Board of Directors

Mr. H. M. Gupta Executive Chairman

Mr. H. M. Gupta,  has been the Promoter Director of the Company since its inception in 1994. He took over as the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company on and from 1st May, 1996. He took over as Executive Chairman on and from 1st February, 2001. Mr Gupta has significant experience, both, in commerce and industry, having established diverse businesses for over three decades. He has been associated, in his individual capacity, with many global businesses. He was the honorary consul of the Republic of Chad in India. He has also held elected, nominated or conferred positions in varied committees. He is an executive committee member with FICCI. He is a philanthropist and encourages contributions back to society. He is an avid reader and has in-depth knowledge in tea, aerospace & defence, hospitality and foods.

Mr. Rishab Mohan Gupta Whole Time Director

Mr. Rishab Mohan Gupta,  has been associated with the Company since 1st January, 2008 and has worked in various capacities in the Company. He was elevated to the position of Executive Vice President from 1st August, 2015 and has been actively involved in the business of Aviation Products and Services as well as international business development. He has been overseeing the business operations of Rossell Techsys and Rossell Hospitality Divisions of the Company. He is aged about 31 years and did his education from Suffolk University, Boston, USA. He carries considerable responsibilities in the Company and as part of the Senior Management Team is also involved in Strategy and Policy decision making at the Corporate Level. With his business vision and future plans, the Company would continue to grow in size.

Dr. S.S. Baijal Non-Executive Independent Director

Dr. S. S. Baijal, has been associated with the Company as a Director since its formative stages. He did his doctorate in Organic Chemistry. A distinguished and accredited professional, he served as the Chairman & Managing Director of ICI India Ltd., as well as an Advisor to the Board of Directors of ICI PLC, UK. He was Chairman of Fertiliser Association of India. He is a Companion (highest honour) of Chartered Management Institute of London, UK. He is well - versed in corporate affairs and management. He was in the past Non-Executive Director, amongst other companies, of ICICI Ltd, EID Parry (India) Ltd., DCM Ltd., Voltas Ltd., Bharat Aluminium Company Ltd, (BALCO), CRISIL, Max India Ltd.,. He has been designated Chairman – Emeritus of Max India Ltd. Dr Baijal is also currently Director of Atul Ltd., and DCM Shriram Consolidated Ltd. As an Independent Director, Dr. Baijal is closely associated with the Rossell Group, Dr Baijal is also a Director of the Holding Company, BMG Enterprises Limited and is an independent Director on the Board of CAE Rossell India Ltd., a Subsidiary of the Company. Dr Baijal is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee as well as the Chairman of the CSR Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He is also a Member of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. H.M. Parekh Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. H. M. Parekh, is an independent director of the Company. Mr.Parekh has extensive experience, spanning more than five decades, in the tea industry. With a scholastic background in commerce, he served at the helm of distinguished companies in the tea industry. He retired as the Chairman of J. Thomas & Company Private Limited, the world’s largest tea Broking Company. He also served as the Chief Executive Officer of Project India Blend Limited. He has been closely associated with the Rossell group and serves as the Chairman of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee as well as the Chairman of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee of the Board of Directors. He is also a Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. Mr Parekh is also a Director of the Holding Company, BMG Enterprises Limited. He also serves on the Boards of various tea companies offering valuable advice on wide ranging industry issues.

Mr. V.P. Agarwal Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. V. P. Agarwal,  is an independent director of the Company. Mr. Agarwal has extensive experience of more than four decades in various industries in different capacities, senior executive as well as member of the Board. He has been at the helm of companies with more than Rs. 6,000 crores turnover. He is at present also a management consultant. He did his master’s in commerce from Agra University in 1962 and topped the batch. He went on to do his Master’s in Business Administration and Graduation in law from Delhi University. He also did an advanced management program in Harvard Business School in 1986. He has been a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India for over four decades. Mr. Agarwal is a Member of the Audit Committee, the Nomination and Remuneration Committee, Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee and the CSR Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Ms. Nayantara Palchoudhuri Non-Executive Independent Director

