Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani

Vice Chairman

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani (born February 26, 1945) is an Economics (Honours) graduate from Bombay University and also holds a Bachelor of Science (Economics) degree from London School of Economics (major in Economics and Econometrics).

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He had a 40-year long stint with Citibank, N.A., where he held many key positions and handled various senior assignments both in India and abroad:

Director for Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Group

Based in Singapore, Mr. Pamnani’s focus was primarily on bank acquisitions and establishing new Centres of Excellence for software and business processing across Asia Pacific.

Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A., India

Mr. Pamnani was responsible for Corporate and Investment Banking and Consumer Banking, and additionally was also the Regional Head for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Nepal.

Non – executive Chairman of Citibank, N.A., India

Vice President, Citibank, N.A., Emerging Markets (Asia, Latin America, Central and Eastern Europe, and Middle East and Africa)

Based in London, as the Director of Operations and Technology for over 70 countries.

Vice President, Citibank, N.A., Asia Pacific Private Banking Group

Mr. Pamnani acted as the Business Head for Private Banking businesses across Asia Pacific, excluding Japan while being based out of Singapore.

Chief Executive Officer, Citibank, N.A.,Philippines

Based in Manila, Mr. Pamnani was involved in the country debt rescheduling process.


Bajaj Finance Ltd. - Vice Chairman
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Bajaj Finserv Ltd. - Vice Chairman
AIG Global Asset Management Company (India) Pvt. Ltd.
Alchemy Capital Management Private Limited
Alchemy Global Asset Management (India) Pvt. Ltd.
P.N. Writer & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
Writer LifeStyle Private Ltd.


D.J. Balaji Rao


D. J. Balaji Rao (born December 15, 1939) is a Mechanical Engineer from the University of Madras and holds a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering from Bombay University. He attended the Advanced Management Programme at the European Institute of Business Administration (INSEAD) at Fountainbleu, France, in 1990.

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Balaji Rao

D. J. Balaji Rao has served with distinction on the boards of many AAA rated companies, including Ashok Leyland, MICO, Wipro and Bharat Forge.


Managing Director of the Infrastructure Development Finance Company Ltd.
Executive Director of ICICI
Vice Chairman and Managing Director at SCICI Ltd. in April 1996
Consultant to the National Development Bank of Sri Lanka from March-August 1991 for setting up the bank under the World Bank Project
Chief Executive of the Industrial and Technical Consultancy organization of Tamil Nadu from December 1981 to May 1982
Consultant to the Asian Development Bank between June 1985 and May 1986 for conducting a training programme for DFIs in Asia
Nominee of the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI) from 1993 to 1996
He has been on the board Bajaj Auto Ltd since April 1996


3M India Ltd.
Ashok Leyland Ltd.
Bajaj Auto Ltd.
Graphite India Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Bajaj Finserv Ltd.
Bajaj Finance Ltd.
JSW Energy Ltd.
Hinduja Foundries Ltd.

Dr Gita Piramal

Dr Gita Piramal

Independent Director

Dr. Gita Piramal (born September 4, 1954) is an Entrepreneur and Businesswoman, author and journalist, with a PhD. in business history from Bombay University.

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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.


Academic Research at University of Oxford

Books: All in top 10 best seller lists on launch - Business Maharajas, Business Legends, Managing Radical Change, World Class in India, India's Industrialists and Business Mantras. Edited Sumantra Ghoshal on Management with Julian Birkinshaw. Chapters in 8 books.

Cases: Five Indian case studies in European Case Clearing House (ECCH). Conducted case writing workshops for leading Indian business schools.

Print: Commissioned and edited over 1,000 articles for The Smart Manager. Over 500 articles for International and Indian publications. Between 1988and 1992, Gita and Christina Lamb the only two women journalists in the field at the UK's Financial Times.

Television: Conceptualized and created content for three best-selling, award-winning programs for CNBC-TV18 ('Trial by Fire', 'Business Legends', 'Lessons in Excellence'). Scripted, edited, and featured or anchored over 100 television documentaries.

Non-profit: Centre for Policy Research (2014-2016) Member, Governing Board

Trade & Industry Associations:
Catalyst, UK Trade & Industry (2011 - )
Member Assocham (2010-2012)
Patron Member CII (2007-2012), Member, National Committee on Design

Educational Institutes: London Business School, (2012- )
Member Global Advisory Board H R College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai (2004-2012)
Member Advisory Council Piramal Education Trust, Rajasthan (1994-2005)
Trustee Academy of Human Resources Management, Ahmedabad (2004-2012)
Member, Board of Directors Hindi Vidya Bhavan School, Mumbai, (1994-1997 & 1999-2012)
Member of the Governing Board

Others: World Presidents' Organization (2004 - )
Young Presidents' Organization (2001-2004)


Bajaj Finance Ltd.
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd.
Piramal Properties Pvt. Ltd.
Trimode Properties Pvt. Ltd.
Prism Management Consultancy Pvt. Ltd.


Dr. Naushad Forbes


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.


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