UltraTech Cement Limited.
Mr. K. C. Jhanwar, managing director of UltraTech Cement Limited, is a veteran of the Aditya Birla Group with a career spanning more than 38 years in the Group. A chartered accountant by profession, Mr Jhanwar joined the Cement business of Aditya Birla Group as a management trainee in 1981.
Within the Group, he has worked across finance, operations and general management roles in the cement and chemical sectors, and has expertise in project management and commercial skills. He also has significant experience in acquisitions and integration. He has been exceptional in his networking and relationship building skills with customers and other stakeholders and has built a strong franchise for the business. He has been a capable team builder and has strong people skills.
Business Head and Chief Manufacturing officer
Mr. Raj Narayanan is the Business Head and Chief Manufacturing officer of UltraTech Cement Limited. Before joining UltraTech, he was Group Executive President for Chlor Alkali and the VFY segments of Grasim Industries. During his other stints within the group, he held positions as CEO of insulators & fertilizers and Senior President of Overseas chemical businesses.
Prior to joining Aditya Birla Group in 2008, Mr. Raj Narayanan worked in leading companies in the chemicals and industrial products space. He served as MD of Linde Gases India Limited, MD of Lanxess India Private Limited, and Country Head of Bayer Chemicals in India.
He was the recipient of Aditya Birla Group Chairman’s outstanding leader award in 2018. He is a chemical engineer by qualification.
Business Head and Chief Marketing Officer
Mr. Vivek Agrawal is Business Head and Chief Marketing Officer at UltraTech Cement. Mr. Agrawal has spent a major part of his professional career at UltraTech’s Cement Business, holding a number of critical positions. He joined the Group in 1993 as a Zonal Manager in the Cement Marketing Division and went on to hold important positions such as Zonal Head – Grey Cement South; Head, Marketing – Birla White; and Head – RMC Business.
Mr. Agrawal took over as the CEO of the acquired entity Star Cement in 2010 and in October 2013, took on the role of Chief Marketing Officer of the Cement Business. Mr. Agrawal was named an Aditya Birla Fellow in 2017, and was a recipient of the Chairman’s Outstanding Leader Award in 2019. He is a B.E.(Hons.) from NIT Allahabad and MBA from FMS, Delhi. He has done his Advanced Management Program (AMP) from Wharton Business School
Business Head, Executive Director & CFO
An Aditya Birla Group veteran for 33 years, Mr. Atul Daga, is a chartered accountant by profession. He has served as the CFO in multiple businesses within the group. His experience is broad based in sectors such as cement, retail, aluminum, carbon black, textiles, tyre cord & fibre.
Mr. Atul Daga was instrumental in restructuring of the Group's overseas businesses. As Principal Executive Assistant to Mr. Aditya Vikram Birla and Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla, he imbibed the vision to take Indian business beyond its geographical boundaries while retaining the humane values and principles espoused by our founder.
Mr. Atul Daga has gained experience in different roles like Financial Planning, Treasury Management, Business Strategy, Merger & Acquisition, and Investor Relations. He has been ranked amongst the top three CFOs in the Building Materials Segment in Asia by the Institutional Investor magazine. Some of his key achievements include acquisitions for over US$4 billion in the cement industry in India as well as divestment of non-core assets outside India. He has also been instrumental in setting up a state-of-the-art 700-member Shared Services Centre for the accounting function of UltraTech.
Chief Human Resource Officer
Ramesh Mitragotri is an HR professional with about 35 years of experience across different industries and sectors such as Consumer products, Electronics, Engineering & Construction, Performance Materials, Cement, Retail and Chemicals and in a range of companies from family-owned and managed to multinational organizations. He has been involved in Organisation Transformation and Changes Management over different life cycles of a business. His understanding of business and partnership with line managers has seen him successfully steer the organizations through challenging times.
He joined Aditya Birla Group in 2007 as Head – HR (Marketing Division) in Cement Business. In 2009, he moved to Aditya Birla Retail Limited as Chief People Officer. In 2015, he moved briefly as Group Head – Employee Relations when he was entrusted with early work of aligning Century group to ABG ways of working among other responsibilities. He then moved as CHRO - Chemical, Fertilisers and Insulators business. In November 2016, took over as CHRO for UltraTech Cement which is undergoing rapid expansion through acquisitions and organic growth during this period.