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Key Personnel

  • Mr. Yadupati Singhania
    Chairman and Managing Director
  • Mr. Raghavpat Singhania
    Special Executive
  • Mr. Madhavkrishna Singhania
    Special Executive
  • Mr. A.K. Saraogi
    CFO & President (Corporate Affairs)
  • Mr. Rajnish Kapur
    Business Head (Grey Cement)
  • Mr. B.K. Arora
    Business Head (JK White Cement)
  • Mr. Ashok Ghosh
    President (Education & CSR)
  • Mr. Christer Eriksson
    CEO (JK Cement Works, Fujairah)
  • Mr. Andleeb Jain
    Chief People Officer
  • Mr.Shambhu Singh
    AVP (Legal) & Company Secretary - Acting as Compliance Officer

Mr. Yadupati Singhania

Chairman and Managing Director

JK Cement Ltd. is the brainchild of Mr.Yadupati Singhania, scion of the reputed Singhania family. A B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur, he has over 25 years of experience in the Cement industry due to his close association with the Cement units of JK Synthetics Limited. He is a Director of the Employers Association of Northern India and is a member on the Boards of Governors of National Council for Cement and Building Material and Jodhpur Chamber of Commerce. He is the President of the Kanpur Productivity Council and is a member of the Managing Committee of Cement Manufacturers Association. He has been the district Governor of Rotary International and the President of Foreign Trade Development (India) Association. He has also been a President of Merchant Chambers of Uttar Pradesh.

Mr. Raghavpat Singhania

Special Executive, JKCement Ltd.

Mr. Raghavpat Singhania, is a graduate from Sheffield Hallam University. He is responsible for the White Cement and Wall Putty business operations of the Company. He is also the Dy. Managing Director of JK Cement Works, (Fujairah) FZC, which is a subsidiary of JK Cement Ltd. A young and dynamic individual who has introduced various improvements in the systems and processes of the Company, he is currently taking care of marketing, manufacturing and other strategic initiatives in the Company. He has also been responsible for augmenting the product portfolio of the Company by successfully launching value added products like JK PrimaxX, a multi-purpose wall dressing and JK Super Grip, a cement based tile adhesive.

Mr. Madhavkrishna Singhania

Special Executive, JK Cement Ltd.

Mr. Madhavkrishna Singhania is an Electrical and Computer Engineer from Carnegie Mellon University, USA. He joined JK Cement Ltd. in early 2010 and has been involved in various new initiatives at the Company's cement plants located in India and the UAE. He is currently heading the new projects division and is also responsible for technology integration and the digital transformation of the Company. He has spearheaded new capacity expansion projects and is instrumental in setting up of the split grinding unit at Jharli, Haryana and played a key role in the brownfield expansion at Mangrol, Rajasthan. He has also been closely involved in the setting up of the Company's maiden overseas plant at Fujairah, UAE.

Mr. A.K. Saraogi

CFO & President (Corporate Affairs)

Mr. A.K. Saraogi has over 25 years of experience in the field of Finance. He holds a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) degree in Economics from Sriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and a Bachelor of Laws degree from Kanpur University, Kanpur. Saraogi joined the JKSL Cement Division in 1978.

Mr. Rajnish Kapur

Business Head (Grey Cement)

Mr. Rajnish Kapur is an M. Tech in Electrical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from Symbiosis, Pune. He has joined JK Cement Ltd. as Business Head for Grey Cement Division.He has attended a number of Management Courses including the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD, France. His previous assignment was as the Managing Director of Holcim Cement, Bangladesh for six years. Mr. Kapur has also served in the Corps of Electronics and Mechanical Engineers of the Indian Army for 23 years and took pre-mature retirement from the Army in the rank of Colonel.

Mr. B.K. Arora

Business Head (JK White Cement)

Mr. B.K. Arora holds a Bachelor of Science Engineering (Mechanical) degree from Institute of Technology, Benaras Hindu University. He has over 34 years of experience in the Cement Industry. Prior to joining the JKSL Cement Division on October 16, 1975, Mr. Arora worked with Jaypur Udyog Limited as Mechanical Engineer from April 1971 until October 1975. At JK Cement, he is responsible for the overall operations of White Cement in India.

