Dr. Chatterjee was appointed as our Chairman in March, 2016. Dr. Chatterjee holds a B. Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and holds Masters and Doctorate degrees in Operations Research from the University of California, Berkeley. Dr. Chatterjee was a research associate at the Stanford Research Institute. Dr. Chatterjee is a founding member of the Indian School of Business and Advanced VLSI Design Laboratory at IIT, Kharagpur.
Dr. Chatterjee’s background combines expertise in technology, management consulting and international investing. Dr. Chatterjee has investments in real estate, aviation, and financial services with the U.S. and India being his major areas of focus. Dr. Chatterjee has more than 35 years of experience in the petrochemical industry. Dr. Chatterjee is currently acting as a director for a number of The Chatterjee Group (TCG) companies such as TCG Lifesciences Pvt. Ltd, Chatterjee Holdings (Mauritius) Company etc. and also serves as a Director for the Indian School of Business and Asia Society India Centre.
Mr. Chatterjee was appointed as our Whole-time Director in August, 2016. Mr. Chatterjee holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Jadavpur University and a post-graduate degree in Chemical Engineering from IIT.
Mr. Chatterjee has more than 40 years of experience in the fertilizer and chemicals industry covering design, engineering, commissioning, technical services and project management with leading consultancy and operating plants in India and abroad. Presently, Mr. Chatterjee is a director of number of The Chatterjee Group (TCG) companies.
Wholetime Director & Chief Executive Officer
Mr. Narayan is a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology, Mesra, Master of Science in Industrial Engineering & Management Sciences from Northwestern University, Illinois and a Postgraduate in Business Management & Marketing from XLRI, Jamshedpur.
Mr. Narayan was the Non-Executive Director / Group Chief Executive Officer of Lyca Group, UK / Lycamobile UK Ltd, wherein he, inter alia, managed a diverse global business across 25 countries including in Europe, US, Australia, Africa, and Asia with mobile operations in 23 countries with a team of 650+.
Mr. Narayan has more than three decades of leadership and technology delivery experience across Global operations, Business Management, Operations, Strategy and Business Development etc. Mr. Narayan has been associated, in various capacities, with leading corporates like Vodafone Idea Limited, Nokia, Wipro BPO, Tata Steel Limited etc.
Mr. Chaudhry is a Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Chaudhry also serves as a principal Advisor of The Chatterjee Group (TCG). He holds a B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and an MBA from the University of Toronto. Mr. Chaudhry has an enriched experience globally in the fields of Industrial and Infrastructure Development, from his 25 years of service with the World Bank Group, and in Technology, Management consulting and financial services, both in India and U.S.A with TCG. Mr. Chaudhry is currently acting as a director for a number of TCG companies.
Mr. Bhattacharyya is the former chairman of Coal India Ltd.. During Mr. Bhattacharyya’s tenure at Coal India Ltd., the Company was awarded Miniratna status in 2007, Navratna status in 2008 and Maharatna status in 2011. In 2010, Mr. Bhattacharyya spearheaded the Initial Public Offering (IPO) of Coal India Ltd. Mr. Bhattacharyya has 35 years of experience in the coal and petrochemical industries. Mr. Battacharyya is currently a director of Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd, Ramkrishna Forgings Limited amongst other companies.
Mrs. Ghosh holds a Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Jadavpur University and a Master's degree in Architecture specializing in Urban Design from the University of Pennsylvania, USA. Mrs. Ghosh began her career in 1979 with The Kuljian Corporation in Philadelphia, USA and in 1989, Mrs. Ghosh assumed additional responsibilities as a board member of Kuljian’s affiliate entity outside of the USA, the Development Consultants Pvt. Ltd. (DCPL), at the Company’s offices throughout India and at its international headquarters in Hong Kong. In April, 2008, Mrs. Ghosh was appointed the Chairperson of Development Consultants (DC) Group. Mrs. Ghosh is currently a director of Development Consultants Private Limited and West Bengal Industrial Development Corporation Ltd. amongst other Companies.
Mr. Chatterjee is currently the chairman of OBEETEE Private Limited, a company which manufactures and exports handmade carpets and a also Whole-time Director of Luxmi Tea Co. Private Limited, a tea production company with estates in Assam, North Bengal and Tripura. Mr. Chatterjee is a director of Makaibari Tea, a Darjeeling Tea Estate, Manor and Mews - a UK based furniture company, Biswa Bangla Marketing Co. Ltd., a West Bengal Government enterprise amongst other companies. Mr. Chatterjee was an associate with Booz Allen Hamilton, New York. Mr. Chatterjee graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Economics from St. Xavier’s College, Kolkata and completed his MBA in Finance and Economics from Columbia Business School, New York.
Mr. Arun Balakrishnan was the Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Ltd (HPCL) from 2007 to 2010 and amongst other key positions held, was the Director Planning – Oil Coordination Committee, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Founder Chairman of HPCL-Mittal Energy Ltd. (HMEL) and Former Chairman, Scientific Advisory Committee, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India, etc.
Mr. Balakrishnan holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering and Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore). Mr. Balakrishnan has expertise in the fields of Project Planning & Implementation, Finance, Human Resources, Science & Technology, Corporate Governance etc. and was awarded “The Distinguished Alumnus Award 2008” from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore and “Personal Excellence Award 2009” for Excellence in Leadership, Emotional Intelligence Institute, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, USA, amongst many other accolades and awards.
Mr. Bhattacharya is a physicist and works on dynamical aspects of disordered condensed matter systems. Mr. Bhattacharya is a Distinguished Professor at the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research (TIFR) of which he was the former Director. Mr. Bhattacharya received his B.Sc. degree from Presidency College, Kolkata, M.Sc. from University of Delhi and his Ph.D. at Northwestern University, all in Physics. Mr. Bhattacharya conducted postdoctoral research at the National Magnet Laboratory at MIT, University of Rhode Island. Mr. Bhattacharya was at the University of Chicago as a James Franck Distinguished Fellow before joining the Exxon Corporate Research Laboratory. Mr. Bhattacharya subsequently worked at the NEC Research Institute at Princeton where he was the Chair of the NEC Board of Fellows.
The Board has established the following Committees to assist the Board in discharging its responsibilities: