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Here Are The Men And Women Who Promoted RK Pachauri To Executive Vice Chairman

Here Are The Men And Women Who Promoted RK Pachauri To Executive Vice Chairman
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Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, acknowledges applause during the national council meeting of the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) at Aubervilliers, on the outskirts of Paris, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)
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Rajendra K. Pachauri, Chairman of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change who shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with Al Gore, acknowledges applause during the national council meeting of the UMP (Union for a Popular Movement) at Aubervilliers, on the outskirts of Paris, Saturday, Nov. 28, 2009. (AP Photo/Francois Mori)

On Monday, RK Pachauri took over as executive vice-chairman of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), a promotion from his earlier post as Director General of the think tank. Pachauri's promotion was announced last November, when the governing council decided to give him a senior executive role despite the incoming director general Ajay Mathur voicing his apprehensions that Pachauri's presence would affect the "independent functioning" of the organization.

Here are the members of the TERI governing council, which includes luminaries in India as well as abroad, who decided to promote the 76-year-old man who is under police investigation following serious charges of sexual harassment at work against him. He was also found guilty by the organisation's internal investigation. Another researcher recently filed a police complaint saying he was being pressurised by senior officials for help in getting the original sexual harassment case settled out of court.

Prof. B V Sreekantan

Honorary Visiting Professor, Culture, Cognition & Consciousness Unit

National Institute of Advanced Studies

Indian Institute of Science Campus, Bangalore

Dr (Mrs) Wakako Hironaka

Former Member of the House of Councillors (Upper House of the Japanese Diet) and former Vice Chair of the Democratic Party of Japan

Deepak S Parekh

Chairman, Housing Development Finance Corporation Ltd.

Naina Lal Kidwai

Group General Manager and Country Head, India

Executive Director, The Hongkong & Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited (HSBC)

Shailesh Nayak

Secretary, Government of India,

Ministry of Earth Sciences

Hemendra Kothari

Chairman, DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited

Henrik O Madsen

Group President & CEO, DNV GL Group

Leena Srivastava

Distinguished Fellow, TERI (The Energy and Resources Institute)

Pachauri, too, is now a member of the governing council. Biocon MD Kiran Mazumdar Shaw quit the governing council last year saying she didn't want to get dragged into a contentious issue.

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