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Bharti Infratel Ltd (BHRI.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Akhil Gupta

61 2014 Executive Chairman of the Board

Devender Rawat

49 2014 Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director

S. Balasubramanian

2018 Chief Financial Officer

Dhananjay Joshi

57 2016 Chief Operating Officer

Dipak Roy

50 2016 Chief Human Resource Officer

Prashant Singh

47 Chief Information Officer

Biswajit Patnaik

44 2016 Chief Sales & Marketing Officer

Samridhi Rodhe

2018 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Rajiv Arora

46 2016 Chief Legal Regulatory Affairs

Sanjay Johari

2018 Circle Business Head

Prashant Keole

2017 Chief Deployment Officer

Prakul Kaushiva

2019 Additional Non-Executive Director

Tao Yih Lang

46 2017 Non-Executive Director

Rajan Mittal

58 2016 Non-Executive Director

Jitender Balakrishnan

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Anita Kapur

2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Narayanan Kumar

68 2008 Independent Non-Executive Director

Bharat Raut

2012 Independent Non-Executive Director

Rajinder Singh

2015 Non-Executive Independent Director

Leena Srivastava

55 Non-Executive Independent Director

Surabhi Chandna

2016 Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Akhil Gupta

Mr. Akhil Kumar Gupta serves as Executive Chairman of the Board of Bharti Infratel Ltd since April 01, 2014. He is a Chartered Accountant and has over 30 years of professional experience. He has done an ‘Advanced Management Programme’ at the Harvard Business School (2002). He is also the Chairman of Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA) and the President of Telecom Sector Skill Council (TSSC). Akhil is the recipient of numerous awards which include “EY Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2017” as an Entrepreneur CEO, CA Lifetime Achievement Award by ICAI, Lifetime Achievement Award by Amity University, “CEO of the Year” award at National Telecom Awards, “CA Business Achiever” award, “Asia Corporate Dealmaker” award at the Asia Pacific M&A Atlas Awards, “Best CFO” awards in multiple categories at CNBC – TV18 and induction to “Hall of Fame“ by CFO India.

Devender Rawat

Mr. Devender Singh Rawat serves as Chief Executive Officer, Managing Director, Executive Director of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He joined the Company as the CEO in August 2010. The Company achieved a major milestone of being listed on the two Indian bourses in December 2012 under his leadership. He is a member of the Executive Council Committee of Tower and Infrastructure Providers Association (TAIPA). He is also a member of the Northern Regional Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII). He holds a bachelor's degree in Electronics and Communication from Osmania University, Hyderabad, and comes from a defense services background where he spent initial years as an officer with the Indian Air Force. He has over 20 years of in-depth experience around business unit ownership, P&L management, B2B sales, technology, and regulatory interfaces within the telecom domain - both from supplier and operator perspective.

S. Balasubramanian

Mr. S. Balasubramanian is Chief Financial Officer of the Company effective August 10, 2018. S. Balasubramanian is a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. He is a finance veteran with over 28 years' of multi-industry experience and has handled global and large scale operations in India, Middle East and Africa. He has been associated with other large organisations like Pepsi, Eicher, Sify, Hutch and Coke. Joining Bharti Airtel in 2005, he has done several Finance leadership roles including Global Financial Controller, Global Head of Shared Services and Chief Accounting Officer. He has been recognised for several achievements and, inter alia, has been awarded "Change Manager" of the year in 2010 and 2012 and "SME of the Year" in 2010. He is currently leading a crossfunctional Project Team on integration of oMsations, post the acquisition ofTelenor.

Dhananjay Joshi

Dipak Roy

Prashant Singh

Mr. Prashant Veer Singh is Chief Information Officer of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds a bachelors’ degree in engineering (electronics) from University of Poona and a masters’ degree in business administration (executive) from Amity University. He has 20 years of experience in various sectors including telecommunication sector. Mr. Singh joined the Company on April 1, 2010. Prior to joining the Company, he has also worked with the Promoter. In the Company, he is responsible for creation and execution of IT strategies, IT solution engagement, development and delivery of IT infrastructure to meet business IT requirements and also co-architects the business processes for developing an effective ERP system.

Biswajit Patnaik

Mr. Biswajit Patnaik serves as Chief Sales & Marketing Officer of the Company. He was Head - Sales and Marketing of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds a bachelors’ degree in arts from Behrampur University and a diploma in sales and marketing management from National Institute of Sales, a division of NIIT. He has 16 years of experience in various sectors including telecommunication sector. He joined the Company on October 20, 2008. In the Company, he is responsible for strategies of sales and marketing function to achieve top line targets. Mr. Patnaik also drives maximisation of market share and to achieve profitable revenue growth of the business and is responsible for marketing, branding and collections.