Mr. Ashok Ghosh

President (Education & CSR)

His extensive involvement in the field of education has led to the setting up of more than one private University in India. At present, he is the President of Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur, Rajasthan and is also coordinating other CSR activities in the Company

Mr. Deepak Mehra

President (Marketing, Grey Cement)

Mr. Deepak Mehra has joined JK Cement Ltd. as Head (Marketing & Sales), Grey Cement Division. An Arts Graduate, his previous assignment was with Ambuja Cements Ltd. where he worked for nearly 30 years in various areas including New Projects, Logistics, Sales and Marketing etc. across India. His last posting was at Delhi as Joint President, Marketing where he was heading the North India Operations for Sales & Marketing functions. He has attended a number of Management Courses including 'Senior Leadership Development Program' at IMD Lausanne, Switzerland.

Mr. Niranjan Mishra

President (Marketing, White Cement)

Mr. Niranjan Mishra is a sales and marketing professional with over 28 years of experience in retail and distribution channels, across various industries like Petroleum downstream, Telecom and Fertilizers. He has also worked on various consulting assignments with leading multinational consulting companies in the fields of Retail initiatives, Retail Strategy and BPR. Prior to joining JK Cement Ltd. in 2014, he has worked with Bharat Petroleum, Reliance Industries Ltd and Tata Tele services Ltd. His last assignment was in the capacity of a Sr. Vice President and Head (Marketing) with the Fertilizer Business Division of Jaypee Group. He holds a Master's degree in Business administration from the University of Jodhpur and is also a certified assessor in Business Excellence.

Mr. D. Ravisankar

President (Projects)

Mr. D. Ravisankar holds a Diploma in Mechanical Engineering in 1967 he joined Madras Cement and worked there for 10 years.
In the year 1978 Mr. Ravisankar joined JK Cement as a Project Engineer and later he was elevated as Unit Head of Nimbahera Plant. For some years he was looking after Nimbahera, Mangrol & Muddapura Plants. Currently he is exclusively looking after three projects viz. JKCement Works (Fujairah) FZC, Mangrol Brown-field Expansion and Jhajjar (Jharli) Grinding Unit.

He negotiated and executed an agreement with the ruling government of Fujairah in UAE for starting a Greenfield cement plant in the name of JKCement Works (Fujairiah) FZC. This has been one of his significant contributions. The Management has inducted him in the Board of Directors of JKCement (Fujairah) FZC.

Mr. Christer Eriksson

CEO (JK Cement Works, Fujairah)

Mr. Christer Eriksson holds a Masters Degree in Civil Engineering and a degree in Product Management from Chalmers University of Technology and a Senior Management program from INSEAD. He has more than 15 years of experience within International Cement Industry. Prior to joining JK Cement, he held senior management positions in Asia, Middle East, Africa and Europe with: Sinai White Portland Cement (part of Aalborg Cementir Group) and Tanzania Portland Cement, Union Cement, Scan Cement International, Norcem and Cementa (part of Heidelberg Cement Group).

Mr. Anil Agrawal

Senior Vice President (Tax & Management Services)

A qualified Chartered Accountant, he possesses a vast experience of over 28 years in the fields of taxation, commerce and industry. He holds a Master's degree in Commerce and a Bachelor's degree in Law from Kanpur University. His association with JK Group dates back to 1984. Currently, he is a secretary of the JK Organisation.

Mr. Arun Khurana

Head - Logistics

Mr. Arun Khurana  joined the Company in April 2012. He is an Engineering Graduate with Post Graduation in Marketing. He has 20 years of cross functional experience in cement industry cutting across functions like Projects, Procurement, Technical Services, Marketing & Logistics. In his last assignment with UltraTech Cement he was Heading the vertical of "Infrastructure Development" for Logistics. According to him, rapid expansion in cement industry would lead to intense competition. Going forward, traditional brand differentiators like product quality etc would be taken for granted. Associating the product /brand with service as key differentiator will help create a strong brand identity for the Company in the market.

Mr. AK Jain

Head (JKCement Works, Muddapur)

Mr. A.K. Jain has over 26 years of experience. He is a Thought Leader and winner of many accolades across his career of experience in erection commissioning & operation of cement plants. He has been a part time trainer and coordinator at Regional Training Centre (RTC), Nimbahera which was established by cement manufacturing association, Government of India & world bank, for fourteen years. He has earlier worked as Production Head - JK Cement Works Nimbahera, where a large number of measures related to productivity enhancement, energy conservation & pollution control were initiated & implemented. Presently, as Unit Head - Muddapur, he is looking after overall administration, productivity, profitability and business growth of 3.5 MnTPA capacity Greenfield cement plant.

