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About the Program

Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA), with the objectives of strengthening the Institution of Independent Directors and also to enhance its effectiveness by way of creating a pool of skilled professionals to act as Agents of Change, has developed a databank of Independent Directors along with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) with effect from December 02, 2019 in accordance with the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

Accordingly, any person who is willing to be appointed or is already an Independent Director is required to pass an ‘Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by IICA with at least 50% marks.

Independent Director's Proficiency Test

As per Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2020, every Independent Director and Aspiring Independent Director who have served as Director for less than 3 years is required to pass an Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test.

The IICA is conducting the online test from March 01, 2020.

Independent Director

Who Would Benefit

This course is designed for Independent executive and non - executive directors & CEOs, Company Chairman, Presidents, CFOs, Bankers, Chartered Accountants, Company Secretaries, Fund Managers, Management Analysts, Management Consultants, Academicians, Corporate Lawyers and Other Senior Executives, who are keen to serve on boards of Public Listed, Private, Government and not-for-profit Organizations.:-

Serving and aspiring non-executive and independent directors of boards.


Directors wanting to develop their knowledge and skills for clearing the examination.


To provide quick exposure on various topics covering the Companies Act, Corporate laws, financial literacy, independent directors, etc. in span of 2 half days.


To provide an understanding of the functioning and skills required for an independent director to be appointed on the board


Program Benefits

Upon completion of this course you will be able to:-

Highly Beneficial for participants who are looking to serve on the Board of Directors.

Cover all the topics that are relevant for the Independent Directors to help and qualify the online test in the first attempt.

Enhance your value and reputation on Boards & Strengthen your ability to secure directorship opportunities.

Synchronous and systematic learning by renowned speakers.

Provides in-depth knowledge & Learning beyond geographical barrier.

One year complimentary membership of Institute of Directors to non-members.


IOD reserves the right to change Course Syllabus | Content | Faculty | Locations and Fees, or cancel a course for what so ever reason. If a participant fails to take part in the registered programme, his registration shall be cancelled and fee shall not be refunded.

Course Fee

Virtual Offline
Rs. 2.50 Lakh/- + 18% GST (SAC999293)
(2 Days Programme)
Rs. 2 Lakh/- + 18% GST (SAC999293)
(1 Days Programme)

Maximum number of participants per batch up-to 25

Course Modules.

The In-House training course offers a range of training modules relevant to Independent Directors for preparation with the latest regulatory requirements, global trends and practices.

Introduction to Independent Director's repository & Requirements of online proficiency self-assessment test.

This module will discuss about the creation and maintenance of databank of Independent Directors and the requirements of the online proficiency self-assessment test.

Companies Act, 2013 & SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015

This module will provide an overview of the important provisions of the Companies Act and SEBI LODR regulations which deals with the ways companies are incorporated, how it is managed by the board and the manner in which the board interacts with their stakeholders.

The Board’s legal Environment and Corporate Governance.

The module provides an essential understanding of the role, duties, legal responsibilities and liabilities of Directors and the working environment of a board.

Roles & Responsibilities of Independent Directors for Improving Corporate Credibility and Governance Standards.

This module covers the role, functions, rights, liabilities of Independent Directors who have become a very important part of Boardroom. It provides the understanding of nuances of this role, selection criteria, tenure and maximum no of Directorships.

Financial Literacy for Directors.

Financial Literacy is a key skill for any Director. This module provides an understanding of the statutory provisions, financial terms and concepts, financial statements, key accounting standards, source of finance and budgeting. The module will assist a director to further understand the role in evaluating the health of the organization including its liquidity position and solvency, key aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions, decision making and control and identifying early warning signs of financial failures.

Discussion on 'Mock test paper on Independent Directors Proficiency Test'

Discussion on 'Mock test paper on Independent Directors Proficiency Test'

22nd Directors Orientation Programme (Virtual) for IDs' Proficiency Test on 25th - 26th September 2021, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Ajai Shukla Independent Director Rossell India Limited Tea And Aviation Aviation
2 Mr. Krishan Katyal Independent Director Rossell India Limited Tea And Aviation Tea Marketing
3 Mr. S. Manoj Babu Managing Director Entos De-Pest Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Pest Control Pest Control Management
4 Ms. Manisha Kumar General Manager Manipal Hospitals Pvt. Ltd. Healthcare Administration
5 Mr. Vishnu Kumar, IAS (Retd.) Former Additional Chief Secretary Government of India Government of India Administration
6 Ms. Padmaja Krishnan Director Emerging Edges Consultants Pvt. Ltd. Management Consultancy Information Technology Products & Services
7 Dr. Vishnu Dev Pulucheru Registrar Mahatma Gandhi University Education Sociology
8 Mr. Panduranga Murthy Vistakula Independent Director Cosyn Limited Information Technology Enabled Services
9 Mr. Sankarnath Vudatala Managing Director Visisht Corporate Growth Associates Pvt. Ltd. Management Consultancy Operations
10 Mr. Veer Kamesh Vasamsetti Co-Founder & Director Ai Calls India Pvt. Ltd. Telecom & Internet Tech SW Managing SW Development for Products
11 Mr. Raj Kennedy Regional Integration Manager Shell India Markets Pvt. Ltd. Oil & Energy Growth & Transformation Delivery

21st One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 26th - 27th June 2021, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Dr. Rafeeq Ahmed Chief Executive Officer and Independent Director Rayann Business Consulting Business consulting Software consulting
2 Mr. Chandrasekaran Avdivaragan Director Infocareer Pvt. Ltd. Software Consulting and Product development Strategic Consulting/Program and Project Management
3 Mr. Varun Sharma Director Sun 9 Services Technology Private Limited Information Technology Information Technology
4 Mr. Surendra Vishwanathrao Jagtap Group QHSE Head L&T Hydrocarbon Engineering Limited Construction Fire, Health, Safety, Environment & Quality
5 Ms. Shalini Sankar Vice President Laqshya Media Group Media and Advertising Sales and Business Growth
6 Mr. Ajay Bir Singh Bakshi Managing Director Metamorphosis Unlimited Consulting Executive Coaching, Board Level Advisory And Governance, Organization Design, Business Strategy, Change Management
7 Mr. Alhad Jayant Mahajani Vice-President Zuventus Healthcare Ltd. Pharmaceutical Marketing
8 Mr. Srinath Sridharan Independent Consultant Management Consulting
9 Mr. Akhilesh Chauhan Director, Head Risk and Governance Deutsche Bank Banking, Financial Services and Insurance Risk Management

20th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 20th - 21st March 2021, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Ashu Mittal General Manager-Financial Planning & Analysis The Hitech Gears Limited Auto Ancillary FP&A
2 Ms. Ritika Agarwal Director RSva Solutions Pvt Ltd Financial Accounting and Advisory Services
3 Dr. Ravindranath P. Principal Consultant RK Swamy BBDO (P) Ltd. Marketing Brand Consultancy
4 Ms. Sudha Suresh Founder and CEO Mani Capital Financial Services
5 Mr. Shrikant Sinha Chief Executive Officer Telangana Academy For Skill and Knowledge Skilling & Employability
6 Dr. Sangeeta Velaskar Independent Consultant Healthcare and Wellness Dermatology (Skin/Haircare)
7 Mr. Murali Vaidyanathan President & Country Head - Liabilities, Wealth Management Equitas Small finance bank BFSI Marketing, Distribution and Finance
8 Ms. Kausalya Madhavan Founder Shopkhoj Content Pvt. Ltd. Travel IT
9 Mr. Prasan Ramachandra Director - India and APAC Business Bizbrain Technologies Inc IT Supply Chain
10 Ms. Sugandhini Karunanidhi Manager Operations Arm Embedded Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Semiconductor Program Management
11 Dr. Tanaya Mishra Global Chief Human Resources Officer Essar Projects Ltd Infrastructure EPC
12 Mr. Shailendra Kumar Soni General Manager Rohan Builders India Pvt. Ltd. Industrial Construction Industrial Infrastructure
13 Mr. Charudatta Prayag Independent Director Gillanders Arbuthnot and Co. Ltd., Kolkata Textiles Textiles
14 Mr. Rudrakumar B Jadeja CEO and Board Member Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Pvt. Ltd. Defence Electronics

