Board of Directors
s k poddar
Mr. S. K. Poddar
DIN 00008654
Chairman, PPL





Mr. S. K. Poddar is the Chairman of the Company with effect from 05th February, 2014. He is the Chairman of Adventz Group. Under his leadership the Group has promoted various projects including Joint ventures with leading international corporations. A recipient of the Rashtriya Samman from the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Mr. Poddar is involved with art, culture and sports. Having served as President of FICCI and International Chamber of Commerce of India, he has been appointed by the Government of India on the Board of Trade - the highest body on trade - and on the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for a decade and on the local Board of the Reserve Bank of India for similar tenure. He is the Chairman of India -Saudi Arabia Joint Business Council and a Member of the Indo - French CEO Forum.

Mr. Mustapha El Ouafi
Mr. Mustapha El Ouafi
DIN 06765538
Director, PPL

Executive Director (Commercial)
Office Cherifien des Phosphates,
Angle Route d’El Jadida et, Boulevard,
De la Grande Ceinture, Casablanca, Morocco

Mr. Mustapha El Ouafi is a part-time Director on the Board of PPL with effect from 17th December, 2013. He is also a part- time Director in Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt. Ltd. He holds a full time position as Executive Director (Commercial) in Office Cherifien des Phosphates, Morocco.

Ghislane-Guedira
Mrs. Ghislane Guedira
DIN 07096690
Director, PPL

Chief Financial Officer,
Office Cherifien des Phosphates,
2 - 4 Rue al Abtal, Hay Erraha,
Casablanca, Morocco

Mrs. Ghislane Guedira is a part-time Director on the Board of PPL with effect from 13th February, 2015. She is also a part-time Director in Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt. Ltd. She holds the full time position as Chief Financial Officer in Office Cherifien des Phosphates, Morocco.

Mohamed-Belhoussain
Mr. Mohamed Belhoussain
DIN - 06793423
Director, PPL

Executive Vice President - Commercial
Office Cherifien des Phosphates,
Angle Route d’El Jadida et, Boulevard,
Casablanca, Morocco

Mr. Mohamed Belhoussain is a part-time Director on the Board of PPL with effect from 29th October, 2015. He is also a part- time Director in Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt. Ltd. He holds a full time position as Executive Vice President - Commercial in Office Cherifien des Phosphates Group SA, Morocco.

Neeraj-Singhal
Mr. Neeraj Singhal
DIN 05334230
Director, PPL

Director (PSU), Department of Fertilizers,
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 015

Mr. Neeraj Singhal is a part-time Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 26th July, 2012 being nominated by the Government of India. Mr. Singhal is an ITS Officer of the Government of India and presently posted as Director (PSU) in the Department of Fertilizers. He is also a part-time director in Hindustan Fertilizers Corporation Ltd.

Capt. V. S. Rana
Capt. V. S. Rana
DIN 06569690
Director, PPL

Director (Movement), Department of Fertilizers,
Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India,
Shastri Bhavan, New Delhi - 110 015


Capt. Vikram Singh Rana is a part-time Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 29th April, 2013 being nominated by the Government of India. Mr. Rana is a B.Tech, LL.B, MBA and presently posted as Director (Movement) in the Department of Fertilizers. He is also a part-time director in FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Ltd. (FAGMIL).

Mr. Marco Wadia
Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia
DIN 00244357
Independent Director, PPL

Partner, Crawford Bayley & Co.,
State Bank of India Annex. Building,
N.G.N. Vaidya Marg, Mumbai - 400023

Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 21st March, 2006. He is a B.A (Hons.), LL.B and a practicing advocate since 1986. He is specialised in corporate matters and is currently a Partner in the firm of Crawford Bayley & Co., Solicitors & Advocates. He holds directorship in many companies.

