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Mr Rajiv Agarwal, Managing Director and CEO

Mr Agarwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost and Works Accountant and Company Secretary and has over 25 years of rich and varied experience in industries like Retail, BPO, Telecom, Manmade fibres, Shipping and Logistics., and has successfully led businesses as CEO since 1992, mainly in telecom services and shipping, logistics and ports sectors.

Mr Agarwal was the CEO of Modi Champion during 1992-94 and Joint Managing Director of Modi Korea Telecom during 1994-97. He joined the Essar Group in 1997 as Chief Operating Officer in Essar Telecom. Mr Agarwal has served on the Boards of public listed companies in India and the United States. He has held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Executive Director on the Board of this Company during 1998-2002.

Mr Agarwal was the President of IndoRama Synthetics Limited during 2002-2004. He held the position of CEO and Director of The Mobile Store Limited and created a well-recognised and strong Indian telecom brand in just two years.

Mr Agarwal has won a series of accolades and awards including CEO of the Year Award – 2009 Asia Retail Congress; Retail Professional of the Year: 2008 at Franchise India; and Best Retailer in Telecom Segment – over two years at the India Retail Forum.

Mr Agarwal is also a Director on the boards of various other Indian companies.

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Mr K K Sinha, Chief Executive Officer

Mr Sinha has done his B.Sc (Engg) in Mechanical Engineering from BIT, Sindri and has obtained his Masters in Business Administration from FMS, University of Delhi.

Mr Sinha has over 32 years experience with industry majors such as Petronet India Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation and Bokaro Steel Ltd.

Prior to joining Essar, he was Managing Director at Petronet India Ltd, a position he held since 2000.

Mr Sinha has served Indian Oil Corporation for over 27 years in various capacities. As Executive Director, he was responsible for implementation of the entire pipeline project of IOC.

Mr Sinha is also a Director on the boards of various other Indian companies.

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Mr V G Raghavan, Independent Director

Shri. Raghavan is a Commerce Graduate from Loyola College, Chennai. Shri. Raghavan is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Shri. Raghavan brings a wealth of experience in Indian and global financial markets. He was associated with the State Bank of India, Chennai, as Credit Officer in charge of Corporate Finance, for seven years.

He has considerable experience in domestic banking and the international syndicated loan market.

Shri. Raghavan is also a Director on the Board of various other public limited companies.

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Mr Dilip J. Thakkar, Director

Mr Thakkar, a practicing Chartered Accountant since last 46 years, is a Partner of Jayantilal Thakkar & Co. and Jayantilal Thakkar Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai. MrThakkar has vast experience in the fields of Accounts, Finance, Taxation, FEMA etc.

Mr Thakkar is also a Director on the boards of various Indian public limited companies.

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Mr P. K. Srivastava, Independent Director

Mr Srivastava has done his M.Sc. (Physics) from the University of Lucknow and M.A. (Management Studies) from University of Leeds (UK) and has been consistently placed in First Class / Distinction in academics.

Mr Srivastava has a rich experience of 45 years in various commercial organisations in India and abroad (mainly Public Sector undertakings in India and in Saudi Arabia).He was Director on the Board of Shipping Corporation of India Ltd for 15 years and 10 years as the Chairman and Managing Director of the company, which is a group "A" Public Sector Undertaking with an annual turnover in excess of USD 1 billion.

Mr Srivastava then joined Emirates Trading Agency L.L.C., Dubai, UAE, as Group Advisor (Trading & Shipping Division). He was responsible for the overall management of large business enterprises mainly in the fields of Shipping, Oil Transportation and Infrastructure Development.

Mr Srivastava was the President of the Indian National Shipowners' Association and the Association of Multimodal Transport Operators of India.

He was also the Chairman of Irano-Hind Shipping Company Ltd and Indian National Committee of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) and Member of ABS and its council. He was also a Director on the Board of Steamship Mutual Underwriting Association Ltd (SMUL), London; Indian Register of Shipping; and Cochin Shipyard Ltd. He also held the position of Chairman of India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Ceylon Conference. Mr Srivastava was also a member of the Institute of Public Enterprises, Hyderabad, Board of Governors and World Maritime University and National Shipping Board.

Mr Srivastava is currently a Director on the board of Essar Ports Limited, Vadinar Oil Terminal Limited and Essar Bulk Terminal Limited.

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Ms S Gayathri, Director

 

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