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Our Board of Directors consists of individuals with extensive experience and expertise across diverse businesses. They are responsible for reviewing vital information details and transactions. Their purview of influence further extends into strategic and regulatory matters.
Every member of the Board has access to all the relevant information and is entrusted with the authority to take crucial decisions and ensure that the management observes the highest standards of ethics, transparency and disclosure.

Mr. Deepak Kumar - CHAIRMAN

In 2020, Mr. Hemant Kumar laid the foundation of the Company. A Gold medalist from College of Engineering Pune. A visionary, a leader, and a determined individual. Mr. Kumar is the guiding force for the organization. He is recipient of Life Achievement award from the Association of Consulting Civil Engineers and Civil Engineer of the year 2017 by Institute of Engineers (India).


Ms. Sonia Aggarwal association with Bharat Engineering Group begin in 2020. Under her leadership company has consolidated its position amongst the leading highway developers in the country. She has spearheaded the company’s diversification in Power (EPC) projects. She has been honored with various awards and recognitions including the ‘Industry Doyen’ award by Construction Industry Development Council.


Mr. Vivek Gupta heads the execution of projects from their design stage to final commencement. He also holds office as Director – Quality Management System. He has honored with the ‘Engineer of the Year – 2017’ title by Federation of Engineering Institutions Asia Pacific region and ‘CEO of the year 2019’ title by ‘Construction Times’.

Ms. Aditi Sharma- Executive Director

Ms. Aditi Sharma is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has an experience of more than 4 decades in managing chemicals, steel wires, foundry, railway wagons, sugar, tyres and real estate. Her key areas of expertise include finance, marketing, procurement, negotiations and general management.


Mr. Amit Verma is MBA with Civil Engineering background. He possesses an experience of more than 8 years. He has been involved in the successful completion of various Road Projects of Bharat Engineering India Limited. He is also a Managing Director of Bharat Enterprises Engineering Bharat Enterprises Engineering Bharat Enterprises Engineering (BEL), Subsidiary of the Company, and involved in effectively implementation of projects of awarded to BEL.

Ms. Rashmi Arora- Independent Director

Ms. Rashmi Arora has completed his Masters Laws degree from Mumbai University. She is a Solicitor and advocate by profession and is the founding partner of ANS Law Associates. He is also a registered Patent and Trade Marks Attorney. He expertise in various branches of laws including corporate laws, securities laws, project finance, telecom regulations, constitutional litigation and international commercial arbitrations.

Mr. Manoj Mishra- Independent Director

Mr. Manoj Mishra holds a Masters’ Degree in Commerce and is a Certificated Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He is a well-regarded Banker having worked in various Public Sector Banks for over 13 years. Important Placements during his career as a Banker are, Canara Bank – General Manager: Risk Management Dept. HO, Circle Office, Mumbai, Corporate Credit Dept., HO and Circle Office, Delhi. Positions Held: Member of several Top Executive Committees, Secretary to the Board of Directors at Canara Bank. He took charge as the Executive Director of Central Bank of India on June 6, 2015 up to August 1, 2016. His last appointment was as Chairman and Managing Director of Vijaya Bank from August 02, 2016 till March 31, 2020 up to superannuation.

Mr. Gaurav Shah- Independent Director

Mr. Gaurav Shah is a Commerce Graduate and a Chartered Accountant. He has completed Advanced Management Program from IIM, Kolkata. He has a 16 years longstanding and illustrious career in leading the Marketing and Finance division of Indian Oil Corporation Limited and Steel Authority of India Limited. He has headed and guided organizational strategy as a chairperson or as a Board Member in Nine Indian and overseas companies. He has managed large and complex retail and distribution networks for Indian Oil Corporation Limited across the length and breadth of the Country.

Ms. Anjali Mehta- Independent Director

Ms. Anjali Mehta a Commerce Graduate from University of Jodhpur and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is qualified DISA (of ICAI) in the year 2011 and a qualified Limited Insolvency Professional with IBBI. She is Managing Partner of Mittal & Associates, Chartered Accountants Firm, Mumbai.

