Raj Liberhan, management and financial expert has varied experience with a significant range of responsibilities at the senior level in government, public sector and NGO environments, building and sustaining organisations, programmes and missions with sector specific objectives and services. He served as Chief Executive of the India Habitat Centre, New Delhi for fifteen years and helped create a unique institutional mechanism.
Dr Swaminathan is one of India's foremost agricultural scientists. His pioneering work has earned him several awards, including the Padma Vibhushan, the Ramon Magsaysay Award and the World Food Prize. He has held many distinguished positions, including that of Director General of the Indian Council of Agricultural Research and the International Rice Research Institute.
Sunita Narain has been with Centre for Science and Environment since 1982, and has headed it since 2000. Her research interests range from global democracy with a focus on climate change, to the need for local democracy where she has worked on forest-related resource management, water and waste issues. Ms Narain serves on the boards of different organisations, and writes and speaks regularly on key concerns of environment and development.
Jagdeep Gupta is currently the Executive Director, Planning and Operation. She brings a rare and befitting mix of a pure science background with management, experience indispensable to understanding the nature of work and the ethos behind an organization like CSE. Over the years she has shown her excellence in acquiring the best talents, developing a wholesome system of monitoring the research outcomes, providing the best infrastructural facilities, developing a wide array of important contacts, and widening the outreach of CSE's research publications. Her forte has been her human management skills, which gives her the edge to handle problem situations in a balanced and unbiased approach. Needless to say, it requires lot of grit and tenacity to manage so many divergent verticals, which she does with immense ease. She stands as a strong pillar with huge institutional memory and has great contributions to the growth of CSE in many different ways.
G N Gupta joined the Board of Centre for Science and Environment in 1998. As a member of the Indian Revenue Service, he has held several key positions in the revenue department of the Ministry of Finance. He served as the Chairperson of the Central Board of Direct Taxes, India's highest tax making body, and also as a Director in the Planning Commission. He currently serves on the boards of several companies and offers consultancy services on issues related to direct taxes.
Bharati Chaturvedi is an environmentalist and writer. She is the founder and director of Chintan Environmental Research and Action Group. Bharati has served on various committees of the Government of India, including the Expert Committee on Plastic Waste, set up by the Ministry of Environment and Forests to finalize rules for plastic waste handling. She also serves on the boards of several non-profit organizations in India.
Mr Shiva Kumar is a development economist and professor, and teaches at Harvard University and the Indian School of Business. He has served as an advisor to UNICEF-India, and as a member of India's National Advisory Council. He has also served as the Director of the International Centre for Human Development in New Delhi.
Prof. Ramaswamy Sudarshan has had distinguished careers in the domains of research, development programming and governance. He has a Master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a Master's degree in Politics from University of Oxford. He worked with UNDP from 1991 to 2011. In 2012 he joined the O.P. Jindal Global University as the founding Dean of the Jindal School of Government and Public Policy. He has an impressive track record of publications comprising books, articles, and UN policy reports, reflecting his interdisciplinary research, teaching and policy experience in development programmes, human development, law, governance, institutions and policy.