IndAsia Pvt. Ltd.)

Chairman of IndAsia Pvt. Ltd., Pradip Shah holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School. He is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy Examination. Shah is the ex-Managing Director of CRISIL, India’s first and the largest credit rating agency. Prior to establishing CRISIL, he assisted in developing the Housing Development Finance Corporation (HDFC) in 1977.

Purnendu Chatterjee (Founder & Chairman, The Chatterjee Group (TCG))

Purnendu Chatterjee received his BTech. from IIT, Kharagpur and his MS and PhD. in Operation Research from the University of Berkeley, California. At McKinsey, he led major strategy and organization assignments for large international corporations. He left McKinsey in 1986 to invest in the public market and private companies with George Soros. Purnendu then founded The Chatterjee Group (TCG), an affiliate of the New York-based SFM.