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Directors' Profile

Meet Our Directors and Visit their Profiles who Build the Road to success, their contribution to India Power

Hemant Kanoria – Chairman

Shri Hemant Kanoria has over 33 years of experience in industry, trade and financial services. He has held the position of Chairman of FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure and is presently Council Member of Indo-German Chamber of Commerce. He has been on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management (IIM) - Kolkata, was a Member of Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India and had served as President of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce.



Raghav Raj Kanoria - Managing Director

Raghav Raj Kanoria

Shri Raghav Raj Kanoria holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce with experience in Power and Finance Industry. He is presently the Chairman of Infrastructure Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Chairperson of East & North East Regional Council of The Indo-Canadian Business Chamber, Member of Task Force - Electricity Distribution, Government of Rajasthan and Managing Committee Member of Bengal Chamber of Commerce.



Sunil Kanoria

Shri Sunil Kanoria is the Immediate Past President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India (ASSOCHAM), Member of the Central Direct Taxes Advisory Committee and the Governing body member of the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC). In addition to holding other responsibilities, he also held the prestigious post as Member of the Working Group on Construction for the Tenth Five Year Plan (2002-07) of Planning Commission, Government of India and has served as President of Merchants' Chamber of Commerce, Federation of Indian Hire Purchase Association (FIHPA) and Hire Purchase & Lease Association (HPLA).



Amit Kiran Deb

Shri Amit Kiran Deb is an Masters Degree holder in Political Science from Allahabad University and had joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in year 1971 assigned then to the West Bengal Cadre. Thereafter, he had served the Government in various critical departments and portfolios, including being the District Magistrate in Darjeeling and Midnapore, Commissioner-cum-Secretary, Education and Social Welfare Dept., Govt. of Tripura, Joint Secretary, Cabinet Secretariat and Joint Secretary, Department of Electronics and had also represented Government of India in GATT negotiations in services in Geneva. Thereafter, he had held several key positions in Government of West Bengal like Special Secretary, Power Department, Principal Secretary, Information and Cultural Affairs Department, Principal Secretary to Chief Minister, West Bengal, Home Secretary, Government of West Bengal before retiring as Chief Secretary, Government of West Bengal.



Debi Prasad Patra

Shri Debi Prasad Patra IAS (Retd.) holds a Master Degree in Political Science from Delhi University. Shri Patra joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1979 and was assigned to the West Bengal Cadre and thereafter had a distinguished period spanning 24 years in Government wherein he had held several key portfolios including the post of Under Secretary, Home Department, District Magistrate of Darjeeling and South 24 Parganas, Director of Industries, Managing Director, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation and Secretary, Information Technology. Shri Patra took voluntary retirement from Government services in year 2003 and from then has continued to enrich the Board of various reputed companies. Shri Patra currently is the Executive Chairman of MCC PTA India Corp. Pvt. Ltd. (MCPI), the leading Japanese FDI in India and Member of the Board of various other power companies like India Power Corporation Limited and India Power Corporation (Haldia) Limited.



Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Jyoti Poddar is a commerce graduate having rich experience of 25 years as an industrialist with interests in multifarious sectors like tea gardens, real estate and power. Shri Poddar has handled the entire Indian & Sri Lankan operations in solar business for Shell Solar Ltd., Netherland and is actively involved towards contributing to the green energy mission of the country by way of setting up solar photovoltaic cell manufacturing unit and other power projects in India.



Nand Gopal Khaitan

Shri Nand Gopal Khaitan is an Attorney-At-Law, Advocate and Notary Public, practicing in the Hon’ble High Courts and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India and is a Senior Partner of Khaitan & Co., a leading law firm in India. Shri Khaitan passed his Attorneyship Examination from the Calcutta High Court in the year 1974 and stood first in the Preliminary, Intermediate and Final Examinations and was awarded Bell Chamber's Gold Medal by the Incorporated Law Society, High Court, Calcutta. He is a Notary Public appointed by the Govt. of India and is a Committee Member of FICCI, New Delhi, President of Indian Council of Arbitration, New Delhi, Executive Committee Member of Bharat Chamber of Commerce, Executive Committee Member of Mahadevi Birla Girls’ Higher Secondary School and Executive Committee Member of The Agri-Horticultural Society of India, among holding honorary and executive membership in other esteemed Chambers and corporate bodies.



