Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts has governing committee, which includes following members:
- Anil Harish
- Anand Mahindra
- Kiran Karnik
- Prof. Ashok Misra
- Meghna Ghai Puri
- Rahul Puri
- Purnendu Chatterjee
- Pradip Shah
- Ravi Gupta
Mr. Anil Harish is the legal expert on matters such as property transaction, taxation, and Foreign Exchange Regulation Act. Mr. Anil is a partner of the top legal firm, D. M. Harish & Co.
Mr. Anand is a chairperson of the Governing Committee. He is also a Chairperson and Managing Director of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. Mr. Anand completed graduation from Harvard College, Massachusetts and came back to India in 1981. He then joined Mahindra Ugine Steel Company. He initiates the diversification of Mahindra Group into new business region of hospitality management and real estate development.
Mr. Kiran Karnik is a president of The National Association of Software and Services Companies (NASSCOM). He works with IT industry professionals and the Indian central and state governments for the development of NASSCOM sector. Recently, Business Week named him as one of the 'Stars of Asia'. Mr. Karnik was also selected as Forbes Magazine's 'Face of the Year 2003'.
Prof. Ashok Misra
Mr. Misra graduated from IIT Kanpur and was a director of IIT Powai. He was the Head of the Center for Polymer Science & Engineering and a Visiting Scientist at Monsanto Chemical Company in Springfield, Massachusetts. He also obtained PhD in Polymer Science and Engineering from the University of Massachusetts. Mr. Karnik has received six patents awards. He has also been recognized as a Fellow of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. As a prominent face among scientists, he has been published in approximately 70 times in renowned international journals.
Meghna Ghai Puri
Meghna Ghai Puri is the president of Whistling Woods International Institute for Films, Media, Animation and Media Arts. She has done an advanced diploma in Communications, Advertising and Marketing. She also possesses BSc (Honours) degree in Business Management from Kings College, London. She has experience in marketing too. She managed marketing for Mukta Arts Ltd. Meghna Ghai Puri was associated with famous films such as Yaadein, Perdes and Taal.
Mr. Rahul Puri is the Executive Director of Mukta Arts Ltd. He was born in Neath, UK. Mr. Puri graduated from Kings College London. He worked with UBS Warburg in London in corporate finance. He moved to Mumbai in 2002, joined Ambit Corporate Finance, and later Nimbus Communications. He joined Mukta Arts Ltd in 2003 as Vice President - Finance and Strategy and has been engaged in the advancement of the company ever since.
Mr. Chatterjee is the founder of 'The Chatterjee Group'. He has done B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur. He has also done MS and PhD in Operation Research from the University of Berkeley, California. He led organization assignments and major strategy for big international corporations at McKinsey. In order to invest in public market and private companies, he left McKinsey in 1986. Mr. Purnendu established 'The Chatterjee Group', which has association with the New York based SFM.
Pradip Shah is the chairperson of IndAsia Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Shah Completed an MBA from Harvard Business School. He is a Cost and Chartered Accountant. Shah was the Managing Director of Indian's first and the biggest leading credit rating agency, CRISIL. In 1977, he assisted in developing the Housing Development Finance Corporation.
Ravi Gupta is the Ex-CEO of Muka Arts. He has a huge experience in Media and Corporate. Mr. Gupta was the founding CEO of B4U. He is a former Managing Director of NFDC and member of SRFTII. Mr. Gupta is related with film production and distribution of more than 150 films. He is also on the Governing Board of FTII.