Board of Directors
Mr Gautam Adani, the Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group, has more than 33 years of business experience. Under his leadership, Adani Group has emerged as a global integrated infrastructure player with interest across Resources, Logistics and Energy verticals.
Mr Adani’s success story is extraordinary in many ways. His journey has been marked by his ambitious and entrepreneurial vision, coupled with great vigour and hard work. This has not only enabled the Group to achieve numerous milestones but also resulted in creation of a robust business model which is contributing towards building sound infrastructure in India.
Mr Rajesh Adani has been associated with Adani Group since its inception. He is in charge of the operations of the Group and has been responsible for developing its business relationships. His proactive, personalized approach to the business and competitive spirit has helped towards the growth of the Group and its various businesses.
Mr. Rajiv Nayar joined the Adani Group in April 2016 after 30 years career at Citigroup. At Citi, he had a broad based experience in both developed and emerging markets in India, London and Hong Kong across various disciplines including Corporate Banking, Project Finance, Leveraged and Acquisition Finance, Capital Markets as well as Risk and Portfolio Management.
A mechanical engineer with MBA (finance), Mr. Vinay Prakash has a rich and diversified experience of over 24 years, spanning across the complete coal value chain, from Mining, Trading, Shipping & Logistics to Port & Power. He has been instrumental in nurturing our trading & mining business & achieving multifold growth subsequently.
Mr. Hemant M. Nerurkar was Executive Director of India and South-East Asia of Tata Steel Limited since April 9, 2009 and was appointed as Managing Director of Tata Steel Limited from October 1, 2009. A B.Tech in metallurgical engineering from the College of Engineering, Pune University, Mr. Nerurkar has attended several management courses in India and overseas, including CEDEP in France. He is associated with several professional organisations, such as Indian Institute of Metals, INSDAG and AIMA, amongst others. Mr. Nerurkar joined Tata Steel on February 1, 1982 and has held various positions including Chief Metallurgist, Senior Divisional Manager (LD-1), Deputy General Manager (Steel & Primary Mills), General Manager (Marketing), Senior General Manager (Supply Chain) and Chief Operating Officer. He has over 35 years of experience in steel industry in various functions. Mr. Nerurkar is an executive with multifaceted experience ranging from Project Execution, Manufacturing, Quality Control, Supply Chain and Marketing. He became the Vice President (Flat Products) in November 2002 and in September 2007 was appointed Chief Operating Officer. During his illustrious career, Mr. Nerurkar has been conferred with several prestigious awards such as the ‘Tata Gold Medal 2004’, ‘SMS Demag Excellence Award 2002’, 'Steel 80’s Award - 1990’, ‘SAIL Gold Medal - 1989’, 'Visveswaraya Award - 1988’ and ‘NMD Award 1987’.
Having practised transactional and dispute resolution laws, for the last 37 years, Mr. Berjis Desai, upon reaching 60, retired as Managing Partner of JSA, a national law firm having more than 300 lawyers across seven locations in India. A Master of Law (starred first) from the University of Cambridge, Berjis is now an independent legal counsel engaged in Private Client Practice, that is, succession and estate planning for HNIs and promoter families through wills, trusts and family arrangements; resolving family, testamentary and business disputes through mediation and confidential fast track arbitration; and regulatory aspects of offshore investments, residential status and citizenship, insolvency and asset reconstruction advisory.
A former journalist, Mr. Berjis Desai is a part time writer and columnist. His other interest includes breeding of thoroughbred horses and study of comparative religion.
V. Subramanian joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1971 (West Bengal Cadre). He occupied many senior positions in the Government of India and the Government of West Bengal during a career of 37 years. Most recently Mr. Subramanian was the Secretary to the Government of India with the Ministry of New and Renewable Energy (MNRE) where he pioneered important initiatives for reforms and development of the renewable energy sector, including the introduction of the “Feed-in Tariff” concept. As Additional Secretary & later Financial Adviser, Ministry of Rural Development, he implemented National Rural Development plans including the National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme. Presently, he is a freelance consultant. He is also the Business Development Adviser to the Council for Industrial and Scientific Research at New Delhi, the Secretary General of the Indian Wind Energy Association, and Chairman of the Research Council of Indian Institute Of Petroleum, in an honorary capacity.
Mrs. Vijaylaxmi Joshi is a 1980 batch IAS officer of the Gujarat cadre. She had served in various posts in the State and in the Centre. She had been Joint and Additional secretary in the Commerce Ministry between 2011 to 2014. Thereafter, she took over as Secretary, Ministry of Panchayati Raj on May 1, 2014. She had also been appointed as Officer on Special Duty in the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation. Lastly, she was head of the Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, the Clean India programme.
Under State level, she has also been deputed as Managing Director of Government Companies such as Gujarat Mineral Development Corporation Ltd.