Vinod Kumar Agarwal is the Chairman and Whole Time Director on our Board and one of the Promoters of our Company. He has over 25 years of experience in the road construction industry. He has been a Director on our Board since incorporation of our Company and has been instrumental in the growth of our Company. He looks after the strategy and policy formulation for our Company and liaises with various departments of the Government and also overlooks processes in our Company which includes, bidding, tendering and planning. He is also the president of the National Highways Builders Federation and was awarded the Excellence Award by the Hindustan Times for ‘demonstrating excellence and deploying exponential strategies in their field by creating exceptional value for society’ in 2016.
Ajendra Kumar Agarwal is the Managing Director on our Board and one of the Promoters of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Jodhpur University and has experience of over 25 years in the road construction industry. He is responsible for overseeing the overall functioning of our Company, especially the operational and technical aspects, of our Company. He heads the in-house design team and is actively involved in continuous value engineering using the latest specifications and methodologies. He is also the head of budgeting, planning and monitoring process which has leveraged the timely completion of our projects. He has been a Director on our Board since 2006.
Vikas Agarwal is a Whole Time Director on our Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He has been associated with our Company since April 1, 2006 and has over 15 years of experience in the road construction industry. He is responsible for overseeing the functioning of running projects of our Company, as allocated by our Company’s management from time to time. He was previously associated with our Company as director (operations).
Ramesh Chandra Jain is a Whole Time Director on our Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Rajasthan University. He has experience of over 27 years in the roads construction business. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with NHAI. He joined our Company on January 16, 2015 and is responsible for monitoring of construction of roads, highways and bridges. He is also responsible for the bidding process for new projects in our Company. He was previously associated with our Company as senior vice president – business development.
Chander Khamesra is a Non-Executive Independent Director on our Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce and a master’s degree in business administration (executive) from the Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Udaipur. He has 21 years of experience in the jewellery industry. In addition to our Company, he is currently on the board of directors of Mayura Jewels (India) Private Limited.
Desh Raj Dogra is an Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in science from Himachal Pradesh University and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Delhi. He is also a certificated associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers and has over 37 years of experience in the financial sector, mainly in the areas of banking and credit rating. He was associated with Dena Bank for 15 years and has retired as a Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of CARE Ratings.
Kalpana Gupta is a Non-Executive Independent Director on our Board. She has attended the course for a bachelor’s degree in science from the University of Lucknow, a master’s degree in science specialising in zoology from the University of Lucknow, and a diploma in marketing and sales management from the Institute of Productivity and Management. She is also an associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. In addition, she has been certified by the National Institute of Securities Markets for the completion of the securities markets foundation certification examination, mutual fund distributors certification examination, and the retirement adviser certification examination. She has prior experience of over 34 years in the banking sector and was most recently associated with Punjab National Bank as general manager. She has also, in the past, been invited for speaking engagements at various public fora.
Rajendra Kumar Jain is a Non-Executive Independent Director on our Board. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Rajasthan University and a master’s degree in commerce (specialising in business administration) from Maharshi Dayanand Saraswati University, Ajmer. He is also a fellow of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has over 17 years of experience as a practicing company secretary.
Rajan Malhotra is an Additional Director (Non-Executive Independent Director) of our Company. He has over 42 years of experience in the Engineering and Construction Industry. He has worked with L&T for over 40 years, in various capacities, in India and overseas. He was Advisor to the MD & CEO, in his last appointment, before he took retirement. He had headed L&T construction business for Northern India, based in Delhi. Also looked after corporate affairs for the company’s business in Delhi. He had started L&T in Qatar (L&T Qatar LLC) and was its first chief executive.
He was the head of Marketing for Audco Valves, an associate company of L&T and was also the past Chairman of the Projects’ export promotion council of India, under the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India.