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. Chirinjiv Singh BediManaging Director

Mr Chirinjiv Singh Bedi , is the Managing Director of the Company. Mr Bedi has extensive experience, spanning more than four decades, and is a tea industry pioneer. He schooled at Sherwood College, Nainital and graduated with Honours from St. Stephens College, Delhi. His career includes 26 years with Jardine Henderson Ltd., where he served in various capacities, at the estate level to oversee the group’s production in the late eighties. Mr Bedi has been with Rossell India since its inception in 1994 and has been intimately associated with the tea division’s quality and production vision. In 2003 he was elevated to the Board on and from 1st April, 2003 as Executive Director and took over as Managing Director on and from 1st October, 2007. His long stint with the Rossell Group has seen the Company positioned as a benchmark for quality tea worldwide. Mr Bedi has many industry accreditations. He is at present Vice-Chairman of the Technical Committee as constituted by the Tea Board of India. Mr. Bedi has been past Chairman of the Indian Tea Association, Chairman of the Consultative Committee of Plantation Association, as also Chairman of the Tea Research Association, the oldest and largest tea research body in the world. An avid golfer, he has also been President of Kolkata’s prestigious Tollygunge Club Ltd. Mr. Bedi is a Member of the Stakeholders’ Relationship Committee, CSR Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company.

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 Non-Independent Director

Ms. Nayantara Palchoudhuri,  is a Non- independent Woman 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.



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 Non-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. C. S. Bedi Managing Director 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. C. S. Bedi Managing Director 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. C. S. Bedi Managing Director Member

Terms and Conditions of appointment of Independent Directors View File

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