Mr_Sunil_Sethy
Mr. Sunil Sethy
DIN 00244104
Independent Director, PPL

601/33, Heritage City, M. G. Road
Gurgaon - 122002, Haryana

Mr. Sunil Sethy is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 5th March, 2015. He is a B.Com (1970) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1974). He is a Finance professional having 40 years experience in different companies out of which 29 years in Finance discipline and 11 years as MD / CEO. He was holding the position as Vice Chairman & MD in Binani Industries Ltd. (5 ½ years), Finance Head / MD in Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (11 years), Director (Finance) in Eternit Everest Ltd. (4 ½ years), Controller of Finance in PSI Data Systems Ltd. (8 years) and was also holding important positions in many other companies. He now holds the position as Independent Director in Simon India Ltd. and Zuari Infraworld India Ltd.

Mr_Anil_Ch_Gupta
Mr. Anil Chandra Gupta
DIN 06363513
Independent Director, PPL

24, Krishinagar, P.O.- Manovikas Nagar,
Harshmetpet Road, Bowenpally
Secunderabad - 500009

Mr. Anil Chandra Gupta is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 5th March, 2015. He is a B.Com (Hons.) and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1966). After qualifying as Chartered Accountant, he joined in February, 1967 in A. F. Ferguson & Co. ( presently known as Delloitte Haskins & Sells), a leading firm of Chartered Accountants and retired on 31st March, 2009 as Office Managing Partner of their Hyderabad office. He has more than 40 years of experience in statutory audit / internal audit of large National and Multinational companies and other related corporate law matters. He now holds the position as Independent director in Govind Sugar Mills Ltd., NSL Textiles Ltd. and NSL Sugars Ltd.

The Terms & Conditions of appointment of Independent Directors
on the Board of Paradeep Phosphates Ltd. under section 149
of the Companies Act, 2013.

A. Term of Appointment
Appointment of the Independent Director will be for a term up to five consecutive years commencing from the date of appointment, as approved by the Board of Directors and Members in General Meeting. The Independent Director will not be liable to retire by rotation.
B. Compliance under the Companies Act, 2013
The appointment of the Independent Director will be subject to the following -:
  • The Independent Director will have to submit a Declaration under Section 149(7) of the Companies Act, 2013 (“Act”) at the time of appointment and at the beginning of every financial year stating that he meets the criteria of Independence.
  • So long as he will be an Independent Director of the Company, the number of companies in which he will hold office as Director or Chairman or Member of any Committee of Board will not exceed the limit stipulated under the Act.
  • So long as he will be an Independent Director of the Company, he will ensure that he do not get disqualified to act as a Director pursuant to the provisions of Section 164 of the Act.
  • He will ensure compliance with other provisions of the Act as applicable to him as an Independent Director.
C. Appointment as Member of the Committee(s) of the Board
The Independent Director may be appointed as Member of any Committee of the Board as the Board of Directors may decide from time to time.
D. Expectation of the Board and Fiduciary Duties / Code of Business Ethics
The Independent Director will follow the Code as provided in Schedule IV of the Companies Act, 2013 and any amendment thereof from time to time, which contains his Roles, Functions and Duties as Independent Director of the Company. The Independent Director will -:
  • Take decisions objectively and solely in the interests of the Company;
  • Facilitate Company’s adherence to high standards of ethics and corporate behaviour;
  • Guide the Board in monitoring the effectiveness of the Company’s governance practices and to recommend changes, required if any;
  • Guide the Board in monitoring and managing potential conflicts of interest of Management, Board Members and Stakeholders, including misuse of corporate assets and abuse in related party transactions;
  • Guide the Board in ensuring the integrity of the Company’s accounting and financial reporting systems, including the independent audit, and that appropriate systems of control are in place, in particular, systems for risk management, financial and operational control, and compliance with the law and relevant standards.
E. Remuneration
  • Take decisions objectively and solely in the interests of the Company;
  • Facilitate Company’s adherence to high standards of ethics and corporate behaviour;
F. Confidentiality
The Independent Director will use reasonable efforts to keep confidential and not to disclose to any third party any confidential information, relating to the Company and its business including legal, financial, technical, commercial, marketing and business related records, data, documents, reports, etc.