Core Team

Dr. Pushkar
Director

Pushkar is Director, International Centre Goa (ICG), since December 2016. He has lived for long periods in Bhagalpur (where he grew up), New Delhi, Montréal and Goa. A PhD in political science (McGill University), he studied history at St Stephen’s College, Delhi; and politics and international relations at the Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU). His PhD dissertation was on Chilean Christian Democracy and health sector reforms. Pushkar has taught at universities in India and Canada, including BITS Pilani-Goa (2013-2016); McGill University (2006-2011); Concordia University (2003-2006); and Goa University (1992-1996). He is currently a guest faculty at the Vedica Scholars Programme for Women, New Delhi. Pushkar has published journal articles and book chapters on Chilean politics and health sector reforms and on democracy, public goods provision and health in India. He is the co-author (with Madhvi Gupta) of Democracy, Civil Society, and Health in India (Palgrave Macmillan, 2015). Since 2012, he has written more than 100 op-eds and essays on India’s higher education for Asian Scientist, braingainmag.com, Hindustan Times, Indian Express, Rajasthan Patrika (Hindi), Times Higher Education, The Wire and others. His writings and views on India’s higher education have been cited in several newspapers, magazines and journals, including Science and Nature Index. In January 2015, an article in Forbes India listed him as one of India’s 24 thinkers “who best explain a rapidly-changing India to the world (and the world to India)” for his writings on higher education.

Khwaja Ayub Zickriya
General Manager

Mr Zickriya has an MBA in Hotel Management, a ME in Industrial Engineering and a BE in Electrical Engineering. He started his career with Goa Antibiotics and Pharmaceuticals Ltd. as Maintenance Engineer. He later worked with Mormugao Port Trust as Electrical Engineer for two years before heading to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia as General Maintenance Manager of Royal Commission’s Public Facilities Maintenance Project. He has also worked with Professional Oral Care in India as Operations Manager and Sika India Pvt. Ltd., a Switzerland-based MNC as Senior Works Manager, at its Goa plant in Verna, Goa. He joined ICG as Assistant General Manager in 2007.

Pramod Naik
Assistant General Manager (Accounts)

Mr Naik is a graduate in Commerce from Goa University and a Master’s in Advanced Accountancy and Advanced Secretarial Practice. He has also obtained a Diploma in Financial Management and is currently pursuing a MBA in Finance. He pursued a CA Articleship with a chartered accountant and then joined M/s V.M. Salgaocar & Bros Ltd in 1992 as Accounts Officer. He later worked with M/s Alcon Group of Companies as Accounts Manager and Automobile Corporation of Goa Limited (ACGL) as Dy. Manager-Accounts. He joined ICG as Accounts Manager in October 2007.

Maryam Sheikh (Hasina)
Front Office Manager

Ms Maryam Shaikh (Hasina) is a graduate in Commerce, MBA in Marketing Management, and with a Post-Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Institute of Management Training and Research (IMTR), Goa. She started her career with HDFC Bank in 2002 as a Sales-cum-Customer Care Executive and joined ICG in 2003 as the Reservation Executive. During the next few years, Ms Hasina acquired extensive experience in sales and customer care and was promoted as Reservation & Marketing Manager in 2015. Since mid-2017, she is the Front Office Manager and responsible for maintaining a professional work environment, staff supervision and administrative support, guest feedback and other responsibilities as needed.

Board of Trustees

Life Trustees

Mr. Yatin Kakodkar
President – The International Centre Goa
Director – Apex Packaging Products Pvt. Ltd. & Former President of Confederation of Indian Industry – Goa

Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar
Vice President – The International Centre Goa
MD – V M Salgaocar Group of Cos

Mr. Pratapsingh Raoji Rane
Immediate Past President
Leader of Opposition, Legislative Assembly of Goa, and former Chief Minister of Goa

Adv. A. N. S. Nadkarni
Additional Solicitor General of India and former Advocate General of Goa

Adv. Subhalaxmi Nayak
Prominent Lawyer

Dr. Ligia Noronha
Director, Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), United Nations Environment Programme;
Former Senior Fellow of The Energy and Resources Institute (TERI), India, and Director of the Resources and Global Security Division

Mr. P G Kakodkar
Former Chairman, State Bank of India & Former President of ICG

Dr. R A Mashelkar
Former DG – CSIR; Chancellor, AcSIR; National Research Professor: Chemical Engineering & Process Development; CSIR National Chemical Laboratory, Pune

Mr. Shrinivas Dempo
Chairman & MD – Dempo Group of Cos.

Elected Trustees (Institutional)

Goa Chamber of Commerce and Industry (GCCI): Represented by Mr. Manguirish Pai Raikar

Vidya Vikas Mandal: Represented by Mr. Nitin Kunkolienkar

Elected Trustees (Individual)

Mr. Gaurish Dhond, Managing Partner-Dhond Hotels

Mr. Ramchandra alias Dinar Bhatkar, Managing Director-M/s DCS Techno Services Pvt. Ltd.

Sub-Committee on Administration and Finance
(formed on 31st October 2013 – 78th BoT meeting – 2 years term)

Mr. Yatin Kakodkar, Chairperson

Mr. Shrinivas Dempo, Member

Mr. Gaurish Dhond, Member

Director of ICG (Ex-officio member secretary)

Sub-Committee on Programmes
(formed on 6th April 2013 – 75th BoT meeting)

Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar

Mr. Yatin Kakodkar

Director of ICG (Ex-officio member secretary)

Membership Admission Committee
(formed on 11th July 2012 – 72nd BoT meeting)

Adv. A N S Nadkarni – Chairperson

Mr. Dattaraj Salgaocar – Member

Mr. Yatin Kakodkar – Member