19th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 23rd - 24th January 2021, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Nischal Chawda Human Resources Deutsche Bank Banking HR Governance
2 Mr. Ashok Kumar Tripathy Former IAS
3 Mr. MSRK Prasad Senior Vice President Ultratech Cement Limited Cement Manufacturing Human Resource
4 Ms. Henrietta Isaac Assistant General Manager - Training Habitat Micro Build Housing Finance Company India Financial Services Advisory - Product Design and Marketing
5 Mr. Chander Prakash Mannar Mentor 3ESS Enterprises IT Finance, Software, International Trading
6 Mr. ShaktiKumar Leekha Head - Marketing Bajaj electricals Ltd. Electricals , HVAC , Automation , Green Energy
7 Mr. Sampathkumar Chittibabu Director M/s Par Formulations Pvt Ltd. Pharmaceuticals
8 Mr. Santhanaraman Neelakantan Former Assistant Director(Engg) All India Radio and Doordarshan Media/Broadcasting RADIO/TV Broadcast/Live coverage
9 Dr. G. Rameshkumar Founder SSLR Consultancy LLP E-Commerce in Solutions & Services
10 Ms. MeenalK Zende Director Yadnya Brandscapes Pvt Ltd. Advertising, Marketing Branding, Advertising, Marketing, Creative, Media

18th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 19th - 20th December 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Ms. Preeti Vyas Chairwoman Vyas Giannetti Creative Strategic Branding Design and Communication Design Thinking and Communication
2 Ms. Ameeta Trehan Co-founder and Director Astraea Alternate Asset Pvt. Ltd. Distressed debt
3 Mr. Dasarathi Mishra Managing Partner Abhyutthana Financial Learning Centre LLP Financial Education
4 Mr. Harish Visweswara Managing Partner ECube Advisors Financial Services
5 Ms Shahana Basu Independent Director Voith Paper Fabrics India Limited Manufacturing PMC
6 Mr. Ramkumar P. Managing Director GSR Business Services Pvt. Ltd. IT / ITES
7 Mr. Karra Someswar Rao Senior Business Development Manager VCS Quality Service Pvt. Ltd.
8 Dr. Nirmala Lakshman Independent Director Sundaram Fasteners Ltd Publishing, Manufaturing
9 Mr. Sriganesh Padmanabhan Partner, S P Associates, Chartered Accountants Sriganesh Padmanabhan Chartered Accountant
10 Ms. Amrita Verma Chowdhury Director Gaia Smart Cities Solutions Pvt. Ltd. Information Technology Information Technology
11 Ms. Rajashri Ojha Director Raaj Gprac Private Ltd Pharma & Healthcare
12 Mr. Milind Nemidas Jawade Director K & J Projects Private Limited Construction Consulting
13 Mr. V. K. Yogesh Proprietor Rishabh Infracon Limited Civil Engineering
14 Mr. TusharS. Deochakke Managing Director RealDAQ India Pvt. Ltd. Real Estate Finance, Real Estate Development, Investment Management, Construction, Oil Industry
15 Ms. Padmaja Krishnan Director Emerging Edges Consultants Pvt.Ltd Management Consultancy
16 Mr. Rahul Chopra Director Enzen Global Energy Energy
17 Dr. Pushpa Trivedi Independent Director Acuite Ratings & Research Limited Financial Services Credit Rating Agency
18 Ms. AlkaArora Misra Principal Executive Director (Trg&Mpp) Indian Railway Railway Human Resource
19 Mr. Raj Kumar Gupta Partner M/S Gupta Raj & Company

17th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 21st - 22nd November 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. ShashiKant Maudgal Independent Director Tata Steel Long Products Ltd Metals Strategy, Leadership
2 Mr. Deepak Chatoth Vachali General Manager -Finance Airports Authority of India Civil Aviation
3 Ms. Mahpara Ali Independent Director Deccan Cements Limited Cement Banking & Finance
4 Mr. Deepak Mishra Independent Director Indraprastha Gas Limited City Gas Distribution
5 Mr. Ramesh Narain Misra Independent Director Indraprastha Gas Limited City Gas Distribution
6 Mr. Ravisankar Lakshmikanthan Finance Executive HSBC Banking Banking
7 Ms. Saroj Bala Independent Director Indraprastha Gas Limited City Gas Distribution
8 Dr. Akhilesh Kumar Ambasht Independent Director Indraprastha Gas Limited City Gas Distribution
9 Dr. D. V. Shastry Executive Director GAIL (India) Ltd Oil & Gas HRD, Training & Development, Project Management
10 Mr. Subhash Sheoratan Mundra Chairman Acuite Ratings & Research Limited Financial Services Credit Rating Agency
11 Mr. Dhiraj Lal Executive Director CORE (Continuity and Resilience) Management Consulting, Banking
12 Mr. Vasudeva Rao Anand Finance Director Haworth India Private Limited Manufacturing
13 Mr. Kishore Yalamanchili Independent Director Avantel Limited Telecom Equipment Satellite Communication equipment
14 Mr. Daman Dev Sood Chief Operating Officer Continuity & Resilience Services - Training and Consulting BCM, Risk Management, Crisis Management, Resilience
15 Dr. SubodhManohar Govardhan Head - Manufacturing Operations Krohne Marshall Pvt. Ltd. Manufacturing General Management, Project Management, Business Strategy, Supply Chain, Lean Manufacturing
16 Ms. Mythili Parthasarathy Chief Financial Officer Amtex software solutions private limited IT ITES
17 Mr. Rakesh Kumar General Manager JBM Auto Ltd. Automotive Sourcing, Supply Chain Management
18 Mr. Manoj Singh Founder MSN Exim Consultancy Services Finance, Accounting, Business Analysis, Taxation, GST
19 Mr. Nikhel Kochhar Partner JHS & Associates LLP Professional
20 Mr. Soundar Raj Director Finance Nxp India Pvt Ltd Semiconductor
21 Ms. Radha Vijayaraghavan Chief Executive Officer REV Consulting Service- Consultancy- Company Law, Corporate Governance and allied matters
22 Mr. MadhukarNarayan Hiregange Partner Hiregange And Associates Chartered Accountants Indirect Tax
23 Dr. Surya PrakashYadav Commercial Director V group Shipping Marine Services
24 Mr. Anil Narayan Sondur Managing Partner Anser Partners Software Fintech, Automotive
25 Dr. Arunkumar Balasubramaniam Director Research & Development Nokia Telecommunications Technology, Management
26 Mr. Parth Sugandhi Company Secretary Ramky Enviro Engineers Limited Service Waste Management

