Board of Governors
A visionary entrepreneur, an innovative strategist and an ardent philanthropist, Shri.M. G. George Muthoot has emerged as an inspiring role model and business leader of our country.
A graduate in mechanical Engineering and an alumnus of reputed universities including Harvard and Wharton, he was recently conferred with the ‘Emerging Business Leader of the Year’ award. Presently, he is the National Executive Committee Member of FICC, current Chairman of FICCI, Kerala State Council and Lay Trustee of the Malankara Orthodox Syrian Church.
His unwavering focus on principles of ethics, values, dependability, trustworthiness, integrity, sound governance and prompt service have contributed in great measure to the growth of The Muthoot Group.
Shri. Pratip Chaudhuri, a 1974 batch alumnus of university Business School, Chandigarh, is the former Chaiman of the State Bank of India (SBI). With over 40 years of rich experience in the banking sector, he has held several important positions in SBI including Group Executive of International Banking, Managing Director, Chairman of SBI Global Factors, Director of State Bank of Travancore, Mysore among others.
A Master’s in Science and Statistics from the University of Rajasthan, he serves as an Honorary Secretary of Indian Banks’ Association and is also a Member of the Board of Governors at National Institute of Financial Management.
A Gold Medalist from the University of Kerala and among the top ranked Chartered Accountants(FCA), Shri. George Alexander Muthoot is the Managing Director of The Muthoot Group and the recipient of Dhanam Magazine ‘Businessman of the year’ award, 2012.
He has also received ‘The Times of India Group Business Excellence’ award, and awards from ICICI prudential Life Insurance, Reliance Life Insurance etc.
He was the Chairman of the Kerala Non Banking Finance Companies Association. He is presently the President of the prestigious Association of Gold Load Companies(AGLOC).
Dr. Kavil Ramachandran, a permanent faculty of the ISB, Hyderabad since its establishment in 2001, leads the Thomas Schmidheiny Chair of Family Business and Wealth management. He is deeply committed to create a vibrant platform for research, knowledge creation dissemination, and innovation in the rapidly growing field of family business.
He received his Ph.D in Business Management from Cranfield University, UK in 1986. He went on to serve as Professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad for the next 15 years. Over the course of his career, he has made significant contributions to the field as a researcher and consultant.
A doctorate in Philosophy, Dr. Sara George has been the principal of St. George’s School, New Delhi since 1982. A great academician, she has been instrumental in taking St. George’s School to the pinnacles of excellence, holistically.
Dr. Sara George’s mission to educate and empower each child as her own is legendary. Her integrated approach to learning and dynamic persona have helped to attain successful student outcomes through the years. Today, St. George’s School has close to 3,000 students and 130 teaching staff.
She is an active social worker and has been relentlessly working for the upliftment of women and underprivileged children. She has been conferred with Global Human Rights Protection Award by the India Institute of Human Rights, TKK Nambiar Memorial Award for Life Time Achievement, Best Principal Trophy by Science Olympiad Foundation and special Appreciation Award by NASA- Kennedy Space Centre.
Dr. Vivek Bhandari was the 11th Director of the institute of Rural Management Anand (IRMA), premier management school located in Anand,Gujrat.Under his leadership ,the institute received national and international recognistions,most notably from canadian agency, the Internation Development Research centre (IDRC), as well as different Ministries In the Government of India.
A graduate from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Ph.D from the University of pennsylvania,Philadelphia,USA,he taught at Hampshire College in Amherst,MA,in the US for many years.He is highly acclaimed and published author and is one of the foremost authorities on social studies.In 2013, he was appointed Ratna Tata Chair Professor at the Tata institute of Social Sciences,Mumbai.
Dr. Nobin Thomas is currently a full-time faculty at the Indian Institute of Management (IIM),Indore.He holds the Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Collge of Engineering, Trivandrum and is a double gold medalist from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS),Mumbai.He earned his Ph.D from IIM,Ahemdabad.He has represented the country in the Global Internship Programme at the United Nations Head Quaters,New York.He has presented his research at leading International Conference including EGOS Colloquium.
Shri Khayyalathu Thomas Chacko is retried Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer who held several public offices in Government of India.He was appointed as the Directorate General of Forign Trade of India in 2004.He held the position of Director/Vice Chancellor of Indian Institute of Foreign Trade,deemed university of Government of India during 2007-2012.He is widely known for his commitment to increase india’s participation and role in the global economy.
A triple gold medalist postgraduate in Economics from the University of Kerala,he went on to study at John F. Kennedy School of Government,Harvard University on Edward S. Manson Fellowship where he earned Master’s Degree in Public Administration.
Shri Khayyalathu Thomas Chacko served over 33 years in executive, Secretarial and policy making assignments.During his career as IAS officer,he also served the state Government of Madhya Pradesh for nearly 20 years.He was presented the lifetime Achievement Award by Hon’ble President of India in 2008.
An IPS Officer of impeccable credentials, Shri V.V. Chaudhary is reputed for encouraging innovation and managing change in organisations known for its rigidness and bureaucracy.
he is widely credited with launching community outreach programmes to involve public in maintaining law and orders.He also pioneered the Neighborhood Watch System in 1986 in India.
This became highly successful,reducing communal riots and ordinary crime, and has become a regular practice in various districts today.