MD & CEO, J.K. Cement Ltd.
J.K. Cement Ltd. is the brainchild of Mr.Yadupati Singhania, scion of the reputed Singhania family. A B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he has over 25 years of experience in the Cement industry due to his close association with the Cement units of J.K. Synthetics Limited. He is a Director of the Employers Association of Northern India and is a member on the Boards of Governors of National Council for Cement and Building Material and Jodhpur Chamber of Commerce. He is the President of the Kanpur Productivity Council and is a member of the Managing Committee of Cement Manufacturers Association. He has been the district Governor of Rotary International and the President of Foreign Trade Development (India) Association. He has also been a President of Merchant Chambers of Uttar Pradesh.
Special Executive, J.K. Cement Ltd.
Mr.Raghavpat Singhania, Special Executive, is a new member of the J.K. Cement family. A graduate from Sheffield Hallam University, he is a young and dynamic individual who has already made a mark in the company by introducing many improvements in systems and processes. He is currently looking into Marketing, HR and Branding initiatives in the company. His passion and fervor is sure to take the company to new heights
Special Executive, J.K. Cement Ltd.
Mr.Madhavkrishna Singhania is an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He joined J.K. Cement Ltd. in early 2010 and has been involved in various new initiatives at the company's Cement plants in Nimbahera, Mangrol & Gotan. He is currently working on new projects and technology integration. With a technical bent of mind and an obsession with perfection, Madhavkrishna Singhania is now an integral cog in the J.K. Cement machinery.
CFO & President (Corporate Affairs)
Mr. A.K. Saraogi has over 25 years of experience in the field of Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Kanpur University, Kanpur. Saraogi joined the JKSL Cement Division in 1978.
Business Head (Grey Cement)
Mr. Rajnish Kapur is an M. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune. He has joined J.K. Cement Ltd. as Business Head for Grey Cement Division.He has attended a number of Management Courses including the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France. His previous assignment was as the Managing Director of Holcim Cement, Bangladesh for six years. Mr. Kapur has also served in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army for 23 years and took pre-mature retirement from the Army in the rank of Colonel.
President (J.K. White Cement Works, Gotan) and CEO - UAE Operations
Mr. B.K. Arora holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University. He has over 34 years experience in the Cement industry. Prior to joining the JKSL Cement Division on October 16, 1975, Arora worked with Jaypur Udyog Limited as Mechanical Engineer from April 1971 until October 1975. At J.K. Cement, he is responsible for the overall operations of the white Cement plant.
President (Education & CSR)
His extensive involvement in the field of education has led to the setting up of more than one private University in India. At present, he is the President of Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur, Rajasthan and is also coordinating other CSR activities in the Company
President(Marketing, Grey Cement)
Mr. RC Shukla Holds a Master of Arts degree in Economics and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Kanpur University, Kanpur. He has over 28 years experience in the marketing of cement. Mr. Shukla started his career at the JKSL Cement Division in January 10, 1977. At J.K. Cement, Mr. Shukla is responsible for marketing grey cement.
President (Marketing, White Cement)
Mr. Niranjan Mishra is a sales and marketing professional with over 28 years of experience in retail and distribution channels, across various industries like Petroleum downstream, Telecom and Fertilizers. He has also worked on various consulting assignments with leading multinational consulting companies in the fields of Retail initiatives, Retail Strategy and BPR. Prior to joining J.K. Cement Ltd. in 2014, he has worked with Bharat Petroleum, Reliance Industries Ltd and Tata Tele services Ltd. His last assignment was in the capacity of a Sr. Vice President and Head (Marketing) with the Fertilizer Business Division of Jaypee Group. He holds a Master's degree in Business administration from the University of Jodhpur and is also a certified assessor in Business Excellence.
Mr. D. Ravisankar holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 he joined Madras Cement and worked there for 10 years. In the year 1978 Mr. Ravisankar joined J.K. Cement as a Project Engineer and later he was elevated as Unit Head of Nimbahera Plant. For some years he was looking after Nimbahera, Mangrol & Muddapura Plants. Currently he is exclusively looking after three projects viz. J.K.Cement Works (Fujairah) FZC, Mangrol Brown-field Expansion and Jhajjar (Jharli) Grinding Unit. He negotiated and executed an agreement with the ruling government of Fujairah in UAE for starting a Greenfield cement plant in the name of J.K.Cement Works (Fujairiah) FZC. This has been one of his significant contributions. The Management has inducted him in the Board of Directors of J.K.Cement (Fujairah) FZC.
Senior Vice President (Tax & Management Services)
A qualified Chartered Accountant, he possesses a vast experience of over 28 years in the fields of taxation, commerce and industry. He holds a Master's degree in Commerce and a Bachelor's degree in Law from Kanpur University. His association with J.K. Group dates back to 1984. Currently, he is a secretary of the J.K. Organisation.
Head - Logistics
Mr. Arun Khurana joined the Company in April 2012. He is an Engineering Graduate with Post Graduation in Marketing. He has 20 years of cross functional experience in cement industry cutting across functions like Projects, Procurement, Technical Services, Marketing &Logistics. In his last assignment with UltraTech Cement he was Heading the vertical of "Infrastructure Development" for Logistics.According to him, rapid expansion in cement industry would lead to intense competition. Going forward, traditional brand differentiators like product quality etc would be taken for granted. Associating the product /brand with service as key differentiator will help create a strong brand identity for the Company in the market.
