Dr. Bhaskar Chatterjee is widely acclaimed as the Father of Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) in our country. He was instrumental in framing and issuing the CSR guidelines for Public Sector Enterprises (PSEs) in April, 2010. Thereafter, he played a major role in the inclusion of Section 135 in the Companies Act of 2013 and in the framing of the rules thereafter. Today, as the DG & CEO of the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), he spearheads the National Foundation for Corporate Social Responsibility (NFCSR).
Dr. Chatterjee is also a widely acclaimed management practitioner, theorist and teacher and has been writing on issues of social and sustainable development, corporate responsibility and human resources. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1975 and has held many distinguished positions. In 2008-09, he was the Principal Adviser in the Planning Commission. He was part of the team responsible for shaping India’s response to the global economic crisis of 2009. Dr. Chatterjee is a prolific writer. In 1990, his first path breaking work entitled “Japanese Management – Maruti and the Indian Experience” was published. Thereafter, in 2009, he wrote his famous book “Human Resource Management – A Contemporary Text”. His widely acclaimed book, “Leadership India – Leading Change, Changing Lives” was released at the World HRD Congress in February, 2011.
Dr. Chatterjee has most recently authored his book entitled “Sustainable Futures – Imperatives for Managing the Social Agenda”. Today, as the Director General & CEO of the IICA, Dr. Chatterjee is preparing strategies for capacity development, knowledge dissemination and quality research.