Gold @ 18 Advisory Board

Sri. R. Ramaseshan (Managing Director and CEO of the National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX))

Sri. R. Ramaseshan, completed his Engineering in Electronics and Communication from the Regional Engineering College, Bhopal.
He holds a Master degree in Business Administration with specialisation in Finance from the Faculty Management Studies, University of Delhi.
He is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. After a brief stint in the industry as a research engineer in Bharat Electronics Limited he joined Indian Administrative Services in 1982.
During his career in the IAS, he has held various positions both in the state of Karnataka and Government of India. Significant amongst the positions held were Director, Ministry of Information Technology, Government of India and Finance Secretary, Government of Karnataka. He also had brief stint in the National Stock Exchange.
Currently, after leaving the government, he is the Managing Director and CEO of the National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX).

Mr. Sanjay Kaul ( MD & CEO, National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCMSL))

Mr. Sanjay Kaul served in the IAS for over 28 years, before joining his present assignment as MD & CEO, National Collateral Management Services Limited (NCMSL) in June 2008. Prior to joining NCMSL Mr. Kaul was Director and CEO of the NCDEX Institute of Commodity Markets and Research (NICR). His last assignment with the Government was Joint Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution, Government of India.
He started his career as a lecturer in Economics at Delhi University in 1976 and joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1979. He has since held increasingly higher level assignments in the areas of development administration, health and sanitation, education, and food & nutrition. Between October 2001 and January 2007 he led the Policy team in Government of India on food grains management and the related food-based poverty programs.
He has written extensively in the areas of food and nutrition, education, health, and poverty related issues. He has also presented several papers at National and International Seminars, and led country delegations at International Conferences.

M.K. Ananda Kumar (Chief Corporate Services, National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX))

Shri M.K. Ananda Kumar is currently the Chief Corporate Services at National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Ltd and is based out of Mumbai.
He has had stints with Bangalore Stock Exchange, where he also served as the Executive Director.
He has also been a banker for 22 years and has worked in various capacities at Vysya Bank (Now ING Vysya) with his prime focus always being on the capital markets.
He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers and is also Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Shri Ananda Kumar is currently also on the board of NCDEX Institute of Commodity Markets and Research.

Pranav Chaturvedi (Co-Founder, International Institute of Financial Markets Ltd. (IIFM))

A serial entrepreneur, Pranav Chaturvedi is Co-founder and Director of three knowledge and education companies viz, International Institute of Financial Markets Ltd, Pratham Test Prep services, Core Educational Services and a quizzing content and management firm QPundits.
After passing out of College of Business Studies, Delhi University, Pranav has been an exponent in developing the distribution channels for the Financial Sector. He was the youngest achiever at Kotak Mahindra in financial sales for four consecutive years and then moved to his passion for training for the financial sector.
He is amongst the pioneers in India to author 'E-learning systems' and has authored Currency Derivatives Master Class E Learning system, Financial Planning Masterclass E learning system and Brand You (The Brand within you) E-learning system. He is an advocate of social learning and has created a platform 'Kengage' (Knowledge -Engage) which is a free for all, educational learning channel over the web.