Prof. Ashok Misra (DIN 00006051)
is a B.Tech. in Chemical
Engineering from IIT Kanpur, M.S. in Chemical Engineering
from the Tufts University and a Ph.D. in Polymer Science &
Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. He has
also completed the 'Executive Development Programme'
and 'Strategies for Improving Directors' Effectiveness
Programme' at the Kellogg School of Management,
He was the Director at the Indian Institute of Technology,
Bombay from 2000 to 2008, where he made significant
contribution taking the Institute to greater heights. During
his tenure the IIT Bombay was transformed into a leading
Research & Development Institute, while at the same time
maintaining its reputation as a leader in quality engineering
education. Prior to this he was at IIT Delhi from 1977-
2000 and at Monsanto Chemical Co. from 1974-1977. He is currently the Chairman-India, Intellectual Ventures.
He is a Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India
(President from 2006 to 2008); 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 and the former President of the Society
of Polymer Science, India.
He is an Independent Director on the Board of Jubilant
Industries Limited and Jubilant Agri and Consumer
Products Limited. He is a member of Audit Committee and
Compensation Committee of Jubilant Industries Limited. He
is a member of the Board of Governors of IIT Delhi, member of
the IIT Council and a member of the Central Advisory Board
of Education of MHRD. He is a member of the Stakeholders
Relationship Committee of the Company and a Member of
the Investment Committee for Aditya Birla Private Equity
- Sunrise Fund. He was on the Board of National Thermal
Power Corporation Limited for 6 years. He is/has been on
the Boards or Councils of several national and international
institutions. He has received several awards including the
Distinguished Alumnus Awards from all his alma maters -
IIT Kanpur, Tufts University and 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, was awarded 6 patents and has over
150 international publications. He is on the editorial board
of several scientific journals.
He holds 2,300 shares of the Company in his name as on
March 31, 2014.