Our Advisory Board Interview Panelists
Sh. T.K.A. Nair
Sh. T.K.A Nair, a 1963 batch IAS officer from Punjab Cadre, who has served as an Adviser to the Prime Minister of India, with the rank of the Minister of State.He has also served at various prominent positions including Secretary in the PMO during the terms of Sh. I.K. Gujral and Sh. Atal Bihari Vajpayee and as Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. Presently, he is serving as a Member of the Board of Governors of IIM Kozhikode and CRRID, Chandigarh. Also, he is the Managing Trustee of Citizens India Foundation, a charitable trust and Executive VicePresident of Kerala Blood Bank Society.
Sh. Vijay K. Nambiar
Sh. Nambiar is a former Indian diplomat (Indian Foreign Services), who served as the UN Secretary General's Special Advisor on Myanmar. He was Chef de Cabinet (Chief of Staff) under UN Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon (2007-2012). He served as India’s Permanent Representative to the United Nations in New York (2002-2004).Sh. Nambiar has also served as Deputy National Security Advisor to the GoI and Head of the National Security Council Secretariat. Earlier as the Ambassador of India, he served successively in Pakistan, China, Malaysia, Afghanistan, and Algeria.
Ms. Vineeta Rai
Ms. Vineeta Rai is a former Indian Administrative Service (IAS) officer and is the first woman to hold the post of Revenue Secretary in the Ministry of Finance. Ms. Rai was voted one of The 25 Most Powerful Women in Business in India in 2003. Previously, Ms. Rai has held posts in the Ministry of Urban Development, Ministry of Health Family Welfare and Ministry of Home Affairs in the Union Government. She also worked in various state administrations and public sector undertakings.
Sh. SK Tuteja
Sh. SK Tuteja is a former Indian Administrative Services (IAS), having experience spanning across fields of District Administration, Education, Industry, Trade, Commerce, Finance and company matters. He retired as Secretary Food Public Distribution, GoI.Sh. Tuteja has acted as a Consultant to the World Bank for Designing of a Data Bank system for selection to the Board of Directors. He was the Chairman of the Punjab State Electricity Board, Chairman of the committee on Revitalization of the sugar Industry, and the Chairman of Pay Commission of the Government of Punjab from 2006 – 2009.
Sh. Dhanendra Kumar
Sh. Dhanendra Kumar is a former civil servant (IAS), a former Executive Director at the World Bank and the first Chairman of the Competition Commission of India. He has served as a Secretary to GoI at various ministries. Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) has constituted a Committee under his Chairmanship for framing of the National Competition Policy. He is currently Principal Advisor, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs and Chief Mentor, School of Competition Law, the upcoming National Centre of Excellence. He is the founder Chairman of Competition Advisory Services (India) LLP (COMPAD).
Mr. MK Yadav is a lauded Current Affairs and Economics faculty member with hands-on experience of working with the GoI (Vigilance Intelligence Bureau). A Masters from JNU, he has an extensive teaching experience. Hundreds of his students have consistently scored top ranks and performed well in Civil Services, RBI Grade B, AC, APFC, IB, etc. examinations. He is known for his unique pedagogy of approaching UPSC exam preparation through Diagrams, Mindmaps, PPT - driven classes, and Target-oriented topics to maximise scores.
Ms. Divya Raturi, Co - Founder - theIAShub, is an alumna of Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), Economics (H), and holds an MBA (Finance). After her stint in the corporate sector, she changed tracks to become a remarkable faculty member for Economics, Social Issues, and Current Affairs, mentoring hundreds of young Civil Services aspirants. Her ability to connect Economics with Social Issues not only helps a student understand the contemporary issues confronting the nation, but also makes the study lively and interesting.
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