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. 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.
/ MR. BHUPENDRA SINGH SAKLANI
Mr. Bhupendra Singh Saklani has been appointed on the Board of the Company as an Additioanl Wholetime Direcor w.e.f. 31st January, 2020. Mr. Saklani has a great work exposure and vast experience of more than 35 years in the Tea Industry. He has been associated with the Tea Industry since 1985.He began his career with Goodrickes and served there for 18 years where he planted more than 200 hectare of young tea. Thereafter he joined Assam Company India Limited in the year 2003 and was associated with the organization for 16 years.
/ 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