Mr. Jagdish Prasad Chowdhary, aged 76 years, is the executive chairman of the Company. Mr. J. P. Chowdhary has been the president of the Confederation of Indian Industry (“CII”) and has been presented with a token of appreciation for his outstanding leadership and contribution towards Indian industry and CII by Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, the then President of India. Mr. J. P. Chowdhary is currently a member of Central Board of Trustees, Employees’ Provident Fund Organisation. He has promoted Titagarh Group of companies including our Company which was incorporated in 1997 and is flagship company of the Group. Mr. J P Chowdhary was appointed as the executive chairman of the Company with effect froqsdm January 8, 2007.qsd
Mr. Umesh Chowdhary is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Titagarh Wagons Limited. With about 22 years of experience, Mr. Chowdhary at 42 years of age is recognized as a dynamic industrialist. He has been bestowed National Order of Merit (“Chevalier du Ordre National du Mérite”) by the French Republic in recognition of his outstanding contribution to the bilateral ties between India and France in the economic area. Mr. Umesh Chowdhary is the Honorary Consul of Switzerland in Kolkata. He is Chairman of the West Bengal State Council of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII). He is also member of the Infrastructure Development Committee of the Bharat Chamber of Commerce and a special invitee in the Executive Committee of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Mr. Dharmendar Nath Davar, aged 80 years, is an independent director of the Company. He has been a consultant to organisations like World Bank for several years. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Company since December 8, 2006.
Mr. Sunirmal Talukdar, aged 64 years, is an independent director of the Company. He is a qualified chartered accountant and holds a bachelor’s degree in science. He retired as group executive president and chief financial officer of Hindalco Industries Limited. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Company since November 9, 2013.
Mr. Ramsebak Bandyopadhyay, aged 67 years is IAS (Retired) and was Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA) before joining Central Administrative Council (CAT) as a member wherefrom he superannuated in 2016. With MSc. (Physics) 1st Class First from CU, Post MSc from Saha Institute of Nuclear Physics, CU and M.A. R.D., University of East Anglia, Norwich UK he has had a long illustrious career. As Secretary, DPE he developed the concept of Maharatna companies, and as Secretary, MCA he played a leading role in piloting the discussions on the draft bill on the new Companies Act (the Act) and took the initiative to bring out the voluntary guidelines on CSR for corporate sector in 2009 which has eventually become a part of the Act in 2013. Apart from having served as a member on the Board of Governors of IIM, Calcutta and Institute of Public Enterprises, he also took pioneering role in State Industrial Policy, 1995, Chairman of the QRC and has noteworthy International experience. He also has to his credit several publications including Corporate India, 2009, CPSE- Leading companies of India Inc., Dynamics of CSR and Excellence in Corporate Governance: Challenges within, etc.
Mr. Manoj Mohanka, aged 52 years, is an independent director of the Company. Mr. Mohanka is a commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata. He holds a postgraduate degree with specialisation in strategic marketing from the National University of Ireland and has been a Chevening – Gurukul Scholar at the London School of Economics. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Company since December 21, 2001.
Mr. Sudipta Mukherjee, aged 40 years, is a whole-time director of the Company. He is a fullbright fellow from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He has been on the Board of Directors of the Company since May 15, 2014.
Mrs. Rashmi Chowdhary, aged 42 years is a non-executive director of the Company. She has been appointed in accordance with the clause 49 of the Listing Agreement. She has been on the Board of Directors of the Company since August 14, 2014.
Vincenzo Soprano at 60 years has held a series of leadership positions in many multinational companies and he has a long experience in transport and energy business in Europe.
A Graduate magna cum laude in Electrical Engineering from Rome University in 1981, obtained in 1982 his MBA in Management and the Economics of Energy at the “Scuola Enrico Mattei" in Milan (Eni Group).
Vincenzo Soprano was Chief Executive Officer of Trenitalia from September 2006 to December 2015 and during his tenure operations of Trenitalia successfully turned around 006, and in 2015 the company became a benchmark in European rail market for profitability and quality of services.
In 2016 Vincenzo Soprano last served as the Head of US Wind Project and then Chief Executive Officer of Renexia S.p.A; US Wind, an American company fully owned by Renexia, is the leader of offshore wind sector in US, developing a project of 750 Mw in Maryland with an investment of $ 3,7 billion.
He has been also Chairman of Netinera Gmbh, Thello SA, Fs Logistica, Trenord and member of the board of Rete Ferroviaria Italiana, Grandi Stazioni, Italferr, Ferrovie Nord Milano.