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» Mr. NAROTAM SEKHSARIA
» Mr. AJAY KAPUR
» Mr. B L TAPARIA
» Mr. ARUN BONGIRWAR, IAS (RETD.)
» Mr. P. K. LAHERI, IAS (RETD.)
» Mr. MANMOHAN MALHOUTRA
» Mr. SHARADCHANDRA KALE, IAS (RETD.)
» Ms. PADMINI SOMANI
» Mr. V. K. JAIN, IPS (RETD.)
» Ms. PEARL TIWARI

 
 
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Mr. NAROTAM SEKHSARIA

A first generation industrialist, Mr.Sekhsaria is the founder of Ambuja Cements Limited and the Ambuja Cements Foundation. His path breaking and innovative thinking created new benchmarks not only for the cement industry but also in the area of corporate social responsibility. Mr.Sekhsaria has also set up a family foundation that supports projects for capacity building in the areas of health, education and skill building to enhance livelihoods. Mr.Sekhsaria is currently the chairman of ACC, Ambuja Cement, Ambuja Cement Foundation and the NarotamSekhsaria Foundation.
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Mr. Ajay Kapur

Mr.Ajay Kapur is Executive, Non- Independent, Managing Director and CEO at Ambuja Cements Limited. An Economics graduate, Mr Ajay Kapur completed a Masters degree in Management before joining Wharton Business School for an advanced Management Program degree.
Mr.Kapur shares a close, symbiotic relationship with the cement industry for over two decades. He joined Ambuja as the Executive Assistant to then MD & founder in 1993 and soon moved on to take on various senior marketing roles -- even as he was inducted as an Executive Committee member. After a three-year stint as regional Business Head, he was made CEO in 2012. In April 2014, he was made Managing Director & CEO of Ambuja Cement.
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Mr. B L TAPARIA

Mr Taparia is a Commerce and Law graduate and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He possesses more than 40 years of working experience in the fields of Legal, Secretarial, Finance, Taxation, Procurement, Internal Audit, HR, Health & Safety, and Sustainability. Mr B L Taparia worked with Ambuja Cements Limited for 30 years and attained superannuation on 31 July 2012. During his service period he worked as Whole-time Director for 10 years from 1999 to 2009. Throughout his career in the Ambuja Cement, he was member of the Core Management Committee responsible for the growth of the Company. Mr Taparia is presently on the Board of Ambuja Cements Ltd and Everest Industries Ltd."
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Mr. ARUN BONGIRWAR, IAS (RETD.)

Mr. Arun Bongirwar, I.A.S.,retd is a very respected personality with an illustrious career spanning four decades. He served as the Chief Secretary of Government of Maharashtra and Chairman of JNPT (Ministry of Shipping, GoI). Besides, he held several prominent positions with the government and has to his credit undertaken few benchmark projects and some path-breaking decisions. During his service he accompanied the Chief Minister as part of his delegation for visit to USA and China.

 
 

Mr. P. K. LAHERI, IAS (RETD.)

Recruited into the 1969 batch of the Gujarat cadre, Mr Laheri retired as Chief Secretary in March 2005. He also served as Chairman and Managing Director of SardarSarovar Narmada Nigam Limited, Gandhinagar. He held many positions in industry, education, information, water supply, fashion, tourism and rural development during his career.

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Mr. MANMOHAN MALHOUTRA

Educated in Delhi and Oxford, Mr Malhoutra is a former member of the Indian Administrative Service (1961-1978). He served in the secretariat of Prime Minister Indira Gandhi from 1966 to 1973, and also in London as Assistant Secretary General of the Commonwealth. He was a member of the board of directors of the International Institute of Democracy and Electoral Assistance (IDEA), Stockholm, and was Secretary General of the Rajiv Gandhi Foundation.
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Mr. SHARADCHANDRA KALE, IAS (RETD.)

Mr .Kale belongs to the 1963 batch of the Maharashtra cadre and has held high offices in the state and central government. He was Municipal Commissioner of Mumbai, Additional Chief Secretary (Planning) and Chairman of Mumbai Port Trust. After retirement in 1997, he held the offices of Chairman of the Reserve Bank of India (Services Board), Banking Ombudsman. Currently, he is the General Secretary of YashwantraoChavanPratishthan, Mumbai and President of the Asiatic Society of Mumbai.
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Ms. PADMINI SOMANI

Ms Somani is a graduate from the London School of Economics and holds a Postgraduate degree in financial economics from the University of London. She is the Founder-Director of the Salaam Bombay Foundation and has over 15 years of experience in the development sector actively working on a range of issues in health, education and skill building. She is on boards of several health and educational institutions and Government committees. She is an advocate on public policy and is recognised for her contribution to tobacco control in India and internationally by several institutions including the World Health Organization.

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Mr. V. K. JAIN, IPS (RETD.)

A 1958 batch IPS Officer of the Uttar Pradesh cadre, Mr Jain was Director General of the U P Police. Thereafter, he held various important positions, including Special Secretary (ISP), Ministry of Home Affairs; Secretary, Department of J&K Affairs, Government of India; and Member of the National Security Advisory Board.

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Ms. PEARL TIWARI

Currently Joint President (CSR & Sustainability) in Ambuja Cements Limited, Ms Tiwari has been associated with the development sector in India for almost 30 years. She graduated from the prestigious Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Mumbai, where she also served as a faculty member for two years. She is particularly sensitive to issues concerning social responsibility.
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