TRF Appoints Pingali Venugopal & Sougata Ray as Independent Directors

The Board of Directors of Tata-Robins-Fraser Limited has approved the appointment of Dr. Pingali Venugopal and Dr. Sougata Ray as Additional Directors (Non-Executive, Independent) with effect from June 14, 2024.

Dr. Venugopal’s appointment is from June 14, 2024 till May 10, 2028 and Dr. Ray appointment is for five years, also with effect from June 14, 2024.

The Board has also approved reappointment of Ramya Hariharan and Krishnava Dutt as an Independent Directors for a second term of five years, with effect from September 19, 2024 and October 15, 2024 respectively.

All the changes are subject to the approval of the Shareholders of the company.

Dr. Pingali Venugopal has experience of over four decades. He has been a professor at XLRI, Jamshedpur since 1994 and the Dean of the institute from 2004 to 2010. He has also been a visiting faculty at the Indian Institutes of Management in Ahmedabad, Lucknow, Kolkata, Ranchi, Kashipur, Visakhapatnam and Indore and international Institutes including American University of Armenia and Educatis University, Switzerland. He has also been inducted as a Co-trainer for programmes done by Indo- US-Africa Trilateral Co-operation on food security for functionaries from Kenya, Malawi and Liberia. Prior to joining academics, he worked in the marketing department of Coromandel Fertilisers and Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals Ltd for a period of 10 years.

Dr. Sougata Ray is Thomas Schmidheiny Chair, Professor of Strategy and Entrepreneurship Practice, and Executive Director of the Thomas Schmidheiny Centre for Family Enterprise at Indian School of Business. Earlier, he served at Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) for over two decades as a Professor of Strategic Management. He has been a visiting scholar at several globally renowned business schools around the world. He also served as a senior level executive in Infosys Technologies. He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad and Indian Institute of Engineering, Science and Technology, Shibpur. He has over two decades of board-level experience and served as a member of the Boards of Indian Oil and Tata Group companies. He has been an advisor to many medium and large corporations, family businesses and start-ups, and a Principal Consultant to leading International Development Agencies.


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