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Promoters and Directors
1. Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara Chairman & Managing Director
2. Mrs. Swapna Roy Non - Executive Director
3. Mr. Om Prakash Srivastava Non - Executive Director
4. Mr. Joy Broto Roy Non - Executive Director
5. Mr. Sushanto Roy Executive Director and CEO
6. Mr. Seemanto Roy Executive Director
 
Independent Directors
1. Mr. Amitabha Ghosh Former Dy. Governor of Reserve Bank of India
2. Mr. Rajeeva Ratna Shah Retired Indian Administrative Services Official
3. Justice Kamal Narain Singh Former Chief Justice of India
4. Mr. Madhukar Former Member of SEBI/Former Banker
5. Mr. D.P. Bagchi Retired Indian Administrative Services Official
6. Mr. Devi Dayal Retired Indian Administrative Services Official
Brief Profile of the Directors

Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara, age 61 years, is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He holds a diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Government Technical Institute, Gorakhpur]. Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara has over 32 years of experience in entrepreneurship and business devlopment and over 18 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara has held several important industrial, financial and diplomatic positions and presently, he is the Chairman and Managing Director of the Company. He is the Chairman and a Member of the [Management] and IPO Committee of the Company.

Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara has been conferred the ITA – TV Icon of the Year (2007), Global Leadership Award (2004), Businessmen of the Year Award (2002), the Best Industrialist Award (2002), National Citizen Award (2001), Karmaveer Samman (1995), Udyamshree (1994), Baba-ERozgar (1992), Noble Citizen Award (1986) among several others. Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara has been successively featured in the prestigious list of 50 Most Powerful People of India in the reputed India Today Magazine since 2003.


Mrs. Swapna Roy, age 60 years, is a Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Science from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She is at the helm of the human resource development and welfare related activities of Sahara India Pariwar and has over 15 years experience in these activities.

She is President of Sahara Muskan and Sahara Welfare Society. Mrs. Swapna Roy has over 15 years of experience in the real estate industry. Mrs Swapna Roy has held several important industrial, financial and diplomatic positions.


Mr. Om Prakash Srivastava, age 54 years, is a Director of the Company. He holds a Masters Degree in Arts and a Bachelors Degree in Law from Gorakhpur University. Mr. Om Prakash Srivastava has over 30 years of experience in the retail finance and real estate industry. Mr. Om Prakash Srivastava has held several important industrial, financial and diplomatic positions.

He has been invited as a speaker by the World Bank and other international forums in Paris and Vienna acknowledging his views on the subject of emerging markets in the developing nations. He has been awarded “Pragati Purush” by the Governor of Uttar Pradesh. Mr. Srivastava has also been honoured by the National and International Forums of Kayastha Samaj.

He has done extensive work through Sahara Welfare Foundation on many corporate social responsibility activities. He was also former Executive Council Member of the Uttar Pradesh Technical University, Lucknow.


Mr. Joy Broto Roy, age 48 years, is the Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelors degree in commerce from Gorakhpur University. He joined Sahara India Pariwar in 1982. He has more than 25 years of experience with the Sahara Group. Mr. Joy Broto Roy has played key roles in the creation of many Group Companies and brands including Sahara Media and Entertainment, Air Sahara (now divested) and Sahara Infrastructure and Housing Limited.

He was instrumental in increasing the reach of the Hindi daily, Rashtriya Sahara in North India. He also holds the post of the President of the West Bengal Hockey Federation. He has had 18 years of experience in the real estate sector.


Mr. Sushanto Roy, age 34 years, is the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in commerce from Kirori Mal College, University of Delhi. He started his career in the year 2000 as a part of the core team of Mr. Subrata Roy Sahara, Managing Worker and Chairman of Sahara India Pariwar.

In this team his prime responsibility was towards Saharas media business. He took over as the chief Executive Officer of media and entertainment division of the Sahara India Pariwar in the year 2003. Under his leadership, Sahara Samay was conferred with the Broadcast Engineering Excellence Award for its network newsroom technology. In late 2003 he took over as Head-Infrastructure and Housing Division of Sahara India Pariwar.

Under the leadership of Mr. Sushanto Roy, the company won Brick and Mortar Award-2004 sponsored by A and D Magazine for quality and creativity in the field of architecture, environment protection, quality construction and timely execution. The company SICCL was also ranked No. 1 in the construction, real estate sector by „Business World magazine. He has had 9 years of experience in the real estate sector.


Mr. Seemanto Roy, age 32 years, is the Executive Director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor's degree in arts from Lucknow University. He created the Customer Delight Centre (CDC) at Amby Valley City subsequently headed the 100 crores Lake Front Development project at Amby Valley City. Mr. Seemanto Roy is the Head of Aamby Valley City and the entertainment business of Sahara India Pariwar. He has had 9 years of experience in the real estate sector.


