BOARD OF DIRECTORS
/ MR. ABHIRAM KASTUR SHETH
Mr Abhiram Kastur Sheth aged 39, is the Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. He is a qualified Bachelors of Science in Business Administration and also completed his General Management with focus on Finance and Computer.
He is currently involved in his family business and Focusing in Residential Real Estate Development and Finance related activities.
He has also worked as an independent consultant to the Mutual Fund Department of Ventura Securities Ltd, Mumbai.
/ MR. ARUP KUMAR CHOWDHURI
Mr Arup Kumar Chowhuri aged 67, is the Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. He is a commerce graduate from St Anthony's College, Shillong.
He was an instrumental in moving Mysore Agro Chemical Co. Pvt Ltd (MACPL) from Mangalore to Kolkata with a manufacturing facility in West Bengal. Currently he is the Managing Director of MACPL and his main activity is concerned on the organic chemicals, pulverizing minerals etc.
He was also nominated by Govt of Assam to give advisory service on Agriculture. He was also in the agriculture committee of CII (eastern region) and is currently the president of the Planters Society of Eastern India.
Mr Akhil Kumar Ruia, aged 37, is the Wholetime and Non Independent Director of our Company. He holds an MBA degree from the University of California at Berkeley, U.S.A and Master Degree in Management from the London School of Economics, U.K. He is currently looking after the Company as a whole.
He has his expertise in Specific Functional Areas of Finance, Administration and General Corporate Affairs.
/ MR. AKHIL KUMAR RUIA
/ MR. ANIL KUMAR RUIA
Mr Anil Kumar Ruia, aged 63, is the Non Executive and Non Independent Director – Chairman of our Company. He holds a law degree from King’s College, London and is a chartered accountant from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has received an Honarary Doctorate from the University of Manchester. His business activities involve importation, distribution and conversion of textiles products and have his expertise in Specific Functional Areas of Administration and General Corporate Affairs. He is also involved in philanthropic, social and charitable activities for social cause.He is engaged in the business of growing, manufacture and sale of black tea.
Mr Ruia has many external interests involving organizations in community, business, educational and charitable affairs. He is currently the chairman of the Board of Governors of the University of Manchester, a Board Member of Higher Education Funding Council in England (“Hefce”) and until recently a Board Member of Arts Council England. In the past Mr Ruia was a Board Member of the North West Development Agency, the Manchester Asian Business Forum, M2002 Limited, National Museums Liverpool, The Manchester Grammar School and The Commonwealth Film Festival together with a non-executive directorship at Granada Television Limited.
In October 2002, he was elected as the President of the Manchester Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was awarded an OBE in January 2001 for services to business, and is a past High Sherriff of Greater Manchester.
Mrs. Sucharita Basu De, aged 43, is the Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. She holds a degree in law affiliated to Bar Council of West Bengal Incorporated Law Society, Kolkata. Her key areas of practice are Corporate, Real Estate and Trust Laws.
She has extensive work experience in commercial and corporate agreements, joint venture and financing transactions, merger & acquisition, real estate, trust laws, securities laws, litigation and testamentary advices and has led and been involved in numerous transactions involving the above.
She advises a range of large Indian and multinational clients in various business sectors including infrastructure, real estate, power, carbon credit, finance, banking, telecom, automobile, engineering, steel, cement, agriculture and agri‐products, software and information technology, retail, services.
/ MRS. SUCHARITA BASU DE
/ MR. SUDEEP KUMAR AHLUWALIA
Mr Sudeep Kumar Ahluwalia, aged 54, is the Wholetime Director & KMP of our Company. He is an alumnus of St. Edmunds College, Shilong. He has rich experience of 35 years in the Tea Industry. He had been entrusted with the charge of our Dhoedaam Tea Estate and also assists our Visiting Agent on operational and administrative matters.
Mr. Ahluwalia has held the position of the Vice Chairman of the ABITA Doomdooma circle and was also President of the Thakurbari Planter's Club.
/ MR. RAGHAV LALL
Mr Raghav Lall aged 65, is the Non-Executive and Additional Director of our Company. Mr Raghav Lall is a qualified MBA in management studies from Delhi University and a bachelor in honours.
Mr. Raghav Lall has great work experience in Finance and Business Management and wide experience of Tea Industry. He has been there in the Tea Industry since 1986 and has exposure of more than 36 years in this.
/ MR. MONOJIT DASGUPTA
Mr. Dasgupta is having sound exposure of Tea Industry since past four decades.
He had served for Indian Tea Association as Secretary General in early 1980s and then promoted to CEO from 2004 to 2015.
He had also, officially represented the Tea Industry in several Delegations including at the Inter- Governmental Group on Tea forum constituted under the Food & Agriculture Organisation (FAO), headquartered in Rome.
Presently, he is serving as the Senior Advisor Federation of All India Tea Traders Association (FAITTA), also he holds the office of Director in M/s. STEWART HOLL (INDIA) LIMITED from 07.03.2017