Birla Cable Appoints Bachh Nahar, Pandanda Madappa & Kiran Aggarwal as Independent Directors

The members of Birla Cable Limited have approved the appointment of Bachh Raj Nahar, Pandanda Kariappa Madappa, and Kiran Aggarwal as the Non-Executive Independent Directors for five years, with effect from April 1, 2024.

Bachh Raj Nahar is an eminent Chartered Accountant and has served in diverse fields in senior positions in large corporate houses. In his last assignment, he served as the Managing Director of Birla Corporation Limited, the flagship company of the MP Birla Group. He held senior positions in many large bodies’ corporations for four decades. Business World magazine had identified him as the most valuable CEO among India’s midsize cement companies in its issue dated November 29, 2010. He was the Executive President of Vikram Ispat, a unit of Grasim Industries Limited. He was also an Executive Director of the Essar Group in Mumbai, one of the largest diversified business houses in India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Rajasthan.

Pandanda Kariappa Madappa, a qualified Chartered Accountant has served in diverse fields in senior positions in various corporations in India. He is presently serving as the Managing Director of Macmet Engineering Limited, a premier pipe conveyor and cross-country conveyor system supplier. He is a promoter of various companies, including ETA Aerospace, which is a precision component manufacturer for the aerospace and defence industries; Macmet Technologies Limited, which was India’s most successful defence simulator company, having supplied simulators to the Indian Air Force, Army, and Navy; and Macmet Interactive Technologies Pvt. Ltd., which was the first Indian company to develop set-top boxes and addressable devices.

Kiran Aggarwal joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1964 and retired in 2002. During her tenure, she held significant posts as Principal Adviser, Planning Commission, and Secretary to the Government of India in the Ministries of Supply, Housing, Urban Development, and Women and Child Development. As Additional Secretary in the Government of India, she worked in the Department of Administrative Reforms, Public Grievances, and Training. In the state of Haryana, she held key posts in the departments of Education, Tourism, Cultural Affairs etc. Post-retirement, she has served on some committees set up by the Government of India. These, inter alia, were related to the Training programmes for IAS probationers, Working of the AICTE, and the committee to look into why government doctors were opting for private sector jobs. She also served as a trustee on the Victoria Memorial Hall Trust. Presently, she is heading a Committee for Monitoring the Provision of Shelter for the Urban Homeless in Chandigarh. She is a member of the governing body of the Janki Devi Memorial College, which is affiliated with Delhi University. She is also heading an NGO working in Haryana and Delhi.


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