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Board of NPS Trust

The Trust is managed by a Board of Trustees appointed by PFRDA (settler of NPS Trust) from time to time. One of the Trustees from the Board is designated by PFRDA as Chairperson of the Board. PFRDA appoints a suitable person as Chief Executive Officer of the Trust (CEO) who shall be responsible for day to day administration and Management of the Trust subject to the superintendence, control and direction of the Board of NPS Trust. The Board shall meet once in every three calendar months.

The current Board of Trustees of NPS Trust consists of the following Members:


Sh. Atanu Sen - Chairman and Trustee

Shri Atanu Sen has been appointed as Trustee to the Board of NPS Trust with effect from 12 June 2017 for a period of three years. He has been designated as Chairman of the Board of NPS Trust with efffect from 31 March 2020.


Sh. Atanu Sen did his MA in Economics from Calcutta University and is a qualified Chartered Associate of Indian Institute of Banker (CAIIB). Shri Atanu Sen carries wide experience in financial arena, by virtue of his 35 years long stint with State Bank of India. From September 1977 to August 2012, he held various management roles with State Bank of India. He was the Chief General Manager of Mumbai Circle, which comprised of 1200 branches and was the largest region of the Bank businesswise. He was also General Manager of North East Circle, where he provided innovative solutions for financial inclusion for the under privileged and under banked. It ushered in a new paradigm in financial inclusion by using biometric near field communication technology, which is a key intervention towards financial inclusion in the current scenario, in villages in Mizoram, Meghalaya and Assam. He was also in-charge of the Trade Finance and Credit vertical of the Banks Fankfurt office, which had the largest trade folio of the Bank across all geographies during the period. He has expertise in varied fields of Banking including High Value Credit, Infrastructure Financing, International Banking, Risk Management, Banking Operations and Administration.


During the period 2012-2014, he was the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of SBI Life Insurance Company Limited. During his tenure with SBI Life Life Insurance Company Ltd., the company was adjudged as ‘the best company in the financial services sector in India’ by The Jamnalal Bajaj Quality Assurance, ‘the best company in Asia and Pacific’ by the Asia Pacific Quality Assurance and ‘the best Insurance Company to promote financial inclusion’ by SKOCH India. Economic Times considered SBI Life as ‘one of the top 50 great places to work with in India’, when Sh. Atanu Sen was at its helm. After super-annuation from State Bank of India, he was an advisor to SBI in the areas of credit, risk management and cross selling till 31st July 2015. Currently, he is working as a consultant and serving as Independent/ Nominee Director in Bank/ diverse companies.

Sh. Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra - Trustee

Sh. Dinesh Kumar Mehrotra has been appointed as Trustee of the NPS Trust from 12th November 2017 for a period of three years. He served as Chairman of India's largest insurance company, Life Insurance Corporation of India from 31st May 2012 to 31st May 2013. During his career in LIC, spanning 36 years he worked across various operating, service and strategic departments in India and abroad. He held important positions such as In-charge of divisions, Head of Zonal Office and also headed the international operations of the corporation.

He was also the convenor for the Expert Group Committee constituted by the Ministry of Finance, Govt. of India under the Chairmanship of Shri Vepa Kamesan in September 2010. The Committee was assigned the role to suggest improvements in the functioning of LIC, including processes relating to the management of the Investment Portfolio and Treasury Management of the Corporation. He chaired various internal and external boards of the corporation and its associates such as the Housing Finance Limited, LIC Nomura Mutual Fund Limited, LIC Credit Cards and LIC Pension Fund Limited. Mr. Mehrotra has also represented Indian insurance in international forums.

During his stewardship of LIC, the corporation regained its market share from peers and established itself as a market maker. Mr. Mehrotra was instrumental in the formation of the LIC Pension Fund Limited, a fully owned Company of LIC of India to manage the Funds under the National Pension System. Presently he is on the Board of various Public and Private companies.

He was ranked 26 in DNA’s Top 50 Influentials list published in 2012 and given title of ‘Nation’s Keeper’. He was awarded with CNBC-TV18 award for Outstanding Finance Professional in 2012. He has also received Distinguished Alumni award from Benares Hindu University, Benares and St. Michaels Academy, Patna.

Sh. Radhakrishnan Nair - Trustee

Sh. Radhakrishnan Nair has been appointed as Trustee of the NPS Trust from 12th November 2017 for a period of three years. From March 2010 to March 2015, he was the Member (Finance & Investments) of Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority (IRDA). During his tenure, he administered Policy formulation and regulation of Finance, Investments and Anti-Money Laundering Department. He ushered new investment and accounting regulations for insurance industry. He advised parliamentary select committee on the Insurance Laws (Amendment) Bill, 2015. He also represented India on various International Association of Insurance Supervisors (IAIS), Basel in various sub-committees namely Group Supervision, Accounting and Auditing Standards, Corporate Governance, Implementation of Core Insurance Principles.

From July 2005 to March 2010, he was the Executive Director of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI). During his tenure with SEBI, he administered Investment Management Department (Mutual Funds, Portfolio Managers, Venture Capital Funds and Foreign Venture Capital Investors), Corporate Debt Department, Economic and Policy Analysis Department and was Officer of Investor Assistance and Education and Surveillance. He facilitated public investments in corporate bond market in 2008 by framing the regulations for public issue of debt instruments and securitised debt instruments. He brought about transparency in the mutual fund industry both before and after the financial crisis 2008-09 by bringing proactive regulations for money market instruments and bank fixed deposits. From May 1998 to July 2005, he held various management roles with Corporation Bank.

