Havells India Limited is a Fast Moving Electrical Goods (FMEG) Company with an extremely strong global presence, thanks to our philosophy of Make in India, extensive distribution network and world class quality.
Chairman And Managing Director
DIN : 00011892
Heading one of the most prominent electrical and consumer durable companies in India, Shri Anil Rai Gupta is the Chairman and Managing Director of Havells, and is the son of Late Shri Qimat Rai Gupta. He has been a constant support to his father for 22 years, supporting him in all his endeavors until in 2014 when the duties and responsibilities were passed on to him. Mr. Gupta has catered to the company’s needs since 2006 and has also served as the Executive Director to the company since 1992 itself.
Being a member of the Shri Ram College of Commerce alumni committee, in New Delhi, Mr. Gupta has pursued his higher studies from the Wake Forest University in North Carolina, USA. He holds an MBA in Marketing and Finance. His marketing strategies proved to be highly fundamental for transforming Havells from a family brand to a globally recognized electricals and consumer durable company.
2003 marked the year for Havells’ success as Mr. Anil Rai Gupta led the company to diversify from being a sole industrial product. Havells has an unmatched marketing distribution in today’s day and age and has henceforth, strengthened its leadership in the market. Like his father who believed in giving back to the society, Mr. Anil Rai Gupta, blessed by his late father started the mid-day meal program through the QRG Foundation. Mr. Anil Rai Gupta, hence, puts forward his belief in bringing out leaders that would serve the country through liberal arts. He is also one of the founding members of one of the first liberal Arts universities in India, the Ashoka University. His goal of securing the economic and societal goals of Havells has stemmed deeply through his own learning and beliefs, as he strives to make the company achieve greater depths in the coming years.
Non-Executive Non-Independent Director
One of the eminent First Directors of the Company, Shri Surjit Kumar Gupta is a reputed member of the Promoter Group. The technical pioneer of Havells, the company has emerged as the leading organization in the Electrical Industry with an outstanding prominence for high-quality engineered products. Gupta was the prime motivator for initial exposures of Havells to international manufacturers and technology. Havells have successfully entered into several foreign alliances under the guidance of Sh. Surjit Kumar Gupta.
A Bachelor in Engineering (Electronics & Communication) from Delhi University and an MBA (Marketing and Finance) from Wake Forest University, North Carolina, USA, Shri Ameet Kumar Gupta is an ardent member of the Promoter Group and is actively involved in new business development activities along with Shri Anil Rai Gupta. He is authorized to make new product introduction and development along with setting up of new plants and manufacturing facilities for the QRG group. Gupta’s functions include spearheading new projects being under taken by the organization.
Whole-Time Director (Finance) and Group CFO
Highly qualified Chartered Accountant with rich experience in finance and allied fields, Shri Rajesh Gupta, is the Whole-time Director (Finance) and Group CFO of Havells Company. He has been long associated with the QRG group since the beginning of his career and has helped shape up the finance sector and simultaneously played a multi-dimensional role in creating the culture, systems and processes across the organization.
DIN : 00019080
The co-promoter of Asian Paints, Mr. Jalaj Ashwin Dani has spent over 2 decades in various capacities with the Company. Asian Paints is Asia's third largest paint company and amongst the top ten paint manufacturers in the world with manufacturing presence in 19 countries and servicing customers in more than 65 countries. In his last assignment with Asian Paints, Mr. Dani was responsible for the Supply Chain and Chemicals business of the Company. He also spearheaded the Human Resources, Corporate Quality and Safety Functions at the group level. Mr. Jalaj Ashwin Dani studied Chemical Engineering from USA and is also a Certificate holder for participation in the Advanced Management Program conducted by INSEAD, Fontainebleau, Paris. He has been chairing the Paints and Coatings Sector Skill Council (PCSC) from its inception in 2015. He was the President of The Indian Paint Association (IPA) for 2015-17. Mr. Dani is actively involved in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Young President's Organization (YPO), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) and other Business Councils in various capacities. He also serves on Next Generation of Leaders Board (NGLB) in Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He was identified as 'Stars 2000' - Potential Leaders in the New Millennium by 'Business India' Magazine way back in 1998. Mr. Dani is also part of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushalya Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Steering Committee instituted by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship of India. Over the last 8 years, Mr. Dani has devoted a lot of his time in philanthropic activities which he believes is crucial for developing the society. He personally oversees initiatives in education sector (touching lives of more than 10,000 students in rural Gujarat), infant and women health sectors (working with more than 800 health workers in two districts of Gujarat) and skilling sports professionals (Physical Education Teachers to high performance coaching and support services).
DIN : 03518633
A graduate from University of Virginia, USA and Bangalore University, Smt. Pratima Ram is an experienced banker with three decades of service in Corporate, International and Investment Banking. She has worked in India, USA and South Africa. Ram held the position of Chief General Manager and Country Head of United States operations of State Bank of India and prior to this she was the CEO of the South African operations of the Bank. At SBI Capital Markets, she led the Corporate Advisory, M&A, and project Appraisal businesses. While at SBI, she also headed the Diamond Financing business of the Bank. On leaving the public sector, she joined private sector in the infrastructure space as Group President Finance at Punj Lloyd Group having diversified operations in more than 15 countries. She has held Board position in SBI California Lloyd, USA and India Infoline Finance Ltd., Mumbai.
