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

Business Head, Executive Director & CFO

An Aditya Birla Group veteran for 33 years, Mr. Atul Daga, is a chartered accountant by profession. He has served as the CFO in multiple businesses within the group. His experience is broad based in sectors such as cement, retail, aluminum, carbon black, textiles, tyre cord & fibre. Mr. Atul Daga was instrumental in restructuring of the Group's overseas businesses. As Principal Executive Assistant to Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla and Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, he imbibed the vision to take Indian business beyond its geographical boundaries while retaining the humane values and principles espoused by our founder. Mr. Atul Daga has gained experience in different roles like Financial Planning, Treasury Management, Business Strategy, Merger & Acquisition, and Investor Relations. He has been ranked amongst the top three CFOs in the Building Materials Segment in Asia by the Institutional Investor magazine. Some of his key achievements include acquisitions for over US$4 billion in the cement industry in India as well as divestment of non-core assets outside India. He has also been instrumental in setting up a state-of-the-art 700-member Shared Services Centre for the accounting function of UltraTech.

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.

Management Team

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

Mr. E. R. Raj Narayanan

Business Head and Chief Manufacturing officer

Mr. Raj Narayanan is the Business Head and Chief Manufacturing officer of UltraTech Cement Limited. Before joining UltraTech, he was Group Executive President for Chlor Alkali and the VFY segments of Grasim Industries. During his other stints within the group, he held positions as CEO of insulators & fertilizers and Senior President of Overseas chemical businesses. 

Prior to joining Aditya Birla Group in 2008, Mr. Raj Narayanan worked in leading companies in the chemicals and industrial products space. He served as MD of Linde Gases India Limited, MD of Lanxess India Private Limited, and Country Head of Bayer Chemicals in India.

He was the recipient of Aditya Birla Group Chairman’s outstanding leader award in 2018. He is a chemical engineer by qualification.

Mr Vivek Agrawal

Mr Vivek Agrawal

Business Head and Chief Marketing Officer

Mr. Vivek Agrawal is Business Head and Chief Marketing Officer at UltraTech Cement. Mr. Agrawal has spent a major part of his professional career at UltraTech’s Cement Business, holding a number of critical positions. He joined the Group in 1993 as a Zonal Manager in the Cement Marketing Division and went on to hold important positions such as Zonal Head – Grey Cement South; Head, Marketing – Birla White; and Head – RMC Business.

Mr. Agrawal took over as the CEO of the acquired entity Star Cement in 2010 and in October 2013, took on the role of Chief Marketing Officer of the Cement Business. Mr. Agrawal was named an Aditya Birla Fellow in 2017, and was a recipient of the Chairman’s Outstanding Leader Award in 2019. He is a B.E.(Hons.) from NIT Allahabad and MBA from FMS, Delhi. He has done his Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Wharton Business School

Mr Atul Daga

Mr Atul Daga

Business Head, Executive Director & CFO

An Aditya Birla Group veteran for 33 years, Mr. Atul Daga, is a chartered accountant by profession. He has served as the CFO in multiple businesses within the group. His experience is broad based in sectors such as cement, retail, aluminum, carbon black, textiles, tyre cord & fibre.

Mr. Atul Daga was instrumental in restructuring of the Group's overseas businesses. As Principal Executive Assistant to Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla and Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, he imbibed the vision to take Indian business beyond its geographical boundaries while retaining the humane values and principles espoused by our founder.

Mr. Atul Daga has gained experience in different roles like Financial Planning, Treasury Management, Business Strategy, Merger & Acquisition, and Investor Relations. He has been ranked amongst the top three CFOs in the Building Materials Segment in Asia by the Institutional Investor magazine. Some of his key achievements include acquisitions for over US$4 billion in the cement industry in India as well as divestment of non-core assets outside India. He has also been instrumental in setting up a state-of-the-art 700-member Shared Services Centre for the accounting function of UltraTech.

 

Mr. Ramesh Mitragotri

Mr. Ramesh Mitragotri

Chief Human Resource Officer

Ramesh Mitragotri is an HR professional with about 35 years of experience across different industries and sectors such as Consumer products, Electronics, Engineering & Construction, Performance Materials, Cement, Retail and Chemicals and in a range of companies from family-owned and managed to multinational organizations.  He has been involved in Organisation Transformation and Changes Management over different life cycles of a business. His understanding of business and partnership with line managers has seen him successfully steer the organizations through challenging times.

He joined Aditya Birla Group in 2007 as Head – HR (Marketing Division) in Cement Business.  In 2009, he moved to Aditya Birla Retail Limited as Chief People Officer.  In 2015, he moved briefly as Group Head – Employee Relations when he was entrusted with early work of aligning Century group to ABG ways of working among other responsibilities.  He then moved as CHRO - Chemical, Fertilisers and Insulators business.  In November 2016, took over as CHRO for UltraTech Cement which is undergoing rapid expansion through acquisitions and organic growth during this period.