Board of Directors
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 Chief Secretary to Government of Gujarat. Before being appointed as Chief Secretary, to Government of Gujarat, Shri Raj Kumar, IAS served as Additional Chief Secretary, Home Department, Government of Gujarat, 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 J.P Gupta, IAS
Shri J. P. Gupta, IAS is a 1991 batch Senior IAS Officer having rich experience in the field of Management & Administration, he has done Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical). He has held various important positions in Government of Gujarat (GoG) including Commissioner at Health & Medical Edu Dept., Commissioner of Health at Health & Family Welfare Dept., Mission Director at State Rural Health Mission, Commissioner at Transport Dept. Gandhinagar, Spl. Commissioner at Finance Dept. Commercial Taxes Ahmedabad, etc.
He has served as Director on the Board of various Companies including Bhavnagar Energy Company Limited, Gujarat Water Infrastructure Limited, Gujarat State Investment Limited, The Gujarat State Civil Supplies Corporation Limited, Guj Info Petro Limited, Gujarat Arogya Seva Private Limited, Gujarat Urban Development Company Limited, Gujarat Medical Services Corporation Limited. At present, he is Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Gujarat.
Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS
Smt. Mamta Verma, IAS, is MA with Psychology and has done Post Graduation in Physiology. She is a Senior IAS Officer having rich experience in the field of Management & Administration. She has held various distinguished positions in Government of Gujarat such as Collector, District Development Officer, Additional Industries Commissioner, CEO of Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority and Special Commissioner, Commercial Taxes, Director, Municipal Administrator, CEO of Gujarat Urban Development Corporation, Secretary to Government, Industries and Mines Department. Presently, she is Principal Secretary to Government, Energy & Petrochemicals Department, Sachivalaya, Gandhinagar.
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 Milind Torawane, IAS
Shri Milind Torawane, IAS, is the Managing Director of Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Limited and Gujarat Gas Limited. He has done Bachelor of Engineering (Electronic & Telecommunication) and Masters in Public Administration at the Maxwell School of Syracuse University, USA.
He was Commissioner of Rural Development and Secretary to Government (Rural Department), Panchayats, Rural Housing & Rural Development Department. Further he has also 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.
He has vast experience of working in the Finance Department of Government of Gujarat, as the Secretary (Expenditure) and also as the Secretary (Economic Affairs).
He had also served as the Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL) and Gujarat State Investment Limited (GSIL). He has also served as Director on the Board of various Companies likes Gujarat State Financial Services Ltd (GSFSL), Gujarat State Electricity Corporation Limited (GSECL), Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation (GMDC), Gujarat Urja Vikas Nigam Limited (GUVNL), etc.
Shri Milind Torawane, IAS, was awarded the best District Development Officer [District - Narmada (Rajpipla)] in the year 2004-05. He was also declared the best Collector and District Magistrate in the year 2007-08 and 2009-10 by the Government of Gujarat.