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Tata Power – Board of Directors

Mr. S. Padmanabhan

Mr. Padmanabhan is currently the Executive Chairman, Tata Business Excellence Group (TBExG) and recently given additional responsibility as Head of Group HR for Tata Sons Limited.

His career with the Tata Group companies began with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (TCS) in 1982 and spans over 34 years. During his 26 year stint in TCS, he has held roles such as Executive Director of Human Resources, Head of Application Development and Maintenance, Head of Airlines Practice and Country Manager, TCS Switzerland.

Mr. Padmanabhan was also the Executive Director-Operations of Tata Power from 6th February 2008 to 30th June 2014, and was responsible for the profitable and sustainable operations of all thermal and hydro generation plants across India and transmission and distribution systems in Mumbai. He was also on the Boards of the operating subsidiaries of the Company.

Mr. Padmanabhan has a distinguished academic record in the technical and management domain from reputable institutions. He is a Glaxo Marketing Scholar Medallist, a Distinguished Alumnus from IIM Bangalore, and a Gold Medallist and a Distinguished Alumnus from PSG College of Technology, Coimbatore. He has completed the Advanced Management Program at the Harvard Business School. He is also a life member of CSI, Senior Member of IEEE.

Mr. Padmanabhan is a Director on the Board of Infiniti Retail Limited and The Associated Building Company Limited and Non-Executive Chairman of Tata Consulting Engineers Limited.

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 Chartered Accountant who spent 36 years with S. R. Batliboi & Co. Most of that experience was in the audit and assurance domains. He joined the board of Tata Power in 2006. He is currently also on the boards of Exide Industries Ltd., Thermax Ltd. and Centre for Advancement of Philanthropy, in addition to those within the Tata Power Group of companies. He is deeply involved in the movement for improved governance in corporations and speaks frequently on the topic. He is also an Independent Director on the boards of Tata Power Delhi Distribution Ltd., Coastal Gujarat Power Ltd., Tata Power Renewable Energy Ltd. and Welspun Renewable Energy Pvt. Ltd., all subsidiaries of Tata Power. In Tata Power, he chairs the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Audit Committee of Directors, Risk Management Committee and Executive Committee of the Board.

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 Bachelor's Degree in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from The American University, Washington DC. He is also on the board of other companies.

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. He was also Member (Industry and Infrastructure) of the West Bengal State Planning Commission. He was also elected as Chairman, South Asia Forum of Infrastructure Regulators during 2005-2006. He is also on the board of other companies.

Mr. Pravin H. Kutumbe

Mr. Kutumbe is a Chartered Accountant. He joined Life Insurance Corporation of India in 1985 and worked in LIC Branch & Divisional Offices in the functional areas of F&A, Marketing P&GS and Investment. He headed LIC's Fiji operations from 1998 to 2002. He is also LIC's nominee on other boards.

Ms. Sandhya S. Kudtarkar

Ms. Kudtarkar is a Commerce graduate, Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary and has been with the Tata Group since March 1982. Having held various positions in the Secretarial function with Tata Steel Limited, she was the Company Secretary of Tata Steel from June 1994 till October 2001, when she moved to the Tata Group Legal Department. She is also on the board of other companies. She is an ex-member of the Legal Affairs Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce & Industry.

Ms. Anjali Bansal

Ms. Bansal is a Senior Advisor to TPG Capital (TPG), a leading global private equity fund, based in Mumbai. Prior to joining TPG, Ms. Bansal was a global Partner with Spencer Stuart where she founded and led their India business and co-led their Asia Pacific Board & CEO practice as part of the Asia Pacific leadership team. She has worked in various geographies across the United States, Europe and Asia, advising Indian and multinational companies. Earlier, Ms. Bansal was a strategy consultant with McKinsey & Company in New York and Mumbai. She started her career as an engineer.

Ms. Bansal serves on the boards of GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals India, Bata India Limited, and Voltas Limited. She serves on the Advisory Board of the Columbia University Global Centers, South Asia and as a trustee on the boards of the United Way of Mumbai and Enactus. Her prior non-profit roles include chairing the board of FWWB, India's leading livelihood and microfinance organization. Ms. Bansal is an active member of the YPO (Young Presidents' Organization).

An active contributor to the emerging dialogue on corporate governance and diversity, she co-founded and chaired the FICCI Center for Corporate Governance program for Women on Corporate Boards. She is a keen participant in the broader business ecosystem and has served on the managing committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and on the CII National Committee for Women.

She has been listed as one of the Most Powerful Women in Indian Business by India's leading publication, Business Today, and as one of the Most Powerful Women in Business by Fortune India.

Ms. Vibha Padalkar

Ms. Vibha Padalkar is Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer at HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited (HDFC Life).

Ms. Padalkar joined HDFC Life in August 2008 after spending seven years as Executive Vice President-Finance at WNS Global Services (WNS), a NYSE listed leading global business process outsourcing company. Her key achievement during her tenure at WNS was to lead a team that successfully completed the Group's IPO on the New York Stock Exchange in a short span of six months. Prior to WNS, she was with Colgate Palmolive India, including a short posting to the group's New York headquarters.

Ms. Padalkar became a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales in 1992, after having completed her college education in London. She is also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in India.

Apart from leading the Finance, Internal Audit, Compliance, Risk Management, Legal and Secretarial teams, she also has oversight of the Pension Subsidiary Company.

Mr. Sanjay Bhandarkar

Mr. Sanjay Bhandarkar is the former Managing Director of Rothschild's Investment Banking operations in India.

During his career with Rothschild, he advised on a variety of corporate finance transactions across M&A, Capital Markets and Debt Restructuring.

A few notable deals include; advising Meralco on their acquisition of GMR’s Island Power Project in Singapore; advising shareholders of CAMS, India’s largest mutual fund registry business on the sale of 45% stake to National Stock Exchange; advising McCormick on the purchase of the foods business from Kohinoor Foods; advising Government of India on the 3G and BWA auctions, the pioneering e-auction process in India; advising the Tata Group on the purchase of Corus;  advising Aircel on the sale of its towers business to GTL; advising Suzlon on its debt restructuring discussions with international lenders; advising GVK - South African consortium on its bid for Mumbai airport privatisation; advising  Indian  Lenders  on  restructuring  and  sale of Dabhol  Power  Company, India’s largest and most complex restructuring.

Mr. Bhandarkar has a degree in Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. Prior to Rothschild, he has also worked with Peregrine Capital and ICICI Securities and Finance Company Limited. He has over two decades of experience in Investment banking.

Mr. Anil Sardana

Mr. Sardana is an Electrical Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He brings with him over three decades of experience in the power and 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 1st March 2007 to 3rd August 2007 and continued to be on its Board till 1st July 2008. Mr. Sardana was the Managing Director of Tata Teleservices Limited for over 3 years from 2007 to 2011. He is also on the board of other companies.

Mr. Ashok S. Sethi

Mr. Ashok S. Sethi, is a B.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur. He was Chief - Corporate Operations Management and was also 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. He is also on the board of other companies.


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