LEADERSHIP

Mr. V.K. Chopra

Chairman & Independent Director

Vijay Kumar Chopra is a Chairman & Independent Director of the Company. He has over 31 years of experience in the banking industry. He was Chairman and Managing Director of SIDBI and Corporation Bank. His last assignment was with SEBI as Whole-time Member. He is on the Board of a number of public limited companies like Rolta India Ltd. and Havells India Ltd. among others.

He is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) by profession and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB).

Mr. Kishore Biyani

Vice Chairman

Kishore Biyani is the founder and Group CEO of Future Group. Widely credited as the pioneer of modern retail industry in India, Kishore Biyani is a mentor and role model for many Indian entrepreneurs and a thought leader in Indian business.

Over the past two decades he has created and leads some of India's most popular retail chains like Big Bazaar, Central, Brand Factory, Foodhall, fbb, among others. Over time, various retail chains like Nilgiris, Aadhaar, Easyday, Heritage, HyperCity and others have also become part of Future Group. These retail chains are present in more than 250 cities across India and attract over 500 million customers footfalls annually. Simultaneously, he has also led the creation of a wide portfolio of consumer goods brands in fashion, food and electronics space, that are distributed through the group's retail chains and various other modern retail networks in the country. The group also made substantial investments in technology, analytics, food processing, logistics and warehouse networks, provides mentorship and investments to many Indian entrepreneurs and brands and operates joint ventures with Clarks, Generali Group, Hidesign, among others.

A believer in the group’s corporate credo, ‘Rewrite Rules, Retain Values,’ Kishore Biyani considers Indianness as the core value driving the group. His autobiography, ‘It Happened In India,’ has been translated into a number of languages. Kishore Biyani was born in August 1961 and is married to Sangita Biyani. They live in Mumbai with their daughters, Ashni and Avni.

Mr. Vijay Biyani

Managing Director

Vijay Biyani is an Managing Director of the Company. He brings more than 25 years of experience in textile, yarn and ready-made apparels business. He is actively involved in the financial and administrative functions of the Company.

Mr. Haresh Chawla

Independent Director

Mr. Haresh Chawla is an Independent Director of the Company. He is best known though for his leadership in transforming the Network18 Group into a formidable media network. Mr. Haresh Chawla is a Partner at True North, one of India’s most experienced and respected private equity funds. Mr. Haresh Chawla has also been keenly engaged in the consumer internet revolution in India from the early nineties. He is credited with building some of India’s largest, most well-known internet businesses like Moneycontrol, Bookmyshow, Yatra, Firstpost and Homeshop18. Today, he continues to invest and mentor several internet and consumer start-ups.

Mr. Haresh Chawla holds a MBA from IIM Calcutta, and B.Tech. from IIT Mumbai.

Ms. Bala Despande

Independent Director

Bala Deshpande is a Independent Director of the Company. She has multi-industry exposure and has worked with FMCG companies like Bestfoods, Cadburys Ltd. and ICI. She was also nominated to the Women Leadership forum held in Bestfoods, New York. She is on the Board of Info Edge (India) Ltd.

She holds a Masters degree in Economics and Masters in Management Studies from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Mumbai.

Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran

Independent Director

Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran holds an M.S. in Electrical Engg. from Stanford University, and a B.S. in Communications Engg. from PSG College of Technology (India). In 2010, he was named Young Global Leader by World Economic Forum. In 2016 and 2017, Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran was named to Fortune's '40 under 40' list in India.

Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran has worked on/led six products globally with over 10M active users across commerce, messaging, financial services & content discovery with one app over 1 billion users and two others over 50M. He is also an entrepreneur having co-founded & built Aeroprise Inc.

Most recently he was Director of Platform / Product Partnerships for Messenger at Facebook, leading the growth of the platform to 250,000+ active developers and over 8B messages between businesses and consumers.

He was previously Chief Product Officer @ Snapdeal, one of India's earliest e-commerce unicorns, valued at $6.5B. Previously, he was CPO at Bharti Airtel, the #3 mobile operator globally with 300M subscribers driving new product development and launching Wynk Music, Airtel Money etc. and leading the e-commerce business.

Earlier, Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran was with Yahoo!, where he held roles of Sr. Director for Search and Mobile. Previously, he co-founded Aeroprise. Aeroprise became the most-deployed solution worldwide for mobile service management, raised $7M in funding and was acquired by BMC Software.

Mr. Anandakrishnan Chandrasekaran is also one of the most successful early stage investors in technology startups- having done over 35 investments including Rupeek, MoEngage, NoBroker, Lucideus, Tonetag, Yulu Bikes in India and Silicon Valley tech startups like Chatfuel, Nexkey and FiddlerAI.

Mr. Dinesh Maheshwari

Executive Director & CFO

Mr. Dinesh Maheshwari is an Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of our Company with effect from April 01, 2014 and re-designated as Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer with effect from May 4, 2016. He has over 25 years of rich managerial experience, he started his journey with the Company in December 2004. He has also worked with other corporate houses viz S.R. Batliboi & Co., IIT Capital Services Ltd., and Mukwano Industries Ltd. He has Strong domain knowledge of Finance, Accounts, Taxation, and Corporate Restructuring and commercial functions.