About Us

Management Team

Board of Directors

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Misra( Chairman )

Mr. Pradeep Kumar has been appointed as an Additional Independent Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Company w.e.f. 29th September 2016. Born on 1st July 1953 in Varanasi. Mr. Misra is an alumni of St Xavier's from the batch of 1969. After a Post Graduate degree with high honors in Economics from the renowned Delhi School of Economics, he taught Economics in the Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University, before joining the IAS.

After joining the IAS in 1976, he worked in the State of Uttar Pradesh, his allotted cadre, in the field and District level and was District Magistrate Etah District. He worked for about 3-1/2 years in the late 1980s as Director, Tourism and Managing Director, U.P. Tourism Development Corporation before moving to the Centre in late 1989 as Director in the Ministry of Surface Transport, where he held important positions in the Ports and Shipping sectors.

Thereafter, he worked in the State of U.P. as Registrar of Cooperative Societies, Sales Tax Commissioner and Secretary Finance, Government of U.P. In addition, he has worked at the State level in diverse fields which include Industrial Finance, Health & Education.

From 1998 to 2003, he worked as Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Defence, Government of India, where he acquired expertise on national security issues & geopolitics. He was responsible for acquisitions of equipment for the Air Force and Navy and acquired a deep insight into these processes.

In 2007, Mr. Misra was appointed as Establishment Officer & Additional Secretary, Government of India and Secretary of the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet, which considers appointments to the top jobs in the Central Government, Public Sector Undertakings, Banks, Financial Institutions and Autonomous Organizations of the Central Government. In this capacity, his role was to advise the Appointments Committee of the Cabinet on these key appointments.

From 1st September 2010 to 15th January 2012, Mr. Misra was Secretary, Steel, Government of India. As a helmsman of the Steel Ministry in India, he was responsible for nurturing its growth and dynamism in an era of high growth in the sector. In this capacity, he was actively involved in shaping the policies which will ensure the ambitious capacity expansion plans of the Indian Steel companies both in the public and private sector. He helped the steel industry to acquire iron ore and coal mines in India and abroad.

Mr. Misra was Secretary, Department of Personnel & Training, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions from16th January 2012 till his superannuation on 31st July 2013 In this capacity he was responsible for the personnel and training policies and anti-corruption activities of the Central Govt.

Mr. Misra was a keen athlete in School & College & represented Delhi state in the Nationals in 1971. He was an avid mountaineer & took part in three major expeditions including to ‘Trishul' in the Himalayas. He was invited to the Institute of Directors as a distinguished fellow & has also earned many other awards & accolades in his long & distinguish career. St Stephens College from where he graduated also honored him in 2013 as a Distinguished Stephenian.

Areas of specialization

  •  Defence

  •  Steel and Mining

Mr. Rajkumar Khanna( Director )

Mr.R.K.Khanna , Independent Director is a Graduate in Management - Finance and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing & Sales Management from FMS, Delhi University and has done Certification Course in Infrastructure & Housing Finance from Wharton School of Management, USA. He has rich experience in Financial Management and Banking operations and served as Dy.Chief of Finance in National Building Construction Corporation Limited, New Delhi. In his long stint of 25 years with HUDCO, he held senior Management positions viz. Executive Director and Sr.Executive Director and contributed for the business development of Western/Eastern/North Eastern Zones.

Mr. Umang Kejriwal( Director )

Mr. Umang Kejriwal, , is a non- executive-non independent Director of your Company. He has been a member of the Board since Company’s inception . He is a commerce graduate from Calcutta University. Mr. Kejriwal has 41 years of experience in steel & pipe manufacturing industry. From 1972 to 1975, he was actively engaged in the sale of products of Electrosteel Castings Limited (ECL). He was appointed as an executive director of ECL in 1975 and subsequently became the deputy managing director in 1979. Since 1981 he is acting as the managing director of ECL.

Mr. Rama Shankar Singh( Wholetime Director )

Mr. Rama Shankar Singh, Wholetime Director of the Company, is a B.Tech graduate in Mining Engineering from the Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He is a registered member of professional Societies/ Institution in Indian Mine Managers Association-IMMA and Member of the Mining, Geological, and Metallurgical Institute of India - MMGI.

