Board of Directors
Srei has established itself as a leader with the guidance of pioneers in the industry, who form its board of directors.
Composition of various Committees of Board of Directors
Hemant Kanoria, Chairman
He has over 39 years of experience in industry, trade and financial services. He is currently serving as Board Member in the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, Neotia University and New Delhi Institute of Management. He has held several prestigious positions like President of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure and served on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) besides being a past Member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India.
Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman
He has more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. He is the immediate past President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India, nominated Council member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the former Governing body member of the Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC). He is also presently the Honorary Consul of Spain in Kolkata, with jurisdiction over the State of West Bengal.
T.C.A. Ranganathan, Independent Director
Mr. T. C. A. Ranganathan has over 38 years of banking experience, after completing his graduation/ post-graduation in Economics from St. Stephen's College, Delhi School of Economics. He was the Chairman, Export Import Bank of India. He started his career with State Bank of India wherein he had diverse assignments in International Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Finance and Consultancy in addition to Domestic Banking as Branch Head/ Branch Controller. As Chair of Exim Bank, he had been a member of several Government of India overseas initiatives such as Indo-South Africa CEO Forum, Indo-Africa Business Council, Indo-Myanmar Joint Trade and Investment Forum etc.
Apart from his earlier International experiences of starting the first Indian Commercial Banking operations in China (SBI Shanghai) and Board positions in various SBI subsidiaries in North America, Africa and Asia. Currently, he is associated with some U.N arms for overseas consultancy apart from working as an arbitrator through the panels of NSE/BSE/NCDEX/Indian Council of Arbitration in addition to contributing columns in various economic newspapers and magazines on issues relating to international trade/ domestic economy.
S Rajagopal, Independent Director
He is the former Chairman & Managing Director of Bank of India and Indian Bank and has more than 41 years of experience in the banking industry.
S Chatterjee, Independent Director
A seasoned professional, he has over 45 years of experience in Retail, Commercial, Investment Banking and NBFC. Associated with the State Bank of India for 26 years, he has extensive exposure in the area of International Banking at SBI, London and as the Chief Representative in Washington DC having worked closely with IFC, World Bank and IMF. He was the Executive Director with Axis Bank (formerly UTI Bank) wherein he was instrumental in developing the bank's business model and strong business processes enabling it to evolve into a leading player in the industry. He has been associated with Srei in various capacities for developing business, audit, compliance, HR & IT processes as well as risk management. In addition, he has also served as a Member of the Board of Directors of Nabil Bank, Nepal.
Mr. Malay Mukherjee, Independent Director
Mr. Mukherjee has over 40 years of experience in the field of Banking and NBFC including Venture Funding, Factoring and Broking. He was the Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of IFCI Limited and was responsible for the growth and development of the business of IFCI. He also held the position of Chairman in various group Companies of IFCI Limited. As an Executive Director at the Central Bank of India, he looked after portfolios such as Credit, HR, General Administration, IT, Corporate Communications, Publicity, Marketing, Client coverage and New Initiatives.
Further, being associated with Indian Bank for 36 years he accrued wide field exposure, having worked in various branches, regions and zones including Assam, Bihar, West Bengal, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Gujarat and New Delhi. He has been the past Chairman of Board of Governors of Management Development Institute (MDI) and Chairman of Institute of Leadership Development, Jaipur. Additionally, he was also a member of the Governing Body of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India (EDII), Ahmedabad.
Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha, Independent Director
Dr. Punita Kumar-Sinha has focused on investment management and financial markets during her 27 year career. She spearheaded some of the first foreign investments into the Indian equity markets in the early 1990s. Currently, she is the Founder and Managing Partner, Pacific Paradigm Advisors, an independent investment advisory and management firm focused on Asia. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is also a Senior Advisor and serves as an Independent Director for several companies. Prior to founding Pacific Paradigm Advisors, she was a Senior Managing Director of Blackstone and the Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors. Dr. Kumar-Sinha was also the Senior Portfolio Manager and CIO for The India Fund (NYSE:IFN), the largest India Fund in the US, for almost 15 years, The Asia Tigers Fund (NYSE:GRR), and The Asia Opportunities Fund. At Blackstone Asia Advisors, Dr. Kumar-Sinha led the business and managed teams in US, India and Hong Kong.
