Naresh Chandra is one of the most senior figures in India's political and corporate landscape. His long career has included being India's Cabinet, Defence and Home Secretary, Ambassador to the US, and chairing committee's on civil aviation and corporate governance. He maintains involvement with several defence corporations and is one of the highest-paid board members in India. He 'independently' directs Vedanta Resources, arms companies BAE Systems and Homeland Security India, Tata Consultancy Services Ltd, Coca-Cola and energy giant Cairn India.
In interview as Ambassador, Chandra observed, "We should avoid wasting time and get on with the business of economic development." This view is reflected by his Naresh Chandra Committee which promotes an agenda of 'economic liberalisation' in India.
Corporate board Membership
- Hindustan Motors Ltd. 2002-present. Independent Non Executive Director, Chairman of Audit Committee, Chairman of Special Committee of Directors and Chairman of Remuneration Committee.
- Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd. 2003-present. Chairman of the Board and Chairman of Remuneration Committee.
- ACC Ltd. 2004-present. Additional Director, Member of Compliance Committee and Member of Audit Committee.
- Tata Consultancy Services Ltd. 2004-N/A. Consultancy Services Ltd. Former Independent Non-Executive Director, Chairman of Ethics & Compliance Committee, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee.
- Vedanta Resources 2004-present. Senior Independent Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Chairman of Health, Safety & Environment Committee, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Nominations Committee.
- Gammon Infrastructure Projects Ltd. 2007-present. Independent Director and Member of Audit Committee.
- Eros International Plc 2007-present. Senior Independent Non-Executive Director, Member of Audit Committee and Member of Remuneration Committee.
- Cairn India Ltd. 2007-present. Non-Executive & Independent Director, Chairman of Remuneration Committee and Member of Audit Committee.
- Ambuja Cements Ltd. 2008-present. Additional Independent Non-Executive Director and Member of Compliance Committee.
- Bajaj Finserv Ltd. 2008-present. Non Executive & Independent Director, Member of Audit committee and Member of Remuneration & Nomination Committee.
- Eros International Media Ltd. 2009-present. Non-Executive Chairman, Chairman of Compensation Committee and Member of Audit Committee.
Non-profit and NGO affiliation
- Public Interest Foundation 2008-present. , "[improving] the efficiency of public delivery system.", Governing Council member.
- Aspen Institute India. The Aspen Institute promotes a neo-conservative agenda in India. Chandra sits on its board of Trustees.
- Address: C-4/4053, Vasant Kunj, New Delhi - 110007.
- Phone: 24626001
- Phone: 26897295
- Fax: 24626001
- Email: email@example.com
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- 'Homeland Security India Advisory Board', "homelandsecurityindia.in", accessed 24 July 2011.
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