Board of Directors


Saroj Punhani

Non-Executive Independent Director

Saroj Punhani is a distinguished member of the Indian Audit and Accounts Service in the Provincial & Federal government. With an experience spanning over almost four decade, she has successfully navigated complex bureaucratic landscapes, implemented effective policies, and delivered impactful results.

Through her career, she has held key positions with various Ministries of GOI and office of CAG of India . She worked as Central Information Commissioner with the Central Information Commission ,Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General (HR, Training & International Relations )Additional Deputy Comptroller & Auditor General looking after Audit reports , Joint Secretary & Financial Advisor, Department of Post, Ministry of Communications, GOI , Director General (Commercial) looking after audit of PSUs; Executive Vice President (Finance & Support Services) PTC India , Ministry of Power, GOI , First Secretary (Economic Cooperation), Embassy of India, Kathmandu , Nepal, MEA, GOI and Under/Secretary Deputy Secretary (Navy and Coast Guard) Ministry of Defence, GOI.

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   08922018

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General N.B Singh (Retired)

Non Executive Independent Director

Lt Gen N B Singh, a distinguished veteran, served in the Indian Army for 41 years, reaching the pinnacle as Director General, Electronics and Mechanical Engineering (EME) Corps. He also led the Information Systems Directorate at Army HQs .Specializing in Armoured Fighting Vehicles, he commanded units on Western, Eastern, and Northern borders, overseeing system readiness of Army's hardware from rifles to UAVs. Trained in Germany , General Singh strategized the establishment of assembly line for recapitalization of T72 tanks.

As Military Attache Technical at the Indian Embassy at Moscow , he handled the induction of T90 tanks .As head of the Army’s industrial base at Meerut, he brought to fruition D level reset infrastructure for T-90 tanks, UAVs, rocket systems, missiles and radars. He gave a new direction to the Army’s indigenisation efforts by introducing projects aimed at sub system level indigenisation and technology insertion like the BRDM, BMP mobility upgrade and VT 72 indigenisation.

As DG Information Systems, he was responsible for accelerating the pace of development of Army’s operational and management information systems contributing significantly to availability of inputs for decision support at highest level. General Singh pioneered mission engineering analytics and reliability prediction using big data, significantly transforming Army equipment readiness strategies.

Recognized with Param Vishishtha, Ati Vishishtha, and Vishishtha Seva medals, he is a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, an SAE Member, and holds a PhD in Knowledge Leadership. As Commandant of Military College of EME ,he played a key role in skill development of over one lakh EME technicians across 44 technical streams, leaving an enduring legacy of excellence and innovation.

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   09699871

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Amit Mukherjee

Non-Executive Independent Director

Amit is one of the co-founders of Unigrow Solutions, a business consulting firm. He brings in a rich and varied corporate experience as a business and functional leader in the field of technology and supply chain. Amit is one of the few who has a very deep understanding of business coupled with his domain knowledge of technology. Amit started his career in Tata Steel where he worked in planning, supply chain and in the technology group. His subsequent stints were with SAP India, Hewlett Packard, Reliance Energy, RPG group as Group CIO and Executive Director.

During his tenure at RPG group, he transitioned from a functional head to a business head and managed the Spencer’s Retail business as Executive Director responsible for four functions namely: Operations, IT, Supply Chain and Projects. His last assignment was as the Chief Operating Officer of Srei Sahaj e-Village Limited, a company formed under the aegis of NEGP for providing online government and consumer facing services to the rural population using ICT.

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   06746412

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Alok Kumar Tripathi

Whole Time Director & President

Alok is an engineering graduate from BMS College of Engineering, Bengaluru, and completed his PGDBM from IMT, Ghaziabad. With over three decades of extensive industry experience, Alok embarked on his professional journey with BEML, Bengaluru, and then went on to serve at HMEED, Thiruvallur. In 1995, Alok joined Tractors India Limited and has since held various leadership positions in Branch Operations, Parts Marketing Operations, Spare Parts and Construction Machine Sales verticals. Prior to assuming his current role as National Product Support Head at the Gainwell Group, he was the Head Territory East for the Construction Business.

His endearing personality, and people skills have helped him drive excellence in customer engagement and deliver measurable impact in terms of profitability for the aftermarket business. Today he wears many hats as he provides strategic guidance to the Product Support team and takes charge of designing, constructing, and leading the product support operations with the ultimate objective of achieving customer loyalty, market share, and profitability.

