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Board of Directors

Mr. Yadupati Singhania

Chairman and Managing Director
  • Helped to evolve India's cement industry for over three decades;
  • Played a pivotal role in the introduction of international quality white cement in India;
  • Director of the Employers Association of Northern India and Chancellor of Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur
  • President of Kanpur Productivity Council and member of the Board of Governors of the National Council for Cement and Building Material and Jodhpur Chamber of Commerce;
  • Member of the Managing Committee of Cement Manufacturers Association;
  • Deeply involved in social entrepreneurship; Member of Rotary Club;

Smt.Sushila Devi

Non Executive, Non Independent Director (Graduate of Arts)
  • Scion of renowned Jalan family representing Surajmall Nagarmall group, famous industrial house.
  • Having keen interest in industry and commerce.
  • A Member of Managing Committee of Seth Anandram Jaipuria School, Kanpur, President of Juari Devi Girls Inter College, Kanpur and President of Juari Devi Girls Post Graduate College, Kanpur.
  • Has been actively associated with programmes for welfare and upliftment of economically weaker sections, children and women and also with religious activities.
  • Acting as Director of M/s. Yadu International Ltd. and M/s. G.H.Securities Limited.

Mr. Achintya Karati

Non-Executive Independent Director(Law Graduate from Calcutta University)
  • Served as Senior Advisor to ICICI Securities Limited and also with ICICI Prudential Life Insurance Company Limited;
  • Vast experience in finance and legal affairs, spanning over three decades;
  • Diverse expertise across commercial, legal and secretarial matters;
  • Retired as Country Head, Government and Institutional Solutions Group, ICICI Bank Limited (erstwhile Industrial Credit and Investment Corporation of India Limited) in March 2004;
  • Served as Deputy Zonal Manager (North) and Head of Major Client Group (North) in ICICI Limited;

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Mr. Jayant Narayan Godbole

Non-Executive Independent Director(B.Tech (Hons) from IIT Mumbai, Certificate in Financial Management)
  • Possesses more than 4 decades rich experience in the field of conceiving, implementing and operating mega projects abroad;
  • He functioned as Chairman and Managing Director of IDBI in 2005 at the time of retirement. During his stints with IDBI and IIBI he was responsible for Corporate Finance, restructuring and rehabilitation of sick units, Venture capital, merchant banking and investors' relation;
  • Stabilised the Corporate Debt Restructuring (CDR) mechanism in India as the Chairman of an Empowered Group;

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Mr. K. N. Khandelwal

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director(Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant)
  • Served as President (Finance and Accounts) of Jaykay Enterprises Limited;
  • Commenced his career with J.K. Synthetics Limited in 1969;

Dr. K. B. Agarwal

Non-Executive Independent Director(Graduate of Law, PhD, ICWA and CS)
  • Rich experience in Finance, Accounts and Capital Market;
  • Former President of Merchants' Chamber of U.P. and U.P. Stock Exchange Limited . Associated with FICCI and ASSOCHAM, and was also involved with various Government committees;

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Mr. Paul Hugentobler

Non-Executive Non-Independent Director (Civil Engineer & Degree in Economic Science)
  • A Swiss national, he Joined Holcim Group Support Ltd as Project Manager in 1980
  • He is graduated in Civil Engineering from Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and Economic Science from Graduate School of Economics and Business of St. Gallen.
  • Served as Holcim Ltd Area Manager for the Asia Pacific Region
  • From 1999 to 2000, he also served as CEO of Siam City Cement (Public) Company Limited, headquartered in Bangkok, Thailand and till now he continues to be a Director.
  • Until his retirement in February 2014, he was appointed as a member of the Executive Committee at Holcim Ltd with the responsibility for South Asia and ASEAN except the Philippines
  • He joined J.K. Cement Ltd as a Director w.e.f 17th May, 2014.

Mr. Raj Kumar Lohia

Non-Executive Independent Director(Bachelor of Arts in Economics)
  • A leading industrialist of Kanpur
  • 3 decades of rich experience in commerce and industry;
  • Director of the Company since 2004 and also on the Board of other companies;
  • Recipient of several awards including the Excellence Award 2005 for contribution in the field of entrepreneurship;

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Mr. Suparas Bhandari

Non-Executive Independent Director(Graduate of Science and Law)
  • Founder Chairman and Managing Director of Agriculture Insurance Company of India Limited with extensive insurance industry experience for more than four decades
  • Served as the General Manager of Oriental Insurance Company of India Limited and Assistant General Manager of United Insurance Company of India Limited

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Mr.Shyam Lal Bansal

Non-Executive Independent Director (M.Com from Delhi University, B.Com from Shri Ram College of Commerce, New Delhi, and CA (Inter))
  • Possess 39 Years of vast experience in the field of Banking and Finance in Public Sector Banks
  • Superannuated as Chairman & Managing Director from Oriental Bank of Commerce
  • Actively involved as an Executive Director in The Financial Inclusion Plan of United Bank of India in the Whole of West Bengal and North East, as part of the Bank's responsibility as SLBC convener in Tripura and West Bengal and Lead Bank responsibility in 10 districts in Assam.
  • Acting as Independent Director in NIIT Institute of Finance, Banking and Insurance Training Limited and IL & FS Tamil Nadu Power Company Limited.
  • Contributing value addition through vast knowledge and experience to Educational and Commercial Organization.

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