National President (2016) of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India
Dr. (h.c.) Mamta Binani is the National Past President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for the year 2016 and she relinquished the office of President on 19th January, 2017. She is the second lady President of ICSI in the illustrious history of the Institute of 52 years.
Besides being a commerce graduate, Ms. Binani is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is also a law graduate. She was an All India Topper in the Intermediate Examinations of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, amongst all the Lady Candidates in India and had ranked 14th on an All India Basis. She was the highest scorer in Company law Paper in the Final Examinations of ICSI at an all India level.
She is a lawyer by profession and had been a Practising Company Secretary for over 21 years and the first registered Insolvency Professional in the country. She specializes in corporate and insolvency laws. She has completed her Certificate Course on Responsible Business Conduct from the Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs under the aegis of the Ministry of Corporate Affairs.
She is the Vice President of the Kolkata National Company Law Tribunal Bar Association and is the Chairperson of the Merchant Chamber of Commerce-Legal Affairs Council and is the Co-Chair of the Restructuring Committee on Stressed Assets of Indian Chamber of Commerce. She is an executive committee member of INSOL India and is the Co-Chair of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC).
She has been bestowed with various medals, certificates and awards including the prestigious D.L. Mazumdar’s Silver Medal, Tejaswini Award(2010) and Mauji Ram Memorial Award, the “Bharat Nirman Awards” in the year 2010 for “Excellence in Professional Services” (the first Company Secretary to have received this prestigious award), the KKMERS award for excellence in profession and also the ‘Hello Kolkata’ award for exemplary work in social sector. She is also awarded with the ‘Insolvency Law Award’ for India by the International Advisory Experts (IAE) for the year 2020.
Ms. Binani is a regular acclaimed speaker at professional forums and shares her passion for writing through leading journals, magazines and newspapers. She has represented the institute at various forums in many countries in the matters of contemporary laws, governance and corporate social responsibility.
She is also serving in the Boards of few of the prestigious companies. She firmly believes in co-existence.