16th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 10th - 11th November 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Sharad Kumar Sharma Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer Bnp Paribas Asset Management India Pvt.Ltd. Financial Services Asset Management
2 Ms. Bindhya Cariappa Chief Scientific Officer & Executive Vice President Turkey, MEA & APAC Clintec India Pvt. Ltd
3 Mr. Ajit Kumar Chaudhry Former Senior Vice President Reliance Industries Ltd. Petroleum Sector Supply Chain Management
4 Dr. Bhagwat Prasad Sharma Former Chairman Pawan Hans Ltd Civil Aviation Airports, Airlines and Project Management
5 Mr. Dhiwakharan Naidu Chief Human Resource Officer KLAY-Founding Years Learning Solutions Retail Education Services Human Resource
6 Dr. Virat Joshi Head Sales - APAC Conneqtcorp Digital Specialization Business Process Mgt Services
7 Ms. Monisha Seksaria Senior Manager Deloitte Consulting
8 Mr. Kartik Seksaria Head- Investment Tech APAC Invesco Financial Services Asset & Wealth Management
9 Mr. Bhanwar Lal Bishnoi Head -Embedded Design & Development Center Larsen & Toubro Ltd. -Electrical & Automation Electrical Energy Electronics Engineering & Embedded IoT
10 Mr. Bala Venkata Ramana Gupta Elluru Independent Director Avantel Limited Satellite Communication and wireless systems, Tele Communication Equipment Banking, Corporate treasury, Corporate Finance, Financial Risk Management
11 Mr. Somnath Sarkar Consultant Agnikrida Energy Energy Management
12 Mr. Ashok R Kulkarni Managing Director Nikitha Build Tech Pvt.Ltd. Manufacturer of Pre Engineering building Steel Structures /Turnkey Solution Provider of construction
13 Ms. Shalu Bhardwaj Chief Executive Officer Peak to perfect global solutions Innovation & Technology , Filtering RO technique MBA (Mkt & Finance), PG - HR-XLRI, Labor law diploma
14 Mr. Sameer Garde President Cisco India & SAARC
15 Dr. Yadnya Mandar Pitale Independent Consultant MSME
16 Mr. Vazhothpalliyil Sreepadmanabhan Independent Director Hindustan Shipyard Limited Shipbuilding Law
17 Dr. Rajalakshmi Natarajan Independent Director Hindustan Shipyard Limited Shipbuilding Economics
18 Mr. Elango Srinivasan Chief Financial Officer India Nippon Electricals Limited Auto Ancillary Business Operations, Finance
19 Mr. Lalit Mohan Verma Finance Expert UKPFMS (Wb Funded Project Of Gouk) Financial Sector Chartered Accountant
20 Dr. Aruna Sharma Independent Director Jindal Steel and Power Ltd. and Welspun Enterprises Ltd.
21 Dr. Pradip Kumar Dutta Group Vice President & Managing Director Synopsys (India) Pvt. Ltd. Semi Conductor Electronic Design Automation
22 Mr. Debasis Gupta Consultant Management Consulting

15th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 12th - 13th September 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Sanjay Banerji Managing Director IdentLogic Systems Pvt Ltd Information Technology Loyalty
2 Mr. Balasaheb DattatrayaPatil Director - Project Hitachi Zosen India Private Limited Oil/Gas/ Energy/ Infrastructure
3 Ms. Vibha Sharath India Tax Analyst Autodesk India Private Limited Information Technology Taxation
4 Ms. Lekha Balachandran Managing Partner Resitech Electricals Manufacturing Operations
5 Mr. Soumitra Kumar Dutt Director First Act Global Pvt Ltd Management Consulting and Services Education, Technology etc
6 Mr. Asit KumarNanda Former Director Personnel Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd. Manufacturing Human Resource(HR)
7 Mr. Giri Krishnan Chief Executivr Officer Futures And Careers Service Industry Hr,Recruitment,Training
8 Ms. Vishnu Priya S Chief Executive Officer VIBOL Properties Private Limited Management
9 Col. P Prem Kumar Director Texco Defence Security Manpower And Engineering
10 Ms. Sangeeta Kulkarni Chief Executive Officer Brickwork India Private Limited Service Industry
11 Mr. Anirudh Gupta Chief Executive Officer Ashiana Financial Services Financial Services Finance
12 Ms. Varsha Purandare Independent Director Tata Capital Limited
13 Ms. Anuradha Thakur Independent Director Tata Capital Financial Services Limited
14 Mr. Nalin Shah Independent Director Tata Capital Limited
15 Ms. ReenaDayal Yadav Director Garage Microsoft India (R&D) Pvt Ltd Information Technology Technology, Innovation Management
16 Mr. KrishnanGanapathy Mohan Non Executive Independent Director The Karur Vysya Bank Limited Banking Information Technology
17 Mr. Keshavakumar D Chief Executive Officer L&T Construction Machinery Limited Manufacturing General Management , supply chain , production , Finace and Marketing
18 Mr. Ravishankar S Assistant Vice President Bharathi Cement Corporation Pvt. Ltd. Infrastructure Cement Manufacturing Marketing
19 Mr. Kapil Chaudhary Corporate Counsel, India and SAARC Autodesk India Private Limited Software Data Privacy, Artificial Intelligence, Technology Law
20 Mr. Manindra MohanPanda Director Atlas Financial Research & Consultancy Pvt Ltd Banking & Finance Banking & Finance & Research Consultancy
21 Mr. Shrenik Kataria Director Kataria CA
22 Ms. Lasya Yerramneni Director - services Zenoti Services
23 Mr. K Mohan Raidu Director Informatics India Software Development
24 Mr. Ravi Kapor Executive Director Indus Business Advisors LLP Management Consulting Business Strategy, Finance
25 Mr. Gaurav Prakash Head of Strategy BRTSIF Innovation Eco-system, Financial Services Venture Evaluation/Financing, Strategy and Business Development
26 Mr. Sudhir V S Partner Hiregange & Associates Chartered accountant
27 Mr. Venkata Prasad P Partner Hiregange & Associates Chartered accountant
28 Ms. Jessy Thomas Joseph Director Sterling Technical Services India Pvt. Ltd. Shipping & Marine Taxation, Audit, Forensic
29 Mr. Ajit Kumar Mishra General Manager Dedicated Freight Corridor Corporation of India (DFCCIL) Indian Railways Transportation, Government Project Management, Procurement, Supply Chain, Transportation, Dispute Resolution, Project Finance, General Management
30 Mr. Madhusudan Pillutla Credit Review Manager National Bank Of Bahrain Credit Risk Management
31 Ms. Komal Sunil Shahani Chief financial Officer National Commodity Clearing Limited Banking & Financial Services Finance