He is having 44 years of experience in the planning, design and construction of Mines projects and also in the operation and maintenance of Mines. He has specialised experience in construction and maintenance of infrastructure, cross country pipe line, large volumes road and aerial transport.

Mr. Lalit Kumar Singhi( Director )

Mr. Lalit Kr Singhi is Non Independent Non Executive Director of the Company. He started his business career in aluminum industry in the year 1979 and has over 31 years of experience in aluminum trading. From 1991 to 2005, Mr Singhi handled the consignment agency of Hindalco under the flagship of his own Company, where he was looking after the sales of aluminum products of Hindalco for the entire eastern region of India. From 1982 to till date, he is been engaged in the export business of garments to the European Countries. He is also involved in importing the wireless communication system for the Indian Army.

Mr. Jinendra Kumar Jain( Director )

Mr. Jinendra Kumar Jain is Independent Director of the Company. He is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is a member of 'Institute of Chartered Accountants of India', 'Direct Taxes Professional Association' and 'Association of Corporate Advisors & Executives Views Exchange'. Mr Jain is currently a practicing Chartered Accountant and has more than 36 years of experience in the field of Audit and Taxation. In his professional career he had also gained immense experience for the audit of manufacturing, trading and service Companies including Non-Banking Financial Companies, Listed Companies and Public Sector units.

Mr. Sunil V Diwakar( Director )

Mr. Sunil V Diwakar, is a Non Executive and Non Independent Director of the Company. He holds a Master's degree in Production Technology from IIT, Madras and diploma in International Management from IMI, New Delhi.

He is Senior Managing Partner at IL&FS Investment Managers Limited (IIML). He has one of the longest careers in the Indian private equity industry of over 23 years. In addition, he has also worked in the aeronautical engineering industry for three and a half years.

Mr. Naresh Pachisia( Director )

Mr. Naresh Pachisia, is an Independent Director of the Company. He is a commerce graduate and is a certified financial planner. Mr. Pachisia has been in capital markets for more than 28 years and has experience in equity research and broking, portfolio management, merchant banking and financial planning. He is also the promoter and managing director of SKP Securities Limited, which is listed on Bombay Stock Exchange.

Mr. Devaprasad Mozumder( Nominee Director )

Mr. Devaprasad Mozumder last served as Chief General Manager of State Bank of India (SBI) heading SBI's Medium and Small Enterprises Business Unit. He was with SBI since 1976. During his years in SBI, he has worked in a range of assignments both in India and abroad. In India he has worked in various business viz. Retail, Commercial, Merchant Banking as well as infrastructure Project Finance. The other critical positions held by him in SBI include General Manager of branch Networks in New Delhi and Jharkhand, Deputy General Manager of Mid Corporate Group for Orissa and Vice President for Loans and Investments in Ozaka, Japan. In SBI, Mr. Mozumder had been an integral part of the teams laying down credit policy and procedure and strategies of credit risk management. He is a Physics graduate from Calcutta University and was among all-India top ten rank holders in National Science Talent Search. He has completed programmes on Risk Management techniques at New York Institute of Finance (a Financial Times company) on Strategy Planning at Darden School of Business, University of Virginia and on Corporate Debt Restructuring at World Bank. He is currently involved in running a Kumon after school learning centre in Pune.

Ms. Jayantika Ganguly( Additional Independent Director )

Ms. Jayantika Ganguly is a lawyer associated with Khaitan & Co, LLP and has an experience of over eight years in corporate laws. She specializes in banking, project finance and corporate transactions and has handled assignments in varied sectors such as roads, oil and gas, energy, infrastructure and aviation across multiple jurisdictions. She is an alumnus of the West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences also a member of its Industry-Academia Panel.

Composition of Board Committees

Audit Committee

  1. Mr Raj Kumar Khanna, Chairman
  2. Mr Naresh Pachisia
  3. Mr Rama Shankar Singh

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

  1. Mr Jinendra Kumar Jain, Chairman
  2. Mr Lalit Kumar Singhi
  3. Mr Naresh Pachisia

Stakeholders' Relationship Committee

  1. Mr Lalit Kumar Singhi, Chairman
  2. Mr Naresh Pachisia
  3. Mr Rama Shankar Singh

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

  1. Mr Lalit Kumar Singhi, Chairman
  2. Mr Naresh Pachisia
  3. Mr Rama Shankar Singh