Our Management Team
When management leads by example, the whole company follows. Our leadership includes visionaries in the field, whose optimism and confidence about the future makes employees work with enthusiasm and energy.
This is our Management team.
Mr. Sajjan Jindal
Chairman and Managing 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 power generation, infrastructure building and cement manufacturing. Today, the JSW Group runs some of the most energy efficient and eco-friendly manufacturing facilities in the country.
Mr. Parth Jindal
Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director
Mr. Parth Jindal, earned his MBA from Harvard Business School in 2016 and his Bachelor in Arts in Economics and Political Science from Brown University in 2012. Mr. Jindal joined the $22 Bn JSW Group in 2012, prior to which he spent 2 years working abroad, starting with a hedge fund in New York before spending considerable time in Japan working for JFE Steel.Upon joining the JSW Group, Mr. Parth Jindal was appointed as an Economic Analyst within the Group’s Corporate Strategy team to lead all strategic projects. He was instrumental in devising a new retail strategy for JSW Steel and additionally took up the challenging task of turning around some of JSW Group’s loss-making entities where he continues to remain involved namely, JSW Cement and JSW Steel USA.
Presently, Mr. Parth Jindal is the Managing Director of JSW Cement Limited, Managing Director of JSW Paints Private Limited, Founder of JSW Sports and is the Chairman and Co-Owner of IPL team Delhi Capitals. Under his stewardship, JSW Sports was honored with the “Rashtriya Khel Protsahan Puruskar 2018”, by the President of India, for Encouragement to Sports through Corporate Social Responsibility. He is the youngest Business Leader on the ‘2019 Economic Times 40 under Forty’ list, ‘GQ’s 50 Most Influential Young Indians for 2018’ and felicitated by News24 as 2018 Youth Icon for his contribution to the Nation.
Mr. Sharad Mahendra
Joint Managing Director & CEO
Mr. Sharad Mahendra, aged 57 years, has completed his B. E. in Mechanical Engineering from NIT, Allahabad and brings with him 33 years of rich experience in organizational strategy, driving business growth, execution, sales and marketing, and people development across steel, power, chemicals as well as automobile sectors. He has worked with the JSW Group for 15 years.
Immediately prior to this appointment, Mr. Mahendra was the CEO of JSW Steel Coated Products Limited (a 100% subsidiary of JSW Steel Limited). His term was marked by successful project execution to expand capacities organically, as well as acquisition and integration of two assets. The business witnessed a sharp volume growth as well as market share gains under his leadership.
Earlier, Mr. Mahendra had joined JSW Energy Limited as the Chief Operating Officer (Energy Business) in 2017 where he led the power sales, mining, corporate commercial, legal, coal procurement, regulatory and corporate affairs functions. In 2019 he was appointed as a Whole-time Director of the Company. During this stint with JSW Energy, he was instrumental in ground-breaking of the greenfield Kutehr hydroelectric project as well as various efficiency and performance improvement initiatives across the operating thermal and hydro assets. He was also closely involved in building organizational capability and laying the foundation for the business to diversify into renewable energy. In 2020, he left JSW Energy to join as CEO of JSW Steel Coated Products Limited.
In the past, Mr. Mahendra has been on the Board of APL Apollo Tubes Limited and has worked with Phillips Carbon Black Limited, JSW Steel Limited, Escorts Limited, Yamaha Motors Limited in various capacities.
Mr. Pritesh Vinay
Director ( Finance )
Mr. Pritesh Vinay is a B.E. (Computer Science & Engineering) from Bihar Institute of Technology, Sindri and Master of Management Studies (Finance) from Sydenham Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai University.
He has around 22 years of rich and varied professional experience across Corporate Finance, Fund Raising (both onshore and offshore), Investor Relations, M&A and Equity Research, having worked with reputed Indian and Multinational corporations.
He has worked with the JSW Group for over 10 years and prior to JSW Energy, he was Vice President – Corporate Finance with JSW Steel Limited and Head – Group Investor Relations for the JSW Group. Prior to the JSW group, he worked with Goldman Sachs (India) Securities Private Limited and the Aditya Birla Group.
Mr. Ashok Ramachandran
Whole-time Director & COO
Mr. Ashok Ramachandran is a Master of Engineering (Industrial Engineering) from Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia and a Bachelor of Engineering (Instrumentation & Control Engineering) from University of Madras, S.R.M Engineering College, Chennai.
Mr. Ramachandran brings with him over 18 years of rich and varied professional experience in leading business in mature markets to fast growing developing markets. His achievements include developing and coaching talent, creating and driving strategy, sales management, end to end successful P&L Management and achieving results in varied markets and environments.
He has been the President & CEO at Schindler India from July 2018 onwards. From 2016 to 2018, he was the Managing Director, Antah Schindler Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur and from 2012 to 2016, he was the Managing Director, Jardine Schindler Vietnam, Vietnam.
He was appointed as the youngest CEO in Schindler Worldwide and one of the youngest MNC CEO in India.
He was awarded ET 40 under Forty by Economic Times in 2019.
His other interests include motivational speaking and mentoring.
