The company has a strong history wherein we have delivered complex projects right on time without negotiating on quality. This has been achievable only because of our determined set of leaders.
Mr. Banmali AgrawalaChairman
Mr. Banmali Agrawala is the President, Infrastructure and Defence & Aerospace, Tata Sons Limited. In his earlier role, he was President and CEO of GE, South Asia, where he was responsible for all of GE’s operations in the South Asia region. Prior to GE, he was Executive Director (BD & Strategy) and a Member of the Board of Tata Power. A veteran in the Energy domain, Banmali has over 30 years of global experience. He started his career with the Wartsila Group where he spent over 20 years, both in India and in Finland. At the time of leaving the Wartsila Group, he was the Managing Director of Wartsila India Ltd, the Global Head of the Bio Power Industries and a Member of the Global Power Plant Management Board. An active Member of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Banmali has held several official positions within CII such as Chairman of the Western Regional Council, and currently is also a Member of CII’s National Council. Banmali is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from Mangalore University and an alumnus of the Advanced Management Programme of Harvard Business School.
Prof. Samir Kumar BaruaIndependent Director
Prof. Samir Kumar Barua has a Master's degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a Doctorate in Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been a faculty member at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), where he also served as a Director on the Board.
Samir Kumar Barua has considerable expertise in Financial markets and Risk management. Prof. Barua is also the Chairman, Audit Committee, Tata Projects Limited.
Mrs. Neera SaggiIndependent Director
Mrs. Neera Saggi holds an MBA degree from International Centre of Public Enterprise, Ljubljana in Slovenia and a Masters Degree in English Literature from Delhi University.
She joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980. For 34 years she worked with multiple sectors and with different stakeholders including Government, Private, NGO, Multilateral Agencies, Chamber of Business and Commerce. She was the First Women President elected for the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry
Mrs. Neera Saggi was also the Chief Executive Officer for Larsen & Toubro, Seawoods Pvt Ltd.
Besides other assignments undertaken, Mrs. Saggi was the Secretary to the Governor of West Bengal, the District Magistrate of Hooghly in West Bengal, Dy. Chairperson of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), CMD of Hindustan Diamond Corporation and Development Commissioner of Special Economic Zones.
Mr. Padmanabh SinhaDirector
Mr. Padmanabh (Paddy) Sinha is the Managing Partner for the flagship private equity fund of the Tata group - Tata Opportunities Fund. Prior to joining Tata Capital as a founding partner of the Tata Opportunities Fund, Mr. Sinha was the Managing Director for India at Temasek Holdings. Mr. Sinha was part of Temasek's founding India team in 2004 and during his tenure at Temasek also led global special projects for Temasek.
He has worked with ICICI Venture previously and was also an entrepreneur, where he was the President of an e-learning company funded by ChrysCapital, Star TV and International Finance Corporation, which he eventually sold to a listed Indian corporation. Mr. Sinha has served on several corporate boards, including select Tata companies.
The Tata Opportunities Fund is a USD 600 million third party private equity fund which invests in select Tata group entities as well as other independent Indian businesses. The Fund's investees benefit both from its capital as well as from access to the Tata group's global reach and wide ranging long established industry presence. The fund is sector and stage agnostic and invests in both minority and control deals.
Mr. Minesh S DaveAdditional Director
Mr. Dave at present heads the Transmission and Distribution Vertical at Tata Power which includes Mumbai, Delhi, Ajmer Distribution and Powerlinks Transmission. Prior to this he was Chief Business Development Officer responsible for activities in India and overseas (includes M&A and divestment) in the areas of power generation, transmission, distribution, resources and services business. In the past, he has headed the business development in the ASEAN region and has also been the Chief Representative Officer of Tata Power in Indonesia where he oversaw Tata Power investments in Coal Sector.
He is a member of Apex Leadership team of Tata Power. He was a nominee Director of several companies in renewable and resources business in India, Singapore, Indonesia and South Africa including two listed companies in Indonesia. At present, he is the Director of two coal companies of Indonesia and several Tata Power entities in Transmission and Distribution.
