Mrs. Rita Chandrasekar

Mrs. Rita Chandrasekar (DIN: 03013549) is a Partner in the leading Advocate firm M/s. Aiyar and Dolia, since 1984. The firm was established by her father late B.R.Dolia, in the year 1957. Her firm has been retained by several Public Sector Banks and Corporates.

They are also Advisers to many multinational Companies, Resident & NRI Clients regarding investment of funds, establishment of industries, purchase of immovable properties etc., She is the Standing Counsel for Chennai Metro Rail Limited.

Mr. S Senthil Kumar

Mr. S Senthil Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer and has around 34 years of experience in various fields including Academic, Transport, Industrial promotion, Project Management etc. At present, he is serving as Chief General Manager (Projects) in Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited handling project implementation works

Mr. Sandeep Nanduri, IAS

Mr. Sandeep Nanduri, IAS, belongs to the 2009 batch IAS Officer and has performed various roles in his 13 years of Public Service. Presently, he is the Managing Director of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited. Earlier, Mr. Sandeep Nanduri, IAS, served as Managing Director of Tamil Nadu Tourism Development Corporation Limited, District Collector and District Magistrate at Tuticorin, Thiruvannamalai and Tirunelveli, Executive Director at Chennai Metro Water Supply and Sewage Board and Additional Collector, PD-DRDA, at Government of Tamil Nadu.

Dr. N. Sundaradevan, IAS (Retd)

Dr. N. Sundaradevan, IAS (Retd), holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also a Ph.D in Sociology (Applied Demography). He was in Indian Revenue Service as an Income Tax Officer from July 1977 to July 1979 and later joined the Indian Administrative Service.

Dr. Sundaradevan, IAS has more than three decades of experience in administrative services in various departments like District Administration, Civil Supplies, Revenue, Health & Family Welfare, Environment & Pollution control, Industries and retired in September 2012.

During his services to the Government, Dr. Sundaradevan held various offices such as Sub-Collector, Regional Manager of Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Chairman and Managing Director of State Industries Corporation (SIPCOT), District Collector of Kanniyakumari and Tiruchirapalli, Managing Director of Tamilnadu Text Book Society, Director of Handlooms & Textiles, Secretary of State Election Commission, Officer on Special Duty in Chief Minister’s Office, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Secretary of Health & Family Welfare Department, Director of Guidance Bureau, Secretary of Revenue Department, Chairman of Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board, Secretary of Forests and Environment Department, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Principal / Additional Chief Secretary of Industries Department, CMD of TIDCO, Tamilnadu Mineral Ltd (TAMIN), Tamilnadu Industrial Explosive Ltd., Chairman of Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Ltd. and Titan Company Limited, and Director of Chennai Metro Rail and TANGEDCO.

Dr. Sundaradevan joined TPL Board as an Independent Director in September 2018 and head its Stake Holder Relationship Committee. also serves as Director of various listed and unlisted companies.

Mr. D Senthi Kumar

A graduate in Chemical Engineering from Anna University and an EMBA from IIBM. Has more than 3 decades of experience in the Petrochemical Industry. He started his career as a trainee in TPL and became the AVP (Operations) before becoming a Whole-Time Director in 2016. He has handled many areas in TPL and has commendable knowledge about the operations and other functions of all the units of the Company. In addition to steering project management, operations management and process engineering, he leads teams that conduct internal quality and safety audits. He manages plant expansions, increases capacity utilisation, optimises efficiency and boosts organisational performance.

Mr. Debendranath Sarangi, IAS (Retd)

Mr. Debendranath Sarangi is a retired IAS (1977) Officer from Tamilnadu cadre. While in service he held senior level responsibilities like Additional Chief Secretary/ Principal Secretary of eight Departments including the Chairman of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd and TITAN. He eventually retired as the Chief Secretary in the year 2012. He holds M.A. in Political Science from Delhi University and M.A. in Economics from University of Swansea, UK.

