Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath


Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath is the Independent Woman Director of BASF India Limited.

As Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India (RBI) for seven years and member of the RBI’s Board of Directors, she guided and influenced national policies in diverse areas of financial sector regulation and supervision, the development and regulation of financial markets, capital account management, management of government borrowings, foreign exchange reserves management and payment and settlement systems.

She has served on several Committees while with RBI. During 2001 to 2003, she worked as senior financial sector expert in the then Monetary Affairs and Exchange Department of the International Monetary Fund (Financial Institutions Division). She served as Chairperson Advisory Board on Bank, Commercial and Financial Frauds for two years from 2012 to 2014. She was an Independent Director on the Boards of Clearing Corporation of India, Indian Oil Corporation Limited, GAIL and an Independent Non-Executive on the Global Governance Council of Ernst and Young. She was also the Chairperson of the Board of Corporate Bonds and Securitisation Advisory Committee of Securities & Exchange Board of India.  She is an Independent Director on few other companies including not for profit entities. She is also Chairperson of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Raipur.

In the Board of BASF India Limited, Mrs. Shyamala Gopinath is part of the following   Committees;

-       Chairman of Audit Committee

-       Chairman of Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee

-       Member of Nomination & Remuneration Committee

-       Member of Risk Management Committee