Board Of Directors

Mr Kiran Karnik

Mr Kiran Karnik, Chairman, ReBIT

Mr Kiran Karnik describes himself as a “public non-intellectual”, with interest and involvement in a range of public issues. In the course of a career of over four decades, he has had the unique experience of straddling the diverse spheres of government, business and civil society with equal comfort and accomplishment. Currently, he is Chair of Oxfam India, Chairman of the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (a university set up by the Delhi government), and President of India Habitat Centre. He is also on the Board of other educational institutions, and NGOs in the fields of public service broadcasting, population, reconciliation and development. ..Read More

Prof Deepak B Phatak

Prof Deepak B Phatak, IIT Bombay

Dr Deepak B Phatak is a teacher, and has been working with IIT Bombay since 1971. He is a Professor in the department of Computer Science and Engineering. His main concern currently is to use technology for improving quality of education, at a large scale commensurate with the national aspirations. Towards this end, he has expanded the synchronous distance education, which he started at IIT Bombay 15 years ago, into an innovative program for training 10,000 teachers at a time. With other colleagues, he has tried to combine synchronous and asynchronous teaching/learning mechanisms. He has been working on MOOCs, and has introduced ‘blended or hybrid MOOCs’ for Indian students. ..Read More

Mr Krishnakumar Natarajan

Mr Krishnakumar Natarajan, Executive Chairman, Mindtree

A leading authority in the global IT sector, Mr Krishnakumar Natarajan co-founded Mindtree in 1999 and has played key roles in building the company’s innovative approach to delivering IT services and solutions to global 2000 enterprises. Mr Natarajan was instrumental in setting up Mindtree’s U.S. operations, driving expansion in Europe and Asia Pacific regions, and transforming Mindtree’s IT services business. Today, his mission as Executive Chairman is to focus on leadership development and ensure a high quality of governance. He also actively mentors different business groups within the company and works closely with the start-up ecosystem to bring in innovative models of business transformation for clients. ..Read More

Mr B P Kanungo

Mr B P Kanungo, Deputy Governor, RBI

Mr B.P. Kanungo took over as the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India on April 3, 2017. Mr Kanungo was Executive Director of the Reserve Bank before being elevated to the post of Deputy Governor.
As Deputy Governor, Mr Kanungo currently looks after the Department of Currency Management, (DCM), Foreign Exchange Department (FED), Department of Payment & Settlement Systems (DPSS), Department of Information Technology (DIT), Internal Debt Management Department (IDMD), Department of External Investments & Operations, (DEIO), Department of Government & Bank Accounts (DGBA), ..Read More

Dr Viral V Acharya

Dr Viral V Acharya, Deputy Governor, RBI

Dr Viral V. Acharya is a Deputy Governor at the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) in charge of Monetary Policy, Financial Markets Operations and Regulation, Research and Statistics, and Human Resource Management. Prior to joining the RBI, he was the C V Starr Professor of Economics at the Department of Finance at New York University Stern School of Business. He has co-edited the books Restoring Financial Stability: How to Repair a Failed System, John Wiley & Sons, March 2009, Regulating Wall Street: The Dodd-Frank Act and the New Architecture of Global Finance, John Wiley & Sons, November 2010, and Dodd-Frank: One Year On, NYU-Stern and CEPR (released on, July 2011. ..Read More

Mr Rajesh Doshi

Mr Rajesh Doshi, former ED, NSDL

Mr Rajesh Doshi is an Alumni of Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai), with Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (1973 batch). He began his career as Trainee Engineer with Tata Burroughs Ltd., which was later merged with TCS Ltd.
Mr Rajesh Doshi has been associated with National Securities Depository Ltd. since its inception in 1996 in capacity of Executive Director IT with overall responsibility to set-up and manage Information technology Systems for NSDL’s many projects including main Securities Depository system, Tax information Network (TIN), Central Recordkeeping Agency (CRA) system for National pension Scheme (NPS) etc. ..Read More

Mr Nandkumar Saravade

Mr Nandkumar Saravade, CEO, ReBIT

Mr. Nandkumar Saravade is currently working as CEO, Reserve Bank Information Technology Pvt Ltd (ReBIT). ReBIT has been set up as a fully owned subsidiary of RBI for technology management and cyber security for RBI’s systems and the Indian banking sector. Till recently, he worked as CEO, Data Security Council of India, a think-tank specialising in cyber security policy research and advocacy. During 2013-15, he was an independent security professional and cybercrime expert, advising Ernst & Young and ICICI Bank. Till September 2013, he worked as Director, Citibank India, heading Security, Investigation and Vigilance. During 2008-2011, he worked as General Manager, Financial Crime Prevention Group, ICICI Bank, ..Read More