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  • Mr. S. K. Poddar, Chairman, PPL DIN 00008654

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    Mr. S. K. Poddar

    Chairman, PPL
    DIN 00008654

    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. Sunil Sethy, Managing Director, PPL DIN 00244104

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    Mr. Sunil Sethy

    Managing Director, PPL
    DIN 00244104

    Mr. Sunil Sethy is the Managing Director of the Company with effect from 1st August, 2017. He graduated in B.Com in 1970 and is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (1974). He is a Finance professional having 40 years of experience in different companies out of which 29 years in Finance discipline and 11 years as Finance Head / MD.

    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 has held important positions in many other companies including 2 years as Independent Director in this Company. He is also the Managing Director of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited.

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

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

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    Mr. Mustapha El Ouafi

    Director, PPL
    DIN 06765538

    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.

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

  • Mr. Mohamed Belhoussain, Director, PPL DIN 06793423

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    Mr. Mohamed Belhoussain

    Director, PPL
    DIN 06793423

    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.

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

  • Mrs. Ghislane Guedira, Director, PPL DIN 07096690

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    Mrs. Ghislane Guedira

    Director, PPL
    DIN 07096690

    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.

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

  • Mr. Prabhas Kumar, Director, PPL DIN 07578042

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    Mr. Prabhas Kumar

    Director, PPL
    DIN 07578042

    Mr. Prabhas Kumar is a part-time Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 30th May, 2017 being nominated by the Government of India. Mr. Kumar is a BE (Elect), M.Tech (Power Engineering), MIE and is presently posted as Director (Fert.) in the Department of Fertilizers. He is also a part-time Director in Projects & Development of India and FCI Aravali Gypsum & Minerals India Ltd. (FAGMIL).

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

  • Mr. Harvinder Singh, Director, PPL DIN 08123352

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    Mr. Harvinder Singh

    Director, PPL
    DIN 08123352

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

    Mr. Harvinder Singh is a part-time Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 10th April, 2018 being nominated by the Government of India. Mr. Singh is presently posted as Joint Director (Movement) in the Department of Fertilizers.

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

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    Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia

    Independent Director, PPL
    DIN 00244357

    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.

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

  • Mrs. Kiran Dhingra, Independent Director, PPL DIN 00425602

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    Mrs. Kiran Dhingra

    Independent Director, PPL
    DIN 00425602

    Mrs. Kiran Dhingra is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company with effect from 27th July, 2017. She is a retired IAS officer having 38 years of experience in governance. She has worked in the Ministries of Human Resource Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Textiles and Shipping, of Govt. of India and retired in the rank of Secretary to Government of India.

    She has served as Government Director / Chairman on the Board of several CPSUs including the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation, the Delhi Metro, the National Housing Bank, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation, the Cotton Corporation of India, the Central Cottage Industries Corporation and the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

    Farmhouse 83-C, Gancim-Batim, P O Goa Velha, Tiswadi Taluka, Goa - 403108