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Chairman and Managing Director
Non-Executive, Non Independent Director
Mrs. Nita M. Ambani (DIN 03115198) is a Commerce Graduate from the University of Mumbai, as well as a diploma holder in Early Childhood Education. She is the Founder-Chairperson of Reliance Foundation, which has improved the lives of over 12 million people through its numerous initiatives in Rural Transformation; Health; Education; Sports for Development; Disaster Response; Arts, Culture and Heritage; and Urban Renewal.
Committed to building India as a multi-sports nation, Mrs. Ambani leads the Reliance Foundation Youth Sports (RFYS) programme that was launched by the Hon’ble Prime Minister of India, Shri. Narendra Modi, in July 2016. RFYS, a multi-city, multi-sports school and college competition, has reached out to 2 million children in 1,800 schools and colleges across eight Indian cities in its very first year. The Reliance Foundation Young Champs programme has awarded residential scholarships to 41 talented children who are receiving world-class football training, as well as quality education at Reliance Foundation schools in Mumbai. The grassroot programme to identify football talent has covered over 1.3 million children across India.
The Reliance Foundation Junior NBA programme has reached out to 3.3 million children, 45% of whom are girls, across 18 cities. In recognition of her outstanding contribution to the world of sports, Mrs. Ambani was elected as a member of the International Olympic Committee in August 2016, becoming the first Indian woman to achieve the honour.
She is the architect and a co-owner of Mumbai Indians, which won the IPL Trophy in 2013, 2015, and 2017; and the Champions League T20 title in 2011 and 2013. She is the Founder-Chairperson of Football Sports Development Limited that has revolutionised football in India by launching the Indian Super League in 2014.
Under her leadership, Reliance Foundation’s Bharat-India Jodo initiative aims to bridge the gap between rural and urban India by catalysing sustainable growth in rural areas. She successfully steered ‘Mission Rahat’ to provide relief and rehabilitation to the affected in the natural calamities that hit Uttarakhand in 2013, Jammu & Kashmir in 2014, and Chennai in 2015.
The Dhirubhai Ambani Scholarship Programme of the foundation has supported more than 11,300 scholars, 20% of whom are specially-abled, and almost 50% are girls. The ‘Education For All’ initiative, which combines the power of sport and education, has impacted the lives of over 100,000 underprivileged children.
She led one of the largest green initiatives in India – planting 3.4 million saplings over a 2,500 acre area at Reliance Industries’ Jamnagar refinery site, turning the arid landscape into a green sanctuary. She also played a leading role in developing Jamnagar into a world-class township where over 5,500 families reside. The mango orchard there comprising 138,000 trees is Asia’s largest single-location mango plantation.
Mrs. Ambani also provides leadership to 14 schools that educate 16,000 students every year. She is the Founder-Chairperson of Dhirubhai Ambani International School (DAIS). Four years in a row, Education World has ranked DAIS as India’s No. 1 International School. Hindustan Times too has adjudged DAIS as Mumbai’s No. 1 school four times in the past five years. The Times School Survey 2016 ranked DAIS the No. 1 School in Mumbai in the ‘National + International School’ category. The school has also been recognised as the No. 1 School in Academics in the country at the NDTV Education Awards. In 2016, DAIS received international accreditation from the Council of International Schools and the New England Association of Schools and Colleges.
Mrs. Ambani leads the Sir HN Reliance Foundation Hospital and Research Centre, which provides world-class healthcare at affordable prices. It is the largest gold certified green hospital in Mumbai.
Reliance Foundation’s ‘Health for All’ initiative has provided primary medical care to about 2.5 million underprivileged people. Mrs. Ambani is on the Board of Visitors of M D Anderson Cancer Centre, and on the Advisory Board of Massachusetts General Hospital. Reliance Foundation’s Drishti initiative has gifted vision to nearly 15,000 people through corneal transplants. Its international Braille newspaper in Hindi is circulated in India and 14 other countries.
