Subramanian Ramadorai & William Dalrymple join the International Advisory Council
We are delighted to announce the addition of two new members to our distinguished International Advisory Council, both of whom bring different but unique knowledge of India.
Subramaniam Ramadorai CBE was the adviser to the Prime Minister of India in the national council on skill development, Government of India. He held the rank equivalent to an Indian Cabinet Minister. He is also the chairperson of the governing board of the Tata Institute of Social Sciences and Bharathidasan Institute of Management, chairman of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati and Tata Elxsi. Earlier, he was CEO and MD of Tata Consultancy Services from 1996 to 2009 & Vice – Chairman of Tata Consultancy Services till 6 October 2014 transforming TCS from a company with $400 million revenues and 6000 employees to one of the world’s largest software and services company with more than 200,000 employees working in 42 countries and revenues over US$6.0 billion.
William Dalrymple is the very well-known Scottish historian and writer, art historian and curator, as well as a prominent broadcaster and critic.
His books have won numerous awards and prizes, including the Duff Cooper Memorial Prize, the Sunday Times Young British Writer of the Year Award, the Hemingway, the Kapuściński and the Wolfson Prizes. He is also one of the co-founders and co-directors of the annual Jaipur Literature Festival. In 2012 he was appointed a Whitney J. Oates Visiting Fellow in the Humanities by Princeton University. In the Spring of 2015 he was appointed the OP Jindal Distinguished Lecturer at Brown University.
His most recent book ‘Koh-I-Noor: The Story of the World’s Most Infamous Diamond’, which he discussed recently at one of our Chairman’s Lunches, tells the riveting story of the Kohinoor, the world’s most coveted gem. It unearths fascinating new information as it moves from the Mughal court to Persia to Afghanistan, from Maharaja Ranjit Singh’s Durbar in Punjab to the Crown of the Queen.
The International Advisory Council’s members are distinguished thought leaders covering Asian affairs.