Board Of Directors
Tata Housing is managed by Board of Directors led by Mr. Santhanankrishnan and Mr. Brotin Banerjee, Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer. The following are the brief profiles of our Board of Directors:
Mr. Eruch N Kapadia
Mr. Eruch N. Kapadia serves as Senior Vice President, Finance at Tata Sons Limited. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. Prior to Tata Sons, he has worked with Tata Chemicals in various roles within the finance function.
Non Executive Director
Mr. Santhanakrishnan is the founder and Managing Partner of the Firm – M/s PKF Sridhar & Santhanam, Chartered Accountants. He is a science graduate with degree in law and the Fellow member of ICAI. He has more than 30 years of experience in Global Assurance and Consulting. He has been awarded with Professional Excellence Award by Chennai HR Forum.
He is a member of the Central Council of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and is the Chairman of Accounting Standard Board and Committee of Small & Medium Practitioners. He is the Vice-Chairman of the Committee on Corporate Laws of ICAI. He is also the member of Audit & Assurance Standard Board and other 6 Committees of the ICAI including Corporate Governance Committee. He was also the Chairman of Information Technology Committee of ICAI.
Mr. Santhanakrishnan is actively involved in numerous industry oriented initiatives of the Reserve Bank of India, the Ministry of Company Affairs and SEBI. He is the member of National Advisory Committee on Accounting Standards and Committee of Central Government for IFRS implementation. He is the Chairman of the Committee of the Central Government for course on Business Valuation. He is also the member of the FICCI Task Force on Corporate Governance.
Mrs. Sucheta N Shah
Mrs. Sucheta N Shah is the Promoter Director of Atlas Integrated Finance Ltd. incorporated in 1996. She is the founder director of a Section 8 Non Profit making company Grameen Initiative for women. The main objective is upliftment of women in our society.
She is associated with FICCI Ladies Organisation (FLO) since 2003 and is now on its National Governing body. She was the Chairperson of the Mumbai Chapter for the year 2011-12 and a part of FLO delegation in 2010 to meet the US delegation led by Mr. Obama.
She has been awarded Masters in Management from S P Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai in the year 1988 with specialization in Finance and graduated from Sydenham College of Commerce in 1986.
Mr. Dileep Choksi
Mr. Dileep C. Choksi is a qualified chartered accountant, lawyer and cost accountant and has over 40 years of experience.
His areas of specialization include business succession, accounting, tax and corporate advisory services. He advises some of India’s largest business houses and multinational clients on these matters.
Mr. Choksi began his career with C.C. Chokshi & Co., and was the Firm’s Managing Partner and Joint Managing Partner of Deloitte in India, before his setting up of C.C. Chokshi Advisors Pvt. Ltd. as the Chief Mentor.
Mr. Choksi has contributed various papers on business control and succession, mergers and acquisitions, valuation of business enterprises, company law, and taxation. He has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences of professional interests organized by the Reserve Bank of India, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society,etc.
Mr. Choksi is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber. He is also a trustee of the A.D. Shroff Memorial Trust and member of Council of Forum of Free Enterprise. He is also a director on well-known Companies including as a member of their committees.
Mr. Choksi contributed in the preparation of Kanga and Palkhivala’s The Law and Practice of Income Tax (Eighth Edition) by late Mr. N.A. Palkhivala and Mr. B.A. Palkhivala.
Mr. Brotin Banerjee
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
In a career spanning 13 years across key TATA Group companies, Mr. Brotin Banerjee
has acquired an in-depth understanding of the Indian consumer. Mr. Banerjee joined
TATA Housing Development Company Limited (a 100% subsidiary of Tata Sons) in 2006 as
Deputy Chief Executive Officer. In 2008 he was appointed as MD & CEO of the company, giving him the distinction of being one of
the youngest MDs in the history of TATA Group. During his tenure, Mr. Banerjee
has revolutionized the face of the real estate sector by pioneering the innovative
concept of low-cost housing under the Shubh Griha brand. He is also the proud recipient
of the Pathfinders Award for the "Most Enterprising CEO" at the Realty Plus
Excellence Awards 2010 for his contribution in shaping Tata Housing Development Co.
Ltd. as one of the most innovative, customer centric and successful companies in
real estate today.
Apart from this, TATA Housing also pioneered Sustainable Integrated Green Township
Development, by virtue of which, it is the only player today with a holistic
approach to the real estate segment with a pan-India presence. Today, the company is
recognized for its landmark projects, ethical business practices and a consumer
centric approach. For innovative technology and design, the company has also won
awards such as the GIREM 2010 for Best Real Estate Developer, GIREM 2009 for
Promising Future Company, Asia Pacific Property Awards, 2009 among others, both at a
domestic and International level.
Mr. Banerjee began his career with TATA Group at TATA Chemicals. As Product Manager
(Branded Salt-TATA Chemicals), he was instrumental in the successful re-
launch of TATA Salt Brand with the most popular campaign (TATA Namak – Desh Ka
Namak) as well as in increasing its market share to its highest level till then. He
had the vision to cater to the bottom of the pyramid and in the year 2001, TATA
Chemicals launched a low-cost branded iodized salt 'Samunder' in order to reach the
bottom of the pyramid and successfully convert the un-branded salt users to use
When the TATA Group acquired strategic stake in Barista Coffee Company Ltd., Mr.
Banerjee was deputed to the company in the role of Vice President – Marketing,
Strategy & Corporate Communications. His role was to ensure the revival of the brand
that was the pioneer in building the 'out of house' coffee culture in India. He was
subsequently promoted to the role of Chief Operating Officer. Not only did he
stabilize the company but during his time many innovations and new products were
launched (Barista Crème, Barista Radio, Barista Smart Card, etc.), which helped
Barista become an aspirational and premium brand. Pitch magazine in its anniversary
issue in October 2004 featured him in the list of top 50 marketing professionals in
India. During his tenure, Mr. Banerjee ensured that Barista became one of the
country's most successful, premium and aspirational brands.
Armed with a MA in international studies from the School of International Studies,
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, Mr. Banerjee joined the prestigious TAS
(TATA Administrative Services) in 1998. He also holds a BA Honors degree from St.
Stephen's College, University of Delhi.
Mr. K. Venkataramanan
Non Executive Director
Mr. K. Venkataramanan is working as Vice President/Head of Finance with Tata Global Beverages Limited.
Venkat is a Commerce Graduate, a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant.
Post his qualification, he worked for a period of four years with The Tata Oils Mills Co (TOMCO) and thereafter moved to Tata Tea. He was also deputed to Barista Coffee as its CFO for a period of two years. Venkat has over 20 years working experience.
Mr. Sanjay Ubale
Non Executive Director
Mr. Sanjay G. Ubale a distinguished IAS Officer with over twenty years of experience is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of Tata Realty and Infrastructure Limited. He has a B. Sc (Physics, Mathematics & Statistics) from Mumbai University and Masters in marketing management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management, Bombay University and Development Studies from the University of Bath, UK.
He was the Managing Director of a public sector undertaking called Maharashtra State Seeds Corporation, where he was responsible for a dramatic turnaround. Mr. Ubale was also the Collector and District Magistrate in Sangli district of Maharashtra. He was also the Project Director of the World Bank and Water Supply and Environmental Sanitation Projects.
His last assignment before joining TRIL as MD & CEO was as Secretary, Special Projects, Government of Maharashtra which involved creating a vision for the city of Mumbai and suggesting measures for its transformation into a world class city.
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