Mr. Koushik Chatterjee (53 years) Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer, Member of the Board, Tata Steel Limited 25 years of experience in the Tata Group Mr. Chatterjee completed his under graduation from University of Calcutta and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Mr. Chatterjee joined Tata Steel in 1995 in Corporate Finance and Planning Group. In 1999, he was transferred to the Group Executive Office (GEO) of Tata Sons the parent company of the Tata Group, where he worked with the Group Finance Director for 5 years till 2004 in the areas of M&A, new ventures and corporate restructuring.
In August 2004, at the age of 36 years, Mr. Chatterjee assumed the role of the Chief Financial Officer of the Company and designated as the Vice President (Finance). Mr. Chatterjee was appointed to the Board of Tata Steel in November 2012 as the Whole Time Director with the responsibility for Group Finance functions globally for Tata Steel.
In the last 15 years as the Chief Financial Officer of Tata Steel, he has enabled Tata Steel to ride out of unprecedented challenges following the global financial crisis in Europe and led the Company to raise over US$60 billion of gross capital funding. He has led the growth and M&A strategy, transaction planning, structuring and execution planning for acquisitions with transactions value aggregating to more than US $15 billion in India, Europe, Canada, Africa, Thailand, Singapore and Australia. In 2016 and 2017, he led the complex multi-stakeholder negotiations with the consortium of Trade Unions in the UK, the Government of UK, the Pension Regulator and the British Steel Pension Scheme Trustees for structural de-risking and delinking of the £ 16 billion defined benefit pension scheme from the underlying business to ensure a sustainable future for both the employees and the Company.
Mr. Chatterjee is on the Board of Tata Steel, Tata Steel Europe and several Tata Steel Group companies including as the Chairman of two publicly listed entities, viz. Tata Metaliks Ltd and Tinplate Company of India. He is also a member of the Board of World Steel Association Brussels. Mr. Chatterjee was declared one of India’s best CFOs by Business Today Magazine in 2005 and 2006 and by CNBC in 2007 and 2012. In 2009, he was awarded the best Indian Executive by Asia money and in 2015 was recognized as the Most Influential CFO of India by The Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, UK. In 2019, Financial Express, a pre-eminent publication in India awarded him fe CFO Lifetime Achievement Award. Mr Chatterjee is a frequent public speaker at various conferences in India and abroad on Strategy, Financing, Sustainability and Climate Change, Corporate Governance and Financial Reporting. He is currently a member of the following international forums:
– Board of Value Reporting Foundation– UN GC Global CFO Taskforce on SDGs – member of the Task Force on Nature Related Financial Disclosures (TNFD) – member of the Task Force on Climate-Related Financial Disclosures (TCFD),– IIF Washington DC sponsored Taskforce on Scaling Voluntary Carbon Markets– Member of the Steering Committee on UK Voluntary Carbon Markets Forum, London– Member of the Expert Working Group for UNEP and Danish Technical Institute led Global Stock Trade (iGST) Adaption Working Group.
Mr. Chatterjee was the first Indian to be appointed on the Global Preparers Forum, an advisory body of the International Accounting Standards Board, London and has been a member of the B20 Task Forces under the Chairmanship of Turkey, Germany and China on Energy, Climate & Resource efficiency and Responsible business. He has also been a member of several advisory committees of the Securities Exchange Board of India on primary capital markets and Takeover regulations. He is currently member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), India’s largest industry association
Mr. Alok Krishna joined Tata Steel as a Graduate Trainee (GT) in 1990 and in over 31+ years of his association with Tata Steel and group companies, he has worked in different capacities across various functions of Maintenance, Cold Rolling Mill Plant Operations, Supply Chain & Production Planning, Total Quality Management & Business Process Enhancement, and the Digital Foundation Program overseeing the implementation of SAP S4HANA.
In 2018, he was appointed as the Managing Director of Kalimati Global Shared Services Limited and was entrusted with the responsibility to establish and operate shared services operations for financial accounting and transactions, for Tata Steel. His last stint was as Managing Director of TRF Limited since November 2019.
Mr. Krishna comes with rich and varied business experience, having worked on several transformational programs and building operating systems for enhancing operations excellence and customer relationship. He has been a high performing leader with a proven track record and has significantly contributed to achievement of key milestones and business strategies for Tata Steel. His leadership in the two subsidiary companies as Managing Director has brought good stability and focus within the organizations.
Mr. Sanjiv Paul is Vice President, Safety Health & Sustainability at Tata Steel Ltd.
Mr. Paul, graduated in Metallurgical Engg. and joined Tata Steel Ltd. (TSL) in 1986 as Graduate Trainee. After working in Steel Melting Shops in various capacities and completion of a Senior Management program at CEDEP, France, he moved on to assume Leadership roles in areas of General Management in TSL.
In the past, he has been Managing director of JUSCO (now TSUISL), Tata Metaliks and VP (Corporate Services), TSL.
