Nanoo Pamnani

Nanoo Gobindram Pamnani


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

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 Auto Ltd
Bajaj Finserv Ltd
Bajaj Finance Ltd
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd

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D.J. Balaji Rao

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.

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 1993.


Bajaj Auto Ltd
Ashok Leyland Ltd
Bajaj Holdings & Investment Ltd
Bajaj Finance Ltd
Bajaj Finserv Ltd
Hinduja Foundries Ltd

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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.

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.

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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.

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
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