R.A. Mashelkar

Independent Director at Reliance Industries

Dr. Raghunath A. Mashelkar (DIN 00074119) is an eminent Indian scientist and a National Research Professor. He served for over 11 years as the Director General of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, which has 38 laboratories and about 20,000 employees. He is the former President of the Indian National Science Academy, Institution of Chemical Engineers (UK) and Global Research Alliance, a network of public-funded R&D institutes from Asia-Pacific, Europe and the US. Deeply connected with the innovation movement in India, Dr. Mashelkar also served as the Chairman of India’s National Innovation Foundation (2000-2018). Currently, he chairs Reliance Innovation Council, KPIT Technologies Innovation Council, Persistent Systems Innovation Council and Marico Foundation’s Governing Council. In the post-liberalised India, Dr. Mashelkar has played a critical role in shaping India’s science and technology policies. He was a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister, and also of the Scientific Advisory Committee to the Cabinet, set up by successive governments.
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