DIN : 00042167
The fundamental activist in the development of the IT services industry in India, Shri T. V. Mohandas Pai have successfully instituted several industry-firsts in the Country. Prior to this, he was a Member of the Board at Infosys Ltd., where he also served as CFO and the lead for Human Resources and Education & Research. The inaugurator of broad-based employee stock option plan, Pai led the first Indian company to list in the U.S. etc. He co-founded Aarin Capital Partners in early 2012 to fund opportunities in Health Care, Life Sciences, Education and Technology-led businesses He is also the Chairman of SEBI Primary Markets Advisory Committee (PMAC). He was a Trustee of the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) Foundation and a Member of the Dr. Anil Kakodkar Committee on Autonomy for the IITs and the Karnataka Knowledge Commission. Pai is currently a Member on the Boards of IIT, Hyderabad. Chairperson, FICCI Higher Education Committee. He was a Member of various important national committees like the Kelkar Committee, constituted by the Ministry of Finance, GoI; the Non-Resident Taxation Committee as well as the Chair of the Karnataka ICT Group 2020. A keen philanthropist, Sh. T.V. Mohandas Pai helped set up the Akshaya Patra Foundation in Bangalore which today delivers a hot mid-day meal to over 1.4 million school children in 11,000 government schools across 9 states in India along with other likeminded persons. In April 2015, the President of India awarded him the Padma Shri in recognition of his efforts for the betterment of the nation in areas of Trade and Industry.
DIN : 00143973
Shri Puneet Bhatia is the successful Managing Director and Country Head of India for TPG Asia. Prior to joining TPG Asia in April 2002, Shri Puneet Bhatia was Chief Executive, Private Equity Group for GE Capital India, where he was responsible for conceptualizing and creating its direct and strategic private equity investment group. Before that, he was also associated with ICICI Ltd. from 1990 to 1995 in the Project and Corporate Finance group and thereafter worked as Senior Analyst with Crosby Securities from 1995 to 1996 covering the automobiles and consumer sectors. Presently Bhatia serves as the Director on the Boards of Shriram Transport Finance and Shriram City Union Finance. He holds a B.Com Honors degree from the Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi and an M.B.A. from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.
DIN : 00010336
Additional Director (Independent)
Shri Upendra Kumar Sinha is the former Chairman, Securities and Exchange Board of India. Prior to this, Shri Sinha was Chairman & Managing Director of UTI Asset Management Company Ltd. and Chairman of Association of Mutual Funds in India.Shri Sinha, an ex-Indian Administrative Service Officer, has held several responsible positions with distinction in the State and Central Governments. He was Joint Secretary (Banking) and Joint Secretary (Capital Markets), Ministry of Finance, Government of India.Shri U K Sinha was the Chairman of the Working Group on Foreign Investment in India formed by the Government of India. He was a member of several committees set up by the Government of India including the Committees on Liquidity Management, FIIs, Corporate Bond Market and Investor Protection.Shri Sinha is credited with starting the micro pension movement in the country for mobilizing retirement savings from low earning – unorganized sector workers.Shri Sinha started as a Probationary Officer at the State Bank of India, where he remained for three years. He was the Managing Director at the State Credit and Investment Corporation at Patna. Shri Sinha has deep experience in Indian capital markets and was responsible for several measures such as initiating demutualization and corporatization of stock exchanges and modifications in different regulations related to IPOs, take-overs, Mutual Funds, etc. Shri Sinha was responsible for drafting the SEBI (Amendment) Act, 2002, UTI (Repeal) Act, 2002, the Securities Law Amendment Act, 2004 and the PFRDA Bill 2005. Shri Sinha was selected for the Indian Administrative Service in 1976. He holds a M.Sc. and LLB degree.
DIN : 03562264
Mr Siddhartha Pandit has been heading the Legal Department of the Company since 2015. LEP (Leadership Excellence Program) from Harvard Business School and BA LLB from Delhi University, Mr. Pandit is an astute legal professional with over 27 years of extensive experience across industries with expertise in Contract Drafting & Negotiations, Litigation Management (Civil & Criminal), Dispute Resolution, Mergers & Acquistions, Statutory Compliances, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) etc. He began his career by gaining court experience under Mr. P.P Malhotra (Sr. Advocate) and also worked with Rajinder Narain & Co. Later he moved into Corporate to work with Max India, Samsung, Ciena , Carrier and Tower Vision. In his last assignment, he was associated with Indus Towers as VP - Legal.
DIN : 00979731
Mr. S.S. Mundra retired as Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India on 30th July 2017 after completing a stint of three years. Prior to that, the last position held by him was as Chairman and Managing Director of Bank of Baroda from where he superannuated in July 2014. In his banking career spanning over four decades, Mr. Mundra held several important positions including that of Executive Director of Union Bank of India, Chief Executive of Bank of Baroda (European Operations) amongst others. He also served as RBI’s nominee on the Financial Stability Board (G20 Forum) and its various committees. Mr. Mundra was also the Vice-chair of OECD’s International Network on Financial Education (INFE).
