Inder T Jaisinghani
Chairman and Managing Director
Mr. Inder T. Jaisinghani, Chairman and Managing Director of the Company, has been working with the Company since its inception. He was appointed as a Chairman and Director of the Company on December 20, 1997 and was subsequently reappointed as Chairman and Managing Director of the Company with effect from August 28, 2019. He has played a vital role in different areas of Strategy & Planning, Administration & Management, Sales & Marketing, Governance, Operations, Finance and overall support services and under his leadership and guidance the Company has completed over 25 glorious years of success.
BHARAT A. JAISINGHANI
Mr. Bharat A. Jaisinghani joined the Company in 2012 and thereafter in 2021 was appointed as Executive Director. He holds a Master’s degree in Operations management from the University of Manchester. He has also completed his Executive Education Programme called Programme for Leadership Development from Harvard Business School and an Executive Programme from Singularity University. He has worked in different areas of sales, marketing, IT, production and other support services and currently working on growth initiatives.
NIKHIL R. JAISINGHANI
Mr. Nikhil R. Jaisinghani joined the Company in 2012 and thereafter in 2021was appointed as Executive Director. He holds a Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Illinois, USA. He has worked in different areas of sales, marketing, IT, production and other support services and currently heads the wires & special cable business along with working as change agent for the Company.
Mr. Rakesh Talati has been associated with the Company since 2014 and thereafter in 2021 was appointed as Executive Director. He heads the Wires and Cables segment and also responsible for Administration, Industrial Relations (IR), Greenfield and Brownfield Projects at Country level for all the business segments. He holds a Diploma in Civil Engineering and Interior Design Course from the Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Gandharv Tongia, the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of Polycab India Limited, is associated with the company since 2018. In his current role as the CFO, he is responsible for all aspects of the company’s financial as well as information technology functions.
He has played a pivotal role in getting the company listed in 2019 and is instrumental in spearheading the Company in its ongoing transformational journey. He has taken number of strategic initiatives to prep up Polycab India, for its next big leap in the highly competitive and fast paced digital age; and this includes the flagship ‘Project Leap’.
Under his leadership, Polycab India has been recognised for ‘Excellence in Financial Reporting: 20-21’ in the Plaque category by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). The company’s Annual Report has won Asia’s Best Integrated Report 2021 [Bronze] and Asia’s Best Integrated
Report (Design) 2021 [Gold] awards.
In recognition of his contribution, he has been conferred with CFO Excellence Awards FY ‘21 by CII for excellence in digital transformation; and with the ‘Best CFO of India – Midcap’ award for the year FY ’20 by the Dalal Street Journal.
Before joining Polycab, Mr. Tongia was associated with the Indian member firms of Big 4 Audit firms, namely, Ernst & Young and Deloitte Haskins and Sells; where he was responsible for providing assurance and consultancy services to large corporates, both in India and overseas.
Mr. Tongia is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has also completed Professional Programme Examination held by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Mr. T. P. Ostwal, joined the Company as an Independent Director with effect from September 20, 2018. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India since 1978. He is a Practicing Chartered Accountant and is a Senior Partner with T. P. Ostwal and Associates LLP. He is also a partner at DTS & Associates, Chartered Accountants. He has served as a member of the advisory group for advising and establishing transfer pricing regulations in India, set up by the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Ministry of Finance, Government of India. He is a member of all sub-committee on Transfer Pricing for Developing Countries of United Nations. He is also professor at Vienna University teaching International Tax for LLM studies. He is ranked 11th out of top 50 tax professionals of the world by the UK Business Magazine.
Mr. R. S. Sharma joined the Company as an Independent Director with effect from September 20, 2018. He holds a Bachelor of Arts’ degree from University of Delhi. He has passed the final certificate examination from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and the Associate examination from the Indian Institute of Bankers. Prior to joining the Board, he has served as Chairman and Managing Director at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited, besides being on Board of various other companies.
Mr. Pradeep Poddar, joined the Company as an Independent Director with effect from September 20, 2018. He is a Chemical Engineer from UDCT Mumbai, 1976 and an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad, 1978. A veteran of the consumer goods industry, he groomed himself as a fast track executive in Glaxo Foods, Heinz and Tata. He became the first Managing Director of Heinz for India and South Asia in January 1996 at the age 41 and successfully built a ‘high growth profitable’ business with a portfolio of Power Brands-Complan, Glucon D, Nycil, Farex and Heinz Tomato Ketchup. In 2000, he was ranked in the top 5 percentile of North American Executives by Personnel Decisions International, New York. He was awarded the prestigious Udyog Ratna award by the Karnataka Government and Wisitex Foundation in 2001 for his distinguished contribution to the food industry. He led the Tata Group’s Global foray into healthy beverages across the world, representing the Tatas on the Boards of Nourishco, the JV with Pepsico and the Rising Beverage Company (Activate Beverages led by Michael Eisner) in Los Angeles (USA). He crafted the Himalayan Natural Mineral Water brand and had seven Global patents on innovative ‘do-good’ beverages. He has played a strategic role on the Boards of Welspun, Uflex and as Chairman of United Way Mumbai. He has in the past led the American Chamber of Commerce Bombay Chapter and help further the Trade relations with the US. He has been appointed as Chairman of Sresta Natural Bio Products Limited with effect from December 15, 2021.
