The Implementation Team

The Implementation Team

IICA is being set up by a highly committed team of administrators, experts and young professionals, acting under the guidance of Ministry of Corporate Affairs and the Board of Governors. The Implementation Team, headed by an Officer on Special Duty deputed by the Government of India, is establishing IICA as an institution of excellence for capacity building in corporate governance and regulation. This includes developing human resource policies, infrastructure and partnerships with other institutes in India and abroad to enable IICA to provide state of the art capacity building programmes in relevant areas and subjects.

From the Government of India

Bhaskar ChatterjeeBhaskar Chatterjee,
Director General & CEO, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is presently the Director General and CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. This Institute is an autonomous organization established by the Indian Ministry of Corporate Affairs and is intended to function as a capacity-building institution and a think-tank for knowledge development/ dissemination and for rendering policy advice to the Government of India on issues relating to Corporate Affairs. Dr. Chatterjee graduated from Hindu College, Delhi and did his Post graduation in History from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University. Thereafter, he completed his MBA from the All India Management Association. He received his M. Phil from the Indian Institute of Public Administration in 1989-90 and his Doctorate from the Chitkara University in 2011.
He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and has held many distinguished positions. In 2008-09, he was Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission. Here he was deeply involved with a number of micro and macro-economic measures. He was also a part of the team responsible for shaping India’s response to the global economic crisis of 2009.
As Additional Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development, in 2006-08, he was associated with the complete overhaul of the National Rehabilitation and Resettlement Policy of India. Earlier (2004-06) he functioned as Principal Secretary, Steel and Mines in the State Government of Orissa. Here he was part of the core team that negotiated the single biggest Foreign Direct Investment in India with the South Korean Steel Giant, POSCO. The POSCO steel and port complex will come up in Coastal Orissa with a projected investment of Rs. 51,000 crores or US $ 51 billion.
Before this, he made significant contributions to higher education as Member Secretary of the Indian Council of Social Science Research (2001-2004) and to the advancement of Literacy as Director General of the National Literacy Mission (1995-2000). For his outstanding work in the field of literacy, he was presented with the UNESCO NOMA Award by the President of India in 1999.
He has presented several papers and articles on education and management and has made significant contributions to the Dang Committee set up by the Steel Ministry in 2006 and the Hoda Committee on the mining sector set up by the Planning Commission in 2007.
As Secretary in the Department of Public Enterprises, he was leading reform and change among Indian State Owned Enterprises laying special emphasis on Corporate Governance, revitalization of the MOU system, Human Resource Management, Sustainable Development and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Mr. Chatterjee is also a widely acclaimed management practitioner, theorist and teacher. He has written and lectured over many years on issues of motivation and team building. In 1990, he authored his first book – a path breaking work entitled Japanese Management – Maruti and the Indian Experience. Thereafter, he wrote his now famous Human Resource Management – A Contemporary Text which has gone into its fourth revised and enlarged edition in 2009.
Most recently, his widely acclaimed book, Leadership India – Leading Change, Changing Lives, was released at the World HRD Congress in February, 2011.

Mr. Rakesh ChandraMr. Rakesh Chandra,
Director & Head ICLS Academy , Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.

Mr. Rakesh Chandra is presently the Director & Head ICLS Academy of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) since 1978.
Mr. Chandra joined the Indian Corporate Law Services (ICLS) with the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) in 1980. Having the wide experience of 34 years, he has immence knowledge and experience of Companies Act 1956, MRTP Act 1969, Competition Act 2003, SEBI Act and regulations thereto including Accountancy practices.
Mr. Chandra has held very important position in Ministry of Corporate Affairs as Regional Directors (NR), Noida and (WR) at Mumbai. He was also posted as Registrar of Companies of Delhi, U.P, Orissa and J&K. As Director of Inspection & Investigation with the Headquaters of MCA, he was looking after the policies and enforcement cell of the Ministry.
Mr. Chandra handled several special tasks other than duties discharged as Registrar of Companies, Director (Inspection & Investigation) and Regional Director in the MCA. In 2001, he was appointed as Member Secretary of the first Committee on Modernization & Computerization of the office of Registrars of Companies. He was posted as Secretariat of the Ministry to assist ‘Irani Committee’ to recodify the Companies Act, 1956. He was also duputed in the “MCA-21” project to look after the domain related issues and was the key man for converting all forms under the Companies Act, 1956 into e-forms. As a token of recognition, Mr. Chandra was awarded appreciation letter by Justice A.N. verma, Chairman, MRTP Commission and by Ms.Komal Anand , the then Secretary , MCA for his outstanding work.
He brought several significant changes in online allotment of DIN , names , online approval of DIN and DPIN, green initiatives such as service of e-notices, e-documents and e-certificates etc. as Head of the ‘Drafting Group’for the task.
In order to regulate capital market and monitoring the function of the Stock Exchange, Mr. Chandra has held several special posts as Member of Board of Governance of Delhi Stock Exchange , U.P. Stock Exchange, Listing Committee of BSE and Chairman of Regional Task Force on Vanishing Companies.
With his immence knowledge and expertize in Corporate Law, he has been the Member of Quality Review board(QRB) of The Institute of Company Sectretaries of India and presently the Member of Editorial Board of its monthly journal “The Chartered Secretary “ and a Member of Apellate Authority for disciplinary proceeding of Members of ICAI, ICSI and ICWAI.
Mr. Chandra has participated in various International Conferences by International Monetary Fund, Singapore and United Nations Organization, New York, USA on Creditor’s Right in cross border insolvency and Judicial Reforms in Insolvency Law by UNICITRAL respectively and also participated in Corporate Register Forum at Singapore on International conference of Business Registering Authorities.
Apart from these, Mr. Chandra have published several articles in the field of Corporate Laws. Amoung many, one is the ‘Inspection Manual’ with new approach towards ‘Corporate Oversight’ published in 2011 and on ‘Strengthened Oversight & Improved Disclosure’ on utilization of IPO proceeds in 2010 Published by Ministry of Corporate Affairs.