Samridhi Rodhe

Ms. Samridhi Rodhe is Compliance Officer, Company Secretary of the Company. She was Compliance Officer, Deputy Company Secretary of the Company. She is a qualified Company Secretary having relevant experience in Corporate Laws. She has been appointed as Deputy Company Secretary of the Company and Compliance Officer effective September 14, 2017.

Rajiv Arora

Mr. Rajiv Arora serves as Chief Legal Regulatory Affairs of the Company. He was Chief Legal, Regulatory and Corporate Affairs of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds a bachelors’ degree in law from Jamia Millia Islamia University and a diploma in labour law from the Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. He has 17 years of experience in various sectors including telecommunication sector. He joined the Company on October 1, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he has also worked with the Promoter. In the Company, Mr. Arora is responsible maintaining high standard of legal and regulatory control.

Sanjay Johari

Prashant Keole

Mr. Prashant Jagdish Keole is Chief Deployment Officer of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds a bachelors’ degree in civil engineering from Amravati University and a post graduate certificate in business management from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar. He has 21 years of experience in various sectors including telecommunication sector. He joined the Company on October 1, 2007. Prior to joining the Company, he has also worked with the Promoter. In the Company, he is responsible for planning and roll-out of deployment sites in accordance with the quality standards within budgeted costs and timelines.

Prakul Kaushiva

Tao Yih Lang

Mr. Tao Yih Arthur Lang serves as Non-Executive Director of the company. Arthur Lang is the CEO International of Singapore Telecommunications Limited. He was formerly the Group CFO of CapitaLand Limited, one of Asia’s largest real estate companies. Prior to joining CapitaLand, he was at Morgan Stanley. There, he served as the Co-Head of the Southeast Asia investment banking division and the Chief Operating Officer for the Asia Pacific investment banking division. Moreover, Arthur is a Board member of Globe Telecom, Inc. in the Philippines, the Land Transport Authority of Singapore, the National Kidney Foundation and the Straits Times Pocket Money Fund. Besides, he is a part of the Advisory Board in the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. Additionally, he has been appointed as a member of CNBC’s Global CFO Council. He was also a director of Tiger Airways Holdings Limited, CapitaLand Mall Trust and CapitaLand Commercial Trust. Arthur received the Best CFO of the Year Award for listed companies with market capitalisation of S$ 1 billion and above at the Singapore Corporate Awards 2015. He has further bagged the Best Investor Relations by a CFO award by IR Magazine in 2012. He was placed second (sell-side) and third (sell-side) for Asia’s Best CFO (Property) in the Institutional Investor All-Asia Executive Team rankings in 2013 and 2015, respectively. He holds a Master of Business Administration from the Harvard Business School and a BA in Economics (magna cum laude) from Harvard University.

Rajan Mittal

Mr. Rajan Bharti Mittal is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is also the Vice Chairman of Bharti Enterprises - one of India’s leading business groups with interests in retail, telecom, financial services, manufacturing, renewable energy, realty and agri-business. He joined Bharti Enterprises after graduating from Punjab University. He is an alumnus of Harvard Business School and is actively involved in overseeing the activities of the Group at the corporate level. With his rich experience in the marketing function, he is also involved in many of the new business ventures of the Group. Rajan serves as a member of several industry associations and policymaking bodies. Currently, he is on the Board of Trustees of Brookings Institution, the world’s oldest and most prestigious think tank and a member of the President’s Council on International Activities (PCIA), Yale University. In 2013, he was the President of ICC (International Chamber of Commerce) India. He was also the President of FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry) during 2010 -2011 and is currently a Member of its Executive & Steering Committees. In FICCI, he was Chairman of Retail Committee in 2007, Infrastructure Committee in 2006, Telecom & IT Committee in 2004 & 2005 and Telecom Committee in 2001, 2002 and 2003. He was the President of Association of Basic Telecom Operators (now known as Association of Unified Telecom Service Providers of India - AUSPI) during 1999-2000. He has been honoured with the ‘Indian Business Leader of the Year Award 2011’ by Horasis, The Global Visions Community and has also been awarded the ‘Leonardo International Prize 2012’ by Comitato Leonardo, the Italian Quality Committee.

Jitender Balakrishnan

Shri. Jitender Balakrishnan is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Madras and a Post- Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management from the University of Bombay. He has experience in the financial sector with IDBI Bank Ltd, where he was the Deputy Managing Director and Group Head, Corporate Banking and thereafter, as an Advisor to the said Bank. He is currently an Advisor to various Corporates, besides serving as an Independent Director on the Boards of various companies and Chairman/ Member of various Committees of these Boards.