He joined Tata Power in November 1982. With a career spanning over 35 years, he has handled various functions including engineering, planning, fuel procurement, project development & management, regulatory affairs, business development and strategy. He is a Bachelor of Engineering (Mechanical, 1980) and Master in Technology (Heat, Power & Refrigeration, 1982) from IIT Bombay.
Mr. Ramesh N SubramanyamAdditional Director
Mr. Ramesh Subramanyam is a graduate in Commerce from Nagpur University. He is a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India & Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has also passed the CPA (Certified Public Accountants) examination of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants (AICPA).
He has more than 23 years of experience in diverse organisations like Lloyds Steel Limited, Hindustan Unilever Limited, Monsanto India Limited and Siemens AG. After joining Tata Power in 2007 he has held various positions within Tata Power. He was Chief Financial Officer for Coastal Gujarat Power Limited (Mundra UMPP), Chief of Finance and Accounting for Indian Subsidiaries of Tata Power and Financial Controller of Tata Power before being appointed as CFO of Tata Power. He is also on the board of several other Tata Power Group Companies. He is also the Chairman of CII’s National CFO Committee.
Mr. Nipun AggarwalAdditional Director
Mr. Nipun Aggarwal is a Senior Vice President at Tata Sons Private Limited. Nipun looks at Strategy and M&A for the Steel, Infrastructure and Defence cluster at Tata Group. He has completed his PGDM from Indian Institute of Management – Kolkata after his Bachelor of Engineering from Delhi College of Engineering. Prior to joining the Group, he has had extensive experience in the Banking Sector, with SCB and Merrill Lynch, and Corporate Sector with L&T and BP plc. in India & abroad. He brings with him extensive experience in the areas of Mergers and Acquisition, Capital Raising, Strategy and Business Development. He holds an Electrical Engineering degree from Delhi College of Engineering and his post-graduation in management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
Mr. Vinayak K DeshpandeManaging Director
Mr. Vinayak K Deshpande is the Managing Director of Tata Projects since July, 2011. A graduate in Chemical Engineering (1980) from IIT, Kharagpur, he has over 30 years of work experience in different roles, in diverse industries; starting with the design and sales of boilers and captive power plants at Thermax, to industrial automation and process controls.
At Tata Honeywell, of which he was the Managing Director of its India business for five years till 2004-05, he grew the company's operations pan India, to achieve about 300% growth. Thereafter he had a successful stint as the Executive President (Operations) of Tata Teleservices.
Since Mr. Deshpande took charge as Managing Director, the company has achieved all-round excellence in its business of Industrial Infrastructure. In 2014-15, he has been instrumental in diversifying the company's business in 'Urban Infrastructure' and 'Civil Construction', wherein the company has won projects to build Urban Metro systems.
Under his mentorship, in 2014-15, Tata Projects has been voted as the `Most Admired Construction Company' by `Construction World'. The company was also awarded by Dun & Bradstreet (in association with E & Y)-'Exemplary Project' of the year award for building Krishnapatnam (2x800 MW) Supercritical thermal power plant; and EPC World 'Outstanding Contribution in Power T&D award' - for building Nellore Kurnool trans
Mr. Bobby PaulyObserver
OBSERVER TO THE BOARD
Bobby is a founding member of the Tata Opportunities Fund, a USD 600 million third-party private equity fund that invests in attractive off-market transactions leveraging the network and relationships of the Tata group. Based in Mumbai, Bobby champions new investment opportunities and drives value creation as the fund's nominee on the Board of select portfolio companies. Bobby joined Tata Capital in 2007 and has helped conceptualize, nurture and build the firm's private equity franchise, which today manages about USD 1 billion in AUM.
Prior to this, for 7 years, Bobby served as a strategy consultant at Tata Strategic Management Group, where he helped establish his firm's private equity practice. Bobby started his career with the TVS Group.
Bobby secured his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta, and graduated from the Mechanical Engineering program of College of Engineering Guindy, Anna University. In the year 2000, the Confederation of Indian Industry honoured Bobby as a Young Business Leader of Tomorrow.