Ms. Nayantara Palchoudhuri, is an Independent Director of the Company. She is a fourth generation Tea Planter with more than two decades experience in successful operation and management of her family owned, Washabari Tea Co. Ltd. She is currently serving as the Honorary Consul for Norway in the Eastern Region looking after trade development and Consular matters. With an excellent academic background , she was awarded the University Gold Medal and National Scholarship by the Jadavpur University. Ms. Palchoudhuri did her M. Phil from the London School of Economics & Political Science (LSE) and was the recipient of Metcalfe Scholarship. She was a member of Senate, University of Calcutta and at present Executive Council Member of Netaji Subhas Open University. She had the privilege of becoming the first Lady President of the 120 years old Bengal National Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BNCCI). She is at present Member, Executive Committee, Indian Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and Member, National Executive committee of FICCI. Ms. Palchoudhuri is socially very active and is a Past District Governor of Rotary International District 3291. She is a member of leading Social Clubs in Kolkata- Bengal Club, Calcutta Club (First Lady Member), The Royal Calcutta Golf Club, Prima Donna as well as Tollygunge Club Limited, one of the most prestigious country clubs in India, where she has recently been inducted on the General Committee of the Club. Ms. Palchoudhuri was recently awarded the Banga Samman Award, the Nari Samman Award. Earlier she received The FICCI 2008 Woman Achiever Award. With her business acumen, she has been part of many leading international business delegation and has accompanied the Chief Minister of West Bengal to South and South East Asia. Ms. Palchoudhuri is a Member of the Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.

Mr. N. K. Khurana Director (Finance) and Company Secretary

Mr. N.K. Khurana,  is the Director (Finance) and Company Secretary of the Company. He has 37 years of professional experience in the field of Finance and Corporate Affairs. He is a Commerce as well as Law Graduate from the University of Calcutta. He is Fellow Member of all the three premier professional Indian institutes' viz. the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He was the Associate Member of the Institute of chartered secretaries and administrators, U.K. as well as the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, U.K. (since resigned). He has been associated with the Company since its inception in 1994 as Company Secretary-cum-Finance Manager and thereafter in various positions as Head of Finance and Company Secretary. He is the Chairman of the Finance Committee of Indian Tea Association as well as the Tea Research Association for the last few years. Mr. Khurana is a Member of the Stakeholders' Relationship Committee, CSR Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.



Committees of the Board

Audit Committee

Sl No Name Category of Director Chairman/ Members
1 Dr. S.S. Baijal Non-Executive-Independent Chairman
2 Mr. H. M. Parekh Non-Executive-Independent Member
3 Mr. V. P. Agarwal Non-Executive-Independent Member
4 Ms. Nayantara Palchoudhuri Non-Executive-Independent Director Member

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Sl No Name Category of Director Chairman/ Members
1 Mr. H. M. Parekh Non-Executive-Independent Chairman
2 Dr. S.S. Baijal Non-Executive-Independent Member
3 Mr. V. P Agarwal Non-Executive-Independent Member

Stakeholders' Relationship Committee

Sl No Name Category of Director Chairman/ Members
1 Mr. H. M. Parekh Non-Executive-Independent Chairman
2 Mr. V. P Agarwal Non-Executive-Independent Member
3 Mr. N.K. Khurana Director (Finance) Member

Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Committee

Sl No Name Category of Director Chairman/ Members
1 Dr. SS Baijal Non-Executive-Independent Chairman
2 Mr. V. P Agarwal Non-Executive-Independent Member
3 Mr. N.K. Khurana Director (Finance) Member

Risk Management Committee

Sl No Name Category of Director Chairman/ Members
1 Mr. H. M. Parekh Non-Executive-Independent Chairman
2 Ms. Nayantara Palchoudhuri Non-Executive-Non-Independent Member
3 Mr. N.K. Khurana Director (Finance) Member

Terms and Conditions of appointment of Independent Directors View File

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