Governing Body

Governing Body

The Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI Bank Ltd.), a public-sector apex financial institution which had evinced keen interest in the Gujarat experiment, was joined by the Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India (ICICI Bank Ltd.), Industrial Finance Corporation of India (IFCI Ltd.) and the State Bank of India (SBI) to sponsor an institution of this kind, and the Government of Gujarat expressed its willingness to support the same. While the four financial institutions agreed to provide capital and create a corpus fund sufficient to generate adequate interest-income to meet the minimum requirements of the proposed institute during its gestation period, the Gujarat Government pledged a 23-acre land for its physical facilities on the outskirts of Ahmedabad city.The sponsoring agencies were, however, absolutely clear that an institution committed to creativity and innovation must have a culture of creativity and hence, must enjoy maximum freedom in its internal functioning, conducive to exploration and experimentation. EDII was, therefore, set up as a wholly autonomous body under the Societies Registration Act on April 20, 1983. Since its inception, EDII has functioned under its own independent Board.

IDBI Bank

IDBI Bank

Government of Gujarat

Government of Gujarat

IFCI Limited

IFCI Limited

State Bank of India

State Bank of India

ICICI Bank

ICICI Bank

Shri Rakesh Sharma

President-EDII & Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

IDBI Bank Limited, Mumbai

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Nominee

IDBI Bank Limited

(to be nominated)

Shri Manoj Mittal

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
IFCI Limited
New Delhi

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Anindya Sunder Paul SBI

Shri Anindya Sundar Paul

Chief General Manager

(SME & Supply Chain Finance) 

State Bank of India, Mumbai

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Shri S. J. Haider, IAS

Additional Chief Secretary

Industries & Mines Department, Government of Gujarat, Gandhinagar

 

Shri S. Ramann

Chairman and Managing Director

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Mumbai

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Ms. Mercy Epao

Joint Secretary (SME)

Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Government of India, New Delhi

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Dr. Sailendra Narain

Former Chairman and Managing Director

Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), Mumbai

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Shri Shaji Krishnan V

Chairman

National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), Mumbai

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Dr. Milind Kamble

Founder Chairman

Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (DICCI), Pune

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Ms. Rajshree Paatil

Executive Director (Business Development)

Surya Group, Chennai

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Shri Anil Bhardwaj

Secretary (General)

Federation of Indian Micro & Small and Medium Enterprises (FISME), New Delhi

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Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS

Executive Chairman

State Investment Promotion Board

Government of Meghalaya, Shillong

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Dr. O.P. Goel

Advisor to Chief Executive Officer

National Skill Development Corporation (NSDC), New Delhi

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Dr. Sunil Shukla

Director General

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad

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Shri Rakesh Sharma

Shri Rakesh Sharma, Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of IDBI Bank Limited has vast experience in banking spanning over three decades. Before joining IDBI Bank, Shri Sharma served as MD & CEO of Canara Bank and Lakshmi Vilas Bank. Shri Sharma began his career in State Bank of India and worked in various areas such as retail and wholesale banking, corporate credit, international banking, asset liability management, loan syndication, industrial and human resources over his tenure.

Shri Manoj Mittal

Shri Manoj Mittal has a track record of over 3 Decades in propelling organizational growth and profitability through strategic leadership, multi-functional expertise, building / optimizing organizational processes. His key roles include being a part of the development of SIDBI Vision 2.0 and its successful implementation to emerge as a financially stronger impact institution. Shri Mittal played a lead role in restructuring of dues of Banks to MFIs during the A.P. MFI Crisis in 2010 and implementation of responsible leading initiatives. He also has comprehensive experience in design, management and impact evaluation of various sustainability and development programs funded by multilateral agencies / Government of India. He is a Strong Votary of Credit Plus approach for holistic development with expertise in extending capital (Dept and Equity) and development support to MSMEs / Startups, financial intermediaries ‚Äď Banks / Non-Banking Finance Companies / Micro Finance Institutions, Alternate Investment Funds.

Shri Anindya Sundar Paul

Shri A. S. Paul is a seasoned banker, with rich experience of more than 28 years in various capacities in State Bank of India. He is a Postgraduate from Allahabad University.

He has worked in various positions in the bank, such as; Branch Manager of District Headquarter branches, Regional and Network Head. He has also had a stint abroad at the Hong Kong branch of SBI.

He currently occupies the position of CGM (SME & SCF) at SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai, handling the SME portfolio of around Rs 3.34 trillion of the Bank.

Shri S. Ramann

Shri S. Ramann, 1991-batch Indian Audit & Accounts Service officer, was the CEO of National E-Governance Services Limited, India’s first Information Utility. Earlier, he was appointed as the Principal Accountant General, Jharkhand, The C&AG of India. 

