OIA

Board of Directors

OIA IS A COMPANY STEERED BY DYNAMIC AND PROGRESSIVE VISIONARIES WHO ARE DOYENS IN THEIR AREAS OF SPECIALISATION. THEY ARE A FORCE TO RECKON WITH IN THE FIELDS OF ENGINEERING, PLANNING EXECUTION AND FINANCIAL RESOURCING. WE HAVE GARNERED THE BEST TALENT IN THE INDUSTRY TO BUILD AN ENTERPRISE THAT SURPASSES THE ORDINARY. THE COMBINED EXPERIENCE OF OUR PEOPLE FROM DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS HAS RESULTED IN THE CREATION OF A SUPERIOR INTELLECTUAL CAPITAL THAT FORMS THE BEDROCK OF OUR SUCCESS. OVER THE YEARS, THE PERSISTENT EFFORTS OF OUR PEOPLE HAVE SHAPED OUR REPUTATION AS A RELIABLE ENTITY IN A COMPETITIVE MARKETPLACE.

Mr. Ajai Vikram Singh
Chairman

Mr. Ajai Vikram Singh joined the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) in 1967 and has served in various capacities with the Central and State Governments. Apart from various field and Secretariat postings in Uttar Pradesh, he has served with various Ministries of the Government of India. He was Minister (Supply) in the High Commission of India in London; the first Chief Secretary of the new State of Uttaranchal (now Uttarakhand); and Secretary Revenue, Secretary NonConventional Energy, Secretary Road Transport & Highways, and Defence Secretary, Govt. of India. He has been a Director/ Chairman on a number of Company Boards including, inter alia, Maruti Udyog, BHEL, IFCI, Hindustan Aeronautics Ltd (HAL), Mazagon Docks Ltd, & Indo-Gulf Fertilisers. He has been on the Board of OIA as an Independent Director since 2012.


Mr. Advait Chaturvedi
Director

Mr. Advait Chaturvedi is a Director at OIA and brings a wealth of global knowledge and know-how to the company. His educational background include graduation from the University of Durham and the London Business School. He will complete his International Directors Programme from Insead by 2017. He has completed his Project Management training (based on PMI, USA, framework) in 2011 from the prestigious SP Jain Institute of Management and Research, India. Further, he has cleared the Level 1 of the rigorous CFA program (USA based) in 2006 that allows him to contribute to the financial aspects of the company. Other achievements include his contribution in acting as the founding, and a current, member of IPMA’s (Switzerland based Project Management Organization) Mumbai Chapter. He is also a member of EO Mumbai, of the exclusive Indian Association of Investment Professionals (Mumbai based) and of the selective E100 (London Business School, UK, based angel investor network).


Ambassador Rinzing Wangdi
Director

An alumnus of Presidency college, Calcutta and National Defence College, Ambassador Rinzing Wangdi is an Indian Foreign Service (IFS)Officer of 1971 batch. Before retirement in 2009, he was Secretary, Economic Relations & Co-ordination, MEA Government of India. During this tenure he has undertaken and executed various activities with exemplary vigour and responsibility apart from leading numerous Indian delegations to IBSA (for the multi-lateral conference of India, Brazil & South Africa), Mercusur, Asia / Pacific and other multilateral forums.


Mr. Purushottam Maheshwari
Wholetime Director

Mr. Purushottam Maheshwari co-ordinates the efforts of the esteemed Board Members and the alliance partners of OIA and is the overall in charge of Accounts, Finance as well as Taxation matters. He is a Commerce Graduate with 31 years of experience in raising finance for Projects, Valuations, Mergers, Acquisitions and Treasury Management. He has also handled various compliance matters of the stock exchange and SEBI, stock market operations and and has been actively involved in public and rights issue matters.


Mr. Amlendu Ghosh
Director

Mr. Ghosh is a Post Graduate in Economics from the Calcutta University with specialisation in Statistics and Demography. He also graduated from the same university with “Honours in Economics and Political Science”. He is a “Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers.” With 36 years of experience with the Reserve Bank of India in various capacities, Mr. Ghosh retired as Chief General Manager-in-charge of the Department of Banking Operations and Development. He has major experience in banking sector reforms, bank regulations, bank supervision, banking laws promotion, bank inspection and risk management.


Mr. Vinay Kumar
Director

Mr. Vinay Kumar has more than 45 years of experience in the sugar industry, out of which 13 years were as managing director of national federation of cooperative sugar factories. He has a B.Sc. Engg. (Mech) with distinction along with ANSI (Sugar Engg.), F.S.T.A., M.I.E. and a Diploma from ISSCT. He had worked mostly in top management roles with different capacities which mainly revolved around all round development of the Cooperative sector of the sugar industry and also provided technical guidance for setting up of new sugar projects, expansion and rehabilitation projects, cogeneration plants based on bagasse & ethanol plants based on molasses.


Mr. Bhushan Kumar Makhija
Director

Mr. Bhushan Kumar Makhija has over 40 years of experience in management of Railways Infrastructure. Having begun his career in the Management Cadre of Indian Railway Services of Engineers, he spent over 20 years with Northern, Central and North-east Railways and the Railway Board. Later he joined RITES and worked as the Head of a Strategic Business Unit (SBU) and Divisional Head. Post-retirement, he joined OIA as President – Railways and executed the project for preparation of DPR and detailed engineering for a new 680 kms Standard Gauge Railway line from Tadjourah, Djibouti to Mekelle City, Ethiopia. He also accomplished the preparatory work of bidding for construction of 210 kms railway line from Tadjourah, Djibouti to Asaita, Ethiopia on an EPC basis. He is on the Board of OIA as a Director.