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Vedanta Ltd (VDAN.BO)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Navin Agarwal

58 2018 Executive Chairman, Whole - Time Director

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

54 2019 Chief Executive Officer, Whole-Time Director

G.R. Arun Kumar

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Additional Whole Time Director

Ajay Dixit

2019 Acting Chief Executive Officer of our Oil and Gas business

Sunil Duggal

Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc and Lead, Base Metals Group

Ajay Kapur

54 2019 Chief Executive Officer – Aluminium and Power Business

Pankaj Kumar

2019 Chief Executive Officer – Sterlite Copper

Pankaj Malhan

2018 Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Electrosteel Business

Deshnee Naidoo

Chief Executive Officer of Zinc International

Abhijit Pati

2018 Chief Executive Officer – Aluminium, Jharsuguda

Rahul Sharma

2019 Chief Executive Officer (Acting) – Alumina

Vikas Sharma

2018 Chief Executive Officer – BALCO

Naveen Singhal

2018 Chief Executive Officer – Iron Ore Business

Madhu Srivastava

2018 Chief Human Resource Officer

Prerna Halwasiya

2018 Compliance Officer, Company Secretary

Suresh Bose

2018 Director - Chairman and CEO Office

Scott Caithness

2017 Director, Exploration

Dilip Golani

2016 Head – Management Assurance

Rajagopal Kumar

48 2018 Director – Strategy and Business Development

Laxman Shekhawat

2019 Director – Operations, Hindustan Zinc Limited

M. Siddiqi

Head – Projects

Phillip Turner

Head – Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability

Priya Agarwal

2017 Additional Non-Executive Director

Tarun Jain

2019 Non-Executive Director

Lalita Gupte

71 2014 Independent Non-Executive Director

Ravi Kant

72 2018 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aman Mehta

73 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

Mahendra Sharma

73 2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

U. Sinha

2018 Additional Non-Executive Independent Director

Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan

73 2017 Independent Non-Executive Director

James Cartwright

2019 Head - Investor Relations

Biographies

Name Description

Navin Agarwal

Mr. Navin Agarwal serves as Executive Chairman, Whole - Time Director of the Company., effective August 01, 2018. Mr. Agarwal has been associated with the Group since its inception and has over 35 years of strategic executive experience. He has been instrumental in leading the growth of the Group through organic projects and acquisitions. He plays a pivotal role in providing direction for development of the top leadership talent at the Group. He is credited with creating a culture of business excellence and delivering superior benchmark performance through application of advanced technology and global best practices. He was recently conferred the ‘Industrialist of the Year 2018’ award by the Bombay Management Association for his outstanding contribution to the natural resources sector. He has led Vedanta’s evolution to the highest standards of corporate governance and enhanced engagement with key stakeholders. He pursues a vision to enhance the enormous potential of the natural resources sector as an engine of growth for the country.

Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan

Mr. Srinivasan Venkatakrishnan serves as Chief Executive Officer, Whole-Time Director of the Company. Mr. Venkatakrishnan (Venkat) joined as Whole-Time Director and CEO of Vedanta Limited on March 1, 2019. He is the CEO and a member of the Board of Directors of Vedanta Resources Limited effective from August 31, 2018. He has been CEO of Johannesburg-based AngloGold Ashanti Limited. During his tenure, he has had significant success, delivering major projects on time and on budget improving productivity, strengthening the balance sheet, reducing operating and overhead costs, and improving overall safety and sustainability performance. Prior to his appointment as CEO in May 2013, Venkat was AngloGold Ashanti's Chief Financial Officer, a post he held since 2005. Before that, between 2000 and 2004, he was CFO of London-listed Ashanti Goldfields Limited. Venkat has accumulated extensive experience throughout his career in the UK, India, Africa, Australia and South America. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant who holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Madras.

