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BOARD OF DIRECTORS
- Padma Bhushan Mr. T.L. Sankar
Mr. T. L. Sankar was appointed as the Chairman (Non-Executive) of the Company in October, 2006. Mr. T. L. Sankar is renowned in India as an energy expert, having received the Padma Bhushan title in India and has more than four decades of experience in the sector, including Secretary of the Fuel Policy Committee (1970-75), Principal Secretary of the Working Group on Energy Policy (1978-79), as a member of the Advisory Board on Energy, Government of India and as a member of the Integrated Energy Policy Committee. Mr. Sankar also served as the Chairman of the Andhra Pradesh State Electricity Board, the state power utility in southern India. Currently, Mr. Sankar is the Chairman of the Expert Committee for the comprehensive review and recommendation of a roadmap for the coal sector in India. He has also served the United Nations as an adviser on energy issues to the Governments of Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Jamaica, North Korea and Bangladesh and has headed the Asian Development Bank’s Asian Energy Survey.
Mr. S.R. Iyer
Mr. Iyer was appointed as a Director (Non-Executive) of the Company in October, 2006. He is the former and first Executive Chairman of Credit Information Bureau (India) Limited initially promoted by the State Bank of India & HDFC Limited. Mr. Iyer has vast knowledge and rich experience in the banking industry. He was earlier the Managing Director of State Bank of Mysore and the Managing Director of the State Bank of India (SBI). He had been a Director on the Boards of all the Associate Banks of SBI and also on the Boards of two overseas and six domestic subsidiaries of SBI. He has also served as a Director of National Stock Exchange of India Limited and GE Capital Business Process Management Services Private Limited. Mr. Iyer is presently associated as an independent Director with various companies and with the National Dairy Development Board as a Member of its Investment Committee and with Aditya Birla Finance Ltd as the chairman of its Infrastructure Finance Credit Committee.
Mr. Vladimir Dlouhy
Mr. Dlouhy was appointed as a Director (Non-Executive) of the Company in August 2009. Mr. Dlouhy studied mathematical economics and econometrics at School of Economics and at Charles University in Prague, later completing MBA studies at Catholic University in Leuven (Belgium). He started his professional career as University lecturer, and in 1983 moved to the Czechoslovak Academy of Sciences as a researcher, later as Deputy Director of the Forecasting Institute. In 1989 he was invited to join the first post-communist government and until 1992 served as Minister of Economy of Czechoslovakia and after the split of the country served as First Minister of Industry and Trade of the Czech Republic till June 1997. Since his departure from politics in 1997, he joined Goldman Sachs as an International Advisor for Central and Eastern Europe; between 1997 and 2010, in similar capacity, he advised to ABB Chairman of the Advisory Board, Chayton Capital, London, UK. In addition to extensive academic association with various universities and serving as deputy chairman, European group, The Trilateral Commission, he is also an author of numerous publications. Married, fluent in English, Spanish, Russian, speaks also German and French.
Mr. Abhay Mahadeo Nalawade
Mr. Nalawade was appointed as a Director (Non- Executive) of the Company in August 2011. Mr. Nalawade has more than three decades of experience in energy and served as CEO and Managing Director of Thermax Limited, a major corporation in the energy and environment field. Mr. Nalawade is a graduate in Physics with Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Pune University and Management Development Program from the Harvard Business School. He is currently the Founder & Managing Director of EcoAxis Systems Private Limited which has created a Machine – to – Machine (M2M) communication platform for continuous remote monitoring and analytics for industrial equipment, energy, water & waste water systems and CDM projects.
Mr. Keith Nicholas Henry
Mr. Keith Nicholas Henry has had a long and successful career in the global power and energy sectors. He has run large private and publicly listed companies that successfully established major assets in both developed and emerging markets. During his career, Mr. Keith was Chief Executive of National Power plc, a FTSE100 company, International Power, Brown & Root Ltd, and Kvaerner Engineering & Construction Ltd.
As a Non-Executive Director, Mr. Keith has served on the main board of many listed companies, including the roles of Chairman of Burren Energy plc, Helius Energy plc, and Petrojarl ASA; the Senior Independent Director of Emerald Energy plc; and Non-Executive Director of First Calgary Petroleums Ltd and Enterprise Oil plc. For several years, he was also a Non-Executive Director of Punj Lloyd Group, the Bombay Stock Exchange quoted engineering company based in Delhi. He is currently Chairman of Regal Petroleum plc, and Greenko Group plc.
Mr. S. Kishore
Mr. Kishore was appointed as a Director (Executive) of the Company in October 2006. He is a Chartered Accountant and leads the Business Development & Capital formation (both Equity and Debt) initiatives of the Group and has been instrumental along with Mr. Sastry in the rapid growth of KSK over the last decade. Prior to incorporating KSK, Mr. Kishore was a financial advisor & consultant for major domestic as well as international businesses in emerging technology areas and importantly has advised multiple energy companies/ utilities/ market entrants since the early nineties. Mr. Kishore has been additionally associated with various reforms and regulatory initiatives of the Government and has served in various committees.
Mr. K.A. Sastry
Mr. Sastry was appointed as a Director (Executive) of the Company in October 2006. He is a Chartered Accountant and leads the project execution & operations activities of the business in addition to being responsible for financial accounting, taxation and human resources functions of KSK. Prior to incorporating KSK, Mr. Sastry had more than a decade of extensive experience in the domains of financial consulting, audit, company law and foreign investment regulations.