Board of Directors

  1. Nakul Anand
    Nakul Anand

    Chairman

    1. Pradeep Vasant Dhobale
      Pradeep Vasant Dhobale

      Independent Director

    2. Anand Nayak
      Anand Nayak

      Independent Director

    3. Sudha Pillai
      Sudha Pillai

      Independent Director

    4. Homi Phiroze Ranina
      Homi Phiroze Ranina

      Independent Director

    1. Anil Rajput
      Anil Rajput

      Non-Executive Director

    2. Jagdish Singh
      Jagdish Singh

      Non-Executive Director



• Terms and Conditions of appointment of Independent Directors
• Directors' Familiarisation Programme

Nakul Anand

Chairman

Nakul Anand has been a Non-Executive Director of the Company since 6th January, 1998 and was appointed the Chairman of the Company effective 21st March, 2009. He is also an Executive Director on the Board of ITC Limited and holds responsibility of the Hospitality, Travel and Tourism businesses of ITC. An Economic Honours graduate from Delhi University with an AMP degree from Bond University, Australia, he joined ITC Hotels' Management Training Programme in 1978 and also served as the Managing Director of erstwhile ITC Hotels Limited during the period 2003-05. In a career that spans over three decades, he has been acknowledged for his vision and commitment.

Anand is widely recognised for excellent management and team building abilities.

Besides infusing the spirit of action and a result oriented work culture. He is firm believer in value based strategies and has created a unique quality control model of Operational Excellence and also introduced Six Sigma quality standards. Anand is the Chairman of the National Council of Tourism of CII.

Pradeep Vasant Dhobale

Independent Director

Mr Pradeep Vasant Dhobale was appointment as an Additional Non Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 1st November, 2018. Mr Dhobale is an alumnus of IIT Bombay. He was a Wholetime Director of ITC Limited (ITC) since January 2011 and retired in December 2015. He held the responsibility for FMCG businesses of ITC viz. Foods, Personal Care, Cigarettes etc. Prior to this, he held responsibility for paperboards & specialty papers and packaging businesses of ITC, and also represented the finance and IT functions on the ITC Board.

Currently, he is a Director & Operating Partner in Springforth Investment Management Private Limited. He is also actively involved in angel investing and start-up mentoring inter alia through Hyderabad Angels Forum Forentrepreneurship Development, of which he is a Board Member.

He was an active member of several industry bodies. He is the past Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and CII National Committee on Environment. He is a past President of Indian Paper Manufacturers Association and Indian Pulp & Paper Technical Association.

He is also the Founder President of Indian School of Business – Centre for Executive Education Alumni Association, Hyderabad Chapter.

Anand Nayak

Independent Director

Anand Nayak was appointed as an Additional Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company effective 30th July, 2018. He is a Post Graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He joined ITC Limited (ITC) in 1973 and served for 42 years. He held various portfolios in ITC and was the Executive Vice President and Head of Corporate Human Resources between 1996 and 2015. He was also responsible for overall superintendence of Social Sector initiatives under the CSR agenda of ITC.

Sudha Pillai

Independent Director

Sudha Pillai was appointed as a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on 10th March, 2014. She holds dual Master Degrees in Psychology and Public Administration. She joined the Indian Administrative Services in 1972 in the Kerala Cadre and in her illustrious career she has held eminent positions as Principal Secretary (Finance) Govt. of Kerala, Under Secretary Department of Supply, Joint Secretary Department of Company Affairs, Additional Secretary Ministry of Mines and Rural Development & Panchayati Raj and Secretary, Ministry of Labour and Employment & Planning Commission. After her superannuation in 2010 she was elevated as Member Secretary Planning Commission with the rank of Minister of State.

She has contributed immensely in promoting reforms and legal systems in India and notable amongst these were liberalising the industrial licensing regime, historic amendment of MRTP Act, drafting of the Companies Bill, 1993, Panchayats Extension to Scheduled Areas Act, 1996, processing amendment of the Constitution of India, enactment of Unorganised Workers’ Social Security Law, 2008, implementation of Bundelkhand Package 2009-12, formulation and implementation of New Land Use Policy for Mizoram 2009-12, implementation of the Integrated Action Plan for Naxal affected districts 2010-12.

She has rich experience in policy formulation relating to Technology Transfer, Foreign Investment and Competition Law, National Skill Development Policy and National Policy on Occupational Safety and Health. She also has served as a member of high powered bodies on infrastructure development.

Homi Phiroze Ranina

Independent Director

H P Ranina was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 1st August, 1983 and is an Independent Director on the Board. He is a Chartered Accountant and Advocate by qualification and is currently practicing as an Attorney, having specialisation in Taxation, Corporate and Foreign Exchange Laws of India. He wrote his first book on Income Tax at the age of 25 and, thereafter, he has authored several publications. He is a prolific writer, having written more than 2000 articles. He was appointed by the Government of India as a Member of a Committee of Experts to draft a new Income-Tax Law. He has addressed more than 500 professional seminars on Taxation and Economics, Foreign Exchange Regulation Law both in India and abroad.

Ranina is a recipient of the “Outstanding Young Persons Award” both at the State and National levels from the Jaycees. He has also been bestowed the "Economic Analyst Par Excellence" award by Rotary International. He was nominated by the Government of India as a Director on the Central Board of the Reserve Bank of India on 27th November, 2000 and is continuing his irectorship since then. He is the Chairman of the Inspection and Audit Committee of the Reserve Bank of India.

Anil Rajput

Non-Executive Director

Anil Rajput was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of the Company on 29th May, 2000. He is an MBA from Delhi University and joined ITC Limited in 1976 in the finance function. Since then he has held various positions in ITC - Welcomgroup and is now the Senior Vice President, Corporate Affairs of ITC Limited. Currently he also a member of the Managing Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry. He has been associated with the Hospitality Industry for last 35 years and served International Travel House Limited from 1983 to 1989. During his tenure, the network of the Company expanded from two locations to multiple locations. He does not hold directorship or committee membership of any other company.

Jagdish Singh

Non-Executive Director

Jagdish Singh was appointed as a Non Executive Director of the Company effective 16th April 2016. A Commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant, Singh joined ITC Limited in the year 1990.  He has varied experience and handled several responsibilities in ITC starting from Treasury Function, Corporate Accountant and Commercial Manager at ITC Munger Cigarette factory, Head of Finance at ITC Filtrona Limited and Head of Treasury in ITC Limited. He is currently the Head of Finance at ITC’s Hotels Division. He is on the Boards of some of the subsidiary companies of ITC Limited.

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