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   10470292

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Ayan Banerjee

Whole Time Director

Ayan Banerjee boasts an illustrious career spanning nearly three decades, showcasing extensive expertise in heavy engineering, refractory, electronics, and media across global business landscapes. With a proven track record in startup ventures, he has been pivotal in establishing robust accounting and commercial processes, shaping direct and indirect tax environments, and steering treasury functions. A qualified Chartered Accountant from the prestigious M/S Lovelock & Lewes audit firm, Ayan currently serves as the Group Chief Financial Officer at Gainwell Group, where his dynamic leadership has been instrumental in achieving unparalleled financial success. His accomplishments include optimizing working capital management, overseeing international transfer pricing, ensuring SOX compliance, facilitating seamless merger and acquisition activities, and mitigating different direct and indirect tax cases . Ayan's multifaceted experience and strategic acumen underscore his significant contributions to the financial landscape of the organizations he has served.

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   07563764

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Sunil Kumar Chaturvedi

Chairman and Managing Director

Sunil Chaturvedi, a Fellow Chartered Accountant by training has worked for two decades as a member of the Civil Services in Indian Administrative Service (IAS). During these years, he has held various positions in the State Government of West Bengal as well as in different Ministries of Government of India including Director in the Department of Economic Affairs, Ministry of Finance, Private Secretary to the Railways Minister, Govt of India, Director in the Ministry of Heavy Industries and Public Enterprises, Project Director of the National Automotive Testing and R&D Infrastructure Project (NATRiP), and finally, Commissioner and Special Secretary in the Department of Micro and Small Scale Enterprises, Government of West Bengal. He has represented Government of India on various international fora including the United Nations in its Woking Party-29 for harmonization of global automotive standards. After voluntarily retiring from the Government in 2008, Sunil served on the board of Bharat Forge Limited as an Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer for the Capital Goods Business till December 2013.

Sunil joined Gainwell (then known as Tractors India Private Limited) in January 2014 and completed its management buyout in June 2016. Since then, he has been chairing the board of Gainwell. He is a member of various professional and trade bodies within and outside India including Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE), Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI)and Associated Chambers of Commerce (Assocham), Bengal Chambers of Commerce (BCC)

Address:   TIL Limited, 1 Taratolla Road, Garden Reach, Kolkata-700020, India
DIN No:   02183147

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Management Team


Pinaki Niyogy

Chief Operating Officer & Chief Technology Officer

Pinaki Niyogy, has been a senior executive in the manufacturing industry with over 31 years of dedicated service at TIL Limited, where he began as a Management Trainee in 1992. With a profound journey spanning various key roles, Pinaki's expertise evolved from 15 years of impactful Product Development to a decade of steering Manufacturing and Operations for TILs plants. For the past six years, he has been the visionary Chief Technology Officer, concurrently spearheading the Defence Business, and earned the title of Vice President since 2014.

Pinaki has played a pivotal role in numerous product launches, contributing to TIL's success in Defence and Civilian applications. His strategic acumen was instrumental in introducing Grove and Hyster products to the Indian market. His illustrious career underscores a commitment to innovation, operational excellence, and fostering international collaborations, making Pinaki a driving force in TIL's continued growth.

Pinaki holds a Bachelor's in Engineering (Mechanical) from Bengal Engineering College and has received numerous awards, including the Chairman's Award for Leadership in 2010. Pinaki is an active member of industry committees and holds management development credentials from IIM Kolkata and IIM Bangalore.

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Mr. Kanhaiya Gupta

Chief Financial Officer

Kanhaiya Gupta is a seasoned CFO with a diverse skill set, extensive experience in blue-chip companies, and a history of driving financial excellence, business growth, and operational efficiency with a proven track record spanning over 23 years.

An academically driven BCom. Hons. holder he is also a Fellow Chartered Accountant (FCA), Fellow Company Secretary (FCS), and Fellow Cost and Works Accountant (FICWA). In the past he has been Chief Financial Officer (CFO) at Rashmi Metaullics Limited (RML), Deputy CFO (Finance Controller) at ACC Cements (Lafarge-Holcim Group) and has held key positions at IFB Industries Limited and ITC Limited.

