2019-2021 WDO Board Member

Pradyumna Vyas
Confederation of Indian Industries (CII)
Promotional Member

I have been associated with ICSID/WDO since 1995 and have been a board member
for 2009-11 term and have worked to promote the objectives of the organization through several events, including hosting a board meeting in India.
As a design educator for 30+ years, I have contributed significantly to the field. During
my career, I have won several awards including the World Education Congress’s “100 Most Influential Directors of India (Education)” in 2016.
In February 2019, I organized a historic event that celebrated the 40 th Anniversary of ICSID/UNIDO/NID Ahmedabad Declaration and revisited the contributions of ICSID towards sustainability.

I have been a Jury member for several prestigious Design Awards across the globe, namely G-Mark (Japan), DIA and TEDA (China) and TISDC (Taiwan). During my tenure at IDC, the India Design Mark was launched in collaboration with G-Mark. Under my directorship, NID was actively involved in promoting design for social development in several African and South Asian countries through the exchange of delegates.

Currently, I am on the Board of Directors of prominent Indian companies such as Titan, Kirloskar Brothers and Dynamatic Technologies, where I am influencing them to adopt SDGs in their design and manufacturing processes.

I believe I have a strong advisory and management experience in design promotion, policy and sustainable practices, all of which will help WDO promote its current objectives. If elected as a Board Member, I would work diligently with the Board and the President to fulfill the same.




Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay

Honorary Master of Arts,
University of Creative Arts, Farnham, UK


Director of National Institute of Design (2009-2019) and faculty for 20 years prior to this.
Member Secretary, India Design Council (2009-2019)
During my tenure as director, NID became Institute of National Importance by act of
Indian Parliament
Set up 4 new NIDs in the country
Launched India Design Mark (in association with G-Mark, Japan)


On the Board of Titan Company Limited, a Tata group company.
On the Board of Kirloskar Pumps Ltd.
On the Board of Dynametic Technologies Ltd.
Senior advisor to Confederation of Indian Industries India.