Chandrashekhar Bhave was Chairman of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), India’s capital markets regulator, from 2008 to 2011. He was also chairperson of the Asia-Pacific regional committee and a member of the Technical and Executive Committees of the IOSCO, over this period. He has been Chairman of the IIHS Board since 2012.
After obtaining a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering, Bhave started his career with the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1975. He was Collector in Nanded and worked in the Finance and Industries Departments of the Government of Maharashtra and the Petroleum Ministry of the Government of India. For his exemplary work, he won a Government of Maharashtra award for excellence in administration. He then worked in SEBI as a Senior Executive Director (1992–1996) and helped create the regulatory infrastructure for Indian capital markets.