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Mr. Vinod Kumar Dhall (Non-executive Chairman) In Company Mr. Vinod Kumar Dhall is the Independent Non-Executive Chairman on the Board of the Company. Mr. Dhall was appointed as an Independent Director in December 2011.
Mr. Dhall holds a M.Sc. degree and a Law degree and was in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS).
Mr. Dhall has vast experience of 54 years. Mr. Dhall has served as Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, where he introduced path-breaking reforms, such as enactment of the Competition Act, and enhancing corporate insolvency and corporate governance provisions, setting up the Serious Frauds Investigation Office and initiating pioneering E- governance project MCA21.
Mr. Dhall has long experience in economic and industrial matters and regulatory experience. He is on the Boards of Directors of number of leading companies and is / has been member of various juries for awards in areas like corporate social responsibility and corporate governance. As Chairman / CEO of public sector companies, he has direct commercial experience and has also worked overseas with United Nations organizations.
Mr. Dhall was the first Member and Chairman (acting) of the Competition Commission of India (CCI) and is highly regarded as a leading expert in Indian competition law. His much-valued book on Competition Law is one of the first books on the subject in India.
Mr. Ranjan Pant In Company Mr. Ranjan Pant was appointed on the Board in December 2011 as an Independent.
Mr. Pant received an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and a bachelorâ€™s in engineering from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani.
Mr. Pant holds a total experience of 32 years including as global strategy management consultant and change management leader who advises Chief Executive Officers. Mr. Pant was a strategy consultant at a major global firm, where he led the worldwide Utility Practice. While at GE he led change management initiatives.
Mr. Arnab Roy In Company Mr. Arnab Roy is Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company since January 2021 and is associated with Schneider Electric since March 2017.
Mr. Roy is an Economics Graduate and a Professional Accountant by qualification. He has also done an Executive MBA from IIM-Bangalore. He is also a certified Black Belt in Six Sigma from GE.
Mr. Roy is having aggregate professional experience of 22 years primarily with US MNCâ€™s handling Finance, Accounts, Tax, Operations, Supply Chain, HR, IT, Admin & Regulatory Issues.
CFO & Head of Operations for last 12 years with US MNCâ€™s & member of country and APAC leadership team. Have done 5 P&L CFO roles over this period with organizations like Schneider Electric, GE, Tyco Healthcare, G4S and Herbalife. Prior to the CFO role worked as a Controller for 4 years with US MNC handling entire Finance & Accounts.
Mr. Roy is currently appointed as CFO for Schneider Electric India Private Limited.
Prior to Schneider Electric, he was CFO â€“ South Asia of G4S Plc, a UK based company and Finance Transformation Director with a global responsibility. Prior to G4S, with GE as Supply Chain CFO covering the manufacturing and sourcing portfolio of GE for all business with a P&L span of 2.2 Bn USD. Prior to that as CFO for the Industrial Solutions business of GE in India. Prior to GE, he has worked as CFO and Director Operations for Tyco Healthcare with South Asia responsibility.
Mr. Roy has also headed the HR Division â€“ India for Herbalife a US company. He has worked as Controller with Timken, A Tata Group Company, prior to Herbalife.
Mr. Anil Chaudhry In Company Mr. Anil Chaudhry is the Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company since March 2011. Mr. Chaudhry is the Zone President, International Operations, Schneider Electric, India.
Mr. Chaudhry is an engineering graduate from Thapar Institute of Engineering and Technology, Patiala. He further pursued an Executive Management Program from Harvard Business School and Stanford Business School and INSEAD.
Mr. Chaudhry has nearly 30 years of global experience in energy and Infrastructure sector and by holding leadership positions in management, operations, sales, strategy and business development.
Mr. Chaudhry champions the cause of energy efficient and green technologies and has done substantial amount of work, for French business interests worldwide with a focus on infrastructure development, sustainability & climate change, access to energy and skill development. He is determined to set new benchmarks for the usage of innovative techniques to provide world class solutions & services to customers. He is extremely passionate about promoting diversity & inclusion and is also member of Women Advisory Board at Schneider Electric.
In July 2015, Mr. Chaudhry was conferred the highest French civilian distinction â€“ Chevalier de la LĂ©gion dâ€™Honneur (Knight of the Legion of Honour) by President of Republic of France recognizing his significant contributions towards strengthening Indo-French economic relations.
He has published and presented numerous Technical and concept Papers at various national and international seminars for application of Digital Technology, Automation & IoT for Energy Management and Efficiency for Smart Infrastructure and Smart Cities. Mr. Chaudhry has recently been appointed as the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Schneider Electric India Private Limited, flagship company of Schneider Electric. He has lead the acquisition project combining of Schneider Electric Indiaâ€™s Low Voltage and Industry Automation business with L&Ts Electrical and Automation business.
Mr. Sugata Sircar In Company Mr. Sugata Sircar, is the Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company since November 2014 and is also the Chief Financial Officer and Country Finance Partner, Greater India Zone for Schneider Electric.
Mr. Sircar is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Sircar has 30 years of experience in various industries including Electrical Energy, City Gas Distribution, Manufacturing of Chemicals, Textiles, Tyres and FMCG and his focus areas are business performance management, strategy and business decision support, investment decisions, efficiency improvement, processes and systems, leadership and risk management.
He has worked as CFO and as Managing Director of a Public Limited Company in India. He has been actively involved in various CFO forums and is currently member of the CFO Board and President of the CFO Committee of The Indo French Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
Ms. Bidisha Nagaraj In Company Ms. Bidisha Nagaraj is the Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company since March 2018. She is also leading the Marketing function of Schneider Electric India as the Chief Marketing Officer.
