It feels great that we learnt our Independent Director lessons from this great mentor when BCAS Mumbai launched the course.

My biggest learning from this great mentor was “When in doubt, Just say NO”.   If you believe in Truth be brave “Carry your resignation, in your top pocket”.   And “Never, Never compromise on your values”.

After few years, I met him in a Conference in Bangalore and said – I am still not getting any offers to join as a Certified Independent Director and he smiled.  He said, “You don’t play “Golf”.

Even today, I do not get any offers of engagement as Independent Director and I am actually happy seeing the way ID’s are manipulated. And when I read stories like Mr. Mirza’s I feel very proud that we learnt the subject from such great mentors.

Wish you all the Best Mr. Mirza.


via Nawshir Mirza: Meet Tata Power’s ‘fiercely independent director’ who defended Cyrus Mistry – The Economic Times