The Administrative Core

ObroiN. S. Oberoi
Consultant Adviser, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

He has 30 years of experience with various ministries like Agriculture, Heavy Industry and Public Enterprises and then Ministry of Corporate Affairs from where he retired on 30th April 2006. He was on deputation to International Centre for Promotion of Enterprises, Slovenia as their Resident Representative in India. At IICA, he is a Consultant and Program Coordinator dealing with program organization and Logistics.

BS ChopraB. S. Chopra
Consultant Adviser , Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs.

He has 40 years of experience with various departments/Ministries of Government of India in administration and vigilance matters. He retired as Asst. Director General from the Department of Post. He is currently on assignment as Consultant and helps oversee matters relating to personnel and general administration at IICA and registration arrangements in connection with the conduct of various training courses etc. being conducted in IICA.

M. R. AroraM. R. Arora
Consultant & Logistics Coordinator, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

He is a professional in Public Dealing and Business Development with over 33 years of cross functional experience in Hospitality Services, Public Relations, Customer Relations etc. He retired as an Executive Manager at ITDC Cafeteria, IGI Airport, New Delhi.

Anand J. SharmaAnand J. Sharma
Accounts Officer, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

He has 19 years of experience in corporate sector, before joining IICA shri Anand J. Sharma served with Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi under Ministry of HRD as Consultant (A&F) In the IICA, he is responsible for work relating to Accounts & taxation of IICA.


Lata SureshLata Suresh
Librarian, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

Lata Suresh is presently the Librarian at the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. Lata Suresh graduated from Kanoria College, Jaipur and did the Post graduation in Sociology from Rajasthan University. Thereafter, she completed her Bachelor’s in Library Science from the IGNOU and then Master’s in Library Science from Madurai Kamraj University, Tamilnadu. She received her M. Phil from the Vinayaka Missions University and now pursuing her Doctorate from the University of Pune. With a professional experience of 18 years in her port-folio, Ms. Lata Suresh worked as Manager, Library at the Institute of Health Management Research, Jaipur, Rajasthan, India before joining Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. She is the recipient of Holy Maa Maya National Best Librarian Award instituted by Indore Divisional Library Association in the year 2011.
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Advisors and Experts

Gayatri SubramaniamGayatri Subramaniam
Program Coordinator – SMEs, Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Governance , Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

As a corporate trainer and a lecturer in Business Communication and Personality Development, Gayatri has a 22 years experience in the field of education, training and development. She is the programme coordinator and is responsible for arranging trainings and workshops for SMEs, Corporate Social Responsibility & Corporate Governance at IICA.

S. K. SharmaS. K. Sharma
Program Coordinator – Corporate Law, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

He is an officer of Indian Corporate Law Services and retired from Ministry of Corporate Affairs, New Delhi. He was associated with the work related to amendment of Companies Act, 1956.


Gauri RainaGauri Raina, MBA (Finance & HR),
Research Analyst, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs

Gauri is an MBA from IILM, Greater Noida. She is taking care of research work for Small and Medium Enterprises and related activities at Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. She is also involved in preparation of the background papers of training programmes on Competition Commission of India (CCI). Prior joining IICA, she was working with Wipro as a Financial Analyst.

Vineet Agarwal Vineet Aggarwal (IT Professional)
Research Analyst, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA).

He is a young IT professional who is looking after the IT cell as well as the website ( of IICA.