He holds a Master‚Äôs degree in Financial Regulations from London School of Economics and Political Science, and Master of Business Administration from Faculty of Management Studies ‚Äď University of Delhi. He also holds Bachelor‚Äôs degree in LLB from Mumbai University, and in Economics from St. Stephen‚Äôs College, Delhi.

Before his present assignment, he has held the positions of Executive Director of¬†SIDBI¬†from August 2011 ‚Äď July 2013 and Chief General Manager, ISD from December 2006 ‚Äď August 2011.

Ms. Mercy Epao

Ms. Mercy Epao, Joint Secretary, Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises,  GoI, has served Govt. of India in various capacities across the Ministries/ Departments for the past 25 years.   Some of her important postings inter alia are Ministries of Finance, Housing & Urban Affairs and Development of North Eastern Region (DoNER) etc. During her service, she handled different subjects viz. Agriculture and Allied Sector in DoNER, externally aided projects for the NER, Pay related matters, Cadre review of All India Service (AIS), works related HR and Administration.

As Joint Secretary, she is in charge of implementation of various Schemes pertaining to Small and Medium Enterprises.¬† In the Ministry, she also looks after the National Small Industries Corporation (NSIC), National Institute of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (NiMSME), which is CPSE and an Autonomous Organization.¬† She also handles Media vertical which gives wide coverage of the Schemes/initiatives of the Ministry on all Social Media Platforms.¬† ‚ÄėInsider‚Äô which is a monthly magazine is also brought out which is shared with all Udyam Registration holders.¬† For supporting the Women entrepreneurs, WEC has been set up to handhold women. In addition, she also looks after coordination vertical in the Ministry which handles Vision India @2047, Toy Manufacturers Hub, Swachhta Campaign.¬† She is also Director in the Board of ¬†Autonomous Bodies.

Dr. Sailendra Narain

Dr. Sailendra Narain, Former Chairman and Managing Director, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI), is a national expert on SME policies and programmes. Dr. Narain helped us forge a strong alliance with SIDBI. He is actively involved in giving direction to EDII on the research work that it undertakes as also the project to promote entrepreneurship in the Greater Mekong Sub-region.

Shri Shaji Krishnan V

Mr. Shaji K V took over as Chairman, National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD) on 07 December 2022.  NABARD is the Government of India owned apex bank for agriculture and rural development and acts as a development bank, regulator of agriculture credit and Supervisor of Rural Financial Institutions in the country. Previously, he served as Deputy Managing Director of NABARD from 21 May 2020 to 06 December 2022.

Prior to joining NABARD, Mr. Shaji was associated with Canara Bank. His area of expertise includes Retail Banking, SME Banking and Corporate Banking in rural, urban and metro areas. Mr. Shaji has also handled banking coordination and policy matters for over 6 years as in-charge of State Level Bankers’ Committee, Kerala. He was instrumental in the merger of Syndicate Bank with Canara Bank. He also handled amalgamation of two Regional Rural Banks (RRBs) to establish Kerala Gramin Bank.

A Post-Graduate in agriculture science, Mr. Shaji also holds a Post Graduate Degree in Management (PGDM) with specialisations in Public Policy and infrastructure finance from the prestigious Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF) and holds a Diploma in Treasury, Investments and Risk Management.

Mr. Shaji currently serves as Chairman of subsidiaries of NABARD viz., M/s NABARD Consultancy Services Limited (NABCONS), M/s NABSanrakshan Trustee Company Private Limited, M/s NABVENTURES Limited and M/s NABFOUNDATION. He is also Chairman of the Governing Council of the Bankers Institute of Rural Development (BIRD) and a member of the Board of Directors of Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation (DICGC).

As an industry leader, he was also Director of various organizations such as National Payments Corporation of India (NPCI), Canara HSBC OBC Insurance Company Ltd. and Canara Bank Securities Ltd.

Dr. Milind Kamble

Padmashree Awardee-2013 Dr. Milind Kamble, a civil engineer by profession, is the Chairman of the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (DICCI), a Pune-based non-profit community organization, which he founded to bring together entrepreneurs from among the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes and to promote the culture of entrepreneurship among them. It is his passion to follow in the footsteps on Dr Bhimrao Ambedkar in promoting economic empowerment of Dalits. In 2003 he founded the SC/ST Chamber of Commerce and Industry, a first of its kind in history, as an umbrella organisation of entrepreneurs from these sections. Later, in 2005, he renamed it as the Dalit Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry. Within a few years Mr. Kamble has brought DICCI into the national mainstream. In 2012, the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) gave clearance to setting up a DICCI SME Fund which is aimed at providing Dalit entrepreneurs with requisite capital and managerial skills.

