Hanmantrao Ramdas Gaikwad is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of engineering from Vishwakarma Institute of Technology, Pune. He has over 27 years of experience in business and was previously associated with Bharat Vikas Prathisthan as its chairman and trustee from August 12, 1994 till March 20, 2002. He has been awarded the Bharat Ratna J.R.D Tata Udyog Ratna Award by the Maharashtra Rajya Ayodogik Vikas Parisad, Pune and the Maxell Award in 2016.
Mr. Jayant G. Pendse
Jayant Gopal Pendse is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a master’s degree in exploration geophysics from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He also holds a bachelor’s degree in law from the University of Mumbai. He is enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa. Prior to joining our Company, he was an officer in the Income Tax Settlement Commission. He has prior experience in field of finance, taxation and revenue.
Mr.Prabhakar D. Karandikar
Prabhakar Dattatraya Karandikar is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a graduate and post graduate degree from the Pune University. He also holds a diploma in business administration from the Institute of Management Development & Research, Pune. He holds a master’s of science degree in economics from the London University, London and he has also attended the London School of Economics, London. He has an overall experience of more than 38 years including an experience of 33 years serving as an officer in the Indian Administrative Services. He has been in an advisory role in Mahindra & Mahindra Limited from 2007 till 2011.
Mr. Chandrakant N. Dalvi
Chandrakant Narayan Dalvi is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science (agriculture) from Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) and a master’s degree in science (agricultural extension) from Mahatma Phule Agricultural University. He has more than 35 years of experience serving as an officer in the Indian Administrative Services.
Mr. Umesh Mane
Vice Chairman and Joint Managing Director
Umesh Gautam Mane is the Vice Chairman and Joint Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Shivaji University, Kolhapur. He has 27 years of experience in business and was previously associated with Bharat Vikas Prathisthan from 1994 till 2002 and has played an instrumental role in executing the projects handled by Bharat Vikas Prathisthan.
Mr. Rajendra R. Nimbhorkar
Rajendra Ramrao Nimbhorkar is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, a master’s of science degree in defence studies from the University of Madras and a master of philosophy in defence and management from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidalaya, Indore. He also holds a diploma in senior level defence management from Devi Ahilya Vishwavidalaya, Indore and has also completed the executive course from the Asia-Pacific Centre for Security Studies. He has also completed his Ph. D from Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut in defence studies. He has participated in the Independent Director’s Programme for Senior Officers of Armed Forces conducted by the Management Development Institute, Gurgaon. He has also completed the national defence course from the National Defence College, Dhaka, Bangladesh. Previously, he was associated with the Indian Army and has held positions as Brigade Commander, General Officer Commanding (Counter Insurgency Force Victor), Chief of Staff, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa, General Officer Commanding, Maharashtra, Gujarat & Goa, General Officer Commanding, HQ 16 Corps at Nagrota (Jammu and Kashmir) and Master General of Ordinance at the Indian Army Headquarters. He has experience in the defence sector and was previously involved as an Indian Army resident scholar with the University of Pune. He was previously associated as a defence advisor to Bharat Dynamics Limited from May 2018 to May 2019. He has also held various other positions in Ordnance Factory Board, Hindustan Aeronautics Limited, Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and Bharat Electronics Limited.
Mr. Manoj Jain
Chief Financial Officer
Manoj Jain is the Chief Financial Officer of our Company since August 1, 2020. He became the member of the ICAI in August 1992 and holds prior experience in the fields of finance. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Doctor Harisingh Gour Vishwavidhalaya, Sagar, and is currently a qualified fellow member of the ICAI. Prior to joining our Company, he was previously associated with Quess Corp Limited as chief financial officer, Finolex Industries Limited as the vice president (finance), Johnson Controls (India) Private Limited as director-finance and with Emerson Climate Technologies (India) Limited as vice president (finance & IT).
Mr. Pankaj Dhingra
Pankaj Dhingra is a non-executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from University of Poona and a master’s degree in management from the Eastern Institute for Integrated Learning in Management University, Sikkim. He has over 31 years of experience in the field of engineering and international business. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with BGR Energy Systems Limited, Lanco Infratech Limited, Reliance Infrastructure Limited, Punj Lloyd Limited and Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited.