Indian Council for Research on International Economic Relations

Board Of Governors

Chairman

chairmanMr. Pramod Bhasin
Chairman
E-mail: pbhasin3@gmail.com

Pramod’s resume spans a Global Professional and Entrepreneurial career in Financial Services and Business Process Management.
He was the President & CEO of GE Capital in India from 1994 to 2005, and GE Capital Asia from 1998 to 2001.CLICK HERE FOR BRIEF PROFILE

Profile

chairman Mr. Pramod Bhasin
E-mail: pbhasin3@gmail.com

Brief Profile
Pramod’s resume spans a Global Professional and Entrepreneurial career in Financial Services and Business Process Management.

 

He was the President & CEO of GE Capital in India from 1994 to 2005, and GE Capital Asia from 1998 to 2001. At GE Capital India, he was the founder of their Financial Services business and also built the joint venture with the State Bank of India in credit cards (known as SBI Cards) and with HDFC Ltd. in Consumer Finance, apart from GE Capital itself. He worked extensively with the State Bank of India to launch and grow the Cards business from inception, and help build its foundations and future success.

 

Pramod is considered the Founder and Pioneer of the Business Process Industry in India. He founded Genpact in 1996 (as a subsidiary of GE Capital, India) and built it from start into a Global business that currently spans 20+ countries and employs 80,000 people. He led Genpact from inception and took it to IPO on NYSE in 2005 and ran it as a US listed public company until 2011. Under his leadership, Genpact also pioneered this industry in Easter Europe, China and Latin America. Genpact currently has a market capitalization of approximately $8 billion and revenues of over $3 billion.

 

Prior to GE Capital India, he was based in Stanford CT, USA with GE & GE Capital for 10 years and in London for 5 years.

 

Pramod is currently the Chairman of Clix Capital, a Financial Services Business in India focused on providing digital platforms and financial services to consumers and small businesses. Clix Capital is the former GE Capital entity in India which was acquired by a consortium of partners including himself and AION, the private equity firm.

 

He is the co-founder of Asha Impact, an organisation focused on Social Impact Investments and Advocacy in key areas such as Education, Waste Management, Healthcare and Financial Inclusions. He is also a strategic advisor to Kedaara, a private equity firm. He also founded the Skills Academy, that focuses on vocational skills for the under privileged.

 

He sits on the Governing Board of Help Age India, The Indian Council of Research on International Economic Relations (ICRIER), Vishwas, an NGO for handicapped children amongst others. He currently serves on the Board of DLF Ltd., and in the past, has served on the Board of Bank of India. He has also been the Chairman of Nasscom and was voted IT Man of the Year by DataQuest, and Manger of the Year by EY & Co.

 

He is Chartered Accountant (England & Wales) by profession and an alumni of Shri Ram College of Commerce.

Elected Members

  • Mr. Tarun Das
    Chairman, Institute of Economic Growth
  • Mr. Nitin Desai
    Former Under-Secretary-General, United Nations
  • Mr. Uday S. Kotak
    Managing Director & CEO, Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd.
  • Mr. Sanjiv Misra
    Non Executive Chairman of Axis Bank
  • Dr. Kiran Mazumdar Shaw
    Chairman & Managing Director, Biocon Limited
  • Mr. Kunal Bahl
    Founder & CEO, Snapdeal.com
  • Ms. Pallavi Shroff
    Managing Partner
    National Practice Head
    Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co
    Advocates & Solicitors
  • Mr. Pronab Sen
    Programme Director
    Internal, International Growth Centre
    IGC India and Ideas for India (New Delhi)
    Indian Statistical Institute, Delhi Centre
  • Ms. Nirupama Rao
    Former Foreign Secretary
    of India

Co-opted Members

  • Dr. Pramath Raj Sinha
    Founder & Chairman at Harappa Education
    and Founding Dean of Indian School of Business
  •  
  • Mr. Arun Maira
    Former Member of Planning Commission of India
  •  

Member Secretary

  • Dr. Rajat Kathuria
    Director & Chief Executive

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