Board of Trustees

Ananta Aspen Centre is guided by an esteemed Board of Trustees who are accomplished in their respective fields of business, media, and government. In addition to their professional stature, the Members bring to the Board their commitment to social responsibility and their personal experiences working for a better society. The Board meets on a quarterly basis and has an active role in program planning.


Dr. Naushad Forbes
Chairman, Ananta Aspen Centre & Co-Chairman
Forbes Marshall Private Limited

Ms. Anu Aga
(Founding Trustee)
Former Chairperson of Thermax Limited

Mr Sanjiv Bajaj
Managing Director & CEO
Bajaj Finserv Limited

Mr. Chandrajit Banerjee
Director General, Confederation of Indian Industry
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Mr. C K Birla
Chairman, C K Birla Group
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Mr. Tarun Das
(Founding Trustee)
Former Chief Mentor, Confederation of Indian Industry

Mr. Jamshyd N Godrej
Founding Trustee)
Chairman, Ananta Centre &
Chairman of the Board
Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Ltd


Mr. Sanjiv Goenka        
Chairman, RP – Sanjiv Goenka Group
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Mr. Naresh Gujral
Member of Parliament, Rajya Sabha

Mr. S K Lambah
Former Special Envoy of the Prime Minister

Mr. Sumit Mazumder
Chairman & Managing Director,
TIL Limited

Mr. Suresh Prabhu
Prime Minister’s Sherpa to G7 & G20
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Mr. Ravi Singh
Secretary General & CEO, WWF

Mr. Gautam Thapar
Founder & Chairman, Avantha Group
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Dr. Shashi Tharoor
Member of Parliament, Lok Sabha