G.R. Arun Kumar

Mr. G.R. Arun Kumar is Chief Financial Officer, Additional Whole Time Director of the Company. Mr. Arun Kumar has over 23 years of experience at global multinationals like Hindustan Unilever and General Electric. Prior to his joining Vedanta, he was the CFO for General Electric’s Asia-Pacific Lighting & Appliances businesses based out of Shanghai. He is responsible for overall health of the balance sheet, driving performance in profit and cash, treasury, investor relations, credit ratings, tax, secretarial, controllership, recording & reporting and other key strategic matters from time to time. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Ajay Dixit

Mr. Ajay Kumar Dixit serves as Acting Chief Executive Officer of our Oil and Gas business of the Company. Ajay Kumar Dixit was appointed as the Acting Chief Executive Officer of our Oil & Gas business on 5th April, 2019. Prior to his role as CEO of the Oil & Gas business, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Alumina and Power from February 2017 to April 2019. He was appointed as interim Chief Executive Officer of Aluminium & Power from November 2018 to February 2019. He joined the Group as Chief Executive Officer of our Power business in May 2015 and has 39 years of experience in the power industry. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of Energy with Siemens, responsible for the overall operations of South Asia. He has a wide experience in the entire energy chain comprising power generation, automation, transmission and distribution. He also has experience in manufacturing and setting up plants in South Asia, Middle East and Africa. Ajay holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering.

Sunil Duggal

Mr. Sunil Duggal is Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc and Lead, Base Metals Group., a subsidiary of the Company. Sunil Duggal was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer and Whole-Time Director of HZL in October 2015. He was also given the responsibility of leading the Base Metal Group comprising of zinc, copper and iron ore businesses. Prior to this, he was Executive Director from August 2010 to April 2012, Chief Operating Officer for over two years before being made Deputy Chief Executive Officer from April 2014. He has over 32 years of experience of leading high performance teams and more than 19 years in leadership positions. He also serves as Vice Chairman of the International Zinc Association, President of the Indian Lead Zinc Development Association, Chairman of FIMI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee and co-chair of the FICCI Non-Ferrous Metals Committee 2017. Recently, he has been appointed as Chairman of the Skill Council for Mining Sector, India. Sunil Duggal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering from the Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. He has participated in a leadership development and management development programme at the International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, Switzerland and the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, India.

Ajay Kapur

Mr. Ajay A. Kapur serves as Chief Executive Officer – Aluminium and Power Business of the Company. Ajay leads the Aluminium & Power business for Vedanta comprising of 2.3mtpa installed smelter capacity, 8GW of Power and 2mtpa of Alumina refinery. Prior to his appointment at Vedanta Limited, Ajay was Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer for Ambuja Cements. He started his career as an Executive Assistant to the founder & Managing Director. He went on to handle various strategic positions at Ambuja cements with his last position as Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer. He holds a graduate degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Mumbai, an MBA from KJ Somaiya Institute, Mumbai and is an alumnus of Wharton’s Advanced Management Program.

Pankaj Kumar

Mr. Pankaj Kumar serves as Chief Executive Officer – Sterlite Copper of the Company. Pankaj Kumar was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of our copper operations in Tuticorin, Silvassa and Fujairah Gold FZC and Director of MEL in March 2019. In his career span of over 26 years, Pankaj has worked with large conglomerates like Tata Steel, Mittal Steel, Adani ports, Gujarat Guardian Limited and United Breweries Limited. Prior to joining us, at Sterlite Copper as Chief Executive Officer, he was the Chief Operating Officer of Hindustan Zinc Limited. Pankaj holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology (Hons.) from IIT Kharagpur and a Postgraduate Diploma in Business Management specialising in Operations Management & IT from XLRI Jamshedpur.

Pankaj Malhan

Mr. Pankaj Malhan serves as Deputy Chief Executive Officer – Electrosteel Business of the Company. Pankaj joined ESL from Tata Steel, where he was working as Head – Engineering & Project at Jamshedpur. In that role, he was responsible for leading Tata Steel’s capital expansion programme in the area of iron making. He has been associated with Tata Group since 2000 and has held various senior management positions at Tata Steel, Tata Blue Scope Steel Limited and Tata power Limited. Prior to joining Tata Group, he worked with Indian Acrylics Limited and Fisher Rosemount Limited. Pankaj joined ESL in October, 2018 and holds a B.Tech in Instrumentation and Control from NIT, Jalandhar, and a Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur

