Mr. Rajesh Ranjan Jha (DIN-07715246) – Non-executive Chairman
Mr. Rajesh Ranjan Jha is currently working as Vice President – Engineering & Projects. He has done BE (Mechanical) and MBA in Finance and Marketing. Mr. Jha joined Tata Steel as a Graduate Trainee in July 1990 and worked in the Engineering division (CE&DD). He then moved to JAPCOL (a joint venture of Tata Steel & Tata Power) in the Finance and Accounts department. He later moved to Stewarts & Lloyds of India Ltd., as President (July 1997 to Dec 2005), where he was involved in running the operations, and worked on Diversification and International projects. Thereafter he worked with Tata Projects Ltd., as Business Head (Metal & Minerals) and Executive-in-Charge (Eastern Region). In August 2008, he was transferred back to Tata Steel as Executive-in-Charge, Growth Shop. In October 2012, he was promoted as Dy. Vice President Engineering. In April 2014, he was re-designated as Vice President Engineering, TSK. Since April 2017, he is designated as Vice President – Engineering & Projects, the position he currently holds.
Mr. Ranaveer Sinha (DIN-00103398) – Independent Director
Mr Ranaveer Sinha (Aged-64 years) is retired from the position of Managing Director of Tata Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd., a joint-venture between Tata Motors and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co. Ltd. of Japan. Under his leadership, the company has grown to become India’s foremost construction equipment company and has been recognized by being awarded the JRD QV Business Excellence Award from the Tata Group and also the Business Excellence Award Advanced Level by Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance.
Since March 2013, he has been Member of the Board of Governors, XLRI. He was also the Chairman of Serviplem SA and Comoplesa Lebrero SA, Spain, and North Baryval Special Vehicles (NBSV) in China, the companies that have been acquired by Tata Hitachi.
He also serves on the CII National Council on Skill Development; Capital Goods & Affirmative Action.
Mr. Dipankar Chatterji (DIN- 00031256) – Independent Director
Mr Dipankar Chatterji (Aged-70) is a commerce graduate and a practicing Chartered Accountant with around 45 years of experience in auditing and taxation.
He is also on the Boards of companies including Hindustan National Glass & Industries Limited, West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Limited, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Company Ltd, Peerless Financial Services Ltd, The Peerless General Finance & Investment Company Limited, Nicco Ventures Limited and on the Board of other several private companies. He was also the Chairman of Eastern India Regional Council of the ICAI.
Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara (DIN -00004485) – Independent Director
Mr. Sabyasachi Hajara (Aged -66) has served as the Chairman of the Board and Managing Director of The Shipping Corporation of India Limited from September 2005 to December 31, 2012. He is an influential figure in worldwide shipping industry. He was ranked among the top 100 influential personalities in the global shipping industry in 2010 by TradeWinds and Lloyd’s List.
He served as a Director of Personnel and Administration at Shipping Corporation of India since February 2001 until September 2005 and served as its Executive Officer. He has been a Director of Sethusamudram Corporation Ltd. he also served as Director of Indian Register of Shipping and The Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association (Bermuda) Limited.
He served as a Director at The Shipping Corporation of India Limited from 2001 to December 31, 2012. He is also experienced in marketing, chartering, import operations, liner conference bilateral matters and commercial operations in liner, bulk and tanker. He is presently on the Board of Dolphin Offshore Enterprises (India) Ltd, Adani Petronet (Dahej) Port Pvt Ltd., TM International Logistics Ltd, Texmaco Rail and Engineering Ltd, Dolphin Offshore Shipping Ltd, etc.
Ms. Neera Saggi (DIN-00501029) – Independent Director
Ms. Neera Saggi (Aged-62) is an ex-IAS Officer. She took VRS as Principal Secretary, Government of West Bengal in 2008. Thereafter, she was CEO of L&T Seawoods Pvt Ltd till September 2014. She has wide and rich experience by virtue of being Development Commissioner, SEEPZ; Deputy Chairman, Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust; Secretary to Governor of West Bangal; Commissioner, Health & Family Welfare, Govt of WB; Chief Executive, Calcutta Improvement Trust; Managing Director, West Bengal Small Scale Industries Corporation, etc.