13th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 08th - 09th August 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Krishnamurthy Ravi General Manager MGM Varvel Power Transmission Pvt Ltd Engineering Manufacturing
2 Mr. Sudhanshu Singh Director Dell
3 Mr. Niranjan Mahabalappa Vice President Tech Mahindra Information Technology Manufacturing, Financial Services, Telecommunication
4 Mr. Vivek Gambhir Whole Time Director Godrej Consumer Products Limited FMCG Strategy, Organization Design
5 Ms. Anuradha Thirumalai Independent Consultant - Human Resources Human Resources People & Resource Management
6 Dr. Nirmala Murthy Independent Director Neuland Laboratories Limited Pharmaceutical
7 Mr. Sarat Chandra Bhadra Partner SRB and ASSOCIATEES Service Taxation & Audit
8 Mr. Balaji Nagabhushan Group Chief Administrative Officer Nagabhushan Balaji Logistics
9 Ms. Tanuja Vijaykumar Principle Systems Engineer Honeywell Technology Solutions
10 Dr. Joji Chandran Professor School Of Business And Management, Christ Deemed To Be University Education
11 Mr. Sharat Kumar K K Director Akesiss Pharma Private Limited Pharma
12 Mr. Thomsan George Director Akesiss Pharma Private Limited Pharma
13 Mr. Padmadas P Director Akesiss Pharma Private Limited Pharma
14 Mr. Ashok Kumar K Managing Director Akesiss Pharma Private Limited Pharma
15 Mr. Parayil George John Tharakan Independent Director South Indian Bank Banking
16 Mr. M George Korah Independent Director South Indian Bank Banking
17 Mr. Vinu Paul Alukka Managing Director Alukkas Jewellery Retail Jewellery
18 Dr. Sabu Augustine General Manager Human Resource & Admn Plant Lipids Private Limited Human Resource Management
19 Ms. Glory Hemabindu Lokekara Vice President Societe Generale Banking
20 Dr. Manoj S Regional Transport officer Kerala Motor Vechicles Department Govt. Of Kerala Road Safety, Management And Consulting
21 Ms. Sumi Joshy Director Agven Private Limited
22 Mr. Joshy Varkey Md And Country Manager Nyonkopa Cocoa Buying Ltd. Fast-Moving Consumer Goods General Management
23 Dr. Rupa Gunaseelan Director & Professor Bharathiar University Education & Education Services Human Resource Management
24 Dr. Ajims P Mohammed Principal Mes College, Marampally, Kerala Education & Education Services Management
25 Mr Abdul Anas Trikandy Designated Partner Abc Emporio Llp
26 Mr. Francis Rajan Premkumar Consultant Independent Aviation ICT Consultant Aviation - Airports Green field airport and Airports ict
27 Mr. Ashok Kumar Malhotra Unit Head & Vice President (Operations) SRF Limited Private Sector Tyre Cord Manufacturing
28 Mr. Padmanaban Anand Kumar Director i-calQ Healthcare Medical Devices
29 Mr. Vasudevan srinivasan Director Pioneer coldstore & cladding pvt. ltd. Manufacturing & Supply
30 Mr. Tushar Kant Mishra General Manager Coal India Limited Mining Procurement
31 Mr. Baskar Natarajan Independent Consultant Artificial Intelligence
32 Ms. Palini Prakash Somji Founder Quantum Human Resource Consulting HR consulting Global HR Integration , Organizational Development
33 Dr. Rajgopal Thirumalai Director Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited Healthcare
34 Mr. Raghunathan Aravamuthan Senior Partner A Raghunathan And Company Chartered Accountants Audits, Taxation, Regulatory
35 Mr. Pushpinder Singh Independent Director AU Small Finance Bank Limited Banking & Finance Information Technology & Payment Systems, Banking Service & automation, Retail Banking and Risk Management
36 Mr. Suresh Prasad Singh Chief Executive Officer B4B IT Solutions Private Limited Information Technology Sector Digital Transformation
37 Mr. Ramesh Kumar Dash Director - Finance Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Limited Shipbuilding (Cpse Under Ministry Of Defence) Finance & Accounts
38 Mr. Vipin Chandra Director India Insure Risk Management & Insurance Broking Services Pvt. Ltd Human Resources, Insurance
39 Mr. Baskaran Ganesh Iyer Independent Director Financial Software And Systems Private Limited
40 Lt. Gen. Kapil Kumar Aggarwal Former Director General Indian Army Defence Technology Managenent & Finance
41 Mr. Raj Vikash Verma Part-time Chairman & Independent Director AU Small Finance Bank Limited Banking & Finance Housing, Finance, Mortgage and Banking Sector
42 Mr. Anil Purushottam Kakodkar Independent Director Walchandnagar Industries Limited Manufacture of equipment for defence, Aerospace & Nuclear. Nuclear Scientist
43 Mr. Joseph Kiran Kumar Associate Vice President - Information Technology & Human Resources Eisai Pharmaceuticals India Pvt. Ltd Pharmaceuticals
44 Dr. Bhaswati Mukherjee Independent Director JK Lakshmi Cement Limited
45 Mr. Rajesh Koshy Chandy Independent Director Laurus Labs Laurus Labs Pharmaceuticals
46 Dr. Preeti Jain Director LanzaTech Energy
47 Mr. Tarun Samant Former Chief Executive Officer Tata Motors Insurance & broking advisory servciess Ltd Insurance Retail lending & general insurance
48 Mr. Debal Kumar Banerji Independent Director IFGL Refractories Limited Manufacturer Of Specialised Refractories Legal
49 Ms. Rupal Anand Vora Independent Director Walchandnagar Industries Limited and Bombay Cycle and Motor Agency Limited. Direct Taxes
50 Mr. Rajendra Prasad Sasmal Former Director Powergrid EHV Transmission systems Power Systems
51 Ms. Darshana Manish Thakkar Founder Transformation Manufacturing and business operations
52 Mr. Biju Rema Balagopal Chief Executive Officer Renodo Consulting Private Limited Consulting and Training Innovation, Design Thinking, Sales Transformation
53 Mr. Jagadeesh Maganti Head of Credit Risk National Bank of Bahrain Banking Risk Management
54 Ms. Natasha Benedict Hombal Senior Manager Taxation Mahindra and Mahindra Financial Services Limited Non-Banking Financial Company Taxation
55 Mr. Chaitanya Anand Wagh Chief Technology Officer JM financial Ltd. Financial Services
56 Mr. Mohit Shukla Head of India Legal and Lead - India Regulatory and Government Relations Barclays Bank PLC Banking and Financial Services Legal, Compliance, Regulatory and Governance
57 Dr. Hanif Usman Kanjer Director Rustomjee Knowledge City Pvt Ltd Education
58 Mr. Rohit Raheja Director Universal Mednet Pvt. Ltd Health - tech Software
59 Mr. Saumil Mehta Director & Country Manager The Kraft Heinz Company Consumer Goods General Management, Strategy

12th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 11th - 12th July 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Updeep Singh Chatrath Deputy Chief Executive Officer Sutlej Textiles and Industries Limited Textiles Textiles and Manufacturing
2 Ms. Ruby Srivastava Director - Finance, CFO Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited Energy Nuclear Power Generation
3 Mr. Murugan Kuppuswamy Director and Chief Information Officer 3i Cyber Solutions & Services Information Technology CyberSecurity
4 Mr. C S Anantha Subramanian Independent Financial Consultant Business Strategy and Strategic Finance
5 Mr. Saravana Mani Head - Innovation Kmart Group Australia Retail Retail, Supply Chain, Innovation
6 Mr. Aditya Mahendra Sheth Director Galiakotwala Engineering Company Private Limited Manufacturing and Engineering
7 Dr. Sujata Nitin Chincholkar Director Fr. C. Rodrigues Institute of Management Studies Education Finance
8 Ms. Faisy Viju Principal Consultant Human Capital Accelerators LLP Consulting Human Resource
9 Mr. Partha Kamal Sen Company Secretary
10 Dr. T.V. Muralivallabhan Independent Director MSTC Limited
11 Dr. R.S. Yeli Independent Director MSTC Limited
12 Mr. Subramanian Chandramouli Founder and CEO Vrddi Business Solutions Training & Consulting Sales
13 Mr. Srivathsa Kalale Nadaddur Co-Founder & Head Of Product Management Specrio Technologies Private Limited Information Technology
14 Ms. Ishita Medhekar Chief Human Resources Officer Metropolis Healthcare Ltd Daignostics Human Resource
15 Mr. Suresh Warior Independent Director Central Warehousing Corporation Logistics
16 Ms. Vibha Paul Rishi Independent Director Signify Innovations India Limited Lighting Lighting
17 Mr. Durga Prasad Kode Independent Director Nava Bharat Ventures Limited Manufacturing Ferroalloys, Power and Sugar
18 Ms. Shanti Sree Bolleni Independent Director Nava Bharat Ventures Limited Manufacturing Ferroalloys, Power and Sugar
19 Mr. Clement Dante Deputy General Manager (Inspection) Tamilnadu Mercantile Bank LTD Banking Inspection & Audit
20 Ms. Sumitra Vinit Goenka Director Ratein Infotech India Pvt Ltd Management Consulting and Recruitment Services
21 Ms. Gauri Jauhar Executive Director IHS Markit Energy and Technology Energy and Clean Technology, Strategy, Finance
22 Mr. Nagendran Sivaraman Director Sivamax Solutions Manufacturing Marketing & Materials
23 Mr. Balasundaram Venkatesan CFO -India and Middle East Frost & Sullivan Research and Consulting
24 Mr. Battina Ravindra Naidu Chief Operating Officer Kalyani Rafael Advanced Systems Manufacturing Defense
25 Mr. Venkata Subbarao Chunduru Director IBI GroupIndia Pvt. Ltd. Engineering and Technology Traffic and Transportation
26 Ms. Radhika Vijay Haribhakti Independent Director Rain Industries Limited Management
27 Ms. Nirmala Reddy Independent Director Rain CII Carbon (Vizag) Ltd. Chemical Finance
28 Mr. Anil Kumar Ganeriwala Independent Director Eastern Coalfields Ltd. Coal Administration and Project Management
29 Mr. Pravin Kant Independent Director Eastern Coalfields Ltd.
30 Mr. Vikram Penmetsa Independent Director Vijay Textiles Ltd. Finance
31 Mr. A R Shankar Chartered Accountant A R Shankar & Co Practising Chartered Accountant
32 Mr. Mukesh Rustogi Managing Director V.R.POWER EQUIPMENTS (P) Ltd Telecom, Power Telecom
33 Mr. Srikrishna Nuthalapati Chartered Accountant & Partner Brahmayya & Co Chartered Accountants Chennai
34 Mr. Nagaraj Maskeri Partner N2M Tek & Services Polymers and Conversions Executive Coaching and PSA Technology
35 Dr. Asha Bhandarker Director PNB