Deshnee Naidoo

Ms. Deshnee Naidoo is Chief Executive Officer of Zinc International., subsidiary of the company. Deshnee Naidoo was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of Zinc International and Copper Mines of Tasmania (CMT) in February 2015. She also held the role of Chief Executive Officer of Africa Base Metals for a period in 2018-19. Deshnee Naidoo has over 21 years of experience in the resources industry including platinum, thermal coal and manganese. Prior to joining the Group, she was with Anglo American as Chief Financial Officer of Thermal Coal in South Africa. She had previously held various technical and commercial positions across Anglo American. She was awarded the JCI/Anglo Platinum bursary in 1994 to receive a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Chemical Engineering) at the University of Natal, Durban, South Africa. She joined Anglo American in 1998 as a trainee metallurgist at the precious metals refinery and over a 16-year span she held various roles including process engineering (corporate office), process control, strategic long-term planning, corporate finance, Chief Executive Officer’s office and Chief Financial Officer of thermal coal at Anglo American where her responsibilities included management of two commodity groupings (thermal coal and manganese) across three regions (South Africa, South America and Australia).

Abhijit Pati

Mr. Abhijit Pati serves as Chief Executive Officer – Aluminium, Jharsuguda of the Company. Mr. Pati was appointed as Chief Executive Officer of the Group’s Aluminum business in March 2015 and is responsible for the Jharsuguda Smelters, Lanjigarh Alumina and BALCO. He joined the Group in 2008 and with his wealth of knowledge over 26 years in the industry, it has been a significant driver of Jharsuguda’s growth. Mr. Pati is a graduate chemical engineer from University of Calcutta and holds an MBA from IMI Delhi.

Rahul Sharma

Mr. Rahul Trivedi Sharma serves as Chief Executive Officer (Acting) – Alumina of the Company. Rahul Sharma joined the Vedanta Group in 1998, and is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Alumina Business, effective April, 2019, prior to which he was working as Director of Corporate Strategy (Aluminium & Power). Rahul is leading the growth and expansion of the Lanjigarh refinery in Odisha to 6mtpa. He has a varied experience of over 25 years and has held various leadership positions at Vedanta Limited and Sterlite Technologies Ltd. Prior to joining Vedanta, he was the Chief Marketing Officer (Domestic & International) and Business Head-Integrated Management System at Sterlite Technologies Ltd. He has played a significant role in driving various policies and creating a strategic framework for various government reforms for development of exploration, mining and non-ferrous metal sector in the country in the most sustainable manner.

Vikas Sharma

Mr. Vikas Sharma serves as Chief Executive Officer – BALCO of the Company. Vikas Sharma serves as Chief Executive Officer – BALCO of the Company. Vikas Sharma was appointed the Chief Executive Officer of BALCO in March 2017. Vikas Sharma has experience of over 30 years in various national and multi-national companies. He has experience of serving HMT Watches Limited, Su-Raj Diamonds India Private Limited, AMP India Private Limited (now Tyco Electronics), Praxair India Private Limited, Jindal Praxair Oxygen Company Limited and JSW Steel Limited in various key positions. Vikas Sharma joined Vedanta Group as Location Head of Chanderiya of Hindustan Zinc Ltd in 2012 and was gradually elevated to be the Chief Operating Officer of the Smelters Division of HZL in June 2014. During his tenure at HZL, he played an integral role in the growth of the Company and made significant contribution in smelter production. Vikas holds a Bachelor’s degree with Honours in Mechanical Engineering from the Engineering College Kota, University of Rajasthan and a Master’s in Business Administration in Marketing from Sikkim Manipal University, Gangtok, India.

