About Us » Management Team
Mr. C.K. Birla, the chairman of the CK Birla Group is a renowned entrepreneur & visionary with a strong forecast of the future. His vision & hard work has paved way for the Group to evolve as one of the leading conglomerates of India, today. A National Council member of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), he is also a member of the governing council of Birla Institute of Technology, Ranchi and a member of the board of governors of The Calcutta Medical Research Institute, Kolkata. The group is present in many industrial verticals like cement, auto components, automobiles, precision bearings, paper, building materials, ITES, consumer durables and heavy engineering equipment. CK Birla group has a track record of long and enduring business relationships with world’s leading companies including Caterpillar, Mitsubishi Motor Corporation, NTN, General Motors, Ford Motors, Allison and GE.
Mr. Deepak Khetrapal, the Managing Director and CEO of Orient Cement Limited, is a professional business leader who has led the company from the front. He has an excellent track record of leading and transforming large and diversified organizations across Services, Industrial, Consumer and Retail businesses. He mastered the art of adding long term and sustainable value to varied businesses through effective implementation of strategic shifts and repositioning exercises. Mr. Deepak Khetrapal is a leader with strategic and strong business orientation leveraging resources to achieve true potential of the group businesses.
Mr. Rahul Deshmukh brings with him rich experience of over 23 years dealing with the Cement Industry in India and overseas. Prior to joining Orient Cement, he was associated with FL Smidth Private Limited as Vice President and Business Head of Cement Project Division. During his professional career, he has also held leading positions such as Vice President – Customer Service and MD & CEO, EEL India Limited (Cement Packaging).
Mr. Sushil Gupta is a Chartered Accountant with rich experience in varied areas of Finance. In his career spanning over 23 years, he has worked on managing accounts, finance, audit, legal and secretarial, investor relation and IT function. Effectively managed finance for large manufacturing/mining organizations. Further has in-depth exposure to commercial, administrative, production and logistics functions. During his professional career, he was associated with reputed Companies in key positions with Essar Offshore; Adani Mining; Vedanta Group : Sesa Goa, Sterlite, Konokla Copper Mines Zambia, Hindustan Zinc; and Vikram Ispat (Unit of Grasim Industries).
Mr. Shyam B Asawa brings with him rich & varied experience of more than three decades of Techno – Commercial expertise in the fields of setting up of Greenfield Projects/ Modernization of Cement plants both in India & Abroad such as Grasim, Birla, Bangur, Binani, Jindal & Reliance. His achievements also include setting up of Greenfield cement plants in UAE & Angola including a Slag grinding Unit in Dubai.
He has international exposure of Project Planning & Management Consultancy functions. He has published & presented many papers on Execution of Cement Projects, Up-gradation & Modernization of Cement plants in national / international conferences.
Mr. Shiva Kant Pandey, President – Works, is responsible for entire Plant Operations at Devapur and Jalgaon. Mr. Pandey holds degree of Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) from Bhagalpur University, Bihar. He brings with him rich experience of over 30 years in Plant Operations, Green/Brown field projects, Quality etc., in Cement business. During his professional career, he was associated with reputed Companies in key positions with Heidelberg Cement, Ambuja Cement, Nihon Nirman Ltd and Andhra Cements.
Mr. Vishal Sood brings with him rich experience of over 22 years in Sales & Marketing with cross-functional exposure to production, Finance, IT, Supply Chain and CRM and has good exposure to distribution management, sales force effectiveness and route to market strategy in the urban, semi-urban and rural markets across Country. During his professional career, he has been associated with reputed companies in key positions with Pidilite Industries Limited, Tata Teleservices, Castrol, Sandvik Asia, and BOSCH.
Mr. Srinivas holds degrees of Master of Social Work from Nagarjuna University, Bachelor of Law from University of Mumbai and Bachelor of Sciences – Chemistry from University of Madras. He has over 17 years of rich experience in managing various aspects of Human Resources independently, at Business, Corporate and International Level. He is a certified Assessor & Trainer for CII Business Excellence, Coaching & Mentorship, Assessment Centres etc. He brings with himself expertise at the enterprise level HR Systems & Processes, Performance Management, Compensation, Talent Management, and Employee Relations, including Industrial Relations.