Board of Directors
Yogendra Kumar Modi - Executive Chairman
He is the founder of the Company and has been associated with it since its incorporation in 1992. He holds a bachelors degree in textile engineering from the University of Punjab. He has collaborated with world leaders in technology and contributed to the economic development of India for nearly five decades. He has conceived, implemented, and operated several large projects in the areas of industrial chemicals, cement, textiles, electronics, and auto components. He was a member of the Dean's Council at the John F. Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University, USA. A prominent industry spokesman, he's a member of the following prestigious National and International bodies:
- Past President, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
- Member of Executive Committee, FICCI
- Member of Standing Advisory Committee, FICCI
- Past Member of Executive Board of International Chamber of Commerce (ICC), Paris
- Member of ICC CEO Forum, ICC Paris
- Past President, ICC India
- Member of Governing Body, International Labour Organization
- Board Member of Management, International Organisation of Employers
- Vice Chairman, Confederation of Asia Pacific Employers
Prashant Modi - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
He has been associated with the Company and our Promoter Group companies since 1996. He is responsible for day-to-day operations of the Company and supervised our Company's efforts in relation to the listing of our Company's GDRs at the Alternate Investment Market in the London Stock Exchange in 2005 and 2006, and thereafter shifting them to the main board of the London Stock Exchange in May 2010. He has received a degree in Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, USA with a major in finance. He has also undertaken executive education courses from Harvard Business School, USA, one in finance and another on launching new ventures. He is currently undertaking the renowned "Owner President Management Program" at Harvard Business School. He's a member of the following prestigious National and International bodies:
- National Executive Committee of the Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)
- Environment Task Force Committee, FICCI
- Chairman of the Unconventional Hydrocarbon Resources Task Force Committee, FICCI
- Commission on Environment and Energy, International Chamber of Commerce, Paris (ICC)
- Task Force of Energy, ICC
- Past President, ICC India
- Europe One Chapter, Young Presidents' Organisation (YPO)
Gurvirendra Singh Talwar (Rana Talwar) - Non-Executive & Independent Director
He is the founding Chairman and Managing partner of Sabre Capital worldwide, a private equity and investment company focused on financial services. He was previously Chairman of Centurion Bank of Punjab in India and non-executive Director Fortis Group (Belgium and Netherlands), Schlumberger Ltd. and Pearson PLC. Before that he was associated with Standard Chartered PLC as Group Chief Executive and worked with Citigroup in various senior positions. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons.) degree in Economics from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.
Ashok Jha - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Ashok Jha, an IAS officer of the 1969 batch, had held senior positions in India's State and Central Government apparatus. He was Finance Secretary to Government of India and was also India's alternate Governor in the World Bank and the Asian Development Bank (ADB). After retiring from the Government, he served as the Executive President of Hyundai Motor India Ltd. for two years and later on joined MCX Stock Exchange Limited (MCX), an affiliate of Financial Technologies India Limited as Chairman since August 1, 2009.
S. Sundareshan - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr S. Sundareshan obtained a Masters degree in arts from Mumbai University and holds a MBA from University of Leeds, United Kingdom. He joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1976 and belonged to the Kerala Cadre. He served as Secretary in the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, and the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises. He was a member on the Board of Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Ltd. (ONGC), GAIL India Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation Ltd., and the Chairman of Petronet LNG Ltd. He has held several other senior and prominent positions in the Government of India and in the State Government of Kerala.
Sushil Kumar Roongta - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Roongta holds a degree in Bachelor of Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management-International Trade from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi. He is a Fellow of the All India Management Association. He is currently the Non-Executive Chairman of Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd. and Talwandi Sabo Power Ltd. (Vedanta Ltd. group companies). Prior to that he was the Executive Chairman of Steel Authority of India Ltd. from 2006-2010, during which period its ranking moved up to 2nd position (from 17th) in the World-Class Steelmaker Rankings.
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