Ms. Rupa Devi Singh
Ms. Rupa Devi Singh has completed her B.Sc. & LL.B. from the University of Delhi and is also a Certified Associate, Indian Institute of Bankers.
Ms. Singh was the founder MD & CEO of Power Exchange India Limited as well as an Independent Director & later, the Non-executive (Part-Time) Chairman of DCB Bank Limited. Her repertoire of experience spanning 4 decades includes commercial & investment banking with SBI and strategic consulting & overseas marketing with CRISIL. She has strong credentials as an infrastructure and structured finance specialist, being involved in many new initiatives in the Indian infrastructure sector since 1999. Ms. Singh has a long standing experience as an Independent Director on the Boards of other reputed companies in financial as well as energy sector.
Mr. Sunil Goyal
Mr. Sunil Goyal, a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, is the Founder and Managing Partner of Kreston SGCO Advisors LLP and the Founder and Mentor of SGCO & Co., a well-known accountancy firm based in Mumbai. Mr. Goyal leads a team of more than 300 professionals in his group and is a former member of the Global Board of Kreston International Limited, UK, headquartered in London.
With 33 years of experience, Mr. Goyal specialises in the field of financial and business consultancy with core strengths in funds raising, business restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, strategic alliances and capital markets. Mr. Goyal is also on the Boards of other reputed companies.
Mr. Munesh Khanna
Mr. Munesh Khanna has over 30 years of experience in the corporate advisory and financial services domain. He is a CA, ex-Country Head of NM Rothschilds & Sons and is an experienced Investment Banker, a Board Member and an Advisor to many companies.
As a corporate advisory professional, Mr. Khanna specializes in providing strategic advice to corporates, businesses, owners and seniors managers for enhancing the value of their businesses through initiatives such as, raising resources from Capital Markets and Private Equity, Mergers & Acquisitions, divestitures and corporate restructuring.
He has worked closely with large conglomerates, mid-sized companies as well as with start-ups. Since 2018, Mr. Khanna is a Director in Backbay Advisors Private Limited, a strategy advisory and investment banking firm.
Mr. Khanna brings to the board extensive advisory experience across a variety of industries and ownership structures, in the areas of strategic thinking, corporate finance, financing and structuring. In addition, he has a large network of relationships across industry, professional and financial services, regulators and promoters.
Mr. Rajeev Sharma
Mr. Rajeev Sharma is a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering, Master’s in Engineering from University of Roorkee and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Delhi.
Mr. Sharma has more than 35 years’ of experience across the power sector value chain as acquired during his association with Energy Efficiency Services Limited, Power Finance Corporation Limited, Rural Electrification Corporation Limited, Power Grid Corporation of India Limited and Ministry of Power & Central Electricity Authority. He has more than 11 years of experience at the Board level, with more than 8 years as the Chairman and Managing Director.
He has strong technical and financial expertise in the power sector given his varied experience in implementing, monitoring and stress resolution of projects / schemes including implementing power sector reforms as well as appraisal and fund raising. He was adjudged the BEST CEO in PSU category by Business Today in February, 2016. Mr. Sharma also serves as an advisor / consultant and is a director on the Board of various reputed companies.
Mr. Desh Deepak Verma
Mr. Verma, a post graduate in Physics from Allahabad University and an MBA from Australia in International Business, is a retired 1978 batch IAS Officer.
During his 45 years long illustrious professional career, he occupied top positions in the Government and public sector undertakings of U.P. and at the Centre including as the Chairman of U.P. Electricity Regulatory Commission and the Secretary General, Rajya Sabha. At the State level, he has been Principal Secretary in the key Departments of Commercial Taxes, Registration, Transport, Cooperatives and Tourism. At the Joint Secretary and Special Secretary level, he dwelled into policy formulation for MSMEs and agro-processing industries.
At the Government of India level also, he has handled assignments like Joint Secretary, Ministry of Environment & Forests; Additional Secretary and Financial Adviser in the Ministry of Consumer Affairs, Food and Public Distribution; Director General, Sports Authority of India (SAI) and Secretary to Government of India, Ministry of Parliamentary Affairs.
Mr. Rajiv Chaudhri
Mr. Chaudhri is a Master in Public Administration from Harvard University (1983), a Master of Business Administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India (1980) and a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi, India (1978).
Mr. Chaudhri has over 35 years of professional experience in the investment management business in a variety of leadership capacities. He is the Founder and CEO of Sunsara Capital, that invests in the solar energy food chain, from components to utility scale projects. Prior to founding Sunsara, Mr. Chaudhri was the Founder and President of Digital Century Capital for 15 years. He was an early investor in companies like AOL, Yahoo, EBAY, Inktomi, SanDisk, Blackberry, VMC, PayPal and Google. During his stint at Goldman, Sachs & Co., he created the “Goldman Sachs Tech Index” and spearheaded the Global Semiconductor Research team.
He was a financial and strategic advisor to Motorola, Texas Instruments, Intel, SanDisk, AMD, Altera, Micron Technology, TSMC, NEC, Toshiba and other Asian high technology companies. He served as Co-Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors of the World Policy Institute.