Dr. (h.c.) CS Mamta Binani is the National Past President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) for the year 2016. She is the second lady President of ICSI in the illustrious history of the Institute of 50 years. Besides being a commerce graduate, Ms. Binani is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is also a law graduate. She was an All India Topper in the Intermediate Examinations of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, amongst all the Lady Candidates in India and had ranked 14th. She was also the highest scorer in Company law Paper in the Final Examinations of ICSI at an all India level. A Practising Company Secretary for over 21 years and the first Insolvency Professional in the country, Ms. Binani is currently the Senior Partner at Mamta Binani & Associates (A Practising Company Secretaries firm). She is the Vice President of the Kolkata National Company Law Tribunal Bar Association and is the Chairperson of the Merchant Chamber of Commerce-Corporate Law and Governance Committee and is the National Chairperson of the Insolvency & Bankruptcy Committee of ICC and a member of the Legal Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC). She is an executive committee member of INSOL India and also a Board Member of the International Women’s Insolvency & Restructuring Confederation (IWIRC). She has been bestowed with various medals, certificates and awards including the prestigious D.L. Mazumdar’s Silver Medal, Tejaswini Award (2010) and Mauji Ram Memorial Award, the “Bharat Nirman Awards” in the year 2010 for “Excellence in Professional Services” (the first Company Secretary to have received this prestigious award) and also the KKMERS award for excellence in profession. She was conferred with the ‘Hello Kolkata’ award for exemplary work in the social sector. Ms. Binani is a regular acclaimed speaker at professional forums and shares her passion for writing through leading journals, magazines and newspapers. She has represented the Institute at various forums in many countries in the matters of contemporary laws, governance and corporate social responsibility. She is also serving in the Boards of prestigious companies.