Board of Directors

S. Ramadorai
Mr Ramadorai is the Chairman of the Board. He retired as the Vice Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services in 2014 after an association of over 4 decades with the company. He currently serves on the boards of several companies. In addition to his contribution to the corporate sector, Mr Ramadorai has also been deeply engaged in public service. He also served as the Chairman of the National Skill Development Authority (NSDA) and National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC) until 2016. He chairs the Governing Board of TISS and of IIIT Guwahati, and the Council of Management of National Institute of Advanced Studies (NIAS). He is also the President of the Society for Rehabilitation of Crippled Children (SRCC) – which has just completed building the first phase of a super speciality children’s hospital in Mumbai. Mr Ramadorai has been honoured with several prestigious awards, including the Padma Bhushan.
Alok Kshirsagar
Alok is a senior partner and the co-leader of McKinsey Asia Center. Alok also leads McKinsey's Risk Management practice in Asia. In addition to client service, Alok leads McKinsey's pro-bono support to government and regulators on economic development and policy reform in India. The World Economic Forum named him a “Young Global Leader” in recognition of his commitment to international business and public policy. He was an Inlaks Scholar at Oxford University and has a Masters in Politics and Economics. He earned his bachelors in economics from Mumbai University.
Anirudha Dutta
Anirudha has spent the last two decades in the financial services industry in leading institutions like ICICI, ING Barings, DSP Merrill Lynch, India Infoline and CLSA. Till December 2012, he was the Head of Research at CLSA India Limited, which is regarded the best Indian equity research team. He has been rated as the top equity analyst by Trade Journals, such as the Institutional Investor Magazine for the Aviation sector in 2011. He has a keen interest in politics and policy matters, and blogs regularly for Forbes India. Anirudha holds a B.Tech degree from IIT Kharagpur, and an MBA from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
C V Madhukar
Madhukar co-founded PRS, and is currently the director for governance related investments at Omidyar Network’s India office. He has worked with ICICI, Pratham, Azim Premji Foundation and the World Bank in Washington DC. Madhukar holds an MPA (Mason fellow) from Harvard Kennedy School of Government, an MBA from University of Houston, and a B.Tech from Bangalore University. Madhukar is an Echoing Green, Ashoka and Eisenhower Fellow. He was elected a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum in 2008.
Devesh Kapur
Devesh Kapur is the Starr Foundation Professor of South Asian Studies and Director of Asia Programs at the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS). Prior to this, he was the Director of the Center for the Advanced Study of India at the University of Pennsylvania. He has held faculty positions at University of Texas at Austin and Harvard University. He is the author of several books and has edited several volumes on issues around international financial institutions, internal and external migration, effects of urbanisation and markets on socially marginalised groups, public institutions, and higher education. He holds a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT (BHU) Varanasi, an MS in Chemical Engineering from the University of Minnesota, and earned his PhD from the Woodrow Wilson School at Princeton.
Shekhar Shah
Shekhar Shah is the Director-General of NCAER. Before that he was the World Bank’s Regional Economic Adviser for South Asia based in New Delhi and Colombo. He has been a part of the Bank’s development research complex in Washington DC and a principal author of the 2004World Development Report, the Bank’s annual flagship research publication, on Making Services Work for Poor People. He has also worked as the Ford Foundation’s Program Officer for International Economics for South Asia. Shekhar received his Ph.D. and M.A. in Economics from Columbia University and his B.A. in Economics from Delhi University.
Tarun Khanna
Tarun Khanna is Director of Harvard University’s inter-disciplinary South Asia Institute, and the Jorge Paulo Lemann Professor at the Harvard Business School. An expert on emerging markets, he writes extensively in economics strategy and management journals, is an occasional newspaper columnist, and was recently elected a Fellow of the Academy of International Business and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Khanna is the author of Billions of Entrepreneurs: How China and India are Reshaping their Futures, and Yours (Harvard Business Press, 2008), and coauthor of Winning in Emerging Markets: A Roadmap for Strategy and Execution (Harvard Business Press, 2010), both translated into multiple languages. He serves as a board member of several publicly traded and venture-backed companies worldwide, as well as of non-profits in the U.S. and India.
Yogesh Upadhyaya
Yogesh Upadhyaya is an independent consultant, who has extensive experience in the software and financial services sectors. Yogesh was founder-director of Fineng Solutions, which specialized in creating software products for the financial services industry, including mutual funds and banks. Yogesh had earlier worked in the advisory and ratings divisions of Crisil. He holds a B.Tech from IIT Bombay and an MBA from IIM Calcutta. Yogesh was selected as a Chevening Gurukul Scholar at the London School of Economics.