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Management Team


  • Mr. Sandip Ghose Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Mr Ghose is a Business Leader and General Management professional with multi-disciplinary skill sets. A Chartered Accountant, he has nearly four decades of experience, holding a variety of senior leadership roles and general management positions in industries, ranging from Consumer Goods (FMCG), Media and Cement. As a public intellectual and thought leader, he is an invited columnist for several publications and guest on multiple TV & Digital platforms.

    Beyond his professional interests, he is a writer with eclectic interest, with an active presence in the social media.

  • Mr. Aditya Saraogi Group Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Saraogi is a Chartered Accountant with more than 36 years of diverse experience in fields of financial operations, accounting, taxation, governance, compliance and internal controls. He has been working in the Company for more than 14 years. As part of the senior leadership team, he is involved in formulation and execution of strategies and plans. Prior to joining Birla Corporation Limited, he was with the Indian associate firms of Ernst & Young and BDO. He served several large clients, including ITC, Bharti Airtel, Lafarge India, Peerless, iGate and Reliance Communications. He is responsible for the financial oversight of the Company and its subsidiaries, acquisition integration activities and roll-out of finance activities, including cash flow management. He also played a key role in the integration of operations of RCCPL Private Limited, material subsidiary of the Company.

  • Mr. Rajat Kumar Prusty Chief of Manufacturing and Projects

    Mr. Prusty, BE (Mining Engineering), has more than three decades of manufacturing experience in the cement industry. Starting as a Management Trainee in ACC he had risen to become the Chief Project Officer (O & M) of the Company. Earlier, he was the Chief Manufacturing Officer of ACC. He is an expert in turnaround strategy in difficult environments.

  • Mr. Kalidas Pramanik Chief Marketing Officer

    Mr Pramanik, an MBA and Physics graduate, has close to three decades of experience in sales, marketing & logistics. He was Executive Vice-President, Sales & Marketing, Coromandel International Limited. Starting his career with Union Carbide India Limited, he worked with ACC Limited (Holcim Group) for nearly two decades and left the Company as Director, Sales and Marketing.

  • Mr. Manoj Mehta President, Company Secretary & Legal Head

    Mr. Mehta is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary, having more than 32 years of experience in diverse industries in the fields of Secretarial, Legal, Taxation, Accounts & Finance and general compliance, holding senior leadership positions at the MP Birla Group companies since 2006. He has been on the Board of Secretarial Standards of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.

  • Mr. Rajesh KakkarPresident-Head Human Resources

    Mr. Kakkar has more than four decades of experience in the cement industry. He is BE, Electrical & Electronics, and is BEE-certified Energy Auditor. His range of experience includes project planning and execution of thermal power plant, waste heat recovery power plant and solar power plant projects.

  • Mr. Arun AgarwalPresident-Group Controller & CFO (RCCPL)

    Mr Agarwal, Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary & Cost Accountant, has a career span of more than 25 years in the Company. He has been playing diversified roles in Management Audit, Financial Planning, SAP implementation and Business Strategy.

  • Mr. Tamal PalJoint President-Corporate Development

    Mr Pal, Post-Graduate in Analytical Finance & Strategic Marketing from the Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, & B.Tech, is a President's Gold Medalist in Marine Engineering from the Marine Engineering & Research Institute, Kolkata. He has more than two decades of experience in business development and business transformation, driving innovation across shipping, power generation and cement industries. Having worked in multi-cultural & multinational environment across geographies in domestic and international set-up, he has developed & implemented the strategic growth roadmap for large organizations. He has previously worked with Chevron Corporation (USA), Reliance group and the Adani group.

  • Mr. Sunil SoodPresident
    Satna Cement Works, Vindhyachal Steel Foundry

    Mr. Sood has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He had served Holcim, Lafarge and Reliance Cement in managerial positions. His experience includes project execution and maintenance.

  • Mr. Devesh Kumar Mishra President
    Birla Cement Works, Chanderia Cement Works

    Mr. Mishra, with more than three decades of experience in the cement industry, had stints with ACC, Mysore Cement, Vasavadatta Cement and Chettinad Cement, in senior positions. He did his Mechanical Engineering at NIT, Jamshedpur.

  • Mr. Prahlad Kr Choudhary President
    Maihar Unit

    Mr Choudhary is B.E. (Mechanical) and has nearly three decades of experience in the cement industry. Apart from mechanical maintenance of cement plants, his range of experience includes project planning and execution of grinding units.

  • Mr. Jayant Kandpal President
    Mukutban Unit

    Mr Kandpal, BE Mech. (Hons.), has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He has served Siddhe Cement, DLF Cement, Ambuja Cement and Reliance Cement. He is experienced in commissioning and operation of cement plants (integrated & grinding units).

  • Mr. Devendra Kumar Patel Senior Vice President
    Kundanganj Unit

    Mr Patel, BE (Chemical), M.Tech (Manufacturing Management) & MBA (IIM, Kozhikode), has more than 25 years of experience in the cement industry, serving in Sanghi Cement, Binani Cement, ACC Ltd., J.K. Cement Ltd. & Ambuja Cements. He joined Chanderia Cement Works in 2022 & was transferred to the RCCPL-Kundanganj Unit in 2023. He is experienced in brownfield cement projects as well as commissioning and operations of integrated cement plants.

  • Mr. Rajeev Bhalla Joint President
    Durgapur Cement Works

    Mr. Rajeev Bhalla is a mechanical engineer, graduating from MITS, Gwalior. He started his career in 1983 with Birla Corporation Limited's Satna Cement Works. After about 33 years, he was transferred to the Chanderia Cement Works as technical head. Before the present assignment, he was the Unit Head at Raebareli Cement Works, since November 2020.

  • Mr. Biplab Bose Assistant Vice President
    Raebareli Unit

    Mr Bose is a Mechanical Engineer, passing out from Jalpaiguri Govt. Engineering College, and has experience of three decades. He served Midsea Marine Corporation Ltd (under Garden Reach Ship Builders, Kolkata), Birla Technical Services and Durgapur Cement Works. His range of experience includes project planning & execution and preventive & predictive maintenance of cement plants.

  • Mr. Balmukund Tiwari Assistant Vice President
    Butibori Unit

    Mr. Tiwari has nearly three decades of experience in the cement industry and had worked in Maihar Cement, ACC, Dalmia Cement, JP Cement & Shree Cement. He joined Satna Cement Works in 2016 and was transferred to the RCCPL Butibori unit in 2018. Skilled in cement manufacturing, R&D activities, operations & administration, he holds a PG degree from RDVV Jabalpur and PGDEIA diploma.

  • Mr. G R VermaPresident
    Birla Jute Mills

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

June 2022