Board of Directors

A commerce graduate and alumnus of the Wharton School of Management, Mr Rattan Jindal is the Chairman of the stainless steel manufacturer, the Jindal Stainless group. Part of the USD 18.5 billion OP Jindal Group, the first foundation of Jindal Stainless was laid with its incorporation in 1970. Under his stewardship, the company has grown from a producer of basic stainless steel products to over USD 3 billion provider of stainless steel solutions.

Known for his technical proficiency and intimate knowledge of customers and markets, Mr Rattan Jindal is synonymous with stainless steel in India. As a vanguard of innovation in steel industry, his focus has not only been on producing world class stainless steel products but also on promoting the usage of stainless steel in myriad applications. His vision of Jindal Stainless is to improve the lives of people by producing and promoting a metal that is corrosion resistant, durable, infinitely recyclable and inherently stainless.

Having established the Jindal Stainless facility in Hisar (Haryana, India) as the only specialty stainless steel maker in the country, Mr Rattan Jindal set up the Jindal Stainless facility in Jajpur (Odisha, India) in 2011. Today, the two plants employ over 12,000 people, and have a capacity to produce 1.8 million tones of stainless steel. The company provides home and kitchen solutions through its subsidiary, JSL Lifestyle. Mr Jindal has expanded the frontiers of Jindal Stainless to reach a global audience. Apart from operations in Indonesia, the company has sales offices and service centres across several nations.

Social commitments remain as central to Mr Rattan Jindal’s businesses as they were to the founder of the Jindal Group, Shri OP Jindal. Established by the group, the 600-bedded multi-specialty charitable hospital, the famed VDJ School (VDJS) and the OP Jindal Modern School in Hisar (Haryana, India) stand testimony to this commitment. The group undertakes several initiatives at the plant level to empower local communities through self-reliance. The interventions include technical & vocational training, micro-financing & livelihood generation, tailoring, farming & poultry training, and environment conservation drives.

True to his sportsman spirit, Mr Rattan Jindal is a keen golfer, and takes avid interest in tennis and cricket.

Mrs. Deepika Jindal is an art graduate. She has versatile experience in corporate and business management.

Mrs. Deepika Jindal, Managing Director of JSL Lifestyle Limited (brand arttdinox and ARC), subsidiary of the Company, is a name to reckon with when it comes to design. She initiated her design journey with manufacturing lifestyle products in Stainless Steel under the brand name of ‘arttd’inox’. It is under her able guidance and vision that arttdinox is one of India’s first blended lifestyle stainless steel accessories company having a world standard manufacturing unit producing products exclusively designed by a very able and talented team of designers. Nurturing the brand arttd’inox has grown on to give the country first Luxury Stainless steel modular kitchens and Stainless steel furniture. Under her aegis arttd’inox has won lot of highly acclaimed awards such as EDIDA, India Design Mark, Red Dot (honorary award).

Following her passion to promote stainless steel in all its forms, she founded ‘The Stainless’ an art gallery, where she patronizes artists to create beautiful pieces of art in this material, giving them all infrastructural and financial support.

Mrs. Jindal is also the Chairperson of O.P. Jindal Modern School and Vidya Devi Jindal School, Hisar. She’s been constantly mentoring the schools into very good educational institutions.

She is also the Chairperson of O.P. Jindal Cancer Hospital, N.C. Jindal Institute of Medical Care & Research, a 250 bed Multi Specialty Hospital – giving them the vision and guiding them to provide the best medical care to the people of Hisar and around. Always wanting to give back to the society Mrs. Jindal is the Chairperson of Jindal Stainless Foundation – a CSR wing of Jindal Stainless Limited. Recently under the same arena JSL Lifestyle Limited won the PDH Astitva award under Mrs. Jindal’s leadership.

A Boston University graduate in Economics and Business Management, Mr Abhyuday Jindal has a wide ranging experience in the areas of project management, supply chain systems and strategic & general management. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Jindal Stainless (Hisar) Limited.

Mr Abhyuday Jindal started his career with the JSW Group. There, he played a prominent role in the stake acquisition of Ispat Industries and the post acquisition integration of JSW and Ispat. He then moved on to the Boston Consulting Group, where he managed project consultancy for diverse industries, including cement, steel, wind turbines and auto components. Having gained a deep understanding of the industrial manufacturing arena, Mr. Abhyuday Jindal entered the USD 2.8 billion Jindal Stainless Group as a Management Trainee.

Driven by the ambition to go beyond the ordinary, Mr. Abhyuday Jindal took multiple strides in improving supply chain and operational efficiencies. Today, he is shaping the Jindal Stainless Group into a far more dynamic, responsive, predictive and solution-based organization. As a leader in the stainless steel landscape of the country, Mr. Jindal has explored and unlocked new avenues for providing stainless solutions to stakeholders with the vision to improve lives. Helmed by him, the Group has built uncontested market leadership, and made foray into new fields. It was under his stewardship that JSHL bolstered its unique competitive advantage in the manufacturing of special stainless steel grades for nuclear and defence sectors.

