Board

Mr Sunirmal Talukdar serves as Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer at Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. He recently retired as Group Executive President and Chief Financial Officer of Hindalco Industries Ltd, where he headed all financial functions for the aluminium and copper business segments including capital allocation, strategic planning, treasury management, M&A, risk, controls, and public reporting. He is well-versed in public reporting, regulatory compliance and the highest standards of corporate governance. He enjoys reading and traveling to places of historical significance.

Mr Somnath Sengupta retired as Executive Director and CFO of Axis Bank in 2014, and was a nominee Director on the Board of Axis UK and a board member of the Axis Foundation. He joined the State Bank Group in 1976 and for the next 19 years worked across all banking functions including retail, corporate and treasury. He was the Head of Treasury operations in UTI Bank when he joined in 1996, which later became Axis Bank in 2007. At Axis he headed finance, risk, IT, law, compliance, inspection and investor relations functions. After spending nearly 38 years as a Banker he now devotes his time to social causes in Kolkata.

Mr Kunal Poddar studied Economics at Princeton University and has a Masters in Finance degree from the MIT Sloan School of Management. He currently heads the Express Delivery business of ATO India Limited and serves on the Boards of a few NBFC companies. He has previously worked with Google CSSI, Microsoft, HDFC Limited, Brookwood Financial, eBay Inc, and Altman Vilandrie and Co. His expertise lies in venture capital and private equity. Apart from work he enjoys running and conducting various economic experiments.

Mr Harsh V Poddar serves as Executive Director of Aris Capital. He has an MBA from Yale University, where he was a Silver Scholar, and a BSE degree in Engineering and Economics. from Duke University. He also studied Mandarin Chinese at the Beijing Language and Culture University. Mr. Poddar has founded several companies in India, USA, Israel, and China in diverse sectors such as IT, Shipping, Semiconductors, Environmental Engineering, Finance and Oil & Gas.
He has a keen interest in social and educational activities and serves on the Finance and Audit Committee of IIHMR University, Jaipur, is a Trustee of Divya Jyoti Charitable Trust that provides vocational education to women from urban slums, and is a guest lecturer at the Army Management Institute, Kolkata. He is an avid oarsman and rows both sculls and sweep oars and participates in several regattas every year. He plays the Indian Bansuri in his free time.