Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Chairman

Shri Pankaj Kumar, IAS

Chairman

Shri Pankaj Kumar, a 1986-batch IAS officer, took charge as the new Chief Secretary of Gujarat with effective from 01st September, 2021. He is a civil engineer from IIT-Kanpur. He had successfully spearheaded relief and rehabilitation work during the floods in 2017 and during cyclone Vayu in 2019.

He has also served in departments including revenue, home, health & family welfare in various capacities. He also led the state administration in adopting digital governance after the Centre started promoting the Digital India movement.

After the Covid-19 pandemic outbreak last year, he was given the direct responsibility of the health & family welfare department where he reportedly played a key role in quickly upgrading health infrastructure of the state to meet the pandemic challenge.

Shri Mukesh Puri, IAS

Shri Mukesh Puri, IAS

Managing Director

Shri Mukesh Puri is an IAS officer with 32 years of experience in public administration. He has done Post Graduation in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and subsequently obtained a Masters Degree in International Political Economics from the University of Tsukuba, Japan.

He has held several important positions in the State Government and Government of India such as Collector and District Magistrate; Dy. Director, Lal Bahadur Shastri National Academy of Administration (LBSNAA); Commissioner of Commercial Taxes; Principal Secretary, Education Department and Water Supply Department. Shri Puri has held the position of Managing Director, Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL); and Chairman, Gujarat Pollution Control Board (GPCB).

Shri Puri has also worked with UNICEF for a period of 3 years.

He is presently posted as Additional Chief Secretary, Urban Development & Urban Housing Department, Government of Gujarat.

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 Mamta Verma, IAS

Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS

Director

Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS (DIN: 01854315) is appointed as a rotational and Non-Independent director on the Board of the Company. She is MA with Psychology and has done Post Graduation in Physiology. She is a Senior IAS Officer having rich experience in the field of Management & Administration. She has held various distinguished positions in Government of Gujarat such as Collector, District Development Officer, Additional Industries Commissioner, CEO of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and Special Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Director, Municipal Administrator, CEO of Gujarat Urban Development Corporation, Secretary to Government, Industries and Mines Department

Presently, she is Principal Secretary to Government, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.

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Prof. Ravindra Dholakia

Director

Prof. Ravindra H. Dholakia, a retired IIM Ahmedabad Professor of Economics, has more than 43 years of experience in research, teaching, training and consulting in the fields of macroeconomic measurements and policy, regional development and sectoral issues like health, education, rural development, labour, etc.

He has provided consultancy to state and central governments, public and private sector companies, and international organisations such as WHO, UNICEF, ADB, World Bank, etc. He has worked as a member of several, high powered committees constituted by the Central and State governments. He has published more than 140 research papers, 23 books and 51 monographs.

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Shri Tapan Ray, IAS (Retd.)

Director

He has served in the IAS for 35 years, in the Ministries of Defence, Textiles, Power, Science &Technology, and Planning in the Government of India. He has served as Principal Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat. He has corporate experience of over 12 years in various companies of Government of Gujarat and Government of India, and was the Managing Director of the Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation group of Companies for about 5 years. He has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of Finance, Economics, Technology, Law, Capital Markets, Management, Foreign Trade, Public Policy and Administration. He was Additional Secretary, Department of Electronics and IT, and held charge as DG National Informatics Centre (NIC), Government of India, before taking over as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs. He has served on the board of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). After retirement, he has been appointed as the Non- Executive Chairman of Central Bank of India. Currently, working as Managing Director and Group CEO of GIFTCL, Gandhinagar.

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Smt. Gauri Kumar, IAS (Retd.)

Director

Gauri Kumar is a retired member of the 1979 batch of Indian Administrative Services (IAS). She retired as Secretary (Coordination and Public Grievances), Cabinet Secretariat in 2015 and served as Member/Chairperson of the Public Enterprises Selection Board from 2015-18 post her retirement. In the course of her distinguished career, she has been a former Secretary in the union Ministry of Labour and Employment as well as in the Ministry of Home Affairs (Border Management) (2013-15). She has served as Special/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Mines and Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministry of Environment and Forests (2010-13). She has also been Principal Secretary, Urban Development (2009-10); Principal Secretary, Industries & Mines (2008-09), Industries Commissioner (2007-08) and Secretary, Education Department (2000-02) in Government of Gujarat. She also held the position of Director General, National Institute of Fashion and Technology, Ministry of Textiles (2002-07).


Gauri Kumar holds a degree of BSc in Physics, Mathematics and Statistics from Allahabad University. She completed her MSc in Mathematics from Lucknow University and was awarded seven gold medals in the course of her studies for exceptional academic distinction. She also has a Master in Public Administration from the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University. As a fellow of the Edward G. Mason Program in Public Policy and Management, she was awarded the Littauer Fellowship by Harvard for commitment to excellence, academic achievement and public service.

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar Jain

Director

Dr. Sudhir Kumar Jain is an active academic and a passionate academic administrator. He is currently serving his third term as director of the Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar (IITGN), which he joined as founder director in June 2009. He was on the faculty of IIT Kanpur for 35 years from 1984-2019. Dr. Jain holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Roorkee, and Masters and Doctoral degrees from the California Institute of Technology, Pasadena. He has served as President of the International Association for Earthquake Engineering during 2014 to 2018. He was elected Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering in 2003, and was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India in 2020.

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Smt. Jayaben Thakkar

Director

Smt. Jayaben Thakkar was the member of the 14th Lok Sabha of India. She represented the Vadodara constituency of Gujarat and is a member of the Bharatiya Janata Party.

She was appointed as member of member of consumer disputes redressal commission, Vadodara for a period of five years. She had also been appointed as chairperson of GNFC.

She also held the key positions as Member at Joint Committee for Women Empowerment and its Sub-Committee on Education and Health Programmes for Women. She was also appointed as Member of Consultative Committee, Ministry of Tourism, Gujarat State.

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