Mr. S.K. Rathore

Head (JK Cement Works, Nimbahera)

Mr. S.K. Rathore has been associated with the Company for the last 31 years. He specializes in Operation and Maintenance of cement manufacturing units with rich experience in technical and condition monitoring. Mr. Rathore who holds a BE (Mechanical) degree, has attended many national and international conferences on cement industries in and outside India. He served as the Head of JK Cement Works, Mangrol plant from 2003 to 2012. He has been a regular trainer at the Regional Training Centre (North) which is promoted by JKCement Ltd. with assistance from World Bank, DANIDA and Govt. of India as a unique HRD project for skill development in the Cement Industry.

Mr. Harish Agarwal

Head (JK Cement Works, Jharli)

Mr. Harish Agarwal, a qualified Mechanical Engineer has been associated with JKCement Limited since the last 33 years. He started his career in the Projects Department at Nimbahera. He has been involved in the Erection and commissioning of Line 3 at Nimbahera, White Cement plant at Gotan and Grey Cement plant at Muddapur, Karnataka. He was also associated with White cement export and management systems. Presently, as the Unit Head - Jharli he is looking after overall administration, erection, commissioning and operation of Jharli unit.

Mr. Ajay Mathur

Head - Marketing & Sales(U.A.E. Operations)

Mr. Ajay Mathur joined JK Cement Ltd in Oct 2013. He has over 24 years of Business Development, Marketing, Sales, Operations and Team Building Experience in Cement and Building Material Industry including 9 years with reputed groups in U.A.E. He holds a Masters in Business Administration and Masters in Chemistry. He has worked with Ultratech Cement in India and was Company Head with Al Shirawi, Dubai Investments and National Holdings Groups in U.A.E.

Mr. Andleeb Jain

Chief People Officer

Mr. Andleeb Jain is a Senior HR professional with 24 years of rich and varied experience in all important facets of HR & Administration. He did his B.E in Chemical Engineering in 1993 from Panjab University Chandigarh, and, subsequently completed his Diploma in Business Finance from ICFAI. He started his career as a Process Engineer and worked with companies like Grasim Industries (Aditya Birla Group), Punjab Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (PACL), and, Rallis India Limited (Tata Group), before making a career transition to consultancy in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

He has in depth exposure to Corporate/Group HR functions, systems and Processes. Independent handling of Key HR positions, large teams and manpower base. He has worked with top tier Indian and MNC EPC and Service Organisations like GMR Group, Punj Lloyd Group, Lanco Group in the areas of Airport, Power (Thermal and Hydro), Real Estate, Power Transmission, Roads & Highways, Railways. His last assignment was as Regional Director (Asia) - HR, Admin, IT and Management Compliances for Spanish Multinational Group, Isolux Corsan for over 4 years. He was also Member of the Board for the Company in India.

Mr. Ashok Cherian

Chief Information Officer

A Thought Leader and winner of many accolades across his career, Mr. Ashok Cherian took over as the Chief Information Officer at JK Cement in Feb 2011. He has over 20 years of rich Leadership Experience in IT with previous assignments as CIO of Whirlpool India., leading India and South East Asia IT and with Tata Tea as Head of IT Systems for Branded Operations. By driving the IT Strategy across all business units, he provides leadership to JK Cement's Vision of "Transforming IT into a key business differentiator"

Mr.Shambhu Singh

Asstt. Vice President (Legal) & Company Secretary - Acting as Compliance Officer

Mr. Shambhu Singh has been associated with JK Cement Ltd. since 2008. He is a graduate of Commerce & Law from the University of Calcutta and and a Fellow Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He possesses over 20 years of post-qualification experience in Legal, Secretarial and Indirect Taxation matters. Post-qualification, he served as Company Secretary with M/s Bubna Stock Broking Services Ltd., M/s Vikram (India) Ltd. and M/s Asiatic Oxygen Ltd. Mr. Singh also served as Nominee Director for Asiatic Oxygen Ltd in the Board of Bihar Air Products Ltd, Jamshedpur for 6 years.