Mrs. Ambani is a Brand Ambassador of Swachh Bharat Abhiyaan, and leads the Foundation’s cleanliness drive across 12 states. Mrs. Ambani is committed to preserving and promoting India’s art, culture and heritage. Reliance Foundation sponsored the ‘Gates of the Lord – The tradition of Krishna Paintings’ exhibition at the Art Institute of Chicago. It also partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, to showcase the works of Nasreen Mohamedi, a renowned Indian abstract artist.
In 2015, the All India Management Association presented her with the Entrepreneur of the Year award. In 2016, Business Today conferred on her India’s Most Powerful Women Award for the second consecutive year. In 2016, Forbes Asia magazine listed her among Asia’s 50 Most Powerful Business Women. In 2017, she was honoured by The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, for her philanthropic work, becoming the first South Asian to receive the honour.
Mrs. Ambani is a Director of EIH Limited.
Mr. Hital R. Meswani (DIN 00001623) is a Management & Technology graduate from the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the US. He received a Bachelor of Science Degree in Chemical Engineering from the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, UPenn, and a Bachelor of Science Degree in Economics from the Wharton Business School. He joined Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) in 1990 and is the son of Mr. Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the company.
He is on the Board of the company as whole-time Director, designated as the Executive Director, RIL, since August 4, 1995. His overall responsibility spans the Petroleum Refining and Marketing Business and several other functions of the company, including Human Resources Management, Group Manufacturing, Research & Technology, and Capital Projects Execution. He drives the implementation of several downstream petroleum and petrochemical projects at Jamnagar and other locations. He has also been instrumental in the execution of several mega projects of the group, including the Hazira Petrochemicals complex and the world’s largest refinery complex at Jamnagar. He also leads a company-wide business transformation initiative, which has resulted in the development of the constitution of RIL – the Reliance Management System.
He has been awarded an Honorary Fellowship by the Institution of Chemical Engineers, the international professional body for Chemical, Biochemical and Process engineers, in recognition of his contribution to the process industries. He received the D. Robert Yarnall Award – 2011 from the Engineering Alumni Society of the UPenn. He was also conferred the honorary CEPM-PMA Fellowship Award for Project Management Excellence.
He is a member of the Finance Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, Risk Management Committee, and Chairman of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of the Company.
He is a Director of Reliance Industrial Investments and Holdings Limited and Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited.
Mr. Nikhil R. Meswani (DIN 00001620) is a chemical engineer and the son of Mr. Rasiklal Meswani, one of the Founder Directors of the company. He joined Reliance in 1986, and since July 01, 1988, he has been a whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, on the Board of the company. He is primarily responsible for the petrochemicals division, and has made major contributions towards Reliance becoming a global leader in petrochemicals. Between 1997 and 2005, he handled the refinery business of the company. In addition, he continues to shoulder several other corporate responsibilities, such as Corporate Affairs and the Group Taxation. He is also involved in the affairs of Reliance-owned IPL cricket franchise Mumbai Indians, Indian Super League and other sports initiatives of the company. A former President of the Association of Synthetic Fibre Industry, Mr. Nikhil Meswani was also the youngest Chairman of the Asian Chemical Fibre Industries Federation. He is a member of the Board of Trade, Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a managing committee member of the Federation of Indian Export Organisations.
He has been honoured by the Institute of Economic Studies, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, and the Textile Association (India), Ministry of Textiles. He has also been honoured by the FICCI for his distinguished contribution to the petrochemicals industry. He was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2005, and remains an active participant in the activities of the forum. He is also a member of the new Senior Advisory Board for South-Asia at the forum. For the past three consecutive years, ICIS, a leading chemical industry magazine, has ranked Mr. Nikhil Meswani among the Top 40 Global Power Players in the chemical industry. He is a member of Global Advisory Council of Harvard University, USA. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, and a distinguished alumnus of the same.
