NewZNew (Chandigarh) : Ms. Radha Singh has served on the Board of YES BANK as an Independ ent Director since April 2008, has contributed to almost all the sub-committees of the Board over the past 6 years, and is currently also the Chair of the newly constituted Corporate Social Responsibility Board Sub-Committee.
Ms. Radha Singh is a retired office r of the Indian Administrative Service, with over 39 years of experience in public service areas of agriculture and rural development, Co-operation, water resources, public finance and institution building. She was previously serving as the Union Agriculture & Cooperation Sec retary till November 2006, and was responsible for the formulation and implementation of the National Agriculture Policy. In this role, she was actively involved in strengthenin g and building resilience in the Agriculture and Cooperative sector through a number of specific initiatives. Prior to being appointed as Union Agriculture and Cooperation Secretary, Ms. Singh also headed multifarious organisations as Board Member of the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT); Chairperson, Managing Committee, National Horticulture Board an d various other government, industry bodies.
Ms. Singh has done her B.A. (Hon) History & Social Sciences, and M.A. S ocial and Political Sciences from the University of Delhi. She also has a Master’s Degree in Public Policy & Administration, from Harvard University, USA.