International Geosynthetics Society (India)
Executive Board(2015-2017)

The Executive Board of the International Geosynthetics Society (India) consists of President, elected by the General Assembly, Vice-President (Civil) of the CBIP as Vice President and 16 members elected from the institutional and individual members of the Chapter. The Secretary of the CBIP acts as Member Secretary, and is the Chief Executive of the Chapter. The term of the Executive Board is two years and elected members are not eligible for more than two consecutive terms. Following is the present composition of the Executive Board:


Dr. G.V.S. Suryanarayana Raju
A.P. Roads & Buildings Department
Government of Andhra Pradesh


Mr. M. Venkataraman
Geotechnical and Geosynthetic Consultant

Immediate Past President:

Dr. K. Rajagopal
Department of Civil Engineering
IIT Madras

Past President:

Hon. Member:

Dr. G.V. Rao


Mr. Arvind Kumar
Aravali Power Company Pvt. Ltd.

Dr. K. Balan
Department of Civil Engineering
College of Engineering, Trivandrum (Kerala)
Mr. P.K. Choudhury
Incharge, Geotech Cell
Indian Jute Industries' Research Association

Mr. Narendra Dalmia
CEO /Director
Strata Geosystems (India) Pvt. Ltd

Mr. C.R. Devaraj
Managing Director
Charankattu Coir Mfg. Co. (P) Ltd

Mr. Ashish D. Gharpure
Maccaferri Environmental Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
IIT Madras

Mr. R.N. Misra
Chairman & Managing Director
SJVN Limited

Mr. Murari Ratnam
Former Director
Central Soil and Materials Research Station

Dr. Dasaka S. Murty
Assistant Professor
Department of Civil Engineering
Indian Institute of Technology Bombay
Mr. Satish Naik
Best Geotechnics Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. D.V. Bhavanna Rao
Egis India Consulting Engineers Private Limited

Dr. Jimmy Thomas
Consultant (Geosynthetics)
Kochi (Kerala)

Member Secretary:

Central Board of Irrigation and Power
(Presently Mr. V.K. Kanjlia)

Director (WR)
Central Board of Irrigation & Power

* Subject to joining as member