The ICSI elects its New President and Vice President for the year 2022
CS Devendra V. Deshpande, elected as President and CS Manish Gupta, elected as Vice President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for the year 2022 w.e.f. 19th January 2022.
CS Devendra V. Deshpande, President, The ICSI
A Fellow Member of the ICSI and a Post Graduate in Commerce from Pune University, CS Devendra V Deshpande was elected to the Central Council of the ICSI for the term 2019-2022 and served as Vice-President of The ICSI for the year 2021 before being elected as President, the ICSI for the year 2022.
With over 15 years of experience as a Practicing Company Secretary, he specialises in the field of Corporate Laws, Foreign Exchange Laws, Audit under Company Law and other Allied Laws, Secretarial Audit and Corporate Restructuring.
He served as the Chairman of ICSI Centre for Corporate Governance, Research and Training (CCGRT), Mumbai and ICSI Centre of Excellence (CoE), Hyderabad in the year 2020 and headed the Information Technology Committee of the ICSI in the year 2019. He is a Nominee Director at ICSI IIP and has also been a member of various committees Constituted by ICSI including Executive Committee, Corporate Laws and Governance Committee, Training & Educational Facilities Committee, Placement Committee, PMQ Course Committee, Election Reforms Committee and International Affairs Committee in 2019.
He has been actively associated with the Institute since 2004 and was elected to the WIRC of the ICSI, for the term 2015 – 18, he served as Chairman of Pune Chapter of WIRC of ICSI in the year 2013 and was an active Managing Committee member for the period from 2007 – 2014.
CS Manish Gupta, Vice-President, The ICSI
A fellow member of the ICSI, CS Manish Gupta is a Law Graduate and has a Master’s Degree in Commerce. He has been associated with the profession of Company Secretaries for last 18 years, as a Practicing Company Secretary.
He was elected to the Central Council of the ICSI for the term 2019-2022 and served as the Chairman of the PCS Committee of the ICSI in 2021 and 2019 and PMQ Course Committee of the ICSI in 2021 and 2020, before being elected as the Vice-President of the ICSI for the year 2022.
Mr. Gupta is also registered as an Insolvency Professional with Insolvency & Bankruptcy Board of India and is empanelled as Arbitrator with Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd. (BSE) and National Stock Exchange Ltd. (NSE). He is also empanelled as Mediator or Conciliator under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 with various Regional Directors.
He specialises in handling complex assignments on Corporate Law, Securities Law and Taxation Law. He is a regular speaker at training programmes held for students and members of the ICSI.
He was elected to the Northern India Regional Council of Institute of Company Secretaries of India for two consecutive terms in 2011-2014 and 2015-2018 and was unanimously elected as the Chairman of NIRC of ICSI for the year 2016.