Raghunath Anant Mashelkar
Dr. Raghunath Anant
Mashelkar, an eminent scientist,
is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering. He is the President of
Global Research Alliance, a network of publicly funded
R&D institute from Asia-Pacific, Europe and USA with
over 60,000 scientists.
Formerly, Dr. Mashelkar was the Director General of the
Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) for
over eleven years. He was also the President of Indian
National Science Academy (INSA).
He is only the third Indian Engineer to have been elected
as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS), London in the twentieth
century. He was elected Foreign Associate of National
Academy of Science, USA (2005), Foreign Fellow of US
National Academy of Engineering (2003), Fellow of Royal
Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996), and Fellow of World
Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000).
Twenty-nine universities have honoured him with
honorary doctorates, which include Universities of
London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin and Delhi.
He has won over 50 awards and medals from several
bodies for his outstanding contribution in the field of
science and technology. He is the only scientist so far to
have won the JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award (1998)
and the Star of Asia Award (2005) at the hands of George
Bush Sr., the former president of USA.
The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with
Padmashri (1991) and with Padmabhushan (2000), which
are two of the highest civilian honours in recognition of
his contribution to nation building.
He is a Director of Tata Motors Limited, Hindustan Unilever
Limited, Thermax Limited, Piramal Life Sciences Limited, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited, Sakal Papers Limited,
IKP Knowledge Park and several private limited companies.
He is also a Director of Reliance Gene Medix Plc. (company
incorporated outside India).
He is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.
He is a member of the Audit committees of Tata Motors
Limited and Hindustan Unilever Limited. He is a member
of the Remuneration Committee of Hindustan Unilever
Limited, KPIT Cummins Infosystems Limited and Piramal
Life Sciences Limited.
He does not hold any shares of the Company.