Birla Corporation Limited
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Senior Management Team


  • Mr. B R Nahar Managing Director

    Mr. B R Nahar, Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, possesses rich professional experience of more than 33 years. He has served in diverse fields, at senior positions, in various large corporate houses.

  • Mr. Sandip Ghose Executive President
    Sales, Marketing & Logistics

    Mr. Ghose is a Chartered Accountant with more than 30 years of general management experience, in senior leadership roles, across a range of industries, viz., FMCG, Media and Cement.

  • Mr. Aditya Saraogi Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Saraogi is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA). Prior to joining BCL, he was with the Indian associate firms of Ernst & Young and BDO. He also served several large companies, including ITC, Bharti Airtel, Lafarge India, Peerless, iGate and Reliance Communications.

  • Mr. Asim Chattopadhyay Executive President (Operation)

    Mr. Chattopadhyay is a mechanical engineer, having graduated from Calcutta University (Bengal Engineering College, Shibpur), and with post- graduation from IIT, Kanpur. He started his career in 1975 with ACC Ltd and worked in many of its units, including corporate office, overseas projects and Project Division, holding senior positions in cement manufacturing, projects and other supporting functions. He joined the Lafarge Group in 1998 and worked in senior positions, in integration, projects and manufacturing, in India and abroad. He was Operations Director of Lafarge Surma, Bangladesh, till May 2015.

  • Mr. A Agarwal Executive President
    Reliance and Corporate Development

  • Mr. V K Hamirwasia President
    Birla Cement Works & Chanderia Cement Works

    Mr. V K Hamirwasia, BE (Mechanical), has experience of more than three decades in the cement industry. He has significant exposure to cement and power plant project management. Before joining Birla Corporation Limited in 1983, he was with Mysore Cements Ltd (eight years).

  • Mr. J S Kalra President
    Satna Cement Works, Raebareli Cement Works, Raebareli Hitech Cement, Vindhyachal Steel Foundry

    Mr. J S Kalra holds the B.Tech (Chemical) degree from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, and Diploma in Business Management from IPMIR, Chandigarh. He has more than 39 years of experience in the cement industry. He started his career at JK Cement Works, Nimbahera, and was there for 4 years. He joined the M.P. Birla Group in 1982 and worked at its Satna and Chanderia units for about 25 years. His earlier assignments include a five-year stint with Ultratech Cement as Project Head. He has extensive expertise in project planning & execution and played a significant role in setting up the BVC plant at Satna and CCW at Chanderia. He has vast experience in operation of large cement plants and his expertise includes process optimisation, quality control and plant upgradation.

  • Mr. Rajesh Kakkar Sr. Joint President
    Durgapur Cement Works, Durga Hitech Cement

    Mr. Rajesh Kakkar, Sr Joint President of Durgapur Cement Works and Durga Hitech Cement, has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He is BE (Hons.), Electrical & Electronics Engineering, from BITS, Pilani, and is a BEE-certified energy auditor. Apart from handling projects, operation and maintenance of electrical & instrumentation of cement plants, his range of experience includes project planning and execution of thermal power plant, waste heat recovery power plant and solar power plant projects. He has also handled projects related to renewable energy and alternate fuels.

  • Mr. G R Verma President
    Birla Jute Mills

    Mr. G R Verma, with more than a decade's experience in the jute industry, has professional experience of more than 19 years in diverse industrial fields. A bright student of Chartered Accountancy, he was with Naihati Jute Mills Co Ltd earlier.

  • Mr. Girish Sharma Joint President (Indirect Taxes) & Company Secretary

    Mr. Girish Sharma, a Law graduate and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, is heading the Secretarial & Company Law Department of the Company. He manages the Indirect Taxes and Foreign Trade Policy matters also. He is also member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India, Regional Advisory & Public Grievances Committee of the Commissioner of Central Excise, Kolkata, and the Expert Committee on Taxation and Economic Affairs of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.