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Board of Directors and Committees

The Board of Directors has a combination of Executive and Non-Executive Directors. The Board comprises of four Whole-time Directors (the Managing Director and three Executive Directors) and four Non-executive Independent Directors.. Accordingly, the Composition of the Board is in conformity with the Listing Agreement.

Except the Managing Director, all other Directors are liable to retire by rotation as per the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013.

The names and categories of the Director on the Board are as under:

Mr. Shashi Kumar
Chairman & Independent Director

Mr. Shashi Kumar, aged 71 years, having about 48 years of rich experience in various fields, is a B.Sc. (Hons.) graduated in Mining Engineering form Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad and obtained his 2nd class Mine Managers Certificate of competency (in 1969) and 1st class Mine class Mine Managers Certificate of Competency (in 1970).

Since retirement from Coal India Limited Shri Shashi Kumar has been working as Advisor (Coal) to NTPC Ltd. IFFCO and Chhattisgarh Power Limited (a joint venture of IFFCO and the state of Chhattisgarh represented through CSEB).

Mr. B. L. Agrawal
Managing Director

Mr. B.L. Agrawal aged 64  years has over 39  years of experience is an Electronic Engineer, he is a first generation entrepreneur. While his family concentrated on its traditional trading business, it was his entrepreneurial spirit that laid the foundation of GPIL and the entry of the Agrawal family into the metals business.

Mr. Abhishek Agrawal
Executive Director

Mr.  Abhishek Agrawal, youngest son of Shri B.L. Agrawal, aged 33 years, is a second generation entrepreneur. He is qualified in Masters Degree in International Business from Leeds University, U.K.

With his entrepreneurial spirit, he laid the foundation and then successful operation of Pellet Plant in GPIL. His managerial skill and leadership quality is exemplary. His competence strategically directs the company.

Mr. Dinesh Agrawal
Executive Director

Mr. Dinesh Agrawal aged  46  years is also a second generation entrepreneur and is associated with the GPIL and the group activities for over 21 years, he is an Electrical Engineer and has been associated with the company’s Ferro alloys and steel rolling units in the past. He is currently overseeing the setting up of the captive power plant.

Mr. Dinesh Gandhi
Executive Director

Mr. Dinesh Gandhi aged 55 years is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Company Secretaries of India, he brings to the table his 29 years of experience in the areas of accounts, finance, project planning and financing. A dynamic financial analyst, his competence strategically directs the company.

Mr. Siddharth Agrawal
Executive Director

Shri Siddharth Agrawal aged 36 years is an M.B.A. having more than 10 years of experience in various capacities and presently he is Managing Director of Godawari Green Energy Limited (GGEL), a subsidiary of the Company, managing & overseeing the operation, which inter alia includes production, general administration and other associated matters etc.

Mr. Vinod Pillai
Non Executive Director

Mr. Vinod Pillai,aged 49 years, is a commerce graduate having two decades of experience in Sales, Administration, Liaisoning, Logistics, and has played a vital role in commissioning of new projects of Hira Group of Industries.

Ms. Bhavana G Desai
Woman Independent Director

Ms. Bhavna G. Desai is a Bachelor in Commerce from Bombay University having over two decades of experience in shares and security market activities. She was associated as a partner with a firm M/s G. B. Desai which is engaged in the business of dealing with securities.

Mr. Samir Agarwal
Independent Director

Mr. Samir Agarwal, (DIN: 00093687),born on 20th June, 1977, is promoter director of Indcap Advisors Pvt. Ltd. (a boutique investment bank) is also a co-founder of Neev Credit Pvt. Ltd. (student fee finance company – RBI registered NBFC) academically, he is also a IBBI registered Insolvency Resolution Professional.

Mr. Samir Agarwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and Chartered Financial Analyst (India). He was amongst the top 10 rank holders in CFA Final exams. Samir was recently awarded a Certificate in Business Excellence in recognition of completing Global Banking Program on Fintech, Digital and Analytics – an Executive Education program conducted by Columbia Business School, New York (an Ivy League Business School). He is also member of various Chambers of commerce and industry including ICBI and CII. He is member of finance sub-committee of Eastern Region, CII.

