Ms. Jayashree Muralidharan, IAS

Ms. Jayashree Muralidharan is a 2002 batch IAS Officer, who has held many key positions in various departments in the Government of Tamil Nadu. Ms. Jayashree Muralidharan has two decades of wide experience in Public Administration. She is currently the Special Secretary, to the Government of Industries Department, Tamil Nadu.

Mr. S. Krishnan, IAS

Mr. S. Krishnan is a 1989 Batch IAS Officer who has held many key positions in various departments in the Government of Tamil Nadu and Government of India.

Presently, Mr S.Krishnan is the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries Department. During his career spanning more than 32 years, he has held key positions of Sub collector, Cuddalore, Collector Viruthunagar, Managing Director Tamilnadu Text Book Corporation, Member Secretary, Sports Development Authority and Chairman, Fifth State Finance Commission and CEO, Tamilnadu Infrastructure Board. He worked in Government of India as Secretary to Finance Minister and Senior Advisor, Office of the Executive Director for India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh and Bhutan, International Monetary Fund, Washington DC.

Ms. R. Bhuvaneswari

A Mechanical Engineer and has 20 years of experience in various fields covering Academic, Transport, Industrial Promotion, Project Management etc.

Presently, Ms. Bhuvanewari is the General Manager of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Ltd.  (TIDCO) which is a premier Industrial Development Agency of Government of Tamil Nadu.  She is handling project implementation work which involves preparation of conceptual reports, preliminary feasibility reports, identification of locations & sites for establishing projects and interacting with Consultants, JV partners, Financial Institutions, Statutory Authorities, Government Departments to carry forward the project activities.

In her 10 year of service in TIDCO, she has worked in various projects including development of Aerospace Park and Aero Hub (Technology center) for Aerospace and Defence Industries, Special Economic Zone, Industrial Parks, solar Parks and Solar Power Plant.  Presently she is handling Industrial Corridor projects, Greenfield Airport and Fintech city projects.

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.