Amity University has conferred the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.), Honoris Causa, upon Mr. Mundra, in recognition of his services in the field of banking and related areas.
He is now on the Board of BSE Ltd., DSP Investment Managers Pvt. Ltd., Indiabulls Housing Finance Limited, Airtel Payments Bank Limited, Acuite Ratings & Research Ltd., and Ayana Renewable Power Private Limited as Independent Director, besides being on various Advisory Boards such as of M/s. Encore Asset Reconstruction Pvt. Ltd., Global Risk Advisory Committee of PayU Global – Netherlands, India Advisory Board of Master Cards, Governing Board of IMT – Ghaziabad, to name a few.
DIN : 01705080
Mr. B Prasada Rao served as the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited, India till 31st December 2015, a Maharatna enterprise that ranks among the world’s leading companies engaged in Power Plant Equipment (PPE) manufacture with sales spread over 76 countries. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate from Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University, Kakinada and a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai. During a career spanning more than 37 years in BHEL, Mr. Rao handled a variety of assignments and has diversified, versatile and varied experience both in Strategic as well as operational areas in all business segments of BHEL. He was elevated to the Board of BHEL in 2007 and as its Chairman & managing Director in 2009.
Mr. Rao served as member of the Studies Group of World Energy Council for two terms. He was the Chairman of CII Public Sector Enterprises Council, was on the Board of Governors of IIM, Kashipur and is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers (India) and Indian National Academy of Engineering. He has to his credit a number of awards and accolades, both institutional and individual.
Post retirement from BHEL, he has taken up the responsibility as Managing Director of Steag Energy Services India, a 100% owned subsidiary of Steag Energy Services Germany- an organization involved in offering Engineering, consultancy and other services related to improvement of Energy Efficiency, in Power Sector including Operation and Maintenance of all types of Power Plants.
DIN : 00101328
Mr. Vivek Mehra is a well-respected senior Chartered Accountant with an illustrious professional career spanning over 40 years and experience spanning across sectors in Tax and Regulatory domains of Merger & Acquisition specializing in Cross-border Investment and Transaction Structuring.
He has held various leadership roles till April 2017 in PriceWaterhouseCoopers Private Ltd. (‘PWC’) as Partner/ Executive Director. He was the founder and national leader for PwC Regulatory and M&A Practices and has been elected on PwC Governance Oversight Board for two consecutive terms.
Mr. Mehra is extending his expertise as an Independent Director and esteemed Board Member for some prominent Indian Companies such as Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd., Embassy Office Parks Management Services Pvt. Ltd (Embassy/ Blackstone REIT Manager), HT Media Pvt. Ltd., DLF Ltd., Hero Future Energies Pvt. Ltd., Chambal Fertilizers and Chemicals Ltd. He is also on the Board of Governors of Lawrence School Sanawar and Grassroot Trading Network, a SEWA organisation.
Mr. Mehra graduated in 1975 with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) Degree from Sri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University. He has been a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1979 and has also given his valuable contribution as a member of the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI) Steering Committee and National Executive Committee.
DIN : 00994532
Smt Namrata 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, Mrs Kaul led the Corporate Bank practice as its India Head. She was also responsible for managing risk, credit, compliances and regulatory reporting for the Corporate portfolio of the Bank. In Deutsche Bank U.K., as part of the Strategic Leadership Team aiming to strengthen cross border networks, she set up an Asia Desk in London. She 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 currently serves as Independent Director on several Boards including Vivriti Capital, Schneider Electric, Bhopal Smart City Corporation and Prime Securities Ltd. 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 with intellectual and financial capital.
Actively engaged in the Social Development sector, Mrs Kaul is Vice Chair and Director on the Supervisory Board of Care International (Geneva), a leading international humanitarian organization engaged in long term international development projects to fight global poverty. She is a Board Member at Care India, a NGO engaged in the empowerment of women from poor and marginalized communities in India.
She 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.
DIN : 00671567
Ashish Bharat Ram took over as Managing Director of SRF Ltd. in January 2007. Under his leadership, SRF Ltd. has grown into a major global conglomerate with operations in 4 countries across India, Thailand, Hungary and South Africa. Today, its businesses cover a diverse portfolio of Technical Textiles, Fluorochemicals, Specialty Chemicals, and Packaging Films and command a market leadership position, both in India and overseas.
Prior to joining SRF Ltd. in 1994, Ashish had successful stints at American Express Bank, Toyota Motor Corporation, Japan, and DCM Toyota handling a variety of functions that included Sales, Strategy, Marketing, TQM, among others.
Ashish has been studying the dynamics of family businesses for a while now and regularly speaks on the subject at Indian and global platforms. He has also authored articles on subjects related to India’s economic scenario and entrepreneurship in leading publications. Ashish has been the Regional Chair for South Asia for the Young Presidents Organization (YPO), and is an active member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).
He holds a degree in Economics from Delhi University and an MBA from The Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University.