Board of Governors



MP & President, ICCR Government of India

Vinay Sahasrabuddhe is a Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha from Maharashtra since July 2016. Dr Sahasrabuddhe is the President at Indian Council for Cultural Relations (ICCR). He looks after the Good Governance, Central and State Government Program Coordination and Policy Research Department at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)as its National Vice President.


Finance Minister, Government of Assam

Himanta Biswa Sarma is an Indian politician who is currently serving as Minister for Education, Health and Finance in Assam. Dr Sarma has also served in the Assam government as minister (both in state and cabinet rank) in Planning & development, Finance, Health & education.



MP, Rajya Sabha

Shri Swapan Dasgupta is presently serving as Director, India Foundation. He is one of India’s most widely read political columnists for the past three decades. Having worked in almost all the leading publications in India in senior editorial positions, he has been an independent columnist since 2003. In 2015 he was awarded the Padma Bhushan by the President of India.


National General Secretary, BJP

Ram Madhav Varanasi has been the Member of the National Executive and in charge of the media and public relations of the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh. Presently, he has been appointed as the National General Secretary of the Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP).

Ram Madhav


MD, Zeus Caps

Shaurya Doval is a Managing Director of Zeus Caps, where he leads the principal investment initiatrrives and deal originations in India. Mr. Doval is a qualified Chartered Accountant and holds a joint MBA Degree from London Business School and University of Chicago.

Haseeb Drabu

MLA & Former Minister, Government of J&K

Haseeb Drabu is a Member of the Legislative Assembly of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. He is a former Government of India employee and journalist who served as the Finance Minister of Jammu and Kashmir. He has worked with the Planning Commission of India, the Economic Advisory Council of the PM, Business Standard, Asian Development Bank, etc. He was also Chairman and CEO of Jammu & Kashmir Bank from 2005 to 2010.


Ashok Mittal

Managing Director, Nischay Educorp

Ashok Mittal is the Managing Director of a student mentoring company and an infra company both based in Delhi. He is also working as Advisor to several Corporate Groups and serves on the board of MTNL as an independent Director .
He has served in Indian Revenue Services for 20 years. Mr. Mittal is an MBA and did MPA (Mason Fellow )from Harvard University.

Hari Kiran Vadlamani

Convenor, Indic Academy

Hari Kiran Vadlamani, C.A. is an investor based out of Singapore. After a stint in the profession, he was involved in building two businesses in the power sector and is now a venture investor. Deeply passionate about Indology, Art, and Spirituality, he is pursuing a intellectual, cultural, and spiritual renaissance through three foundations he has set up for this purpose: Indic Academy, Creative India Academy and Advaita Academy.