Naveen Singhal

Mr. Naveen Singhal serves as Chief Executive Officer – Iron Ore Business of the Company. Naveen Kumar Singhal was appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of our Iron Ore Business effective February 6, 2018. Naveen Kumar Singhal has over three decades of experience, 22 years of which have been in the natural resources arena handling various portfolios in metals and mining and cement industry. He joined Vedanta in 2003 and has been instrumental in driving the growth projects in HZL from conceptualisation to commissioning through the best-in-class mining and smelting technologies, mechanisation and automation alongside effective stakeholder management. Prior to joining Vedanta, he had served in leadership roles at Swaraj Mazda Limited, Jay Engineering Company Limited and Andhra Cements Limited. Naveen Kumar Singhal has played a pivotal role in the areas of supply chain management, assets acquisition, business turnaround strategy, general management and project management. Naveen has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical and Industrial Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, Uttarakhand and a Postgraduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, Maharashtra.

Madhu Srivastava

Ms. Madhu Srivastava serves as Chief Human Resource Officer of the Company. Madhu Srivastava was appointed as the Chief Human Resources Officer for Vedanta Group in December 2018. She has been associated with the Group for more than six years and in her earlier role, she was the CHRO for Cairn Oil & Gas business and led the Talent Acquisition and Diversity & Inclusion functions for the Group. Under her leadership, the Group has put in place the right HR policies, progressive people practices and frameworks for talent acquisition and talent management across Vedanta. Madhu has 20 years of experience across HR as well as Sales, Marketing and Operations, spanning the FMCG, telecom, ITES, BFSI and natural resources industries. Madhu started her professional journey in 1999 with Godrej where she handled sales in Gujarat and Maharashtra and later moved to the Corporate Sales & Marketing role. Post working with companies like GE Capital and Reliance in Operations & Marketing profiles, she started her Human Resources journey in 2006 by joining Genpact as Assistant Vice President, Talent Acquisition where she led middle management hiring. She then went on to lead the recruitments for Citibank’s India operations as Vice President, HR before joining Vedanta in 2012. Madhu has completed her PGDM in marketing and sales, from the IIM, Ahmedabad.

Prerna Halwasiya

Suresh Bose

Mr. Suresh Bose serves as Director - Chairman and CEO Office of the Company. Suresh Bose was appointed as the Director -Chairman & CEO Office in December 2018. Prior to this role, he headed the Human Resources function of Vedanta Group from September 2015. Suresh Bose has 27 years of extensive experience in human resources, 17 of which have been with the Vedanta Group where he has worked across different business units (including aluminium, copper and corporate) in human resource specialist roles. Prior to joining Vedanta Limited, Suresh was associated with HMT Limited, Larsen & Toubro Limited, Ford India Private Limited and Mahindra & Mahindra Limited. He also brings international human resource work experience of four years from Armenia Gold Recovery Company, Armenia. Suresh has a dual Master’s degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai and the Institute of Social Studies, Hague, Netherlands.

Scott Caithness

Mr. Scott is Caithness is Director, Exploration of the Company. Scott Caithness has over 35 years of experience within the exploration industry and was appointed Director of Exploration for Vedanta in September 2017. Prior to this, he was the Head of Exploration for HZL from November 2015. Immediately before joining the Group, he co-founded and was the Managing Director of Indian Pacific Resources Limited, an unlisted Australian exploration company. He spent 18 years with Rio Tinto Exploration in various senior corporate and operational roles in Australia, Papua New Guinea and India, which included the establishment of Rio Tinto’s first exploration office in India. In addition, Scott has held senior roles at Indophil Resources NL and the Australian Trade Commission. He was previously Head of Exploration for Vedanta from September 2004 to November 2006. Scott has a Bachelor’s degree of Applied Science in Geology from RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia.

Dilip Golani

Mr. Dilip Golani serves as Head – Management Assurance of the Company. Dilip Golani currently heads the Group’s Management Assurance Services function. He previously headed the Sales and Marketing Division for HZL and the Group’s performance management function. Prior to joining the Group in April 2000, Dilip Golani was a member of the Unilever corporate audit team responsible for auditing the Unilever group companies in Central Asia, Middle East and Africa region. Prior to that, he was responsible for managing operations and marketing functions for one of the exports businesses of Unilever India. He has over 30 years of experience and has previously worked with organisations such as Union Carbide India Limited and Ranbaxy Laboratories Limited. Dilip holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and has completed his post-graduate studies in Industrial Engineering and Management from the National Institute of Industrial Engineering, Mumbai, India.

