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Tata Power – Board of Directors


Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry

Mr. Cyrus P. Mistry graduated with a degree in Civil Engineering from Imperial College, UK in 1990. In 1997, he received an M.Sc. in Management from the London Business School. He is also a fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers, London.

Mr. Mistry was earlier Managing Director of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. Under his leadership, Shapoorji Pallonji’s construction business grew into a billion dollar enterprise, evolving from pure-play construction to execution of complex projects in the marine, oil and gas and rail sectors, across a number of international geographies. He joined the Board of Tata Sons Limited in 2006 and was appointed Chairman of its Board in December 2012.

In addition to being Chairman of Tata Sons, Mr. Mistry is also the Chairman of major Tata group companies including Tata Steel Limited, Tata Motors Limited, Tata Consultancy Services Limited, The Indian Hotels Company Limited, Tata Global Beverages Limited, Tata Chemicals Limited, Tata Industries limited and Tata Teleservices Ltd.


Mr. R. Gopalakrishnan

Mr. Gopalakrishnan is a graduate in Physics from Calcutta University and an Engineer from IIT, Kharagpur. He is a Director of Tata Sons Limited, Chairman of Rallis India Limited, Vice Chairman of Tata Chemicals Limited and a Director of several other companies like Azko Nobel India Limited, Castrol India Limited etc. Prior to joining the Tata Group in 1998, he was with Hindustan Lever for 31 years, where he last served as Vice Chairman.


Dr. Homiar S. Vachha

Dr. Vachha has a post-graduate degree and a doctorate in Economics from the University of Bombay (Gold medalist in Industrial Economics). He was the General Manager of ICICI Limited in a career spanning over 25 years. He was appointed as Nominee Director on the Board of the erstwhile The Andhra Valley Power Supply Company Limited in 1993. On ceasing to be such nominee director, he was re-appointed on the Board of that Company and continued as Director till its amalgamation with the Company in 2000. He has been subsequently appointed on the Board of the Company in 2001. He is also on the board of other companies.


Mr. Nawshir H. Mirza

Mr. Mirza is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and was a Partner of S. R. Batliboi & Co., Calcutta. He is an Advisor to Jardine Matheson Limited, Hong Kong. He is also a Director on the Boards of Thermax Limited, Foodworld Supermarkets Limited, Coastal Gujarat Power Limited, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited and Health & Glow Retailing Private Limited.


Mr. Deepak M. Satwalekar

Mr. Satwalekar was the Managing Director and CEO of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited from November 2000 till November 2008 and prior to this, he was the Managing Director of HDFC Limited from 1993 - 2000. Mr. Satwalekar obtained a Bachelors Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from The American University, Washington DC.


Mr. Piyush G. Mankad

Mr. Mankad is a retired civil servant with a distinguished career of over 40 years in the Civil Services. He graduated with a Masters’ degree from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University, and a Post Graduate Diploma in Development Studies from Cambridge University, United Kingdom. He has held a number of official positions including Counsellor (Economic) in the Indian Embassy, Tokyo; Controller of Capital Issues, Ministry of Finance; Finance Secretary, Government of India. He was the executive director for India and four other countries and Board Member for the Asian Development Bank, Manila until July 2004.


Mr. Ashok K. Basu

Mr. Basu was First Class First with Honours in Economics and Political Science in the BA (Honours) Examination, University of Calcutta in 1962. He joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1965 Mr. Basu is a former Secretary to the Government of India, Ministry of Steel, Secretary - Power and Chairman of the CERC.

Mr. Basu is also on the Boards of other Tata companies viz. Maithon Power Limited, Tata Power Delhi Distribution Limited, Tata Metaliks, DI Pipes Limited, Tata Metaliks Limited and The Tinplate Company of India Limited and was also Member (Industry and Infrastructure) of the West Bengal State Planning Commission. Mr. Basu was also elected as Chairman, South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulatorsduring 2005-2006.


Mr. Thomas Mathew T.

Mr. Mathew holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Management, a Post-graduation in Economics and is a graduate in Law. He is also an Associate of the Insurance Institute of India and has an Advanced Diploma in the Spanish Language. He has extensive experience in the Life Insurance industry in India being the Managing Director of the Life Insurance Corporation, a position from which he was elevated to Current-in-Charge Chairman, from which position he retired. He is on the Boards of Voltas Limited, Management Development Institute and is Vice-Chairman and public interest director on the Board of MCX-SX, nominated by SEBI. He is a member of Quality Review Board - Institute of Actuaries of India and Standing Council of Experts- Ministry of Finance.


Ms. Vishakha Mulye

Ms. Mulye holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. She joined the ICICI Group in 1993 and has vast experience in the areas of strategy, treasury and markets, proprietary equity investing and management of long-term equity investments, structured finance and corporate and project finance. In 2009, she assumed leadership of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited as its Managing Director and CEO, In addition to her responsibility as MD and CEO of ICICI Venture, she serves on the Board of Directors of leading Indian companies in the media, IT and financial services sectors. She is a member of the Aspen Global Leadership Network and a fellow of the inaugural class of the India Leadership Initiative. She was selected as ‘Young Global Leader’ for the year 2007 by World Economic Forum.


Mr. Anil Sardana

An Electrical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management, Mr. Sardana brings with him over three decades of experience in the power & infrastructure sector and has worked with companies like NTPC Limited, BSES (prior to it becoming an ADAG group company), Tata Power Delhi Distribution (erstwhile NDPL). Mr. Sardana also served as the Executive Director (Business Development & Strategy) for Tata Power from 1stMarch 2007 to 3rdAugust 2007 and continued to be on its Board till 1stJuly 2008. Mr. Sardana was the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited for over 3 years from 2007 to 2011.

Mr. Ashok S. Sethi

Mr. Ashok S. Sethi, is a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur. He was Chief - Corporate Operations Management and is also an Executive Director of Maithon Power Limited, a subsidiary of the Company.He has wide experience in power sector ranging from Thermal & Hydro Generation, Transmission & Distribution, Commercial & Regulatory and also Advocacy. He has been with the company for the last 38 years and has deep understanding and commitment to the business and stakeholders.


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