10th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 13th - 14th June 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr Sarvjit Singh Dogra Director - Finance Garden Reach Shipbuilders & Engineers Ltd Shipbuiling Finance
2 Mr. Praveen Nelanti Manager Deloitte Information Technology Banking
3 Mr. Nirmal Bansal MD/CEO Samvatsar Housing Finance Ltd Financial Sector Banking, Finance and Public/Government Affairs
4 Mr. Sachin Bhirud Delivery Manager -- IT Consulting, Automotive, Industrial Automation --
5 Mr. Govind Saboo Chartered Accountant Practitioner Financial Services Corporate Finance
6 Mr. Paramprit Bakshi Independent Consultant -- Banking, Private Equity, Management Consulting, Aviation Corporate Governance, Strategy, Innovation, Transformation, Digital / data / analytics, Business Management, Risk management
7 Mr. Gurdev Raj Bhatia Partner & Head of Competition Law Practice L & L Partners Law Firm Legal Competition Law
8 Ms Esha Chavan Pricing Consultant Dell IT Pricing Analytics
9 Mr Prakash Mirashi Director DeltaEta Cost reduction consultant Pvt Ltd Manufacturing, Process, Real Estate,Logistic --
10 Mr. Dilip Singh Principal Chief Operations Manager Indian Railways Transportation & Administration Rail transportation, Customer Relationship, Management
11 Ms. Jaya Guliani Director- Legal CMS Info System Ltd.
12 Mr. Sushobhan Sarker Former Managing Director LIC of India Financial Sector Life Insurance, Mutual Funds
13 Mr. Ajith Lakshmanan Former Executive Director LIC of India Life Insurance Digital Marketing
14 Ms. Sneha Khandekar Independent Consultant -- -- --
15 Ms. Sweta Shetty Head of Strategy Wilson Group - Dhanvarsha Finvest Ltd. FinTech, EdTech Corporate Strategy, Venture Capital, Business Development
16 Mr. Ramaswamy Jagannnathan Retd. Director Finance HPCL Oil & Gas Financial Planning/ Stragies/ Risk Management
17 Mr. Swaminathan Iyer Executive Vice President Tata AIG Insurance Company Ltd -- --
18 Ms. Alicia Yi Independent Director Zee Entertainment Enterprises Ltd Content and Broadcasting Content and Broadcasting
19 Mr. Pramod Pimplikar Managing Director Retired from Shalina Labs Pvt Ltd Pharmaceutical & Chemical Projects, Production Management, Quality & Supply chain
20 Mr. Parmod Sapra President Shapoorji Pallonji Bumi Armada Offshore Pvt Ltd. Petroleum Industry Offshore Oil And Gas Segment / FPSO
21 Mr. Kumaran Mani Chief Executive Officer TenthPlanet IT Services ERP Big Data analytics
22 Mr. Hari Gupta Former Executive Director Oil & Natural Gas Corporation Oil & Gas Project Management
23 Mr. Allath Santosh National Manager Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust NGO
24 Mr. Shams Jawaid Managing Director Datanerv Innovation Lab B.V. Information Technology Information Technology
25 Mr. B M Pounacha Chief Executive Officer Real Estate Heroes -- --
26 Ms. Suparna Chakrabortti Consultant A. C. Chakrabortti Associates Finance --
27 Ms. Chitra Talwar Former Vice President Pepsico Newyork FMCG Sales , Marketing, General Mgmt, Strategy
28 Dr. Sameer Mehta Vice Chairman Mehta Multispeciality hospitals India pvt ltd Healthcare --
29 Mr. Ravindranath Menon K B Senior Business Advisor Nexdigm Consulting Healthcare
30 Mr. Pankaj Sinha Head - Contracts Qatari Diar Real Estate Investment Co. -- --
31 Mr. Srinivasan Thiagarajan Vice President Cognizant Technology Solution -- Information Technology
32 Mr. Nandakumar Raman Practitioner -- Consultation - Transfer Pricing --
33 Mr. Rajendran Manickavasagam Managing Director Kaavian Systems Pvt. Ltd. IT Services Management Information System / Project Management / Finance
34 Mr. Rishi Bajoria Director Wires and Fabriks SA Ltd Manufacturing Business
35 Mr. Saroj Khemka Director Wires and Fabriks SA Ltd Manufacturing Business
36 Mr. A Rao Proprietor Rao Associates -- Manufacturing
37 Mr. Pradeep Kathuria AVP Finance JCB Construction Finance
38 Ms. Monisha Oberoi Director IBM Singapore Ltd IT, Telecom Cyber Security
39 Mr. Sandeep Zutshi Founder & Principal Consultant ZA Consulting FMCG Sales & Marketing
40 Mr. Harsh Jajoo Curator HVJ Leadership Coaching Leadership Coach Leader & Leadership Development
41 Mr. Ramaswamy Perumal Director H-Garb Informatix Pvt. Ltd. Financial Services Finance and technology
42 Ms. Jai B S Legal advisor SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd. Aerospace and Defence Secretarial and Legal
43 Mr. Seshadri Vangala CEO IFINTalent Global Recruitment and Staffing IT

7th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 30th - 31st May 2020, All India

