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Mrs. Jyotsna Poddar
Chairperson

Mrs. Jyotsna Poddar is whole time director of Zuari Global Ltd., Graduated with Honours in Psychology from the famed Loreto House, Kolkata. Wife of Mr. Saroj Kumar Poddar, Chairman Adventz Group and daughter of Late Dr. K. K. Birla, Mrs. Poddar is also the Chairperson of group companies, Lionel India Limited and Gobind Sugar Mills. She is on the Board of Nilgiri Plantations Ltd., Sangha Shree Investment & Trading Co. Ltd., Adventz Investments & Holdings Ltd., Yashovardhan Invesetment & Trading Co. Ltd., Ronson Traders Ltd. and Syndak Teatech Ltd.

A person with wide and diverse interests, Mrs. Poddar has a passion for cricket and runs a trust - Young Cricketer's Organization. This trust promotes young cricketing talent and supports former cricketers. Mrs. Poddar has authored a book - Cricketing Memories, the foreword for which was written by Sir Don Bradman. In 1987, she was a member of the Reliance World Cup Organizing Committee. Mrs. Poddar is an active social worker, and she runs a private trust - Jiwan Jyoti Medical Society, which provides free medical facilities to the economically disadvantaged.






Saroj Kumar Poddar

Mr. Saroj Kumar Poddar, a Gold Medalist from Calcutta University is the Chairman of the Adventz Group.

He has served as President of FICCI and International Chamber of Commerce in India and has been appointed by Government of India on the Board of Trade (the highest body on trade) as well as on the board of the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore.

Mr. Poddar is the currently serving as Chairman of the India-Saudi Arabia Joint Business Council and as a Member of the Indo-French CEO Forum.

Some of the notable joint ventures with leading corporations under his guidance include Gillette India Ltd. - a joint venture with The Gillette Company of USA and Hettich India Private Ltd. - a joint venture with the Hettich Group of Germany.

Mr. Poddar is also the Chairman of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, Zuari Global Limited, Chambal Fertilisers & Chemicals Limited, Chambal Infrastructure Ventures Limited, Simon India Limited, Texmaco Limited, Texmaco Rail & Engineering Ltd. and Zuari Cement Limited (a unit of Ciments Francais). In addition he is also on the Advisory Board of the Indian arm of Messrs. N. M. Rothschild & Sons, one of the world's leading independent investment banking organizations providing financial services to Governments, companies and individuals worldwide.






Akshay Poddar

Mr. Akshay Poddar is an alumnus of the renowned London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London and Graduated with Honours in Accounting and Finance in 1999. He is a scion of the renowned Poddar family of Kolkata, promoters of the Adventz Group of Companies. Besides being an Executive Director of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, which operates the critical Fertiliser and Agri-inputs business of the Group, Mr. Poddar is on the Board of several Group Companies including Zuari Global Limited, Texmaco Rail & Engineering Limited, Texmaco Infrastructure & Holdings Limited, Paradeep Phosphates Limited, Style Spa Furniture Limited, Gobind Sugar Mills Limited, Lionel India Limited, Adventz Investments & Holdings Ltd. and Adventz Securities Enterprises Limited. He is also on the Board of Gillette India Ltd. - a Joint Venture with The Gillette Co. of USA.

A man of wide ranging interests, Mr. Poddar is currently serving as an Executive Committee Member of Indian Chamber of Commerceand Industry (FICCI) and is on the Board of Young Presidents Organisation (YPO), Calcutta Chapter. He is also a member of Young Leaders Forum (YLF) and The Indus Entrepreneurs (TIE). He is a Past President of Entrepreneurs' Organization, Kolkata Chapter. Actively involved in social work, he is Trustee of various Charitable Trusts, which provide help to the needy people.


 


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