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Board of directors

Shapoor Pallonji Mistry

Shapoor Pallonji Mistry

Chairman

Mr Shapoor Pallonji Mistry is the Chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji group, a 153-year-old diversified business conglomerate with business interests in Construction, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Water, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy. The group has a presence in more than 40 countries. Mr Shapoor Mistry holds a degree in Business Administration and Economics from the Richmond College, London.

The flagship company of the group, Shapoorji Pallonji Engineering & Construction which specialises in Construction, Design & Build and EPC is the name behind some of the most iconic buildings and structures that dot the architectural and industrial landscape of India as well as several overseas countries.

Mr. Shapoor Mistry spearheaded the group’s re-entry into the Real Estate business in 1992 and, in just over a decade, has transformed it into a multi-city, diversified asset class business with over 100 million square feet of developable real estate space. It includes the Imperial Tower, which is the tallest premium residential property developed by the Real Estate business and has won a record several awards at prestigious Asia Pacific Property Awards. The Real Estate business has entered into JV’s with several prestigious groups such as the Canadian Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB), International Finance Corporation (IFC), Asian Development Bank (ADB) and HDFC amongst others.

With an eye on the emerging technological trends and a vision of transforming the Shapoorji Pallonji Group into a diversified conglomerate, the group took over Afcons Infrastructure Ltd in 2000. Afcons is the infrastructure arm of the group and has executed some of the most challenging projects in Marine, Rail, Oil & Gas, Surface Transport and Hydro & Underground.

Mr Shapoor Mistry was actively involved in the takeover of the Forbes-Gokak business in 2001. As Chairman of Forbes & CL and Eureka Forbes, he has helped the group scale new heights in consumer water treatment, home cleaning, security systems, shipping and logistics and bank transaction management verticals.

Recently, under the leadership of Mr Shapoor Mistry, the group diversified into Oil & Gas services by entering into a joint venture with Bumi Armada. The JV now owns and operates two FPSO’s which are located in the D1 and C7 blocks, offshore India.

Mr Shapoor Mistry is a noted philanthropist and has been associated with a number of charities concerning health care (Trustee of the Masina Hospital, Dadysett Charity Trust and Maneckjee Cowasjee Petit Charities trusts) and education (member of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards World Fellowship, U.K).

K Subramanian

K Subramanian

Executive Vice Chairman

Mr K Subramanian is the Executive Vice Chairman of India’s leading infrastructure company, Afcons Infrastructure Limited, part of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group. He along with Mr Cyrus Mistry, the then Chairman of Shapoorji Pallonji group, has successfully managed turnaround of the company.

Mr Subramanian has been the Managing Director of Afcons Infrastructure for more than 15 years. During his stint, the top line of company has grown by more than 20% CAGR in the past decade and it maintained profitability even during most challenging phases of infrastructure sector. Under his leadership, the company has carved its own niche of delivering most complex and challenging infrastructure projects ahead of schedule and creating new benchmark in the sector.

Mr Subramanian has over 35 years of experience in infrastructure sector and has risen through the ranks, starting his career as planning engineer at site. He became Managing Director at the age of 44, one of the youngest non - promoter managing director in infrastructure sector.

Prior to joining Afcons, he has worked for over two decades with Hindustan Construction Company Ltd. His management expertise spans the full range of functions like contracts, operations and strategy.

Mr Subramanian is the sole representative for India in Dispute Review Board Foundation, USA, which promotes alternate dispute resolution throughout the world. He has been accredited to serve as an expert to settle contractual disputes in any part of the globe. He spearheads the effort of industry association in standardising contract conditions, documentation etc. in close co-ordination with PMO and various central and state ministries.

Due to his keen interest in academics, Mr Subramanian is associated with educational institutions like NICMAR, NITIE and others for development of project management modules and delivering guest lectures. He is also a member of Indian Society on Construction Law and Construction Industry Development Council (CIDC).
Mr Subramanian is a recipient of the Bharat Shiromani Award, 2004, in recognition for his notable contributions in the construction industry. He is also a member of the Academic Council of National Institute of Industrial Engineering (NITIE) Mumbai.

