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Our Advisory Board consists of eminent panel of former policy makers, senior professionals and reputed academicians.

V. SubramanianV. Subramanian, Former Secretary to Government of India, and Chairman of the Advisory Board

Mr. Subramanian is a member of Indian Administrative Service (IAS) with 37 years of experience in key senior roles with Government of India. A commercially astute policy maker, Mr. Subramanian has significant expertise in Energy, Infrastructure, Industrial Development and Finance. He is currently advisor and board member of a number of private, public sector enterprises and industry associations.

In his Union Government roles, he has served as the Secretary Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, wherein he led the country’s policy making and regulation in this sector. Prior to this, he was the Financial Advisor in the Ministry of Civil Aviation and Director in Ministry of Finance, Government of India. During his tenure with Government of West Bengal, Mr. Subramanian served as the Secretary, Department of Power, as the Secretary, Department of Labour, and as the Managing Director, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation.

Prakash C JhaPrakash C Jha, Former Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India

Mr. Jha was in the Indian Revenue Service for 36 years and has served as the Chairman, Central Board of Excise and Customs, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He has led formulation, implementation, and enforcement of Indirect Tax policy/laws, trade facilitation and harmonization of trade procedures; dealing with personnel matters of a workforce of over 72,000 employees; successful countrywide automation of various business processes through EDI, ICES, and ACES.

Mr. Jha has led country delegations for international trade negotiations, represented India in international forums like WCO, WTO, UNCTAD; has specific experience of working with SAARC countries; and has had sustained interaction with government leaders, administrators in India and abroad, public and private sector chiefs and transnational corporates on all indirect tax matters. He has remained closely associated with formulation of Goods and Services Tax (GST) policy. Mr. Jha is an Independent Director of SAIL (Steel Authority of India Limited) and consults with Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) as an Expert Advisor on selected public policy matters.

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