• Prof. Sadashiv D. Kshirsagar (Chairman and Non-Executive Independent Director)
Holds a Master’s Degree in Arts (Economics), from the University of Mumbai and also has a
Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Administration from Manchester College of Science and Technology,
University of Manchester, U.K. After working for numerous projects, in India as well as overseas,
in Tata companies, he headed the International Trading Division at Tata International Limited.
Presently, he is associated with the S. P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai in the
capacity of professor and advisor to the Dean. He has over four decades of experience in various facets
of international marketing, corporate affairs and governance, project management and project control.
His knowledge area and competencies wrap around international business, business strategy and planning,
marketing and project management. He has published several articles in research journals and financial papers.
• Mr. Abdul J. Khan (Non-Executive Independent Director)
Holds a Bachelors of Engineering Degree in Electrical Power Engineering from Jabalpur University.
He joined the Maharashtra State Electricity Board in June 1960 and retired as a ‘Technical Director’
after having worked there for 34 years. During his tenure he served on various national committees of
the Central Electricity Authority of the Government of India and the Bureaus of Indian Standards.
He was also associated and acquired valuable experience in planning, design and execution of EHV projects
during the course of his tenure. As a member of Government delegations, he participated in several discussions
and seminars on EHV Transmission System.
• Mr. Gopaldas L. Valecha (Non-Executive Director)
An Arts graduate from the University of Mumbai. He is an active partner in Lilaram Pamandas and Sons,
a leading finance merchants firm. Before joining the Board, he was an active partner in Gopaldas Vasudev and Company,
a pioneer construction company which was taken over by Valecha Bros (EC) Private Limited on February 3, 1988, of which
he was a director until 1993. He brings with him rich and varied experience of more than five decades in businesses
like construction industry, financial services and has vast knowledge in accounting and project monitoring.
• Mr. Ramesh C. Rawal (Non-Executive Independent Director)
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, Bhopal, Madhya Pradesh.
He has also completed a post graduate course in ‘Nuclear Science and Engineering’ from the Bhabha Atomic
Research Centre Training School, Mumbai. He has an experience of more than four decades in the construction and
commissioning of several atomic power projects in India. He also held the position of Principal Project Director (TAPP)
in the grade of “Outstanding Scientist” at Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.
He is associated with the All India Management Association, Indian Nuclear Society and Indian Society for
Non-destructive Testing. Further, he is the recipient of the “INS Award 2003” awarded by the Indian Nuclear Society
for his outstanding contribution in the areas of nuclear science and technology and has presented several technical
papers on aspects of quality assurance, safety and project management at various national and international seminars.
• Mr. Sanjay H. Mirchandani (Non-Executive Director)
Holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mechanical Engineering and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from
Michigan University, US. He has played a key role in starting JNS Co-operative Bank Limited at Bhopal,
Madhya Pradesh, with an aim to provide micro financing to small and medium enterprises.
He is a also the founder member and current President of University of Michigan India Alumni Association (UMIAA)
founded with a vision to build a brand ‘Michigan’ as a university and for Michigan Business School within India
and to facilitate networking among Alumni in India. He has over 20 years experience in real estate development
and investments, as a business owner and director. As a member of the Mirchandani Group, he has contributed by
delivering five million square feet of quality residential and commercial spaces at an affordable cost in
Tier II towns of India.
• Mr. T. C. Venkat Subramanian (Non-Executive Independent Director)
Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and is a certified associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has an experience
of more than three decades in the financial sector and retired as Chairman and Managing Director of Export Import Bank of India.
Before joining Exim Bank of India in 1982 he worked in Bank of India and Industrial Development Bank of India. As a consultant
he helped setting up Exim Bank of Turkey (Turk Exim Bank).
He also undertook consultancy assignments in Armenia (for setting up Export Development Project) and in Ukraine
(for designing export development schemes for Ukraine Exim Bank). He was the Hon. President of Global Network of Exim Banks and
Development Finance Institutions (G-NEXID), Geneva, under the auspices of UNCTAD for three years (2006-09).
He is well networked in International financial sector and has been a regular speaker at various forums and conferences of World Bank,
African Development Bank, Asian Development Bank, OECD, UNCTAD and Afrexjm Bank. He was conferred with “Outstanding CEO” award
by Association of Development Finance Institutions of Asia Pacific (ADFIAP), Manila, Phillipines in 2008.
He is on the Boards of number of organizations in India. He has been recently nominated as a Member of Indian Council of World Affairs,
Delhi (Think Tank on International Affairs sponsored by Govt. of India) for a three year term.
• Mr. Vijay Mohan Kaul (Non-Executive Independent Director)
Mr. V. M. Kaul, is a first class Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Delhi with MBA Degree from IGNOU. He is a fellow member of All India Management Association and a member of the Institute of Engineers. Presently, he is a faculty at the International Management Institute (IMI), New Delhi.
Mr. Kaul has over 38 years of work experience in premier Organizations like Engineers India Limited, NTPC Limited and Power Grid Corporation of India. He retired as Director Personnel of POWERGRID. He was also on the Board of Nuclear Power Corporation, Power Trading Corporation and Power Links Transmission Limited.
Mr. Kaul has handled various multi-disciplinary functions like Contract Management, Project Management, Joint Venture, Quality Assurance and Inspection. He has worked on several super thermal power projects (2100 MW capacity) from initial stage to commissioning and was also incharge of contracts for 12 gas based combined cycle power projects of 6557 MW capacity. He was instrumental in setting up the Rs. 1200 crore first Public Private Transmission Project in Joint Venture with Tata Power in India. He was also responsible for setting up several other Joint Venture Projects in Transmission Sector.
• Mr. Prakash K. Thakur (Executive Vice Chairman)
A Civil Engineer from the University of Mumbai and also holds a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in
Finance from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. After his MBA, he worked with AES Corporation of USA, who is
one of the largest independent power producers in the world and New Zealand Transpower at Wellington, who is
the owner of transmission network in New Zealand. He possesses over 18 years of experience in the power
transmission line industry. His experience encompasses areas of creation of strategic alliances,
business development, and strategic planning. Prior to his induction on the board,
as a president he played a lead role in achieving improved performance and, setting new records.
He has been instrumental in establishing ventures in UAE and South Africa and taking the company’s operations
on a global scale.
• Mr. Santosh V. Nayak (Managing Director)
Holds a Post Graduate Degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai. He is also an MBA (Finance)
from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. Before he was elevated to the position
of a board member, he held the position of Chief Executive Officer. He has a comprehensive experience spanning
over three decades in various facets of corporate management such as finance, accounting, audit, taxation
and corporate affairs and also has rich experience in marketing in India as well as overseas and knowledge
in areas of corporate governance and project control. He is responsible for formulating our financial strategies.
• Mr. K. R. Thakur (Whole-time Director)
A graduate in Mechanical Engineering with an experience of working in companies such as Engineers India Limited
and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited. He has been our Managing Director since 1989. He has been
associated with the transmission industry since 1980. Under his leadership, several prestigious turnkey EHV
transmission projects, in India and abroad, including design, engineering, procurement, quality management
have been implemented and commissioned. His experience also covers design, engineering, implementation and
establishment of state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities and tower testing centre, for the