Pratik Agarwal serves as Non-Executive Director of the Investment Manager since July 31, 2018. Prior to this, he was an Executive Director of the Investment Manager and had been appointed on July 19, 2011. He has also served as the Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Manager since November 7, 2016. He holds a master’s degree in business administration from London Business School and a bachelor’s degree from Wharton Business School. He has also been the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited since June 2016. He is also the vice-chairman of Sterlite Power Grid Ventures Limited. Pratik Agarwal has over 10 years of experience in building core infrastructure businesses in ports, power transmission and broadband sector in India. He has been instrumental in transforming the way infrastructure projects - especially power transmission being built by deploying global technologies like LiDAR survey, heli-stringing and helicrane construction. Pratik Agarwal is also the Chairman of the Transmission Task Force constituted by FICCI.
Tarun Kataria was appointed as an Additional Independent Director on the board of the Investment Manager on October 29, 2016. He holds a Masters of Business Administration degree in Finance from The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Accountant. He is also Independent Non-Executive Director of Mapletree Logistics Trust Management Ltd., manager of Mapletree Logistics Trust, an entity listed on the Singapore Stock Exchange. He is also Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of HSBC Bank (Singapore) Ltd. In India, he is Independent Non-Executive Director of Westlife Development Limited (and Chair of the Risk Management Committee) and Poddar Housing and Development Limited. He has almost 30 years of investment banking and capital markets experience in New York, Hong Kong, Singapore and Mumbai. He was previously CEO India of Religare Capital Markets Limited. Prior to this he was Managing Director and Head of Global Banking and Markets at HSBC India, Vice Chairman of HSBC Securities and Capital Markets Private Limited and Non-Executive Director of HSBC InvestDirect Limited. Before moving to India, Mr. Kataria was based in Hong Kong as Managing Director and Head of Institutional Sales, Asia Pacific for HSBC Global Markets responsible for all client facing activity in foreign exchange, derivatives, equities and fixed income.
Kuldip K. Kaura was appointed as an Additional Non-executive Director on the board of the Investment Manager on October 28, 2016. He holds a bachelor‘s degree in Mechanical Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani. He is a business leader with rich experience in cement, natural resources and power generation and transmission sectors. Kuldip served as the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of ACC Limited from August 13, 2010 to August 13, 2014. He served as the Director and Chief Executive Officer of Vedanta from March 2005 to September 2008 and as the Chief Operating Officer of Vedanta Resources Plc. and Managing Director of Sterlite Industries India Limited. He has also served as Managing Director of Hindustan Zinc Limited from April 2002 to March 2004. Before joining the Vedanta group, he was the Managing Director and Country Manager of ABB India Limited. He has served as a member of the National Council of Confederation of Indian Industries and is an office-bearer of other such professional bodies.
Mr. Shashikant H. Bhojani is a Partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (including, erstwhile Amarchand & Mangaldas & Suresh A. Shroff & Co.) since 2001. He has previously worked with ICICI Limited (now, ICICI Bank Limited) for almost 28 years starting as a law officer and reaching the board of directors of ICICI Limited, as deputy managing director and general counsel. He has been ranked as senior statesman and as notable practitioner in banking and finance sphere by Chambers Asia Pacific (2017), rated as a 'leading lawyer' for banking by IFLR1000 (2016), and senior statesman and eminent practitioner in banking and finance by Chambers Asia Pacific (2016). He previously served as an independent director on the board of directors of L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited. He has also served on the board of directors of L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited and as a director on the boards of various companies. He has been a member of various committees and working groups established by the Government of India and SEBI.
Mr. Asthana is from the 1978 batch of the IAS, and retired in 2013. He currently serves as a non-executive independent director at Mahindra Vehicles Manufacturing Limited, Aegis Logistics, NBS International, Vadhivare Speciality Chemicals Ltd and Mumbai Metro Rail Corporation Limited.
He served as the Metropolitan Commissioner of Mumbai Metropolitan Region Development Authority between 2011 and 2013 where his primary role was planning for the Mumbai Metropolitan region and implementation of large infrastructure projects. He was also the Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust from 2008 to 2011 where he was heading operations and management of Mumbai Port. He was responsible for the formulation and approvals for new projects of capacity addition and implementation of large projects on public private partnership basis. He has also served as the principal secretary of the Department of Energy of the Government of Maharashtra and was responsible for formulating the Renewable Energy Policy for the State of Maharashtra. He was also the Chairman of Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Ltd. He has been a Director on the Board of TATA power, as well as a member on the Governing Board of TATA Memorial Hospital
Mr. Asthana, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Technology (Aeronautical) from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master’s degree in Business Administration in International Business from ICPE University of Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Harsh Shah serves as the Chief Executive Officer since August 1, 2018 and Whole-Time Director of the Investment Manager since January 15, 2018. Previously he served as the Chief Financial Officer of the Investment Manager appointed on November 7, 2016 and was also the Chief Financial Officer of Sterlite Power Transmission Limited, the holding company of the Investment Manager. He holds a master’s degree in Business Administration from the National University of Singapore and a bachelor‘s degree in electrical engineering from the Nirma Institute of Technology, Gujarat University. He has approximately 10 years of experience in private equity financing, mergers and acquisitions, infrastructure financing, regulatory and macroeconomic policy issues with a focus on the infrastructure sector. Prior to joining Sterlite, Harsh Shah has worked with Larsen & Toubro Limited, L&T Infrastructure Finance Company Limited and Procter & Gamble International Operations Pte. Limited.