Mr. Sajjan Jindal

Chairman & Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director    

Mr. Jindal holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from the Bangalore University. He is also the principal promoter of the Company. Mr. Jindal’s dedication to the cause of a self-reliant India is reflected in the technological innovations that define and set apart each JSW company. Under his leadership, JSW Group over the years has expanded in other core sectors of the economy, such as Steel, Power, infrastructure building and Cement. Today, the JSW Group runs some of the most energy efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing facilities in the country. Mr. Jindal also serves as council member of the Indian Institute of Metals and is also a member of the Executive Committee and Chairman of the Sustainability Committee of World Steel Association, as well as the former President of Institute of Steel Development and Growth.. In 2007, he was named the Ernst and Young ‘Entrepreneur of the Year’ in the manufacturing category. In 2009, he was honoured with the Willy Korf Ken Iverson Steel Vision Award by the American Metal Market & World Steel Dynamics.

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Mr. Seshagiri Rao M.V.S.

Joint Managing Director & Group CFO, Non-Independent Executive Director    

Mr. Seshagiri Rao M.V.S. is the Joint Managing Director & Group CFO for JSW Steel, responsible for overall operations of JSW Steel including Strategy formulations related to business development, expansion of existing businesses, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and Cost management. He possesses rich experience spanning over three decades in Steel Sector and in the areas of Corporate Finance and Banking.  He joined JSW Group in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and has played active role in growth strategies of JSW Group since then. He has been actively involved in all strategic decision making within the group and has over the years grown with JSW Steel progressively shouldering higher responsibilities. Prior to joining JSW Steel he has worked with various reputed organizations in various capacities. Mr.Rao is a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a licentiate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a diploma holder in Business Finance awarded by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.


Dr. Vinod Nowal

Deputy Managing Director, Non-Independent Executive Director    

Dr. Vinod Nowal, Deputy Managing Director, JSW Steel Ltd., was appointed as Director (Commercial) in April 2007 and re-designated as Director & Chief Executive Officer in April 2009. He was subsequently re-designated as the Deputy Managing Director of JSW Steel Ltd. in May 2013. He has been associated with the Group since 1984 and has previously served in various positions. He currently serves as the President of Karnataka Iron and Steel Manufacturers’ Association. He has also previously served as the President of the Bangalore Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Bangalore, President of Tarapur Industrial Manufacturers Associations, Tarapur, Chairman of Manufacturing Task Force Southern Region at ASSOCHAM, member of Manufacturing Task Force constituted by Government of Karnataka, member of a committee under Chief Minister of Karnataka for Employment in the Manufacturing Sector, member of Governing Body of M.S. Ramaiah Institute of Technology, Bangalore, Advisory Member  on board of T John College, Bangalore and member of Advisory Committee of the Center of Excellence in Steel Technology (COEST) at IIT Bombay. Dr. Nowal holds a master’s degree in Business Administration and a Doctorate in Inventory Management. He has also acquired Advanced Management Program (AMP) – a comprehensive executive leadership programme from the prestigious Harvard Business School, Boston, USA.

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Mr. Jayant Acharya

Director (Commercial & Marketing), Non-Independent Executive Director    

Mr. Jayant Acharya, Director (Commercial & Marketing), was appointed as Director (Sales & Marketing) in May 2009 and  was re-designated as Director (Commercial & Marketing) in April 2010. He is also the Co-Chair of the Committee on Steel & Non-Ferrous Metals for Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry.  Mr. Acharya holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering and a master’s degree in Physics from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He also holds a master’s in Business Administration from Indore University. He has over two decades of experience in the steel industry spanning the entire range of flat and long steel products.

Mr. Naveen Raj Singh, IAS

Nominee Director, KSIIDC   

Mr. Naveen Raj Singh, is a Graduate [B.Tech] in Civil Engineering from the University of National Institute of Technology, Kurukshetra, Haryana. He has joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in the year 1998. He has rich experience of working with the State Government and various Corporate Bodies.

