- Chairman, National Skill Development Agency (NSDA), India
BSc, Physics, Delhi Univ.; BEng, Electronics and Telecoms, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore; MSc in Computer Science, Univ. of California. Since February 2011, Adviser to the Prime Minister, National Skill Development Council (rank of Cabinet Minister). Vice-Chairman, Tata Consultancy Services. Chairman: Tata Elxsi; Tata Technologies; CMC; CRL; Tata Institute of Social Sciences. Member of the Board: Tata Industries; Hindustan Unilever; Bombay Stock Exchange; MIT Sloan School of Mgmt. Recipient of awards: Padma Bhushan, for commitment and dedication to IT industry (2006); Commander of the Order of the British Empire, for contribution to Indo-British economic relations (2009). Expertise: information technology and electronics.