Presently, he is an Independent Director on the Boards of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited, Voltas Ltd, Universal Comfort Products Limited, Universal MEP Projects & Engineering Services Limited (wholly owned subsidiary of Voltas) and Director of Etica Developers Private Limited.

Mr. K. T. Vijayagopal

A graduate in Commerce and a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Has more than 30 years of experience major portion of which have been in Oil & Gas, Power, Engineering and Manufacturing sectors. Mr.Vijayagopal has held various leadership positions in multinational companies & premier Indian Companies including Board level assignments. He has widely traveled and has worked with various nationalities like British, Canadians, Americans, etc., In addition to the general corporate experience, he has commercial acumen combined with people skills.

Lt. Col. Chatapuram Swaminathan Shankar

Lt. Col. (Retd.) Chatapuram Swaminathan Shankar, is a Chemical Engineer and has served Indian Oil Corporation Limited for 37 years. He retired as its Executive Director, and during his tenure had headed various verticals within the organisation, viz., Aviation, LPG, Director Secretariat, Petrochemicals, Corporate Training & Development, Planning and Co-ordination, Law and Quality control.

Concurrently, Lt. Col. Shankar was commissioned in the Indian Territorial Army as an Officer in 1983 and had been an active soldier for over 30 years. He had headed Battalion in relief and rescue operations during the Gujarat earthquake, Odisha super cyclone, Andaman’s tsunami and various other critical operations of national importance.

A passionate trainer and motivational speaker Lt. Col. Shankar has presented technical papers at various National and International forums.

Lt. Col. Shankar is an Independent Director of the Company since April 2019.

Mr. Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma

Mr. Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma, a Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, is a Senior HR Professional with over 40 years of experience across industry verticals. He has held senior positions and led the HR function in various corporates such as BGR Energy Systems, Larsen & Toubro, Vedanta (Sterlite) Group, SRA Systems, E.I.D. Parry and SPIC. At present he is Principal Consultant, Beeline HR Advisory, his own HR & Management Consulting Firm, advising major organizations, Institutions and individuals on managing growth and helping them realize their potential. Mr. Sharma is a well-respected HR veteran, with rich experience in the complete spectrum of the human resources functions across varied business segments. He has had exposure to multi-national mergers and acquisitions, cross-cultural change management, large scale integration facilitation skills and the like. He has designed and successfully implemented management and leadership development initiatives across the enterprise and is well-versed in strategically aligning HR with Business. Mr. Sharma also plays an active role in Education/Academia and Training, and is associated as Advisor, Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Faculty, and Mentor with prestigious B-Schools and leading Business houses. He is a much sought-after trainer, speaker, rapporteur, facilitator and moderator in professional, social and cultural circles. Mr. Sharma has won many Awards and Distinctions. He was the ‘Best Outgoing Student’ of the 1979 batch of M.A (PM & IR) at TISS and a Gold Medalist. His other awards include Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Fellowship in 1985; Fellowship of AOTS in 1996; Leadership Excellence Award from ITM University in 2006; Lifetime Achievement Awards by HR Sangam in 2016 and HR Caucus in 2018.

Mr. Sharma is an Independent Director on the Board of TPL since April 2019 and is a Chairman of Nomination & Remuneration Committee and member of Audit, CSR, SRC Committee. He is also on the Board of other listed companies.

Ms. Sashikala Srikanth

Mrs. Sashikala Srikanth, a graduate in Economics, is also a Chartered Accountant. At present, she provides consultancy services to various corporates including the being involved in the area of Corporate Social Responsibility.

Earlier, she was Senior General Manager – Resources of IAL Group, and Group Financial Controller of Shattaff Group, in Dubai from 2003 to 2005. She also held various Senior Management level positions in leading Companies from 1996 to 2003 in India. She was associated with A F Ferguson and Co., Chartered Accountants, Chennai from 1987 to 1995 where she had also done her articles during 1984-87.

Ms. Sashikala joined TPL Board as an Independent Director in August 2014 and head its Risk Management, Audit & CSR Committee. She also serves as a Member of the Board of several companies, both listed and unlisted.