Board of Directors

Shri Harsh V. Lodha (Chairman)

An eminent Chartered Accountant who has served various committees and working groups set up by Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI); Indian Chambers of Commerce, Kolkata; Department of Company Affairs, Government of India; Reserve Bank of India; apart from being a member of the Accounting Standards Board set up by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and alternate member of the National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards set up by Government of India. He has handled professional advisory assignments in various fields and has been involved in various Trusts, Educational and Cultural Institutions.

Shri Dhanraj Bansal

Company Executive having rich and varied experience of over 5 decades in various facets of cable and other Industries including in the field of administration, production and marketing. His strength also includes strong relationship management, international alliances/tie ups and business development. He is actively associated with various cable industry forums in India and abroad and also served at the helm of all renowned power and telecommunication cables industry association(s) in India for several years.

Smt. Archana Capoor

Smt. Archana Capoor is a Science Graduate and MBA (Finance & Market Research) from Allahabad University. She possesses Corporate leadership experience of more than three decades. She has been the Chairperson and Managing Director of the Tourism Finance Corporation of India Ltd. (TFCI Ltd.) and the Finance Head of Housing and Urban Development Corporation (HUDCO).

She is Member Secretary & Project Advisor to Indian Trust for Rural Heritage and Development (ITRHD) and leading several projects to help the economically under privileged people under Corporate Social Responsibility.

Smt. Kiran Aggarwal

Smt. Kiran Aggarwal joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1964 and retired in 2002. During her tenure, she held significant posts as Principal Adviser, Planning Commission; Secretary to Govt. of India in the Ministries of Supply, Housing, Urban Development and Women and Child Development. As Additional Secretary in the Government of India, she worked in the Department of Administrative Reforms, Public Grievances and Training. In the State of Haryana, she held key posts in the Departments of Education, Tourism, Cultural. Affairs etc. Post retirement, she has served on some committees set up by the Government of India. These inter-alia were Training programmes for IAS probationers; Working of the AICTE; Committee to look into why government doctors were opting for private sector jobs; Trustee on the Victoria Memorial Hall Trust etc. Presently she is heading a Committee for Monitoring the Provision of Shelter for the Urban Homeless in Chandigarh. She is also on the Governing Body of the Janki Devi Memorial College, which is affiliated to the Delhi University. She is also heading an NGO working in Haryana and Delhi.

Shri Bachh Raj Nahar

Shri Bachh Raj Nahar holds a Bachelor's Degree in Commerce from University of Rajasthan. He is an eminent Chartered Accountant and has served in diverse fields at senior positions in large corporate houses. He in his last assignment served as the Managing Director of Birla Corporation Limited, the flagship Company of the MP Birla Group. He was holding senior positions in many large bodies’ corporates for four decades. Business world magazine had identified him as the most valuable CEO among India’s mid-size Cement Companies at its issue dated November 29, 2010. He was an Executive President of Vikram Ispat, a unit of Grasim Industries Limited. He was also an Executive Director of the Essar group, Mumbai, one of the largest diversified business houses in India.

Shri Pandanda Kariappa Madappa

Shri Pandanda Kariappa Madappa is presently serving as the Managing Director of Macmet Engineering Limited, India’s most successful Pipe Conveyor and Cross-Country Conveyor system supplier. He is a promoter of various Companies including ETA Aerospace Pvt. Ltd. which is a precision component manufacturer for the Aerospace and Defence industries, Macmet Technologies Limited which was India’s most successful Defence Simulator company, having supplied simulators to Indian Air Force, Army and Navy and Macmet Interactive Technologies Pvt. Ltd. which was the first Indian company to develop Set Top Boxes and Addressable Devices.

Shri R. Sridharan ( Chief Executive Officer )

Mr. R. Sridharan is a qualified Engineer from BITS, Pilani and has rich experience of more than three decades in the fields of Telecom, Power and LPG industries. He worked in various domains of Projects, Manufacturing, Quality Control & Assurance, Marketing & Business Development, Finance, Mergers & Acquisitions, HR and Administration, Product Development, etc.

He is at present working as CEO of Birla Cable Ltd. and also in Senior Management positions with other M.P. Birla Group of Companies, spearheading its various activities. He is also heading the Birla Group’s foray into LED Lighting Solutions as its CEO.