Board & Committee

Board Composition


    Mr. Jyotin Kantilal Mehta is an (All India Rank 3) FCA, FCMA, FCS and B. Com graduate. Having rich experience of 30+ years in the areas of Corporate finance, Internal Audit, corporate governance, risk and controls, Company law and legal and regulatory compliance and customer service. He is a Versatile finance professional with excellent academic credentials, held leadership positions in Tata, ICICI and Shell group of companies.


    Mrs. Anuradha Ambar Bajpai graduated from R.A.Podar College of Commerce and Economics and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1987. She has a rich experience of 25+ years and practising in individual capacity since April 2014, handling assignments include statutory audit, tax audit, diagnostic testing, identifying and strengthening controls over financial reporting, strengthening process controls, third –party assessment of the strengths and weaknesses of the organisation and the like.

    Mr. Ravichandar Moorthy Dhakshana, CEO, JSW Steel Ltd. Salem Works

    Mr. Dhakshana Moorthy Ravichandar, aged 63 years, is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate of 1977 from College of Engineering, Chennai and M.S (Research) from Anna University. He has also qualified in Electrical Engineering from the Institute of Engineers India and has a Diploma in Management and a Diploma in Business Finance and is currently doing Ph.D in Metallurgy. His research papers have been published in various international and national journals.

    Starting his career with Steel Authority of India Limited, Salem Steel Plant, Mr. Ravichandar moved after 9 years to JSW Steel Ltd. He is specialized in setting up fast track projects for JSW. He has spear headed the Integrated steel expansion plan at JSW Steel’s Bellary Works from 1.6 million MT to 10 million MT in a short span of 9 years.

    He was heading JSW Steel Ltd’s Salem Works as its CEO from 2010, which is a one Million tonne capacity Long Products special steel unit with an annual turnover of Rs. 3,600 Crores. He has turned around the unit by switching over to various auto grade products. The Unit is also working on entering into Defense and Aerospace Products.

    Under his able leadership, JSW Steel Ltd. Salem Works has received various awards and undertaking successful journey towards Total Quality Management (TQM). The unit had its successful Deming Diagnosis in June 2017.

    Mr. Seshagiri Rao MVS, Jt. Managing Director and Group CFO

    Mr. Seshagiri Rao M.V.S., aged 60 years, is the Joint Managing Director & Group CFO for JSW Steel, responsible for the overall operations of JSW Steel including Strategy formulations related to business development, expansion of existing businesses, joint ventures, mergers and acquisitions and Cost management. He possesses rich experience spanning over three decades in Steel Sector and in the areas of Corporate Finance and Banking.

    He joined JSW Group in 1997 as Chief Financial Officer and has played active role in growth strategies of JSW Group since then. He has been actively involved in all strategic decision making within the group and has over the years grown with JSW Steel progressively shouldering higher responsibilities. Prior to joining JSW Steel he has worked with various reputed organizations in various capacities.

    He is a member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and a licentiate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and a diploma holder in Business Finance awarded by the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.


    Mr. Kalpesh Pankaj Kikani is Managing Director and Senior Partner at AION Capital, a strategic partnership between Apollo Global and ICICI Group.

    Mr. Kalpesh Pankaj Kikani, aged 46 years, BE, MBA, CFA, serves as the Managing Director and Senior Partner of AION India Investment Advisors Private Limited. Mr. Kikani has been investing in India for over 20 years. Previously, he was a part of ICICI Bank’s senior management team, as the Global Head of Special Situations & Structured Finance, where he was responsible for running India-focused investment teams based in Mumbai, Singapore and London. Prior to this, Mr. Kikani established and headed the corporate and investment banking business for ICICI Bank UK PLC focusing on leveraged and structured finance transactions with teams based in the United Kingdom, Germany and Belgium. Over the course of his career, Mr. Kikani has deep experience in investing in Indian enterprises in the area of distress, structured equity and credit investments.

    Nikhil Omprakash Gahrotra, Principal, AION Capital Partners

    Mr. Nikhil Gahrotra, aged 39 years, is a Principal at AION Capital Partners. He joined the firm in February 2016 from BanyanTree Growth Capital, an India-focused structured private equity fund, where he was a Director. Mr. Gahrotra has over 14 years of financial services experience and 12 years of private equity investment experience including over 5 years with the growth capital team at 3i Group Plc in India and as a founding member of the India office of Q Investments, a US based hedge fund. Prior to Q Investments, Mr Gahrotra was with Citigroup’s investment banking team where he advised on M&A and equity/equity-linked capital raising of over $2 billion for some of India’s largest companies.

    Over the course of his career, Mr. Gahrotra has focused on private equity and structured investments across private and listed companies. Mr. Gahrotra completed his MBA in the Dean’s List from the Indian School of Business and his Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics with a Distinction, from VJTI Mumbai, University of Bombay.


    Mr. Sanjay Kumar, Technical Director of WiwiCema Ent Pvt Ltd., COO of Uttam Steel

    Mr. Sanjay Kumar, aged 46 years, a B.Tech from BHU-IIT, PGDBM – XLRI, Jamshedpur, serves as the Empaneled Steel Manufacturing Expert of BCG. Mr. Sanjay served as Technical Director of WiwiCema Ent Pvt Ltd., COO of Uttam Steel, Wardha Unit, Managing Director of African Foundries Limited.


    Mrs. Sutapa Banerjee is a Bachelor in Science (Honours) in Economics from Calcutta University and has completed PGDPM, (Gold medalist in Economics) from XLRI, Jamshedpur in the year 1989.

    She has expertise of over 23 years in the financial services industry across 2 multinational banks and a boutique Indian Investment bank. She has over 16 years’ experience in senior leadership roles, with 11 being in setting up from scratch and heading the private banking business in two organizations with proficiency in start-ups, including writing the business case, creating the business model, operating model, processes and client propositions. She has skills in acquiring, creating and managing portfolios of ultra HNIs and is adept at integrating businesses, inspiring and managing change in both nascent and evolving market environments, as also in commoditized markets.

Composition of Committee

  1. Mr. Jyotin Kantilal Mehta, Non-Executive Independent Director – Chairman
  2. Mr. Nikhil Omprakash Gahotra, Non-Executive Director – Member
  3. Mrs. Anuradha Ambar Bajpai, Non-Executive Independent Director – Member
  1. Mrs. Sutapa Banerjee, Non-Executive Independent Director – Chairperson
  2. Nikhil Omprakash Gahrotra, Non-Executive Director – Member
  3. Mr. Jyotin Kantilal Mehta, Non-Executive Independent Director – Member
  1. Mrs. Anuradha Ambar Bajpai, Independent Director – Chairperson
  2. Mr. Nikhil Omprakash Gahrotra, Non-Executive Director – Member
  3. Mr. Jyotin Kantilal Mehta, Independent Director – Member
  1. Mr. Nikhil Omprakash Gahrotra , Non-Executive Director – Chairman
  2. Ms. Sutapa Banerjee, Independent Director – Member
  3. Mr. Ravichandra Moorthy Dhakshana, Whole-Time Director – Member
  1. Mr. Ravichandar Moorthy Dhakshana – Member
  2. Mr. Seshagiri Rao MVS – Member
  3. Mr. Kalpesh Pankaj Kikani – Member
  1. Mrs. Anuradha Ambar Bajpai – Chairperson
  2. Mr. Ravichandar Moorthy Dhakshana – Member
  3. Mr. Nikhil Omprakash Gahrotra – Member