Mr. R. Gopalan Independent Director

Master of Public Administration & Management from Harvard University, MA in Economics from Boston University and Bachelor's in Chemistry from Madras University, Mr. Gopalan has a rich experience on economic affairs with long innings in the Ministry of Commerce & Industries.

As an Officer of Indian Administrative Services (IAS), Mr. Gopalan held various responsible positions including inter alia, as Member of Public Enterprises Selection Board; Secretary Department of Company Affairs; Secretary Department of Financial Services, CMD Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation, CMD Taminadu Newsprints and Papers Ltd, MD Tidel Parks Ltd, MD Tamilnadu Agro Industries Corporation Ltd, Director Department of Chemicals & Petrochemicals etc.

During his career span of over 25 years, Mr. Gopalana gained rich experience in establishing and managing Venture Capital Fund; Infrastructure financing, Managing Financial Institutions,
Creating Institutions & Corporates, leading Indian negotiation team in WTO, formulating policy(ies) etc.
Currently, Mr. Gopalan serves as Member on the Board of Directors & Audit Committee of Sundaram Clayton Ltd, Board of Hindustan Power Projects Pvt Ltd, Chairman of ANA ARC Ltd (an Advisory Board of Start-up fund). Mr. Gopalan also serves as Strategy consultants to a few Companies.


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