Ms. Palak Hiran- Independent Director

Ms. Palak Hiran is an MBA – Finance from San Francisco State University, USA. She has around sixteen years of experience in the field of Risk Management and Internal Audit. She specializes in the areas of internal controls, third party risk management, information security, quality audits and IT Assurance. She is currently working with NetApp India Inc. as Director – Internal Audit and Global Head of SOX Compliance. Earlier, she has worked with M/s Ernst & Young LLP, Bangalore and M/s Price Water house Coopers, San Francisco.

Mr. Rama Krishna Tripathi- Independent Director

Mr. Rama Krishna Tripathi is a Civil Engineer from Government Engineering College, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh. Since passing out in 2009, he has worked in major Infrastructure companies like Gammon India, Larsen & Toubro Limited and Oriental Structural Engineers Private Limited. He has over three decades of experience in the field of project planning and execution of large size infrastructure projects involving roads and airports. His technical, strategic decisions and leadership skills coupled with his sound financial and business sense has helped him in securing and successfully implementing many projects in Public Private Partnership model. He joined BEL Projects (India) Ltd. in 2021.

Mr. Surendra Modi- Non-Executive Director

Mr. Surendra Modi has a Master's Degree in Civil Engineering from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, U.S.A. and a Bachelor's degree in Civil Engineering from M.S. University of Baroda. He has over 16 years of experience in the field of management and execution of construction of Industrial structures and factory buildings. Mr. Modi was responsible for successful execution of all projects undertaken by BECL. Mr. Modi has extensive experience in the design and construction management of various Civil Engineering projects. He has worked with many private and government agencies on small and large projects both in India and in the United States.

Ms. Priyanka Seth- Independent Director

Ms. Priyanka Seth has over 15 years of experience in advising top banks, financial institutions and corporates on a range of matters including M&A, PE Investments, industrial and employee relations, corporate governance, real estate negotiation, legal matters, statutory issues and litigations. She has been associated in various positions with International Finance Corporation, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Emmar Properties (UAE) and Swadhar Finserve Limited. She holds bachelor's degree in Law.

Mr. Amit Uplenchwar- Non-Executive Director

Mr. Amit Uplenchwar has done his Bachelor of Engineering in Mechanical from Nagpur University and Master of Business Administration in Finance and IT from Maastricht University. Mr. Uplenchwar has rich and varied experience in Corporate Strategy, Operations, Business Development, Mergers and Acquisitions with serving sectors of Transportation, Power, Water, Oil & Gas, Aerospace & Defense and Logistics. During his professional career, he has worked with organizations like Hindustan Construction Company (HCC), Adani Ports and SEZ, Dodsal Engineering and Construction, Arthur Andersen and Sea King Infrastructure Limited. Presently, he is associated with Bharat Engineering India Limited as Director – Group Strategy & Subsidiaries Operations.

Mr. Manish Mohnot- Non-Executive Director

Mr. Manish Mohnot is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. He has also done an advanced management program from Harvard University, U.S.A. He has more than two decades of experience in areas related to power, oil & gas, infrastructure, consulting, banking and business development. He has also been associated with reputed multinational banks and consulting firms. He serves as "Managing Director & CEO" of BEL's parent Company Bharat Engineering India Limited.

Mr. Punit Aggarwal- Independent Director

Mr. Punit Aggarwal, aged 55 years, a qualified Engineer, is part of senior management team of Bajaj Infra Group since 2013 and is involved in taking a number of strategic decisions. Mr. Punit Aggarwal was previously served as an Executive Director on the Board of Bharat Enterprises Engineering Bharat Enterprises Engineering Bharat Enterprises Engineering. With rich experience of over 24 years, Mr. Punit Aggarwal has created and led billion-dollar businesses. As a visionary, strategist and team builder he has driven profitable growth through innovation and operational excellence.

Mr. Hari Shankar Gupta - Independent Director

Mr. Hari Shankar Gupta was the Chairman and Managing Director of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited (IIFCL), a wholly owned company of the Government of India, engaged in promotion and development of infrastructure till April 2010. Under his leadership, IIFCL commenced its operations and carved a niche for itself in financing infrastructure projects. The support of IIFCL helped in speedier achievement of financial closure of infrastructure projects in sectors like highways, airports, seaports, power, etc. IIFCL was conferred with the "Most Admired Infrastructure Financier 2010" by KPMG Infrastructure Today. Mr. Hari Shankar Gupta has long experience as a banker, spanning over 30 years having held positions of Chairman and Managing Director of Punjab and Sind Bank, Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Punjab National Bank (PNB). PNB is one of the largest public sector banks in India. During his chairmanship of PNB, he undertook total transformation of the Bank.

