Mr. Anil Baijal
Independent Non-Executive Chairman
Mr. Anil Baijal joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1969. He retired from the service in October, 2006 as Secretary, Ministry of Urban Development, Government of India. While in that Ministry, he anchored the designing and roll-out of the flagship programme of Jawaharlal Nehru National Urban Renewal Mission (JNNURM) with a federal grant equivalent of about Rs. 60,000 crore, for improvement of infrastructure and provision of basic services in urban areas of India.
In his long service career spanning over 38 years, Mr. Baijal held various important assignments like that of the Union Home Secretary, Chairman & Managing Director, Indian Airlines, Chief Executive Officer, Prasar Bharti Corporation (Broadcasting Corporation of India), Vice-Chairman, Delhi Development Authority, Development Commissioner, Goa and Counselor in-charge of Indian Aid Programme in Nepal.
After his retirement from Government service, Mr. Baijal is at present working as Chairman of IDFC Foundation. Besides advising a couple of equity funds, Mr. Baijal is also the Non-Executive Director on the Boards of ITC Limited, DHFL Pramerica Life Insurance Company Limited and International Travel House Limited.