Prithvi Haldea did his MBA from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani in 1971. Over the next 18 years, he worked at senior positions in the corporate sector in the areas of exports, consulting and advertising. In 1989, Haldea set up PRIME Database, the country’s first and still the only database on the primary capital market. It has a large subscriber base, and is widely reported by the media. Haldea is presently a Member of the Government’s Standing Council of Experts for the Financial Sector. He is also a member of several committees including SEBI Primary Market Advisory Committee and Advisory Committee on Individual Insolvency and Bankruptcy, IBBI. He is a Public Interest Director on MCX. Additionally, he is an Advisor to the Association of Investment Bankers of India and Gaja Capital. Haldea has served, among others, as a Board Member of the Central Listing Authority-SEBI, First Trustee of the Pension Fund Regulatory & Development Authority, Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs, Central Government Nominee on the Governing Council of ICAI and ICSI. He was also a member of Ministry of Finance Task Force on Financial Redress Agency, Quality Review Board-ICAI, FSDC Committee on Commission/Incentive Structure of the Distributors of Financial Products, Finance Minister’s High-level Expert Committee on Corporate Bonds and Securitization, and several committees of SEBI, MCA, NSE, BSE, CII, NASSCOM, ASSOCHAM and PHDCCI. Mr.Haldea joined the Board of Directors of Nucleus Software Exports Ltd. in June 2001, of Nucleus Software Ltd. in April 2008 and Virstra-I Technology Services Limited in August 2014. As an investor protection activist and proponent of corporate governance, Haldea regularly raises issues with regulators and in the media, and has launched several public service websites. A lover of Urdu poetry, he is presently devoting a lot of his time to Ibaadat Foundation, which he founded for bringing poets and poetry back to life, through musical dramas.