B Muthuraman Among Star Independent Directors Set to Retire From Narayana Hrudayalaya Board
It is not often that a galaxy of top professionals sit on a company’s board together as Independent Directors. Four such distinguished personalities are set to step down from the Board of Narayana Hrudayalaya on 7th August 2023. It includes former Tata Steel Vice Chairman B Muthuraman, Infosys’ co-founder K Dinesh, telecom industry veteran Arun Seth of BT fame and a senior finance professional Subramanya Bangalore Nagappa.
Muthuraman Balasubramanian, former Vice Chairman of Tata Steel is a professional with 48 years of experience. Currently, he is a member of the Board of Directors of Sundaram Fasteners Limited. He served on the Board of Bosch India Limited for six years. He has also served as the chairman of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, National Institute of Technology, Jamshedpur and Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur. He holds a bachelor’s degree in metallurgical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a master’s degree in business administration from the Xavier Labour Relations Institute, Jamshedpur.
Dinesh Krishna Swamy was one of the 7 founding members of Infosys Limited. He is a professional with around 34 years of experience. He received a bachelor’s degree from the Government Science College, Bengaluru in 1971. Thereafter, he was granted a master’s degree in mathematics from Bengaluru University, followed by his Honorary Doctorate in literature from the Karnataka State Open University in 2007.
Arun Seth continues to serve on the boards of Jubilant Foodworks Limited, Cadista Holdings Inc., Centum Learning Limited, Usha Breco Limited and Samtel Avionics Limited. He is an active member on the boards of various non-governmental organisations such as HelpAge India where he chairs the resource committee, ‘Katha’, ‘SPIC-MACAY’ and ‘India Sponsor Foundation’. He is also a trustee of the Nasscom Foundation, which drives corporate social responsibility initiatives for the IT industry. He worked for British Telecom in India in a variety of positions for over 17 years, retiring in July 2012. He was associated with Alcatel-Lucent India as a non-executive chairman from May 2011 until May 2014. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a master’s in business administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata.
Subramanya Bangalore Nagappa has around 30 years of experience. He began his career with Varsons Chemicals Private Limited wherein he worked as the general manager of finance for a period of four years. He has been a fellow member at ICAI since April 13, 1994. He has been a member of the board at M.S.Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, M.S.Ramaiah – HCG Cancer Centre and Governing Council of International Medical School, Bengaluru. Subramanya holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from Bengaluru University. He became an associate member of the Indian Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1982.