Mr. Amitabha Ghosh, age 79 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor's degree in commerce from Calcutta Universityand is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the India Institute of Bankers. He started his career as a probationary officer in Allahabad Bank in 1951 and reached the position of Chairman and Managing Director in 1977.

He has been the Deputy Governor of the Reserve Bank of India from from January 21, 1982 to January 14, 1985, Governor, RBI from January 15, 1985 to February 4, 1985 and again Deputy Governor, RBI from February 5, 1985 to January 20, 1992. He was also the Chairman of the Reserve Bank of India Services Board from January 1992 to December 1993. During his tenure, he has been Chairman of the Deposit Insurance and Credit Guarantee Corporation, Director of IDBI Bank, Director of EXIM Bank, Director of National Institute of Bank Management, Director of IRBI, among others.

He has chaired various working groups and committees and has been member of numerous study groups. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on March 1, 2008.


Mr. Rajeeva Ratna Shah, age 64 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a Bachelor's degree in Arts from St. Stephans, Uniersity of Delhi, a Master's degree in Arts from University of Allhabad and a Masters in Business Administration from PACE University, New York.

He joined the Indian Administrative Services in the Uttar Pradesh cadre in 1967 and held significant positions such as Administrator, Lucknow Municipal Corporation and Vice Chairman, Lucknow Development Authority from 1974 to 1977; Trade Commissioner - Regional Director for India's Trade Development in North and South America from 1984 to 1987; Commissioner, Government of Uttar Pradesh from 1987 to 1990; Joint Secretary, Ministry of Home Affairs from 1991 to 1996; Chief Executive Officer, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting from 1998 to 2001; Secretary, Department of Information Technology from July 2001 to 2003 and Member Secretary, Planning Commission from 2003 till his retirement in January, 2008. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on September 25, 2008.


Justice Kamal Narain Singh, age 82 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a Bachelors and Master's degree in Arts from Allahabad University and Bachelors degree in law from Allahabad University. He began his legal career in the District Court at Allahabad followed by the Allahabad High Court in 1957.

He became the Advocate General of Uttar Pradesh followed by a Judge at the Allahabad High Court in 1970. He was appointed as a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 1986 and the Chief Justice of India in 1991. He is the member of the Indian Council of Arbitration and is presently presiding over various arbitration tribunals. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on March 1, 2008.


Mr. Madhukar, age 65 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a post graduate degree in Economics from Agra University and a Bachelors degree in Law from Agra UniversityHe taught economics from 1965 to 1967 and was involved in the Banking sector from 1967 to 2004.

He was the Managing Director of the State Bank International Limited, Mauritius from 1990 to 1996, Managing Director of the State Bank of Bikaner in 2000 and the Chairman and Managing Director of the United Bank of India from 2001 to 2004. He was a whole time member of SEBI from 2004 to February 2006.

He has also been a financial advisor, chairman and member on the boards of various banks, trade organizations, governing councils etc in India and abroad. He joined the Board of Directors of the Company on March 1, 2008.


Mr. D.P. Bagchi, age 66 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a postgraduate degree in Economics and Public Administration from Utkal University and Master’s Degree in Economics from Utkal University and Master of Philosophy in Public Administration from Punjab University.

He joined the India Administrative Services in the Orissa cadre in 1966 and held significant positions such as Secretary, Ministry of Small Scale Industries and Agro and Rural Industries; Principal Advisor, Planning Commission; Additional Secretary and Financial Advisor, Ministries of Commerce and Textile; Principal Secretary, Labour and Employment, Public Enterprises, Government of India; Principal Secretary, Department of Energy, Government of Orissa; Chairman and Managing Director, Orissa Lift Irrigation Corporation; Registrar of Co-operative Societies; and Chairman, Tribal Development Corporation and Chief Secretary, Orissa till his retirement on October 31, 2002. He joined Board of Directors on August 22, 2009.


Mr. Devi Dayal, age 68 years, is an independent director of the Company. He holds a postgraduate degree in Philosophy form Allahabad University and a Bachelors degree in Law from Allahabad University and is presently practicing advocate in the Supreme Court of India.

He joined Indian Administrative Services in the Uttar Pradesh cadre in 1966 and held significant positions such as Collector and District Magistrate in Uttar Pradesh for more than six years; Divisional Commissioner in Garhwal Division for more than two years; Deputy Secretary/ Special Secretary in Local Self Government and Housing & Urban development department, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Commissioner and Administrator, Municipal Corporation/ Development Authority, Varnasi; Project Administrator, Ram Ganga Command Project and Tehri dam project; Principal Secretary of Department of Excise, General Administration, Secretariat Administration and Food and Civil Supplies, Government of Uttar Pradesh; Managing Director, Uttar Pradesh Financial Corporation; Commissioner Director of Industries; Joint/Additional Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural gas; Secretary (Co-ordination and Public grievance), Cabinet Secretariat; Secretary (Banking), Ministry of Finance, till his retirement on July 31, 2001. He joined the Board of Directors on August 22, 2009.

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