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Our business is empowered by a committed management team. The team brings in expertise, experience and superior domain knowledge, enabling us to achieve more.

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Board of Directors

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Mr Shiba Panda – President & CEO
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Mr Firdhose Coovadia – Director

Mr. Coovadia has over 18 years of investment banking, private equity, audit and investment experience gained in a variety of institutions including, KPMG, UBS Warburg, The National Investor and Al Naboodah Investments. His experience has largely been in emerging markets, (working out of Johannesburg, London and Dubai), and he has been involved in advising governments, parastatals and companies in South Africa (Transnet, Telkom, ACSA), on the African continent and in the Middle East. Most recently Mr. Coovadia has led the Essar team that has completed the biggest foreign direct investment transaction in the history of Zimbabwe, the privatization of Zisco Steel.

He has led or has been part of the core team on several landmark African & Middle Eastern transactions, including:

— The takeover by Dow Chemicals of Sentrachem Limited
— The takeover by Petronas Bhd of Engen Limited
— The sale of a strategic stake in Telkom South Africa to SBC Communications and Telekom Malaysia
— Advised Anglo American on the disposal of 30% of JCI to a BEE Consortium (South Africa's first large BEE transaction)
— IPO of Tamweel PJSC
— IPO of Kingdom Hotel Investments
— Private Placement for Thuraya Satellite
— Private Placement for Depa Interiors

Mr. Coovadia is a fourth generation South African, is married with three children and holds a Bachelors and Post Graduate diploma in Accounting from the University of Witwatersrand and is a South African qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Mr Mukesh Rohatgi – Director

Mr. Mukesh Rohatgi is the ex-Chairman and Managing Director of Engineering India Limited (EIL). A Chemical Engineer from IIT, Delhi (1971) and an MBA from University of Delhi (1973), Mr. Rohatgi has a brilliant career graph that helped him shape up his strong corporate profile. Whereas his engineering degree helped him sharpen his skills, his MBA provided the platform for a bright career in the corporate world.

A man with a mission to scale the greater heights of the engineering world, Mr. Rohatgi had made his mark on the corporate world by steering EIL to greater heights with his vital experience in operations, technology, projects, finance and administration of refinery. Mr. Rohatgi has wide experience in Refinery Management, Quality Assurance, Inspections, Advisory Engineering, Project Technology and Project Management.

Mr. Rohatgi, before joining EIL, was the Director (Refineries) of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Limited (BPCL) for couple of years. He has also served in the boards of Certification Engineers International Ltd and EIL Asia Pacific, Malaysia.

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Ms. S Gayathri, Additional Director
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Management team

Mr AV Amarnath, COO – India Operations & CEO, Heavy Infrastructure
   
Mr Gianluca Mosca, CEO, Hydrocarbons& COO Overseas Operations
   
Mr Shailesh Sawa, Director Finance & CFO

 



 
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