Chairman Emeritus

KAMAL NAYAN SARAOGI, is a graduate in commerce. He promoted the company in 1975. He has rich and wide experience in the sugar industry. He does not hold directorship in the company.

Chief Mentor

SMT. MEENAKSHI SARAOGI, is a graduate in Arts. She looked after the factory operations of the Company for more than 31 years and has been the driving force behind the organisation. She was awarded the Padma Shri for the year 1992 for her contribution to the Trade and industry. She was the Jt. Managing Director of the Company till 31st May, 2015 and thereafter continued as a director till 15th November, 2016. However, owing to her indifferent health she has resigned as a director but continues to be the Chief Mentor of the Company and its employees.

Board of Directors

VIVEK SARAOGI, Managing Director, is the past President of the Indian Sugar Mills Association. He was a committee member of FICCI and Indian Chamber of Commerce in Kolkata. Mr. Saraogi is a graduate in commerce. Under his stewardship, the company has grown rapidly through organic and inorganic means which has helped to make Balrampur Chini Mills Ltd, a leader in the Indian sugar industry.


R.N. DAS (Retd. IAS), Independent Director, M.A. from Utkal University, M.P.A. from Harward University, U.S.A. He joined Indian Administrative Service in 1971 and held many distinguished posts in the Government of India and Government of Gujarat. He was Secretary- Department of Food & Public Distribution, Government of India; Chief Information Commissioner- Gujarat Information Commission; Enforcement Director (ED)- New Delhi; Joint Secretary- Department of Food & Public Distribution; Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies& Chemicals Ltd; additional charge of Chairman, Gujarat Electricity Board; Managing Director of Central Warehousing Corporation, New Delhi. Other positions were held by him include Development Commissioner- Gujarat; Secretary and Commissioner- Rural Development, Gujarat; Additional Chief Secretary- Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Gujarat; Municipal Commissioner- Baroda; Dy. Secretary (Drugs Pricing) Department of Chemicals, Government of India.

DR. ARVIND KRISHNA SAXENA, Whole-time Director, is M.Sc., Ph.D. (Botany) and having specialization in Industrial Mycology, Bio-composting, Mushroom Production and Processing from Horst, Holland. He has wide experience of more than 39 years and is associated with the Company since 2002. He held previously prestigious position in various organizations and was also associated with Scientific and research activities.


DINESH KUMAR MITTAL (Retd. IAS), Independent Director, M.Sc. (Physics) with specialization in Electronics from University of Allahabad, UP. He was Secretary, Department of Financial Services, Govt. of India, Secretary, Ministry of Corporate Affairs, Govt. of India, Additional Secretary, Department of Commerce, Govt. of India, Director General, UP Academy of Administration and State Institute for Rural Development, Managing Director, IL & FS Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd. He was awarded Director's Silver Medal for obtaining highest marks in Lal BahadurShastri National Academy of Administration. Also awarded Director's Gold Medal at Lal BahadurShastri National Academy of Administration for standing 1st in India among I.A.S. Officers of 1977 Batch.

KRISHNAVA DUTT, Independent Director, Krishnava’s experience encompasses the entire repertoire of corporate practice including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and finance, projects and project finance.

Krishnava has closely worked with several investors and private equity funds and renowned banks and financial institutions. He has also worked closely with the Government of West Bengal in several transactions including its disinvestments of PSUs and framing of policies. He has been appointed as the legal advisor to the Public Enterprises Department of Government of Orissa for its restructuring initiative of Government of Orissa undertakings.

RSG Consulting (London) has identified Krishnava amongst the leading second generation of Indian corporate lawyers, describing him as ‘a sharp, distinctive individual who has made the most of the booming Indian infrastructure market’. Chambers and Partners has identified Krishnava as a leading lawyer in India.

Krishnava serves as an independent director on the board of directors and committees (including as Audit Committee Chairman) of several listed companies.

Krishnava started his legal career in the Calcutta High Court where he practiced civil law. After a short stint at the High Court, he joined ICICI Bank in Mumbai where he gained several years of experience in handling transactions in the stressed assets space and international banking sector. He joined AmarchandMangaldas in 2005 and became the partner in charge of the eastern operations of the firm in the year 2007. He retired from AmarchandMangaldas as a partner in June of 2009.

Krishnava is currently the Managing Partner of Argus Partners.

SMT. NOVEL S. LAVASA, Independent Director - Independent, is M.A. in English, MBA in HR. She is HR & CSR Consultant & Corporate Trainer. She joined State Bank of India (SBI) in 1980 as Probationary Officer and took voluntary retirement in February 2008 while she was Assistant General Manager in SBI. She was overseeing the support functions of 160 branches. In-Charge of loan processing centre for credit needs of Noida/Ghaziabad which she established in 2005 as a part of State Bank of India's business process reengineering. She was Manager, Human Resource at Delhi local head office to look after the training and motivational needs of more than 20000 staff. During 2001-2004 she worked as an officer on special duty in the Ministry of Disinvestment, Government of India during the peak period of strategic sales of Govt. stake in PSUs.

SAKTI PRASAD GHOSH, Independent Director, has enormous experience in the field of finance, investment, regulation and training owing to his long association with Reserve Bank of India for over four and half decades. He retired on superannuation as the Executive Director of National Housing Bank. He has also served as Senior Financial Analyst in NABARD and was associated with Asian Development Bank and CITI Bank post his superannuation.

Sumit Mazumder, Independent Director, MBA by qualification, is the Managing Director of TIL Limited since 1995 and also the Chairman of Tractors India Private Limited. He was appointed as the President of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry) for 2015-16 and is associated with many other companies.

NARESH DAYAL, Non-Executive Director, is a Retd. IAS and has worked with the Government of India for 37 years in various positions at the state and national levels. As Secretary, the Hon’ble Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Shri Dayal was responsible, among other things, for all policies and programs in Public Health, supervising National Health Authorities, assessing and devising the policies for the Country’s manpower requirements in health. He holds a Masters’ degree in Arts from University of Delhi and also in Professional Studies, Agriculture, from University of Cornell, USA.

Terms and conditions of appointment of Non-executive Independent Directors.

Changes in Directorship from 01.04.2014
RANGARAJAN VASUDEVAN (Retd. IAS), has ceased from directorship of the company consequent to his sad demise on 04.11.2014.

SMT. NOVEL S. LAVASA, appointed as Additional Director in the independent category of the company w.e.f. 06.02.2015.

R K CHOUDHURY, has ceased from directorship of the company w.e.f. 20.03.2015 consequent to his resignation due to health constraint of advanced age.


SMT. MEENAKSHI SARAOGI, has ceased to be the Jt. Managing Director of the Company w.e.f. 31.05.2015 but continues as a non-executive director.

SAKTI PRASAD GHOSH, appointed as Additional Director in the independent category of the company w.e.f. 04.11.2015.

KISHOR SHAH, has ceased to be the Director cum Chief Financial Officer of the Company w.e.f. 30.11.2015.

SUMIT MAZUMDER, appointed as an Additional Director in the independent category of the Company w.e.f. 21.05.2016.

NARESH DAYAL, appointed as an Additional Director in the non - independent category of the Company w.e.f. 15.11.2016.

SMT. MEENAKSHI SARAOGI, has ceased to be a Director of the Company w.e.f. 15.11.2016.

SHRI NARESH CHANDRA (Retd. IAS), has ceased from directorship of the company consequent to his sad demise on 09.07.2017.


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