Mr. Sunil Godhwani, Chairman and Managing Director, Religare Enterprises Limited, is the driving force behind the group and its vision. Sunil, with his strong leadership skills, believes in leading from the front and has nurtured a culture that is entrepreneurial, result oriented, customer focused and based on teamwork. He has given strategic direction to Religare’s growth since his joining in 2001 and has been a key force in giving birth to Religare’s current shape and form. Prior to joining Religare, Sunil has had a diverse and wide-ranging experience of over two decades in managing large scale business ventures.Sunil is a prominent Industry spokesperson and is an active participant across various platforms such as the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI). He has also been honored with many awards and accolades globally.Born and raised in New Delhi, India, Sunil pursued his higher studies internationally. He received a B. Sc. Degree in Chemical Engineering and a M.Sc. in Industrial Engineering & Finance from Polytechnic Institute of New York.
Mr. Ravi Mehrotra has over 25 years of experience in the Financial services domain both in India and internationally. Prior to joining Religare, Mr. Mehrotra was associated with PineBridge Investments (erstwhile AIG) where he was the Global Head of Retail & Intermediary Channels. His career span also includes assignments in India as the President of Franklin Templeton Asset Management, CIO of Kothari Pioneer, Executive Vice President & Co-founder of Prime Securities and Vice President of Bank of America in their Investment Banking & Treasury Group.
Mr. Monish K Dutt has extensive investment and advisory experience with IFC in emerging markets in Asia, Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America with a focus on private equity funds and financial institutions. A London Business School alumnus (MBA), Mr. Dutt worked with Ernst & Young in London and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK. He then joined IFC/the World Bank Group where he worked for about 25 years till 2011. During his tenure at The World Bank and International Finance Corporation, he held various positions including that of Chief Credit Officer. He is currently an Emerging Markets Consultant, a Director of a Pan Caribbean Insurance Group and an Advisor to a London-based start-up private equity firm.
Mr. Virendra Kumar Madan has over 4 decades of experience in the corporate sector and as an entrepreneur across diversified sectors including textiles, real estate, hospitality, health care and power generation. Mr. Madan was associated with DCM Ltd for 32 years where he rose to become President and CEO. Among his other assignments, Mr. Madan was President of Magnum International Trading Company Pvt. Ltd., a conglomerate involved in industrial and economic projects. He currently also serves as a Director on the boards of Taj Kerala Hotels & Resorts Ltd. and Nidra Hospitality Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ramanathan is a retired Indian Administrative Service Officer of Tamil Nadu Cadre (1973). During his stint of 36 years in the IAS, he had held assignments in diverse areas with close to 18 years in promotion or management of small, medium and heavy industries. In the Government of India, at the Joint Secretary level, Mr. Ramanathan was the CEO (Member Secretary) of the Central Silk Board and later, Secretary, Department of Chemicals, Petrochemicals and Pharma; Secretary, Department of Financial Services; and at the time of his superannuation in 2009, the Union Finance Secretary.
Mr. Ramanathan holds Masters Degrees in Nuclear Physics from Andhra University, Business Administration from Madras University and Development Economics from Cambridge University. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of the Cost Accountants of India.
In the past, Mr. Ramanathan has been a Director at Oil and Natural Gas Corporation Limited (ONGC), ONGC Videsh Limited, Shipping Corporation of India Limited (SCI), Titan Company Limited, Tamil Nadu Petroproducts Limited, State Bank of India, IDBI Bank Limited, ICICI Bank Limited, IDFC Limited, Life Insurance Corporation of India, India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited, Jenson & Nicholson (India) Limited, JCT Electronics Limited, Indian Clearing Corporation Limited and the National Textiles Corporation Limited. He has served as Chairman of the Audit Committees of ONGC, ONGC Videsh, and SCI and was on the Project Appraisal Committees of ONGC and ONGC Videsh.
Mr. Ramanathan is a Director in various companies including Equitas Holdings Limited, Equitas Micro Finance Pvt. Ltd. (Non-Executive Chairman), L&T Infra Debt Fund Limited (Non-Executive Chairman) and L&T FinCorp Limited.
Mr. Ramanathan is also a Member on the India Advisory Council of Daimler (India) Commercial Vehicles Limited, the Programme Advisory Committee of the Hindustan Latex Family Promotion Limited, and the Programme Management Board of FINISH, a Society involved in rural sanitation in India promoted by the Government of Netherlands.
