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Board of Directors (AML)


Mr. Ghanshyam Das Agarwal - Chairman

Mr. Ghanshyam Das Agarwal is the Chairman of Adhunik Metaliks Limited and a Director on the Board of other Companies of Adhunik Group . He is a Commerce Graduate from Calcutta University and has over 35 years of experience in the steel sector.

He has been instrumental in chartering the growth of the Company from its initial years of steel trading till the making of integrated steel plant in Odisha and Jharkhand.

Managing Director

Mr. Nirmal Kumar Agarwal - Managing Director

Mr. Nirmal Kumar Agarwal is a science graduate from Calcutta University. He has about 30 years of experience in the steel sector. He is a keen observer of the steel and power sectors and keeps himself abreast of all major developments in the country and abroad. He is ambidextrous in marketing & finance and can foresee trends and environmental changes in business with alacrity.

Under his stewardship, Adhunik Group commenced operations in Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab— the hub of steel trading in India. He is actively involved with various trade organizations and chambers of commerce. He has received various awards and merits for his contribution in fields. Under his leadership the company received "Star Performer"(Large Enterprise) for Export Excellence 2009-10 in product group-Basic iron & steel by EEPCINDIA.

In addition to his general corporate experience, his vast and rich experience, consistent with nucleus strategy provides operational excellence to the Company and a capability to drive innovation.


Mr. Jugal Kishore Agarwal - Director

Mr. Jugal Kishore Agarwal is a commerce graduate from Calcutta University and also holds a bachelors degree in law from Calcutta University. He has more than two and half decades of experience in the steel sector and has played a key role in envisioning the various business initiatives of the Adhunik group of companies.

Mr. Mohan Lal Agarwal - Director

Mr. Mohan Lal Agarwal  is a commerce graduate from Calcutta University. He has over 16 years of experience in the steel sector. He has contributed to a large extent towards the society as much as he did towards the Group. He and other promoter-directors of the Group established Nav Nirman Sanstha (a social organisation of Adhunik Group) which has been working towards the upliftment of the underprivileged villages in the vicinity of Adhunik Group's areas of operations.

Independent Directors

Mr. Nihar Ranjan Hota - Independent Director

Mr. N. R. Hota is an independent Director on the Board of the Company. He is an M.A in Development Economics from Williams College, USA, and M. Phil in Public Administration from Punjab University. He is a retired IAS officer having 33 years of experience from 1960 to 1993, holding various responsible positions under the state and central government and retired as Chief Secretary to the Government of Orissa. He was also a Member, Orissa State Finance Commission from 2003 to 2004. Mr. Hota had worked in public sectors like Orissa Construction Corporation as chairman, Food Corporation of India as regional manager, Aska Sugar Industries Limited as managing director. He was the chairman cum managing director in Industrial Development Corporation of Orissa from 1990 to 1993. He has worked in relevant allied sectors of power and mining as secretary to the Government of Orissa. His corporate experience includes directorship of Konarak Metcoke Limited.

Mr. Nandanandan Mishra - Independent Director

Mr. Mishra, ex-Chief Commissioner of Income Tax, belongs to the 1966 cadre of the Indian Revenue Service and has over 36 years of rich experience in various critical portfolios in public sector administration. During his last tenure, he was the Director General of Income Tax (Administration) and was responsible for streamlining long term strategic plan in relation to internal inspection, reviewing tax payer service programmes and managing delinquent accounts. He has participated in various Committees in the Government and has successfully piloted a restructuring plan for the Income Tax Department in India, which is considered as a key innovation in Civil Service management in India.

Mr. Gopal Dikshit - Independent Director

Mr. Gopal Dikshit, who is a member of Indian Administrative Service and has rich experience in various capacities in the Government and Government organizations, involving planning, institutional strengthening including restructuring of organization, motivation of employees for better output, public relation and resolution of disputes etc. He has held various important portfolios during his career with the Indian Administrative Services.