Leadership

Board Of Directors

Mr. Vivek Lohia

Managing Director

Mr. Vivek Lohia possesses more than 20 years of experience in service operations managements, rail transport planning and management, infrastructure and transportation system, supply chain and logistics management, marketing management etc.

Mr. Lohia is responsible for the entire finance and function of establishing management relationship with the customers which is of paramount importance and will help the Company to grow faster. He has been appointed as Managing Director (Promoter/Executive) w.e.f. 30 May 2022.

He is a graduate from Wharton Business School, USA. He is the Chairman of the National Railway Council of ASSOCHAM and members of a number of other Chambers like FICCI, CII etc.

Mr. Vikash Lohia

Whole time Director

Mr. Vikash Lohia is looking after the commercial activity of the organisation and is helping the Company to achieve the target. He has led the Company in order to build a global reputation with a differentiated business model and has helped to deliver value for its stakeholders. He has more than 20 years of experience and out of which 15 years are in the wagon industry.

He is a graduate from Wharton Business School. He is a Member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI) and The Confederation of Indian Industry (CII).

Mr. Asim Ranjan Dasgupta

Whole time Director

Mr. Asim Ranjan Dasgupta is an alumni of IIT Kharagpur and holds a B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering. He started and continued his career in Burn Standard Co. Ltd. (a Govt of India Enterprise) for 35 years and served there as General Manager–Wagons. Thereafter he joined Braithweight & Co. Ltd. as a Director- Production.

After his retirement from Government Services, he served HEI as a Vice President for a few years and became associated with Jupiter Wagons Limited in 2007 as a Whole-time Director. During his Professional tenure, Mr. Dasgupta has travelled abroad on a mission relating to technology transfer in the field of Bulk transportation and Wagon Manufacturing.

Mr. Samir Kumar Gupta

Whole time Director

A Technology visionary and a project specialist, Mr. Samir Kumar Gupta joined the company as a Technical Director in 2004 and is leading the strategic operations and crafting the roadmap for the company since then.

He has served globally in various organisations viz. Burn Standard, Martin & Burn, Shell International, Sultanate of Oman etc.

He is a gold medallist in Mechanical Engineering and a fellow from the institute of Engineers and holds several other degrees i.e FIIW, MSNT MITD, MAE. Besides his Technical qualification Mr. Gupta has done Business Management from MDM Delhi and IIM, Kolkata.

Dr. Madhuchhanda Chatterjee

Independent Director

Dr. Madhu Chhanda Chatterjee acting as Director on the Board since 2019.

Dr. Chatterjee is acting as Executive Director of Anamika Kala Sangam, a premier cultural organization of Kolkata.

Dr. Chatterjee has worked as a Consultant in the Ministry of Culture, Govt. of India steering the plans made by the Ministry. She has also been the Nodal Officer of a Digitization Project under the Indira National Centre for the Arts, Govt. of India.

She possesses vast experience in the field of Administration, Corporate Social Responsibility, Sustainability, N.G.O., Academics, Education and Authorship.

Mr. Avinash Gupta

Independent Director

Mr. Avinash Gupta has total 30 years of experience in field of finance & accounts and has headed several organisations including Deloitte. His key area of expertise include economics, business management and finance. He is the Managing Director of Dun & Bradstreet Information Services India Private Limited.

He is an MBA from the A.B. Freeman School of Business, Tulane University (Deans List with full fellowship) and a B.Tech. in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology,BHU Varanasi.

Mr. Prakash Yashwant Gurav

Independent Director

Mr. P.Y. Gurav is a qualified chartered accountant with more than 39 years of professional experience. For 19+ years, he was associated with Cummins India Limited, a subsidiary of Cummins Inc. USA. He was on the Board of Cummins India Limited as an alternate director and was also on the Board of many Cummins entities in India. He has also worked in Tata Motors Limited for 12+ years and was the senior vice president corporate finance at the time of his retirement. He is currently associated with some companies as Board members. He has an extensive experience in financial reporting, taxation, costing, IT and business management.

Mr. Raja Rao

Independent Director

Mr. Raja Rao worked as a graduate trainee in M/S Laxmi Machine Works, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu from July 1969 till April 1970. He has also worked in Tata Motors, Jamshedpur as a graduate engineer from May 1970 till June 1972 in Industrial Engineering, Foundry. He then worked for Tata Motors, Pune from 1972 till Superannuation in September 2007 in various areas of manufacturing in foundry, production engineering, capital investments, tools engineering vehicle aggregate manufacturing and vehicle assembly lines of SUVs, LCVs, and M&HCVs.

He has done his Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgy) and graduated in June 1969 from Regional Engineering college, Surathkal, Karnataka State.