Strongly rooted in the Indian soil, Mr. Abhyuday Jindal’s community-centric transformational approach has led to the development and sustenance of several empowerment initiatives in and around its production facilities. His signature style has endeared him further among employees. He personifies open and participative management, a consistent culture of dialogue and feedback, and a relentless march towards continuous improvement. Mr. Jindal also serves as the Vice President of the Infrastructure Industry and Logistics Federation of India, endeavoring to forge stronger and wider public-private partnerships.

Maj. Gen. Kanwaljit Singh Thind, VSM (Retd.) has over 37 years of experience with progressive leadership, in the domain of Strategic and Operational Management, Human Resource Management, Organizational Development including Financial Planning of Procurement Procedures. He has recently retired as General Officer Commanding (CEO) from the Indian Army. During his tenure, he successfully served in various fields as CEO of an Army formation (Western Sector). He was also awarded most prestigious honour - Vishisht Seva Medal (VSM) in recognition for the outstanding contribution and devotion to duty in Army.

Maj. Gen. Kanwaljit Singh Thind, VSM (Retd.) is a post graduate in Defence Studies from University of Madras and has completed M. Phil in International Relations & Security. He is a keen Cricketer and led Haryana Cricket Team at National level.

Mr. N.C. Mathur is the President of Indian Stainless Steel Development Association (ISSDA). He is also the Chairman of Steel Furnace Association of India (SFAI).

A Graduate with B. Tech (Hons.) from India’s leading University - Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, he has worked in India with leading Industrial Houses for over 50 years and has been associated with Stainless Steel Industry for last 41 years.

He has been invited to speak in global Stainless Steel, Nickel and Ferro Alloys Conferences worldwide since 1994. He has presented papers in over 40 International events organized by Metal Bulletin, CRU, SMR, Stainless Steel Associations in China, Russia, Japan, S. Korea UK, EU, USA, Brazil, Australia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, and South Africa.

He has been associated for 11 years with the “Market Development Committee” as well as “Economics & Statistics Committee” of ISSF (International Stainless Steel Forum), a global Stainless Steel Industry Association based in Brussels, Europe.

Mr. Girish Sharma, IRS (Retd.) is a Commerce Graduate from Delhi University and has completed his Masters in Marketing and Business Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi University.

Mr. Sharma served in the Indian Revenue Service (IRS) in various capacities (retired as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, Delhi), looking after Tax Administration, Analysis /Monitoring of Revenue planning and enhancement, Investigation and laying parameters for monitoring of financial system. During his service, he was also on deputation as Director with the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers handling Corporate Affairs, Disinvestment of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs). He had hands on experience with corporate management functions as a Director on the Board of a few PSUs and as Chairman & Managing Director, Pyrites Phosphates and Chemicals Ltd.

Post retirement, Mr. Sharma advised a large Indian Corporate, on implementing systems for re-orientation of business and assist people achieve goals / improve performance. Putting in place an organizational structure capable of handling strategic business growth and bring about systems and procedures whereby quality of the business is improved.

Mr. Arunendra Kumar, former Chairman of Indian Railways, retired in December 2014 after 39 years of service. He graduated with a Bachelors in Mechanical engineering after qualifying in the prestigious Special Class Railway Apprentice Examination in 1971. He has successfully led and managed one of the largest railways in the world, and has architected several key initiatives: laying foundation of high speed trains in India, introduction of 100% FDI, development of Eastern and Western dedicated freight corridors, modernization of Indian Railways stations, etc. He has also been tremendously successful in initiating policy reforms for attracting private investment in Railways. He has represented Indian Railways worldwide in various forums in USA, China, France, Germany, Japan, Korea, etc.

Throughout his career, Mr. Kumar has been in charge of maintenance, development and innovation of locomotives, coaches and wagons. He has displayed great leadership qualities and managerial skills which has enabled him to deliver results in crisis situations. Prior to the posting as Chairman, he was heading the Mechanical engineering wing of Indian Railways as Member Mechanical. Before that, as General Manager - South East Central Railway he managed the heaviest freight operation in the Country.

Mr. Kumar is an outstanding athlete and an excellent player of Badminton. He has featured on National Geographic Channel in the series “Seven Mega Cities of the World”, and holds the record for the longest TV Interview by a Railway Officer on National television.

Mr. Jagmohan Sood did his graduation in Metallurgical Engineering in the year 1989 with excellent academic records. After graduation, he joined IIT Mumbai to pursue Masters in Material Technology. He started his professional career with SAIL and spent almost 5 years there. He has been associated with Jindal Group since 1995 and moving through various departments and functions, enriching his experience in the industry, rose to hold the current position. He has a rich experience of Steel and Stainless Steel industries, spanning more than 27 years.