Press Release

Date: 2nd August, 2018

New Delhi, Aug 2: Delhi & District Cricket Association (DDCA) is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr Ravi Kant Chopra as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), Mr P C Vaish as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Mr G. R. Saxena as Chief Operations Officer (COO) of DDCA.

Mr Ravi Kant Chopra, who belonged to Indian Defence Estates

Service (IDES:1978), has held the position of Director General, Defence Estates, Ministry of Defence, Government of India. An MA, LLB, he holds a Diploma in Public Administration from IIAP, Paris. Mr Chopra is a member of Delhi Bar Council, and a Life Member and Fellow of Indian Council of Arbitration. He has also worked as Senior Adviser at the Max Institute of Health Education and Research (MIHER). As DG, Defence Estates, he was the custodian of 17.5 lakh acres of defence land spread all over India, and supervised the civic administration in 62 cantonments across the country. He also worked as Principal Staff Officer to the Cabinet Secretary, Government of India for two years.

Mr Prem Chand Vaish has been Chairman & Managing Director of

National Textiles Corporation Ltd (NTC). Earlier, he worked as

Chief Manager, Finance, at NHPC (National Hydroelectric Power Corporation). A Chartered Accountant of November, 1982 batch by profession, Mr Vaish has chaired the boards of directors of several textile companies in the private sector.

Mr G. R. Saxena worked as Senior GM, HR & Administration in

Indian Express Newspapers (Mumbai) Ltd, and later as Senior

Vice President – HR & Administration at The Indian Express Pvt Ltd. His experience in HR & Administration spans a period of nearly 30 years.

The above appointments have been made as per the recommendation of Justice Lodha Committee and in accordance with related orders of Hon’ble Supreme Court.

DDCA President Rajat Sharma, while making the announcement, said: “I am excited to have such experienced individuals to look after the day-to-day affairs of our association. These individuals have vast acumen and talent, and I am confident they will bring about fundamental and transparent changes in the working of

Delhi’s cricket body. I look forward to working with them in the coming weeks and months.”

The new CEO of DDCA, Mr Ravi Kant Chopra said: “I am honoured to be entrusted with this significant responsibility given by DDCA. It shall be my constant endeavour to be of service to the game of cricket and bring smiles on the faces of every Delhi cricketer and cricket lover.”




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