Non Executive Director
Non Executive Director
Shri. Dilip J. Thakkar, a practicing Chartered Accountant by profession since last 52 years is a Partner of M/s. Jayantilal Thakkar & Co. and Jayantilal Thakkar Associates, Chartered Accountants, Mumbai. Shri. Thakkar has vast experience in the fields of Accounts, Finance, Taxation, FEMA etc.
Shri. Thakkar is also a Director on the Board of various Indian public limited companies.
Capt. Kumar has vast experience of over 4 decades in the Ports and Shipping Sector during which he has held key positions in the industry.
Capt. Kumar has played a key role in the development of the Paradip Port on the East Coast of India and was also associated with Dhamra Port, Hazira Port, Finolex Captive Jetty - Ratnagiri, Trustee/Director on the Board of Mumbai Port Trust and Paradip Port Trust besides being associated with Indian National Shipowners Association, Steamship Mutual Bermuda Club - UK, Classification Societies, Visa Comtrade Ltd- Kolkata, etc.
Capt. Kumar is a Shipping & Logistics Consultant/Adviser and also on the panel of Arbitrators under Indian Council of Arbitrators. He is also an exclusive agent for ABEL Pumps GmbH, Germany in India.
Shri. Sinha has done his B.Sc. (Engg.) in Mechanical Engineering from BIT, Sindri and has obtained his Masters in Business Administration from FMS, University of Delhi. He has over 40 years of experience with industry majors such as Petronet India Ltd., Indian Oil Corporation and Bokaro Steel Limited.
Prior to joining Essar, he was Managing Director at Petronet India Limited, a position he held since 2000. Shri. Sinha has served Indian Oil Corporation for over 27 years in various capacities. As Executive Director, IOC he was responsible for implementation of the entire pipeline projects of IOC.
Shri. Sinha is also Director on the Boards of various other Indian companies.
Smt. Alice George graduated from National Law School of India University in 1998 and has over 21 years of professional experience. Alice also completed a Masters in Development Management from London School of Economics, London, U.K.
Smt. Alice was a Partner with Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas, a leading law firm in India, where she garnered significant experience in the areas of projects, infrastructure financing, outbound acquisitions and equity investments in the infrastructure space. Alice has represented private sector developers and private equity investors in various transactions and projects across sectors such as roads, ports and telecom. Alice has been featured and listed in several leading legal publications such as ‘Who’s Who Legal: Project Finance’, 2014 and 2015, Asia law (projects and infrastructure), 2016, Legal 500 (projects), 2016, 2017 & 2018 and IFLR Notable Practitioner, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020. Alice has also worked with Infrastructure Development Finance Company, a financial institution set up by the Government of India where she primarily handled project finance and government advisory services.
Smt. Alice has published papers and articles on the infrastructure sector in leading newspapers and journals including the Kluwer International Project Finance and PPPs (2013) and India Infrastructure Report (2002) and in the Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas blog.
Shri Nikhil Naik has 36 years of experience in the Logistics, Private Equity and Port sectors. His competencies include negotiating and concluding deals in challenging environments, analysis of financials and quick understanding of areas for improvement, nurturing, advising management of businesses; building lasting customer relationships and networking with external agencies and the Government.
Mr. Rajiv Agarwal is the Chairman of Board and Managing Director of Essar Ports Ltd. Essar Ports is one of the largest private sector port & terminal developer and operator in India. Mr. Agarwal is a Chartered Accountant with over 35 years of experience and has held various leadership positions in industries like Ports, Shipping, Telecom, Retail and Business Processing Outsourcing (BPO).
Under him the Ports Business of Essar has grown manifold increasing Port Capacity in India alone from 46 MMTPA in FY10 to 110 MMTPA presently and expanding. Under his astute leadership the company also saw successful divestment worth more than USD 2 Billion.
He is recipient of Port Personality of the Year 2019 at International Bulk Journal Awards, Maritime Personality of the Year’ 17 at Gujarat Star Awards and Port Personality of the Year’ 17 at Maritime & Logistics Awards. He has also been conferred with Maritime Standard Excellence Award’ 16 in Dubai for his contributions to maritime Sector. In the past he has also won the CEO of the Year Award in 2009 at Asia Retail Congress and was among the finalists for Asia Business Leadership Awards, 2015 by CNBC.