AIMA Secretariat


Rekha Sethi
Director General

All India Management Association

Ms Rekha Sethi is the Director General of the All India Management Association (AIMA), the apex body for management in India.

AIMA is a non-lobbying, not for-profit organisation working closely with Industry, Government, Academia and students to further the cause of the management profession in India. AIMA makes a salutary contribution to management learning and practice in the country by offering various services in the areas of testing, distance education, research, publications and management development.

Rekha took charge of AIMA in June 2008. She has since established AIMA as the preferred platform for discussions and debate on management and has deepened AIMA's relationship with the Government of India and India Inc. AIMA now attracts India's top industry leaders and policy makers on its platform.

Rekha is on the Boards of some leading Indian companies as an Independent Director including CESC, one of India's foremost Power generation and distribution companies and the flagship company in the RP-Sanjiv Goenka Group. She is also on the Board of Samvardhana Motherson International Ltd – a diversified global manufacturing specialist and one of the world’s largest and fastest growing automotive supplier for OEMs, with 340 plants across 42 countries. She is on the Board of Spencer’s Retail Ltd – one of India’s leading retailers. She is also on the Supervisory Board of SMP, Germany, and on the Board of Hero Steels Limited manufacturing Steel products. She is also on the Board of Kirloskar Brothers Limited, one of India’s largest centrifugal pump manufactures with manufacturing facilities in the Netherlands, South Africa, Thailand, UK & US. She has also joined the Board of Firstsource Solutions Limited - a digital-forward, people-first business process solutions company as an Additional Director (Non-Executive, Independent).

She has earlier served on the Board of Sun Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd, world's fourth largest specialty generic pharmaceutical company and India's top pharmaceutical company and on the Boards of Sun Pharma Laboratories Ltd and Sun Pharma Distributors Ltd.

Prior to joining AIMA, Rekha worked with India's premier industry organisation, the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for over 17 years. There she led the initiative to create high-profile international events to promote India's economic interests. She started her career with the Center for Development of Telematics (C-DoT). Rekha is an alumnus of St Stephens College, Delhi University.

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