Mr. Arvind Gupta
Mr. Arvind GuptaEXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN
Mr. Gupta gained experience in various divisions of the business including flour milling, steel production and logistics, becoming President of Kanishk Steel, listed on the Bombay Stock Exchange. Having identified the opportunities in power generation, Mr. Gupta developed this division within Kanishk Steel with initial projects in wind power generation in 1994. He was the pioneer of the Group Captive Power Producer concept in Tamil Nadu State and developed the 18MW gas fired plant of OPG Energy, a Group entity, through to successful operation in 2004. Since then, Mr. Gupta has been responsible for the construction and developments of the power plants of the OPG Group as well as its overall strategy, growth and direction.
Mr. Michael Grasby
Mr. Michael Grasbynon-executive director
Mr. Grasby is a Chartered Engineer and has been associated with the UK and international power industry for many years. He was manager of the Drax Power Station between 1991 and 1995 and director of operations for National Power, with responsibilities for over 16,000 MW of generating capacity, until 1998. Following the demerger of National Power in 1999, he joined International Power as senior vice-president for global operations and retired in 2002. Mr. Grasby has experience of power company directorships in the Czech Republic, Portugal, Turkey and Pakistan. Mr. Grasby was also formerly a Non-Executive Director of Drax Plc where he chaired the Health and Safety Committee and sat on the Audit, Remuneration and Nominations Committees. He retired from the Drax Board in April 2011.
Mr. Ravi Gupta
Mr. Ravi Guptanon-executive director
Mr. Ravi Gupta is the brother of Mr. Arvind Gupta and throughout his career has been involved with family businesses. He is one of the founders of Kanishk Steel and its Chairman. Mr. Gupta has also been associated with the flour mill industry, setting up a new flour mill in 1988 in Tamil Nadu State, Salem Food Products Limited, where he is Managing Director.
Mr. Jeremy BeetonNON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
Jeremy has been appointed to the OPG Board in November 2016 as a non-executive director. He is a Fellow of the Institution of Civil Engineers with 40 years of international experience in project and programme management over very large multi-site, multiple project operations portfolios for and within government, public companies and private companies. He is also currently an independent non-executive director of SSE plc, John Laing and an independent non-executive director of WYG plc, an Advisory Board member of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP and Chairman of Merseylink Ltd. Additionally, Jeremy sits on the governing Court of Strathclyde University. He was Director General of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games from 2007 until the Olympic Baton was passed on to Rio de Janeiro in 2012. For eight years prior to this, he was a Principal Vice President with Bechtel, responsible for their worldwide civil operations and has lived and worked extensively in the Middle East and Asia Pacific. He was awarded CB in the 2013 New Year Honours and holds an honorary Doctorate of Engineering from Napier University.
Mr.Jeremy Warner Allen
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Jeremy Warner AllenNon-Executive Deputy Chairman
Mr Warner Allen has over 25 years’ experience in capital markets. He is currently a Non-Executive Director of TP Group plc. Prior to that he was an Executive Director, Board Member and Head of the Growth Companies Team at Cenkos Securities plc, where he advised a number of AIM companies over a period of 11 years. Prior to joining Cenkos, he was a founding member of Beeson Gregory Limited and responsible for the UK sales desk, a role he retained when Beeson Gregory merged with Evolution Securities in 2002.
Mr Dmitri Tsvetkov
Chief Financial Officer
Mr Dmitri TsvetkovChief Financial Officer
Mr Tsvetkov has over 23 years of financial, accounting and operational experience, including significant experience of working with promoter/founder-led energy sector listed companies in London, Africa, Asia and Canada.
Mr Tsvetkov was Chief Financial Officer of OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd, the Chennai subsidiary of OPG from July 2017 to October 2017. Prior to that he was Chief Financial Officer of Advance International Exploration, Inc., Interim Chief Executive Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Mart Resources, Inc., a TSX listed oil and gas company, and Chief Financial Controller of Heritage Oil Plc, a FTSE 250 oil and gas company. Mr Tsvetkov was with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Calgary, Canada and Moscow, Russia from 1994 to 2006.
He has a Chartered Accountant (CA) designation from the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants, an FCCA designation from the Association of Chartered and Certified Accountants in the UK and Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) designation from the CFA Institute in the US.