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Anil Bhandari Chief Mentor ANB Global pvt limited Information Risk management --
2 Ms. Namrita Mahindro Chief Digital Officer Aditya Birla Chemicals Chemicals Digital
3 Mr. Bindingnavile Praveen CEO & MD BAG electronics (I) Pvt Ltd Electronics/Lighting Manufacturing Lighting, Automotive, Electronics
4 Mr. Parijat dutta Independent Director United India India Insurance Co. Ltd Insurance Reinsurance
5 Mr. Rajan Kapur Company Secretary Petronet LNG Ltd LNG Secretarial
6 Mr. Vinod Mishra Director (Finance) Petronet LNG Ltd LNG Finance
7 Mr. Prabhat Singh MD & CEO Petronet LNG Ltd LNG Marketing
8 Mr. Manoj Pawa GGM & President (L&D) Petronet LNG Ltd LNG HR/L&D
9 Mr. Sidhartha Singh Independent Director Petronet LNG Ltd LNG Finance
10 Mr. Sunil Srivastava Independent Director Petronet LNG Ltd LNG --
11 Dr. Jyoti Shukla Independent Directors Petronet LNG Ltd LNG --
12 Ms. Nehal Thaker Company Secretary Corporate Governance Advisor, legal Mentor for Start Up Governance professional, IoD certified, Legal Mentor Company law, Education law, Start up ecosystem
13 Mr. Prabhakar Nori Retd as Chief General Manager( Brand&PR) BPCL Petroleum & Natural Gas Sales &Marketing, Brand
14 Ms. Surekha Marandi Executive Director Retired Reserve Bank of India Banking Regulation , Supervision & inclusive finance
15 Mr. Panchanan Nayak Non Official Independent Director Oriental Insurance Company Ltd General Insurance Human Resources
16 Mr. Shravankumar Misra CEO Advance Cooling Towers Pvt.Ltd. Utility FRP Cooling Tower Manfacturer
17 Mr. Satya Prakash Independent director Easy trip planners limited Travel and tourism Civil administration and judicial- ex civil servant
18 Mr. Anand Garg Business Consultant Independent Healthcare, Telecom/Infrastructure Business Growth Advisory
19 Mr. Anil Yadav General Manager Nouryon Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. Specialty Chemicals Sales, Marketing and Business Development
20 Mr. Sanjay Mathur Managing Director Foseco India Limited Catering to Foundry Industry Foundry Fluxes and Chemical
21 Ms. Veena Iyer Director & Head of HR Societe Generale Banking Human Resources
22 Mrs. S Hemalatha NCCL Financial
23 Mr. Vishwavir Das Executive Director (Retd) Reserve Bank of India Banking Central Banking
24 Ms. Prashanthi Reddy Independent Consultant Technology Digital
25 Mr. Praveen Gogia Executive Director, India IT COO, India FIO COO Nomura Services India Pvt Ltd Banking, Financial Services Technology Business Management
26 Mr. Pawas Agarwal Founder & Managing Partner PathFinders Knowledge Advisory (PiKappaAlpha Corporate Solutions LLP) -- --
27 Dr. Asit Mohapatra Professor Indian Institute of Management,Ranchi Education Human Resources & Organisation Behaviour
28 Mr. Venkatakrishnan Ganesan Director Sales and Marketing G Venkatakrishnan Pharmaceuticals Sales and Marketing
29 Mr. Deo Shankar Tripathi MD&CEO Aadhar Housing Finance Ltd -- --
30 Mrs. Nirma AnilBhandari Director ANB Global Pvt limited Information Risk management IT - Cyber security Audits
31 Mr. Prateek Subhash Patil Promotor , Share holder and Managing Director Puneet Urban spaces Construction Architecture , Urban Planning , Transport Planning
32 Ms. Avni Malhotra Country Director Heifer International Non-Profit
33 Mr. Debashish Das Partner ELENCHUS HR SOLUTIONS Consulting Strategy, Finanace, Hr, Marketing
34 Mrs. Meenakshi Dewan CEO India Sanitation Coalition Water and Sanitation
35 Mr. Manivannan Janakiraman Director ETQ Consulting Ltd Financial Services Consulting
36 Mr. Jayanandan Puthanveedu Principal Consultant Beacon Consultancy and Training Management Consulting Management Systems & Ites Operations
37 Mr. Satishchandra S L COO and Head of Operations HTL Co. India Pvt. Ltd., Software Semiconductor Software
38 Mr. Sandeep Agarwal COO & EVP Happiest Minds technologies Ltd IT Digital Technologies
39 Mrs. Deepti Bhat Partner Kochhar &Co Legal Corporate Compliance
40 Mr. Ashok K K Vasudevan Managing Director - Festo Global Production Centre, INDIA Festo India Private Limited Manufacturing General Management / Manufacturing
41 Mr. Vidya KUMAR CVO BEML Ltd -- Ethics ,Vigilance and Risk Management
42 Mr. Ramesh Babu Chellappan Chief Strategy & Technology Officer Seyasoft -- --
43 Dr. Amit Gupta Director Callidus Training & Consulting Pvt Ltd -- --
44 Mr. K Lakshmisha Director State Bank Of Mysore -- --
45 Mr. Nihar Patnaik Director FBR Enterprises -- --
46 Mr. Venkiteswaran M R Retd. -- Banking and Financial Services Banking And Financial Services
47 Mr. Chetan Venugopal Co-Founder and Director Pierian Services Pvt. Ltd. Finance And Accounting Outsourcing Finance and Accounting Outsourcing, Strategy, Consulting, Hr Shared Services, Analytics, Mobility, Cloud.
48 Mr. Sanjeev Keskar Managing Director Arrow Electronics Electronics Sales & Marketing
49 Mr. Ramadurgam Raghavan CEO Au-Global Information And Technology Product Development / Talent Aquisition
50 Mr. Srinivasa Venkatappa Cofounder / Director Homepecked E-Marketplace Services Pvt Ltd Ecommerce Marketplace Construction / Real Estate
51 Mr. Nagaraja BS Sr. Associate PDS Legal Legal Services Corporate Law And Governance
52 Mr. Balachandra Salgundi Management Consultant Prerana Ventures Education Corporate Training On Financial Management And Us Sox, Fcpa Laws
53 Ms. Daya Sajnani VP HR Shapoorji Pallonji Construction / Infrastructure
54 Mr. Alhad Oak Founder YNZ Legal Legal Corporate & Software
55 Dr. Aparna Dwivedi Asst. Professor Sir JJ College of Architecture -- --
56 Ms. Mita Dixit Director Equations advisors Pvt. Ltd. Managment Consulting Family Business Advisory
57 Dr. Sangeeta Velaskar Consultant Kaya Ltd. Healthcare And Wellness Medical
58 Ms. Archana Mittal Strategic Advisor DETEL-India Consumer Electronics --
59 Ms. Bhairavie Puri Chief Operating Officer Kaya Ltd. Wellness --
60 Mr. Abhijit Sanzgiri Director Financial Services Risk Management
61 Mr. Zulfiquar Memon Managing Partner MZM Legal LLP Legal --
62 Ms. Mridula Jhunjhunwala Partner Doshi Chaterjee Bagri & Co -- Accounting, Audit, and Finance
63 Mr. Subramanian Ananthanarayanan Independent Director Belstar Microfinance Ltd Micro Finance Banking and Finance
64 Mr. Rangarajan K E Retd. -- Professional services Risk management; Corporate governance; Internal audit; BPR
65 Mr. Prasad A V D K National Head Premiertech Chronos Richardson India Pvt. Ltd. Bulk Material Handling System Sales & marketing
66 Dr. Sadakkadulla Jainallaudeen Independent Director IDFC Bharath Ltd Finance Banking
67 Ms. Gayathri N Company Secretary -- -- --
68 Dr. Natarajan Jeyaseelan Director Lahanti Lastmile Services Private ltd Finance Microfinance & Social Entrepreneurship
69 Mr. Sathyanarayanan RV HR & IR Management Professional Independent Consultant Service Sector Human Resources Management
70 Dr. Amarnath Ananthanarayanan Managing Director - Corporate The Sanmar Group Manufacturing, Chemicals, Shipping, BFSI General Management, M & A
71 Capt. Suryanarayanan Pullat Proprietor AUMNI Shipping Consultants Shipping, Trade, Logistics, Insurance Shipbroker, Arbitrator, Consultant
72 Ms. Rajshree Paatil Founder cum Director Uniqueehr Service Human Resource
73 Mr. Anil Kaushal Independent Director Oil India Limited Petroleum Telecommunications and Management
74 Air Mshl Sukhchain Singh Independent Director KRCL Railways Technical Strategic Management
75 Mr. Varun Ponduru Director Credicon Consulting LLP Legal, Finance Finance, Legal
76 Mr. Anand Mishra Chief Manager Brahmaputra Cracker and Polymer Limited Plant management --
77 Ms. Avnit Singh Director Aurobindo Pharma Ltd -- Pharma
78 Mr. Buddharaju Raju Independent Director Astra Microwave Products Ltd Microwave products and systems Research & Development
79 Mr. Verghese Jacob Director Byrraju Foundation / MMTV Social sector/ Media Engineering/ Management
80 Mr. Sunil Sharma Independent Director Astra Microwave Products Ltd Defence Electronics & Radars
81 Mr. Venkata Rama Sastry Vadlamani Independent Director Astra Microwave Products Ltd Manufacturing Electronics & Communications
82 Dr. Avinash Chander Chairman & Director(Independent) Astra Microwave Products Ltd Electronics Missiles, Systems, Avionics
83 Mr. Mohan Komandoor DESIGNATED PARTNER Komandoor & Co LLP Financial Consultancy & Audit Corporate Audits & Advisory
84 Mr. Dinesh Kumar CEO Blue Light Innovations LLP Digital Marketing, Internet services customer acquisition, lead generation
85 Mr. Dhirendra Choudhary Managing Director & CEO Freudenberg Filtration Technologies India Pvt Ltd Engineering (Air Filtration) Top Management
86 Mr. Arvind Agarwal Managing Director Meghraj Impex Pvt Ltd Electronics,Import export ,supply chain, Moulded Furniture,Textile Management, Finance
87 Mr. Sangameswar Sunkara Head of Risk Management Arab bank for investment and foreign trade Banking Risk Management
88 Mr. Rajendran Pillai G Independent Director Hpcl Public Limited Law
89 Cdr Mukesh Saini Managing Director Xitiz Cyber Security Solutions Pvt. Ltd Cyber Security and Privacy Cyber Security and Privacy
90 Mr. Rakesh Kundu Managing Director Erbe Medical India Private Limited Medical Equipments Sales and Marketing

