Mr. S.R. Ramakrishnan, Chairman, graduated in mechanical engineering in 1956 from the Engineering College, Anantapur He also undertook a course in Metallurgy and Business Management from the Carnegie Institute of Technology, Pittsburgh He has over 50 years of experience in the steel industry. He has previously worked with the Steel Authority of India Limited in various capacities, including as the commercial director on the board. He worked in the Bhilai Steel Plant from 1981 to 1984. He has also served as an advisor to the C.K. Birla Group. He has been on the Board since May 14, 2005 and was reappointed by the shareholders at the AGM held on June 11, 2007.
Mr. M Amjat Shariff, Joint Managing Director, is a Post Graduate in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He has over 30 years of experience in project execution, sales, marketing and corporate planning. He also has experience in design and installation of hi-tech projects for a variety of industrial applications in the areas of fertilizer, chemical, ferrous and non-ferrous metals and other industries. He has specialized in core sector, executing and management of projects, particularly in industries like steel, copper and power.
Mr. Vishal Gupta, Director at BVP India in Mumbai, joined BVP India in 2006 and
focuses on investments in energy, financial services, healthcare services and infrastructure.
Vishal is currently on the board of Indian Energy Exchange, India’s largest power exchange; ongrid solar developer Kiran Energy, merchant power leader Ind Barath; Spanco Power Distribution a private utility focused on power distribution franchisee; NetAmbit, one of India’s largest financial products distributor; HFFC, focused on affordable housing mortgages; MediAssist; India’s leading third party administrator. He also is involved in Bessemer’s investment in Shriram City Union Finance, Shriram EPC, Motilal Oswal and Orient Green Power.
Prior to joining BVP India, Vishal was a senior manager in the treasurer’s office at Reliance Group, Vishal helped the firm establish a private-equity fund that invested in such companies as Celebrity Fashions, Adlabs, and other firms in the healthcare and financial-services sectors. Previously, he served as an executive assistant to the CEO of a joint venture of HCL Tech and Deutsche Bank in India.
Vishal holds an M.B.A from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is a chartered accountant and has a B.A. in commerce from GS College, where he was ranked one of the top 750 students in the country. He is also a member of Mensa and has been a nationally-ranked table tennis player.
Mr. R. Sundararajan, Director, graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from the Jadhavpur University, Calcutta. Further, he completed his Master of Business Administration degree from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also a Chartered Engineer and Associate of the Insurance Institute of India. He has experience of over 30 years in the pharmaceutical industry. Prior to joining our Company, he was the Executive Director -Operations and later the Executive Vice President-Strategic Business Planning of Matrix Laboratories Limited. He is currently an advisor to various companies including Shriram Financial Services Holdings Private Limited, Shriram Fortune Solutions Limited, Rambal Limited. He was appointed by the Board at the meeting held on October 22, 2005 and was reappointed by the shareholders at the AGM held on September 30, 2006.
Mr. P D Karandikar, Director aged 60 years is an IAS (Retd.) with an experience of over 3 decades. He has held several senior position as the Managing Director / CEO of Maharashtra Industrial Development Corporation, SICOM Ltd., Maharashtra State Road Development Corporation, etc., He had also served as a Director on a number of PSUs of State and Central government including Nuclear Power Corporation, Uranium Corporation of India, Heavy Water Board, Indian Rare Earths Limited, Electronic Corporation of India etc., He is currently serving as the Corporate Advisor for esteemed Groups like Mahindra & Mahindra, Finolex etc.,
Mrs. Chandra Ramesh ,54, is an FCA, ACS, AICWA, PGDM (IIM-A) and LICENTIATE IN INSURANCE. She started her professional journey with
IDL Chemicals Ltd., a part of the Swedish Nobel Group in the areas of Cost and Management Accounting, budgeting and systems. She moved over to TAFE Ltd. as Executive assistant to the Chairman of the
Amalgamations Group and thereafter had a stint with
Tamilnad Hospitals Ltd. as Vice President Finance and Company Secretary where she handled the IPO of the NRI doctors promoted company and tied up the complete project finance with Financial Institutions. Her next move was to
India Securities Ltd. an Essar Group Company where her job profile included Investment banking, lease / HP Financing, project counseling and Advisory services, corporate secretarial functions, etc.
