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Shri Sateesh Seth Non-Executive Director


Shri S Seth is a Fellow Chartered Accountant and a law graduate. He has vast experience in general management. Shri Seth was appointed to the Board on September 12, 2016, as an Additional Director. He is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company.




Shri Debashis Bir,  Whole-Time Director and Chief Executive officer


Shri Debashis Bir, 63 years, is a Science Graduate and has a bachelor degree in Science (Hons.) from Calcutta University and B.Tech. (Hons.) in Naval Architecture from IIT, Kharagpur. Shri Bir has over 40 years of experience in Ship Design and Construction, Ship Repairs, Design & Development of Shipyard infrastructure, Financial Planning, Bidding and Strategic pricing of Projects, Business Development and Customer Management at Global platform.

Shri Bir has joined the Company as President (Shipbuilding) w.e.f. August 16, 2007 and after developing the Yard's Infrastructure, Utilities and Services, implementation of policies and processes, he took over as the Chief Operating Officer. Thereafter, Shri Bir served as Head - Business Development for 2 years before being brought in again as COO to Reliance Shipyard in July 2015. Prior to that, Shri Debashis Bir has served in number of ship construction companies including, Alcock Ashdown Ltd., Alang Marine and Chowgule Group.



Shri R. N. Bhardwaj  Independent Director


Shri R. N. Bhardwaj, 72 years, holds a master's degree in Economics from the Delhi School of Economics and a diploma in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Punjabi University, Patiala. He has over 39 years of experience in various sectors such as economics, finance, investment and portfolio management. He was the Managing Director and Chairman of Life Insurance Corporation of India. Shri R. N. Bhardwaj has also served as a member of the Securities Appellate Tribunal



Ms. Comal Ramachandran Gayathri  Independent Director


Ms. Comal Ramachandran Gayathri has over 36 years of experience as a senior bureaucrat with Government of India and Government of Andhra Pradesh. Ms. Gayathri has contributed to power and energy, environment, industry, fertilizers and chemicals and social Sectors. Ms. Gayathri has made significant contribution to reforms and restructuring of Power Sector and formulating guidelines in the management of Power and Energy sectors.



Shri K Ravikumar  Independent Director


Shri K Ravikumar, 67 years was the former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), which ranks among the leading companies of the world engaged in the field of power plant equipment. As CMD, he was responsible for maximizing market-share and establishing BHEL as a total solution provider in the power sector. The Company was ranked 9th in terms of market capitalization in India during his tenure at BHEL.

He had handled a variety of assignments during his long career spanning over 36 years. His areas of expertise are design and engineering, construction and project management of thermal, hydro, nuclear, gas based power plants and marketing of power projects. Shri Ravikumar had the unique distinction of having booked USD 25 billion order for BHEL. His vision was to transform BHEL into a world class engineering enterprise. Towards this, he pursued a growth strategy based on the twin plans of building both capacity and capability and this had resulted in an increase in BHEL's manufacturing capacity from 10,000 MW to 20,000 MW per annum.

He also introduced new technologies in the field of coal and gas based power plants for the first time in the country, such as supercritical thermal sets of 660 MW and above rating, advance class gas turbines large size CFBC boilers and large size nuclear sets. BHEL has the distinction of having installed over 1,00,000 MW of power plant equipment worldwide. Shri Ravikumar had also forged a number of strategic tie ups for BHEL with leading Indian utilities and corporates like NTPC Limited, Tamilnadu State Electricity Board, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Karnataka Power Corporation Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited to leverage equipment sales and develop alternative sources for equipment needed for the country. He had guided BHEL's technology strategy to maintain the technology edge in the market place with a judicious mix of internal development of technologies with selective external co-operation. He had focused on meeting the customer expectation and has strengthened BHEL's image as a total solution provider.

He possesses M.Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. Chennai besides Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He was conferred Alumini Awards from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and the National Institute of Information Technology, Trichy and was the Ex-Chairman of BOG National Institute of Information Technology, Mizoram. He has published a number of research papers in the field of power and electronics.



Shri Rana Ranjit Rai Independent Director


Shri Rana Ranjit Rai, 67 years, is a graduate in science and law from the University of Delhi. He joined Life Insurance Corporation of India ('Corporation') as a direct recruit officer after a short stint in the Ministry of Works and Housing (now named as the Ministry of Urban Development), New Delhi. Shri Rai served the Corporation in various important positions including Principal, Zonal Training Centre at Gurgaon and Director, Management Development Centre at Mumbai, Executive Director (Corporate Communication & International Operations), Central Office. He retired from the services of the Corporation on August 31, 2010.

During his distinguished career, Shri Rai managed team ranging from 40 to 25,000 personnel comprising of both marketing and administrative staff (excluding agents). In his professional capacity, he closely interacted with people in all walks of life in urban and rural India including elite inter and intra industry leadership. He endeavour to contribute towards developing potential and shaping attitudes of personnel during his tenure at the training institutes and aimed at sustaining harmonious relationship development among all stakeholders of the Industry.

He participated in premier institute programmes at Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Administrative Staff College of India, Hyderabad and Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He also attended the Life Insurance Executive Seminar held in Tokyo and Taipei by Nippon Life Insurance and Cathay Life Insurance.



Ms. Ryna Karani  Independent Director


Ms. Ryna Karani, 48 years, is a partner of the ALMT Legal Advocates and Solicitors and part of the firm’s corporate and commercial team. She has been practicing as a lawyer since 1994 and is enrolled as Advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. Prior to joining ALMT Legal in November 2006, Ms. Ryna was a partner at another law firm in Mumbai. Her practice includes advising on mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, private equity and investment funds on a full range of corporate transactions including cross border transactions. She has advised and assisted a number of foreign clients in establishing a presence in India through incorporations of companies and/or establishment of branch/liaison offices. She is a member of the Society of Women Lawyers and sits on the Boards of several listed and unlisted companies.



Shri Raj Kumar  Nominee Director ('LIC of India')


Shri Raj Kumar, 56 years has been nominated by Life Insurance Corporation ('LIC') of India. Shri Raj Kumar was the Executive Director of LIC of India and presently deputed as Chief Executive Officer and Whole-Time Director of LIC Mutual Fund and Asset Management Limited.