6th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 14th - 14th March 2020, Chennai

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr Sundaram Prabhu IAAS(R)- Chairman -Board of Supervisors & Audit Committee Azizi Bank -- --
2 Mr Ayyanan Ramaiah IDAS(R) Former Controller of Finance & Accounts Defence Accounts Dept, MOD, Govt of India -- --
3 Mr Kirankumar Komaravolu Chartered Accountant Chartered Accountant Chartered Accountant
4 Mr A. Gopalakrishnan Director MM Forgings Ltd. Forging Forging (Manufacturing)
5 Mr Sridhar Kalyanasundaram CEO & Principal Consultant Suraaj Risk & Resilience Management Consultants Llp Management Consultants Enterprise Risk & Resiliency
6 Dr Shankar Madras Venugopal Vice-President Mahindra And Mahindra Automotive Ip/Knowledge Management/Innovation
7 Mr SG Suryah Director Kathir Media Private Limited Media Media
8 Mr Venkatachalapathy Nagaraj Chartered Accountant Chartered Accountant Chartered Accountant
9 Mr Chandrashekhar K Managing Director Schawk India Ltd. Pre Media and Graphics Brand Management
10 Dr N. Ragavan Professor Department Of Commerce, University Of Madras Academic Company Law, Direct Tax, Accounting Standards and Economic Laws
11 Ms Hemamalini Subramaniam Managing Director Live Connections Placements Pvt Ltd Recruitment Services Recruitment
12 Mr Athreya Tyagarajan Krishnakumar Director Prime Management Services Neutral Finance & Banking
13 Dr Sakthivelmurugan M Professor in-charge Dhanraj Baid Jain College Academic corporate Goverance& Finance
14 Mr Ashok Kothaneth Vice Chairman & Managing Director (Retd) J.Thomas & Company Pvt. Ltd. Tea Auctioning & Tasting
15 Mr Krishnamurthy Ravi General Manager MGM Varvel Power Transmission Pvt Ltd Engineering Manufacturing
16 Dr V R Sridhar Manager- Finance Sundaram Claytion Ltd (TVS Group) Corporate Governance,Strategic Cost Management, Financial Management Automobile

5th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 07th - 07th March 2020, Bengaluru

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr Rajesh K Rai Director Bangalore Paints Pvt. Ltd Paint Finance
2 Mr Ranganathan P K Chief Financial Officer Cyqurex Systems Private Limited IT Cyber Security
3 Mr Mohankumar Srinivasa Business Controller Esko Graphics India Pvt. Ltd. IT Finance
4 Dr Parthasarathy C R Group Chairman & Managing Director Sarathy Geotech & Engineering Services Pvt. Ltd Engineering Geo-Technical, Geophysical and Engineering
5 Dr M Manjunath Shettigar Professor Christ University, Bangalore Education Management
6 Mr Ramachandra Rao Ramineni MD Merlinhawk Aerospace Private Limited Aviation and Defence Sectors Aircraft and Defence Systems
7 Mr Shardul Kshirsagar Managing Director & CEO Fowler Westrup (I) Pvt Ltd Engineering Agriculture proceesing Technology
8 Mr Joseph Varghese Managing Director E.C.S. India Pvt Ltd Automotive Auto Component Manufacture
9 Dr Fredricks John Executive Vice President AG Resources India Pvt Ltd BPM Operations and HR
10 Mr Kumar Prasad B E Consultant KPSL iTechPath Pvt.Ltd Finance Chartered Accountant
11 Mr Aniruddha Ganguly Founder Eu Matter Consulting Management Consultancy Leadership Coaching, Strategic HR Consulting
12 Mr Arunachal Shankaranarayan Hegde CEO Apex Luminaries Pvt Ltd Lighting / Fabrication Lighting, Racks
13 Mr Shankar Venkatachalam Former Partner Vishruth Consulting Services IT Software/Services/ Banking
14 Mr Mr. Milind Digambar Kulabkar Former Associate Director - Legal Advisory Compliance & Litigation Cognizant IT Legal & Compliance
15 Ms Nandini Sinha Batra Management Consultant Sostakes Services Pvt. Ltd Consultancy/ Filter Rod manufacturing Finance
16 Dr Prem Pal Singh IT Consultant on Scientific Matters
17 Mr Ananthanarayanan T Management Consultant Agrata Consulting IT IT Consulting
18 Dr Purushottam Bung Professor & Director R.V. Institute Of Management Education Strategy & Entrepreneurship
19 Mr Raghunathan P Krishnamurthy Business Consultant Management Consultancy Management Consultancy
20 Ms Aparna A Pavate Deputy Secretary Rural Development & Panchayath Raj Department Govt of Karnataka Govt.of Karnataka Administration
21 Dr Krishna Kumar N G Consultant Business Growth Consultancy Services Management Consultancy Business Growth Consultancy
22 Mr P V Rai Managing Director Pixel Softek Pvt. Ltd. IT Project Advisory
23 Dr Raghu Nambiar Director Stradus India Services Pvt. Ltd. IT & Consulting IT Consulting, Healthcare SW Development
24 Mr Sudarshan Mandyam Narasiwodeyar Director CPG Global ISO Certification Cyber Security

4th One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 29th - 29th February 2020, Pune

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Shrikant Vasant Prabhudesai Plant Head Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited Engineering Manufacturing
2 Mr. Kailash Maisekar Founder Logitail Tech India Pvt Ltd ITIndustry ITIndustry
3 Mr. Sanjay Dayal Consultant Sharv Consultant Logistics, Manufacturing, Consulting Operation, Marketing, Turnaround, Company Valuation, Enterprise Valuation etc
4 Mr. Paresh P Madani Investor mentor Consultant NA IT Banking & Finance
5 Mr. Srinivasan Venkaatraman Ex-Managing Director Hoganas India Limited Engineering Strategy and General management
6 Mr. Brahmanand Reddy Patil Vice President UNO Minda Automotive Electronics and software
7 Mr. Shrikant Raghunath Marathe Engineering Consultant Automobiles Automobile R&D
8 Mrs. Kailash Abhay Nevagi Director Cyber Security IT Cyber Security
9 Ms. Rashmi Hemant Ghude CEO Kushal CREDAI Pune Metro Construction Management
10 Mr. PeruvembaVaidyanath Balasubrammaniam Founder Director Fractal Management Services Automotive International Business
11 Mrs. Aparna Narendra Sharma Managing Partner Surya Consulting Consulting Human Resources

3rd One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 22nd - 22nd February 2020, Mumbai

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Ms Sanjay Tiwari Chief Executive Officer 21CC Education Online Education Transportation, Logistics, Learning, Transformation
2 Ms Lakshmi R. Murthy Chief People Officer ITM Group of Institutions Education Human Resources
3 Dr. Preeti Singh Rawat Professor K. J. Somaiya Institute of Management Studies and Research Education And Management Human Resources
4 Mr Mahendra Deshmukh Associate VP & Head - Human Resource Hari Krishna Exports Private Limited Management Consulting Human Resources, Talent Management, Leadership
5 Mr Radharaman Panicker Managing Director Dangerous Goods Management India Private Limited Logistics General Management & Finance
6 Mr N.G.S Ramesh Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Stock Holding Corporation of India Limited
7 Mr Rajgopal Thirumalai Non-Executive Independent Director Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Limited Hospital And Health Care Health Care
8 Mr Kanakasabapathy Kumar Independent Director StockHolding Securities IFSC Limited Capital Markets
9 Mr Deepak Shetty Independent Director Container Corporation of India Limited
10 Mr Arvind Shukla Assistant Vice President Reliance Industry Limited
11 Mr Rishikesh Manuprasad Upadhyay Reliance Industries Ltd Energy, Telecom, Retail
12 Mr Alok Chandrashekhar Sapre Chairman & Managing Director CIA-Glocal Venture LLP Banks, Investors/ Asset Management, Real Estate & Energy, Management Consulting & Advisory Services
13 Mr Dinesh Vinayak Asai Associate Principal Manager - International Business Development STUP Consultants Private Limited Construction Consultancy Business Development
14 Mr Somasundaram Palamadairamaswamy Managing Director World Gold Council (India) Private Limited Gold & Finance Commercial And Finance
15 Mr Gopal Krishnan Sivaraman Independent Director Pioneer Embroideries Limited Textile Finance & Accounts
16 Mr Jogindar Kumar Baweja Independent Director Pioneer Embroideries Limited Textile Production
17 Mr Laxmikant Gupta Principal Riskpro India Ventures Private Limited Consulting Risk Management and Compliance
18 Mr Jaya Nigam Sr. Vice President & Fund Manager HSBC Global Asset Management Financial Markets Finance
19 Mr Rajesh Kumar Jogi Chief Risk Officer - India RBS Services India Private Limited Banking Risk Management

