Board of Directors


Mr. Rajeev Kher
Additional Director
 
   
Mr. Rajeev Kher superannuated as Commerce Secretary, Government of India in 2015 after serving for 35 years in the Indian Administrative Services (IAS). He then worked as a Member in the Competition Appellate Tribunal. He is now a distinguished Fellow with RIS, a leading think tank of the Ministry of External Affairs. He is a Professional Arbitrator. He is also nominated on some of the Government Committees and Tasks Forces on Trade and Industrial Development.

Mr. Kher has held prominent assignments in the Central Government and State Government of UP like in Department of Trade and Commerce, Ministry of Environment and The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI) in Delhi and Senior level assignments in the Departments of Renewable Energy, Finance, Planning and Science and Technology.

He was instrumental in bringing the first comprehensive Foreign Trade Policy for India. He led negotiations on behalf of India for Trade Agreements with major blocks such as EU, EFTA, RCEP and ASEAN. He has made an immense contribution in the Indian Pharmaceutical sector in Generic Medicine and building India as a brand in this sector. He is instrumental in protecting India’s interest in the Multilateral Trade Facilitation Agreement and in Services at the center stage of negotiations.

Mr. Kher significantly contributed in preparation of Country’s first National Environment Policy as the Principal investigator in TERI. He also led the various teams in designing and implementing sustainable development projects.

He also chairs the Task Force on Global value chains of the CII. He is presently a member of CII committees on International trade Policy, India-China Trade and International Council of CII and of the High-Level Advisory Group constituted by Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He was a member of Niti Ayog Task Force on Exports and Employment and FICCI Trade Policy Committee and is an advisor on Foreign Trade to PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

He has published work on India’s’ Patent policy, Trade Policy, WTO Dispute Settlement Mechanism, Product Standards and Technical Regulations etc.