For over a dozen years Corporate Leaders at our Shared Services company have delivered capabilities and driven as well as enhanced value across industry verticals we operate in.
Working directly with the Paul Family, the Shared Services team oversees Treasury Operations with particular reference to investments, merger and acquisitions, joint ventures, technical or strategic collaborations, capitalization requirements; Corporate Social Responsibility with specific reference to Business Ethics, Corporate Governance, Policy, practice of Individual Social ResponsibilityTM ; HR with particular reference to Human Capital Management, Training, Talent Acquisition Recruitment and Performance Appraisals ; Information Technology with particular reference to IT Assets, IT Security decisions and Corporate Communications with particular reference to Brand Development, Corporate Affairs as well as Internal Communications.
Mr. Ashoke Ghosh, Director Corporate Finance, Apeejay Surrendra Group
Ashoke Ghosh is Director Finance, Apeejay Tea Limited as well as holds the portfolio of Director Corporate Finance, Apeejay Surrendra Group. A qualified Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary , Ashoke is responsible for finances of the all Group companies. His academic brilliance and professional experience spanning more than two decades makes him a key member of the Group Management. He moved to Apeejay Surrendra Corporate Services in 2000, after a 12-year stint with India Foils Ltd, as their GM and Secretary. An avid rower, Mr Ghosh has a passion for sports and music.
Mr. Divesh Kumar, Director Human Resource, Apeejay Surrendra Group
Mr. Divesh Kumar is Director Human Resource at Apeejay Surrendra Group. A Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Xavier Institute of Social Service, Ranchi Divesh spearheads the Human Resource Development function at Apeejay Surrendra Group.
Rich and diverse experience, Leadership development at all levels and managing distinctive aspirations of a diverse set of people are Divesh's strength. He also is a certified Business Excellence Model assessor with Performance Grade ‘A’- Gold Standard in A Business Excellence Leaders Programme.
Mr. Kumar began his career with A Steel and has worked there in various capacities. In a career spanning over 24 years Mr. Kumar has worked with Callderys India, Imerys, Jusco and A NYK Shipping. Divesh has passion for sports, Golf in particular, music and reading.
Mr. Rajendra Agarwal, Director Finance New Projects & Diversification, Apeejay Surrendra Group
Rajendra Agarwal is Director Finance, New Projects & Diversification, Apeejay Surrendra Group. A rank holder Chartered Accountant (ICAI), Cost Accountant (ICWA) & Company Secretary, Rajendra is in-charge of financial and commercial inputs to the Group’s new Initiatives viz Shipyards and Logistics JVs and he also oversees financial systems at Typhoo Tea Limited. He joined Apeejay in 2009 after spending 13 years heading many global positions for Arcellor Mittal. Rajendra is an active sportsman and has played Cricket for his school and College.
Mr. Jayanta Bhowmik, Chief Technology Officer, Apeejay Surrendra Group
Mr. Bhowmik joined Apeejay Surrendra Group on 15 October 2014 as Chief Technology Officer (CTO). Prior to joining Apeejay, Mr Bhowmik was with TEGA industries as Chief Information Officer (CIO) and was heading the Group IT organization and Enterprise IT operation. In a career spanning over 25 years, he has worked with Linde Gases Gmbh, HCL Technologies and ABP Limited in various capacities. He brings with him rich and diverse experience in Information & Technology function – more specifically in developing and managing large and complex global IT systems & processes, executing Enterprise level IT implementation initiatives, providing expertise & skills in developing & managing large scale IT infrastructure and implementation of SAP projects globally. An Electrical Engineering alumnus of Jadavpur University, Mr Bhowmik is a certified ISO 9001: 2000 lead auditor and is trained in PMP, CMM, BS7799 & CISSP and ITIL Foundation course. His hobbies are traveling, reading, listening to music and swimming.
Ms. Shikha Mukherjee, CSR Advisor
Shikha Mukherjee is Advisor, Corporate Social Responsibility and directly oversees the Anand Paul Education Support Programme in Kolkata for under privileged children and Apeejay Tea’s CSR and Sustainability programmes. The prestigious The Paul Foundation scholarships programme for academic excellence was started by her. She completed her Master of Arts from Jawaharlal Nehru University in 1977 and joined The Times of India Group in 1978. She headed the launch of The Times of India edition in Kolkata and remained Political Editor of The Times of India till 2001. By virtue of her illustrious academic background, professional expertise and commitment to development issues, Shikha has taken the Anand Paul Education Support Programme in Kolkata, for under privileged children and Apeejay Tea’s CSR and Sustainability programmes from strength to strength.
Ms. Renu Kakkar, Director Corporate Communications & CSR, Apeejay Surrendra Group
Renu Kakkar is Director Corporate Communications & CSR , Apeejay Surrendra Group and is an alumnus of Lady Sri Ram College and IIMC. She joined the Financial Services division as a manager in 2000 backed with her experience as a career finance journalist. Renu has moved through various operations and held an additional charge of heading the Corporate Software Development cell, a Group capability she created in 2001. Prior to joining Apeejay, she was Assistant Editor with The Telegraph. Renu has the distinction of being the youngest reporter investigating the biggest stock market scandal of the early 1990s for the Financial Express. Diversity keeps her challenged and allows her to have fun at work.