Bitten by the entrepreneurial bug, she started off as an independent financial consultant under the brand name of C.R. Financial Consultants. As a logical extension to the consultancy, she took membership in the Bangalore Stock Exchange and also promoted C.R. Finance & Securities (P) Ltd. in 1994 and obtained membership of National Stock Exchange.
She was the Managing Director and CEO of Bharat Re-Insurance Brokers (P) Ltd., till August 2008 and was actively involved in the insurance and re-insurance broking space with extensive international networking and exposure. She also has in depth exposure in direct insurance broking as CEO of Armour Consultants (P) Ltd.
Mrs. Chandra Ramesh was co-opted as an additional director on the Board of IFIN (IFCI Financial Services Ltd., a subsidiary of IFCI Ltd.) and appointed as the Managing Director of IFIN with effect from 1st September, 2008 when C R Finance & Securities (P) Ltd. promoted by her was merged with IFIN. As Managing Director of IFIN, she had, in three years, grown the company from one branch to over 50 branches, from nil sub-brokers to over 350, from 1000 clients to 25000 and from 12 Institutional empanelment to over 60 . With a Pan-India presence, IFIN established itself as one of the leading players in the industry. She resigned from IFIN in December, 2011.
She then established Procap Financial Services (P) Ltd. In February, 2012 which is into stock broking, investment advisory and corporate insurance advisory. She has over the last decade taken a deep interest in technical analysis of the equity markets and has extensively researched the Indian stock and commodity markets.
She was till recently on the Board of Helios and Matheson Information Technology Limited as an independent director and continues to be a Director in Bharat Re-Insurance Brokers (P) Ltd as an independent Director and a promoter Director of Procap Financial Services (P) Ltd. and Procap Commodities (P) Ltd.
Mr. T Shivaraman, Managing Director & CEO, is a graduate in Chemical Engineering and a post graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras. He started his career as a management trainee at ICI India Limited with its fertilizer plant in Kanpur and has over 20 years of experience in plant operations and project engineering. He has been involved in engineering, procurement and construction business since 1992. He has experience in technical handling of projects and is overall in-charge of technology and technical collaborations with domestic and foreign partners.
Mr.Sunil Kolangara, Director has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Chennai and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.,Sunil has been with UTI Ventures since 2003. He brings with him over 17 years of experience in capital markets with extensive knowledge of corporate finance and fund management, along with a keen understanding of the technology sector. As an investment principal, Sunil is responsible for sourcing deals and also represents the funds on the boards of several portfolio companies. Formerly with Infosys Technologies, as a Principal Consultant in the financial securities domain, he has also worked with UTI Mutual Fund for close to a decade in credit rating, primary market investments and as an offshore fund manager of the India IT Fund.
Mr. S Krishnamurthy, Director aged about 70 years is a professional and senior Banker with extensive experience of over 4 decades with the Reserve Bank of India and Commercial Banks. Mr. S Krishnamurthy was the Chairman and CEO of Tamilnad Mercantile Bank, Tuticorin for over 5 years and has served as General Manager (Vigilance & Inspection/Audit) with Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai for 5 years. Mr. S Krishnamurthy was Banking Ombudsman, Chennai for around two years. He is currently on the Board of Take Solutions Ltd, Chennai and M/s. Shriram City Union Finance Ltd.,
Mr.S.BAPU An M.Sc. in Mathematics, Mr. Bapu is associated with the Shriram Group
from 2002 onwards.
He was a Member, Central Administrative Tribunal and has also been the Chief Commissioner of Income Tax