January 1, 2013
P R E S S R E L E A S E
CS M.S.SAHOO, a former officer of the Indian Economic Service (IES) takes over as the SECRETARY of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) w.e.f1st January 2013.
CS Sutanu Sinha has taken over as the CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) w.e.f 1st January 2013.
CS M.S. SAHOO, a distinguished Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, and a M. Phil, M.A. (Economics), LL.B., FCS, PGDM has over three decades of rich work experience in self-employment, private sector, public sector, regulator and government in varied functional areas such as reforms, policy, regulations, research and analysis. Before joining the ICSI, he was an eminent legal practitioner in the field of securities laws. He was a Whole Time Member of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) during 2008-11. Prior to this, he served as the Joint Secretary (non-functional), Director and Joint Director in the Ministry of Finance, as the Chief General Manager with SEBI, and as Economic Adviser with National Stock Exchange of India Limited (NSE). As an officer of Indian Economic Service (1985 batch), he served the Government of India for 22 years.
He played a key role in designing of major reforms in securities market, including dematerialization of securities, trading of derivatives, corporatisation and demutualization of exchanges, building regulatory and market infrastructural institutions, enforcement process / actions. He was instrumental in development of human resource capacity in securities markets through various interventions such as NSE’s Certification in Financial Markets (NCFM), National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM) and a number of reputed publications. He has served / serves as a member on several expert committees / boards and professional groups. He currently serves on the Boards of National Institute of Securities Markets and IFCI Factors Ltd.He has delivered talks at various national and international fora and written over 100 articles, including half a dozen award winning articles in Chartered Secretary.
CS Sutanu Sinha has taken over as the CHIEF EXECUTIVE of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) w.e.f 1st January 2013
CS Sutanu Sinha is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators, London (UK). A Post Graduate in Commerce from the Calcutta University, he stood First Class First in the Post Graduate Diploma in German Examination of the Calcutta University.
Before assuming the office of CHIEF EXECUTIVEfrom 1stJanuary, 2013, Mr. Sinha was heading the Academics & Professional Development Directorate of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and was appointed as Chief Executive Designate from 31stAugust, 2012 to 31stDecember, 2012 by the Council of the ICSI.
He has over twenty five years of professional experience in the Company Secretarial and Corporate Functioning. He possesses a vast work experience in Corporate Planning, Finance, International Trade and other allied areas in the course of his previous assignments in MNC/PSUs. An avid reader and a corporate analyst, Mr. Sinha has contributed several important papers and articles on different aspects of Governance and Management and addressed various Workshops, Seminars and Conferences, both in India and abroad.
His areas of specialization include Corporate Governance, Sustainability and Enterprise Resource Planning. He is also Global Corporate Governance Forum(GCGF), Washington (World Bank Group) trained Trainer for Directors Development Progammes. He has contributed significantly in Institute’s initiatives to promote corporate governance in India and overseas.
He has been appointed by the Government of India as Director in the Board of Canara Bank, which is one of the leading Public Sector Banks of the Country. Fluent in many foreign languages, his hobby traverses from instrumental music, painting, photography to Documentary Film-making.