Dr. Naushad Forbes

Director

Dr. Naushad Forbes (born on 13 May 1960) is the Co - Chairman of Forbes Marshall, India's leading Steam Engineering and Control Instrumentation firm. He chairs the Steam Engineering Companies within the group.

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Forbes Marshall’s deep process knowledge helps their customers save energy, improve product quality, increase process efficiency, and run a clean and safe factory. Market leadership in India and, increasingly, internationally comes from highly trained people and the depth of their knowledge. A close connect with customers enables the design of products that address customer needs around the world. The products are made in a facility that is world-class in scale, aesthetics and work environment. Forbes Marshall has consistently ranked amongst India's Great Places to Work.

Dr. Forbes was an occasional Lecturer and Consulting Professor at Stanford University from 1987 to 2004 where he developed courses on Technology in Newly Industrializing Countries. He received his Bachelors, Masters and PhD Degrees from Stanford University.

Dr. Forbes is on the Board of several educational institutions and public companies.

Dr. Forbes has long been an active member of CII and has chaired the National Committees on Higher Education, Innovation, Technology and International Business.

Dr. Forbes was President of CII for 2016 – 17.

Directorships

Forbes Marshall Private Limited
Bajaj Auto Limited
Forbes Solar Private Limited
J N Marshall Private Limited
Forbes Marshall Arca Private Limited
Krohne Marshall Pvt. Ltd.
Forbes Marshall (Hyd) Private Limited
Forbesvyncke Private Limited
Centre for Technology Innovation and Economic Research

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Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

Chairman

Nanoo Pamnani, 74, is B A (Hons) from Bombay University (stood first in the University in Economic Major) & B Sc (Economics) from London School of Economics (Majored in Economics and Econometrics). He is on the boards of many leading companies, including Bajaj Auto Ltd., Bajaj Finance Ltd., Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd. and Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd. In his career spanning over 40-years, he held many key positions and handled a range of senior assignments both in India and abroad, which include the following:

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Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

  • Director for Citibank N.A., Asia Pacific Group, based in Singapore.
  • Non-Executive Chairman of Citibank, N.A., India
  • Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India
  • Sector Executive Citibank, N.A., Emerging Markets, (Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa) based in London.
  • Division Executive, Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Private Banking Group, based in Singapore.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., Philippines, based in Manila.
  • Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India
His directorships/committee positions are as under:

Major Directorships
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Housing Finance Ltd. - Chairman
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd.

Committee positions
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Housing Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz Life Insurance Company Ltd.
Bajaj Allianz General Insurance Company Ltd.

Committee Chairmanships
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Shareholding in the Company as on 31 March 2019: Nil

Nature of expertise in specific functional areas: Management & Strategy, Global Business Leadership, Information Technology, Systems & Computers, Finance & Taxation, Banking, Investment & Treasury and Forex Management, Insurance, Mutual Fund & Financial Services, Audit & Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Ethics and such other areas.

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Balaji Rao

D.J. Balaji Rao

Independent Director

D J Balaji Rao, 79, holds a B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Madras and is an Associate Member of Indian Institution of Industrial Engineering (AMIIIE). He attended the advanced management programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France in 1990.

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He pursued his career as an Industrial Engineer for about 8 years before joining erstwhile ICICI Ltd. (since merged with ICICI Bank Ltd.) in 1970. After wide ranging responsibilities in different locations, he reached the position of Deputy Managing Director. He subsequently took over as the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of SCICI Ltd., in August 1996. With the merger of SCICI Ltd. with ICICI Ltd., he moved to Infrastructure Development Finance Co. Ltd. (IDFC), as its first Managing Director, which he served till his superannuation in January 2000. He has served as the Non-Executive Chairman of 3M India Ltd. between 2008 and 2014. He is on the boards of many leading companies, including Bajaj Auto Ltd., Bajaj Finance Ltd. and CMI FPE Ltd.

His directorships/committee positions are as under:

Major Directorships
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
CMI-FPE Ltd.

Committee positions
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
CMI-FPE Ltd.

Committee Chairmanships
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
CMI-FPE Ltd.

Shareholding in the Company as on 31 March 2019: Nil

Nature of expertise in specific functional areas: Management & Strategy, Operations & Engineering, Finance & Taxation, Banking, Investment & Treasury and Forex Management, Insurance, Mutual Fund & Financial Services, Audit & Risk Management, Corporate Governance and Ethics and such other areas.

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Dr Gita Piramal

Independent Director

Dr. Gita Piramal, 64, is currently engaged in academic research at the University of Oxford. An entrepreneur and businesswoman, author and journalist, she has a PhD in business history from Bombay University. For two decades, she contributed to several Piramal family companies in India in various positions. She launched a publishing company and a real estate company. In 2012, she retired and gave up board responsibilities and management roles.

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Dr Gita Piramal

An award-winning author, she has written best-seller books, case studies, articles in international and Indian publications and commissioned and edited over 1,000 articles for The Smart Manager. She has also scripted, edited, featured and anchored television documentaries for international and Indian channels. She conceptualised and created content for three best-selling, award-winning programs for CNBC-TV18. She is associated with several trade and industry organisations, non-profit organisations and educational institutions. She is on the boards of many leading companies, including Bajaj Auto Ltd. and Bajaj Finance Ltd.

Major Directorships
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Limited
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.

Committee positions
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Limited
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.

Committee Chairmanship
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.

Shareholding in the Company as on 31 March 2019: Nil

Nature of expertise in specific functional areas: Management & Strategy, Global Business Leadership, Banking, Investment & Treasury and Forex Management, Corporate Governance & Ethics, Academics, Education, Authorship and such other areas.

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