T C A Anant – Chief Statistician of India & Secretary, MOSPI
Prof. T. C. A. Anant holds PhD. in Economics from Cornell University; MA in Economics from Delhi School of Economics and BA (Hons.) in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi University and is currently working as a Professor at Delhi University since July 1998
He is a member of the Expert Group on Trade and Competition Policy, Ministry of Commerce; Visiting Professor and Member, Academic Council, National Law University, Jodhpur; Member Advisory Committee for History of the Reserve Bank of India. He has participated in several high-level conferences, seminars, and workshops, and has a number of publications to his credit Read More
S Chakravarthy – Former Member, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission
Dr. S Chakravarthy* is a Civil Servant by profession, having been a Member of the Indian Administrative Service.
He is a Masters Degree holder in Mathematics and Statistics having stood
First Class First in the University. After joining the Government, he got a Doctorate Degree in Management from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. Subsequently he secured a Law Degree from the Delhi University. In addition, he has certificates in Public Administration and Public Enterprises from the University of Manchester, UK and Harvard University, USA.
His experience as a Civil Servant in India over 4 decades (1961-2002) has been essentially in the areas of Industries, Commerce, Management of State-Owned Enterprises, Corporate Law Implementation and Competition Law Enforcement. Competition Policy, Industrial Development and Export Promotion have been central to his specialisation. Specifically, this includes formulation and implementation of industrial policies of the Government of India, revival of sick State-Owned Enterprises and adjudicating disputes under corporate and competition laws. Competition Law enforcement and management, International Trade and dealing with WTO issues with a strong emphasis on consumer and public interest have been his focus area in the past decade.
Among the top assignments he held were Special Chief Secretary to Government and Member, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission. As Member, Company Law Board and Member, Monopolies and Restrictive Trade Practices Commission, his experience as adjudicating Tribunal is around 10 years. Presently, he is Advisor/Consultant on Competition Policy and Law. He is also a fellow of CUTS Centre for Competition, Investment & Economic Regulation, Jaipur Read More
R S Khemani – Advisor, Competition Policy Private Sector Development-Vice Presidency The World Bank Group, Washington D C, USA
R. Shyam Khemani is an Advisor to the Director of the Business Environment Department of the World Bank in Washington D.C. He has advised governments and businesses in several industrial and developing countries on competition, regulation and various micro industrial and trade issues affecting competitiveness. Until recently, he was adviser on competition, finance and regulatory matters to several Fortune 500/FT100 companies and government agencies.
Khemani has also been on the faculty of business administration and commerce at the University of British Columbia, Vancouver and several other Canadian universities.He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Economics from the London School of Economics, UK and has published monographs, articles in various journals and co-edited books on competition policy. Read More
Devendra Kodwani – Lecturer in Accounting & Finance Open University Business School, UK
Dr. Devendra G. Kodwani is presently working as a Lecturer in Accounting and Finance at Open University Business School, UK. His research areas include Regulatory Economics; efficiency / productivity; measurement in utility industries using DEA; privatization of PSU, particularly utilities such as power, water, telecoms and gas; Financial Economics.
* He is also a member of Visiting Faculty, CIRC. Read More
J P Lehmann – Professor of International Political Economy Founding Director, The Evian Group
Dr Jean-Pierre Lehmann is Professor of International Political Economy, IMD, Lausanne, Switzerland & Founding Director of the Evian Group
Since January 1997 Jean-Pierre Lehmann has been Professor of International Political Economy at the International Institute for Management Development (IMD) in Lausanne, Switzerland.
Prior to joining IMD, Jean-Pierre Lehmann’s career has encompassed academic, research, public policy and consulting activities in virtually all Asian and Western European countries, as well as North America. Recently he has also been managing projects in Bosnia-Hercegovina, Brazil, Argentina, Turkey, Egypt and Kenya.
In 1995 he founded the Evian Group (www.eviangroup.org), a forum and think tank based on a coalition of business, government and opinion leaders from both industrialised and developing countries for an open world economic agenda in a framework of responsible global governance. The Evian Group holds regular high-power meetings in Europe, Beijing, Taipei, Hong Kong and also in Lljubjana, Budapest, Istanbul, with events also due in Cairo, Lahore, Delhi, Dhaka and Johannesburg.