Over the year, Kanhaiya has been pivotal in formulating business strategies, managing fund flow, and enhancing the company's bottom line. He has experience is managing a large treasury function, directing annual business plans, and e In this role, he piloted financial and accounting functions, driving strategic planning, financial effectiveness, and operational metrics. From managing accounts for 20+ manufacturing locations and strategic business units to implementing robust SAP environments, and handling M&A and regulatory compliance, Kanhaiya has had been critical to the growth of several large scale businesses, project implementations and mega-expansions.

He is a result-oriented leader with strong analytical skills, effective communication, and inter-personal capabilities and is known for his proactive approach, strong business acumen, and ability to identify potential risks and develop mitigation plans.

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Mr. Sumit Biswas

Associate Vice President - Sales

Sumit Biswas, currently the Associate Vice President – Sales at TIL Limited, brings decades of expertise to the forefront of the organization. In his dynamic role, Sumit has spearheaded strategic initiatives, playing a pivotal role in the success and growth of TIL. His leadership has been instrumental in elevating TIL's position in the market, particularly in the Material Handling Solutions (MHS) sector. He has handled various products, covered multiple industries and worked across different parts of the country through his professional journey.

A graduate in Metallurgical Engineering from the prestigious National Institute of Technology, Surathkal, Sumit's educational foundation laid the groundwork for his illustrious career. Complementing his academic achievements, he completed the Middle Management Programme at IIM Ahmedabad in 1996, showcasing a commitment to continuous professional development.

Sumit's professional journey commenced at Vankos & Company, where he began as a Jr. Sales Engineer, and progressed through pivotal roles at renowned companies like Fenner (India) Limited, Carborundum Universal Limited, and ITW Signode India Limited. His expansive experience and strategic prowess have positioned him as a key figure in the industry, culminating in his current leadership role at TIL Limited.

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Ms. Shamita Nandi

Chief Human Resource Officer

Shamita Nandi is a seasoned Chief HR Officer known for translating business visions into strategic HR initiatives. Shamita comes with more than two decades of experience in building and translating the people agenda across various industries, including manufacturing, e-commerce, shared services, consulting and financial services. She excels in creating Employee Value Proposition, building sustainable Organization Culture, Capability Building, strong Business Partnership, Employee Relations and Compensation & Rewards

She has played a pivotal role in human capital management and has held key positions such as General Manager HR at Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd., Kolkata, where she spearheaded the HR function, focusing on efficiency and building a high-performance organisation.

Similarly, as the Head of HR at mjunction services ltd., Shamita contributed significantly to drive employee engagement and innovation while in her role at Barclays Shared Service, Chennai, as HR Business Partner – Vice President, helped her showcase global expertise in driving business strategies as trusted partner of global leaders and enhancing the employer brand.

Apart from these she has also significantly contributed in her other stints with E&Y Kolkata, Timken – Jamshedpur or Hewlett Packard - Bangalore.

With a PG Diploma in Personnel Management from XISS, Shamita possesses a strong foundation in strategic HR planning, leadership, and diversity & wellness initiatives. Her differential competencies include being a diversity and inclusion champion, executive coach, and an empathetic and intuitive leader. Shamita’s career reflects her dedication to building high-performing organizations through innovative HR strategies and transformative leadership.

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Rishabh P Nair

Head Of Brand, Content & PR

Rishabh P Nair, is a seasoned brand and marketing professional, with a diverse career spanning creative roles across marketing, branding, and content management functions for brands like Citrus Pay (Now PayU), Ratan Tata backed, Cube Wealth and Grip Invest. With a robust creative marketing and branding background, he has consistently excelled in helping establishing new brands, leaving an indelible mark on the identities of brands he has helped build.

Starting his journey in the world of journalism, Rishabh over time transitioned into advertising, marketing and branding. Notably, he has served as AVP Creative Marketing, Head of Brand Content, and Creative Director for Fintech and e-commerce start-ups in India, contributing to creation and establishment of renowned start-up brands.

Rishabh has spearheaded PR & Branding initiatives across companies, focusing on diverse ecommerce, wealth management and alternative investment products. He has led teams across SEO, Design, Public Relations and Marketing. He holds a Post Graduate Certification in Marketing & Brand Management from MICA and a Bachelor's degree in Journalism and Mass Communication from Guru Gobind Singh Indraprastha University, (GGSIPU) New Delhi. He demonstrates strong work ethic, creative prowess, and brings with him keen insights in terms of branding and marketing strategies.

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