R. Vaidyanathan, 58, a graduate from Loyola College, Madras, holds a Masters from the Indian Statistical Institute, Calcutta and also a Fellow Member in Management (Doctorate) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta, is the Professor of Finance and Control at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and UTI Chair Professor in the area of Capital Markets. He is known for his commendable contributions in the areas of Corporate Finance, Risk Management, Pensions, etc. He was a Member of the L.C. Gupta Committee appointed by SEBI for Derivative Trading and is currently a National Fellow of the Indian Council of Social Science Research, New Delhi. In past, Prof. Vaidyanathan, also held position of President of Asia Pacific Risk and Insurance Association headquartered in Singapore and he has published a number of articles in India and abroad on Corporate Finance and Capital Markets.
Apart from the Company, Prof Vaidyanathan holds directorship in Zee Turner Ltd., (a subsidiary of the Company), Vijaya Bank Ltd. and General Optics (Asia) Ltd.
Prof. Vaidyanathan does not hold any shares in the Company.