Shri V. N. Kaul, 72, is a former Comptroller and Auditor General of India who was awarded Padma Bhushan in 2014. He has been Vice Chairman of the United Nations Independent Audit Advisory Committee, New York, from 2008 to 2011. Prior to his appointment as C&AG, Shri Kaul held senior positions in Government and in the United Nations. In Government he was, inter alia, Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Chemicals and Fertilizers and Coal. Earlier he served as Principal Secretary, Finance and Secretary, Commerce and Industry in Madhya Pradesh. He has served as a director in many private and public sector companies and he has been on the Governing Boards of International Bodies. From 1991 to 1998 he was seconded to the United Nations - ESCAP, Bangkok as Advisor, Trade Policy and Negotiations for Asia-Pacific Region.
Shri Kaul holds a Masters degree from the University of Delhi and later he was on a Colombo Plan fellowship at the University of Manchester, U.K. He is currently a member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG), constituted by the Competition Commission of India, to give broad inputs and advice on larger issues impacting markets and competition. He is also a member of the Oversight Committee constituted to advise and oversee the process of monetization of immovable property of Air India.