BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Vice Chairman
Mr. S Nagarajan
aged 68 years, is the Executive Vice Chairman of our Company. He is a chartered accountant and a company secretary and member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (“ICSI”). Mr. Nagarajan has 40 years of experience in the banking, automobile and financial services industry. He was the joint managing director of IndusInd Bank Limited for over three years. Mr. Nagarajan started his career at Ashok Leyland Limited, and held the position of managing director at Ashok Leyland Finance Limited (which subsequently merged with IndusInd Bank Limited) for several years. He is responsible for the management of our Company’s day to day affairs, giving directions on policy related matters and monitoring their compliance.
Mr. Dheeraj G Hinduja
aged 44 years, is a Non-executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (economics) with a specialisation in economics and history from the University College, London and a master’s degree in business administration from the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, University of London. He was appointed as a director of our Company on August 30, 2011. He has held directorships in various companies including Hinduja Ventures Limited, Ashok Leyland Project Services Limited, Aasia Advisory Services Limited, Hinduja Global Solutions Limited, Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies Limited, Ashok Leyland Nissan Vehicles Limited and Nissan Ashok Leyland Powertrain Limited. Mr. Hinduja is also a director on the board of Hinduja National Power Corporation Limited, Hinduja Tech Limited and Ashok Leyland Limited. He has experience at various strategic and leadership levels in the Company, covering a variety of business functions.
Mr Gopal Mahadevan
aged 49 years, is a Non-executive Director of our Company. Mr. Gopal Mahadevan holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras. He is also a chartered accountant and a member of the ICAI and is a qualified company secretary from the ICSI. Mr. Mahadevan has several years of experience across a variety of industries. He is presently also the chief financial officer of Ashok Leyland Limited. Prior to working with Ashok Leyland Limited, he was working with Thermax Limited (as the executive vice president and chief financial officer). Mr. Mahadevan was also a director on the board of various Thermax group companies including, Thermax Instrumentation Limited, Thermax Engineering Construction Company Limited, Thermax Onsite Energy Solutions Limited, Thermax Sustainable Energy Solutions Limited and Thermax Babcock, and Wilcox Energy Solutions Private Limited. Mr. Mahadevan has also worked with Sanmar Group, Sify and Amara Raja Batteries in various financial functions.
aged 56 years, is a Non-executive Director of our Company. He has holds a bachelor’s degree in science (electrical engineering) from the Bihar Institute of Technology, Ranchi University and a post graduate diploma in business management from XLRI – Jamshedpur. He has overseen human resource functions for many years across various sectors. Mr. Tripathi started his career in 1982 with Tata Steel as Graduate Engineer trainee. Mr. Tripathi is presently the group president - human resources of Hinduja group.
Mr. Atul Kapur
aged 52 years, is a Nominee Director of our Company, having been nominated to our Board by Everfin Holdings. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Delhi. He is a qualified chartered accountant and an associate of the ICAI. He is a co-founder and managing partner of Everstone Capital. Prior to co-founding Everstone Capital in 2006, he worked with The Goldman Sachs Group as a managing director. He has also served on the boards of several companies in India and overseas.
Mr. R Sundararaman
aged 73 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Madras. Mr. Sundararaman has 38 years of experience with the State Bank of India. He retired as a deputy managing director and group executive (A&S) of the bank. Mr. Sundararaman has also been on the board of directors of IndusInd Bank Limited for eight years. He was also a director on the board of BgSE Properties and Securities Limited (formerly known as Bangalore Stock Exchange Limited).
Mr. R S Sharma
aged 65 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. Mr. Sharma holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from Delhi University. He is a qualified cost accountant from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. Mr. Sharma is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Mr. Sharma is the former chairman and managing director of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (“ONGC”). He was also concurrently the chairman of Mangalore Refinery & Petrochemicals Limited and ONGC Videsh Limited from May 2006 to January 2011. Mr. Sharma currently holds the position of Chairman of the Hydrocarbon Committee at FICCI. He is also non-executive chairman of Lloyds Register South West Asia Operations.
Mr. Debabrata Sarkar
aged 62 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. Mr. Debabrata Sarkar holds a master’s degree in commerce from the University of Calcutta. He is a qualified chartered accountant from ICAI, and is a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He is the former chairman and managing director of Union Bank of India and a nominee director of Union KBC Asset Management Company Private Limited. Mr. Sarkar has also been on the board of Star Union Dai-Ichi Life Insurance Company Limited, Allbank Finance Limited, General Insurance Corporation of India.
Ms Bhumika Batra
aged 34 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. Ms. Bhumika Batra holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from DAVV, Indore and a bachelor’s degree in law from Symbiosis Society’s Law College. Ms. Batra is a member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She has 11 years of experience in the field of law and is currently an Associate Partner with M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co. Ms. Bhumika Batra is also on the board of directors of various companies including Team Relocations India Private Limited, Master Voss India Private Limited, Kancor Ingredients Limited and Sharp India Limited.
Mr. Samir Bhatia
aged 52 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. Mr. Bhatia is a chartered accountant and a member of the ICAI. He has several years of experience in the banking and financial services industry, including in building and running wholesale and retail banking businesses. Mr. Bhatia has been with Equifax Credit Information Services Private Limited since October 26, 2009, and has held the position of managing director and chief executive officer. Mr. Bhatia has also held the position of managing director – India and Indian Ocean, Global and Retail Commercial Bank, at Barclays Bank Plc. Mr. Bhatia is the founder and chief executive officer of SMEcorner.com.
Dr. Andreas Biagosch
aged 61 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He was born in Bielefeld, Germany and studied at the Technical University of Munich and the University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, US and holds degrees in mechanical engineering and business administration. Dr. Biagosch retired from McKinsey & Company in July 2012 after 28 years with the Firm. He is a director on the Boards of various companies including Ashok Leyland Limited, Impacting GmbH & Co. KG, Aixtron SE, Wacker Chemie AG and Lurssen MB. He lives in Munich, Germany