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PRESIDENT OF THE FORUM

A. D. Shroff was Founder-President from 1956 till his death in October 1965.  He was succeeded by Murarji J. Vaidya, industrialist, who was President from October 1965 till November 1968.  Thereafter from November 1968 till February 2000 the legendary Nani A. Palkhivala was its President.  From February 2000 till his death in December 2002 he was Forumís President-Emeritus.  From February 2000 Mr. Minoo R. Shroff, eminent economist, has been the Forumís President.

COUNCIL OF MANAGEMENT
The Forumís policy decisions are laid down by a Council of Management. The present Council members are:

President:

 

Mr. Minoo R. Shroff

 

Vice-Presidents:

 

Mr. Dadi B. Engineer

 

Mr. G. Narayanaswamy

Chennai

Mr. Adi B. Godrej

 

Hon. Treasurer:

 

Mr.  Kanu H. Doshi

 

Joint. Hon. Treasurer:

 

Mr. Rajesh G. Kapadia

 

Members:

 

Mr. Bansi S. Mehta

 

Mr. A.H. Dalal

 

Mr. H.P. Ranina

 

Mr. Dinesh Vyas

 

Mr. F.K. Kavarana

 

Mr. Syamal Gupta

 

Mr. Pinakin Desai

 

Mr. Bharat S. Raut

 

Mr. Ashok Ravat

 

Mr. S.S. Bhandare

 

Mr. Nakul Mehta

 

Mr. Nirmal Bhogilal

 

Mrs. Bhavna G. Doshi

 

Mr. Nayan M. Patel

 

Mr. Dileep Chokshi

 

Ms. Piya Mahtaney

 

Mr. Anand Piramal  

 

Mr. Anil Kamath

 

Mr. Arvind Datar

Chennai

Mr. Santosh Nedungadi

Bangalore

Mr. Rahul Amin

Vadodara

Mr. Shrinivas Dempo

Goa

Mr. Vikram Sarda

Nashik

Mr. Pratap Bhogilal

Special Invitee

SECRETARIAT
The functioning of the Forum is looked after by a small secretariat.  The late M.R. Pai, noted public worker and consumer activist, was Secretary of the Forum from 1956 till 1976.  He was an enormous pillar of strength and he, along with the first Hon. Treasurer of the Forum, the late F.S. Mulla, was responsible for setting up the secretariat in a highly diligent and methodical manner.  The late M.R. Pai was Hon. Vice-President from 1976 till his passing away in July 2003.  It can be truly be said that the late M.R. Pai was instrumental in helping the Council in building the organization.

The present secretariat is headed by Mr. S. Divakara, who, after a short stint (1964-70) with the Bangalore Centre of the Forum, rejoined it on 1st January 1979 as Secretary.  From May 2004 he was re-designated as Director-General. 

The Forum had, until the early 1980s, also active centers in Ahmedabad, Bangalore, Calcutta (now Kolkata), Delhi and Madras (now Chennai).  Due to administrative and financial constraints the centers were closed gradually. 

ASSOCIATE BODIES
The Forum is also responsible for the administration and conduct of programmes of three Trusts, viz., The A.D. Shroff Memorial Trust, the Nani A. Palkhivala Memorial Trust and the M. R. Pai Foundation.  Its  secretariat looks after their day-to-day working and also their activities.  Some of the activities are held outside Mumbai as well.
 

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