Board of Directors

Sudha Pillai is an Independent Director of our Company. She joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1972 with second rank on all India basis. One of the foremost women to serve in the Indian civil services, She was appointed as member-secretary of the Planning Commission in 2010 in the rank of minister of state- the first woman to hold this office. She has 45 years of rich experience in policy formulation relating to Technology Transfer, Foreign Investment and Competition Law, National Skill Development Policy and Safety, Health & Environment at Workplace. In her four decade long career she has also served as union secretary of labour and employment and in the ministries of industry and corporate affairs. She was also the first woman to be appointed as principal secretary finance in the government of Kerala. All through her career she focused on getting things done and made significant contribution to policy making and implementation.

She holds a BA Honors Degree in English Literature (gold medalist) and a Masters Degree in Psychology (gold medalist) from Punjab University and a Master’s degree in Public Administration from Kennedy School of Government School at Harvard University, USA with special areas of interest in Impact of Foreign Direct Investment on Employment & Growth, Macro Economic Policy, World Food System, Equity in Rural Development Policy, Leadership & Mobilization of Group Resources.

She is also serving on the board of Jubilant Life Science Limited, Dalmia Cement (Bharat) Limited, Fullerton India Credit Company Limited, among others. She was also an Ex-Officio Member of Indian Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd. and the Central Councils of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Company Secretaries of India & Institute of Cost Accountants of India. She joined our Company as an Additional Independent Director w.e.f. April 26, 2019.