Mr. N Kumar
Mr. N KumarNon-Executive Chairman
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.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.
Ms. Avantika Gupta
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms. Avantika GuptaCHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Ms.Gupta is a Barrister-at-law, England and Wales from Grays Inn, London. She completed her LLB, Bachelor of Laws from University College London and Bar Vocational Course from Inns of Court School of Law.
Ms.Gupta is a visionary thought leader and an energetic self-starter with a progressive mindset. She joined the Company in 2010 and headed the Legal function, driving the Group’s litigations, commercial arbitrations and regulatory compliances. During this period, she was also jointly responsible for the development and commissioning of the Group’s thermal and solar power projects in India. After transitioning to the role of Chief Operating Officer of OPG in 2018, she was instrumental in formulating the company’s new sustainability strategy and implementing these measures across all locations.
Ms. Gupta has vast experience in a spectrum of disciplines relevant to the Energy and Power sector. She is committed to building OPG and its world-class team, as a leader in the energy transition space in India. Continuous stakeholder engagement and strategic collaborations are her core philosophy. She firmly believes that sustainable growth will be achieved by leveraging new age technology. She is a creative problem solver by nature who envisages out-of-the-box solutions to manage risks. She drives the company’s endeavor at meeting and exceeding the performance metrics of top global companies in this sector by prioritizing an objective capital allocation process.
Currently, Ms. Gupta serves as the Group’s Chief Executive Officer with effect from April 2022. She is a member of the ESG Committee since June 2021.
Mr.Ajit Pratap Singh
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Mr.Ajit Pratap SinghCHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER
Ajit is management and finance professional currently associated with OPG Group as Executive Director. He has over two decades of experience across merger & acquisitions, structured finance, corporate finance, corporate commercial, corporate governance, treasury management and investor relations. Prior to joining OPG Power, Ajit has worked with leading corporate houses in India and internationally like JSW, Vedanta, Jaypee, Lohia and Ghazanfar Group in leadership roles. He has also worked with USAID, ADB and IFC (World Bank).
Ajit is Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Fellow Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA), Certified Management Accountant (USA), Member of Chartered Institute of Public Finance & Accountancy (UK). Member of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments (UK). He is also law graduate, Post Graduate Diploma in Business Administration (Fin), Master of Science (MS - Fin) and Certificate holder in Strategic Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM).
He is associated with OPG Group since Feb 2019.
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."