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.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 Director
Mr. Dmitri TsvetkovChief Financial Officer Director
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.
Ms. Avantika Gupta
Chief Operating Officer DIRECTOR
Ms. Avantika GuptaChief Operating Officer DIRECTOR
Avantika Gupta completed her LLB, Bachelors of Law from University College London in 2008. After completing her degree she was admitted as a Barrister-at-law, Gray’s Inn, England & Wales in 2009. She joined the Company in 2010 and served in the capacity of a legal manager, coordinating the litigation cases & commercial arbitration of OPG. She was also responsible for the development & commissioning of the 300MW power project in Gujarat. She has been serving as the Legal Advisor to the Board & at present is the Chief Operating Officer of OPG Power Generation Pvt Ltd, Chennai.
Mr. N Kumar
Mr. N Kumarnon-executive director
Mr Kumar is Vice Chairman of The Sanmar Group, a multinational group, headquartered in Chennai, India, with activities spanning chemical production, engineering and shipping. He serves on the boards of various public bodies and of a number of companies across various sectors including electronics, telecommunications, engineering, technology, management and finance. He is a former President of the Confederation of Indian Industry and is currently Chairman of the Indo-Japan Chamber of Commerce & Industry. He is the Honorary Consul General of Greece in Chennai. Mr Kumar has a wide range of public interests in the areas of health, social welfare, sports and education, which include his role as President of Bala Mandir Kamaraj Trust and Managing Trustee of The Indian Education Trust. He is also a trustee of the World Wildlife Fund for Nature, India and is a former member of the Institute for Financial Management and Research.
Mr Kumar has a degree in Electronics Engineering from Anna University, Chennai and is a fellow member of the Indian National Academy of Engineering. He is also a life member of the Institute of Electronics and Telecommunications Engineers.
Mr.P Michael Grasby
Mr.P Michael GrasbyNon-Executive Director
Mr Grasby was re-appointment as a non-executive director to the Board of OPG Power Ventures plc in February 2021. He was a non-executive director of the Company from admission to AIM in May 2008 until November 2019 and has previously held a number of senior positions in the UK and international power sector.
Mr Grasby was a non-executive director at Drax Group plc from December 2003 to April 2011. He retired from International Power in 2002, where he held a senior vice president position for global operations. During his career he has held a number of senior positions in the UK and international power industry with the Central Electricity Generating Board and National Power. He was manager of Drax Power Station between 1991 and 1995, and director of operations for National Power's portfolio, 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, continuing with his international directorships and leading a major consortium in the Czech Republic. Mr Grasby has experience of being a director of power companies in Portugal, Turkey and Pakistan. Mr Grasby was a founder director of Strategic Dimensions, an executive recruitment business for technical, general and financial management roles in the energy, process and engineering sectors. He is a Chartered Engineer, FIET and FIMechE."