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Board of Directors

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla

Chairman,
UltraTech Cement Limited.

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla is the Chairman of the US $48.3 billion multinational Aditya Birla Group, which operates in 35 countries across six continents. Over 50 per cent of its revenues flow from its operations outside India.

Mrs. Rajashree Birla

Mrs. Rajashree Birla

Non-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.

Ms Alka Bharucha

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.

Mrs. Sukanya Kripalu

Mrs. Sukanya Kripalu

Independent 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. K. K. Maheshwari

Mr. K. K. Maheshwari

Vice Chairman and Non-Executive 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

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.

Mr. Arun Adhikari

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 Sunil Duggal

Mr Sunil Duggal

Independent Director

Mr. Duggal is a Bachelor of Technology Hons. (Electrical Engineering) from BITS, Pilani and holds a post graduate diploma in Business Management (Marketing) from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Mr. Duggal joined Dabur India Limited in 1994 and served as CEO of the FMCG major for 17 years from 2002 till 2019, becoming the longest serving CEO of the FMCG major. Mr. Duggal has chaired and co-chaired numerous committees such as Indo-Turkish JBC and FICCI Committee on Food processing. Awarded numerous accolades such as being recognised as FMCG CEO of the year thrice and amongst India's top wealth creators several times. He was also honoured with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta in 2019 for achievement in the business and social fields.

Mr. S B Mathur

Mr. S B Mathur

Independent 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. K. C. Jhanwar

Mr. K. C. Jhanwar

Managing Director

Mr. Jhanwar is a Chartered Accountant with over 37 years’ experience, of which 34 years’ have been with the Aditya Birla Group. He has held various roles in Finance, Operations and General Management across the Cement and Chemicals Business of the Group, including greenfield and brownfield expansions.

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Mr. K.C. Jhanwar

Mr. K. C. Jhanwar

Managing Director,
UltraTech Cement Limited.

Mr. K. C. Jhanwar, managing director of UltraTech Cement Limited, is a veteran of the Aditya Birla Group with a career spanning more than 38 years in the Group. A chartered accountant by profession, Mr Jhanwar joined the Cement business of Aditya Birla Group as a management trainee in 1981.  

Within the Group, he has worked across finance, operations and general management roles in the cement and chemical sectors, and has expertise in project management and commercial skills. He also has significant experience in acquisitions and integration. He has been exceptional in his networking and relationship building skills with customers and other stakeholders and has built a strong franchise for the business. He has been a capable team builder and has strong people skills.

Mr. E R Raj Narayanan

Chief Manufacturing Officer.

Mr. Vivek Agrawal

Group Executive President, Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Atul Daga

Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ramesh Mitragotri

Chief Human Resource Officer