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Senior Management Team


  • Mr. Sandip Ghose Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

    Mr. Sandip Ghose is a Business Leader and General Management professional with multi-disciplinary skill sets. He has nearly four decades of experience and held a variety of senior leadership positions in industries, ranging from Consumer Goods (FMCG), Media and Cement, across India and Nepal. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Professional Coach accredited by the International Coach Federation.

    A prolific commentator on current affairs, he is an invited columnist in several print and on-line publications and guest on leading TV News and Business channels. He is a strong believer in the India growth story and passionate about mentoring and developing leaders for the future.

  • Mr. Pracheta Majumdar Chief Management Advisor

    Mr Majumdar, former Managing Director of CEAT Tyres Ltd., is a Mechanical Engineer. A Management Advisor by profession, he has served in very senior management positions in diverse fields with large corporates and MNCs. He has worked in the areas of design and project management of chemicals, petrochemical and fertilizer plants. He has worked with Hindustan Unilever Limited for about 12 years. Shri Majumdar attended various international management courses organized by Unilever and Executive Development Programmes and Advanced Management Programmes conducted by Stanford University and Harvard Business School.

  • Mr. Asim Chattopadhyay Executive President (Operation)

    Mr. Chattopadhyay is a mechanical engineer, with post-graduation from IIT, Kanpur. He started his career in 1975 with ACC Ltd and joined the Lafarge Group in 1998. He was Operations Director of Lafarge Surma, Bangladesh, till May 2015.

  • Mr. Aditya Saraogi Chief Financial Officer

    Mr. Saraogi is a Chartered Accountant. Prior to joining BCL, he was with the Indian associate firms of Ernst & Young and BDO. He served several large clients including ITC, Bharti Airtel, Lafarge India, Peerless, iGate and Reliance Communications.

  • Mr. Rajesh KakkarPresident-Technical

    Mr. Kakkar has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He is BE, Electrical & Electronics Engineering, and is a BEE-certified energy auditor. His range of experience includes project planning and execution of thermal power plant, waste heat recovery power plant and solar power plant projects.

  • Mr. Dev BanerjeePresident, Sales & Logistics

    With a professional background in sales and marketing in diverse fields, including tyre and cement, Mr. Banerjee, is an experienced leader. A keen strategist with managerial & functional expertise, honed in multinational organizations across India, Nepal and Bangladesh, he carved out a niche for himself in sales & marketing. Prior to joining Birla Corporation Limited, he was with Ultratech Cement.

  • Mr. Sunil SoodPresident
    Satna Cement Works, Vindhyachal Steel Foundry

    Mr. Sood has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He had served Holcim, Lafarge and Reliance Cement in managerial positions. His experience includes project execution and maintenance.

  • Mr. Devesh Kumar Mishra President
    Birla Cement Works, Chanderia Cement Works

    Mr. Mishra, with more than three decades of experience in the cement industry, had stints with ACC, Mysore Cement, Vasavadatta Cement and Chettinad Cement, in senior positions. He did his Mechanical Engineering at NIT, Jamshedpur.

  • Mr. P. K. Paliwal Joint President
    Durgapur Cement Works, Durga Hitech Cement

    Mr Paliwal, B.Sc & BE, has three decades of experience in the cement industry. He joined Satna Cement Works as Assistant Engineer (Chemical) in 1988 and was transferred to the Durgapur Cement Works as Sr. Vice President (Tech.) in 2016.

  • Mr. Prahlad Kr Choudhary President
    Maihar Unit

    Mr Choudhary is B.E. (Mechanical) and has nearly three decades of experience in the cement industry. Apart from mechanical maintenance of cement plants, his range of experience includes project planning and execution of grinding units.

  • Mr. Abhijit Dutta Vice President
    Mukutban Unit

    Mr Dutta has nearly three decades of experience in the cement industry, with stints in Reliance Cement and Holcim (ACC). He is B.E. (Mech) and has completed the T.P.M. (Total Productive Maintenance) Course with J.I.P.M. (Japan Institute of Plant Maintenance) and Top Management Course at St. Gallen, Switzerland. He was a member of the COO team for the TQM visit to Toyota, Fuzi & Tokyo Metro plants in Japan.

  • Mr. Rajeev Bhalla Sr. Vice President
    Raebareli Unit

    Mr. Rajeev Bhalla is a mechanical engineer, graduating from MITS, Gwalior. He started his career in 1983 with Birla Corporation Limited’s Satna Cement Works. After about 33 years, he was transferred to the Chanderia Cement Works as technical head. Since November 2020, he is the Unit Head at Raebareli Cement Works.

  • Mr. Jayant Kandpal Addl. Vice President
    Kundanganj Unit

    Mr Kandpal, BE Mech. (Hons.), has more than three decades of experience in the cement industry. He has served Siddhe Cement, DLF Cement, Ambuja Cement and Reliance Cement. He is experienced in commissioning and operation of cement plants (both integrated & grinding units).

  • Mr. Balmukund Tiwari Senior General Manager
    Butibori Unit

    Mr. Tiwari has nearly three decades of experience in the cement industry and had worked in Maihar Cement, ACC, Dalmia Cement, JP Cement & Shree Cement. He joined Satna Cement Works in 2016 and was transferred to the RCCPL Butibori unit in 2018. Skilled in cement manufacturing, R&D activities, operations & administration, he holds a PG degree from RDVV Jabalpur and PGDEIA diploma.

  • Mr. G R VermaPresident
    Birla Jute Mills

    Mr. G R Verma, Chartered Accountant, with more than a decade's exposure in the jute industry, has professional experience of more than 19 years in diverse industrial fields. He was with Naihati Jute Mills Co Ltd earlier.

  • Mr. Manoj Kumar Mehta Company Secretary, Senior Jt. President & Legal Head

    Mr. Manoj Kumar Mehta is a Chartered Accountant & Company Secretary by qualification, having more than 28 years of post-qualification experience in diversified industries in the fields of Secretarial, Legal, Taxation, Accounts & Finance and general compliance. He has been in senior leadership positions at the MP Birla Group Companies since 2006.

June 2022