Board of Directors
Board of Directors
VIF is supported by the following visionaries and eminent leaders
Board of Directors:
VIF is supported by following visionaries and eminent leaders
Mr Kantipudi Padmanabhaiah
Born on 6th Oct 1938 in a village in Krishna District, Andhra Pradesh, after initial education, He obtained a Masters degree in Science from Andhra University, and a Masters degree in Financial Management, from the prestigious Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai. He joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1961 and was allotted to the Maharashtra cadre.
He served Government of Maharashtra in a variety of important positions like Director of Sugar Co-operatives; District Collector, Nashik: Principal Secretary, Planning; Principal Secretary, Finance; and Municipal Commissioner of Greater Bombay (now Mumbai). His tenure as Director of Sugar Co-Operatives(1970-74) saw the most spectacular growth of Sugar Industry in the State due to his rapport and close working with the leadership in the Co-operative
During his tenure, Nashik district(1975-77) was adjudged as one of the best districts in the country in
In 1993 parts of Maharashtra and Karnataka States were struck by a devastating earthquake. Government asked him to chair an Advisory Committee of International Experts on Reconstruction and Rehabilitation of the Earthquake affected. The committee’s report served as a blue-print for the entire rehabilitation and reconstruction work with World Bank aid.
His work received nation-wide recognition, and he was awarded the Shiromani Award for National Development and Integration (1996) and the Priyadarshini Award for
After retirement in
He also chaired the Committee on Police Reforms (2000), Committee on Re-organization of S.S.B, and Committee to Review the working of National Institute of Urban Management. Most of his recommendations on police reforms have been accepted by Government for implementation. He was awarded Padma Bhushan by the President of India in 2008 for outstanding contributions to the Nation in the field of Civil service.
Mr Jai Kishan Jhaver
Mr. JK Jhaver is the Co-Chair of Jhaver Group (www.jhavergroup.com), a
Mr. JK Jhaver is very passionate & tries to do his best to make this world a better place to live. He spends time on several
Mr Gopal Desikan Chakravarthy
Gopal has been with the Altimetrik Group for the past 11 years. He was based out of the global Headquarters in Southfield, Michigan from 2001 till 2009. In his capacity as Executive Vice President for International Operations, Gopal established subsidiary companies for the Group in India, Hong Kong, China and Singapore, and managed operations in these geographies between 2002 and 2008. From 2009, Gopal took on the position of Managing Director for the Indian subsidiary and has been involved in growing the operations in India, which has the largest concentration of employees.
In the past two years, Gopal has also been actively involved in targeting and evaluating companies for acquisitions, culminating in the acquisition two companies- one
Gopal is an engineer from Anna University, Chennai, India and has an MBA degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He worked in various capacities in Godrej & Boyce Mfg Co., a very large Consumer Durable
Air Marshal Joseph Neri
Air Marshal Joseph Neri is an Electronic Engineering graduate from College of Engineering Guindy, Chennai. He was commissioned in the IAF on July 8, 1974.
After a successful career in the Indian Air Force spanning 37 years and holding important