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Board of Directors

Shri Harsh V. Lodha (Chairman)

An eminent Chartered Accountant who has served various committees and working groups set up by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Indian Chambers of Commerce, Kolkata; Department of Company Affairs, Government of India; Reserve Bank of India; apart from being a member of the Accounting Standards Board set up by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and alternate member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards set up by Government of India. He has handled professional advisory assignments in various fields and has been involved in various Trusts, Educational and Cultural Institutions.

Shri S .K. Misra

Retired Senior IAS Officer who had served as Secretary to the Govt. of India including Principal Secretary to the Prime Minister. As the Secretary (Tourism) for the Government of India, he was responsible for initiating the Suraj Kund Crafts Mela, which has now recognised as an international event.

As Development Commissioner (Handlooms), he initiated the setting up of National Institute of Fashion Technology. Appointed as the Director General, Festivals of India, in France, USA, the then Soviet Union and Japan where he show cased very comprehensively India’s rich cultural traditions in the fields of visual and performing arts, theatre, exhibitions relating to design, textiles and achievements in the scientific field, film retrospectives and academic exchanges.

He held the position of Emeritus Vice Chairman in “The Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage” (INTACH). After leaving INTACH, he has launched a new organisation called ‘The Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development’ which has become a Member of the International National Trusts Organisation (INTO).

In 2009, the President of India conferred on him the prestigious Padma Bhushan award, for his rendering distinguished services in the fields of Civil Service and Tourism.

Shri D. R. Bansal

Company executive having rich and varied experience of over 5 decades in various facets of cable and other industries including in the field of administration, production and marketing.

His strength includes strong relationship management, international alliances/tie ups and business development. He is actively associated with various cable industry forums in India & abroad and also served at the helm of all renowned power & telecommunication cables industry association(s) in India for several years.

Shri Pracheta Majumdar

Mechanical Engineer and Management Advisor by profession, possesses more than 45 years of rich and varied experience in diverse fields viz. design & project management of chemicals, petrochemicals & fertilizer plants and setting up of large Greenfield projects. He spearheaded setting up of large projects both in India and abroad including an international joint venture project with a large US based multinational.

Held the position of Managing Director at Ceat Tyres Ltd. and was on the Supervisory Board of RPG Group. Worked for about 12 years in Project and Manufacturing Department of Hindustan Unilever Ltd.(HUL). At the time of leaving, held the position of manufacturing head of the then largest plant of HUL.

He joined Birla Corporation Ltd. in 2003 as an Independent Director and now he holds the position of Wholetime Director designated as the Chief Management Advisor of Birla Corporation Ltd.

Shri Shiv Dayal Kapoor

Passed his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering from Banaras Hindu University and MBA from University of Leeds, U.K. Mr.S.D.Kapoor has over 45 years of rich experience in the minerals and metals industry.

He served as the Chairman of MMTC Limited and Neelanchal Ispat Nigam Ltd. and was also on the Board of many renowned Public Sector Enterprises. He is a recipient of the Best Chief Executive Gold Award-Rajiv Ratna National Award 2005 and Top CEO of the year Award 2000 - Indian Institute of Marketing & Management.

Smt. Kiran Aggarwal

Smt. Kiran Aggarwal is a retired Senior IAS Officer (1964 batch) who had served as Secretary to the Government of India, Principal Adviser [Planning Commission] and Additional Secretary in Department of Administrative Reforms and Public Grievances, Ministry of Personnel, Public Grievances and Pensions.

She has rendered distinguished services in the Department of Women and Child Development, Ministry of Urban Affairs and Employment, Department of Urban Employment & Poverty Alleviation, etc.

Shri Dilip Ganesh Karnik

Shri Dilip Ganesh Karnik, aged about 67 years, has completed Bachelor of Science from University of Pune in the year 1969 and is a Gold medalist in Law from University of Pune. He was a Practicing Advocate from 1972 to 2001 and was elevated as Additional Judge of Hon’ble Bombay High Court on October 12, 2001 and thereafter sworn in as a permanent Judge on October 4, 2004. He retired on May 9, 2012 and is presently practicing as Arbitrator and Legal Consultant.

Shri Priya Shankar Dasgupta

Shri Priya Shankar Dasgupta has been engaged in the practice of Corporate Law since 1978. After a long stint with the India’s foremost Corporate Law Firm J.B. Dadachanji & Co. for over 15 years, he founded in 1992 his own Law Firm, New Delhi Law Offices, offering full spectrum of services in the areas of strategic investments both in and outbound, entry strategy, mergers, acquisitions and restructuring, consolidation and liquidation, finance, securities and capital markets, infrastructure, technology transfer, anti-dumping and real estate. Shri Priya Shankar Dasgupta is a specialist, inter alia, in structuring and negotiation of Joint Ventures and Foreign Collaborations & devising entry strategies. As New Delhi Law Offices acquired a substantial global presence, it was repositioned and rechristened as Asia Law Offices (ALO) effective from November, 2020.

He is also actively associated with leading Educational Institutes serving as Promoter /Director on DPS – Dubai and Sharjah in UAE and Jodhpur in India and regularly advising several leading corporates in Nepal, UAE and Kenia.

Smt. Rashmi Dhariwal

Smt. Rashmi Dhariwal holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts from Lady Shriram College, University of Delhi securing second position in the University. Post that she secured the Attorney-of-law degree from the Calcutta High Court with a gold medal in the year 1978 and was thereafter enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar council of West Bengal and then Maharashtra. She was also enrolled as a member of the Bombay Incorporated Law Society. She has also practised as an Advocate-on-record in the Supreme Court.

She has worked in leading firms in India including, Khaitan & Co., both in Calcutta and Delhi, Mulla and Mulla, Mumbai and also in the Philippines.

She has varied experience in the field of Conveyancing, Contracts and litigation. She was also on the panel for the State of Gujarat. She is currently Chairman of a hospitality focused company running restaurants in India. She is also an Independent Director with RJ Corp Limited, Varun Beverages Ltd. and Devyani International Limited. She is also a trustee of a registered charitable trust, Prayatn.

Shri Y. S. Lodha (Managing Director)

Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also an Associate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India having vast knowledge and rich & varied Corporate experience of more than 30 years in the various cable companies all belonging to M.P. Birla Group.