Lehmann is the author of several books, numerous articles and reports on modern Asian history, global governance and the international political economy and is engaged in different capacities in global public policy forums, as well as serving as advisor to international organisations and multinational firms.
He was born in 1945, of French nationality, obtained his undergraduate degree from Georgetown University, Washington DC, and his doctorate from Oxford. Read More
N L Mitra – Former Vice-Chancellor, National Law University, Jodhpur, India
Prof. N. L. Mitra, M.Com, LL.M., PhD (Calcutta University); Certificate in Human Rights (Strasbourg, France) is former Vice-Chancellor of National Law University, Jodhpur and National Law School University of India, Bangalore.
He is a life member of Indian Institute of Public Administration (IIPA), Member of India Law Institute (ILI), former member of the Executive Committee of Common Wealth Legal Education Association (CLEA) and Member of the Legal Education Committee of Bar Council of India (BCI). Read More
S L Rao – Former Chairman, Central Electricity Regulatory Commission.
Surendra Laxminarayan Rao is Chairman, Board of Governors, Institute for Social and Economic Change, Bangalore, Distinguished Visiting Fellow at TERI and a columnist in the Economic Times and the Telegraph (Calcutta).
He is an economist by training and has worked as a professional manager for 28 years in marketing and general management positions in multi-national companies and as an independent management consultant for five years. He has taught management for many years as visiting faculty in major Indian business schools.
He was Director-General of NCAER (National Council of Applied Economic Research) from 1990 to 1996. From 1998 to 2001 as the first Chairman of the Central Electricity Regulatory Commission he established it as an expert and independent agency.
He has written or edited eleven books, many papers and hundreds of articles. He is on the Boards of companies (like Reliance Energy, Honeywell Automation India Limited), research and management institutions (like IIM Lucknow, National Institute for Health and Family Welfare, Research and Information Systems for developing economies), and not-for-profit organizations (like Aga Khan Foundation of India, Madras Craft Foundation, Sanskriti Foundation). * He is also member of Governing Council and Managing committee, CIRC. Read More
Richard Whish – Professor of Law King’s College London, UK
Richard Whish has been Professor of Law at King’s College London since January 1991; prior to that he taught at the University of Bristol. He is also a Professor at the College of Europe (Bruges).
He is a qualified solicitor and was a partner at Watson, Farley and Williams from 1989 to 1998.
He acts as a consultant to a variety of companies and regulatory agencies, and is a non-executive director of the Office of Fair Trading; he is also a member of the Board of the Singaporean Energy Market Authority.
He is the author of or contributor to various books on competition law, including Competition Law, 5th edition (2003); Volume 47 of Halsbury’s Laws of England (with Ian Smith); the competition law chapter in Chitty on Contracts; the competition law chapter in the Stair Memorial Encyclopædia of the Laws of Scotland (with Ian Flint); The Competition Act 1998 (with Peter Freeman); Merger Cases in the Real World: A Study of Merger Control Procedures (with Diane Wood). He is co-editor with Peter Freeman of Butterworths Competition Law Read More
B K Zutshi – Former Indian Ambassador to the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade (GATT)/World Trade Organisation (WTO) and Deputy Chairman, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Jaipur, India
Mr. Bal Krishan Zutshi, superannuated from the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in January 1996 from the position of Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers. Since March 2000 he is working as Adviser to ICRIER (a non-profit Think Tank and Research Organization) on Trade Policy, Trade Law and WTO Issues. Earlier he served as Vice-Chairperson, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI).
He was also the Ambassador and Permanent Representative of India to GATT; Finance Secretary to the Government of Rajasthan; Chief Textile Adviser to UNCTAD; Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Commerce. GOI. Has experience in the WTO dispute settlement system as a panel chairperson.
Mr. Zutshi has a Bachelors Degree in Physics and Mathematics from the University of Jammu & Kashmir (1957) and a Masters Degree in Anthropology from the University of Delhi (1959), and in-service training throughout his career, including in the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, USA.
* He is also the member of Governing Council and Managing Committee, CIRC. Read More