He is a member of the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee, the Finance Committee, and the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of the company. He is a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited, Chairman of its Audit Committee, and a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. P.M.S. Prasad (DIN 00012144) has been a whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, of the Company since August 21, 2009. He has worked with Reliance for about 36 years, holding various senior positions in fibres, petrochemicals, refining and marketing, and exploration and production businesses of Reliance. Mr. Prasad holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Science and Engineering.
He was awarded an honorary Doctorate Degree by the University of Petroleum and Engineering Studies, Dehradun, in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the Indian petroleum sector. He has also been conferred the Energy Executive of the Year 2008 award by Petroleum Economist in recognition of his leadership.
Mr. Prasad is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee, and Risk Management Committee of the company. He is also a Director of Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited, and Network18 Media and Investments Limited. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Reliance Commercial Dealers Limited, and member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Network18 Media and Investments Limited.
Mr. Pawan Kumar Kapil (DIN 02460200) was appointed as a whole-time Director, designated as Executive Director, of the Company with effect from May 16, 2010. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering, and has a rich experience of more than four decades in the petroleum refining industry. Joining Reliance in 1996, he led the commissioning and start-up of the Jamnagar complex. He was associated with this project from conception to commissioning. He also played a leading role in the commissioning of the manufacturing operations in the Special Economic Zone at Jamnagar by Reliance.
Mr. Kapil started his career in 1966 with the Indian Oil Corporation (IOC). During the initial years, he worked in various capacities in operations, technical services and start-up/commissioning of various refinery process units/facilities in Barauni and Gujarat Refineries. Having a penchant for analytical work and good technological skills, he was chosen to head the Central Technical Services Department at the corporate office of IOC. He did extensive work in expansion of existing refineries, energy optimisation, debottlenecking studies, and long-term planning. He has also been the Director (Technical) of the Oil Co-ordination Committee (OCC) – a think tank of the Ministry of Petroleum, Government of India.
Mr. Kapil was the Site President of Reliance’s Jamnagar complex from 2001 to 2010. He is heading Group Manufacturing Services (GMS) since 2011, and working towards achieving excellence in the areas of HSE, technology, reliability and operations of all manufacturing sites covering refineries, petrochemicals and polyester plants of Reliance. Under his able leadership, the Jamnagar refinery became the first Asian refinery to be declared the ‘Best Refinery in the world’ at the ‘World Refining & Fuel Conference’ at San Francisco, USA, in 2005. In recognition of Mr. Kapil’s excellent achievements, the CHEMTECH Foundation conferred on him the ‘Outstanding Achievement Award for Oil Refining’ in 2008.
He is a member of the Health, Safety and Environment Committee of Reliance. He is also a Member of the Research Council of the Indian Institute of Petroleum, Dehradun.
Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar (DIN 00074119), a National Research Professor, is also the President of Global Research Alliance, a network of public-funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US, with over 60,000 scientists in its ranks. Dr. Mashelkar has served for over 11 years as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, which has 38 laboratories and about 20,000 employees. He was also the President of the Indian National Science Academy, and the Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK). Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar is currently the Chairman of India’s National Innovation Foundation, Reliance Innovation Council, Thermax Innovation Council, KPIT Technology Innovation Council, and Marico Innovation Foundation.
In the post-liberalised India, Dr Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India’s science and technology policies. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, set up by successive governments. He has chaired 12 high-powered committees set up to look into diverse issues of higher education, national auto fuel policy, overhauling the drug regulatory system, dealing with the menace of spurious drugs, reforming the Indian agriculture research system, etc. The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padma Shri (1991), Padma Bhushan (2000) and Padma Vibhushan (2014) – the three highest civilian honours in recognition of his contribution to nation-building.