She is presently on the Board of GE T&D India Ltd, Swaraj Engines Ltd, GE Power India Ltd., Mahindra Heavy Engines Ltd, Tata Projects Ltd, Tata Realty and Infrastructure Ltd and Maithon Power Ltd.
Mr. Vinayak Deshpande (DIN-00036827) –Non- Executive Additional Director
Mr. Vinayak Kashinath Deshpande is presently the Managing Director of Tata Projects Limited. He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering (1980) from IIT, Kharagpur, having over 36 years of work experience in different roles, in diverse industries; starting with the design and sales of boilers and captive power plants at Thermax, to industrial automation and process controls at Tata Honeywell.
At Tata Honeywell, he was the Managing Director of its India business for five years till 2004-05, wherein he grew the company’s operations pan India, to achieve about 300% growth. Thereafter he had a successful stint as the Executive President (Operations) of Tata Teleservices.
Mr. Deshpande took charge as Managing Director of Tata Projects in July, 2011. Since then Tata Projects has doubled its turnover, and achieved all-round excellence in its business of Industrial Infrastructure. In 2014-15, he had been instrumental in diversifying the company’s business in `Urban Infrastructure’ and ‘Civil & Environment sectors’, wherein the company has won projects to build Urban Metro systems and High Rise buildings. In 2015-16 the company diversified in `Smart Cities’ subsequently winning an order for Smart Lighting in Pune City. In 2016-17 the company bagged its first order for River Rejuvenation in Jaipur.
Under his mentorship, Tata Projects has been voted consecutively for the last 5 years as `India’s Most Admired’ and `Fastest Growing Construction Company’ by `Construction World’ journal. Mr. Deshpande too was voted as the Infrastructure Person of the Year for 2016-17. This year, Tata Projects also featured amongst `Economic Times Best Infrastructure Brands’. The Company was also awarded by EPC World for `Outstanding Contribution in Power T&D’& `Infrastructure’. `Dun & Bradstreet’ too has listed Tata Projects amongst Top 10 Infra Companies in 2016.
Mr.R Ranganath –Non- Executive Additional Director
Mr. R Ranganath, VP Finance (India & South East Asia), Tata Steel India Ltd is responsible for the Financial Accounting, Taxation as well as Reporting and Consolidation of the Tata Steel Group. Prior to joining Tata Steel, he worked in Cairn Energy India Ltd, as Director Finance and was holding the additional charge of CIO. He also worked in Bharat Petroleum in different roles in Finance and Non-Finance. His work experience spans for more than twenty-eight years. He has led the implementation of several strategic initiatives in Finance and Marketing. He has extensive experience in leading Transformation Processes leveraging Information Technology. He was involved in Organisational Restructuring, SAP driven BPR, Strategy Conceptualisation and Execution for nearly ten years. In Tata Steel, he is responsible for implementation of the Companies Act, 2013. His responsibilities include Accounting Operations of the Company spread across multiple locations in the Country involving diverse operations ranging from Mining, Manufacturing and Trading. He takes care of consolidated Accounts incorporating financials of over seventy Companies in various parts of the world, reporting of Financials conforming to both IFRS and IGAAP. In addition to this, he is also responsible for instituting and monitoring necessary internal and system controls, compliance with various statutes to ensure minimum risk exposure to the Company and ensuring presentation of true and fair financials by constant review of policies.
Mr. Sumit Shubhadarshan joined Tata Steel Ltd in 1994. He has worked in various functions in TataSteel - Tubes Division Accounts, Total Operational Performance Program, Managing Director’s office, Strategy and Planning, Project Financein Chhattisgarh project, Capital Planning& Procurement Accounts, Budgeting & Construction Planning, Engineering & Projects and Group Investment Management. In September, 2017, he was deputed to TRF Ltd. as Vice President (Commercial). Mr Shubhadarshan is a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He has completed One year General Management Program from XLRI, Jamshedpur and General Management Program from CEDEP, France. He has participated in the Masterclass for Directors by Institute of Directors. Mr Shubhadarshan likes to read books and listening to music.