Ms. Rajshree Paatil

Ms. Rajshree Paatil is Executive Director, Business Development with the Surya Group, Pune. Ms. Paatil is a renowned professional in the field of training & development and Administration. She is skilled in planning, organizing, and leading training programs and ensuring proper execution at all levels. Her areas of specialization include Goal Setting, Team Building, Motivational skills, Positive Thinking, Time Management, Leadership Qualities, Situational Leadership, Stress Management, Planning and Prioritizing, Conflict Management, Smart selling, Competitive Intelligence, Interpersonal Skills, Presentation Skills , Business Communication, Effective Communication & Mind Power. EDII intends to draw great learning from Ms. Paatil’s expertise.

Shri Anil Bhardwaj

Shri Anil Bhardwaj is Secretary General of Federation of Indian Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises (FISME). He has worked extensively in the fields of international trade and SME development. He has advised or led several SME development projects supported by multilateral and bilateral donor agencies in India. Initially, he was involved in international trade and subsequently began working on SME issues at FISME. He is currently leading the SME development projects supported by prestigious international insitutions.

Shri Ram Mohan Mishra, IAS

Having served in the Indian Administrative Service, Shri Ram Mohan Mishra has overseen various institutions at District, State, and National levels, specializing in the areas of Police administration, Justice, Human Rights Protection, Law & Order, Commerce, Industry, Planning, Finance, Urban Development, Agriculture, Water Resources, Cooperatives, Social Justice, and Women & Child Development.

As Development Commissioner in the Ministry of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises, he introduced innovative business facilitation processes, focusing on women-led enterprises.

With a background in Geography and a gold medalist from Allahabad University, he also pursued Economics and Infrastructure Development at the Maxwell School of Syracuse and Harvard University, USA.

He has been associated with several non-profit institutions and is the founder of Governance Foundation and Tathagat Foundation. Beyond his professional endeavors, he holds a keen interest in Music, Yoga, and Meditation.

Dr. O.P. Goel

Dr. O. P. Goel is the former head of Bosch India Foundation, CSR and Skill Development. He did his PhD in the area of Training and Development. He also did his Executive Management program from IIM, Bangalore. During his 35 years of career in the corporate sector, he worked in different senior business management roles. Dr Goel headed Bosch Vocational Centre at Bangalore, until his superannuation in April’22, which has been running the German apprenticeship training model for the last 60 years. For 54 times, the Centre has been awarded as the Best Apprenticeship Centre by the President of India and has produced 245 gold medalist apprentices. Dr. Goel also chaired various skill committees set up by CII and other industry associations. Dr Goel set up and headed Bosch Sales Training Academy for Asia Pacific region to train Bosch sales managers from countries like Japan, Australia, Korea, China, Singapore and Malaysia. Well-travelled across the globe, he is especially passionate about Training of the Trainers and employment-linked upskilling of the youth. BRIDGE, a short-term skilling program for school drop-out youth is the brainchild of Dr Goel. Under this program, 50,000 less educated, underprivileged youth have been trained and employed through more than 725 BRIDGE centres across the country.

 

Under his leadership and due to his strong belief in the ‚ÄėScale through partnerships‚Äô model, Bosch set up collaboration centres in 25 Universities and 250 colleges, trained 2,000 skill trainers and supported 100 young entrepreneurs who have successfully started their own skilling centres and are running these successfully. Bosch‚Äôs Skilling programs have won several awards at National level, including the FICCI CSR Award for Skill Development and NHRD Award for CSR Best Practices. Dr. Goel was given a special privilege to brief Hon‚Äôble Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi and Dr. Angela Merkel, German Chancellor, about Bosch‚Äôs skilling initiatives and his plans in the interest of nation building. A well-recognized Skilling Expert in India, Dr. Goel is currently an adviser to Bosch India as well as the National Skill Development Corporation, which works under the aegis of Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, Govt of India. He is also a visiting Faculty at IIM, Nagpur.

Dr. Sunil Shukla

Dr. Sunil Shukla, Director General of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad, has been closely working, for more than three decades now, in entrepreneurship education, research, training and institution building. Dr. Shukla has envisioned and designed innovative, outcome based programmes and developmental interventions in ‚Äėentrepreneurship‚Äô and ‚Äėintrapreneurship‚Äô, that have ensured sustainable results in terms of increased efficiency and performance, for varied target groups including students, faculty, business executives, bankers, managers, disadvantaged sections, family business successors, administrators and business counsellors. The application-oriented post graduate, full-time education programme in entrepreneurship, launched by him, has been hugely appreciated and awarded, nationally and internationally. An entrepreneurship exponent, Dr. Shukla‚Äôs work has also left an indelible impact on the grounds of Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) countries, Asia, Africa, America, Iran and Uzbekistan. His research work has led to notable policy advocacy and decisions. He leads the largest and the most prestigious annual study of entrepreneurial dynamics in the world - the Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (GEM) India Chapter. Today several organizations and departments are benefitting from his guidance and mentorship by having him on their Boards.