Leadership Team


Sri. Shyam Kothari

(Secretary - GPBAASRI)


Ms. Geeta Rao

(Administrator - G P Birla Centre)

Shyam Kothari (Secretary GPBAASRI)


Mr Shyam Kothari – a Chartered Accountant by profession is the Secretary of G P Birla Archaeological Astronomical And Scientific Research Institute, having over three decades plus experience in the service sector. In his capacity as Secretary he is responsible for statutory compliances and Accounts & Finance of the Institute. He is associated with the Institute from May 2003 onwards. He believes in creating a cordial environment to foster development and motivate high performances by taking everyone together. Prior to his joining the Institute his personality was groomed in the hospitality industry in Seychelles for about a decade.

Geeta Rao


Geeta Rao, a management professional, has gained immense experience in fields such as process management, transition management, quality management, team management and customer relationship management. She is also involved in training and development with various organisations of repute. She is a perceptive and resourceful professional who believes in achievement on all fronts. She possesses strong negotiation, interpersonal and communication skills and combines it with an entrepreneurial attitude.

Her last professional association was as a customer service director with Celtel International, a mobile phone service provider in 14 African countries having its head office in Amsterdam. She earned acclaim by initiating Celtel International’s customer service department. She helped build foundations for the company in Tanzania and was later posted in Zambia to set up and run the customer service department for five years. In her career spanning over 26 years, she had the opportunity to be associated with noted organisations including Tata Teleservices Ltd., JT Mobiles Limited (now called Airtel), and Madura Coats Ltd. (a division of Coats Viyella Glasgow). She is now the Administrator of GP Birla Center.