Founders & Trustees

The Trustees are Mr Debashis Basu, Ms Sucheta Dalal, Mr Walter Vieira, Mr TS Krishnamurthy, Dr KC Chakrabarty and Dr Anupam Saraph

Mr T S Krishnamurthy

Dr Nita MukherjeeT S Krishnamurthy, was India’s Chief Election Commissioner from February 2004 to May 2005. He conducted the 2004 General Elections, which used the Electronic Voting Machines first. He started as a probationary officer at Bank of India, joined the Indian Revenue Service in 1963 and became Commissioner of Income Tax, Chennai in 1986. He was the first IRS to be appointed as Secretary, Government of India, in January 1997. His initiatives resulted in improved corporate governance and investor protection. He is also responsible for creating the Investor Education & Protection Fund. Read More

Dr KC Chakrabarty

Dr Nita MukherjeeDr KC Chakrabarty, former Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) has experience in working with the largest stakeholders in the financial services industry—bank customers— initially as a banker, then as regulator and policy maker. Dr Chakrabarty stood second in BSc and was awarded a gold medal in his MSc (Statistics) and earned a PhD in statistics from the Banaras Hindu University. He started his career in teaching and research in BHU and then shifted to the Bank of Baroda at 26 years of age, going on to become Chairman of the Indian Bank and then Punjab National Bank. Read More

Walter Vieira

Dr Nita MukherjeeWalter Vieira, Past Chairman of the International Council of Management Consulting Institutes (ICMCI- World Apex Body) is a Certified Management Consultant (CMC); in practice of management consultancy since 1975; and among the first to be elected a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of India, FIMQ, in 1995.

Walter Vieira founded the first marketing consultancy firm in India in 1975, Marketing Advisory Services works in the areas of strategic marketing; industrial market research; customer satisfaction measurement; and in-company training in all areas to help give customer orientation to the client organization.He is President of MAS, and a Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants of India. Worked in industry for 14 years with Glaxo, Warner, Boots. Author of 10 books, Visiting Professor at US Business schools; columnist; international circuit speaker.

Dr Anupam Saraph

anupamAnupam Saraph has held CxO and ministerial level positions and served as an independent director on the boards of Public and Private Sector companies and NGOs. As a Professor of Systems, Governance and Decision Sciences, Environmental Systems and Business he mentors students and teaches systems, information systems, environmental systems and sustainable development at universities in Europe, Asia and the Americas. He is actively engaged in civil society in environmental, resource and nature conservation initiatives; he has authored draft legislations for river and natural resource conservation, right to good governance and has contributed to election and democratic reforms. He advises the World Economic Forum through its Global Agenda Council for Complex Systems and the Club of Rome, Indian National Association as a founder life member. Dr Saraph holds a PhD in designing sustainable systems from the faculty of Mathematics and Natural Sciences of the Rijksuniversiteit Groningen, the Netherlands. He has an M.Sc in Molecular Biology and a B.Sc in Zoology.

Sucheta Dalal

Sucheta DalalSucheta Dalal is among the best known financial journalists in India. Her 25 years of outstanding investigative reporting spans the Harshad Mehta scam, CR Bhansali scam and the exposé of Enron among others. Her writing has appeared in Business Standard, The Economic Times and The Times of India. She received the Chameli Devi Award for outstanding journalism and Femina Woman of Substance Award, both in 1993. She served as a member of the primary market advisory committee of SEBI and a member of Investor Education and Protection Fund of the Government of India. She has co-authored the best-selling book The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh. Based on her outstanding investigative journalism spanning two decades, she was awarded the Padma Shri in 2006.

Debashis Basu

Debashis BasuDebashis Basu is a Chartered Accountant by qualification with 25 years of experience as a journalist and the author of several business books. He has worked with The Times of India, Business World, Business India, Business Today, Financial Express and has written columns for Business Standard and The Economic Times. He has co-authored the best-selling The Scam: From Harshad Mehta to Ketan Parekh with Sucheta Dalal. He was a member of the Task Force of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) on the creation of IndoNext market segment for smaller companies and served as the member of the mutual fund advisory committee of SEBI.