He is presently working as the Managing Director of Karnataka State Industrial & Infrastructure Development Corporation Limited [KSIIDC]. He is responsible for spearheading implementation of infrastructure projects including projects on Public Private Partnership [PPP] basis. He is also working as the Managing Director of Mysore Paper Mills, Shimoga.

Mr. Hiromu Oka

Nominee Director, JFE Steel Corpn, Japan   
He is a Japanese National. His education is from the graduate school of engineering Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan. He has a Master of Engineering Degree in the field of Metal Science & Technology. He joined Kawasaki Steel Corporation in April 1980. He was the General Manager of the Steelmaking Dept. at Mitzushima Works in July 2001. He was the General Manager of Kurashiki production control dept. at West Japan Works, JFE Steel Corporation in April 2003. He was the General Manager of the Production Control Dept. at West Japan Works in April 2005. He was Vice President at Chita Works in April 2009. He was the Vice President Assistant General Superintendent of West Japan Works in April 2010. He was the Vice President General Superintendent of West Japan Works in April 2011. He was the Senior Vice President General Superintendent of West Japan Works in April 2012. He is currently the Senior Vice President of Facilities Planning Dept., Technical Cooperation Dept., Corporate Planning Dept., and India JSW Project Team at JFE Steel Corp.

Mr. Malay Mukherjee

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Mr. Malay Mukherjee has over 40 years of experience in a range of technical, commercial and managerial roles in the mining and steel industry. Between October 2009 to 2011, Mr. Mukherjee served as the CEO of the Essar Steel Global, a large integrated steel company in India. Prior to joining Essar Steel, Mr. Mukherjee was a member of the Board of Directors at Arcelor Mittal between 2008 and 2009.Between 2006 and 2008, Mr. Malay Mukherjee served as the Senior Executive Vice President at Arcelor Mittal and a Member of the Group Management Board. He was in charge of mines and operations in Africa, Asia, southern Europe (Bosnia, Macedonia), CIS, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, and also responsible for Stainless Steel, Pipes and Tubes and Technology. He also served as the COO for Mittal Steel Company between 2004 and 2006. He also served as Executive Director of Works at the Bhilai Steel Plant at Steel Authority of India Limited between 1991 and 1992. Mr. Mukherjee is a recipient of the MECON Award from the Indian Institute of Metals. Mr. Mukherjee holds a Master's degree in mining from the USSR State Commission in Moscow and a Bachelor of Science degree from the Indian Institute of Technology in Kharagpur, India. Mr. Mukherjee is a Member of Academy of Natural Sciences Kazakhstan and Life Member in the Indian Institute of Metals. He was awarded a letter of appreciation from the President of Kazakhstan for work rendered in Kazakhstan from 1995 to 1999.

Dr. Vijay Kelkar

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Dr. Vijay Kelkar was appointed on the Board of Directors in January 2010. He has held several key posts in the Government of India, including as Advisor to the Minister of Finance, Finance Secretary, Secretary of Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Chairman of 13th Finance Commission, India, and Chairman of India Development Foundation, in the rank of a Union Cabinet Minister. He has also previously served on several Government Task Forces including as Chairman of the Tariff Commission, Chairman of the Implementation of the Fiscal Responsibility and Budget Management Act. He has served as the Chairman of NSE, and as Chairman (Elect), Forum of Federations, Ottawa, Canada. He has also represented the Government of India on Global Forums as Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh & Bhutan at the International Monetary Fund, Washington D.C., U.S. and has previously served as Director at the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development. Dr. Kelkar holds a B.S. degree from the University of Pune and M.S. Degree from the University of Minnesota (USA). He also holds a Doctorate of Philosophy in Development Economics from the University of California at Berkeley, U.S. He is the recipient of the prestigious “Padma Vibhushan” award in 2011 for his exemplary service to India.

