Who is Who


Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.) Chairman

Mr. C. D. Arha, 74, is the Chairman of the Indus Foundation. He joined Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1968. He served the Government of India and the State Governments of Andhra Pradesh and Rajasthan in various top level positions. Mr. Arha was Secretary in the Ministry of Coal & Mines, Government of India. He worked with FAO of the United Nations, Rome. Mr. Arha also served as Chief Information Commissioner, Information Commission, Andhra Pradesh. He worked with distinction as Chairman of several large Indian public sector enterprises, namely, Hindustan Zinc Ltd, Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd, and Coal India Ltd. Mr. Arha is presently serving as Director of Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Ltd, Emami Cements Ltd, Anand Rathi Financial Services Ltd, and ACB (India) Ltd. He holds an M .A. (History) and Diploma in Management & Administration of Rural Development (University of Birmingham, UK).

Mr. S.B.Anumolu, President

Mr. S.B.Anumolu, 72, is the President of the Indus Foundation, New Jersey, which was founded in 1995. He obtained his Master’s degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM-B). He joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1969 and was trained at Mussorie and Mt. Abu in India. He worked for 18 years in various senior level positions including that of Deputy Inspector General of Police before leaving Government service. He received letters of commendation from the Government for the good work done. He worked as Managing Director of an industry for six years and later as Managing Director of a management consulting company for six years and led several business delegations to the USA, Canada, Japan, the UAE, and other Gulf countries. His vision involves promotion of Educational Excellence and Skill Development in India on par with those of the developed countries.

International Advisory Board

  Ambassador Shashank, IFS (Retd.), Former Foreign Secretary of India, New Delhi
  Dr. Edward Guiliano, President and CEO, New York Institute of Technology, USA
  Dr. Peter Lennie, Senior Vice President, University of Rochester, USA
  Prof. Xiaotang HU, Vice President, Tianjin University, China
  Ms. Deepti Nijhawan, MIT-India Program, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA
  Dr. Angel Antonio Fernandez Montiel, Rector, Universidad Veracruzana, Mexico
  Dr. H. Deep Saini, Vice President, University of Toronto, Canada
  Dr. Yousef Abdul Ghaffar, President, The Kingdom University, Bahrain
  Dr. Anil Kaul, Director, OSU-Center for Health Sciences, Tulsa, USA
  Dr. Abdulwahab Bin Sadiq, Professor, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia
  Prof. Carol Magai, Dean of Research, Long Island University, USA
  Dr. Alyson Tobin, Professor of Biology, University of St Andrews, Scotland, UK
  Dr. Michael Greenspan, Professor, Queen’s University, Canada
  Dr. Keya Sadeghipour, Dean, Temple University, USA
  Dr. Rosa Marina de Brito Meyer, Associate VP, Pontifical Catholic University, Brazil
  Dr. László Fésüs, Professor & Pro-Rector, University of Debrecen, Hungary
  Dr. B.Mario Pinto, Professor & Vice President – Research, Simon Fraser University, Canada
  Dr. H. C. Rafig Azzam, Head, Engineering Geology & Hydrogeology, Aachen University, Germany
  Prof. Judyth Sachs, Special Advisor, Higher Education, KPMG, NSW, Australia
  Prof. Aftab Seth, Former Ambassador of India to Japan, Professor, Keiyo University, Japan
  Prof. Dr. Christian Werner, President & CEO, University of Applied Management, Germany
  Prof HJ van der Merwe, Executive Dean, North-West University, South Africa
  Prof. Nan Zuomin, Vice Dean, Ningbo University, China
  Dr. Bert Barry, International Outreach Coordinator, Saint Louis University, USA
  Dr. Julia Brown, Head of External Relations, Aston University, UK
  Dr. Patricia A. Cooper, Dean, Graduate Division, University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA
  Dr. Anthony J. DeStefano, Former President, Association of American Pharmaceutical Scientists, USA
  Dr. Ibrahim Abdulrahman Alhaider, Dean, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  Dr. L. Arneson, Dean, School of Pharmacy, Concordia University Wisconsin, USA
  Prof. Jiehua Lu, Department of Sociology, Peking University, Beijing, China
  Dr. Chandra Reddy, Dean, College of Agriculture, Tennessee State University, USA
  Prof. Shashi Sharma, Chair in Biosecurity and Food Security, Murdoch University, Australia


