Board of Directors

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Shri Ram Prasad Agarwala, Chairman & Non-Executive Director (DIN -00060359)

Aged about 66 years, is a Promoter Director of the Company since 04.12.1989. He is a Commerce Graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and has 45 years of rich experience in Transportation and Trading of Coal & Coke and Chemicals like Soda Ash. He has also experience in importing of Coal & Coke from different countries like China, Australia, Indonesia, etc. which have been a major source of raw material for the last 6-7 years.

Shri Pawan Kumar Agarwal, Managing Director  (DIN 00060418) 

Aged about 60 years, is a Promoter Director of the Company since 04.12.1989. He is working as Managing Director since 1995. He did his schooling from B.I.T.S. Pilani and is a Commerce Graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta. He has more than 39 years of experience in the field of Bulk Transportation, setting up of wind farms, Trading of Coal, Coke and Lignite and has achieved a great success in these fields.

Shri Narayan Prasad Agarwal, Non-Executive Director (DIN 00060384)

Aged about 61 years, is a Promoter Director of the Company since 04.12.1989. He is a Commerce Graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta and has more than 27 years of rich experience mainly in the financial activities of their own Group Companies. He is also involved in active trading and supplies of Coal, Coke.

Shri Saurabh Jhunjhunwala, Non-Executive Director and Member of  Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship  Committee  (DIN 00060432)  

Aged about 44 years is a Commerce Graduate having about 8 years of experience. He is the son of Shri Ramprasad Agarwal. He is looking after the day-to-day management of Kolkata Office. He has been appointed as Additional Director of the Company on 01.12.1999 and later was appointed as Director of the Company by the members of the Company at their 10th Annual General Meeting held on 30.09.1999. He is member of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’/ Investors’ Grievance Committee since 22.03.2003. Recently he has successfully set up a Petrol Pump in Haldia.

Shri Virendra Sharma, Independent Director and Chairman of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee (DIN: 01148786)

Aged about 64 years, a Commerce Graduate, has been appointed as an Additional Director of the Company on 17.12.1996 and later on, he has been appointed as Director by members of the Company at their 8th Annual General Meeting held on 30.09.1997 He is an Independent Director of the Company since appointment. He is also Chairman of Audit Committee, Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’/ Investors’ Grievance Committee since 22.03.2003.


Pursuant to provisions of Section 149 and 152 read with Schedule IV and other applicable provision, if any, of the Companies Act, 2013 and of rules made thereunder and of SEBI (Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements) 2015, as amended from time to time Mr. Virendra Sharma Independent Director of the Company has been reappointed by members of the Company at their 30th Annual General Meeting,  as an Independent Director for another term of five years and shall hold office upto 31st March, 2024”

Mrs. Aarefa Kutub Kapasi, Independent Woman Director and Member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Stakeholders Relationship Committee (DIN: 07127418) 

Aged about 29 years, a Practicing Company Secretary, has been appointed as an Additional Independent Woman Director of the Company on 23.03.2015 and later on she has been appointed as Director by members of the Company at their 26th Annual General Meeting held on 30th September, 2015. She is also member of Audit Committee, Nomination and Remuneration Committee and Shareholders’/ Investors’ Grievance Committee.


Further pursuant to provisions of Section 149 and 152 read with Schedule IV and other applicable provision, if any, of the Companies Act, 2013 and of rules made thereunder and of SEBI ( Listing Obligations and Disclosure Requirements ) 2015, as amended from time to time, she has been re-appointed as Independent Woman Director of the Company whose term expires on 22nd March, 2020 by members of the Company at their 30th Annual General Meeting for another term of five years and shall hold office upto 21st March, 2025”

Shri Rajesh Vasantlal Tripathi, Independent Director (DIN: 08362877)

Mr. Rajesh Vasantlal Tripathi who was appointed as an Additional Director by the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 8th March, 2019 as an Independent Director of the Company.  Pursuant to the provision of the Companies Act, 2013 Mr. Rajesh Vasantlal Tripathi has been appointed by members of the Company at their 30th annual general meeting of the Company held on 19th September, 2019 for a  period of five years from 8th March, 2019 as an Independent Director not liable to retire by rotation.


He has rich experience in marketing, printing, publishing and administration matters.

Mrs. Deepika Pradeep Soni, Independent Director (DIN: 08846908)

The Board of Directors of the Company at its meeting held on August 25, 2020, appointed Mrs. Dipika Pradeep Soni as an Additional Director of the Company in the capacity of Independent Director for a term of 5 years with effect from August 25, 2020. Later on her appointed was ratified by members in their 31st Annual General Meeting as Independent Director held on 30th September, 2020.. Aged about 33 years, she is B.Com and Associate member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has expertise in Company law, SEBI law, accounting matters and other administration matters.

The Company has appointed highly skilled professionals at all its key functions.

Key managerial persons

  • Shri  Suresh Kumar Verma, FCS - Heads finance and Secretarial functions

  • Shri Roshan Lal Saklani, CFO - Heads Accounts and Audit


Head of Divisions

  • Shri Sivarama Krishna Bontala (MBA), Head of Transport and Logistic Division, HRD &  Wind Mill Division 

  • Shri Anil Kumar Sharma, Sales Head - FTL Division

  • Shri Dhanraj Vyas (Engineer), Head of trading division for Bosch Aftermarket Spare Parts

  • Shri Vikram Shah, Head of trading Division for M&M Aftermarket Spare Parts

  • Shri Rampal Singh, Head of Petrol pump at Haldia

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