Past Members of the Board of Governors

Past Members of Board of Governors

Mr. Prem Das Rai 

Prem Das Rai

He is Member of Parliament from Sikkim. He was educated at IIT Kanpur and at IIM Ahmedabad. He was awarded Eisenhower Fellowship (USA) for his contribution to Sikkim’s economic and industrial growth. He served as the Deputy Chairman of the State Planning Commission of the Government of Sikkim; Senior Executive at Bank of America, Managing Director of Sikkim Milk Union, Sikkim Flour Mills, Chairman of Sikkim Industrial Development and Investment Corporation (SIDICO) and Sikkim Scheduled Tribes and All Other Backward Classes Financial Development Corporation (SABCO), founding Chairman of the Ecotourism and Conservation Society of Sikkim (ECOSS), and CEO of BASIX-ONE.


Dr. Nisha Srivastava


She is Professor of Economics at the University of Allahabad. She has earlier worked with the UN World Food Programme (WFP), New Delhi, where, as Head of the Vulnerability Analysis, and Monitoring and Evaluation unit she led the WFP team to collaborate with the MSSRF in publishing the Report on Food Security for Rural India. She was the co-author of the first Human Development Report for Uttar Pradesh. She is deeply involved in working with organisations that seek to empower women and marginalised social groups.


Prof. Jeemol Unni

Jeemol Unni

She is Director of Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA). She also worked with Gujarat Institute of Development Research, Ahmadabad. She is life time member for Indian Association of Women’s Studies, Mumbai and Indian Society of Labour Economics, New Delhi. She is a Member of Advisory Committee, Society for Rational Thinking (SPRAT), Ahmadabad, Editorial Board, Indian Journal of Labour Economics, New Delhi. She is also member of Statistics and Social Protection Advisory Group Women in Informal Employment and Globalizing and Organizing (WIEGO) an international coalition of academics, activists, trade unions and NGOs, SEWA, UNIFEM, HIID, Harvard University, since 2002.


Mr. Brahm Dutt

mr. Brahm DuttHe is retired, Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Officer.  He has served as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Industry and later Special Secretary/Additional Secretary, in the Department of Personnel & Training, Government of India. He also served as Commercial Counseller and Financial Advisor at Embassy of India in Washington and also as CMD of Mysore Paper Mills, a public sector undertaking under the Government of Karnataka.  He was Chairman, National Authority for Chemical Weapons, Tariff Authority for Major Ports etc., and Secretary, Ministry of Road Transport & Highways, Government of India.