Mr Subramanian is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate and an alumnus of NIT, Trichy, and a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering from NITIE, Mumbai. He is also a recipient of the distinguished NITIE Alumni Award 2013. His passions include Indian mythology and scriptures, travelling, and, reading. 

S Paramasivan

S Paramasivan

Managing Director

Mr S Paramasivan, a Whole-Time Director in the Board of Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, since 2002, is currently the Managing Director.  

Mr Paramasivan is an alumnus of the University of Madurai, from where he graduated in Commerce. He is a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers, a Fellow Member of The Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India and The Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He is also a Stanford Certified Project Manager. 

He has previously served the State Bank of Travancore for over 15 years and Fouress Engineering (India) Ltd, for over six years. He has contributed articles on matters of interest on banking and finance, including a book on banking for internal promotions of bank officials.   

He was a member of the Banking & Finance Committee of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was in its core group. He is currently a Member of the Taxation Committee of CII and a Member of Infrastructure Committee of FICCI.
 
 

Giridhar Rajagopalan

Giridhar Rajagopalan

Executive Director (Technical)

Mr Giridhar Rajagopalan, graduated in Civil Engineering from Sardar Patel College of Engineering, Mumbai in 1979.  Since then he has had a rich experience of 40 years with companies like Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Peninsula Land Ltd (Ashok Piramal Group Enterprise) and V Karma Capital (owned by DLF) in leadership positions.

At Afcons, Mr Giridhar heads various core service departments such as Design, Quality, Safety, Technical Training and Knowledge Management, apart from handling several technically-challenging projects. In his role, he advises the business verticals on cutting-edge construction methods and technology and is part of the CMEG (Core Method and Engineering Group) formed to foster continual improvement on projects.

He has also contributed to various strategic planning and change initiatives being implemented in the organisation, and is playing an important role in transformation of the organisation to a champion EPC player. Under his guidance, a comprehensive GTE training programme (CLIMB UP) and development of Domain Experts has been initiated. He is also a member of the Board of Institute of Lean Construction Excellence (ILCE) and has successfully led lean construction implementation in several projects over the years.

Under his stewardship, Afcons became the first Indian Infrastructure company to win the prestigious Global, Asia Pacific and India MAKE Award (IOU category) in 2016 as well as 2017. Afcons has been named a winner of the MIKE Award in 2018, its inaugural year, at the Global, Asia, and India levels.

Akhil Kumar Gupta

Akhil Kumar Gupta

Executive Director (Operations)

Mr Akhil Kumar Gupta is B.E. (IIT, Roorkee) and M. Tech (Management & Systems) from IIT, Delhi.  He has over 36 years of experience with companies such as Petron Civil Engineering Pvt. Ltd, Punj Lloyd Ltd and Ircon International Ltd in the areas of corporate management and business development, and successful execution of large-value infrastructure and industrial projects.

As Executive Director – Operations at Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, since January 2014, he has been responsible for company’s business in Surface Transport (Roads, Railways & Bridges), handling several large-value infrastructure projects in many overseas geographies apart from India.  More than 40% of the company’s turnover is contributed by his business unit.

He has also received awards and recognition for professional excellence. He has presented papers on construction management at domestic and international conferences.  

AFCONS Infrastructure

Pradip Narotam Kapadia

Director

Pradip N Kapadia, an Indian national is a Director in Afcons board. He is an advocate and solicitor.

Mr Kapadia is an alumnus of University of Bombay from where he graduated with B.A. and LL.B degrees.  He qualified as an advocate in 1974 and subsequently as an attorney at law of the High Court of Judicature at Bombay in 1976.

Mr Kapadia is presently a senior partner in the law firm of Vigil Juris in Mumbai.  He is non-executive director in various listed and unlisted companies.  He is also a member of the Law Committee of IMC, Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
 

N D Khurody

N D Khurody

Director

Mr ND Khurody, an Indian National, is a director of the company.

