Governors and Advisors



N Chandra

Chandra is the CEO of Tata Consultancy Services. Chandra has been appointed as a Director on the board of Tata Sons and the Reserve Bank of India in 2016. He served as the Chairperson of the IT Industry Governors at the World Economic Forum, Davos in 2015-16. He is also part of India’s business taskforces for Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Japan and Malaysia. He served as the chairman of NASSCOM, the apex trade body for IT services firms in India, in 2012-13 and continues to be a member of its governing Executive Council. Chandra is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, and an active member of the Computer Society of India and the British Computer Society.

Chandra holds a Master's in Computer Applications degree from Regional Engineering College, Trichy, Tamil Nadu and a Bachelor's of Science in Applied Sciences from the Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Tamil Nadu.

Nisaba Godrej

Nisaba Godrej is Executive Director, Godrej Consumer Products. She also oversees the corporate strategy, human capital and 'Good and Green'  functions for Godrej Industries and Associate Companies (GILAC). She is on the Board of Directors of Godrej Consumer Products, Godrej Agrovet and Teach For India.

Nisaba has a BSc degree from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about girls' education, the human mind, design, trekking and equestrian sports. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Kalpesh Mehta and son, Zoran.

Atul Nishar

Atul Nishar is the Founder & Chairman of Hexaware Technologies Limited and is the driving force of the company's strategic direction and marketing focus. He also founded Aptech Limited in 1985, a computer training company which he grew into a leading global IT training outfit with over 2,400 centers across 52 countries. Atul is associated with several government and trade bodies which play an instrumental role in the development of India's IT sector. Atul is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and received his Bachelor's Degrees in Commerce and Law from the University of Bombay.




Alok Parashar

Alok Parashar is the COO, American School of Bombay since 2008. He has more than 30 years of experience as a business head, including 6 years of experience in the Indian Armed Forces. He has been instrumental is setting up many international schools in western India, including Mahindra United World College, American School of Bombay, and the Kohinoor American School. Alok holds an MBA degree and is a graduate in Political Science.

Roopa Purushothaman 

Roopa Purushothaman joined Everstone Capital as Head of Research in 2006. Prior to this, Roopa was Vice President and Global Economist at Goldman Sachs, where she oversaw research on a broad range of areas, including long term-growth, global trade and migration across BRIC nations (Brazil, Russia, India and China). Roopa graduated from Yale University with degrees in Ethics, Politics and Economics and International Studies, and she holds a Master's of Development Studies from the London School of Economics.

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