Board of Directors
Mr. Kumar Mangalam BirlaChairman, UltraTech Cement Limited.
Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of UltraTech Cement. He is at the helm
of the US$40 billion multinational Aditya Birla Group, which operates in 36 countries
across six continents. Over 53% of its revenues flow from its operations outside
Mrs. Rajashree BirlaNon-Executive Director
Mrs. Rajashree Birla is a Director on the Board of all major Aditya Birla Group
companies. She also serves as the Chairperson of The Aditya Birla Centre for Community
Initiatives and Rural Development at Aditya Birla Management Corporation Ltd.
Mr. Arun Adhikari Independent Director
Arun Adhikari is an alumni of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and the
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has also undergone an Advanced Management
Program at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, USA. He joined Hindustan
Lever Limited as a Management Trainee in 1977 and worked with the Unilever Group
in India, UK, Japan and Singapore. His areas of responsibility include strategy,
corporate development, sales, consumer research and marketing, culminating in general
management and leadership roles. He retired from Unilever in January 2014.
Mr. R C BhargavaIndependent Director
R C Bhargava is Chairman of the Audit Committee. He holds a Master's degree in Science
and Arts. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1956 and held several senior
positions with the Government of India (Joint Secretary, Ministry of Energy and
Joint Secretary in Cabinet Secretariat). He joined Maruti Udyog Limited at its inception
in 1981 and was its Managing Director from 1985 to 1997. He is presently the Chairman
of Maruti Suzuki India Limited and also sits on the Board of many other reputed
companies. He has been conferred the Order of the Rising Sun by the Emperor of Japan
and was presented the Lifetime Achievement Award for corporate excellence by the
Economic Times in 2010.
Ms Alka Bharucha Independent Director
Ms. Alka Bharucha began her career with Mulla&Mulla&Craigie Blunt & Caroe, and joined Amarchand & Mangaldas as partner in 1992. In 2008, she co-founded Bharucha & Partners which, since inception, has been ranked by RSG Consulting, London among the top fifteen firms in India.
For years, Alka has been ranked by Chambers Global, Legal 500 and Who’s Who Legal amongst India’s leading lawyers. Alka chairs the transactions practice at Bharucha & Partners. Her core areas of expertise are mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity, banking and finance.
Alka has particular experience acting for financial services clients as well as those in the power and logistics sector. She is also actively engaged in representing trans-national corporations for investments in retail, defence and manufacturing space.
Mr. G M DaveIndependent Director
G M Dave holds a Masters Degree in Commerce and a Bachelor's Degree in Law. He is
a partner of Dave & Girish & Co., Advocates, a well-known firm of lawyers
in Mumbai. He is also on the Board of several other companies."
Mr. Rajiv DubeNon-Executive Director
With over three decades of industry experience in two of the largest industrial
houses in India, Rajiv Dube is currently a Director at the Aditya Birla Management
Corporation responsible for a host of Group corporate services. An engineer with
a post-graduation in management, Mr. Dube has managed large businesses besides being
involved in shaping governance and service delivery at Indian global conglomerates.
Mrs. Sukanya KripaluIndependent Director
Mrs. Sukanya Kripalu is a graduate from St. Xavier's College and an alumni of the
Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She specializes in the field of marketing,
strategy, advertising and market research, among others. Her experience includes
working with leading corporates like Nestle India Limited, Cadbury India Limited
and Kellogg's India. She was also the CEO of Quadra Advisory and is presently the
Director at Sukanya Consulting.
Mr. S B MathurIndependent Director
S B Mathur is a Chartered Accountant who has served as the Chairman of the Life
Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) from August, 2002 to October, 2004. He now
has the honour of being the Ex-officio Secretary General of Life Insurance Council.
He is on the board of various companies. He also holds Trusteeships, Advisory/Administrative
Roles on Government Bodies, Authorities and Corporations.
Mr. O P PuranmalkaNon-Executive Director
Mr. O. P. Puranmalka is currently the Non-Executive Director of UltraTech Cement Limited.
Mrs. Renuka RamnathIndependent Director
Mrs. Renuka Ramnath is one of the most experienced private equity fund managers
in India, with a full cycle track record of investing capital raised from Institutions
of global repute. Mrs. Ramnath successfully built several businesses in the ICICI
Group including Investment Banking, e-commerce and private equity. As the MD &
CEO of ICICI Venture for close to a decade, she led that firm to become one of the
largest private equity funds in India.
Mr. D D RathiNon-Executive Director
D D Rathi is a Chartered Accountant. He was the Whole time Director and Chief Financial
Officer of Grasim Industries Limited. He has worked for over 2 decades with the
Aditya Birla Group in a variety of roles and capacities. He has contributed towards
restructuring, financial re-engineering, resource mobilisation and shareholder value
Mr. K. K. Maheshwari Managing Director
Mr. Maheshwari has been a long serving member of the Aditya Birla Group, and brings
in multi business, multi-geography and multi-cultural exposure, and has held a variety
of roles across the Group. A Chartered Accountant by qualification, with around
38 years of experience, of which over 3 decades have been with the Aditya Birla
Group, Mr. Maheshwari has built extensive profit and cost centre experience in more
than one Business. He scripted the growth of the Group’s VSF Business towards a
more competitive and sustainable model, guiding greenfield and brownfield expansions
in India and overseas. He has brought in strong execution rigor to his work, and
has considerably strengthened both innovation and new products development.
Mr Atul Daga Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer
Mr Atul Daga is Whole-time Director and Chief Financial Officer at UltraTech Cement Ltd. At UltraTech, he has undertaken several initiatives such as creating a robust platform for managing Investor Relations, evaluating M&A opportunities, and setting new benchmarks for raising long term borrowings in the domestic financial markets.
A Chartered Accountant by qualification, he has over 29 years’ experience, of which over two decades have been with the Aditya Birla Group. He joined the Group in 1988 at Rajashree Cement, a division of the then Indian Rayon Limited. He has worked as Executive Assistant with the late Mr. Aditya Birla, where he worked closely with the cement, aluminium, carbon black and VSF & Chemicals business. Mr. Daga has worked with the Corporate Finance Group of Aditya Birla Management Corporation Private Limited, as the portfolio owner of Corporate Management Information Systems. In 2007, he moved to Aditya Birla Retail Limited to head the Finance function of the start-up. He built a strong team, taking over as the Chief Financial Officer from 2010. In 2014, Mr. Daga took over as the Chief Financial Officer of UltraTech Cement Limited.