Rajagopal Kumar

Mr. Rajagopal Kishore Kumar serves as Director – Strategy and Business Development of the Company. Rajagopal Kishore Kumar was appointed as the Director of Strategy and Business Development effective January 17, 2018. Prior to this, he was the Chief Executive Officer of our Iron Ore Business from February 2, 2015 and the Chief Executive Officer (Base metals) Africa with Konkola Copper Mines Plc, Zinc International business and CMT since August 2013. He was previously appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of our Zinc International Division with effect from February 2011. Prior to this, he headed our copper business at Konkola Copper Mines Plc from 2008 and Sterlite Copper India Limited from 2006. He has more than 34 years of experience in accounting, marketing, supply chain management, mergers and acquisitions and business turnaround. Rajagopal joined our Company in April 2003 as Vice President of Marketing for HZL and became Senior Vice President of Marketing for our Copper Division from June 2004 to December 2006, where he was responsible for copper marketing and concentrate procurement. Prior to joining our Company, he was employed by Hindustan Unilever Limited for 12 years. Rajagopal holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce, Kolkata University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Laxman Shekhawat

Mr. Laxman Shekhawat was appointed as the Director – Operations of Hindustan Zinc Limited in February 2019. He holds a Bachelor's in Engineering in Mining and has been associated with HZL since 1990. Laxman brings 28 years of rich experience and has served in various leadership positions for more than a decade. He has been instrumental in developing and executing strategies to unlock the full potential of mines and bring the best practices to the mining portfolio. He has also been awarded with the prestigious “National Geoscience Award” by the Hon’ble President of India in 2017.

M. Siddiqi

Mr. M. Siddiqi serves as Head – Projects of the Company. Mansoor Siddiqi was appointed as the Group Director incharge of projects in September 2011 and has been with Vedanta in a contracting capacity since February 2017. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer, Aluminium and led the establishment of the Group’s large aluminium and power projects including BALCO smelters and captive power plants. He also played a key role in setting up the Group’s copper smelter at Tuticorin and copper refinery at Silvassa. Mansoor joined our Group in 1991. Prior to joining us, he held senior positions at Hindustan Copper Limited and has 43 years of experience in various areas of operations and project management. Mansoor holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, and a postgraduate Diploma in Management from the All India Management Association, Delhi.

Phillip Turner

Mr. Phillip Turner serves as Head – Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability of the Company. Phillip Turner was appointed as Head of Group Health, Safety, Environment and Sustainability with effect from July 2017. He joined us as Head of Group Health and Safety in September 2014. He has over 38 years of experience within mining, heavy engineering and manufacturing organisations. He was previously General Manager of Risk and Sustainability at JK Tech Pty Limited, Australia. He has also held a number of senior corporate and operational roles at Rio Tinto Group, Australia, Canada and United Kingdom including responsibility for health, safety, environment and sustainability assurance. He has held senior roles at mining companies, North Limited and at BHP Petroleum’s offshore operations. He has a Master of Applied Science in Risk Engineering from Ballarat University, Australia, a Bachelor’s degree in Science from Deakin University, Australia, a graduate Diploma in Occupational Hygiene from Deakin University, Australia and a graduate Diploma in Occupational Hazard Management from Ballarat C.A.E.

Priya Agarwal

Ms. Priya Agarwal is Additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Agarwal brings with her experience in Public Relations with Ogilvy & Mather and in Human Resources with Korn Ferry International. She has done B.Sc. Psychology with Business Management from the University of Warwick in the UK.

Tarun Jain

Mr. Tarun Jain serves as Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Jain has 36 years of experience in the corporate finance, audit and accounting, tax, mergers and acquisitions and corporate secretarial functions. He is responsible for our strategic financial matters, including corporate finance, corporate strategy, business development and mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Jain was a Whole-Time Director of the Company till March 31, 2019 and has been reappointed as a NED effective April 01, 2019. Mr. Jain is a graduate of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India, a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

Lalita Gupte

Mrs. Lalita Dileep Gupte is Independent Non-Executive Director of the Company. Ms. Gupte has more than three decades of experience in the financial sector and has held various leadership positions in diverse areas. She is the former Joint Managing Director of ICICI Bank and was the Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited till October 2016. She is presently Chairperson of ICICI Lombard General Insurance Co Ltd and India Infradebt Ltd and sits on other Boards. Ms Gupte holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics (Hons)and a Master's degree in Management Studies. She did her advanced management programme from INSEAD.

Ravi Kant

Mr. Ravi Kant serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company., Mr. Kant brings with him experience of around five decades and he is an Honorable Industrial Professor at the University of Warwick. In addition, he is also a visiting Leader at China Europe International Business School, Shanghai. He served as the Managing Director and Vice Chairman in Tata Motors. He was the Chairman of the Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak and Indian Institute of Information Technology, Allahabad. He had completed his education at Mayo College, Ajmer, Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and Aston University, Birmingham, UK from where he did his Masters in Management in Industry. He was conferred with an Honorary D.Sc. by the Aston University, in Birmingham in July 2008.

Aman Mehta

Mr. Aman Mehta is Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. Mr. Mehta has over 35 years experience in various positions with the HSBC Group from where he retired in January 2004 as CEO Asia Pacific. Mr. Mehta occupies himself primarily with corporate governance, with Board and advisory roles in a range of companies and institutions in India as well as overseas. Formerly, he has been a Supervisory Board member of ING Group NV and a Director of Raffles Holdings, Singapore. He is also a member of the governing board of the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. Mr. Mehta is an economics graduate from Delhi University.

Mahendra Sharma

Mr. Mahendra Kumar Sharma serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sharma retired in May’07 as the Vice-Chairman of Hindustan Unilever Limited. As Vice Chairman he had responsibility for H.R, Legal & Secretarial, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications, Corporate Real Estate functions and New Ventures, Plantations & Export businesses of the Company. He displays passion for ensuring highest standards of Corporate Governance and adherence to responsible and ethical conduct in all aspects of business operations. He holds Bachelor’s Degree in Arts and Bachelors of Law Degree from Canning College, University of Lucknow. He completed Post Graduate Diploma in Personnel Management from Department of Business Management, University of Delhi and Diploma in Labour Laws from Indian Law Institute, Delhi. In 1999 he was nominated to attend Advance Management Programme at Harvard Business School. Mr. Sharma served on the seven member Committee constituted by the Government of India for redrafting the Companies Act and was also a member of the Naresh Chandra Committee constituted by Govt. of India which formulated norms for Corporate Governance in India. Mr. Sharma is currently Non-Executive Chairman and Independent Director of United Spirits Ltd. – Indian subsidiary of Diageo, Non-Executive Chairman of Atria Convergence Technologies Ltd, (an unlisted public company) an Independent Director of Wipro Limited, Asian Paints Limited and Non-Executive Non-Independent Director of Ambuja Cements Ltd. Mr. Sharma is also actively involved in various industry associations, particularly CII on Corporate Governance and Regulatory matters. He is a Member on the Board of Governors of Indian School of Business, Hyderabad and the Anglo Scottish Education Society which runs the Cathedral & John Cannon School in South Mumbai. He is also the Chairman of Indian Cancer Society.

U. Sinha

Mr. U. K. Sinha is Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Sinha has served as the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) from February 2011 to March 2017. He was instrumental in bringing about key capital market reforms. Under his leadership, SEBI introduced significant regulatory amendments to the various acts enhancing corporate governance and disclosure norms. Prior to SEBI, he was the Chairman & MD of UTI Asset Management Company Pvt. Ltd. and has also worked for the Department of Economic Affairs under the Ministry of Finance.

Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan

Mr. Krishnamurthi Venkataramanan is Independent Non-Executive Director of the company. He brings with him four decades of experience. He was CEO & Managing Director, Larsen & Toubro Limited (L&T) from April, 2012 and also served on the L&T Board from May, 1999 until his retirement in September, 2015. He has spearheaded L&T in the world of E&C, strengthened every aspect of EPC value chain and transformed L&T to one of the respected names in the global EPC fraternity. He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He is also a distinguished alumini awardee from IIT Delhi.

James Cartwright