National Advisory Board

  Mr. C.D.Arha, IAS (Retd.), Chairman, The Indus Foundation, Hyderabad
  Prof. M S Swaminathan, Founder Chairman, M S Swaminathan Research Foundation, Chennai
  Dr. S. Ayyappan, Secretary, DARE & Director General, ICAR, New Delhi
  Dr. Lalji Singh, Former Vice Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University, Hyderabad
  Prof. U.B.Desai, Director, Indian Institute of Technology, Hyderabad
  Dr. Seyed E Hasnain, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi
  Dr. M. Venkata Reddy, Former Director, Drugs Control Administration, Hyderabad
  Mr. Ashok Srivastava, Former Vice President, Procter & Gamble Co., Mumbai
  Dr. W.S.Lakra, Director & Vice Chancellor, Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai
  Mr. D. Peter Immanuel, Chief Executive Officer, Aerospace and Aviation Sector Skill Council, Bangalore
  Col. Ashwani Kumar Joshi, CEO, Construction Skill Development Council of India, New Delhi
  Mr. Anil S Mathur, Chairman, Furniture & Fittings Skill Council, Gurgaon
  Dr. Rajiv Mathur, Head- Standards and QA, National Skill Development Corporation, New Delhi
  Mr. Sushim Banerjee, Chief Executive Officer, Indian Iron & Steel Sector Skill Council, Kolkata
  Dr. Pooja More, I/C Director, Skill Development Centre, SP Pune University, Pune
  Prof. Sanjay Kumar Bose, Dean, Alumni Affairs & External Relations, I.I.T., Guwahati
  Dr. Ashok Agarwal, Adjunct Professor, BITS Pilani, Hyderabad
  Prof. Arjula R. Reddy, Professor Emeritus, University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad
  Prof. M.Habeeb Ghatala, Former Dean, Apollo Hospitals, Edu & Research Foundation, Hyderabad
  Prof. S.S. Agrawal, Pro-Vice Chancellor, Amity University, Noida
  Dr. Thanga Prabhu, Leader-Technology for Health, Reliance Foundation, Bangalore
  Prof. Dr. Darlando Khathing, Vice Chancellor, Central University of Jharkhand, Ranchi
  Dr. Kakarla Subba Rao, Former Director, Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences, Hyderabad
  Prof. R.Venkata Rao, Vice-chancellor, National Law School of India University, Bangalore
  Mr. Ganesh Natarajan, Executive Chairman and Founder, 5F World, Pune
  Mr. P. Vijaya Babu, State Information Commissioner, Andhra Pradesh & Telangana, Hyderabad
  Mr. R. Janardhan, Pro Vice Chancellor, Dayananda Sagar University, Bangalore
  Dr. Deepankar Choudhury, Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, Mumbai
  Dr. M.C.Das, Management Consultant, MCD Associates, Vijayawada
  Dr. M. Rammohan Rao, Former Dean Emeritus and Professor, Indian School of Business, Hyderabad
  Mr. Anil Gupta, President - Board Practice & Leadership Consulting, Cornerstone India, New Delhi
  Prof. K.N. Tripathi, Vice Chancellor, K. R. Mangalam Univeristy, New Delhi
  Dr. Naresh Yallapragada, Solutions Consultant, Tata Consultancy Services, Hyderabad
  Mr. Vivek Reddy, Senior Consultant, Government & Corporate Relations, Foxconn, New Delhi
  Mr. S.B.Anumolu, Managing Trustee, The Indus Foundation, Hyderabad