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Public Profile of the New President of the Council of The ICSI

CS  S.N. Ananthasubramanian

President,  Council of The ICSI

CS S.N. Ananthasubramanian has been elected as the PRESIDENT of the Council of the Institute Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) w.e.f. 19th January, 2013. He was the VicePresident of ICSI in 2012.

A member of the Council of ICSI since 2007, he was reelected in 2010 for the term 20112014.

CS Ananthasubramanian, B.Com (Hons) and  a Fellow Member  of the ICSI   has been in practice as a Company Secretary at Thane since 1991, having been in employment from 1976.

CS Ananthasubramanian has contributed to the visibility and growth of the profession as member of ICSIWIRC between 2001 and 2006. As its Chairman in 2005, he was actively associated in ICSINSE Collaboration towards the inclusion of Corporate Governance Module in National Certificate in Financial Markets (NCFM) and as its Secretary, facilitated the formation of Thane Chapter of ICSI in 2003.

It was primarily due to the initiatives taken by CS  Ananthasubramanian that the RBI introduced in2008, Diligence Report to be obtained by Banks in respect of multiplebanking arrangements from professionals preferably, Practising Company Secretaries. He has been actively associated with formulation of Compliance Certificate for companies seeking listing on the SME platform of BSE and NSE; introduction of Networth Certificate by PCS in respect of broking firms by BSE and NSE; formulation of IPO/FPO Certification; tieups with IIM, Indore, Indian Institute of Banking and Finance (IIBF) and Insurance Institute of India (III), Mumbai.

He was a member of various Committees of the Council of the ICSI including the Core Group for formulating the ICSI Vision 2020. As Chairman, Management Committee of ICSICentre for Corporate Governance, Research & Training, Navi Mumbai between 200709, he successfully spearheaded the turnaround of the ICSICCGRT and its activities.

As member of Syllabus Review Committee and Board of Studies in 2007 and in 2011, he has contributed significantly in the development of contemporary syllabus for Company Secretaryship Course.  He was the Chairman of the Task Force on Training in 2008 and in 2011 which has introduced the New Training Structure for students including the introduction of eSIP, eEDP,ICSIDirect signifying online registration of students.

CS Ananthasubramanian also piloted the Guidelines for Advertisement by Company Secretary in Practice in 2007.

A strong votary of good governance practices, CS Ananthasubramanian anchored the Special Debate on Corporate Governance during the ICSI National Award for Excellence in Corporate Governance held in Mumbai in 2009. He has also attended the Training of Trainers programme organised by the Global Corporate Governance Forum, IFC, Washington.  A  regular speaker at Seminars, Workshops, Conferences,   CS  Ananthasubramanian is also associated with public charitable institutions in Thane and Mumbai.

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