Mr. Samir Agarwal was earlier associated with global consultancy firms like Arthur Anderson and Ernst & Young. He was part of International Taxation Advisory group wherein he advised multinational clients like Colgate-Palmolive Inc, Cummins Inc, J P Morgan Chase & Co., American Express Bank, McKinsey Inc, Sharp Electronics, General Motors, etc.

Having more than 20 years of post-qualification experience, Mr. Samir Agrawal has handled various assignments successfully in sphere of capital raising, mergers and acquisitions, financial structuring and corporate restructuring.

Mr. Raj Kamal Bindal
Independent Director

Mr. Raj Kamal Bindal (DIN: 07423392) is a Master in Commerce (with specialization in Finance and Corporate Laws), Chartered Accountant and MBA (with specialization in Finance) with more than 22 years of post-qualification experience in the areas of Energy, Infrastructure, Project Management, Financial Services and Infrastructure Finance.

He was earlier associates with Ernst & Young, Deloitte and ICRA Management Consulting (Moody’s). He has been appointed as an Independent Director on the Board of Director of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL) with effect from 31st January 2020.

He is having adequate experience in Political Analysis, core understanding of issues that affects Infrastructure sectors in India, and proficiency in using relationship building skills to obtain long-term sustainable results in varied settings, successfully navigated the complex corridors of bureaucracy and political leaders, understanding of Government processes, working of Public Sector at all levels of Government in India and Provincial Governments across India.

Composition of Various Committees of Board of Directors

Audit Committee

The Audit Committee consists of four Independent Directors. The Committee’s composition meets with requirements of Section 177 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 18 of SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Audit Committee comprises of following Directors:

Name Designation
Mr. Shashi Kumar Chairman (Independent Director)
Mr. Raj Kamal Bindal Member (Independent Director)
Mr. Samir Agarwal Member (Independent Director)
Miss Bhavna Govinbhai Desai Member (Independent Director)

Nomination And Remuneration Committee

The Nomination and Remuneration Committee consists of two Independent Directors and one Non-executive Director. The Committee’s composition meets with requirements of Section 178 of the Companies Act, 2013 and Regulation 19 of SEBI (Listing Obligation and Disclosure Requirements) Regulations, 2015. The Nomination and Remuneration Committee comprises of following Directors:

Name Designation
Mr. Shashi Kumar Chairperson (Independent Director)
Miss Bhavna Govinbhai Desai Member (Independent Director)
Mr. Raj Kamal Bindal Member (Independent Director)

Stakeholders Relationship Committee:

The Stakeholders Relationship Committee consists of two Independent Directors and one Non-executive Director. The detailed composition of the members of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee at present is given below:

Name Designation
Ms. Bhavna G. Desai Chairperson (Independent Director)
Mr. Dinesh Kumar Gandhi Member (Executive Director)
Mr. Samir Agarwal Member (Independent Director)

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee:

The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee consists of One Independent Director and Two Executive Directors. The detailed composition of the members of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at present is given below:

Name Designation
Mr. Shashi Kumar Chairman (Independent Director)
Mr. Abhishek Agrawal Member (Executive Director)
Mr. Vinod Pillai Member (Non Executive Director)

Risk Management Committee:

The Corporate Social Responsibility Committee consists of One Independent Director and Two Executive Directors. The detailed composition of the members of the Corporate Social Responsibility Committee at present is given below:

Name Designation
Mr. Shashi Kumar Chairman (Independent Director)
Mr. Vinod Pillai Member (Non Executive Director)
Mr. Vivek Agrawal Member (Chief Operating Officer)

Globalization is gathering momentum and so, we are also replicating the best governing practices as being followed in other parts of the developed countries irrespective of the political, cultural and historical factors. Although this factors continue to be formidable barriers, our approach is always proactive and effective in embracing the best corporate governance practices in the world with a vision to maximize share holders value.

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