Mr. Amit Kiran Deb
Independent Director & Chairman
Mr. Nand Gopal Khaitan
Mr. Tantra Narayan Thakur
Ms. Dipali Khanna
Mr. Debi Prasad Patra
Mr. Jyoti Kumar Poddar
Mr. Raghav Raj Kanoria
Mr. Somesh Dasgupta
Whole Time Director
Mr. Amit Kiran Deb holds a Master’s Degree in
Political Science from Allahabad University. He
joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year
1971 and was assigned to the West Bengal cadre.
Thereafter, he 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 Department, Government 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 and many more.
Mr. 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., one of the largest law firms in India.
He has worked on a number of transactions including arbitration, civil and commercial litigation, competition and anti-trust law, corporate law, demergers, infrastructure projects, intellectual property, mergers and acquisitions, project finance, real estate, restructuring and taxation. As the President of Indian Council of Arbitration, Committee Member of Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry and Vice President of Bharat Chamber of Commerce, he regularly participates as a key speaker on subjects pertaining to different branches of law.
Mr. Tantra Narayan Thakur has over 40 years of
experience in Power Sector, Treasury Management
& Financial Management. He is the Former
Chairman cum Managing Director of PTC India
Limited & PTC India Financial Services Limited.
He is also the Former Chairman of PTC Energy Limited. He has been instrumental for setting up of first Power Exchange in India. He was a Member of the Management Board of TERI University and a Faculty of the Faculty of Management Services of Delhi University. He was also a Member of the Advisory Board of TERI for a number of years and was Member of the Finance Committee of Jawahar Lal Nehru University.
Ms. Dipali Khanna holds Masters Degree in History
from Delhi University, M.Sc. (National Security)
from National Defence College and has completed
a Certificate Course (Cost & Management
Accountancy). She is a former officer of the Indian
Railway Accounts Service and has worked as the
CEO of the Indira Gandhi National Centre of
Arts (IGNCA), New Delhi.
Prior to her joining IGNCA, she has worked in various capacities in the realm of Finance and Administration during her years of civil service. She also served 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).
Mr. Debi Prasad Patra holds a Master’s Degree in Political Science from Delhi University. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in the year 1979 assigned then to the West Bengal Cadre and thereafter had a distinguished period spanning over 24 years in Government wherein he held several key portfolios including 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
Mr. Jyoti Kumar Poddar has rich experience as an industrialist with interests in multifarious sectors like tea gardens, real estate and power. He has handled the entire Indian & Sri Lankan operations in solar business for Shell Solar Limited, Netherlands 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.
Mr. Raghav Raj Kanoria has eight years of experience in power and financial services sector. 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.
Mr.Somesh Dasgupta, an energy sector specialist has over three decades of experience
in the Power & Utility sector. He is currently the Whole-time Director & The Corporate
Compliance Responsibility Officer at India Power Corporation Limited, one of the leading
Power Utilities in the country. He oversees the company’s strategic functions like
Government Relations,Corporate Affairs, Public Relations & Branding, Business
Development, Industrial Relations & Corporate Administration.
Mr.Dasgupta presently is holding the position of the Chairman of Energy & Power Committee of ASSOCHAM Regional Council and the Chairperson of the Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industries – People Management Committee. He is also a distinguished Member of West Bengal Labour Welfare Board and a Member of the Governing body of the West Bengal State Productivity Council. He is in the Executive Committee of Employers’ Federation of India and is a Member of the Central Board of Workers Education, Govt. of India.
Mr. Dasgupta is a Graduate in Mechanical Engineering and a Post Graduate in Human Resource Management and holds a Certification in Total Quality Management from BITS, Sweden.
Mr. Asok Kumar Goswami
Group Head – New Initiatives
Mr. Prashant Kapoor
Senior Vice President- Company Secretary & Group Head
Mr. Amit Poddar
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Argha Ghosh
Vice President (Risk & Audit)
Mr. Sanjeev Sinha
President IT and Digitalization
Mr. Asok Kumar Goswami has more than 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.
Mr. Prashant Kapoor comes with vast and rich experience of over 17 years and his core competencies are in the area of compliance of Listing Agreements of the Stock Exchanges, Corporate Governance, Meetings of Board & its Committees, preparation for IPO etc. He also has legal experience in Joint Venture Agreements, Sale Deeds, SLAs, Master Service Agreement with Governments, MOUs with Banks, Credit Appraisal and several other matters.
He is heading the Secretarial Department of the Company. Earlier he was associated with Sahaj e- Village Limited, Balmer Lawrie & Company Ltd, Indian Marine Freight Container Manufacturing Limited and Balmer Lawrie Investments Limited etc. Immediately prior to joining the Company, he was with BMA Wealth Creators Limited.
Mr. Prashant Kapoor is a professionally qualified C.S. and B.Com(Hons)
Mr. Amit Poddar is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, having 18 years of experience. He has proven expertise in the areas of Accounting, Audit, Taxation, Handling of Mergers, Acquisitions, Business Restructuring, Revenue Accounting, Budget & Profitability Planning. Prior to joining the Company in the year 2012 he has worked with renowned companies like Raymond Limited, Whirlpool, Tata Teleservices Ltd.
Mr.Argha Ghosh is a risk and audit specialist with twenty two years of post qualification experience. He has worked on Risks and Control Assurance, Internal Audits, Compliance Audits, Management Audits, SOX Compliance and Business Process Reviews across industries.
He has spent fifteen years of his professional career with the Big Four firm PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), including six years at their West London office of Uxbridge. Before joining India Power, he was working with GMR Group at Bangalore. He has also worked with SIFY Ltd., ITC Ltd. and Ernst & Young (E&Y) in India.
He is a Chartered Accountant (ACA) and Cost Accountant (CMA) from India and is a Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from Illinois (USA).
Mr Sanjeev Sinha is President – IT & Digitalization and leads all digital initiatives of the company. He is a graduate from IIT Kharagpur and an MBA from Georgia State University USA. He also completed MDP on project management at IIM Calcutta.
During his 29 year experience, he has worked in several industries in India and US. He has been winner of top 100 Eminent CIO of India 2019 & 2020. He writes for several technical magazines in India and his articles have been well accepted by the industries.
Mr Sinha is also a member of IT Committee of Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Governing Council at a leading Business school and Council member of CIO Klub (Kolkata Chapter).