Our Board of Governance

Speaker 1

Shri Nesar Ahmed

Past President -Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) an Autonomous Body established under the Act of Parliament called The Companies Secretaries Act, 1980 & Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), Geneva, Switzerland.

Nesar Ahmad (representing the Institute of Company Secretaries of India) was the member of International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) and Country Correspondent based in India. ICGN is a London based international think tank in developing Corporate Governance framework in collaboration with Governments across the world.

He was also the President of the ICSI in the year 2012 and was the member of the Central Council of ICSI since January 19, 2004 till January 18, 2015. He is a graduate in Commerce (Honours) and a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India having professional experience of about 29 years in corporate matters.

He also served as an Arbitrator for National Stock Exchange and Bombay Stock Exchange during the period 2012 -2017. He was also appointed as the Mediator & Conciliator for Delhi, Bengaluru and Chandigarh by the Government of India for the year 2017-18.

He was also the President of Corporate Secretaries International Association (CSIA), having its registered office in Geneva (Switzerland) during the year 2012 and was the member of Council of CSIA till 2014. He was the Chairman of WTO Working Group constituted by CSIA.

He has been Co-Opted as a Member in Executive Committee of Indian Islamic Cultural Centre (IICC) in December 2017 and presently serving as Officiating Secretary to IICC.

He was appointed as member secretary/convener of the Committee constituted by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) under the Chairmanship of Mr. Adi Godrej to formulate a Policy Document on ‘National Corporate Governance Policy’.

In the year 2012, he was honoured with the Distinguished Fellowship of the Institute of Directors (IOD). He has been associated with social and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) and at present is the member of Advisory Board of Smile Foundation, a top-ten NGO in India.

He is also associated with the Institute of Directors (IOD), an NGO promoting governance and sustainability besides conducting master-class for Directors for the last six years in various capacities such as advisor, jury member of Golden Peacock Awards for Corporate Leadership, Institutional Excellence, Corporate Governance, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR), and Risk Management headed by former Chief Justice of India (Mr. M. N. Venkatachaliah) and co-chaired by Mr. Justice Arijit Pasayat, a retired Supreme Court judge and Vice-Chairman of SIT on Black Money constituted by the Supreme Court of India.

He has also served as a member on School Board of the School of Management Studies and as a member of Committee to review the management programme, Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) and was nominated for three years term as Member of the Faculty of Commerce and Business, University of Delhi, Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. He was the Chairman of capacity development by the working group constituted by IICA-GIZ Business Responsibility Initiative. He was a member of Academic Council and Editorial Advisory Board of Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Ghaziabad, a NACC ‘A’ Grade accredited management institute. At present he is member of Academic Council and Editorial Advisory Board of Institute of Management Studies (IMS) Noida.

He has been widely travelling in both domestic and international jurisdictions and has represented ICSI and CSIA before ‘Committee for Specific Commitment of WTO’ at Geneva in June 2012 on the issue of inclusion of ‘Corporate Governance, Compliances and Secretarial Advisory Services’ in the business classification as separate head.

He is a part time Chairman of First India Incubation Foundation, and a Director on the Board of Economic Policy & Research and Indian Auqaf Foundation.

During the year 2014, he served as an Independent Director on the Board of Indian Oil Corporation Limited. He is recently inducted on the Board of Governors of Global Research Foundation for Corporate Governance (GRFCG), an international think tank for research on Global Corporate Governance and is presently functioning as Secretary General.