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Vishambhar Saran, Chairman
Mr. Saran has experience of almost 43 years in the iron & steel industry, with over 25 years with Tata Steel in the areas of development & operations of mines, mineral beneficiation plants and ferro alloy plants, port operations and international trading of raw materials for the iron & steel industry. A mining engineer from BHU, he rose to the level of Director (Raw Materials) in Tata Steel in 1988 before taking over as Chairman of the VISA Group in 1994. In a short span of time, he has built the VISA Group into a minerals and metals conglomerate. He is the Honorary Consul of Bulgaria for Eastern India, Member of National Executive Committee of FICCI and former President of Indian Chamber of Commerce.
Vishal Agarwal, Vice Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Agarwal holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from the London School of Economics and a Masters degree in Economics for Development from Oxford University. He has over 15 years experience in the iron & steel industry with hands on experience of setting up greenfield projects and international trading business. He is responsible for transforming VISA Steel into a leading player in the Special Steel, Coke and Ferro Chrome industry.
Pratip Chaudhuri, Independent Director
Mr. Pratip Chaudhuri is the former Chairman of State Bank of India (SBI) and has 40 years of rich experience in banking sector. He holds Master's Degree in Science and Statistics from University of Rajasthan and is an alumnus of University Business School, Chandigarh. He has also served as the Chairman of SBI Global Factors Ltd, State Bank of Mysore, State Bank of Bikaner & Jaipur, State Bank of Travancore and State Bank of Hyderabad. He was also a Director at Export-Import Bank of India and State Bank of Patiala.
Kishore Kumar Mehrotra, Independent Director
Mr. Mehrotra, is a B. Tech & M. Tech (Metallurgy) from IT, BHU. He also holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering from IIIE, Mumbai and has over 36 years of experience in the field of design, consultancy, technology evaluation, process selection and optimization in iron and steel, energy audit, marketing in the area of oil & gas and infrastructure, project management etc.

Mr. Mehrotra superannuated from the post of Chairman-cum-Managing Director of MECON Ltd in the year 2013. He was also holding additional charge of Managing Director of Metallurgical & Engineering Consultants (Nigeria) Ltd., a joint venture company formed by MECON Limited with Delta Steel Plant, Ajaokuta Steel Plant and Nigerian Partners.
Ramya Hariharan, Independent Director
Ms. Ramya Hariharan is a corporate lawyer who specializes in mergers and acquisitions, general corporate advisory, projects and banking and finance. She is also a qualified Company Secretary. After working in Amarchand Mangaldas and co-founding Argus Partners (now called Udwadia Udeshi & Argus Partners), she has now set up her own law firm, Citadel Law Chambers. She graduated as a lawyer in 2001 and after a stint in litigation and intellectual property practice, moved on to Amarchand Mangaldas to practice corporate law. She had also received an offer to serve the bench pursuant to her successfully clearing the West Bengal Judicial Services in 2005, however, her passion for transaction advisory impelled her to continue as a lawyer.
Manas Kumar Nag, Nominee Director
Mr. Manas Kumar Nag, is an MA (Econ) and Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Mr. Nag has held senior positions in State Bank of India (SBI) including CGM (SME), ex-officio Chairman of one of the Corporate Centre Credit Committees.
Manoj Kumar, Wholetime Director designated as Director (Kalinganagar)
Mr. Manoj Kumar is a Mechanical Engineer from BIT, Mesra with 26 years of rich experience in the domestic and international procurements and project management in the iron and steel industry. Prior to joining us, he was in Tata Steel and Jindal Steel & Power. He is currently responsible for Company’s projects at Kalinganagar.