Visionary Leaders of Anant

The University is led by industry stalwarts, philanthropists, eminent academicians and professionals renowned in their field.
The leadership team is dedicated to realising the University’s vision of making Anant one of the
leading institutions in the field of design.

Governing Body

Ajay Piramal

President, Anant National University;
Chairman, Piramal Group

Dr Anunaya Chaubey

Provost, Anant National University
PhD in English Literature, Patna University
Salzburg Global Fellow

Dr Pramath Raj Sinha

Founding Provost, Anant National University;
Founding Dean, ISB

Dr Akshai Aggarwal

Former Vice-Chancellor, Gujarat Technological University

Abhishek Lodha

Managing Director, Lodha Group

Adil Zainulbhai

Chairman, Capacity Building Commission, Network 18

Dr Indira Parikh

Founder and President, FLAME University

Michel Danino

Scholar and Guest Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar

Mukesh Kumar

Principal Secretary Higher & Technical Education,
Government of Gujarat

Dr Sudhir K. Jain

Vice-Chancellor, Banaras Hindu University

S S Rathore

Managing Director, Gujarat Metro Rail  Corporation Ltd.

Yunus Bilakhia

Co-founder, Bilakhia Group

Board Of Management

Ajay Piramal

President, Anant National University;
Chairman, Piramal Group

Dr Anunaya Chaubey

Provost, Anant National University
PhD in English Literature, Patna University
Salzburg Global Fellow

Dr Pramath Raj Sinha

Founding Provost, Anant National University;
Founding Dean, ISB

Durgesh Agarwal

Director, Durgesh Group of Industries

S S Rathore

Managing Director, Gujarat Metro Rail  Corporation Ltd.

V S Gadhavi

Executive Director, Adani Foundation

Dilip Thaker

State Information Commissioner, Gujarat Information Commission, Gandhinagar

Jasmine Gohil

Professor and Associate Dean, Academic Affairs
Master’s in Urban Planning, Bhaikaka Centre for Human Settlements, APIED, Sardar Patel University

Bhaskar Bhatt

Associate Professor and Director, School of Design
MDes, Industrial Design, National Institute of Design

Milind Chitale

Associate Professor, School of Design and Director, Makerspace
MDes, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay

University Leaders