For IIM candidates
Mr. R. C. Bhargava, President and CEO, RCB
Consulting Pvt. Ltd.
Mr R. C. Bhargava, stood 1st in the civil services batch of 1956 and had a
distinguished career in civil services. He has held several senior positions
with the Government of India (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy and Joint
Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat) and Public Sector Undertakings (Director-
Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, CMD - Maruti Udyog Limited). He retired as
CMD of Maruti Udyog Limited in 1997 and is presently on the Board of many
reputed companies viz. IL&FS Limited, Maruti Udyog Limited, Grasim
Industries Limited, Ultra Tech Cement Company Limited, Lord Krishna Bank
Limited and Polaris Software Lab Limited. At present he is the President and
CEO of RCB Consulting Pvt. Ltd, a firm engaged in management and human resource
Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan, Executive Director,
Tata Sons Ltd
Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan is executive director of Tata Sons, Chairman of Rallis
India and Vice-Chairman of Tata Chemicals. He is a director of several Tata
Group companies such as Tata Motors, Tata Power and Tata Internet Services. He
also serves on the board of two non-Tata companies, ICI and Castrol India.
Mr Gopalakrishnan joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) as a management trainee in 1967.
In 1987, he joined HLL's management committee as executive director of exports.
In 1991, he was appointed Chairman of Unilever Arabia, based in Jeddah, to
establish and manage Unilever's consumer products business in Arab countries.
On his return to India in 1995, he was appointed managing director of Brooke
Bond Lipton. After the company's merger with HLL, he was designated vice
Chairman of Hindustan Lever. After 31 years with HLL, Mr Gopalakrishnan joined
Tata Sons in August, 1998.
A graduate in physics from Calcutta University, Mr Gopalakrishnan also has a
degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Ms. Vineeta Rai, Ex-Revenue Secretary
Ms. Vineeta Rai is a 1968 batch IAS officer, has served the Government at
various positions. She was the secretary (Bank and Insurance), Ministry of
Finance, special secretary, Ministry of Urban Development and Director,
Ministry of Home Affairs (Delhi Division). She also served as the Chairperson
and MD of Delhi Tourism Development Corporation, and directors on the boards of
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation and National Building Construction Corporation.
She was also the government nominee director to several Public Sector
corporations such as SBI and LIC.
Prof. Bibek Debroy, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation
Bibek Debroy is Director (Research) at the Rajiv Gandhi Institute for
Contemporary Studies, Rajiv Gandhi Foundation, New Delhi. He is a professional
economist and was educated in Presidency College (Calcutta), Delhi School of
Economics and Trinity College (Cambridge). He has worked at Presidency College
(Calcutta), Gokhale Institute of Politics and Economics (Pune), Indian
Institute of Foreign Trade (Delhi), National Council of Applied Economic
Research (Delhi) and as Consultant, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of
Finance, Government of India. He was also the Director of a project known as
LARGE, set up by the Ministry of Finance and UNDP to examine legal reforms. He
is the author of several books, papers and popular articles and is also
Consulting Editor with Business Standard.
For IIT candidates
Professor S. Bhattacharya, Director, Tata
Institute of Fundamental Research
Professor S. Bhattacharya received his undergraduate education at Presidency
College, Calcutta, and at Delhi University, and his PhD at Northwestern
University, US. He has worked at the University of Rhode Island, MIT Francis
Bitter magnet lab, Argonne National Laboratory, the University of Chicago and
the Exxon Corporate Research Lab.
In November, 2002 he left the NEC Research Institute, where he was a Fellow in
the science division, and assumed charge as Director, TIFR. Professor
Bhattacharya is an experimentalist working in the area of condensed matter
physics. His work focuses on dynamics of condensed matter systems with emphasis
on partially ordered and disordered systems.
Dr. R. A. Mashelkar, Director General, CSIR
and Secretary, Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of
Dr. R.A. Mashelkar is the Director General of Council of Scientific and
Industrial Research (CSIR), the largest chain of publicly funded industrial
research and development institutions in the world, with thirty-eight
laboratories and about 22,000 employees.
He is also the President of Indian National Science Academy (INSA). He is the
third Indian engineer to have been elected as Fellow of Royal Society (FRS),
London in the twentieth century. He was elected Foreign Fellow of US National
Academy of Science (2005), being only the eighth Indian to have been elected
after 1863. He was also elected Foreign Fellow of US National Academy of
Engineering (2003), Fellow of Third World Academy of Engineering, U.K. (1996),
and Fellow of World Academy of Art & Science, USA (2000). Twenty
universities have honoured him with honorary doctorates, which include the
Universities of London, Salford, Pretoria, Wisconsin, and Delhi.
The President of India honoured Dr. Mashelkar with Padmashri (1991) and with
Padmabhushan (2000) two of the highest civilian honours in recognition of his
contribution to nation building.
Dr. Guillermo Wille, Managing Director, John
F. Welch Technology Centre
Dr. Wille is the Director of the John F. Welch Technology Centre (JFWTC),
Bangalore. Prior to this, he was General Manager of New Product Introduction
(NPI) for GE Industrial Systems.
He was born in Bolivia, South America and is a citizen of Germany. He has spent
a considerable amount of time in global assignments, in positions within GE
Industrial Systems and GE Motors (formerly a stand-alone General Electric (GE)
business). As Global NPI Leader, Guillermo was responsible for setting up the
India Design Centre (a joint venture between Satyam Computer Systems & GE)
Prior to joining GE, Guillermo taught Electrical Engineering at the University
of Aachen and worked for Robert Bosch (Germany) in the development of inverters
and drives. He holds a Master's degree in Electrical Engineering and a Ph.D in
Power Electronics - both received from the University of Aachen in Germany.
Dr.Wille also takes an active part in various social service activities as the
Chairman of the GE Elfun, Bangalore chapter which is currently involved with 14
community projects, that includes schools for the under privileged, institutes
for the visually challenged/impaired, old age homes, orphanages etc.