Advisory Board

Core Functions




Advisory Board

CESMED has the benefit of receiving guidance from the following  international experts as Honorary Advisors:

Prof. Yoginder K. Alagh

Vice President,
Sardar Patel Institute of Economic & Social Research,
Ahmedabad (

Ms. Elaben R. Bhatt

Self-Employed Women’s Association (SEWA),
Ahmedabad, (

Dr. Philip Neck

Professor of International Management & Development & Consul of Uganda in Australia,
 Tweed Heads, (Australia)

Dr. Pritam Singh

Indian Institute of Mgmt. (IIM-L),


Mr. Orlando P. Pena

Secretary General,

Association of Develop Financing Institutions in Asia and the Pacific (ADFIAP),
Manila, (

Dr. R.H.Patil


Discount Corporation of India


Dr. KI- Jung Ryu


Samhwa Printing Company Ltd., and former senator

Seoul, (Korea)

Dr. V.G.Patel

Vice-President & Director

Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII),
Bhat, Gandhinagar,


Dr. Matthew Gamser


Development Alternatives Inc. USA and Bannock Consulting (UK)


Core Group : 

Dr. Sailendra Narain, founding Chairman of CESMED has been a development banker mainly associated with promotion and financing of private sector including SMEs and micro enterprises sectors for over 39 years. Starting his career as a central banker in the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) he moved on to Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) as senior executive. He also held positions as Director in Government of Haryana, World Bank Programme Advisor in Nigeria, UNIDO Advisor in Ethiopia, Chairman & Managing Director of Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and ex-officio founder Chairman of Credit Guarantee Fund for SSI Trust, SIDBI Venture Capital Ltd., Technology Bureau of Small Enterprises (TBSE), etc. He serves on a number of Govt. of India’s Committees and Planning Commission. Prior to joining RBI, he taught at the Patna University and continued to remain associated with research and training both in India and abroad. He conceptualized a pilot programme for the Harvard University, where he is also invited as a visiting faculty. While in SIDBI, he initiated a number of research publications. He serves on Expert Committees of various organizations of United Nations - viz. UNCTAD, UNIDO, UN-ESCAP, UNDP. At present, Dr. Narain is Senior Advisor to GTZ. and SDC- Switzerland.

Panel of International Experts:

CESMED maintains a comprehensive panel of international experts specializing in various disciplines. Depending on the programmes’ need and expertise required, they are invited to undertake the assignments. This is to ensure the availability of services of best of experts drawn from different parts of the world for the programmes. 


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