A B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai, and M.B.A. from The American University, Washington D.C., Mr. Deepak M Satwalekar is a member on the Board of Trustees.
He retired as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer (MD & CEO) of HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Ltd. in November 2008. He was the Managing Director of HDFC from November 2000 to November 14, 2008 after which he took up the responsibility of setting up and operating the New Insurance Company.
His vast experience includes working as a consultant for the World Bank, the Asian Development Bank, and other bilateral and multilateral agencies in several countries.
He is on the Advisory Council of the IIT, Mumbai and has been on the board of several industries including Reserve Bank of India, Technical Advisory Committee of the RBI, the Committee for Policyholder Protection/ Intermediaries, Insurance Regulatory and Development Authority, Committee for Restructuring the NPS set up by the PFRDA and Government expert groups.
He is currently active on the Board of Trustees of Isha Education, Gyan Prakash Foundation and Teach to Lead, which are engaged in the field of primary education for the low income and socially disadvantaged members of society in rural and urban India. He is an adviser to Private Equity and Venture Capital firms and is also on the Board of Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. He is the recipient of the "Distinguished Alumnus Award" from IIT, Mumbai.
A graduate from IIT Kharagpur, Mr. Ashok Sethi started his career in 1975 at Tata Power's Trombay Thermal Power Plant in Mumbai, beginning with construction of India's first 500 MW unit. Over the next four decades he has gained rich and wide experience across all the key functions that include Commercial, Regulatory, Generation (Incl. Renewable) Transmission, Distribution, Fuel and Power Procurement and more. His specialization lies in business operations encompassing all technical, regulatory and commercial aspects. He provides valuable insights to the industry by contributing to thought leadership in areas like Sector Reforms, Regulations, Operations, Energy Efficiency and Demand Side Management. He has authored many papers both on technical and commercial subjects in forums like CII, MERC, IIPE, CBIP etc.
He is currently the Chief Operating Officer (COO) and Executive Director (ED) of Tata Power Co. Ltd. Along with serving as an Executive Director on Tata Power Board, he also serves as a Director on the Board of subsidiary companies like Tata Power Trading Co. Ltd., Industrial Energy Ltd., AGL, etc. He also serves as a key member of executive/ core committees of institutes like WRPC, CBIP, MSPC and IIPE. He is Chairman of Maithon Power Ltd. and Industrial Energy Ltd.
He has been a motivating factor in Tata Power being bestowed with awards from CEA, CII, etc. He believes in building high performance teams and talent pipeline.
An architect by professional qualification, Mr. Vivek Talwar has done TBEM external assessments as a team leader in the Tata Group. In 1989, he was selected for the Indo Canadian Environment Project and has the experience of leading Tata Chemicals' campaign of conserving the Whale Shark. This project won the coveted Green Governance Award for Tata Chemicals, conferred upon the company by the Prime Minister of India.
As Chief Culture Officer and Chief Sustainability Officer in Tata Power, he drives Organizational Transformation, Business Excellence, Environment Management, CSR, Biodiversity Conservation and Customer Affection, and has played a role in the organizational transformation of both Tata Chemicals (The Company he served from 1984 to 2007) and Tata Power.
An ardent trekker, he is widely travelled and is a wildlife and nature photographer. His slide shows giving a message of environmental conservation have been presented to institutions across India, Europe and North America.
A graduate from IIM Kolkata (PGDBM), IIT Chennai and IIM Ahmedabad (Logistics Management Program), Mr. Chetan Tolia began his career in Tata Steel, Jamshedpur (1987 - 1990). Post this he worked in various Tata Group Companies that included Jamshedpur Utilities and Services Company (A wholly owned subsidiary of Tata Steel), Tata Management Training Centre, Tata BlueScope Steel (Board of Directors), Tata Ryerson, Tata Ryerson (Kolkata and Pune), Tata Johnson Controls Automotive Limited (Board of Directors), TMTC, Pune (Director), before joining Tata Power in September 2012 as the Chief Human Resource Officer.
He holds years of experience in Strategy and Planning, leading business units, customer relationship management, sales, market planning, project management and marketing. He carried his extensive business experience to the Human Resource function, having led the turnaround and revival of TMTC.