In August 1997, Business India named Dr. Mashelkar as one of the 50 path-breakers in post-Independence India. In 1998, he won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award, becoming the first scientist to win it. In June 1999, Business India did a cover story on Dr. Mashelkar as ‘CEO OF CSIR Inc.’ – a dream that he himself had articulated when he took over as DG, CSIR in July 1995. On November 16, 2005, he received the Business Week (USA) award of ‘Stars of Asia’ from former U.S. President George Bush (Sr.), becoming the first Asian Scientist to have received it. Dozens of universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, among them universities of London, Salford, Swinburne, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi.
He was only the third Indian engineer to be elected in 1998 as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London, in the 20th century. He was elected Foreign Associate of National Academy of Science (USA) in 2005; Associate Foreign Member, American Academy of Arts & Sciences (2011); Foreign Fellow of the US National Academy of Engineering (2003); Fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, UK (1996); Foreign Fellow of Australian Technological Science and Engineering Academy (2008); and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, US (2000).
Apart from Reliance Industries, Dr. Mashelkar is on the Boards of several other reputed companies, such as Tata Motors Ltd., Thermax Ltd., Piramal Enterprises Ltd., KPIT Technologies Ltd. and TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd.
He is the Chairman of the Safety, Health and Environment Committee, as well as the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Tata Motors. He is also a member of the Audit, Nomination & Remuneration, and Risk Management committees of Tata Motors. At TAL Manufacturing Solutions Ltd., he is a member of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee. He is a member of Audit and Risk committees of Piramal Enterprises Ltd.; Stakeholders Relationship Committee of KPIT Technologies Ltd.; and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Thermax Ltd.
At Reliance Industries, Dr. Mashelkar is an independent director and a member of the Audit, Human Resources, Nomination & Remuneration, and the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance committees.
Mr. Adil Zainulbhai (DIN 06646490) is the Chairman of Quality Council of India (QCI). He retired as the Chairman of McKinsey & Company, India, after serving the company for 34 years – the last 10 of which were spent in India. Prior to returning to India, he led the Washington office of McKinsey, and founded its Minneapolis office. As Chairman, QCI, Mr. Adil is involved in many Government of India Committees. Mr. Zainulbhai graduated in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology. He also has an MBA Degree from Harvard Business School.
Over the last decade, Mr. Zainulbhai has worked directly with CEOs and promoters of some major companies – in both private and public sectors – in India and globally. Recently, Mr. Zainulbhai has co-edited a book, ‘Reimagining India’, which featured 60 authors including prominent businessmen, academicians, economists, authors and journalists. The book has been #1 in non-fiction in India on its release, and #2 on Amazon’s International Business List in the US.
Mr. Zainulbhai is the Chairman of Cipla’s Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and a member of its Corporate Social Responsibility Committee. He is a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and the Chairman of Audit and Corporate Social Responsibility committees of TV18 Broadcast Ltd. Mr. Zainulbhai is member of the Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee, and Sub-Committee of Directors of TV18 Home Shopping Network Ltd. He is also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
Mr. Zainulbhai is the Chairman of Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. and TV18 Broadcast Ltd. He is also a Director of Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (RJIL), Cipla Limited, Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd., TV18 Home Shopping Network Limited, and Larsen & Toubro Ltd.
At Reliance Industries, Mr. Zainulbhai is an independent director and the Chairman of Human Resources, Nomination & Remuneration, and Risk Management committees, as well as a member of the Audit committee. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Stakeholders Relationship Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Network18 Media and Investments Ltd. He is the Chairman of RJIL’s Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and also a member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. He is the Chairman of the Audit Committee and the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd, as well as a member of its Nomination and Remuneration Committee.
Mr. Mansingh L. Bhakta (DIN 00001963) is a senior partner at Kanga & Co., a leading firm of advocates and solicitors in Mumbai. He has been practising law for over 60 years and has vast experience in the legal field, particularly in matters relating to corporate law, banking and taxation. He is legal advisor to leading foreign and Indian companies and banks. During his long career, he has served a large number of leading corporates as an independent director, including Larsen & Toubro Ltd., SKF Ltd., Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd., Arvind Ltd., and Bennett Coleman & Company Ltd. He has also been associated with a large number of Euro issues made by Indian companies.
