Board of Directors

Mr. Akshay Poddar

(Non Executive Director & Chairman)

Mr. Akshay Poddar is a scion of the renowned Poddar family of Kolkata, promoters of the Adventz Group. The group has a glorious track record of promoting and managing businesses in diversified industries like Fertilizers, Agri-inputs, Heavy Engineering, Process Engineering, Sugar, Consumer Products, Real Estate, Investments and Furniture etc.

Mr. Poddar serves as Director on the Board of various Group Companies. Mr. Poddar is an alumnus of the London School of Economics & Political Science, University of London and graduated with Honours in Accounting & Finance in 1999. Mr. Poddar is also associated as a Member with Indian Chamber of Commerce, Kolkata, Young Leaders Forum (YLF), The Indus Entrepreneurs etc. to name a few.

Mr. R.S. Raghavan

(Managing Director)

Mr. R. S. Raghavan, a Chartered Accountant has a rich and extensive career, spanning over four decades in a wide range of industries including Fertilizers, Chemicals, Steel, Textiles and Electronics. He served as Vice President – Finance at Zuari Industries Limited, which was a Dr. K. K. Birla Group company, listed on NSE and BSE . Later, he served as an Executive Director at Birla Home Finance Limited. He also has rich experience in Merchant Banking activities such as mergers and acquisitions, raising loans etc. He was also associated with renowned companies including Steel Authority of India, Samtel Color Limited and Birla Home Finance Limited at senior positions.

Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia

(Non Executive Independent Director)

Mr. Wadia is a B.A. (Hons) L.L.B. and a practicing Advocate and is currently a partner in Crawford Bayley & Co, Advocates and Solicitors. He has more than 26 years of experience in the legal profession having specialized in corporate matters and mergers and acquisitions.

Mr. L.M. Chandrasekaran

(Non Executive Independent Director)

Mr. L.M. Chandrasekaran is a Gold Medalist in Chemical Engineering (B.Tech) from the University of Madras and also a Post Graduate in Administrative Management from University of Bombay and possessed a vast and varied experience of more than 45 years, covering a wide spectrum of functions such as Production, Technical services, Project Management, Business Development, Factory Operations including Safety, Environment Management, etc. Earlier, he had also been associated as VP-Operations with Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited and VP-Special Projects with Paradeep Phosphates Limited. In December 2006, Mr.Chandrasekaran was honored as an “Outstanding Alumnus” of Coimbatore Institute of Technology, Coimbatore, during its Golden Jubilee Celebrations wherein Dr. Abdul Kalam, the then President of India was the Chief Guest. Mr.Chandrasekaran was also associated with BITS Pilani (Goa Centre) as Adjunct Faculty from 2007 to 2011.

Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee

(Non Executive Independent Director)

Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee, graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata and having rich experience of more than 42 years. He started his career as a Management Trainee with DCM Group in Delhi and worked as Mechanical Engineer with DCM Chemicals and Shriram Chemicals & Fertiliser units at Delhi and Kota, Rajasthan. In 1972, he joined Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd., Goa and worked in various capacities as Project Engineer, Purchasing manager, Maintenance Manager and General Manager Projects and Technical Services. In 1996, he moved to Simon India Ltd., New Delhi (an EPC Company focused on Engineering and Project Execution of Industrial Process Plants) as Director Operations and later became Chief Operating Officer of Simon. He retired from active service in August 2012. Currently, Mr. Chatterjee is acting as an Independent Director on the Boards of multiple group companies.

Mr. Alok Saxena

(Additional / Executive Director– Operations)

Mr. Alok Saxena , is a Sugar Technologist having experience of more than 35 years in field of sugar production, plant operation, project management, safety & environment management, business process restructuring etc. He did his graduation in science from Kumaun University and thereafter he completed Post Graduate Diploma in Sugar Technology from National Sugar Institute, Kanpur. He was topper of his batch and conferred Mahatma Gandhi Gold Medal for the same. Mr. Saxena is having more than 12 years’ experience of heading a sugar plant and associated with GSML as President – Unit Head, from April, 2013. He is also member of council of Sugar Technologist Association of India.

Mr. Vijay Kumar Kathuria

Executive Director – Finance & Commercial

Mr. Vijay Kumar Kathuria, having rich experience of more than 32 years, worked at senior positions in multiple Companies in various fields like Capital Markets, Merchant Banking & Investments Banking, Corporate Advisory Services, Finance, Accounts, Taxation and Audits etc. He is the member of ICAI (The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India), ICSI (The Institute of Company Secretaries of India) and ICWAI (The Institute of Costs & Works Accountants of India).Currently, Mr. Kathuria is acting as Chief Financial Officer of Zuari Global Limited, the holding Company and is also a Director in multiple group companies.

Composition of Committees (effective from 12.06.2020)

Audit Committee:

Mr. L M Chandrasekaran (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Chairman
Mr. R S Raghavan (Executive Director) – Member
Mr. Marco Wadia (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member

Composition of Nomination and Remuneration Committee:

Mr. Marco Wadia (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Chairman
Mr. Akshay Poddar (Non-Executive Director) – Member
Mr. L M Chandrasekaran (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member

Composition of Stakeholders Relationship Committee:

Mr. L M Chandrasekaran (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Chairman
Mr. R S Raghavan (Executive Director) – Member
Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member

Composition of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee:

Mr. R S Raghavan (Executive Director) – Chairman
Mr. L M Chandrasekaran (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. Bhaskar Chatterjee (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. Alok Saxena (Executive Director – Operations) – Member

Composition of Finance & Corporate Affairs Committee:

Mr. R S Raghavan (Executive Director) – Chairman
Mr. Marco Wadia (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. L M Chandrasekaran (Non-Executive Independent Director) – Member
Mr. Vijay Kumar Kathuria (Executive Director) – Member