Head (J.K.Cement Works, Muddapur)
Mr. A.K. Jain has over 26 years of experience.He is a Thought Leader and winner of many accolades across his career of experience in erection commissioning & operation of cement plants. He has been a part time trainer and coordinator at Regional Training Centre (RTC),Nimbahera which was established by cement manufacturing association, Government of India & world bank, for fourteen years. He has earlier worked as Production Head - J.K. Cement Works Nimbahera, where a large number of measures related to productivity enhancement, energy conservation & pollution control were initiated & implemented. Presently, as Unit Head - Muddapur, he is looking after overall administration, productivity, profitability and business growth of 3.5 MTPA capacity Greenfield cement plant.
Head (J.K. Cement Works, Nimbahera)
Mr. S.K. Rathore has been associated with the Company for the last 31 years.He specializes in Operation and Maintenance of cement manufacturing units with rich experience in technical and condition monitoring. Mr. Rathore who holds a BE (Mechanical) degree, has attended many national and international conferences on cement industries in and outside India. He served as the Head of J.K. Cement Works, Mangrol plant from 2003 to 2012. He has been a regular trainer at the Regional Training Centre (North) which is promoted by J.K.Cement Ltd. with assistance from World Bank, DANIDA and Govt. of India as a unique HRD project for skill development in the Cement Industry.
Head (J.K. Cement Works, Jharli)
Mr. Harish Agarwal, a qualified Mechanical Engineer has been associated with J.K.Cement Limited since the last 33 years. He started his career in the Projects Department at Nimbahera. He has been involved in the Erection and commissioning of Line 3 at Nimbahera, White Cement plant at Gotan and Grey Cement plant at Muddapur, Karnataka. He was also associated with White cement export and management systems. Presenly,as the Unit Head - Jharli he is looking after overall administration, erection, commissioning and operation of Jharli unit.
Head (J.K.Cement Works, Fujairah)
Mr. N. Gowrishankar, a qualified Mechanical Engineer is a Cement Industry professional having over 37 years experience in executing Cement Projects of various capacities in different countries as well as Operation and Maintenance of Plants. He has been with J.K.Cement since May 2008. He is responsible for the execution of J.K. Cement Works (Fujairah) FZC, 1750 TPD white cum 2800 TPD grey cement plant project coming up in Fujairah, UAE. He has been Project head and Plant head in overseas Plants. Prior to joining J.K. Cement, he has worked with Companies like ACC Limited, Raysut Cement Company (SAOG), Gulf Cement Company and apart from India, has worked in countries like Iraq, Indonesia, Nigeria, Oman and UAE. He has been in the Gulf region since 1995
Head - Marketing & Sales(U.A.E. Operations)
Mr. Ajay Mathur joined J.K. Cement Ltd in Oct 2013. He has over 24 years of Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Team Building Experience in Cement and Building Material Industry including 9 years with reputed groups in U.A.E. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Chemistry. He has worked with Ultratech Cement in India and was Company Head with Al Shirawi, Dubai Investments and National Holdings Groups in U.A.E.
Head (Corporate HR)
Mr.V.D.V Singh is a Senior Human Resource professional with 21 years of diverse sectoral experience in MNC and Indian organisations covering manufacturing, FMCG and Infrastructure. Extensive change management experience including setting up of Green field operations, building capabilities and talent acquisition during high growth phases of business. Implementing appropriate HR interventions, employee transition management during business closures and mergers and positioning HR as a Strategic business partner.
Chief Information Officer
A Thought Leader and winner of many accolades across his career, Mr. Ashok Cherian took over as the Chief Information Officer at J.K. Cement in Feb 2011. He has over 20 years of rich Leadership Experience in IT with previous assignments as CIO of Whirlpool India., leading India and South East Asia IT and with Tata Tea as Head of IT Systems for Branded Operations. By driving the IT Strategy across all business units, he provides leadership to J.K. Cement's Vision of "Transforming IT into a key business differentiator".
Head (Marketing, Grey Cement South)
Mr. R Ganesh has a rich experience of over 37 years in the areas of Corporate Strategy, Channel Management, Sales& Marketing & New Business Development with Reputed Companies at Senior Positions. Mr. Ganesh whose last assignment was Sr. G.M. Marketing for Madras Cements holds an MBA from the University of Madras. He has also worked as a consultant with various companies after his retirement. He has worked with some of the established Companies such as Philips India, USHA International and Associated Marketing Agencies.
Asstt. Vice President (Legal) & Company Secretary - Acting as Compliance Officer
Mr. Shambhu Singh has been associated with J.K. Cement Ltd. since 2008. He is a graduate of Commerce & Law from the University of Calcutta and and a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India.He possesses over 20 years of post-qualification experience in Legal, Secretarial and Indirect Taxation matters.Post-qualification,he served as Company Secretary with M/s Bubna Stock Broking Services Ltd., M/s Vikram (India) Ltd. and M/s Asiatic Oxygen Ltd. Mr. Singh also served as Nominee Director for Asiatic Oxygen Ltd in the Board of Bihar Air Products Ltd, Jamshedpur for 6 years.