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 K Ravikumar Chairman of the Board, 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.
Ms. Ankita Tallur, Non -Independent Director
Ms. Ankita Tallur, 30 years is Bachelor in Industrial and Production Engineering. She has expertise with rich experience in the areas of system integration and human resources. She has got a total work experience of 8 years out of which she is associated with Reliance Group since last 5 years.
Shri. Pankaj Pandya, Independent Director
Shri Pankaj Pandya holds a postgraduate degree in Power Engineering. He is also a Law graduate and holds Diploma in Computer Management. He has rich experience of 55 years in the engineering, commercial issues, legal matters, regulatory & tariff fixation, public relations, etc. He is a member of Institution of Engineers and a fellow member of the Indian Council of Arbitration. He has been associated with the Reform process in power Sector since conception till making of legislation. He was also part of delegation of Senior Officials of Government and Industry to USAID to study on Clean Development Mechanism, Efficient Energy use, SO2 Emission, etc.
Shri. Venkata Rachakonda, Non Independent Director
Shri Venkata Rachakonda aged 54 years, is a MBA (International Marketing). He has 25 years of rich experience in the area of Import-Export, Customs and Foreign Trade Policies. He is associated with Reliance group since December 2003 and at present, an employee of Reliance Infrastructure Limited. He is also on the Board of various companies of Reliance group companies, as non-executive and non independent director.
Ms. Shiby Jobby, Non Independent Director
Ms Shiby Jobby aged 40 years, is a P.G.D.B.A (Human Resources). She has 17 years of rich experience in the area of human resources. She is associated with Reliance group since August 2005 and at present, an employee of Reliance Defence Limited. She is also on the Board of subsidiary companies of the Company, as non-executive and non independent director.