T. V. Mohandas Pai
Chairman, Manipal Global Education
Co-founder of Akshaya Patra
Over a career spanning 37 years, Mr. Mohandas Pai has served in a multitude of fields: finance, accounting, information technology, human resources, education, corporate governance, social impact innovation, environmental conservation, policy formulation, heritage preservation, philanthropy, and the venture and startup ecosystem.
Mr. Mohandas Pai is currently the chairman of Aarin Capital and Manipal Global Education, member of the boards of Havells India and the Institute of Public Enterprises, member of the board of governors of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund (NIIF), governing council member of the Centre for Advanced Financial Research and Learning (CAFRAL) promoted by the Reserve Bank of India (RBI), chairman of the Regulatory and Financial Technology Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and the SEBI Primary Markets Advisory Committee (PMAC), and investment committee member of 3one4 Capital.
He was awarded the Padma Shri award by the president of India in 2015 and the Karnataka Rajyotsava Award in 2008. Hei was previously a board member and the chief financial officer (CFO) of Infosys for17 years, an investment committee member of the SIDBI India Aspiration Fund and the INR 10,000 Cr. (USD 1.8 Billion) India Fund of Funds, a board member of the SEBI, a member of the board of the National Stock Exchange (NSE) of India and the Ascendas Property Fund, the trustee-manager of Ascendas India Trust, trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation, chairman of the FICCI Skills Committee and Higher Education Committee, president of the All India Management Association (AIMA), and founder-trustee of the Akshaya Patra Foundation.
Mr. Mohandas Pai holds a BCom degree as a university rank holder from St. Joseph’s College of Commerce, Bangalore, an LLB from Bangalore University, and is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as an all-India rank holder. He was conferred an honorary doctorate by Rani Channamma University. He is based in Bengaluru, India.