Tantra Narayan Thakur

Shri Tantra Narayan Thakur is the Former Chairman cum Managing Director of PTC India Ltd & PTC India Financial Services Ltd.He is also the Former Chairman of PTC Energy Limited.He has 40 years of experience in Power Sector,Treasury Management & Financial Management.



A.K.Goswami

Shri A.K. Goswami has 40 years of working experience in India and Abroad. He has worked as Executive Director and Vice President in Indian and multinational companies. He has earlier worked as Commissioned Officer in Indian Air Force. He has attended Technical and Management course at Air Force Technical College at Bangalore and Commanders Course at Air Force Administrative College at Coimbatore.He is a recipient of Commendation from Air Officer Commanding in Chief for excellence of service.

Shri A.K. Goswami, a District, State and National Scholar, is an Engineer and MBA. He is member of different societies and a Chartered Engineer.

Shri Goswami is the Whole Time Director of the Company.



S Sundareshan

Shri S.Sundareshan is an IAS officer (1976 Batch) and holds a MBA Degree from the University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He also holds a Masters Degree in Arts from the University of Bombay. He has held senior positions of responsibility in the Government of India and the Government of Kerala over a period of last 38 years. He has held positions like the District Magistrate, Managing Director of the Kerala Fisheries Corporation and Managing Director of the Kerala Milk Marketing Federation.From 1990 to 1993, he was in the Ministry of Commerce as Joint Chief Controller of Imports and Exports. During 1996 to 1999, he was Joint Secretary in the Department of Economic Affairs in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He was also incharge of the Disinvestment Programme of the Government. During 1999 to 2002, Shri Sundareshan was seconded as Minister (Economic and Commercial) in the Embassy of India at Tokyo, Japan.

In 2005, Shri Sundareshan was chosen to be the Chairman of the Forward Market Commission in Bombay.From 2007 to 2011, Shri Sundareshan was Additional Secretary, Special Secretary and Secretary in the Ministry of the Petroleum and Natural Gas.He was also on the Boards of Indian Oil Corporation, Oil and Natural Gas Corporation and Gas Authority of India Limited. He was also Chairman of the Petronet LNG Limited. His last assignment was as a Secretary, Department of Heavy Industry. This involved supervision of the functioning of 36 Public Sector Enterprises including BHEL.



Dipali Khanna

Smt. Dipali Khanna is a MA (History) from Delhi University, M.Sc. (National Security) from National Defence College and has also completed a Certificate Course (Cost & Management Accountancy) from Institute of Cost & Works Accountants. Smt. Khanna, a former officer of the Indian Railway Accounts Service (1976 batch), currently working as the CEO of the Indira Gandhi National Centre of Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi. Prior to her joining the IGNCA, Smt. Khanna worked in various capacities in the realm of Finance Administration during her years of the civil service. She has worked as Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor for various Ministries, including the Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Ministry of Culture/Tourism, Ministry of Law & Justice, National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Defence, Railway Board and Ministry of Power.

She also served actively on the boards of four large Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) under the Ministry of Defence (HAL, MDL, GRSE & GSL), two PSUs under the Ministry of Power (NEEPCO & THDC), one PSU each under Ministry of Tourism (ITDC) and Ministry of Information & Broadcasting (NFDC).

COMPOSITION OF VARIOUS COMMITTEES OF BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Audit Committee

“Shareholders’/Investors’ Grievance and Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee”

Shri Amit Kiran Deb, Chairman

Shri Hemant Kanoria, Chairman

Shri Sunil Kanoria

Shri Raghav Raj Kanoria

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Nand Gopal Khaitan

Shri Debi Prasad Patra 

Shri Debi Prasad Patra

 

Shri S Sundareshan

 

 

Risk Management Committee

Shri Tantra Narayan Thakur, Chairman

Shri Hemant Kanoria

Shri Raghav Raj Kanoria

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Asok Kumar Goswami

Shri Debi Prasad Patra

Shri Amit Kiran Deb

 

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

Shri Nand Gopal Khaitan, Chairman

Shri Hemant Kanoria

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Amit Kiran Deb

Shri Debi Prasad Patra

 

Committee of Director

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Shri Hemant Kanoria, Chairman

Shri Hemant Kanoria, Chairman

Shri Sunil Kanoria

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

Shri Raghav Raj Kanoria

Shri Amit Kiran Deb

Shri Jyoti Kumar Poddar

 

Shri Asok Kumar Goswami

 



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