Dr. Ashok Ganguly
Dr. Ashok Ganguly is the the Chairman of ABP Private Limited (Ananda Bazar Patrika Group) and was a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India, from 2001 to 2009. Dr. Ganguly is a member of the Prime Minister’s Council on Trade and Industry as well as the Investment Commission and the India-USA CEO Council, set up by the Prime Minister of India and the President of the US. He is also a member of the National Knowledge Commission to the Prime Minister of India. Dr. Ganguly was the Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited from 1980 to 1990, and member of the Unilever Board from 1990 to 1997 with responsibility for world-wide research and technology.
He also holds directorship in Mahindra & Mahindra and Wipro Limited and serves as a member of Advisory Board of Diageo India Pvt. Limited.
He is a recipient of the ‘Padma Bhushan’ as well as ‘Padma Vibhushan’, two of India’s prestigious civilian honours. At present, he serves as a member of the Rajya Sabha, the upper house of the Parliament of India.