Board of Directors
Shri Pankaj Kumar, IAS
Shri Pankaj Kumar, IAS is the Chief Secretary of Gujarat State. Shri Pankaj Kumar is a Senior IAS Officer of 1986 batch. He has done his B. Tech (Civil Engineering) from IIT, Kanpur and MBA (Public Policy & Management) from ICPE, Ljubljana.
He has wide experience in various departments such as Revenue, Home, Health and Family Welfare, Agriculture and Disaster & Relief Management in various capacities. He has also served in state PSUs like Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB), Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation etc. He worked as Collector and DDO in several districts as well. He also served as Addl. Principal Secretary to Honorable Chief Minister, Gujarat. He worked as Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Gujarat before his appointment as Chief Secretary.
He led series of reforms in Revenue Department including development of online portal iORA that facilitated online Non-Agricultural (NA) permission and Land Premium Payment notably. He had fostered changes in working culture to be more open, transparent, and accountable. He had also extensively used Social Media in governance specially during National Disasters. He has been assigned the task to guide and supervise Health & Family Welfare Department for entire work relating to Covid-19 activities for the State of Gujarat.
In addition to his responsibility as Chief Secretary of the State, he is also Chairman of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited, Gujarat Alkalies & Chemicals Limited, Gujarat State Fertiliser & Chemicals Ltd., Gujarat Narmada Valley Fertilisers & Chemicals Ltd., Gujarat Maritime Board, Gujarat Gas Limited and Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat State Petronet Limited.
Shri Raj Kumar, IAS
Shri Raj Kumar, IAS is a Gujarat Cadre officer of Indian Administrative Services belonging to 1987 batch. He possesses a degree of B.Tech. in Electrical Engineering and M. Sc. in Public Policy. He commands a very vast and varied experience. As an IAS officer, Shri Raj Kumar, IAS has worked in various capacities covering a very wide spectrum of Government departments, both at State and Central level. Presently, he is the Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Gujarat. Before being appointed as ACS (Home), Shri Raj Kumar, IAS served as Secretary, Department of Defence Production, Ministry of Defence, Govt of India. He has been Chairman/Managing Director/ Director in many Central & State PSUs, during his tenure in government service.
During his long spanning career, Shri Raj Kumar, IAS has also participated in various national and international training programmes covering a wide range of topics.
Shri Raj Kumar, IAS has received many awards during his career in recognition of excellence in service and he also has several publications to his credit.
Shri Milind Torawane, IAS
Mr. Milind Torawane, IAS is a Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic & Telecommunication). He has held various important positions in Government of Gujarat (GoG) like Municipal Commissioner-Surat Municipal Corporation, Secretary-Housing & Nirmal Gujarat, Additional Chief Executive-Gujarat Urban Development Mission, Director-Diamond Research & Mercantile City Limited, etc. Lastly, he was Managing Director-Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited.
Shri Balwant Singh, IAS (Retd.)
Shri Balwant Singh, IAS (Retd.) has more than 40 years of rich and diversified experience of having led various Government departments and State Public Sector Undertakings. He has held various important positions in Government of Gujarat such as Principal Secretary (Energy and Petrochemicals Department), Principal Secretary (Ports and Fisheries), Additional Chief Secretary (Home) and Additional Chief Secretary (General Administration Department).
He has also served as Managing Director of Gujarat State Fertilizers and Chemicals Limited (GSFC), Managing Director of Gujarat State Narmada Valley Fertilizer Company (GNFC), Chairman of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited, Chairman of Gujarat State Petronet Limited (GSPL) and Chairman of Gujarat Maritime Board (GMB).
Post his retirement Shri Singh also served as State Chief Information Commissioner (CIC), Gujarat State and Chairman of Gujarat State Police Complaints Authority (GSPCA).
