New Delhi, March 25:
Former foreign secretary Nirupama Rao has been named non-executive independent director of media house Network 18, now a part of industrialist Mukesh Ambani’s group.
In an intimation to stock exchanges, the company said Rao’s appointment was taken up by the board of directors and approved Wednesday.
The appointment also satisfies the requirement under the Companies Act of having at least one woman director on the board of public limited companies.
The soft-spoken Rao, a member of the Indian Foreign Service (1973 batch) was India’s foreign secretary for two years from July 2009.
She was then appointed India’s ambassador to the US from August 2011 to November 2013.