Board of Directors

Mr. Sanjay G. Hinduja Chairman

Mr. Sanjay G. Hinduja holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Richmond College, London. Having worked with Credit Suisse Bank and Chase Manhattan Bank, he brings in rich experience and expertise in the global oil and energy sector.

Mr. Shom Hinduja

Mr. Shom Hinduja Non-Executive Director

Mr. Shom Hinduja, President – Alternative Energy & Sustainability Initiatives, Hinduja Group is charting the Group’s entry into the alternative energy sector. His prime focus lies in introducing effective sustainability strategies for the Group.

Before joining the offices in Mumbai, Shom worked in the Financial Due Diligence practice at KPMG, New York, as part of the M&A team.

He holds a B.A. in Sustainable Development and an M.S. in Sustainability Management from Columbia University, New York. Apart from his business strategic expertise, he is green at heart, a foodie and a certified deep sea diver.

Mr. Arvind Uppal

Mr. Arvind Uppal Independent Director

Mr. Arvind Uppal is B. Tech. from IIT Delhi and is a Post graduate in Management from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and has over 31 years of experience in Business Development, International Marketing and General Management. Currently he is serving as Chairman and Non-Executive Director on the Board of Whirlpool of India Limited and Non-Executive Independent Director on the Board of Akzo Nobel India Limited and a member of various Board committees. Prior to joining Whirlpool, he has worked with Nestle, in India and overseas. Under his leadership Whirlpool of India rebounded to be one of the most profitable ones in its segment. Under his tenure as Executive Director he was able to streamline – products, people, perception, and positioning of the Company.

Mr. Munesh Khanna

Mr. Munesh Khanna Independent Director

Mr. Munesh Khanna is a Bachelor of Commerce from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Punjab and a chartered accountant (CA) from ICAI, India.

In 1985, after completing his CA, he joined the accounting and advisory firm of Arthur Andersen and rose to become the Country Head-India of its Corporate Finance Division. In 2001, he assumed responsibility as Managing Director and Country Head of NM Rothchild and Co in India. His work experience also includes Country Head of Investment Banking at DSP Merrill Lynch and Country Leader of Corporate Finance and Restructuring at Pricewaterhousecoopers.

His expertise includes extensive understanding of tax, corporate affairs, corporate finance, strategy and business restructuring. He has been involved in some of the most complex transactions in India, such as The Enron Dabhol Power company restructuring, the acquisition of Tetley Tea by Tata Tea, listing of Cairn Energy in India among others.

He has also been a Board Member of Arvind Limited and Indofil Industries Limited and also executive member of professional and Industry trade bodies.

In 2018, he established Backbay Advisors LLP, a strategy advisory and investment banking firm.

Ms. Manju Agarwal

Ms. Manju Agarwal Independent Director

Mrs. Manju Agarwal has over 34 years of banking experience in State Bank of India in leadership positions in India and overseas. Her core expertise and key achievements include Retail Banking, Financial Inclusion, Customer Service and Operations. She led SBI’s partnership with Reliance Industries Limited to set up Jio Payment Bank Ltd. She conceptualized and launched YONO, SBI’s Digital Bank, Financial Superstore & Online market place (one of its kind in the Industry). She headed SBI’s debit card strategy, Merchant Acquiring business, Government business and Transaction Banking Business. She drove process optimization relating to product, service delivery and improved customer experience. She also led SBI’s Jan Dhan program and was associated with setting up of SBI’s Pension Fund Subsidiary in 2007.

She is a Post Graduate from the University of Allahabad, 1978 and an Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, 1989.

She is currently serving on the Board of various entities including IFFCO Kisan Finance Limited, Hinduja Leyland Finance Limited, Vistaar Financial Services Private Limited, IndiaIdeas Com Limited and Access Development Services.

Mr. Ravi Chawla

Mr. Ravi Chawla Managing Director

Mr. Ravi Chawla holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai University. He also holds a Master in Management Studies degree (specializing in Marketing) from Mumbai University. He has over 28 years of professional experience in sales, marketing & management across diverse sectors in Indian companies and MNCs with organisations like Wipro Consumer Products Ltd., CEAT Ltd, Polaroid, Pennzoil-Quaker State India Ltd. (was part of Royal Dutch Shell Group of Companies) & Mahindra and Mahindra (Farm Equipment Division) before joining Gulf Oil Corporation Ltd in 2007. He has held positions responsible for all areas of marketing, business development, sales via channel & B2B & general management for the last 24 years with country level responsibility. He has extensive experience of over 18 years in the lubricants space with Pennzoil (1998 to 2006) & in Gulf Oil (since 2007). With Gulf Oil, he joined as President for the Lubricants business in 2007 and was later designated as President & CEO – Lubricants business, after leading the organisation to become the fastest growing company amongst the top lubricant players. Since, June 2014, he is appointed as Managing Director of the Company. He is also on the Board of some other Gulf group companies and advising them at a strategic level.