Prof. Yogesh Singh
Prof. Yogesh Singh is the Vice Chancellor of University of Delhi. He has been the Director of Netaji Subhas Institute of Technology, Delhi and Vice Chancellor of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda, Gujarat. He received his M.Tech. (Electronics & Communication Engineering) and Ph.D. (Computer Engineering) degrees from National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana. Prof. Singh has an iconic track record of quality teaching, innovation and research with 'h' index of 31 and citation index of 3248, reported by Google scholar as on 11th November, 2019. A great mentor who has supervised 23 Ph.Ds in the area of Software Engineering. His areas of research include Software Testing, Software Quality & Metrics and Empirical Software Engineering. He is listed as the third best amongst the most productive Indian authors for participating in Software Engineering Research as reported by "Indian Computer Science Research Output during 1999 - 2008, Qualitative Analysis" published in Journal of Library & Information Technology, November 2010. He has more than 250 publications in International and National Journals/Conferences. He wrote a book on "Software Testing" published by Cambridge University Press, England (2011). He has also co-authored books on Software Engineering published by New Age International Delhi and Object Oriented Software Engineering published by PHI Learning, Delhi. He is the Chairman, Governing Board, Information and Library Network (INFLIBNET) Centre, Gandhinagar with effect from 31st January, 2018. He is a member of the Executive Committee of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) with effect from 3rd October, 2019. He is also a Member of Board of Governors of the Academic of Science and Innovative Research (ACSIR) India from 16th January, 2020. Prof. Singh was the Chairman, Central Regional Committee, All India Council for Technical Education, Bhopal (covering States of Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh & Gujarat). He was member of the General Council of National Assessment and Accreditation Council (NAAC) and was also the member of the Governing Council of Association of Indian Universities. He has served as Dean, University School of Information Technology, Controller of Examinations and Director Students Welfare of Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, Delhi. He has been a part of the prestigious 'Yale-India Leadership Programme' at Yale University, USA. Visited Columbia University, New York State University, Stony Brook University and Cooper Union College under the aegis of this Programme.
Shri Bhadresh Mehta
Shri Bhadresh Mehta is Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Cost Accountant by qualification. He holds professionally qualified senior managerial experience with a proven success of over 25 years in steering finance, audit and infotech functions of reputed business groups. His areas of specialization are strategic planning, financial management, auditing, information technology and risk management.
Dr. Rekha Jain
Independent Woman Director
Dr. Rekha Jain is a post-graduate in Physics from University of Delhi. She completed her Ph.D. from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. She has served as Professor in the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad from June 1985 to December 2019 (i.e. till superannuation). She has over 37 years of diverse experience and special knowledge in Information Technology, Payment & Settlement Systems, Business Management and Risk Management.
She has served as an Independent Director on the Board of Telecommunication Consultants of India Ltd. (TCIL) from 2015-2019 and also chaired the Audit Committee of the Board of TCIL.
She is presently a freelance Strategic IT/ Telecom Policy Consultant and also have been elected a Shareholder Director of Punjab National bank w.e.f. 12.09.2021 for a period of three years.
Shri Sanjeev Kumar, IAS
Shri Sanjeev Kumar, IAS is Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited. He has done B. Tech (Hons.) from I.I.T. Kharagpur and Masters in Public Affairs from Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, USA. He has very rich knowledge and wide experience of working in various Government Departments and Public Sector Undertaking.
He has held distinguished positions in Government of Gujarat including Collector of Kheda & Gandhinagar. He has vast experience in Finance Department wherein he has served as Addl. Secretary (Budget), Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Economic Affairs) in Government of Gujarat.
He was Managing Director of Gujarat State Investment Limited. He has also served as Director on the Board of various Companies including Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd, Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation, Gujarat State Electricity Corporation, Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation, Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited, Gujarat State Transport Corporation Ltd, Gujarat Infrastructure Development Board, Diamond Research and Mercantile City Ltd, Urban Ring Development Corporation Ltd, Dholera Industrial City Development Ltd.