Mrs. Neera Saggi - Independent Director

Mrs. Neera Saggi holds an MBA degree from International Centre of Public Enterprise, Ljubljana in Slovenia and a Master’s Degree in English Literature from Delhi University. She joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1980. For 34 years she worked with multiple sectors and with different stakeholders including Government, Private, NGO, Multilateral Agencies, Chamber of Business and Commerce. She was the First Women President elected for the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mrs. Neera Saggi was also the Chief Executive Officer for Larsen & Toubro, Seawoods Pvt Ltd. Besides other assignments undertaken, Mrs. Saggi was the Secretary to the Governor of West Bengal, the District Magistrate of Hooghly in West Bengal, Dy. Chairperson of the Jawaharlal Nehru Port Trust (JNPT), CMD of Hindustan Diamond Corporation and Development Commissioner of Special Economic Zones.

Mr. Sanjay Bhandarkar - Independent Director

Sanjay Bhandarkar has over three decades of corporate finance, advisory and investment banking experience in the country. He is an independent non-executive director on the boards of three listed companies Tata Power Company Limited, S Chand & Company Limited and HDFC Asset Management Company Limited since late 2016 as and on the board of the National Investment and Infrastructure Fund Limited as a shareholder nominee.
Sanjay started his career with ICICI in 1990 and IPsec, the joint venture between ICICI and JP Morgan, and then spent two years with Peregrine Capital. He was part of the founding team of Rothschild India in 1998 and played a key role in establishing Rothschild as a well-recognized and respected pure play advisory investment banking firm in India. He led the Rothschild India business from December 2005 to June 2016 when he stepped down from his full-time role.

Shri K Ravikumar- Independent Director

Shri K Ravikumar joined the Board of the Company on August 14, 2021 as an independent director.
Shri Ravikumar is the former Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited (BHEL), the USD 7 billion organization that ranks among the leading companies of the world engaged in the field of power plant equipment. As CMD, he was responsible for maximizing market-share and establishing BHEL as a total solution provider in the power sector. The Company was ranked 9th in terms of market capitalization in India during his tenure at BHEL. He had handled a variety of assignments during his long career spanning over 26 years. His areas of expertise are design and engineering, construction and project management of thermal, hydro, nuclear, gas-based power plants and marketing of power projects.
Shri Ravikumar had also forged a number of strategic tie-ups for BHEL with leading Indian utilities and corporate like NTPC Limited, Tamil Nādu State Electricity Board, Nuclear Power Corporation of India Limited, Spell Conductors Limited, Heavy Engineering Corporation Limited to leverage equipment sales and develop alternate sources for equipment needed for the country. He had guided BHEL's technology strategy to maintain the technology edge in the marketplace with a judicious mix of internal development of technologies with selective external co-operation. He had focused on meeting the customer expectation and has strengthened BHEL's image as a total solution provider.
He possesses M.Tech Degree from the Indian Institute of Technology. Chennai besides Post-Graduate Diploma in Business Administration. He was conferred Alumini Awards from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and the National Institute of Information Technology, Trichy and is at present the Chairman of BOG National Institute of Information Technology, Mizoram. He has published a number of research papers in the fields of power and electronics.

Ms. Palak Arora

Ms. Palak Arora, 45 years, holds a master's degree in Chemistry and a diploma in Business Administration. She has more than 15 years of experience in taxation, finance, administration and vigilance. She was in the Indian Revenue Service batch of 2010. She held various assignments during her tenure in the tax department and was also a member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes. She has also served as the Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) in Air India and has also represented India in international conferences.

Ms. Chhaya Virani

Ms. Chhaya Virani graduated from Mumbai University with a bachelors’ degree in Arts. She also acquired a bachelors’ degree in legislative laws from the Government Law College in 2009. She is a partner in M/s. ALMT Legal Advocates and Solicitors.