Office Bearers

Shri R. Gopalan

Patron, FFTR

Shri R. Gopalan belongs to Indian Administrative Service (1976 batch) and has a degree in Public Administration and Management from Harvard University and a Masters degree in Economics from Boston University.\r\nHe served Government of India as Secretary, Department of Economic Affairs and Secretary, Department of Financial Services in the Ministry of Finance, and later as Member, Public Enterprises Selection Board (PESB). He has extensive knowledge about finances of the Government, economic policy making and implementation. He has also served as Designated Authority in Ministry of Commerce and Industry.

Shri Sunil Bhatnagar

President, FFTR

Shri Sunil Bhatnagar, is currently working as President (Sales & Marketing) with M/s GHCL Ltd. and heads the Marketing function which includes Domestic Sales& Marketing/International Trading & Logistics functions for the organization. He is a member of Executive Committee of Alkali Manufacturers Association of India (AMAI) & heads the Soda Ash Sub Committee. Mr. Bhatnagar, born and educated in Delhi, has over 30 years of experience starting as an Executive Trainee with The Shriram Group of Industries and then switching over to Ballarpur Industries Ltd (BILT), thereafter to GHCL.

Shri K. Srinivasan


Shri K. Srinivasan is presently Secretary General of AMAI since August 2012. He has done B.E. in Industrial Engineering with nearly 30 years’ experience in manufacturing industry. Nearly ten years’ experience in industry associations. He is also PG Diploma in Financial Management and Operations Research and gold medallist in Transport Economics. Mr. Srinivasan is Trainer for Export Promotion and for Corporate Social Responsibility for SMEs (certified by CBI, an agency of the government of Netherlands).

Shri SK Bhatnagar


Shri SK Bhatnagar is presently Secretary General of Carbon Black Manufactureres’ Association. Post Graduate in Economics and also PG Diploma in Export and marketing management , logistics and time management. He has an experience of nearly 48 years in manufacturing Industry.

Ms Jyoti Singh Rathore

Assistant Secretary General

Ms Jyoti Singh Rathore is presently Assistant Secretary General of FFTR since February 2015. She has done her Masters in Convergent Journalism from AJK MCRC, Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi. She has more than five years’ experience in Journalism in different media streams ranging from Print to electronic media. She has also done her PG in Ancient History Archaeology & Culture in 2006 and was Gold Medalist in Archaeology. She is also a professional Photographer.

Mr. Abhishek Rana

Senior Research Fellow

Mr. Abhishek Rana is presently a Senior Research Fellow at FFTR. He is an international trade scholar, academician, and an experienced practitioner in the trade remedies sector with an LL.M. in International Economic Law (specialisation in international trade, international investment law, climate change and energy laws) from the Queen Mary University of London as one of the top scholarship holders. He also has a postgraduate diploma in International Trade and Business Laws from the Indian Academy of International Law and Diplomacy. His areas of research have been broadly relating to studying the case of Chinese non-market economy, anti-subsidy investigations initiated by India, change in climate regulations in the US under the Trump regime, and Brexit related international trade policy issues. He is a published author with articles, research notes and comments on WTO law issues published in national and international law journals.