Ahmad and S. N. Ananthasubramanian have been elected respectively
as the President and Vice-President of the Institute of Company
Secretaries of India (ICSI) with effect from 19th January 2012.
Nisar Ahmad was the Vice-President of the Institute for the year
2011. A Graduate in Commerce and a Fellow Member of the Institute
of Company Secretaries of India, Nisar Ahmad is a practicing
Company Secretary at New Delhi, Dr. Amita Ahuja and Senior
Director ICSI said in a press statement.
Nisar Ahmad is the first Muslim to
have reached to this coveted post.
He practices as a Company Secretary in the areas of
Corporate and Securities Laws since 1993 with specialization in
Company Secretarial and Representation services, Corporate Laws,
Business Restructuring, Merger & Amalgamation, Oppression and
Mismanagement, Merchant Banking and other Legal Matters. Earlier,
he worked with Thapar Group of Companies in Delhi during 1989-92.
He has been member of the Central Council of the ICSI for the term
2004-2006 and 2007-10. Previously. He has been elected to the
Central Council of the ICSI for the term 2011 – 2014 and Presently
he is the Chairman of all the Standing Committees of the Council
of the Institute.
He held various positions in ICSI (Northern Region) as Editor,
Treasurer, Secretary, Vice-Chairman and was Chairman in 1998
(August-December) and also in the year 2000. He has been
associated with Social Organizations (NGOs) and Welfare Society in
Delhi including SMILE FOUNDATION. He has been member of the Expert
Committee on Company Law and Competition Policy constituted by
ASSOCHAM (since 2002 till 2008).
As a Central Council member, he has been Chairman as well as
member of various committees and Secretarial Standard Board (SSB)
of ICSI and has also appeared before Parliament Standing Committee
(Law & Justice) on the National Tax Tribunal Bill, 2003 and
Parliament Standing Committee (Finance) on Limited Liability
In 2009, the Ministry of Corporate Affairs
appointed Nisar Ahmad as one of the members to administer the
Investor Education & Protection Fund (IEPF) for two years term.
Also, the Bombay Stock Exchange has
appointed Nisar Ahmad as a
Member of ‘Panel of Arbitrators’ of Delhi Region Arbitration
He has been a regular faculty in the seminars/workshops/training
organized by ICSI, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, UGC, NGOs and
various other Institutions and bodies.
S. N. Ananthasubramanian who has
been elected as the Vice-President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI)
is a Practising Company Secretary at Thane near Mumbai.
Ananthasubramanian is associated with most of the listed
Public Sector Banks (PSBs) across the country and advises and
gives opinions on various issues including, Banking Legislation,
Board Constitution and Governance, Election of Shareholder
Directors, Listing of Debt Securities, Return of Capital to Central
Government, Mergers of Subsidiaries with Banks, Listing
Compliances with the Stock Exchanges, Code of Conduct for Insider
Trading, Code of Conduct for Directors & Senior Management in
terms of Clause 49 of the Listing Agreement.
He is also associated with some of the leading
listed corporates and other private and public companies of repute
in matters of Consulting, Certification, Secretarial Audits,
Securities Audits, Postal Ballots, Governance Issues, Due
He was a member of the Council of ICSI from 2007 to 2010 and was
re-elected for a four year term from 2011 to 2014 and is a member
of various Committees of the Council.
He was also a member of the Core Group constituted by the Council
in 2008 for formulating the Vision 2020 Document and contributed
significantly in the evolution and development of Vision and
Mission Statements of ICSI adopted by the Council in 2011.
As a member of Syllabus Review Committee in 2007 he contributed
towards the development of the syllabus on 'Business Ethics,
Corporate Governance and Sustainability' in the Professional
Program. He has been re-nominated as a member of the Syllabus
Review Committee constituted in 2011.
He was the Chairman of the Task Force on Training which introduced
the New Training Structure from 2009 which provides for Student
Induction Programme (SIP), Executive Development Programme (EDP),
and Management Skills Orientation Programme (MSOP). He has been
re-nominated as the Chairman of the Core Group in 2011 for
reviewing the existing Training Structure and recommend changes
He was also the Chairman of the Core Group of the Capital Markets
Committee, constituted in 2011, for formulation of Compliance
Certificate for companies seeking listing on the SME platform of
BSE and NSE.