Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS

Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS (Retd.)

Chairman and Managing Director

Shri Arvind Agarwal, IAS (Retd.), is a very senior IAS (Retd.) officer of Government of Gujarat. He has done his Post Graduation in Commerce. He has a very rich and varied experience of more than 33 years and has held distinguished positions in the Government of Gujarat like District Development Officer and Collector - Bharuch, Labour Commissioner, Industries Commissioner, Additional Chief Secretary, Education, Industries & Mines Departments, Government of Gujarat & Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat. 

He was Managing Director, Gujarat State Financial Corporation Ltd., Vice Chairman & Managing Director, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation (GIDC). 

He has rich experience in the field of Finance, Management and Administration. He has authored a book in Gujarati viz. "Panchayat Parichay". He was awarded as the "Best Collector" during his posting in Bharuch. He was also appointed as Additional Chief Secretary, Forest & Environment Department, Government of Gujarat.

Shri D.C. Anjaria

Shri D.C. Anjaria

Director

Mr. D.C. Anjaria did his MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad in 1968. He later joined Citibank in Bombay and spent 7 years in India, then 13 years as an International Staff in Africa, the Middle East and Europe. He was an Associate Director of Citibank International Training Centre in Athens and Chief of staff at Citicorp Investment Bank at Paris, France.

Coming back to India in 1989, he founded and headed UTI Institute of Capital Markets, where he taught courses in capital markets and financial risk management. He has developed a Global Balance Sheet Management System as a vehicle for corporate financial control and risk management. Mr. Anjaria has served as a consultant to Citibank in France and Switzerland and Eco Bank in Africa.

Mr. Anjaria acted as an advisor to the Government of Indonesia and has served on Government of India/SEBI committees on Mutual Funds and Derivatives. He has been Chairman of two SEBI committees - short sales and brokers' fees. He is a member of the Executive Committee of the Derivatives and Capital Markets Segments of the National Stock Exchange of India Ltd. Mr. Anjaria advised the Forward Markets Commission of the Govt. of India, as a World Bank consultant, on Commodity Markets.

His consulting firm International Financial Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has advised the Govt. of Gujarat on development of the Financial Sector in Gujarat, having conceptualised the establishment of Gujarat International Finance Tec-city.

He was a member of UTI Debt Asset Management Committee. He is also on the Board of Ratnamani Metals and Tubes Ltd., International Financial Solutions Pvt. Ltd., Indian Institute of Financial Services Pvt. Ltd., Gujarat Tech Markets Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. Vasant P. Gandhi

Dr. Vasant P. Gandhi

Director

Dr. Vasant Gandhi is Ph.D., M.S. and M.A. from Stanford, and PGP from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is currently Professor at IIM, Ahmedabad specialising in Economics, Marketing and Agri-business. He has been the Chairman of the Post-Graduate Programme in Agri-business Management, and of the Centre for Management in Agriculture at IIM, Ahmedabad.

Dr. Gandhi has worked with the World Bank and the International Food Policy Research Institute (IFPRI) in Washington for 8 years. He has been visiting professor at the University of Sydney, and the James Cook University in Australia, and has taught at ICRISAT's Centre in Zimbabwe and the Munich Centre for Advanced Training in Applied Statistics, Germany.

Dr. Gandhi has been a consultant to numerous organisations including the Food and Agriculture Organization of the UN (FAO), the World Food Program, the World Bank, Government of India, Government of Gujarat, Government of Madhya Pradesh, Agriculture Insurance Company of India, McKinsey & Company, Dow, and ITC-Zeneca.

Dr. Gandhi has been a member of the international Biotechnology Advisory Council of the US multinational Monsanto, and on the Board of Directors of various organizations including the seed multinational Advanta, Nuvo Fertilizers, and the State Bank of Saurashtra (SBI group).

Dr. Gandhi has written, published and presented extensively and is on the editorial boards of several national and international journals. He represents India on the Council of the International Association of Agricultural Economists (IAAE). His contributions to Gujarat include Gujarat Agricultural Development for Growth and Poverty Reduction report of the World Bank, and Cotton Revolution in Gujarat: The Impact of BT Technology of IIM, Ahmedabad. His work has been referred and used in the World Development Report 2008 of the World Bank.

Shri Ajay N. Shah

Shri Ajay N. Shah

Director

Shri Ajay Shah studied at IIT, Bombay and USC, Los Angeles. He has held positions at the Centre for Monitoring Indian Economy (Bombay), Indira Gandhi Institute for Development Research (Bombay) and the Ministry of Finance. He now works at National Institute of Public Finance and Policy. His research interests include policy issues on Indian economic growth, open economy macroeconomics, public finance, financial economics and pensions. In the past decade, he was extensively involved in the policy process for the reforms of equity market and new pension system.

Shri Vijai Kapoor

Shri Vijai Kapoor

Director

Shri Vijai Kapoor served the Indian Administrative Services and has later served as Lieutenant Governor of Delhi for 6 and a half years. He has had rich and diverse administrative experience.

Smt. Geeta Goradia

Smt. Geeta Goradia

Director

Smt. Geeta Goradia is the Past President of Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI). She is the first lady to hold this position in the FGI ever since its inception in 1918. She is also a successful entrepreneur and is presently the Managing Director of Jewel Consumer Care Pvt. Ltd.

She has done her MA Honours in Industrial Economics and Law from MS University, Vadodara.

She has varied experience including serving as a Lecturer in Business Economics in M.S. University before settling down as a full-time entrepreneur.

From modest beginnings in 1986, the industry she is heading has grown exponentially. It is the major exporter of oral care & house cleaning products to more than 50 countries.Under her able leadership, her company is winning The Top Exporters Award from Plastic Export Promotion Council since 2007 consistently.

She has to her credit many awards and accolades, "Best Women Entrepreneur Award 2008-09" constituted by Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry; Best Women Entrepreneur Award from Centre for Entrepreneurship Development, Government of Gujarat, Gauravvanta Gujarati Award - 2011 by International creative Art Society (ICAS) to name a few.

Apart from being past president of FGI, she is the Senate and Syndicate member of Maharaja Sayajirao University (2012 - 2017), Member - Gujarat State Social Security Board of Labour and Employment Department, Govt. of Gujarat and Council Member of Gujarat Technological University (GTU).

Shri Pankaj Joshi, IAS

Shri Pankaj Joshi, IAS

Director

Shri Pankaj Joshi is a senior lAS Officer with distinguished academic background of B.Tech in Civil Engineering, M.Tech in Water Resource Engineering and M.Phil in Defence & Strategic Studies.

Having joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1989, he has held various important positions in the Government of Gujarat in various departments like land revenue, personnel and general administration, urban development and education department for about 20 years.

He has also worked with the Union Government in various departments like Urban Development, Social Justice and Empowerment, Public Transport, etc. for about 6 years.

He has wide experience at the senior level in public administration and policy in various areas.

Smt Sunaina Tomar, IAS

Smt Sunaina Tomar, IAS

Director

Smt. Sunaina Tomar is a senior lAS officer, with an academic background of M.A. (Psychology). Having joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1989, she has held various important positions in the Government of Gujarat in various departments for about 20 years. She has a wide experience in public administration. She has held distinguished positions in the Government of Gujarat in various departments including National Rural Health Mission, Land Reforms, Women & Child Development, Social Justice & Empowerment, Welfare of SC & BC, Education Department, Ports & Transport, etc. She has also worked with the Union Government as Joint Secretary, Ministry of Textiles. She also holds Directorship of various government companies. Presently, she is the Principal Secretary to the Energy and Petrochemicals Department, Government of Gujarat.

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