Ms. Surbhi Jain is an Indian Economic Service officer of the 2001 batch currently working as Joint Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. She is currently handling the Financial Markets Division of the Department.
She is a post-graduate from Delhi School of Economics after doing graduation from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi.
During her service, she has worked in various Departments like DPIIT, Commerce, Agriculture, School Education and Prime Minister’s Office. She has worked closely with the office of the Chief Economic Adviser, Government of India in her capacity as Economic Adviser, Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance. She was associated with the Committee appointed by the Hon’ble Supreme Court on Farm Laws. She has varied experience of working in various areas of governance.
She has widely contributed in papers and articles in many newspapers, national and international journals. Recently, she has co-authored a book titled ‘Exploring Life @2050’.
Shri Pankaj Sharma
Sh.Pankaj Sharma is an Engineering graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and has done Masters in Public Administration from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore. He also has done Masters in Business Administration with Finance Specialisation. He has experience of nearly two decades in Civil Services with extensive experience in the areas of fiscal policy, financial reporting, area of internal control and audit and information systems, etc.
Shri K. Rajaraman
Shri K. Rajaraman belongs to the 1989 batch of Indian Administrative Service (Tamil Nadu cadre) and has assumed the responsibility of the Chairperson of International Financial Services Centres Authority (IFSCA) after serving for nearly 35 years in various leadership roles in Government of India and Government of Tamil Nadu. Prior to joining the IFSCA, he served as the Secretary to Government of India in the Department of Telecommunications. He is a B.Tech Graduate in Electronics & Communications, a first-class MBA and Master of Economics.
Starting his career as a Design Engineer in BHEL, Trichy, during his rich and varied experience as an IAS Officer, he had held various administrative positions in the areas of Investment Promotion, Foreign Direct Investment, Public Sector Undertakings, Industrial Infrastructure, VAT Administration, etc. He was MD of Chennai Metro Railways for nearly 4 years during its early construction phase, Commissioner for Commercial Taxes in Government of Tamil Nadu, and Joint Secretary Expenditure in Government of India. He also served as Additional Secretary, Investment, IER and Administration in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance.
Shri Saurav Sinha
Shri Saurav Sinha, a geophysicist by qualification, joined the Reserve Bank in Kolkata in 1988. After a few years of working in the domestic currency management area, he was transferred to Central Office, Mumbai where he worked as a portfolio manager involved with the management of the foreign exchange reserves of the country, as also in the management of the exchange rate of the rupee. On transfer to Bhopal, he was posted to the Department of Banking Supervision, which assignment continued on transfer to Chennai. He then took over as In-Charge of the fledgling Reserve Bank Office at Ranchi before being transferred back to Central Office as head of the newly set-up Corporate Strategy & Budget Department. Thereafter, he was in-charge of Department of Regulation before being promoted as Executive Director and is currently working in the area of Regulation of Commercial banks, Urban Cooperative banks and NBFCs.
Shri Pramod Rao
Pramod is an Executive Director at Securities & Exchange Board of India, handling Department of Debt & Hybrid Securities (DDHS), Enquiries and Adjudication Department (EAD), Quasi-Judicial Cell & acting as a quasi-judicial authority. Pramod is also a member of the Assessment Committee of IOSCO.
Pramod has extensive experience in Indian financial services sector, having served as Group General Counsel at ICICI group, General Counsel for Citi South Asia cluster, as a partner at IndusLaw & as General Counsel of ICICI Bank, with many professional accomplishments in such roles.
He also served as a member of Board of Directors of ICICI Securities Ltd, ICICI Prudential Trust Ltd, ICICI Trusteeship Services Ltd, & as a member of National Committee for Regulatory Affairs of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), of Advisory Council of Sahamati & of SEBI Subcommittee for Regulatory Sandbox.
Pramod has a deep interest in Fintech, LawTech & startups: He co-founded a LawTech enterprise, & served as a Board member of 2 startups. He also advised & mentored startups under the aegis of ICICI Bank’s Startup Engagement Team & its Innovation Lab, NSRCEL of IIM Bangalore, SINE of IIT Bombay & of No Changemaker Left Behind program by Agami. He has also led piloting and adoption of innovative approaches and technology-led solutions for various business, operational & legal requirements. He has collaborated on certain iSPIRT projects including Sahay-GeM & Sahamati AA Ecosystem.
He has played a pivotal role in conceptualizing & adoption of online dispute resolution (ODR) at ICICI Bank & digital ecosystems such as Sahamati, Sahay GeM, Sahay GST & ONDC. He also engaged with policy makers, the government & the judiciary on ODR, which culminated in Niti Aayog committee report on Designing the Future of Dispute Resolution: The ODR Policy Plan for India, https://bit.ly/3AVS247, & in the launch of ODR Handbook: www.disputeresolution.online
Pramod has also been associated with IDIA – Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access – an NGO dedicated to assisting students from underprivileged backgrounds in attending premier law schools in India. He has served as a founding member of Governing Board of NLSIU Alumni Association from 2015-2020.
He has participated in & contributed to various law and regulatory reform initiatives of the government, regulators & industry forums, and written or contributed to several papers containing his personal view and opinions on matters of law and policy including for SCC Blog, IndiaCorplaw Blog, ARIA and for reputed digital business news platforms.
Shri Ananta Gopal Das
With a career spanning over 31 years, Shri Ananta Gopal Das is at present Executive Director in PFRDA, looking after large portfolio such as Regulations of all intermediaries under National Pension System (NPS) architecture, Supervision related activities of Pension Funds, he also takes care of marketing, promotion, product development and distribution of NPS in Central and State Govt. employees, Central & State Autonomous bodies, Corporate sector and Private sectors for all citizens of India.
He is in-charge of Atal Pension Yojana – a Pension Scheme of Govt. of India and takes care of its distributions through Banks, RRB, DoP and other service providers.
He is also an active member on various fora and has been representation PFRDA under various platforms like Early Warning Groups of FSDC-SC, financial inclusion and literacy etc.
Prior to this Shri Das had a very enriched banking career in Banks in various capacities for 28years and elevated to General Manager before joining PFRDA as CGM.
Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri
Dr. (Ms.) Mamta Suri is the Executive Director, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDAI). She heads the Finance & Investment department and the Compliance & enforcement dept. in the Authority. She has been associated with IRDAI since 2001. She handles various issues related to registration of insurance companies, off-site monitoring of financials of insurance companies, both life and non-life; issues around the re-structuring of insurance companies, M&A activities, IPO related matters, financial due diligence of promoters, solvency position of general insurance companies and matters relating to corporate governance, stewardship code are some of the areas handled by her. In the interim she also served the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Board of India as its first Executive Director from 15th August 2017 (2 years). On deputation from IRDAI she was Handling various portfolios including service providers, Individual Insolvency, Registered Valuers, Institutions, and Handling Corporate Insolvency Resolution Process, Advocacy, Legal, Finance and establishment matters.
Her professional and academic qualifications include M.Sc in Insurance and Risk Management from Cass Business School London, Chartered Financial Analyst and Diploma in Insurance from Chartered Insurance Institute, London. She has a doctorate in Finance from University of Delhi.