Mr. Ganesan Raghuram

Independent Director

Mr. Ganesan Raghuram is presently serving as a consultant in Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Bangalore and is on the Board of Adani Port and Special Economic Zone Limited as non-executive independent director since 2012. He is also associated with several other companies, associations and committees occupying various positions.

He possesses more than 40 years of experience in service operations managements, rail transport planning and management, infrastructure and transportation system, supply chain and logistics management and marketing management.

Mr. Raghuram is an IIT Graduate (B.Tech) from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, he has done his PGDM from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIM) (Gujarat) as well as PhD from Northwestern University, Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Evanston, Illinois, USA.

Ms. Vineeta Shriwani

Independent Director

Ms. Vineeta Shriwani is acting as Independent Director on the Board of the Company since 2018.

She is a Qualified company Secretary and a Law Graduate possessing more than 15 years of professional experience in the field of Statutory Laws and Compliances.

She has been associated with many reputed organisations and statutory bodies like National Stock Exchange, Commodity Stock Exchange, M.P. Power Management Co Limited Jabalpur, (A Govt. of Madhya Pradesh Undertaking). At present she is associated with Maharashtra State Electricity Transmission Company Limited, Mumbai (A Govt. of Maharashtra Undertaking) as Company Secretary since June 2015 till date.

Mr. Abhishek Jaiswal

Whole-time Director & CEO

Mr. Abhishek Jaiswal hold a Bachelor’s of Engineering with Diploma in Business Management having vast experience of more than 30 years.

He has been associated with the Company since 1992 and is heading the operations division of the Company.

As a Whole-time Director and C.E.O. of the Company his core responsibilities include setting and executing the organisation’s strategy, allocating capital, and building and overseeing the executive team.

Management Team

Ms. Ritu Lohia

President

Ms. Ritu Lohia holds a Master’s degree in Finance & Economics from the prestigious London School of Economics & Political Science, with an MBA in Finance from IISWBM.

Ms. Lohia has been heading the container business of JWL.

She has worked with the likes of PWC, SREI, Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu to name a few in her illustrious career.

Mr. Sanjiv Keshri

Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Sanjiv Keshri is a Commerce graduate and a Qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has well-round experience of over 20+ years in a wide spectrum of accounts controller, treasury management, tax planning, costing, budget and merger.

He has worked with Ambuja Cements, Adhunik Power, VISA Power, Meenakshi Energy.

Mr. Swapan Kumar Choudhury

Senior Vice President - Wagons

With a Post Graduate Engineering Degree from IIT, Kharagpur and over 40 years’ experience in Wagons Manufacturing, Mr. Swapan Kumar Chowdhury is leading the wagons manufacturing and bringing in all world class manufacturing practices under one roof.

He has been instrumental in export of wagons from India in the past.

Mr. Sudip Kumar Haldar

Chief Technical Officer

Mr. Sudip Kumar Haldar is a strategic member in the organisation since 2012. He is a Technology Influencer and played key roles in the achievement of many milestones in the last10 years.

He did his B.E. Mechanical from Jadavpur University and received Management Education from the XIM. He is an acting member of the IQAC of UGC in Kolkata. He has served many reputed organisations in the past. He is also an expert in robotics and futuristic technologies.

Mr. Sibnath Ganguli

Vice President - Foundry

Currently designated as Vice President Foundry, Mr. Sibnath Ganguli is the Chief of Operations of Melt Shop and Foundry and is currently leading the alloy steel making process and productions.

He has 42 years’ of experience in Steel casting foundry, Green Field Foundry Project Execution and has visited various Foundries in Inland and abroad.

He is also a member of the Prestigious Institute of Indian Foundrymen.

Mr. Bana Behari Chaudhuri

Vice President – Quality Management

Mr. Bana Behari Chaudhuri is an ardent Quality and Project Management Professional with more than 40 years’ of experience in associated Domain.

He has served RDSO, Indian Railways for 34 years and is a receiver of many awards for execution of exemplary projects in Indian Railways.

He is a Mechanical Engineer and holds many relevant degrees for Quality Assurance and Quality Control.

Mr. Chaudhuri has been an integral part in the designing of Kolkata Metro Projects and special wagon for NALCO.

Deepesh Kedia

Company Secretary

Mr. Deepesh Kedia is a Qualified Company Secretary and a law graduate.

He has more 13 years of post-qualification experience across finance, Audit, Company law and other legal matters.

He has been associated with the Company since 2017 and is responsible for all kind of legal and secretarial compliances to be carried out by the organisation.

Mr. Rajiv Tulsyan

Vice President -Finance

A Company Secretary and Law Graduate by Profession with experience of 40 years, Mr. Rajiv Tulsyan is a fervent Finance Professional who is associated with the organisation for more than a decade and currently playing strategic roles in the Company’s Finance Policy and Budget management along with daily supervisions of the accounting operations.