Dr (Mrs) Punita Kumar Sinha

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Dr. (Mrs) Punita Kumar Sinha was appointed on the Board of Directors in October 2012. She is the Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm.  Prior to founding Pacific Paradigm Advisors in 2012, she was Senior Managing Director of Blackstone Group, leading Blackstone Asia Advisors as the business unit head and Chief Investment Officer. Dr.(Mrs.) Punita Kumar Sinha was also the Senior Portfolio Manager for The India Fund (NYSE:IFN), the largest Indian Fund in the US for almost 15 years and The Asia Tigers Fund (NYSE:GRR), and The Asia Opportunities Fund L.P. Dr.(Mrs) more than twenty years of experience in fund management in international and emerging markets. Mrs. Punita Kumar Sinha has a Ph.D. and a Masters in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.  She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.  She also has an MBA and is also a CFA Charter holder. Mrs. Punita Kumar Sinha is a member of the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Charter Member and Board Member of TIE-Boston.

Mr. Kannan Vijayaragavan

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Kannan Vijayaraghavan, is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Certified Management Consultant and Fellow of the Institute of Management Consultants. He is the chairman and founder of Sathguru Management Consultants Pvt Ltd, Hyderabad, a large consultancy and policy advisory firm founded in the year 1985. He is also Partner of DFK International, a worldwide firm of accountants and business advisors, a Visiting Fellow and Faculty, Executive Education, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY and a Regional Coordinator for Cornell University Research Programs in South Asia and South East Asian Region. Over the last twenty six years, he has handled over 300 assignments in the areas of Strategic Planning, Mergers and Acquisitions and Organisational Growth in Emerging Market related Environment. He also has wide exposure to overseas environment with consulting exposure to large Multinational and Emerging National Companies. Global Companies consulted include 20 Fortune 500 Companies, about 100 Mid Cap Enterprises and NASDAQ listed Companies.  He is a member of the International Advisory Committee of AUTM and Honorary President of the Society for Technology Management (STEM), the Indian Association of Technology Management Professionals.

Mr. Haigreve Khaitan

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Mr. Haigreve Khaitan, LLB is a Partner at Khaitan & Co since 1995 and heads the Firm's M&A and Private Equity practice. Haigreve started his career in Litigation and then moved on to specialize in Corporate Law. Mr. Haigreve Khaitan has rich experience in all aspects of Mergers & Acquisitions- due diligence, structuring, documentation involving listed companies, cross border transactions, medium and small businesses etc., in restructuring – such as advice and documentation involving creditors restructuring, sick companies, de-mergers spin-offs, sale of assets etc and Foreign Investment, Joint Ventures and Foreign Collaborations. He advises a range of large Indian Conglomerates and multinational clients in various business sectors including infrastructure, power, telecom, automobiles, steel, software and information technology, retail etc.

Mr. Seturaman Mahalingam

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Mr. Seturaman Mahalingam, a chartered accountant by qualification, began his career as an IT consultant and thereafter played a major role in marketing Tata Consultancy Services (TCS) services across the globe, developing processes and creating large software development centres for the Company. He has held key positions such as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of TCS. Mr. Mahalingam retired from TCS in February 2013 after serving the company for over 42 years. Prior to becoming the Chief Financial Officer in February 2003, Mr.Mahalingam has managed many of the key functions in TCS including Marketing, Operations, Education and Training as well as Human Resources. He managed the company’s operations in London and New York in the early days of TCS’ global journey. Mr.Mahalingam has also been the President of Computer Society of India, The former Chairman of the Southern Region of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), He was also the President of the Institute of Management Consultants of India. Mr. Mahalingam  is the Chairman of CII National Council Task Force on Sector Skills Councils & Employment and was a member of the Tax Administration Reform Commission(TARC) set up by the Government of India under the chairmanship of Dr. Parthasarathi Shome. Mr.Mahalingam was chosen as the best ‘CFO”  in various years by Business Today, International Market Assessment (IMA),  CNBC TV18,  CFO Innovation, Finance Asia and Institutional Investors. In 2012, Treasury & Risk, a US based magazine named him as one of the 16 globally most influential CFOs.