2nd One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 22nd - 22nd February 2020, Delhi

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Mr. Yogeshwar Sharma Executive Director & CEO Select Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd. Real Estate Mall Management
2 Dr Gopal Dhawan Founder and Chairman DDAG Private Limited Infrastructure Geology and Mineral Exploration
3 Dr. Mani Singh Mamik Former Dean School of Management AIT Aviation and Shipping Consulting
4 Mr. Deepak Sethi former Independent Director Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited Oil & Gas Independent Director
5 Mr. Rajiv Gulati Director Eliph Nutrition Private Limited Nutrition Pharmaceuticals
6 Mr. DevDatt Rishi Non Executive Director Kajaria Ceramics Limited Ceramic
7 Mr. Prashant Mishra Managing Director BMJ Group India Private Limited Publishing Medical
8 Prof. Yogesh Kumar Director JITM Skills Private Limited Skill Development Education, Social Works
9 Mr. Anil Prakash Gupta Managing Partner & CEO AN Corporate Transformation General Business Consulting
10 Ms. Ragini Rastogi Consultant Legal Corporate laws
11 Mr. Sandeep Kumar Mehta General Manager NEP Broadcast Solutions (India) Private Limited Media Business Management
12 Lt. Gen. Anil Malik Former Indian Army Indian Army CSR
13 Prof. Rajendra Prasad Bharti Director Lal Bahadur Shastri Institute of Management & Technology Management Education Organisational Leadership

1st One Day Directors Orientation Programme for IDs' Proficiency Test on 15th - 15th February 2020, Mumbai

Sno Title First Name Last Name Designation Company Name Industry Specialization
1 Ms. Harpreet A De Singh Executive Director and Chief of Flight Safety and Head of Corporate Safety Air India Limited Aviation Airline
2 Mr. Amit Radheshyam Bhavsar Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer IDBI Asset Management Limited Finance(Mf) Mutual Fund
3 Mr. A.K. Kanavat CA Consultant Finance
4 Mr. Ambarish R.Soda Independent Director Margo Finance Limited
5 Mr. Krishnan Vishwanathan Chief Executive Officer Kris Konsulting
6 Ms. Kala Agarwal Proprietor Kala Agarwal & Associates Corporate Law Company Law & IBC
7 Mr. Lakshmanan Vishwanathan Independent Director Pranavaditya Spinning Mills Limited Textile Finance
8 Mr. Sushil Kumar Agarwal Partner N. D. Kapur & Co. Chartered Accountants
9 Mr. Sanjay Khare Vice President & Whole Time Director Volkswagen India Private Limited Automative Mfg Sustainability
10 Mr. Chandrasekhar Subramanyam Kaliki Senior Manager Central Bank of India Fiinance Credit, Audit, Operations, Administration
11 Ms. Jayshree Ashok Dhere Director Rushwin Infosystem Private Limited Information Technology Information System Audit
12 Mr. Sasanka Das General Manager - Intermediates Chemicals BASF India Limited Chemicals Speciality Chemicals
13 Ms. Manjari Das Sr. Director, Operations WD Partners (I) Private Limited Retail Architectural & Interior Designing
14 Dr. Chandrashekar S. Payannavar CEO, Healthcare Strategy and Management Consultancy Dr. Chandrashekar S P Associates Healthcare - Medical Devices n Diagnostics Medical Devices Diagnostics Life Sciences and Biotechnology
15 Mr. Adayapalam Viswanathan Former Partner Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu India LLP Financial Services Financial Services
16 Mr . Mahendra Upendra Kolhekar Consultant Metals & Speciality Chemicals Procurement & Contacts
17 Mr. Jagadish Chandra Laddha Managing Director Century Textiles and Industries Limited Textiles Manufacturing
18 Dr. Niravkumar Anilbhai Mandir Chief Human Capital Officer Shree Ramkrishna Exports Private Limited Manufacturing & Export HR/ IR/ Administration/ Hse /Csr
19 Mr. M.V. Subaramanian Independent Director GobalSpace Technology Limited Banking Banking
20 Dr. Vinod Kumar Sharma Chief Enabling Officer (CEO) Dezin Consulting Private Limited Consulting Healthcare/ Pharma


Q.1 What is Orientation Programme for ID's Proficiency Self-Assessment Test all about

Ans. Ministry of Corporate Affairs has provided a platform to develop a databank of Independent directors by way of empanelment of existing Independent Directors as well as the professionals aspiring to become independent directors. Accordingly, any person who is willing to be appointed or is already an Independent Director is required to pass an ‘Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA) with at least 50% passing marks.

In order to assist you to pass the online test, Institute of Directors, the Knowledge Partner of IICA, is organizing ‘Orientation Programme for Independent Director’s Proficiency Test.

Q.2 How long is the Orientation Programme for ID's Proficiency Self-Assessment Test by IOD

Ans. 2 Half days in case of Online/Virtual mode and 1 full day in case of physical classroom training

Q.3 If I go for this course, then will I get a complimentary membership of IOD?

Ans. The registration fee for the programme includes one year Complimentary membership of IOD (to Non- members). However, if you would like to enroll for annual membership in advance, you will be entitled to get 15% discount on Orientation Programme for ID's Proficiency Self-Assessment Test by IOD.

Q.4 What is the process for registering for the Proficiency test after attending your programme


  • Register yourself with Ministry of Corporate affairs to get login credentials
  • Then, Login into the Databank at IICA
  • Go to the dashboard
  • Select the slot as per your convenience for attempting the test
  • Attempt the test as per the slot booked
  • Get test result and reports published
  • There is no limit on the number of attempts to pass the test

Q.6 Who are the faculty members for Orientation Programme for ID's Proficiency Self-Assessment Test conducted by IOD

Ans. This programme is being conducted by eminent faculty comprising specialists and practitioners drawn from industry, government, academia, professionals and NGOs spread over all parts of the country.For details please visit the following link

Q.7 Who can apply to appear for Orientation Programme for ID's Proficiency Self-Assessment Test conducted by IOD?

Ans. As per Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2020, every Independent Director and Aspiring Independent Director who have served as Director is required to pass an Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test.

Q.8 How many attempts a registered user can take for passing the Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)?

Ans. As per the explanation provided for Rule 6 (4) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2019, there shall be no limit on the number of attempts an individual may take for passing the online proficiency self-assessment test.

Q.9 What is the pass percentage for passing the Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)?

Ans. As per the explanation provided for Rule 6 (4) of the Companies (Appointment and Qualification of Directors) Fifth Amendment Rules, 2019 “an individual who has obtained a score of not less than fifty percent (50%) in aggregate in the online proficiency self-assessment test shall be deemed to have passed such test”.

Q.10 What is the time period for passing the Online Proficiency Self-Assessment Test’ conducted by Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA)?

Ans. Individuals not exempted are required to pass the online proficiency self-assessment test within 2 years of their inclusion of their name in the databank.