The business operations of the Investment Manager are managed by a team of professionals with experience in the road infrastructure sector. In accordance with the requirements of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (Infrastructure Investment Trusts) Regulations, 2014, not less than half the directors of the Investment Manager are independent, and are not directors or members of the governing board of another infrastructure investment trust.
Brief profiles of the Directors and Key Personnel are narrated below.
Mr. Rajinder Pal Singh
Additional Independent Director & Chairman
Mr. Rajinder Pal Singh, age 65 years, is an additional director (independent) and chairman of the board of directors of the Company. He is a retired I.A.S. Officer and has experience in areas of finance, industry, urban development and infrastructure development. Previously, he was the chairman and managing director of Punjab & Sind Bank and the secretary for the Department of Industrial Policy & Promotion, Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Government of India. Further, he was the chairman of National Highways Authority of India for a period of three years starting from June 2012. Currently, he is a director in Maruti Suzuki India Limited and Bharati Infratel Limited and Lodha Developers Private Limited.
Mr. Vinod K Menon
Mr. Vinod Kumar Menon, aged 49 years, was appointed as an executive director of the Investment Manager on August 3, 2016. He holds a Bachelor of Technology degree in Civil Engineering. He has experience in the fields of infrastructure development and management. Previously, he was the president (business development) of the Sponsor. He currently serves as the vice-president of the National Highway Builder Federation.
Mr. B. L. Gupta
Mr. B. L. Gupta, aged 61 years, was appointed as an independent director (additional) of the Investment Manager on May 25, 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in commerce and a Master of Business Administration degree. He is a certificated associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He has experience in banking, corporate and project finance. Previously, he was the chief general manager of India Infrastructure Finance Company Limited.
Mr. Sumit Banerjee
Mr. Sunit Banerjee, aged 60 years, was appointed as an independent director (additional) of the Investment Manager on August 1, 2016. He holds a Bachelor’s of Technology degree in Mechanical Engineering and has completed a Management Education Programme. He is a fellow and a Chartered Engineer (India) of the Institution of Engineers. He has experience in the fields of management. Previously, he served as the managing director of ACC Limited.