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Advisory Board

  • Shivshankar Menon

    Chairman
  • Rajendra Pawar

    Member
  • Romila Thapar

    Member
  • Satish Reddy

    Member
  • Patricia Uberoi

    Member
  • Sreemati Chakrabarti

    Member
  • Alka Acharya

    Member
  • Ravi Bhoothalingam

    Member

Shivshankar Menon
Chairman

Shivshankar Menon is an Indian diplomat, who served as National Security Adviser to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. He had previously served as the Foreign Secretary, the top diplomat in India. Prior to that, he was Indian High Commissioner to Pakistan, and Sri Lanka and ambassador to China and Israel. He has authored a book named, Choices: Inside the Making of Indian Foreign Policy. 

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Rajendra Pawar
Member

Rajendra Pawar is an alumnus of Scindia School, Gwalior and Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. He graduated from the IIT, Delhi in 1972 and was awarded an Honorary Doctoral Degree by the Rajiv Gandhi Technical University in 2005.Pawar has played active role in instituting quality processes and Phil Crosby's Complete Quality Management System in NIIT. Pawar is a member of the National Task Force on Information Technology and Software Development. He heads the Quality Committees of various Industry bodies, including the South African President's International Advisory Council (PIAC) on Information Society.

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Romila Thapar
Member

Romila Thapar is an Indian historian whose principal area of study is ancient India. She is the author of several books including the popular volume, A History of India, and is currently Profesor Emerita at Jawaharlal Nehru University(JNU) in New Delhi. 

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Satish Reddy
Member

Kallam Satish Reddy is an Indian business executive, and Chairman of Dr. Reddy's Laboratories.Reddy holds a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from Osmania University, and an M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from Purdue University. Since 1993, Reddy was the Executive Director in charge of the manufacturing operations of active pharmaceutical ingredients and formulations, research and development activities and new product development at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Ltd and also served as its Chief Operating Officer.In 2015, he was appointed as the Chief of National Safety Council (India).

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Patricia Uberoi
Member

Patricia Uberoi is currently Chairperson and Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies (ICS), Delhi. A sociologist by training, Dr Uberoi has taught Sociology at the University of Delhi and the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, and retired as Professor of Social Change and Development at the Institute of Economic Growth, Delhi. Her research interests centre on aspects of family, kinship, gender, popular culture and social policy in respect to both India and China.

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Sreemati Chakrabarti
Member

Sreemati Chakrabarti is Professor of Chinese Studies and Head (Chair), Department of East Asian Studies, University of Delhi. Currently, she also holds the position of Dean (Social Sciences) in the same University. She has been Honorary Fellow of the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi since 2003. In 2015 she became Vice-Chairperson of the Institute.  Between 2009 to 2012 she was also Honorary Director, Institute of Chinese Studies,  Delhi. She has a Ph. D in Political Science from Columbia University and holds Master’s degrees from Delhi University (Political Science) and Harvard University (Regional Studies – East Asia). 

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Alka Acharya
Member

Alka Acharya is a professor of Centre for East Asian Studies (Chinese Studies) School of International Studies, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). She was a  deputy Director (2012-2017)and a Senior fellow of the institute of Chinese studies, Delhi. She was Editor of the quarterly journal China Report (New Delhi) from 2005-2013. She was nominated by the Indian government as a member of the India-China Eminent Persons Group (2006-2008) and member of the National Security Advisory Board of the Government of India for two terms (2006-2008) and (2011-2012). She has authored a book China & India: Politics of Incremental Engagement, published in 2008. Her current research focuses on India-China-Russia Trilateral Cooperation and the Chinese strategic response to the post-cold war regional architecture, with special reference to China’s neighbourhood. 

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Ravi Bhoothalingam
Member

Ravi Bhoothalingam is currently Founder and Chairman of Manas Advisory, a Consultancy practice focusing on Leadership Coaching as well as on business and cultural relations with China, Mongolia and Myanmar. He is an Honorary Fellow at the Institute of Chinese Studies, Delhi. Ravi has traveled extensively in China and its neighbourhood, and is active in Track-II initiatives in the region. He is a member of the four-country Joint Study Group examining the feasibility and scope of a Bangladesh-China-India-Myanmar (BCIM) Economic Corridor.

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