Dr Sanjiv Misra (73) was appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Hindustan Unilever Limited in April, 2013. He is the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a Member of the Audit Committee and Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Company.
Dr Misra is a retired Indian Administrative Services (IAS) officer and a former Member of the 13th Finance Commission, a constitutional position with the rank of a Minister of State. Prior to joining the Finance Commission, Dr Misra has served in a wide range of key positions in the Federal and State Governments, including as Managing Director of the Gujarat Industrial Development Corporation and stints at senior levels in the Government of India in the Cabinet Office, the Ministry of Petroleum, the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare and the Ministry of Finance.
He served as a Secretary in the Ministry of Finance till his superannuation.
Dr Misra has represented India in various international conferences, seminars and negotiations. Dr Misra has been a Member of the Advisory Council of the Asian Development Bank Institute, Tokyo. He was also a Member of the Committee on Fiscal Consolidation (Kelkar Committee) set up by the Finance Minister in August, 2012 to chart a road map for fiscal consolidation for the Indian economy.
Dr Misra graduated in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi. He has a Master’s degree in Economics from Delhi School of Economics, a Master’s degree in Public Administration from John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA and a PhD from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi. In recognition of exceptional academic strengths and leadership qualities, Dr Misra was designated as Lucius N Littauer Fellow of 1987 at Harvard University.