Board of Directors

Mr. Ratan Jindal has more than 30 years of experience in the steel industry. He is closely involved in the overall strategy, direction and management of the Company. Under his guidance and leadership qualities, the Company has undergone massive expansion, whereby it has doubled its capacity by way of setting-up an integrated stainless steel facility in Orissa with an installed capacity of a 8,00,000 TPA.

A Commerce graduate and alumnus of the Wharton School of Management, Mr. Ratan Jindal's focus has not only been on producing world class stainless steel flat products but, also on promoting the usage of stainless steel. It is this vision of his, which has given birth to companies such as, Jindal Architecture, Jindal Stainless Steelway and Arttdinox. All these initiatives have played a major role in implementing Mr. Jindal's zeal for promotion of stainless steel and have in a small way played a role in shaping the modern urban infrastructure of the country, be it the Airports, Delhi Metro, Bus Shelters, or malls. These initiatives of his, have in their own small way have contributed in making India the third largest producer of stainless steel in the world, in little over four decades.

His apt leadership skills have made Jindal Stainless the largest integrated stainless steel producer in the country and has put Jindal Stainless amongst the top 10 global stainless steel producers. Today Jindal Stainless boasts of 1.8 million ton capacity and a revenue in excess of $ 2.0 bn USD.

Following on his father's footsteps, Shri O.P. Jindal who believed that, "without the upliftment of weak and backward sections of the society, a nation can never prosper", Mr. Ratan Jindal has made Corporate Social Responsibility an integral part of Inclusive Management. He is the Chairman of the Board of a 600 bedded multi-specialty charitable hospital and also devotes time to oversee the functioning of two large schools, where more than 4000 students from all sections of society get access to education and no differentiation is done between the have and the have not's

Mr. Abhyuday Jindal is the youngest scion of the O.P Jindal Group. After graduating from Boston University with a B.A in Economics and a Minor in Business Management he entered the steel business as an apprentice for the JSW group under the leadership of Mr. Sajjan Jindal. During his time at JSW he evaluated the stake acquisition of Ispat Industries (India's 5th largest steel producer) and was involved in the post acquisition integration of JSW and Ispat. Following this he worked as an associate at Boston Consulting Group where he was responsible for specific components of projects in varied industries. He specifically worked on projects in the cement, steel, wind turbine and auto components industry and gained specialized knowledge into the working off companies that manufacture industrial goods.

Presently, he is the manager of supply chain and operations at Jindal Stainless Group of Companies. He also provides strategic vision and direction to the consortia of JSL. He has used his experience to manage the diversification charter at the JSL Group, which today is a business conglomerate with a turnover exceeding USD 6 billion. His focus is on devising blue ocean strategies that strengthen the overall brand proposition and exploring new growth avenues for building uncontested market leadership for the company.

Recently, Abhyuday Jindal was appointed VP of Infrastructure Industry and Logistics Federation of India. In this role Abhyuday works to forge strong public-private partnerships to ensure qualitative growth and performance in these sectors.

Mr. Ashok Gupta is a qualified M.Sc. in Electronics and holds a Diploma in Business Management from MDI, Gurgaon. He comes with 35 years of varied work experience in Steel Industry. In his distinguished career, Mr. Ashok Gupta has served in various Senior Leadership capacities. His immense contributions in previous organizations has been in increasing production levels, improving profitability, reducing cost, establishing quality culture, expansion of business etc.

Mr. T.S. Bhattacharya has a master degree in nuclear physics, a post graduate diploma in management sciences and is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He has over 38 years of rich banking experience and last served the post of the Managing Director of State Bank of India in the year 2008.

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.

Ms. Ishani Chattopadhyay has several years of rich experience in senior management, project management, entrepreneurship and building new businesses. She has lived and worked in India, USA, Australia and the UK and was most recently Acting Regional Manager for a US based impact fund.

She is a Chemical Engineer from the University of Melbourne, Australia and holds an MBA from the London Business School and Colombia Business School. She started her career in management consulting with Accenture and worked in Melbourne, San Francisco and Washington DC offices deploying major projects for the firm. Post business school, she was Country Director of a UK based carbon trading and advisory company and started their offices in India and participated in their subsequent IPO on the LSE. She then moved onto become Regional Head India Middle East of Alternative energy and climate solutions from AES Corporation, a US major power.

She started her own company in 2009 and has dealt with the Indian government, utilities, and corporations as well as the private sector working on alternate energy, energy efficiency and demand side management. She also started her own incubation platform with one of the leading media houses in India to incubate early stage entrepreneurs with businesses that have measurable impact and profit and provided seed investing, scale up and mentorship to them.

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.

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.