Acharya Prabhat Ranjan
Mr. Prabhat Ranjan Acharya has more than 37 years of successful diverse experience working across government, private & public sector companies as well as independent practice with broad based expertise in public finance, public policy, corporate finance, corporate strategy, risk management, corporate governance & consultancy bringing a well-rounded & all-inclusive management perspective. He was a member of the Indian Audit & Accounts Service.
He had started his career as a Management Trainee in erstwhile DCM Ltd in June 1983 before joining ONGC as an Administrative Officer in December 1984. Thereafter, he joined Indian Audit & Accounts service (IA&AS) in 1985 & worked for nearly 28 years in various assignments of Government of India before leaving the Govt in 2013.
He had served as Director General of Audit, O/o C&AG of India; Finance Member of Delhi Development Authority; Joint Secretary (F) in National Intelligence Grid (NATGRID), Ministry of Home Affairs, Govt of India; Director of Accounts, Cabinet Secretariat; Principal Director (International Relations) O/o C&AG of India; Accountant General (Audit), West Bengal; Principal Director Commercial Audit & Member Audit Board, Kolkata; Counsellor in High Commission of India, London; Asst. C&AG (Personnel); Director(P); Deputy Secretary (Finance), Ministry of Surface Transport, etc.
After leaving Government of India he served as Director (Finance) & CFO, Bharat Electronics Ltd (BEL), a large Defence PSU for nearly three years. He was member of various Board level Committees of BEL as well as its JVs and Subsidiary Companies. Thereafter he joined as CEO, Advisory Services, Seri Infrastructure Finance Ltd, a large NBFC, & Board member of few subsidiary companies of SIFL. He also had an independent practice as Independent Management Consultant, Visiting Faculty to Premier Institutions & a Mentor.
He is an MBA in International Business from IIFT, New Delhi, a Law Graduate from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University, a Post Graduate from Utkal University, & a PG Diploma in Labour Laws from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors, Life Member of all India Management Association, Member of International Consulting Professionals’ Institute; Member, Institute of Public Auditors of India etc. He is also an Independent External Monitor of Mazagon Dockyard Ltd (MDL), a large Defence PSU.