He was the Chairman of the Taxation Law Standing Committee of LAWASIA, an association of lawyers of Asia and Pacific, headquartered in Australia. He is a Director of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber, Mumbai.
He is a recipient of the Rotary Centennial Service Award for Professional Excellence from Rotary International. Hong Kong-based Asia Law Journal, a leading international law journal, has nominated Mr. Bhakta as one of the ‘Leading Lawyers of Asia’ for six consecutive years, starting 2011. The Trans Asian Chamber of Commerce & Industry conferred on him the prestigious award of ‘The Pillar of Hindustaanee Society’ for the year 2014-15 in the field of ‘Ethical Law Practice’. The International Council of Jurists, New Delhi recently honoured Mr. Bhakta with its prestigious ‘National Law Day Award 2017’ for his unique contributionsin the field of taxation.
At Reliance Industries, he is the Lead Independent Director.
Prof. Dipak C. Jain (DIN 00228513) has a Master’s Degree in Mathematical Statistics from Gauhati University, and a PhD in Marketing from the University of Texas, US. A distinguished teacher and scholar, he was the Dean of the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University (USA) from 2001 to 2009, and an Associate Dean from 1996 to 2001. He has also served as the Dean of INSEAD, a leading business school from 2011-13. Currently, he is the Director of Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration of Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand. He has more than 30 years’ experience in management education. He has published several articles in international journals on marketing and allied subjects.
The academic accolades received by him include the Sidney Levy Award for Excellence in Teaching in 1995; the John DC Little Best Paper Award in 1991; Kraft Research Professorship in 1989-90 and 1990-91; the Beatrice Research Professorship in 1987-88; the Outstanding Educator Award from the state of Assam in 1982; Gold Medal for the Best Post-Graduate of the Year from Gauhati University in 1978; Gold Medal for the Best Graduate of the Year from Darrang College, Assam, in 1976; Gold Medal from Jaycees International in 1976; the Youth Merit Award from Rotary International in 1976; and the Jawaharlal Nehru Merit Award from the Government of India in 1976.
He is a Director of John Deere & Company (US), Global Logistic Properties, Singapore, and HT Global Education.
He is a Director of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd. and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Corporate Social Responsibility Committee, and Nomination & Remuneration Committee of Reliance Retail Ventures Ltd. He is also a member of the Audit and Nomination & Remuneration committees of Reliance Jio Infocomm Limited.
At Reliance Industries Ltd., he serves as an independent director.
Mr. Yogendra P. Trivedi (DIN 00001879) is a practising senior advocate at the Supreme Court of India. He worked as the director of the Central Bank of India and Dena Bank. He had been the President of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber, and is currently a member of its managing committee. He was also on the managing committees of ASSOCHAM and the International Chamber of Commerce. He serves as the Hon’ Consul to the Republic of Ethiopia and was a member of the Rajya Sabha till April 2, 2014.
He has been conferred an Honorary Doctorate (Honoris Causa) by Fakir Mohan University, Balasore, Odisha.
Mr. Trivedi is a Director of Sai Services Private Limited, Supreme Industries Limited, Zodiac Clothing Company Limited, New Consolidated Construction Company Limited, Emami Limited, Federation of Indian Automobile Association, among other organisations.
He is the Chairman of the Indo-African Chamber of Commerce. He was the President of the Cricket Club of India, and a former President of the Western India Automobile Association. He is also a member of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber, All-India Association of Industries, WIAA Club, Yachting Association of India, BCA Club, Orient Club, and Yacht Club.
He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee, the Corporate Social Responsibility and Governance Committee, and the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of Reliance Industries. He is a member of Human Resources, and Nomination & Remuneration committees of Reliance Industries. He is also a member of the Audit Committee of Zodiac Clothing Company Limited; and the Chairman of the Nomination & Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit Committee of Supreme Industries Limited.