Anita Kapur

Ms. Anita Kapur is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. She who joined the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in 1978, held the position of Chairperson, Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) during 2014-15. As Chairperson and earlier as Member CBDT (2012-14), and post retirement as Adviser in the Ministry of Finance (2015-16), she had the leadership role in formulating significant taxpayer friendly administrative measures and policy reforms to simplify tax laws, apply technology to enable tax assessments in an E- environment, reduce litigation, facilitate compliance, counter tax evasion and collect taxes fairly. She had secondment stints with the Foreign Tax and Tax Research (FT&TR) Division and the Tax Policy & Legislation (TPL) Division of the Ministry of Finance; the capital market regulator of India i.e SEBI; and the Banking Division (currently known as Department of Financial Services) of the Ministry of Finance. She was a Director on the Boards of Delhi Stock Exchange, Jaipur Stock Exchange, Kanpur Stock Exchange and Ludhiana Stock Exchange as nominee of SEBI. She was Government of India nominee on the Boards of Directors of Andhra Bank, Oriental Bank of Commerce, State Bank of Hyderabad, State Bank of Bikaner and Jaipur, Punjab and Sind Bank and Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. In her personal capacity as a Tax Expert, she was made a Member of the UN Committee of Experts on International Cooperation in Tax Matters (2009-2013), and then elected Vice Chairperson of this Committee twice, covering the entire term of her membership, in recognition of her proficiency in International Tax matters. Her last assignment with the Government was as a Member of the Competition Appellate Tribunal (COMPAT) during 2016-2017. q

Narayanan Kumar

Shri. Narayanan Kumar is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He is an electronics engineer and a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is also a fellow life member of The Institution of Electronics and Telecommunication Engineers. He is the Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, Chennai and is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai. He is on the Board of various public companies and has over four decades of experience in technology, management and finance. He has served as a President at the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is also the President of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the Chairman of Madhuram Narayanan Centre for Exceptional Children and Managing Trustee of The Indian Education Trust, which runs two schools.

Bharat Raut

Mr. Bharat Sumant Raut is Independent Non-Executive Director of Bharti Infratel Ltd. He holds bachelor’s degrees in law and commerce from the University of Bombay. He is a Chartered Accountant and a fellow member of ICAI. He was associated with Sharp and Tannan, Chartered Accountants as a partner, with Price Waterhouse, Chartered Accountants as a partner and with B S R & Co. LLP, (originally Bharat S Raut & Co.), Chartered Accountants and BSR & Associates LLP (originally BSR & Associates), Chartered Accountants, as their founding partner. Since 2006, he is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa, and has been practising as an advocate. He serves as an Independent and Non-Executive Director on the Board of various public companies.

Rajinder Singh

Mr. Rajinder Pal Singh is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. He holds a master’s degree in mathematics from Advanced Centre for Pure Mathematics, Punjab University, Chandigarh. He taught pure mathematics & statistics to graduate classes, before he joined the Indian Administrative Service. He has wide experience in regulatory areas of finance, industry, urban development and infrastructure. He worked both as Commissioner of Hyderabad Municipal Corporation & Vice Chairman of Hyderabad Urban Development Authority. R P Singh was also Managing Director of Andhra Pradesh Industrial Development Corporation and Commissioner of Taxation in Andhra Pradesh. He was posted to Punjab & Sind Bank as Chairman in March, 2005. After retirement from the Indian Administrative Service, he was appointed by the Government of India as Chairman of National Highways Authority of India (NHAI). At present, he is holding the directorship with Maruti Suzuki India Limited, Lodha Developers (Pvt.) Ltd. and IRB Infrastructure Pvt. Ltd.

Leena Srivastava

Dr. Leena Srivastava Ph.D. serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Dr. Leena Srivastava is the Vice Chancellor of the TERI School of Advanced Studies, New Delhi – a unique inter-disciplinary higher education institution, focused on sustainable development. She is a member of various Committees and Boards both at the international and national levels, including the Advisory Board to the President of ADB on climate change and sustainable development; Co-Chair, Future Earth Advisory Committee; Member, Ad Hoc Informal Multi-stakeholder Technical Group of Advisors on Sustainable Development Goal 7, United Nations and on the Board of Bharti Infratel Limited; Strategic Mediaworks Private Limited; Meridian Institute, USA and the Stockholm Resilience Centre, Sweden. Dr. Srivastava has several publications to her credit. She has done her Masters in Economics from the University of Hyderabad and a Ph.D. in Energy Economics from the Indian Institute of Science in Bangalore, India.

Surabhi Chandna