About Us

Board of Directors

Mr. Prasun Kumar Mukherjee( Non-Executive Independent Director )

Mr. Prasun Kumar Mukherjee is one of the Non-Executive Independent Director of ESL Steel Limited (ESL). He joined the Board of ESL on 4th June 2018.

Mr. Mukherjee held the position of Executive Director of Sesa Goa and the Vedanta Group's Iron Ore business from 2006 to 2014. He joined Sesa Goa Limited in 1987. He has 37 years of experience in finance, accounts, costing, taxation, legal and general management. Mr. Mukherjee was ranked as one of India's Best Chief Financial Officers (CFOs) in the year 2005 by Business Today magazine and as India's most 'Valuable' CEO by the Business World magazine in 2009. He is currently a member of the Managing Committee of Goa Chamber of Commerce & Industries (GCCI) and Chairman of its Mining & Mining Infrastructure Committee. He is presently also a member of the Strategy Board of Global Risk Management Institute (GRMI), Gurugram, Haryana, India.

Mr. Mukherjee has a bachelor's degree in commerce from Calcutta University. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India, and a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Mr. Mahendra Singh Mehta( Non-Executive Independent Director )

Mr. Mahendra Singh Mehta is one of the Non-Executive Independent Director of ESL Steel Limited (ESL). He joined the Board of ESL on 21st June 2018.

Mr. Mehta was Chief Executive Officer of Reliance Infrastructure between 2014 and 2015. He was Chief Executive Officer of the London listed Vedanta Resources Plc between 2008 and 2014. Prior to this he held key managerial and operating roles within the Vedanta Group, in particular, Chief Executive Officer of Hindustan Zinc between 2005 and 2008. Mr. Mehta has been instrumental in driving several transformational initiatives during his tenure at Vedanta Group which started in 2000. He has 36 years of experience in operations, strategy and business turnaround in sectors spanning steel, non-ferrous metals, mining, power generation and distribution, infrastructure, and cement.

Mr. Mehta has a mechanical engineering degree and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Ms. Poovannan Sumathi( Non-Executive Woman Director )

Ms. Poovannan Sumathi has done her Bachelor of Engineering from erstwhile REC, Trichy currently known as NIT, Trichy and had completed Management Development Programs (MDP's) meant for Engineers working in manufacturing companies at IIT, Mumbai. She has rich and diverse experience across Operations, IT, Projects, Sustainability, CSR, and Legal functions. She also has a background in Corporate Governance and a strong understanding of best practices and processes through which successful organizations are guided.

She has been associated with Vedanta Limited since 1997 and has over decades of rich experience.

Ms. Poovannan Sumathi, Chief Innovation & Transformation Officer, Sterlite Copper, and Group Head Environment, Health, Sustainability & ESG Communication, joined as Non-Executive Director of Electrosteel Steels Limited (ESL), on 22nd October 2019.

Mr. Ashish K Gupta( Chief Executive Officer & Whole Time Director )

Mr. Ashish K Gupta has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer of ESL Steel Limited w.e.f. 7th September, 2022.

Mr. Ashish has done his Bachelor's in Electrical Engineering from IIT Roorkee and General Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur and (INSEAD), France. Having previously worked in Texmaco Rail & Engineering as the Managing Director, he brings in over 27 years of rich & diverse experience in leading various strategic positions within Tata Group. He has also been a board member of Tata NYK, Singapore. He has proven proficiency in the areas of capacity exploitation and de-bottlenecking, cost management, business growth and operational efficiency, new business development and management of large work force and Organization.

Under his leadership, our steel business is all set to deliver new standards of excellence. His key priorities include strong focus on HSE, volume & cost, organization & talent, improving efficiencies and logistics, marketing, technology, innovation & digitization, benchmarking & bringing in global best practices, advocacy and stakeholder management.

Mr. Thomas Mathew T( Non-Executive Independent Director )

He is the former Managing Director & Chairman-In-Charge of the 'Life Insurance Corporation of India'. He was also the MD & CEO of 'Reinsurance Group of America' for India, Sri Lanka, and Bangladesh. He has four decades of strategic leadership & operational experience in the Life Insurance and Reinsurance industry in India.

Mr. Mathew served as 'Senior Advisor - Insurance' with 'McKinsey and Company'. He was Chairman of the Metropolitan Stock Exchange of India. He has wide experience with multi-national Corporates, serving as Director on the Boards of:

  • Larsen & Toubro Ltd,
  • Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd,
  • Tata power Ltd,
  • Voltas Ltd, and,
  • IFCI Ltd.

Mr. Mathew was member of the Governing Council of MDI Gurgaon, Actuarial Institute of India and Chairman of the National Insurance Academy, Pune. He has experience in the Banking Sector as Director of 'Corporation Bank'.

He was also a member of the 'Takeover Panel' of SEBI. Presently, Mr. Mathew is Director on the Boards of:

  • L & T Finance Holdings Ltd.
  • L & T Finance Ltd.
  • L & T Infra Credit Ltd.
  • Canara HSBC Life Insurance Co. Ltd.
  • LIC (International), Bahrain

Mr. Mathew is:

  • Post-graduate Diploma in Management,
  • Post-graduate in Economics,
  • Law Graduate, and,
  • Associate of the Insurance Institute of India.

Mr. Mathew is an avid reader, and an acclaimed speaker at various industry forums and seminars.