He is an avid reader and a golfer.
Krishnava is the Founder and Managing Partner of Argus Partners and sits on the executive committee, which advises the Firm on various strategic initiatives. He has led the Firm from its inception in 2009, now with offices in Mumbai, Delhi, Bangalore, and Kolkata. He advises some of the largest corporate houses and their boards on various matters including corporate governance and board responsibility.
Krishnava has been the lead adviser in some of the largest and most complex M&A and financing transactions. He is regularly sought out by CEOs, CFOs, GCs, and legal heads of large multinational corporations, government agencies, and funds for his unique mix of in-depth knowledge of law and regulatory matters, coupled with a very keen understanding of finance, accounts, and business issues. He has been consistently recognised for building Argus Partners into a leading national-level firm.
Forbes India in its Legal Powerlist 2021 and 2020 has recognised Krishnava as one of the Top 50 Managing Partners and as one of the Top 100 Individual Lawyers. Thomson Reuters’ ALB India 2020 Super 50 Lawyers’ list recognised him as one of the top 50 private practitioners in India. India Business Law Journal (IBLJ) has identified Krishnava as one of India’s Top 100 A-List lawyers (for the last five consecutive years). He has also been ranked by various publications such as Chambers and Partners, Legal500, IFLR1000, RSG, etc. as a leading legal practitioner in India.
Pingali Venugopal has teaching, industry, consulting and research experience in the Marketing function for over 40 years. He has been a faculty at XLRI, Jamshedpur since 1994 and the Dean of the institute from 2004 to 2010. He has also been a visiting faculty to leading institutes in India including the Indian Institutes of Management in Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Ranchi, Kashipur, Visakhapatnam and Indore and international institutes including American University of Armenia and Educatis University Switzerland. He has also been inducted as a co-trainer for programmes done by Indo- US-Africa Trilateral co-operation on food security for functionaries from Kenya, Malawi and Liberia. Prior to joining academics, Venugopal worked in the marketing department of Coromandel Fertilisers and Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals ltd for a period of 10 years. He has published 8 books and several articles in leading international journals. European Scientific Research Journal recognized him with the prestigious Distinguished Scholar Award for 2021.
Samita Shah is currently the Vice President – Corporate Finance, Treasury & Risk Management of Tata Steel. She looks after the financing requirements of Tata Steel Group. She is also the Chief Risk Officer for Tata Steel and has spearheaded the implementation of an enterprise-wise risk management process across the Tata Steel Group.
She serves on the Boards of several subsidiaries of Tata Steel, including Tata Bluescope Pvt Ltd, Jamipol Ltd, Tata Steel SEZ Ltd, Tata Steel Minerals Canada Ltd and Abja Investment Pte Ltd.
She joined Tata Steel in 2012 and has 20 years of experience in investment banking and has led several IPOs, bond issues, project financing, private equity and M&A transactions for Indian and multinational companies. She did her graduation in BA (Economics) from Mumbai University and is an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India.
Dr Rupali Basu, a veteran in healthcare sector in India is currently the Managing Director of Woodlands Multispecialty Hospital Ltd, Kolkata. She held the positions of Non-executive Director, IQ City Medical College and Hospital, Durgapur; President and CEO Eastern Region of Apollo Hospitals Group, India and General Manager, Kolkata for Wockhardt Hospitals Limited, Mumbai before amongst many others. Dr Basu is a medical graduate from R G Kar Medical College, Kolkata and have post graduate training in Health and Hospital Management from Harvard and Delhi Universities. She is known for her pioneering work in bringing Quality Systems and Accreditation in Healthcare in India. Her contribution in developing Superspeciality Tertiary Care hospital services in Eastern India specifically Cancer, Cardiac and Emergency care is instrumental in bringing back the confidence of people in healthcare in the Region.
Mr. Pandey is a career Banker who superannuated as Dy. Managing Director from State Bank of India (SBI) . He had a stellar career spanning 37 years with SBI with proven track record in top leadership roles in domestic and international assignments.
He has extensive knowledge, varied and rich leadership experience, covering all the facets of banking viz. Digital Banking, Corporate Credit, Risk and Regulatory Compliance, International Banking, Agri credit & Financial inclusion and strategic steering of very large, cross-functional teams. He has also built core competencies in Digital transformation, Risk management, Strategic thinking, Business transformation etc. He also held position of Chief Digital officer of SBI. He was instrumental in unlocking the value of merchant acquiring business of SBI through creation of a JV.
As a digital banking strategist, he led adoption of emerging, disruptive and innovative processes to enable transformation of SBI as a digital bank with focus on superior customer experience with improved wallet share and improving efficiency.
He has extensive Board level experience in financial services, having served on the Boards of several large and highly reputed organizations viz Yes Bank Ltd, NPCI etc. In addition, he was also a permanent invitee to the Board and other Board level committees of the State Bank of India.