Senior Management


Arvind Mayaram, Ph.D., IAS(R)(Former Finance Secretary of India) Chairman,
Arvind Mayaram has a Ph.D. in Finance. Presently he is an independent thinker and Chairman, CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition. He has earlier held the positions of Finance Secretary and Special Secretary in Ministry of Rural Development, Government of India. He has also been the Alternate Governor for India on the Boards of World Bank, ADB, and African Development Bank. He was India’s finance deputy in G20 and BRICS. He was also on the Boards of the Reserve Bank of India and the Securities Exchanges Board of India. He was India’s chief negotiator for BRICS New Development Bank and Asian Infrastructure Development Bank, and co-chair of the Framework Working Group of G-20. He spearheaded the establishment of the framework for mainstreaming Public-Private partnerships in India and designed the first PPP module for delivering infrastructure in the rural areas. He was Vice President of the World Association of Investment Promotion Agencies (WAIPA), formed under the aegis of UNCtAD, UNIDO, FIAS, and MIGA for two terms in early 2000. He has been an investment promotion expert with UNCTAD for several years and his expertise in the area of PPPs is internationally acknowledged. Read More


Pradeep S MehtaSecretary cum Treasurer,
Pradeep S Mehta is the Secretary cum Treasurer of the CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). Mr. Mehta is the founder Secretary-General of the Jaipur-based Consumer Unity & Trust Society (CUTS International), leading economic policy research, advocacy, and networking, a non-governmental group in India, with offices in Nairobi, Lusaka, Accra, Hanoi, and Geneva. CUTS was established in 1983 and has completed 30 glorious years. He has studied commerce at the Calcutta University and law at the Rajasthan University, Jaipur. In April 2012, Mehta has been nominated to the High-Level Stakeholders Panel of WTO on Defining the Future of Trade. He has been an Honorary Adviser to the Commerce & Industry Minister of India and NGO Adviser to the WTO Director-General from 2002 to 2005. Recently he has been a Member of the Planning Commission’s Steering Committee on Industry and Chairman of its Task Force on National Competition Policy. Further, he has also Chaired the Ministry of Road Transport and Highways’s Working Group on Road Safety Education. He serves on several policy-making bodies of the Government of India and Inter-Governmental Organisations related to trade, investment, competition, environment, and consumer affairs. He chairs the advisory committee of the South Asia Watch on Trade, Economics, and Environment(SAWTEE), Kathmandu. In the past, he has served on the governing boards of the International Centre for Trade and Sustainable Development (ITCSD); Geneva, Consumer Coordination Council, New Delhi and on the Global Policy and Campaigns Committee on Economic Issues of Consumer International, London. A prolific writer, gifted speaker, skilled trainer and organizer in the social science field, Mehta has been named as one of the 30 most famous columnists in India by a leading newspaper in India. He has published/edited several books and papers on trade, investment, competition, and development.
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Nidhi MaheshwariChief Operating Officer,
Nidhi Maheshwari holds an MBA degree with distinction, specializing in the stream of International Business. She has proven expertise in research, brand building, networking, compliance, and corporate negotiations, with a rich experience of over 18 years in the Financial Services Industry. A top management strategist, planner & executor who has successfully managed pan India and overseas businesses and large teams, with complete business operations. Has been actively writing research articles for industry journals. She has built a positive brand environment in the market place by networking with Government bodies, top managerial persons of corporate houses and UHNIs. She also has hands-on experience in the area of economic governance and capacity building. She has actively assisted policy-making bodies in investment, trade, and finance. She has been a policy advocate and an influential speaker in several national and international conferences. She is now keen to take a break from the business world and work actively in a research organization for a few years to contribute to society in a not for profit environment and for personal growth. Read More

Team Operation


Pranay BhatnagarIT Manager(Web & IT),
Qualification-Diploma in Electronics. MCSE. CCNA,ITIL
Experience & About Over 16 years of experience across diverse domains such as, Infrastructure Management ,Project Management, Customer and Business Solutions ,Business Analysis, Operations Management and Stakeholder Management. Worked in DHL , Fedex , Accenture and have a vast knowledge of Infrastructure support ,Application support. Leading IT vision, strategy, goals, budget and initiatives for business support. Solution architect for IT systems & processes re-engineering, IT Risk management, Governance and compliance, transformation & transitions, quality assurance, client relationship management & customer retention. Comprehensive experience in IT Outsourcing Management, Contracts management, Resources deployment, defining SOWs & SLAs & overall Quality Assurance. Attained objectives of cost effectiveness, accelerate time to managed business demands. Read More


Rahul Kumar Assistant Manager (Accounts),
Qualification-B. Com
Experience: 5 years’ experience in Accounts.
Specialization: Prepare Voucher of Cash Transaction, Bank Transaction, and Other expenses daily and enter it into Accounting Software and keep all the records in a safe place. Bank Reconciliation. Preparation of Trading & Profit & Loss & Balance Sheet. Preparation of Income Tax Return in the Web-e-Tax. Filling Sale Tax, Income Tax, Service Tax Returns, TDS.
Strengths: Problem-solving, reliability, initiative, discretion, multi-tasking, prioritizing, positive attitude and communication and interpersonal skills
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Helen Victoria Saldanh  Administration Manager ,
Helen Victoria Saldanha is Administration Manager at CUTS Institute for Regulation & Competition (CIRC). At CIRC, she is responsible for the entire administrative,  community, and official matters to ensure smooth functioning of activities and processes in multiple lines of business. Required full-time availability with flexible hours. Prior to joining CIRC, she worked with Maulana Azad National Academy for Skills (MANAS) , Ministry of Minority Affairs, New Delhi as a Consultant, MANAS is an ambitious and over-arching skill development architecture, aimed at providing an all India Level training framework, based upon tie-ups with National/International training organizations (on PPP mode) for imparting training to the minority population, for skills that are currently in demand. And also she has more than 23 years of working experience including in Bureau of Investment Promotion (Govt. of Rajasthan) Read More


Ram Kumar Office Assistant,