Mrs. Sutapa Banerjee joined the Company as an Independent Director with effect from May 13, 2021. Mrs. Banerjee has over 30 years of professional experience and has spent 24 years in the financial services industry across 2 large multinational banks (ANZ Grindlays and ABN AMRO), and a boutique Indian Investment bank (Ambit) where she built and headed several businesses. Mrs. Banerjee is a gold medallist in Economics from the XLRI school of Management in India and an Economics major from Presidency College Kolkata. she is an Advanced Leadership Fellow (2015) at Harvard University and was a Visiting Faculty with IIM – Ahmedabad. Mrs. Banerjee is also an adjunct faculty with Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs -the Government of India think tank under the Ministry of Corporate Affairs. Mrs. Banerjee also serves as Independent Director on the Board of Zomato, Godrej Properties, JSW Cement and others.
Ms. Manju Agarwal has joined the Company as an Independent Director with effect from January 19, 2023.
Mrs. Agarwal has been a career banker over 34 years of experience in India’s largest Bank, State Bank of India in leadership positions where she was responsible for Policy, Strategy, Business and Operations. Her core expertise and key achievements include Retail Banking, Financial Inclusion and Digital initiatives. She led SBI’s partnership with Reliance Industries Limited to set up Jio Payment Bank Ltd. She had been the team lead which conceptualized and launched YONO, SBI’s Digital Bank, Financial Superstore & Online market place (one of its kind in the Industry). She headed SBI’s Debit Card Strategy, Merchant Acquiring business, Government business and Transaction Banking Business. She also led SBI’s Jan Dhan program during 2014 and was associated with setting up of SBI’s Pension
Fund Subsidiary in 2007.
She is a Post Graduate from the University of Allahabad, 1978 and an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, 1989.
She is currently serving on the Board of various entities including Gulf Oil Lubricants India Ltd., Glenmark Life Sciences Ltd., CMS Info Systems Ltd., IndiaIdeas. Com Limited, Switch Mobility Automotive Ltd., PayTm Payments Bank Ltd., Hinduja Leyland Finance Limited.
Mr. Bhaskar Sharma is a business leader and marketing expert with a passion for accelerating business growth in companies, particularly in emerging markets across Asia Pacific, Africa, and Middle East. His depth of experience in the region includes general management expertise, holistic market development and building high performance teams. In his current role as Director and Chief Executive Officer of Red Bull India, he is building global brand and new category in India. He holds Masters degree in management studies and Masters of Science from Mumbai University.
Over past 14 years, Mr. Bhaskar has built a high caliber team; brought Red Bull’s iconic global marketing mix to India and developed strong local marketing assets building key brand indices among Indian youth. He has led the complete set-up of the company’s own Sales and Distribution network. The journey also involved hands- on navigation through complex yet rewarding policy and regulatory environment of India, and creating an organization fully compliant with global standards, ready for accelerated ascent, resulting in profitable twenty-five-fold growth. Mr. Bhaskar’s previous roles as Vice President, Marketing Operations for Asia, Africa, Middle East, and Turkey with Unilever Asia, based in Singapore; as Managing Director Unilever Foods based in Taiwan and extensive years in Unilever in SE Asia and Far East, have given him a rich spectrum of interfaces, internally with global stakeholders in a matrix structure, and externally with Joint Venture partners and franchisees in various countries.
Manita Carmen A. Gonsalves
Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
She is the Company Secretary. Ms. Gonsalves joined the Company as General Manager & Head – Legal at Mumbai Head Office on 11th March 2020. She has completed her Bachelor in Commerce Degree from Amrutben Jivanlal College of Commerce (Mithibai College) in Mumbai, L.L.B Degree from Jitendra Chauhan College of Law (Mithibai College) & Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India She brings along more than 17 years of experience in handling legal and secretarial matters and has worked with organizations like Amcor Flexibles India Private Limited, Essel Propack Limited, Haldyn Glass Gujarat Limited, Citigroup’s Citifinancial, Priya Limited and India Infoline Limited. Her immediate past assignment was with Amcor Rigid Plastics India Private Limited as AGM – Legal & Company Secretary.
Director - Commodities (Non-board member)
He is the Director – Commodities (non-board member) of our Company. He has been working with our Company since its inception. He holds a diploma from Bensalem High School. He has experience in Commodity Pricing, Forex, Purchase and Sales Support.
Executive President and Chief Supply Chain Officer
He is the Executive President and Chief Supply Chain Officer of our Company. He joined our Company on October 1, 2018. He holds a bachelors’ degree in technology (mechanical engineering) from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He has significant work experience in supply chain management and procurement. Prior to joining our Company, he served in Bajaj Electricals Limited for five years, where the last position held by him was as executive president and head (supply chain management). He has also worked in Blue Star Limited for eight years where the last position held was as senior general manager (procurement).
