Board of Directors

Mr. Rajan Nanda, Chairman & Managing Director of Escorts Group, is a visionary leader who has played a defining role is establishing Escorts as an organization of repute. His astute leadership has resulted in giving Escorts a sharper focus in the high growth economy sectors of agri machinery, construction equipment, railway equipment and auto components. Mr. Nanda is an active member of several apex trade and industry bodies. As a member of the CII National Council, he has served as the Chairman of its Agriculture Committee. Mr. Nanda plays a pivotal role in promoting the cause of Indian agriculture and his endeavours resulted in the government announcing the long-awaited National Agriculture Policy.

Mr. Nikhil Nanda, Managing Director, has been a key member of the Board since 1997. He plays a vital role in managing the Group's performance and steering its operations to create a customer-centric, technology-driven brand. Together with the leadership team, he is leading the organizational transformation into a culture of high-efficiency and aggressive growth. Mr. Nanda is a member of Northern Regional Council of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), the Indo American Chambers of Commerce (IACC), high-level strategic group constituted by All India Management Association (AIMA) and Young India Committee of CII.

Mr. Hardeep Singh, Director, has a rich experience of holding top managerial positions in leading Indian and foreign companies. Mr. Singh was the Former Executive Chairman of Cargill South Asia and Amalgamated Plantations private Limited (A Tata Enterprise) and non executive Chairman of HSBC Invest Direct India Limited. He is the Chairman of the monitoring committee on Minimum Support Price constituted by Planning Commission, Govt. of India. He has been a member of National Council of CII, National Committee for Agriculture of FICCI and served as an honorary advisor on Agriculture to the Chief Minister of Punjab. An invited speaker at the World Bank, US Department of Agriculture Global Summit, International Food Policy Research Institute in Washington DC, Imperial College in the UK and Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. He is a graduate in Economics from Pune University and an alumnus of Kellogg School of Management.

Mr. P.H. Ravikumar is commerce graduate and CIIB, AIB from London with a Senior Diploma in French. He is also a Fellow (Honorary) of The Chartered Institute of Securities and Investments (CISI) U.K., and the Chairperson of CISI's India Advisory Council. He has been the founder Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of National Commodity and Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX) and Invent Assets Securitisation and Reconstruction P Ltd (Invent), an RBI regulated Asset Reconstruction Company. Prior to these assignments, he has worked in senior level positions in ICICI Bank, the leading private sector bank in India and Bank of India, a premier public sector bank in India. He has been on the governing body of Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad and Federal Bank Limited. He is currently the non-executive chairperson of SKS Microfinance Ltd. and (among other companies) on the Boards of L&T Investment Management Co. Ltd., Aditya Birla Capital Advisors Ltd., Bharat Forge Limited etc.

An Alumnus of FMS, Delhi she started her career with the Tata Administrative Services and was part of the founding team of Titan Watches. Mrs. Rishi has been an Executive Director – Brand and Human Capital of Max India Limited. She is a seasoned marketing professional with extensive experience in Indian and international markets, coupled with an abiding passion for people. She had been earlier associated as the Director, Marketing and Customer Strategy at the Future Group, India's largest retail group. Prior to this she spent 17 years at PepsiCo in marketing and innovation roles in India, US and UK. She was one of the founding team employees of PepsiCo when they set up in India. She was also associated with Pratham, a NGO that works to provide education to underprivileged children in India.

Dr. Sutanu Behuria, Director, is a postgraduate in Economics from Delhi School of Economics as well as a postgraduate and Ph.D in Economics from Southern Methodist University, Dallas, Texas. He is an Indian Administrative Services Officer (Himachal Pradesh) from the 1976 batch.

He has during his illustrious carrier spanning 38 years of professional experience served as Secretary in the Dept. of Fertilisers, National Disaster Management Authority, Ministry of Minority Affairs and Department of Heavy Industry. He has been the Financial Advisor to the Ministries of Commerce, Textiles, Coal, Mines, Youth Affairs and Sports in the Government of India. He has worked as Finance and Planning Secretary in Himachal Pradesh Government among many other Departments. He has served as Board member in over 25 PSUs.

Dr. Behuria has worked in the Asian Development Bank for over 5 years. He has also been Advisor to the Finance Minister of Mauritius for 2 years under a Commonwealth program.

G.B. Mathur, Director, is a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and LLB by profession. He has more than three decades of rich experience in the field of corporate law. He is part of all the major restructuring and other important corporate decisions taken by the Company from time to time.

Mr. Mathur provides support in strategy decisions and CSR initiatives of the Company.

Nitasha Nanda, Director, is a multi-faceted professional, entrepreneur and business leader with a wide spread of experience across global and Indian companies.

After Graduation with Honours in Commerce from University of Delhi, she has worked with Price Waterhouse, ANZ Grindlays Bank, Hewlett Packard, Escorts Finance Limited and other reputed organizations in the area of Business Strategies, Financial Management, Operational Research and Managerial Techniques, among others.

Ms. Nanda is responsible for managing the company's subsidiary companies which include Escorts Securities Limited and Escorts Asset Management Limited.

She is also on the Board of Directors of a number of companies, including Seitz Technologies, RNIS, Raksha TPA, Rimari India and Sun & Moon Travels.

Mr. D. J. Kakalia, is a Commerce Graduate from Siddharth College of Commerce & Economics, Mumbai and a Law Graduate from Govt. Law College, Mumbai. He enrolled as an Advocate of Bombay High Court in 1973, qualified as a Solicitor from Bombay in 1976 and qualified as a Solicitor of the Supreme Court of England in 1982.

Presently, he is Partner in Mulla & Mulla & Craige, Blunt & Caroe, Advocates, Solicitors & Notaries.

He specializes in litigation for the power and manufacturing sector, representing and advising large Power Companies. His clientele includes big corporation including Reliance Group.

He is Director and member of various Board Committees in –

  • Aditya Birla Finance Limited
  • Reliance Broadcast Network Limited
  • Reliance Power Limited.
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