Mr. Chetan Tolia is a versatile business leader with experience of establishing and scaling up start-ups, creating institutional turnaround, and leading functional verticals in large organizations over 28 years. He has also participated in executive programs at CEDEP and INSEAD.
A Commerce Graduate with LL.B degree from Mumbai University, Mr. Arun Bapat is also "Fellow Member" of The Institute of Company Secretary of India.
With an illustrious career of over 37 years, he is currently working with Tata Power as Head - Corporate Legal. Prior to joining Tata Power he worked in the Legal Function of three multinational companies - Siemens, Colgate Palmolive (I) Ltd and Skanska Cementation Ltd.
He has gathered vast experience in legal function covering Engineering, Consumer Goods FMCG and in the field Construction/ Infrastructure Projects. In addition to his working experience he undertakes various in-house seminars for concerning legal aspects of commercial contracts, infrastructures project contracts, tendering etc.
He also represented the organization in various arbitration matters including quasi-judicial bodies.
A Chartered Accountant by profession, Mr. Nandakumar Seshadri Tirumalai holds 21 years of post-qualification experience out of which 12 years has been in treasury, 5 years as a CFO and 4 years as a business finance head. His area of expertise includes Financial Accounting, Treasury, Investor relations, Business Finance with experience of working in various FMCG, Retail, Infrastructure, Power, Agri Business, Financial Services, Textiles and Apparel Companies.
He is presently the Chief - Corporate Finance & Accounts of the Tata Power Company. His previous work experiences include Deputy Chief - Corporate Finance & Accounts (Tata Power Company), Head - Corporate Treasury and Investor relations (Tata Power Company), Director - Finance - Corporate Treasury, Retail and FMCG Business (Raymond Ltd, Mumbai), Vice President Finance & CFO, Reliance Securities Ltd (Reliance Capital Company), DGM Finance (ITC Limited-Kolkata, Hyderabad and Guntur).
An Ex-Gentleman Cadet of Indian Military Academy, Dehradun, Mr. Avilash Dwivedi has actively engaged in mentoring young talent for fostering leadership qualities under his personal capacity. As a successful CSR and Sustainability professional, he leads the CSR Function of Tata Power Group of Companies. He is a certified Social Accountability (SA 8000) auditor and Practitioner on International Sustainability Standards including IFC (International Finance Corporation) Performance Standards and GRI/ IR frameworks. His vast experience includes grass-root level engagement, research, grant-making, partnership and stakeholder engagement across civil societies and global corporations in mining, metal and power sector.
He also contributes to several civil societies and institutions of repute in social domain. His passion includes playing the keyboard, writing poems and mentoring youth as future leaders. He has been recognized by the Government of Rajasthan for his notable contribution to Public Private Partnership in Sanitation and Literacy in Chittorgarh district of Rajasthan.
A mechanical engineer and an MBA, Mr. Shankar Venkateswaran has about 35 years of work experience in the corporate and social development sectors. He started his career in mainstream management consulting before going on to set up Partners in Change, a pioneering non-profit organization specializing in corporate sustainability and CSR. He has also set up the India office of the American India Foundation and served as Director of Think-Tank before joining PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) as Director, Sustainability. He was appointed the chief of Tata Sustainability Group since January 2014, providing guidance, thought leadership and support on sustainability and corporate responsibility activities of the $ 100 billion Tata Group of Companies.
He has held positions in the board of several non-profit organizations in India and overseas. He was also a member of the Guidelines Drafting Committee for the National Voluntary Guidelines for Responsible Business notified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Government of India and is currently a part of a two-member panel updating these guidelines.
A first class first BE (Electrical) from Bengal Engineering College (IIEST Shibpur), Mr. Debabrata Guha has over 38 years of experience in Power Utilities. He holds the experience of working in Engineering and Project implementation in the Field of Power Generation, T&D including SCADA.
He is presently the Chief Executive of TPCDT (Tata Power Community Development Trust), prior to which he was associated with Tata Power as Chief Technology Officer (CTO), a position which he still holds. He continues to be a mentor on all aspects concerning technology in the power sector, at Tata Power. His vast experience includes working as Vice President - Reliance Infrastructure Ltd. and Chief Design Engineer - NTPC.