Our Leadership

Our Board consists of global thought leaders who create trust by example.

They instil hope and confidence about the future and make employees feel enthusiastic and proud of being part of the journey. These are the thought leaders, who are converting vision into reality.

Mrs. Savitri Devi Jindal

Chairperson Emeritus

Mrs. Savitri Devi Jindal had been on the Board of the Company since May 2005 upto October 2011. She is a Member of the Legislative Assembly and a great visionary, renowned industrialist and a patriarch of the O.P.Jindal Group. She was appointed as Chairperson Emeritus of the Company w.e.f 21.10.2011 upon her cessation as Director & Chairperson of the Company.

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. Hiroyuki Ogawa

Nominee Director, JFE Steel Corpn, Japan   

Mr. Hiroyuki Ogawa holds a Master’s Degree in Engineering from the Department of Mechanical Engineering, Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo. He also holds a Master’s Degree in Science (Management of Technology) from MIT and a Master’s Degree in Science (Engineering Management) from Stanford University. 

Mr. Hiroyuki Ogawa is Member of the Board and Executive Vice President in charge of Corporate Planning Dept., Overseas Business Planning Dept., Facilities Planning Dept., Mexico CGL Project Team, Technical Cooperation Dept., IT Innovation Leading Dept., Business Process Innovation Team, Data Science Project Dept., Raw Materials Depts., and Materials & Machinery Purchasing Dept. Prior to his positions at JFE Steel’s head office, he was Vice President, General Superintendent, West Japan Works, Fukuyama, Assistant General Superintendent, West Japan Works- Kurashiki. He joined Kawasaki Steel Corporation in 1985.


MR. M.S.Srikar, IAS

Nominee Director, KSIIDC  

Mr. Srikar has extensive experience working on international trade law and policy issues, both as a trade negotiator and as a legal advisor. From July 2014 to July 2017, he was the Legal Advisor to the Indian Mission on various issues including trade related aspects of intellectual property, agriculture, services, trade facilitation and goods. Mr. Srikar earlier served from 2009 to 2013 as Executive Assistant to the Chairman of the Unique Identification Authority of India (UIDAI), Mr. Nandan Nilekani (who held a Cabinet Minister level rank in the Government of India) and was involved in the conceptualization and implementation of one of the world’s most complex biometric trichology identity projects. He holds B.A LL.B (Hons) degree. He is also a Law graduate from NLSIU.

KSIIDC w.e.f from 16.09.2020. He is a civil servant of the 1999 batch of the Indian Administrative Service. In his 20 years career as a bureaucrat, his experience has spanned from working in areas including tax administration, international trade negotiations, dispute settlement at the World Trade Organization (WTO), conceptualization and implementation of a complex biometric identity system to implementing land reforms, operationalizing decentralized development, conducting national elections, and implementing various social sector developmental programs. Mr. Srikar is also serving as the Commissioner of Commercial Taxes, Government of Karnataka since October 2017.

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 (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. 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.

Mr. Harsh Charandas Mariwala

Independent Non-Executive Director   
Mr. Harsh Charandas Mariwala, leads Marico Limited as its Chairman. He is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Kaya Limited. Over the past three decades, Mr. Mariwala has transformed a traditional commodities driven business into a leading consumer products and services company in the Beauty and Wellness space. Under his leadership, Marico has achieved several awards and over 100 external recognitions in the last few years. Mr. Mariwala's entrepreneurial drive and passion for innovation, enthused him to establish the Marico Innovation Foundation in 2003. The Foundation acts as a catalyst to fuel innovation in India. Mr Mariwala started ASCENT in 2012, a not-for-profit expression of his passion to create a unique trust based peer-to- peer platform for high potential growth-stage entrepreneurs that leverages the “power of the collective” and enables them to share and exchange experiences, ideas, insights and create a healthy ecosystem to learn from each other and grow their enterprise.” He has also founded the Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) in 2015, with the philanthropic aim of giving back to society. Mariwala Health Initiative (MHI) is the leading funding body in the field of mental health in India.

Mrs. Nirupama Rao

Independent Non-Executive Director   

Mrs. Nirupama Rao, is a retired Indian Diplomat, Foreign Secretary and Ambassador. She was educated in India and joined the Indian Foreign Service in 1973. During her four-decade-long diplomatic career, she held several important assignments. Mrs. Nirupama Rao was India’s first woman spokesperson in the Ministry of External Affairs, New Delhi, the first woman high commissioner to Sri Lanka and the first Indian Woman ambassador to the People’s Republic of China. She served as India’s Foreign Secretary from 2009-2011. At the end of that term, she was appointed India’s Ambassador to the United States where she served for a term of two years from 2011-2013.