Governing Council


Mr. Pavan Bakeri, Chairman

Mr Bakeri after completing his Bachelor of Engineering went for Masters in Engineering from Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He is one of the founder members of IAES Gujarat. He belongs to the Bakeri group, one of the oldest and most trusted real estate groups in India. He presently looks after various projects of the group and overall growth and serves as a Managing Director (M.D) of the group

Mr. Govind Gupta, Member

Mr. Gupta after completing his B.Tech in Chemical Engineering went to the University of Florida, Gainesville, the US where he completed his Masters in Chemical Engineering. At present, Mr. Gupta is a Director in a software firm Indusa Infotech Services Pvt. Ltd. He is the past Chairman of IACC (Indo American Chamber of Commerce) Gujarat and can be given credit for the upliftment of the Chamber.

Mr. Govind Baldva , Member

Mr. Baldva is a Textile Engineer and completed his MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has his own Textile Unit in Ahmedabad.

Mr. K. Thyagrajan, Member

Mr. Thyagrajan is a Founding Team member and on the Board Directors of International Centre for Entrepreneurship and Technology (iCreate). He has a long-standing background in Management Consulting and served in various positions with Mott MacDonald Pvt. Ltd. for over 25 years. He is closely involved in academics as a visiting faculty at reputed Universities/Institutions and is a member of the Academic Council of Nirma University. He actively mentors start-up companies engaged in next-generation entrepreneurship. Mr. Thyagrajan is a Mechanical Engineer by education.

Mr. Rajan Vasa, Member

Rajan Vasa is a Senior Advisor at KPMG India and is helping KPMG establish a strong presence in Gujarat. Mr. Vasa is the Chairman & Managing Director of Contech BPO Services Private Limited– A Healthcare, Music and Customer Interaction BPO services company based out of Ahmedabad. Mr. Vasa is also a Director of Rajka Realty Pvt. Ltd, a Real Estate Development, Marketing, and Maintenance Management services company. Mr. Vasa is also a Director of EronKan Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a Cloud-based IoT software Products Company.

Rajan has more than 25 years of experience in the technology services industry during which he has founded and headed three companies in Gujarat. As the Founder and CEO of these companies, Rajan has many years of experience in dealing with all operations areas as well as clients from diverse countries like Israel, Taiwan, Iceland, EU countries and many others.

Mr. Prakash Nayak, Member

Mr. Prakash Nayak is the Executive Vice President Group Corporate Relations, Kotak Mahindra Bank. In the financial services industry for last 30 years. For last 25( since 1993 )  years working with Kotak Mahindra group Gujarat in various capacities. Before Kotak Mahindra, have worked in Gujarat lease Finance for 4 years in Vadodara Stock Exchange as GM Operations and Listing for 3 years In Anagram Finance 1 year. A Commerce and Law graduate with an Associate membership of ICSI.  He has done two long tenure Management development programs of TIER I and TIER II at IIM Ahmedabad. He has also got the prestigious Award of Outstanding Manager of the Year for the year 2014 by Ahmedabad Management Association.