BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Executive Vice Chairman
Mr. S Nagarajan
aged 69 years, is the Whole-Time Director, designated as the Executive Vice Chairman of our Company. He is a chartered accountant and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountant of India (“ICAI”) and a company secretary and member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (“ICSI”). Mr. Nagarajan has over 45 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 46 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, Ashok Leyland Technologies Limited formerly known as Nissan Ashok Leyland Technologies Limited, Ashok Leyland Vehicles Limited formerly known as Ashok Leyland Nissan Vehicles Limited and Ashley Powertrain Limited formerly known as 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 51 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 various industries. He is presently 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 58 years, is a Non-executive Director of our Company. He 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 54 years, is a non-executive 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 vice-president. He has also served on the boards of several companies in India and overseas.
Mr. R Sundararaman
aged 75 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 67 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 a Senior Advisor in McKinsey & Co.
Mr. Debabrata Sarkar
aged 64 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 Asset Management Company Limited formerly known as 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. Manju Agarwal,
aged 60 years, is an Additional Director (Independent) of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in arts from the University of Allahabad. She is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Ms. Manju Agarwal has experience of over 34 years in the banking sector. She was the deputy managing director (digital banking and new businesses) of State Bank of India, wherein she was responsible for rolling out new digital initiatives in the bank, debit card strategies, acquiring business, transit solutions, transaction banking business and government business. She has also held the post of the deputy managing director and chief operating officer, corporate office.
Dr. Andreas Biagosch
aged 63 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. Dr. Biagosch holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Technical University, Munich. He has many years of experience in the field of consultancy. Dr. Biagosch was employed with McKinsey and Co. for several years. Dr. Biagosch is currently also on the board of directors of various companies including Ashok Leyland Limited, Wacker Chemie AG, Luissen MB, Aixtron SE and Impacting I GmBh & Co. KG.