BRIEF PROFILE OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Praveen P Kadle (Non – Executive Director)
Mr. Kadle, is the Managing Director & CEO of Tata Capital Limited, a Core Investment Company and Tata Capital Financial Services Limited, a Non Banking Financial Company. Mr. Kadle is a Commerce Graduate and has qualified as a Chartered Accountant, Cost & Works Accountant and Company Secretary. He has been associated with the Tata Group for over 25 years. For the first 5 years, he was the Chief Financial Officer of Tata's Joint Venture with IBM in India. Thereafter, in 1996, he was transferred to Tata Motors Limited as the Vice President (Finance) and in the year 2001, was promoted to the Board of Tata Motors Limited as Executive Director & Finance and Corporate Affairs. He has played a major role in the turnaround and growth of Tata Motors and was also instrumental in the turnaround and financial restructuring of the erstwhile Tata Finance Limited. While in Tata Motors, was instrumental in setting up and guiding operations of Tata Technologies and TELCON (a Tata Motors – Hitachi JV) which have become market leaders in the engineering design space and in the construction equipment business in India. Prior to his joining the Tatas, he has worked as the CEO and member of the Board of Garware Wall Ropes Limited, a synthetic yarn, industrial fabric & synthetic cordage company having global operations with a consistent profit track record. He has been on the Board of various Tata and non-Tata companies and contributes to many industry and economic bodies both domestic and international
Mr. Mehernosh B. Kapadia (Independent Non Executive Director)
Mr. Mehernosh B. Kapadia is an Independent Director of Tata Capital Limited & Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited. He holds a Master’s degree in Commerce from the University of Bombay and is a Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India.Most of his corporate career of 34 years has been with GlaxoSmithKline Pharmaceuticals Limited (GSK) where he has worked for over 27 years. He retired as the Senior Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of GSK w.e.f. December 1, 2014. Over the years, he has been responsible for an extensive range of finance and company secretarial matters. He has also held management responsibility for other functions during his tenure with GSK, including Investor Relations, Legal and Compliance, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communications, Administration and Information Technology and has held the position of Company Secretary for many years.Currently, Mr. Kapadia serves as an Independent Director on the Boards of HDFC ERGO General Insurance Company Limited and Tata Asset Management Limited. He is Honorary Member of the State General Committee of St. John Ambulance Association, Maharashtra State Chapter and Honorary Vice President on the District Council of East Bombay Bharat Scouts and Guides District Association.
Ms. Anuradha Thakur (Independent Non Executive Director)
Ms. Thakur, a graduate in Arts (English Literature) from the Pune University and a C.A.I.I.B. from the Indian Institute of Bankers, started her career as a Probationary Officer with the State Bank of India (“SBI”) in 1973 and retired in 2007, as the Chief General Manager, Corporate Accounts Group. During her tenure with SBI, Ms. Thakur attended to diverse business requirements of the top 500 customers of SBI, arranging their loan syndications, international banking, project financing, liquidity requirements, etc. Ms. Thakur has experience in diverse industries including petrochemicals, engineering goods and equipment, non conventional energy, textiles and pharmaceuticals. At present, Ms. Thakur is Director of the National School of Banking and a visiting faculty in the Symbiosis School of Business Management. Ms. Thakur has also been appointed as a Nominee Director by SBI, in Patnaik Steel P. Limited, Odisha.
Mr. Govind Sankaranarayanan (Non Executive Director)
Govind Sankaranarayanan is the Chief Operating Officer of Retail Business & Housing Finance, Tata Capital. At Tata Capital, he had served as the CFO and the COO of Corporate Affairs. During this stint, he played a pivotal role in establishing key functions of Financial Management, Treasury, Risk and overall Corporate Strategy. He is a Chemical Engineer from BITS Pilani, who holds an MBA degree in Finance from IIM-B and a Masters in Finance from the London Business School.Though his stint at Tata Capital began in 2007, his long, illustrious association with the Tata Group began way back in 1992 when he joined Tata Administrative Services (TAS). A few years later, he was appointed General Manager of Tata Industries, where he was closely associated with the creation of Tata joint ventures with Bell Canada, Jardine Matheson and the Government of Singapore, in sectors as diverse as realty, composites, automotive components and telecommunication. Govind was then chosen for a key finance and integration role at the Tetley Group, UK, immediately after the pioneering acquisition of Tetley by Tata Tea in 2000. Later, he went onto become the Executive Director and Chief Financial Officer of VSNL International, based in USA.
Mr. Shailesh H Rajadhyaksha (Non Executive Director)
Mr. Shailesh H. Rajadhyaksha has a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce (Hons.) from the University of Mumbai and is a qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary. Mr. Rajadhyaksha has been with the Tatas for over 20 years and has more than 33 years of post-qualification experience in accounts, finance, regulatory and company secretarial functions. He joined Tata Capital Limited on January 2, 2008, as Head – Legal and Compliance and Company Secretary, prior to which he was with Tata Consultancy Services Limited (“TCS”) since April 22, 2004, as Company Secretary. Before joining TCS, Mr. Rajadhyaksha was with Tata Industries Limited since March 1996 where he functioned as Sr. VP (Finance) & Company Secretary. Before joining the Tatas, Mr Rajadhyaksha was with Larsen & Toubro (“L&T”) where he worked in its Shipping Division, Finance Division, and Accounts Division and as its Company Secretary over a span of eight years at L&T. Mr. Rajadhyaksha superannuated from Tata Capital Limited in 2011.
Mr. R. Vaithianathan (Managing Director)
Mr. Vaithianathan is the Managing Director of Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited. He has over 35 years of experience in encompassing accounts, finance, regulatory, inventory control and various other areas of expertise across Industries. He started working in 1978, as an Accountant with Madras Fertilizers Limited. Over the next five years, he worked at Southern Petrochemical Industries Limited and Hindustan Teleprinters Limited, respectively Later, he moved to Tata Motors in 1983 and worked in various finance functions and finally as the Credit Controller, where he managed to revive the flagging business of more than 100 automobile dealerships via abetted reorganization of their financials. From 2007 to 2008, Vaithianathan headed the Operations and Credit function of Tata Motor Finance Limited. There on, he was in charge of the Operations function of Tata Capital Limited and the Credit function of the Consumer Finance and Advisory business. He was Business Head of Retail Business of Tata Capital Financial Services Limited and Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited from May 2010 to May 2012. He took over as the Managing Director of Tata Capital Housing Finance Limited in June 2012 and he will be superannuating in May 2018.