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Arun Maira

Born( 1943-08-15 ) 15 August 1943 (age 77) Lahore , Undivided India
OccupationConsultant ; Management expert; Former Member, Planning Commission of India ; Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group , India; Former Chancellor, Central University of Himachal Pradesh

Former Member, Planning Commission of India Former Chairman, Boston Consulting Group, India Chairman, HelpAge International Any discussion on policy and the Future of India is enriched with Arun Mairas views, and not just because he was Member of the Planning Commission of India for Five years till June 2014. Arun is one of those rare people who have held leadership positions in both, private as well as the public sector, bringing a unique perspective on how two can work together to foster growth for India. He has led three rounds of participative and comprehensive scenario building for Future of India: in 1999, 2005, and 2011. In his career spanning five decades, Arun has led several organisations, including Boston Consulting Group in India. In early part of his career, he spent 25 years in Tata Group in various important positions. He was also a Member of the Board of Tata Motors. After leaving Tatas, Arun joined Arthur D Little Inc, International management consultancy, in the US, where he advises companies across sectors and geographies on their growth strategies and handling transformational change. Another decade later, Arun was back in India, this time as Chairman of Boston Consulting Group, position he held for eight years till 2008. Other leadership positions he has held include being Chairman of Axis Bank Foundation and Save Children, India. He was also Board Member of India Brand Equity Foundation, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, and UN Global Compact, and WWF India. Recognising his astute understanding of both macro as well as micro policy issues, Arun has been involved in several government committees and organisations, including the National Innovation Council. He has been on the Board of several companies as well as educational institutions and has chaired several National committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries. In 2009, Arun was appointed as Member of the Planning Commission, which is led by the Prime Minister of India. At this Minister-level position, he leads development of strategies for the country on issues relating to industrialisation and urbanisation, and drives formulation of policies and programmes in these areas. He also advised the Commission on its future role. With his vast experience and expertise, Arun is indeed a thought leader. He is invited to speak at various forums and has written several books that capture his insights. His recent books include Upstart in Government: Journeys of Change and Learning; Redesigning Aeroplanes While Flying: Reforming Institutions; Remaking India: One Country, One Destiny; Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone; and Shaping the Future: Aspirational Leadership in India and Beyond. His book, Upstart in Government: Journeys of Change and Learning, was published in August 2016. The theme of the book is: progress of nations and organizations has to be cooperative endeavour. A good society is one that enables each individual to realize his or her aspirations. Everyone must cooperate to create such a society.

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Former Member of the Planning Commission, Former Chairman of BCG India, MSc & BSc,. Stephens College DU arun Maira is a leader in social and economic development. He has been part of various Multi National Organizations where he was head different important positions. He is also the author of several books, including Shaping the Future: Aspirational Leadership in India and Beyond; Redesigning Airplanes While Flying: Reforming Institutions; and Transforming Capitalism: Improving the World for Everyone. Currently, he is Chairman of Chairman of the Board of Trustees of HelpAge International and Chairman of the Foundation for MSME Clusters and Axis Bank Foundation. While working with TATA Group, he headed various vital projects like He was responsible for the entry of TATA Motors into the LCV segment. After that, Mr. Maira was part of the Planning Commission of India from 2009 to 2014.

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