Board of Directors

 


Shri Pankaj Jain,
Joint Secretary, Deptt. of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, holding additional charge as Managing Director, IIFCL

Shri Pankaj Jain has been appointed by the Central Government as Government Nominee Director of the Board of IIFCL w.e.f 1st January 2016 until further orders.
 
Pankaj Jain is an IAS officer of the 1990 batch, currently the Joint Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is an alumnus of Shri Ram College of Commerce from where he has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce followed by an MBA from FMS Delhi. He also has a professional qualification in the discipline of accounting as an Associate of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has worked for the Governments of Assam and Meghalaya. This encompasses being District Magistrate at Shillong and Tura along with assignments in the Secretariat and State Corporations dealing with Power, Planning, Information Technology, Livelihood Promotion and Industries as well as being Director with the Government of India in the Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises. His work experience also includes a three year stint with the British International Aid Agency - the Department for International Development (DFID) as Governance Adviser and Senior Program Manager. His areas of interest include Intellectual Property Rights where he has collaborated with UNIDO to develop an IPR guide for the Indian Toy Industry. He has also been a consultant to the Commonwealth Secretariat and the Asian Productivity Organisation on adoption of IT by small and medium enterprises in India and Bangladesh.
 

 

 
   
 Shri Kumar V Pratap,
 Government Nominee Director
 
Kumar V Pratap is Joint Secretary (Infrastructure, Policy, Finance, and Energy), Ministry of Finance, Government of India. Earlier, he has worked with the Prime Minister’s Office, Ministries of Finance and Urban Development, and Planning Commission (all at New Delhi), and the World Bank and Embassy of India (both at Washington DC). He has lectured at the University of Michigan (Ann Arbor), London School of Economics, Singapore Management University, Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (Singapore), Duke University (North Carolina), University of Maryland (College Park), University of South Carolina (Columbia), World Bank (Washington DC), Indian Institute of Management (IIM, Lucknow), IIM (Indore),and National Academy of Administration (Mussoorie). He takes a series of ten lectures every year on 'Infrastructure and the Private Sector'​ at the Indian School of Business (Hyderabad and Mohali). 
He has been part of many Government of India committees in the infrastructure sectors including the Task Force for setting up a Road Regulator, and the chair of the Committee writing the Model Concession Agreement for Public-Private Partnerships (PPPs) in the Urban Water Supply sector. He is on the Board of Directors of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited, ONGC Videsh Limited and Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (Beijing).
He has published with Oxford University Press, World Bank, University of Melbourne, Economic and Political Weekly, and the popular press including Economic Times and Business Standard. He has recently written a book entitled 'PPPs in Infrastructure - Managing the Challenges' to be published by Springer (Singapore) in early 2018. He is a recipient of University of Melbourne's Emerging Leaders Fellowship, University of Maryland’s John J Sexton and Doctoral Fellowships, a letter of appreciation from the Indian Prime Minister, and the National Talent Search Examination (NTSE) scholarship.
He has a MBA from IIM, Lucknow (1987) and a PhD from University of Maryland, College Park, USA (2011).
   
Shri. Praveen Mahto
GOVERNMENT NOMINEE DIRECTOR
 
Shri Praveen Mahto is an officer from the 1992 batch of the Indian Economic Service. He has a post graduate degree in Economics. Mr. Mahto is presently holding the position of Adviser (PAMD/PPPAU) in the NITI Aayog.  Prior to this assignment, he held the positions of Director in the erstwhile Planning Commission and the Office of Development Commissioner (Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises).
   
  Smt. P V Bharathi
Scheduled Commercial Bank Nominee Director
 
Smt. P V Bharathi is a graduate in Science and is also a Bachelor of Education. She has done her Masters in Arts (Economics). On her professional side as a Banker, she is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and has done an integrated Course on Banking & Finance from NIBM, Pune.  
Beginning her career as an Officer in Canara Bank, she has worked in various capacities in Branches & Administrative Offices of the Bank across the length and breadth of the country and Hong Kong. She was the Bank’s nominated member on the IBA’s Working Group for Standardization of Procedure for Empanelment of Valuers by Banks. She has undergone various training programmes within and outside the country.   Also, she has participated in panel discussions held by Mint, ASSOCHAM, Crisil, etc. She was the Chief Risk Officer of the bank and with her rich experience and high caliber she could reach the level of Executive Director of the Bank in a span of Thirty Four years. She is on the Board of various subsidiaries of the Bank and a Joint Venture - M/s. Commercial Indo Bank LLC, Moscow.  
For her achievements in banking career, she has received various awards and accolades, which include “Jhansi Rani” award for excellence in Banking, “Aryabhata International Award of 2017” for excellence in Banking.
Currently, she has been appointed as Scheduled Commercial Bank’s (SCBs) nominee Director on the Board of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL) by Government of India.