He was the Member of Technical Committee on Money, Foreign Exchange & Government Securities Market, RBI, Corporate Bonds & Securitization Advisory Committee (CoBoSAC), SEBI, Financial Stability and Development Council, Government of India, Investment Management Committee, International Organization of Securities Commissions (IOSCO), Madrid and National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards (NACAS). Currently, he is Independent Director/ Independent Board Member of several companies and Adviser of Bajaj Finserv Ltd, Pune & MSCI Inc, India.

Sh. Sanjeev Chanana - Trustee

Sh. Sanjeev Chanana has been appointed as Trustee of the NPS Trust from 12th November 2017 for a period of three years. He is a seasoned Investment professional with excellent academic and professional credentials, having 35+ years’ experience across leading companies in the Insurance Sector including Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC), The Oriental Insurance Company Ltd. (OICL) & Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd. (AICIL). He was the Executive Director & Board Member of OICL (2003-2013) and the Officiating Chairman of OICL in July 2012. He was the Chairman of OICL PF Trust from 2003 to 2013. From 2001 to 2013, he was also Chief Investment Officer and Chief IT Officer of OICL. He is Proficient with IT and led the IT function of OICL for 10+ years and was responsible for roll out of the transformative “Core” solution in all 1450+ offices pan-India.

During his tenure, he was recognized with the CIO “Extended Manager” Award by CIOL in 2007 and OICL was recognized as “Best User of Customer Centric Insurance Applications”, awarded by Amity University, 2008. He is well versed with Corporate Governance matters, having served as a Board Member for 6 companies, and also as Company Secretary of OICL. He served as Nominee Director on the Board of Agriculture Insurance Company of India Ltd., India Infrastructure Finance Company Ltd., Punjab Tractors Ltd., Modi Rubber Ltd., Auto Ancillaries Venture Fund and “Small is Beautiful” Venture Fund.

Sh. Suraj Bhan - Trustee

Shri Suraj Bhan has been appointed as Trustee to the Board of NPS Trust with effect from 12 December 2018 for a period of three years. Shri Bhan did his M.A. and M. Phil in Economics from Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU), New Delhi and M.Sc. (Economics) Social Development Planning and Management from the University of Wales, University College of Swansea, UK. He is also a Postgraduate diploma holder in Public Policy and Management from MDI, Gurgaon.
Shri Bhan joined the Indian Economic Service in 1983 and retired as Director General, Labour Bureau, Chandigarh in January 2018. He has varied experience across several sectors with the government and Public Sector Undertakings in the areas of economic policy, business, industry and finance. He held senior positions in Ministry of Agriculture, Planning Commission, Ministry of Industry, Ministry of Finance, Department of Economic Affairs, Department of Telecom, Ministry of Labour and Employment and Ministry of Steel.

Sh. Sanjiv Mittal - Trustee

Shri Sanjiv Mittal, IAS has been appointed as Trustee to the Board of NPS Trust with effect from 11 January 2019 for a period of three years. He is presently holding the post of Additional Chief Secretary, Finance Department, Government of Uttar Pradesh.

Sh. Y Venkata Rao - Trustee

PFRDA has appointed Mr Y. Venkata Rao as Trustee to the Board of NPS Trust w.e.f. 15th December 2020
Mr Venkata Rao has been a seasoned professional with four decades of service in Life Insurance, Banking and Mutual Fund industries, last 12 years in CXO positions. His experience in Public and Private sector entities spans across verticals, viz., Investments, Operations, Sales / Distribution, IT and HR / Training & Development.  He held top managerial positions in Investments and Operations, his last assignment being Chief Investment Officer. He is known for designing and implementing systems and processes, encompassing Compliance and Risk Management. At the core, he is a people man.
He is a graduate in Science from Andhra University and a post graduate in Management from Institute of Public Enterprise, Hyderabad. 
He was associated with various Organisational restructuring and Industry level initiatives and co-ordinated a strategic alliance with a leading Management Institute for designing, developing and imparting training module for Investment officials. During his tenure, he conducted more than 200 seminars / workshops on varied subjects – Functional, Behavioural and Regulatory aspects. He is a guest speaker and panel member at various Management and Training institutes. 
He is currently Non executive Chairman of a Technical Consultancy Organisation, APITCO, Hyderabad.
He stays in Hyderabad with his family.

Ms. Chitra Jayasimha - Trustee

PFRDA has appointed Ms. Chitra Jayasimha as Trustee to the Board of NPS Trust w.e.f. 15th December 2020

Sh. Naresh Kumar Thakral - Trustee

Shri. Naresh Kumar Thakral is presently holding the post of Special Secretary, Medical & Health Department and Mission Director, National Health Mission. He holds a B.Tech (Civil) degree from MNNIT, Allahabad and M. Tech (Civil) from IIT, BHU, Varanasi. He was inducted in Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 2014. Previously, he worked in State PWD. During his service, he has worked as Collector & District Magistrate in the districts of Bundi and Sikar.
He has also worked as Secretary, Rajasthan Public Service Commission, Ajmer. He has been Special Secretary, Administrative Reforms Department in Government of Rajasthan besides having worked as Director, Public Services.  He has received State Merit Award from the Government of Rajasthan and National Award by Hon'ble Prime Minister of India for Beti Bachao Beti Padhao campaign.