Executive President (Strategic Initiatives & New Businesses)
He is the Executive President (Strategic Initiatives & New Businesses) of our Company. He joined our Company on October 23, 2015. He holds a bachelors’ degree in electronics from University of Pune. He also holds a masters’ degree in science (quality Management) from the Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani. He has significant work experience in strategic projects and business operations. Prior to joining our Company, he served in Sterlite Technologies Limited as general manager (operations).
ASHISH D. JAIN
Executive President & Chief Operating Officer (Telecom Business)
He is the Executive President & Chief Operating Officer (Telecom Business) of our Company. He joined our Company on February 3, 2014. He handles our Telecom Business (Optical Fiber Cable, FRP/ARP, IGFR, Smart City and Telecom EPC). He obtained a bachelors’ of engineering degree in computers from University of Poona, in the year 1994. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with Telecom Limited as the Chief Operating Officer and with Vuppalamritha Magnetic Components Limited as the Vice President. He has significant more than 25 years work experience in the field of telecommunication business.
Executive President & Chief Business Officer (LDC & HDC)
He is the Executive President & Chief Business Officer (LDC & HDC). He joined our Company on June 02, 2010. He holds a bachelors’ degree in Commerce from Delhi University. He hold the post graduate diploma in Export Management (International Marketing). He has significant work experience in sales, marketing and operations. Prior to joining our Company, he has served in Havells India Limited where the last designation held was Deputy General Manager.Last Stint: DGM-Sales Havells India Limited.
President (Packaging Development)
He is the President (Packaging Development) of our Company. He joined our Company on January 28, 2013. He holds bachelors’ degree in engineering (printing technology) from Manipal Institute of Technology. He had successfully completed a diploma course, namely, Professional Diploma in Communication Technology & Management from All India Management Association, Centre for Management Education, in collaboration with Apple Publishing Technology and Management. He has significant work experience in marketing and packaging. Prior to joining our Company, he worked as senior manager, Packaging Engineering at SYSCOM Corporation Limited.
President and Chief Marketing Officer
He is the President and Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) of our Company. He joined our Company on October 17, 2020. Mr. Malani has completed his MBA in Marketing from NMIMS Mumbai and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Chemistry). He has worked for Market leader companies in various categories like Paints, Lubricants & Steel. He has significant Leadership Experience in Sales & Marketing function with expertise in Distribution, Brand Building and Channel Management.
Executive President & Chief Human Resource Officer
He is the Executive President and the CHRO for our company.He joined the organisation on May 10, 2021. Rajesh holds an MBA degree from the Sydenham Institute of Management, Mumbai, and Mechanical Engineering from the University of Mumbai. He is a certified HR professional from XLRI and Fulbright Scholar from Carnegie Mellon, USA. He has worked with Tata Motors for 28 years,18 of which were in Sales & Marketing across International Business, Passenger Cars and Commercial Vehicles. In 2011 he shifted gears and moved into HR function where he headed multiple leadership roles across Talent Acquisition, HR shared services, Business HR Partnering and Administration. Prior to Polycab he was the Head – HR Commercial, Commercial Vehicle Business Unit.
President- Chief Digital Officer
He has over 26 years of global experience in the manufacturing industry, has a proven track record of strategizing and leading transformation initiatives to drive business KPIs. He has published several papers and delivered many talks on customer experience and digital transformation. Prior to joining Polycab, he has worked with organizations such as Tata Motors, Maruti, Infosys, TCS and most recently CEAT. Mr. Ritesh holds a degree in B.E. (Mechanical). Mr. Ritesh is passionate about designing joyous customer, channel and employee experiences, mentoring self-sustaining teams, sports and fitness.
He is playing a key role in accelerating our digital journey by setting up a digital function that will collaborate with business functions across the value chain.
He is the President (Projects) of our Company. He joined our Company on November 20, 2002. He holds an Industrial Electronics Engineer degree. He has significant experience of 28 years in Cable industry with expertise in technical, operational and project activities. Prior to joining our Company, he worked with organizations like Finolex and Nexans, France.
Executive President & Chief Procurement Officer
He is the Executive President & Chief Procurement Officer of our Company. He joined our Company on November, 7 2011. He holds a bachelors’ degree in industrial engineering, from Nagpur University, in the year 1991. He has significant work experience in the field of materials and procurement. Prior to joining our Company, he served as associate vice president in Sterlite Industries India Limited and as General Manager (Smelter Procurement) in Vedanta Aluminium Limited.
Executive President & Chief Treasury Officer
He is the Executive President & Chief Treasury Officer of our Company. He joined our Company on April 30, 2012. He holds a masters’ degree in commerce (accounting) from Jai Narain Vyas University, Jodhpur. He holds a diploma course, namely, Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Applications, conducted by the Computer Education Society of Rajasthan during the year 1992 to 1993. He has significant work experience in finance, treasury, marketing and risk management. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked at Sterlite Copper, a unit of Sterlite Industries (India) Limited, for 16 years where the last designation held was as associate general manager.