Our Board of Directors, with their deep industry insights and expertise, have enabled us to navigate through challenges and emerge stronger than ever.
Their deep industry insights and expertise have enabled us to navigate through challenges and emerge stronger than ever before.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Rustagi Whole-Time Director
Mr. Manoj is a senior business leader, and has significantly contributed to the strategic initiatives, new business development and capex projects resulting in sustainable growth in Cement and Steel sectors in his 29 years of professional career. In his present role as Chief Sustainability and Innovation Officer (CSIO), he is spearheading initiatives in Sustainability and R&D, and new Business development for JSW Cement Limited (JSWCL), India. JSWCL is a leading green building materials company in India with business interests in Cement, GGBS, Constructions chemicals and Ready-Mix concrete, and has lowest carbon intensity per tonne of cementitious product. He is also a director on the board of Global Cement & Concrete Association, India chapter, in his personal capacity. He is passionate about sustainable growth adopting state-of-the-art and new cutting-edge technologies and Innovative solutions and speaks at various global forums on these topics. He is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from BITS Pilani, India and an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, India.
Mr. R.P. Gupta Non-Executive Director
Mr. R.P. Gupta has worked in the cement sector for over 26 years. During his early career, he led various firms in a variety of verticals, including turnkey contracts and iron and steel trading. He is a member of a number of prestigious business forums and groups. From Vice-Chairman of the OASME (Orissa Assembly of Small and Medium Enterprise) to Vice President of the All India Mini Cement Plant Association in Hyderabad and member of the Govt. of Odisha’s Industrial Advisory Board. He is also a prolific writer, addressing themes such as the Indian economy with the goal of raising awareness and demonstrating how to serve the country. He is also a member of the Lions Club and the Rotary Club, and is a humanitarian at heart. To enhance his humanitarian activities, he serves as the general secretary of Jai Hanuman Samiti Charitable Trust as a devotee. He believes in universal education and has served on the Boards of Directors of educational institutions.
Mr. Narinder Singh Kahlon Non-Executive Director
Mr. Narinder Singh is a seasoned financial accounting, auditing, central excise & customs regulations, sales tax including VAT, direct taxes, FEMA, costing, budgeting, and working capital management specialist with a 20-year track record. Haldia Petrochemicals, Bhushan Power & Steel Limited, MGM Group of Companies, and K.C.T & Bros (C.S) Limited were among his clients. He has a Bachelor’s degree in business from Punjab University in Chandigarh and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in New Delhi.
Ms. Sudeshna Banerjee Independent Director
Ms. Sudeshna Banerjee holds a post-graduate diploma in computer applications from Vidyasagar Academy in Kolkata and an Executive MBA in entrepreneurship management from Indian Business School in Hyderabad. She founded DIGITECHHR in 2007 and has served as the Company’s Head of Business Development since its start. Since May 2011, the business’s status has changed from sole proprietorship to private limited company, and the Managing Director and Head of Business Development roles have been added. She is adaptable and diverse, with a good eye for detail.
Mr. Sanjay Sharma Independent Director
Mr. Sanjay Sharma graduated from REC, Rourkela (NIT), with a B.E. in Metallurgy. He has over four decades of effective experience in a variety of jobs, including Plant Management and Steel Plant consultant services. As Chairman of TPM (Total Predictive Maintenance) and Head of the QIPs Jury(Quality Improvement Projects like SMILE, KAIZEN), he has made a significant contribution. He has a rare combination of plant management, managerial, and operational experience, as well as advanced talents in strategy planning, international process implementations, commissioning, derivatives turnarounds, new set-ups, and resource allocation.
Mr. JC Toshniwal Independent DirectorMr. Toshniwal holds a B.E. Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani (Rajasthan). He has nearly 45 years of a successful career with diverse roles distinguished by commended performance in Cement Industry with visionary leadership, high achievement orientation, innovative capabilities, strong business acumen, a thorough cement professional having exposure in Plant operations, Green Field/Brown Field Project, Marketing, Procurement and Business Development. He has worked with Ambuja Cement Limited and Heidelberg Cement India Private Limited. Mr. Toshniwal has also worked as a Managing Director from January 2015 till March, 2021 in Wonder Cement. He was responsible for managing the entire business of the Company including plant operations, project planning and execution, sales and marketing across nine states, setting up processess, developing the organisation for rapid growth of the Company, developing business strategies.