After graduating with Economics (Hons.) at Trinity College, Cambridge, Mr. Khurody has spent almost his entire corporate career with the Tata Group of Companies as an officer in the Tata Administrative Cadre (TAS), till his retirement in October 2001 as the Managing Director of Voltas Ltd.

R M Premkumar

R M Premkumar

Director

Mr RM Premkumar, an Indian national, is a Director of Afcons. He is MA; BL; IAS. He has held important posts in Government of Maharashtra like Chief Executive Officer – Zilla Parishad, Ahmednagar, Administrator – Zilla Parishad, Nashik, Collector – Kolhapur, Director of Sugar – Maharashtra, Chief Executive Officer - MIDC, Managing Director – Maharashtra State Cooperative Bank Ltd.

He also held important post in Government of India as Development Commissioner – Santacruz Electronics Export Processing Zone (SEEPZ), Mumbai. He also held additional charge of the post of Chairman & Managing Director, Hindustan Diamond Company Limited, Mumbai.

He had been Additional Secretary to the Government of India, Department of Atomic Energy, Mumbai.  Secretary to Govt. of India in National Commission for Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes, New Delhi, Chairman – Food Corporation India, New Delhi.  Chief Secretary – Government of Maharashtra.  

Pallon S Mistry

Pallon S Mistry

Director

Pallon Shapoor Mistry (Born 12th  March 1992) is a member of a multi-billion dollar, construction giant Shapoorji Pallonji Group.

Pallon joined the Shapoorji Pallonji group in 2014 after completion of his education overseas. Currently, he is a member on the Boards of various Shapoorji Pallonji group companies namely Afcons Infrastructure Ltd, Forbes Technosys Ltd and Sterling & Wilson Pvt Ltd and plays an enabling role in the Shapoorji Pallonji Group of Companies.

Pallon  holds  Bachelors  in  Global  Business  Management  Degree  from  the  Regent Business  School,  London.  He  also  holds  a  Masters  in  Strategic  Management  from Imperial College, London.

Pallon believes that businesses are successful because of the support and goodwill of all the stakeholders and their satisfaction is his utmost priority.  He imbibes the family values of honesty, trust, openness and hard work. His ability to balance a strategic perspective as well as business orientation empowers him to provide valuable inputs to the boards.
 

Umesh N Khanna

Umesh N Khanna

Director

Mr Umesh Narain Khanna is Group Head - Coordination at the Shapoorji Pallonji Group Centre. He joined the SP Group in February 2012. In his role, Mr Khanna works closely with the promoters as well as Group Companies to drive SP Group-wide initiatives, facilitate forging synergy amongst SP Group Companies, provide expert inputs/ advise to the business heads on matters relating to technology, business development, market expansion, commercial and contracts management, strategic alliances and drive management of external stakeholders including network relationship with policy and decision makers at administrative and central government level.

Mr Khanna is an electrical engineer from Agra University and completed his Masters in System Engineering & Operations Research, from IIT Roorkee. He is also an MBA specialising in marketing from University of Hull, UK. Mr Khanna has over 30 years of experience in launching and expanding businesses & markets, business policy & planning and in International Marketing and Contracts Management for power and non-power industries.

He was with BHEL for 27 years starting as an Engineer and rising to the position of Regional Manager & AGM – International Operations based out of Jakarta, Indonesia. Prior to joining SP, he was CEO, Director on Board, Bharat Forge NTPC Energy Systems Ltd, a JV between NTPC Ltd and Bharat Forge Ltd.

Roshen Minocher Nentin

Roshen Minocher Nentin

Director

Ms Roshen Minocher Nentin is a graduate from Podar College of Commerce and Economics and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

She joined the Shapoorji Pallonji Group in 1978 and held the position of Company Secretary of Shapoorji Pallonji and Company Ltd, the flagship company of the Group, now Shapoorji Pallonji And Company Pvt Ltd, for a period of 37 years (May 1978 to May 2015). 

At present she is Director on the Board of several companies of the Shapoorji Pallonji Group.