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IOD Distinguished Fellow

Each year, the Executive Council of the INSTITUTE OF DIRECTORS selects persons of eminence for conferring the Award of ”Distinguished Fellowship” for their outstanding contribution to public service and society.

The first distinguished fellowship of Institute of Directors was conferred on Bharat Ratna Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam in 1994..

IOD Roll Of Honour 

  • An individual, who is duly admitted by the Council as a Distinguished Fellow, either in recognition of his services to the Institute, or because of his status, expertise, experience, or standing in matters relating to public affairs, companies or other bodies is such, that he appears to the Council to be able to render assistance in promoting the aim and objects of the Institute
  • Distinguished Fellow shall, be for life, and be entitled to the normal privileges and obligations of membership of the Institute. He will not be liable to pay any Annual Subscription to the Institute, but have no voting rights at the AGM. He is entitled to use the initials DF.IOD, after his name.
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Roll Of Distinguished Fellow

Peter Ong Boon Kwee

Chairman, Enterprise Singapore & Sr. Economic Advisor, Ministry of Trade & Industry

Govt. of Singapore

Helen Brand OBE

Chief Executive, ACCA - Association of Chartered Certified Accountants

United Kingdom

Sir. David Clementi

Chairman, BBC The British Broadcasting Corporation

United Kingdom

Durga Shanker Mishra IAS

Secretary, Ministry of Housing & Urban Affairs

Govt. of India

Sumanta Chaudhuri IAS

Secretary, Ministry of Coal

Govt. of India

Shashi Shanker

Chairman & MD, ONGC

India

Mohamed Yahya Kazi Meeran

Director & Group CEO
Galadari Brothers Co. LLC

Dubai

H.E. Dr. Ahmed Al Banna

Ambassador of UAE to India

UAE

KWA Chong Seng Singapore

Chairman, Singapore Exchange Ltd., Chairman, ST Engineering, Dy. Chairman, PSC

Singapore

Chua Sock Koong

Group CEO, Singapore Telecommunications Limited (Singtel)

Singapore

H.E. Karan Singh Thakral

Ambassador of Singapore to Denmark, Govt. of Singapore;
ED, Thakral Group of Companies

Singapore

Donald H. Brydon , CBE

Chairman, London Stock Exchange Group & Sage Group Plc

United Kingdom

Sir Richard Stagg , KCMG

Chairman, Rothschild, Former High Commissioner of UK to India
Ambassador to Afghanistan & Bulgaria

United Kingdom

Mrs. Rajashree Birla

Chairperson, Aditya Birla Group Centre for Community Initiatives & Rural Development

India

Dr. Anoop Kumar Mittal

Chairman & MD
NBCC (India) Ltd.

India

Kuljit Singh Popli

Chairman & MD, Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency Ltd. (IREDA)

India

Justice Jayant Patel

Former Acting Chief Justice, High Court Gujarat, Former Judge, High Court of Karnataka

India

Gautam Sashittal

CEO, DMCC (Dubai Multi Commodities Centre)

UAE

Peter Seah Lim Huat

Chairman, DBS Group Holdings Ltd.

Singapore

Alok Sharma , MP

Hon'ble Minister of State for Housing & Planning Dept. for Communities

Govt of UK

H.E. Ahmed Bin Sulayem

Executive Chairman, DMCC Dubai Multi Commodities Centre

Dubai

Dr. (Mrs.) Aruna Sharma , IAS

Secretary, Ministry of Steel

Govt of India

S. K. Pattanayak , IAS

Secretary, Dept. of Agriculture & Co-operation

Govt of India

Ashish K. Chauhan

MD & CEO, Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd.

India

Sanjiv Goenka

Chairman, RP- Sanjiv Goenka Group

India

Dr. Raghupati Singhania

Chairman & MD, JK Tyre & Industries

India

Sunil Kant Munjal

Chairman, Hero Corporate Services & Jt. MD, Hero MotoCorp Ltd., India & President, AIMA

India

Lt. Gen. S. K. Gadeock AVSM

Commandant & Head, Defence Services Staff College, Ministry of Defence

Govt. of India

Arnab Goswami

President & Editor-in-Chief
TIMES NOW & ET NOW

India

Deepak Gupta , IAS (Retd.)

Chairman, Union Public Service Commission

Govt of India

Kapil Dev Tripathi , IAS

Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas

Govt. of India

Paras Shahdadpuri

Chairman, NIKAI Group of Companies

India

Rajeev Kumar Jain

Chief Executive Officer, GVK Mumbai International, Airport

India

Dr. S. K. Nanda , IAS

Chairman and MD, GSFC Ltd & Chairman of GGRC Ltd.

India

Sunil Kanoria

Vice Chairman, SREI Infrastructure Finance Ltd. & President, ASSOCHAM

India

Vijay Karia

Chairman & MD
Ravin Group of Companies & Chairman Elecrama.

India

Amitabh Kant , IAS

Secretary, Dept. of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry

Govt. of India

Dinesh K. Sarraf

Chairman & MD
Oil and Natural Gas Corporation

India

Ravi Parthasarathy

Chairman, Infrastructure Leasing & Financial Service Ltd

India

Dr. Tayeb Kamali

Ministry of Culture Youth & Community Development

Govt. of UAE

H.E. Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer

MD & CEO, Dubai Electricity & Water Authority (DEWA)

UAE

Dr. S. S. Kshatriya , IAS

Chief Secretary, Govt. of Maharashtra

India