Prof. Ashok Misra (DIN 00006051) is a B,Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT-Kanpur, Masters in Chemical Engineering from the Tufts University, US, and a PhD in Polymer Science & Engineering from the University of Massachusetts, US. He has also completed the Executive Development Programme and Strategies for Improving Directors’ Effectiveness Programme from the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
Mr. Misra is the Chairman of the Standing Committee of the IIT Council, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of IIT-Roorkee. He was the Director at IIT-Bombay from 2000 to 2008. During his tenure, IIT-Bombay transformed into a leading research & development institute. He is currently a NASI Honorary Professor at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He was at IIT-Delhi from 1977-2000 and at Monsanto Chemical Co. from 1974-1977. He was the Chairman-India, Intellectual Ventures from 2008-16. He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India – having been the NASI President from 2006-08; the Indian National Academy of Engineering; the Indian Institute of Chemical Engineers; the Indian Plastics Institute; and the Maharashtra Academy of Sciences. He is the Founder President of the Polymer Processing Academy, as well as of the IIT Alumni Centre, Bangalore. He was a former President of the Society of Polymer Science, India, and the Federation of Asia Polymer Societies.
He has received several awards, including the distinguished alumnus awards from IIT-Kanpur, Tufts University, and the University of Massachusetts. He was awarded the Distinguished Service Award by IIT-Delhi during its Golden Jubilee in 2011. He has co-authored a book on polymers, been awarded six patents, and has over 175 international publications. He is on the editorial board of several scientific journals.
He is an independent director on the Board of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. and Kirloskar Electric Company Ltd. He is a member of the Audit Committee, Sustainability and CSR Committee, and Stakeholders Relationship Committee of Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd. He is also a member of the investment committee for Aditya Birla Private Equity – Sunrise Fund. He was on the board of the National Thermal Power Corporation Limited for six years.
At Reliance Industries, Mr. Misra is an independent director and a member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee.
Mr. Raminder Singh Gujral is a BA (Economics Honours), LLB, MBA (IIM-Ahmedabad) and MA (Fletcher School, US). He retired from the post of Finance Secretary, Government of India, in 2013. Earlier, he had held the posts of Secretary (Revenue), Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Ministry of Road, Transport and Highways). He was the Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). Also, he had been the Director General of Foreign Trade, and Chairman of the Board of Governors of National Institute of Financial Management. Having held various posts in the Central Government, he has a vast experience in the functioning of Central Board of Excise & Customs and Central Board of Direct Taxes.
Mr. Gujral is a Director of Adani Power Ltd., as well as a member of its Audit and Nomination & Remuneration committees.
He is on the Reliance Industries board as an independent director and is a member of the company’s Audit Committee.
Dr. Shumeet Banerji (DIN 02787784) is a BA and an MBA from University of Delhi and PhD from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois. He is the founder of Condorcet, LP – an advisory and investment firm specializing in developing early stage companies.
Dr. Banerji retired from Booz & Company in 2013 after a 20 year stint at the firm and its predecessor Booz, Allen, Hamilton. He was the founding Chief Executive Officer of Booz & Company. In 2007-08 he co-led the conception, design, and execution of the historic deal separating Booz, Allen, Hamilton, selling the government business to the Carlyle Group and spinning off the global strategy consulting division as Booz & Company. He was a member of the faculty at the University of Chicago's Graduate School of Business before joining Booz, Allen, Hamilton.
Dr. Banerji currently serves on the Board of Directors of HP Inc. (USA), Innocoll (Ireland), Felix Pharmaceuticals (Ireland) and Reliance Jio Infocomm Ltd. (India) and serves as a senior advisor to Proteus Digital Health (USA), Berg Health (USA), Tala Energy (UK) and Absolutdata (USA).
He serves on the Panel of Senior Advisers of Chatham House (The Royal Institute of International Affairs, UK), the Advisory Board of One Mind (USA), and the Advisory Board of the Global Economic Symposium (Germany).
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