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. 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.
A career central banker and a former Member of the Markets Committee of the Bank for International Settlements, Basel, Switzerland, Mr. Sharma retired as Executive Director, Reserve Bank of India (RBI), on 31st December, 2012. As Executive Director, Mr. Sharma was responsible for 11 mission critical and sensitive Departments covering such diverse areas as Financial Markets, Foreign Exchange Reserves Management, Internal Debt Management, Human Resources, Administration, Currency Management, Rural Planning and Credit, Financial Inclusion, Customer Service, Premises and Regulation and Supervision of Urban Co-operative Banks.
A B.Sc. in Physics, Pure and Applied Mathematics and an M.Sc. in Physics, he holds an Advanced Studies Certificate in International Economic Policy Research from Kiel Institute of World Economics, Kiel, Germany and is recipient of the prestigious Lord Aldington Banking Research Fellowship and the first RBI Golden Jubilee scholarship for pursuing research and advanced studies abroad,
He has had excellent and versatile performance track-record with strong action, outcome, result and delivery orientation in policy making and execution.
Mr. Sharma has formidable credentials in Financial and Derivatives Analytics and Risk Diagnostics & Risk Management Solutions.
Several of his research papers, articles and speeches, including one on Eurozone crisis, delivered at European Parliament in Brussels, have been published in leading business news papers, prestigious journals like London`s Central Banking and Bank for International Settlements (BIS) Reviews and one on irresponsible and half baked financial innovations, titled Derivatiff, was covered by The Economist of London in its issue dated 16 February 2013. Besides, April-June 2015 issue of Vikalpa of IIM. Ahmedabad, carried his paper `The Challenge of Financial Leverage in Modern Banking`.
As Executive Director, Mr Sharma served as Chairman/Member/Director of several important Committees/ Working Groups/Governing Boards/Councils/Bank Boards and represented RBI in various prestigious national and international fora.
After retirement, Mr Sharma addressed Boards of Directors of a few Public Sector Banks on Risk Management as part of a Consultancy`s Board Academy Program. He was also appointed by Government of India Chairman of the Working Group on Common Clearing for Commodity Exchanges. Mr Sharma has also been a guest speaker at management institutes including IIMs.
He is currently on the Board of Governors of International Management Institute, New Delhi and on the Academic Advisory Board of MIT World Peace University`s School of Economics, Pune and also an Independent Director on the Boards of Firstsource Solutions Ltd, and Equitas Small Finance Bank Ltd .
Mr. Anil Kumar Agarwal, aged 44 years, is the Chief Financial Officer of the Company since 8th December, 2006. He holds a Bachelor`s degree in Commerce from Calcutta University and is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Cost Accountant from The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has rich experience of over twenty years in finance, accounts, and other corporate functions and been awarded the best CFO award by the then Finance Minister – Shri Pranab Mukherjee.
He was appointed as Director (Finance) of the Company on 29th May, 2019 and designated as Director (Finance) and Chief Financial Officer.