Mr. Avinash Chander Mahajan is an independent non-executive director on REL board. A post graduate in Science, Mr Mahajan has spent over 3 decades in India’s banking industry across various senior positions. Between 2006 and 2008, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Kolkata-based Allahabad Bank. He took charge of Canara Bank for two years in 2008. He was earlier Executive Director at Bank of Baroda. Mr. Mahajan currently also serves as the Chairman of the Governing council of Banking Codes and Standards Board of India.
Mr. Rama Krishna Shetty is an independent non-executive director on the Board of REL. Mr. Shetty has received the National Productivity Award in the year 1992 and is presently the President of Karnataka State Hockey Association, Vice-President of Karnataka Olympic Association and Chairman of the Development Panel, Indian Hockey Federation and Confederation and has more than 31 years of work experience. Holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the Basaveshwara College, Bagalkot and has completed an Executive Development program from the Jamunalal Bajaj Institute of Management in Product Management Control and Financial Management.
In her illustrious career spanning over three decades, Ms. Sangeeta Talwar, has handled several critical roles and assignments across leading organizations and geographies. She was most recently the Managing Director of NDDB Dairy Services – a new company she helped establish. This company was mandated by NDDB, and funded by the World Bank, to deliver the National Dairy Plan and usher in the second White Revolution. She spearheaded the design and establishment of an innovative business model for creating sustainable livelihood for dairy farmers. This novel concept is being used to set up farmer owned, professionally managed Producer Companies as a complimentary structure to Cooperatives. She set up two such companies with 100,000 farmers.
Prior to that, Ms. Talwar was the President (South Asia) for the Tata Global Beverages. She has also served as the CEO and Managing Director of Mattel India and Executive Vice President, Marketing, for Nestle India in her earlier stints. She has been an architect of several well-known and path breaking campaigns and initiatives such as ‘Maggi’ for Nestle and ‘Jaago Re’ for Tata Tea. A well-recognized professional over the years, she was acknowledged as Business Today’s 30 Most Powerful Women in Indian Business (2007, 2009 & 2010) and The India Today Woman in the Corporate World in 2010. She also received the Women Super Achievers Award for Outstanding Contribution to Social Marketing.
Mr. Sabnani joined the
Board of REL on April 9, 2007. Having received training in business from
the Caritas Adult Education Centre, Hong Kong, Mr. Sabnani has been
engaged in the business of export and import of goods and has more than
30 years of work experience.
Mr. Padam Bahl joined the
Board of REL on April 9, 2007. Mr. Padam Bahl has been practicing as a
Chartered Accountant and an Income Tax Advisor since 1979 and has more
than 27 years of work experience. He was the Chairman of the Northern
India Regional Council, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India,
Amritsar Branch for the year 1998-99. He was also a member of the Income
Tax Advisory Committee, Amritsar Chapter during the years 2002-03 and
2003-04. Mr. Bahl holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the
Kurukshetra University and a Bachelor’s degree in Law from Guru Nanak
Dev University, Amritsar. He is a fellow member of the Institute of
Chartered Accountants of India. He has also received a Diploma in
Information System Audit from SSI, Amritsar.
Mr. Harpal Singh joined Board of REL on April 9, 2007. Mr. Singh has had a diverse and wide ranging experience of over 33 years in the corporate sector and has held senior positions in various TATA group companies, Hindustan Motors Limited, Mahindra and Mahindra Limited and Shaw Wallace.Further, Mr. Harpal Singh is and has been on the Board of many premier educational institutions, including Doon School and Shriram School, and an Advisory Board Member of the SRM University of Chennai. He is also a Member of the Punjab Education Board. Mr. Harpal Singh has also been a member of several Government Committees and is presently a member of the Punjab Chief Minister's Advisory Committee on Industrial Growth and Development of Relevant Infrastructure. Mr. Harpal Singh is National Chairman of the CII Committee on Public Health, a member of the CII National Committee on Healthcare and the National Committee on Primary and Secondary Education. Mr. Singh is a Member of the Resource Persons Group for Delhi on Healthcare, appointed by the Lt. Governor of Delhi. Mr. Singh is also a member of the India-UK Round Table and is an invitee speaker in many spheres. He has chaired the 2nd and 3rd India Health Summit in New Delhi and was invited to speak at the Royal Institute of Great Britain on Integrating Global Healthcare. As a member of the US – India Strategic Dialogue in December 2005, he presented a strategic opportunity position for collaboration between the U.S and Indian healthcare systems.Mr. Harpal Singh, graduated with a B.A. (Hons.) degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and holds a B.S degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in public affairs from California State University at Hayward (C.S.C.H), California, U.S.A.