Ms. Nagaraj is a Post Graduate in Mass Communications and has built expertise in the Marketing function all through her career.
Ms. Nagaraj has 26 years of cross-industry experience in Marketing and has spent a significant time of her career in Technology, Retail and Entrepreneurship. Her assignment portfolio has a well-rounded mix of Fortune 500 companies as well as Indian Early stage Start-Ups. Her diverse experience includes assignments in India as well as Asia Pacific regions.
Ms. Nagaraj started her career in Advertising with Lowe Lintas, on the Unilever business, she moved to Compaq Computers spearheading the launch of Compaq Presario in India. During her career, Ms. Nagaraj was associated with several companies in India and APAC region overseeing Consumer Marketing, Retail Expansion as well as Digital Transformation. The companies are Intel Corporation, Google India, India's largest Coffee Chain called Coffee Day Group. She also has a strong stint in advising early stage start-ups and became an Independent Marketing Advisor for companies in the areas of Education, Mobile Commerce, and Cab services, Food and Beverage and the Internet Talent Platform.
Mr. Sanjay Sudhakaran In Company Mr. Sanjay Sudhakaran is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company since May 2021. He is also leading the Digital Energy function of Schneider Electric as Vice President and has been associated with Schneider Group since 2019.
Mr. Sudhakaran is a Bachelor of Engineering - Production Engineering from University of Mumbai and holds certification from Darden Executive Education and Singapore Management University.
Mr. Sudhakaran is a P&L leader with 25 years of exposure to multiple industries & cultural settings and ability to lead diverse teams and deliver business results.
Before joining Schneider Electric in 2019, Mr. Sudhakaran was associated with Otis Elevator Co. as Senior Director - Asia Pacific (M&A, Sales & Marketing), handled new equipment sales & marketing across Asia Pacific for Otis with revenues in excess of $2 Billion reporting to Asia President and also lead M&A activities across the region.
Mr. Sudhakaran was also associated with United Technologies as Managing Director - Buildings & Industrial Solutions handling Fire and Security business for UTC-CCS in India with $80 M revenues and 800 employees, reporting to UTC India President. He has worked with Carrier Corporation in various roles.
Mr. Amol Phatek In Company Mr. Amol Phatak has been appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company since May 2021. He has been associated with Schneider Electric since 2006 and is also designated as Occupier of factories.
Mr. Amol Phatak is Bachelor of Engineering (Production) from Mumbai University. He has also completed Management Training from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Mr. Phatak has total 33 years of diverse experience in handling domestic and international assignments in Business Strategy & Industrial transformation, Supply Chain and Operations Management.
During his professional career, Mr. Phatak has worked with Siemens Limited for 18 years, in the Medium and Low Voltage Switchgear Products â€“ mainly in the various operational roles in the plant and in Industrial Transformation projects for the plant.
Mr. Phatak has worked in Areva T&D India Ltd. since 2006 (which thereafter merged with Schneider Electric) . He also has several years of experience in handling the Global Supply Chain function for Schneider Electric India Pvt Ltd, Electroshield, Samara (a 100 % Schneider acquired company in Russia) and Industrial Strategy Deployment for Asia Pacific region for Power Systems Division .
Since April 2021, Mr Amol Phatak has taken over the responsibility as Plant Director for the Medium and Low Voltage factory in Vadodara.
Mr. Vishar Subramanian Vasudevan In Company Mr. Vishar Subramanian Vasudevan was appointed as an Independent Non-Executive Director on the Board in June 2013.
Mr. Vasudevan is a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Vasudevan holds an experience of 42 years. During his professional journey, he held the position of CFO at Dr. Reddy's Laboratories Limited, responsible for Finance and Investor Relations for a period of 23 years. Under his leadership, Dr. Reddy's transformed itself from a start up to a US $ 1 Bn company and was listed in NYSE.
Mr. Vasudevan also held the position of Head of European Operations for a period of 3Â˝ years based in London and during this tenure was responsible for developing the European market for Dr. Reddy's through a series of organic and inorganic moves. As a member of Management Council at Dr. Reddy's, CFO and being on Board of companies in Europe and India, was a key member for developing the strategy and driving execution for Dr. Reddy's growth. He was a key participant in transforming the company from a regional API manufacturer to a global corporation and key player in formulating strategy and corporate policies.
Ms. Namrata Kaul In Company Namrata Kaul is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company since November 2019.
Ms. Namrata is a Chevening scholar from the London School of Economics, she holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lady Shri Ram College, Delhi University, and is a Management Postgraduate from IIM Ahmedabad.
Ms. Kaul is a career banker with extensive experience of over 30 years across Treasury, Corporate Banking, Debt Capital markets and Corporate finance in India and UK. As Managing Director at Deutsche Bank AG she led the Corporate Bank practice as its India head. Ms. Kaul was a member of the Deutsche Bank Asia Executive Committee, a Member of the Board of Deutsche Bank India, and a founding member of the Deutsche Bank Diversity Council. She is also an Investor and mentor at PadUp Ventures, a start-up incubator offering advisory services to early stage tech and digital companies in India and helping them grow successfully to the next level. Actively engaged in the Social Development sector, Ms. Kaul is Vice Chair of the Supervisory Board of Care International (Geneva), a leading international humanitarian organization engaged in fighting global poverty.