Prior to joining Blackstone, Dr. Kumar-Sinha was a Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer Asset Management Inc., and CIBC World Markets, where she helped open one of the first India advisory offices for a foreign firm. She also worked at Batterymarch (a Legg Mason company), Standish Ayer & Wood (a BNY Mellon company), JP Morgan and IFC / World Bank.
Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been frequently featured in the media, including: The Financial Times, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Barron’s, Forbes, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Star News, Bloomberg, ET Now and The Economic Times. She has also anchored a TV series on ET NOW on various global economies, key Indian policy issues and their impact on capital markets. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been a speaker at many forums and many of her contributions at seminars and conferences have projected the potential and prospects of Asia as an investment destination.
Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a Ph.D. and a Masters in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She received her undergraduate degree in chemical engineering with distinction from the Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi. She is an MBA and also a CFA Charter holder. Dr. Kumar-Sinha is a member of the CFA Institute, the Boston Security Analysts Society and the Council on Foreign Relations. She is a Charter Member and was a Board Member of TIE-Boston. Dr. Kumar-Sinha has been awarded the Distinguished Alumni Award from IIT Delhi.
Mr. R. K. Agarwal, Independent Director
Mr. Ram Krishna Agarwal has over 40 years of experience in various fields like Audit, Taxation, Company Law, Consultancy etc. He has been a Partner with S. R. Batliboi & Co. (Member firm of Ernst & Young in India) since 1978 and was the Managing Partner of the Firm at the time of his retirement in June, 2013. Mr. Agarwal is the past President of The Institute of Internal Auditors, India and was a member of the Central Council of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India during 1991-97. Mr. Agarwal is connected with various Chambers of Commerce as the Committee Chairman / Executive Committee member, permanent invitee etc. and is a past Chairman of CII (Eastern Region). He was the National Chairman of Direct Tax Sub - Committee of CII in the year 2013-14.
Mr. Balaji Swaminathan, Additional Director (Category: Non-Executive Non Independent)
Mr. Balaji Swaminathan is a Bachelor of Commerce from St. Xavier’s College. Further, he is a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Works Accountant and an alumnus of Harvard Business School. Mr. Swaminathan’s professional career spans three decades in various leadership roles in the domain of finance and consultancy. Having played a key role in establishing global consultancy firm KPMG’s presence in India, Mr. Swaminathan was actively involved in the listing of various Indian companies on US stock exchanges. As the CFO of ICICI Bank, Mr. Swaminathan had been instrumental in overseeing the merger of ICICI Bank with ICICI Ltd. As head of the corporate banking of ICICI Bank, he spearheaded the bank’s transformation from a project finance institution to a commercial bank. Mr. Swaminathan’s subsequent stints at Standard Chartered Bank and Bank of America saw him getting active in corporate and investment banking which resulted in expanding the client base of these institutions across geographies in South and South East Asia. As President - International at Westpac Banking Corp. Asia, Mr. Swaminathan has overseen the Bank’s footprint expansion across Asia and global markets like Europe and America. In addition, Mr. Swaminathan has been advising different companies across multiple sectors in various capacities. Mr. Swaminathan has also previously served on various boards including JSW Steel Ltd., McLeod Russel India Ltd., Firstsource Solutions Limited etc. He is a Board Mentor to Critical Eye, a US based organization.
Dr. Tamali Sengupta, Additional Director (Category: Non Executive & Independent
Dr. Tamali Sengupta has over 32 years of experience in the legal field and is a specialist in transnational legal transactions in media, real estate development, insurance and infrastructure. She is a widely published author and is a Fellow of the Centre of International Legal Studies at Salzburg. She is the Principal of T. Sen Gupta & Associates, a corporate law practice based in New Delhi, which provides advice on corporate law, entertainment law, intellectual property, insurance, project finance, corporate governance, and privatization. Dr. Sengupta also has extensive experience in international joint-ventures, collaboration and licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions. She has represented Indian companies in joint-ventures overseas and in relation to joint-ventures in India with multinational corporations.
Dr. Sengupta has extensive experience in the structure of projects implemented under Project Finance and on foreign participation in the privatization of infrastructure. Sectors worked on include roadways, railways, ports, power and township development, both in India and overseas. She has wide experience in negotiations and drafting documents for privatization projects and has dealt with various forms of contractual agreements for project finance, including inter alia, Concession agreements (BOT, BOOT, BOLT) as well as EPC & O&M Contracts.