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Board of Directors

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Shri. P. R. Venketrama Raja

Chairman and Managing Director

He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemical Engineering from University of Madras and Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from University of Michigan, USA. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 1985. He has more than three decades of industrial experience with specific knowledge in textiles, cement and information technology sectors. He is also on the Board of Ramco Industries Limited, Ramco Systems Limited, Rajapalayam Mills Limited and The Ramaraju Surgical Cotton Mills Limited.

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Shri. R.S. Agarwal

Independent Director

He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering. He started his career in 1965 and served in various capacities with a leading paper mill of Northern India for 9 years. He was then associated with Industrial Development Bank of India (IDBI) for 28 years and retired as its Executive Director. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2006. He is also on the Board of Ramco Industries Limited, Ramco Systems Limited and Suryalakshmi Cotton Mills Limited.

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Shri. M. B. N. Rao

Independent Director

He is a graduate in Agriculture and holds Diplomas in Computer Studies from University of Cambridge and National Centre for Information Technology, United Kingdom and a Certificate in Industrial Finance. He started his banking career in the year 1970 as a Probationary Officer with Indian Bank. He subsequently handled various assignments in the banking industry in India and Overseas and rose to become the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank and later the Chairman & Managing Director of Canara Bank, from where he retired. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2009. He is also on the Board of KG Denim Limited, Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Limited and Apollo Hospitals Enterprises Limited.

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Shri. M. M. Venkatachalam

Independent Director

He is a graduate in Agriculture from the University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore and an MBA from the George Washington University, USA. He has held the position of Vice Chairman of The Planters’ Association of Tamil Nadu and was the past president of The Employers’ Federation of Southern India. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2013. He is also a Director of Coromandel International Limited, E.I.D Parry (India) Limited, Ramco Systems Limited, Coromandel Engineering Company Limited.

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Smt. Justice Chitra Venkataraman (Retd.)

Independent Director

She is a graduate in Economics from Ethiraj College, Chennai, and B. L. from Law College, Chennai. She started her practice at Madras High Court and specialised in Direct and Indirect tax laws. She was appointed as Government Pleader during the period 1991 to 1995 and thereafter as the standing counsel for Income Tax for about 10 years. She was elevated as Judge of Madras High Court in 2005 and retired in April 2014. She has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2015. She is also on the Board of Ramco Industries Limited and Lakshmi Machine Works Limited.

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Shri. M. F. Farooqui, IAS (Retd.)

Independent Director

He holds a Master’s Degree in Physics and Business Administration. He had spent 36 years as career Civil Servant in the Indian Administrative Service. He had worked in the Government of India in various positions, including as Secretary-Department of Telecom and Heavy Industries, Special Secretary & Additional Secretary-Ministry of Environment and Joint Secretary- Department of Economic Affairs. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2017. He is also on the Board of TVS Electronics Limited.

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Shri. M. S. Krishnan

Independent Director

He is an Associate Dean, Executive Programs, Accenture Professor of Computer Information Systems and Professor of Technology and Operations at the Ross School of Business, University of Michigan. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics, a Master’s Degree in Computer Application, and has done MS and Ph.D. in Industrial Administration. His research interest includes Business Model Innovation, Technology Enabled Personalisation, Ecosystem Innovation, Corporate IT Strategy, Business Value of IT investments, Metrics and Measures for Business Process and Software Quality, Productivity and Customer satisfaction. In January 2000, American Society for Quality (ASQ) selected him as one of the 21 voices of quality for the twenty first century. In 2004, he was selected as one of the top thinkers on Business Technology by Information Week-Optimise magazine based on their reader surveys. He has been on the Board of The Ramco Cements Limited since 2019.