Mr. Anjan Ghosh - Independent Director, Chairman

Mr. Anjan Ghosh, a fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, was associated with J. Thomas group of companies, a reputed tea broking house in Kolkata for 37 years where he was elevated to Managing Director and Vice Chairman. Currently he works as a corporate consultant. He joined the Directorate in 2010 and assumed the office of Chairman in December 2023 after passing of Late Anuradha Farley, former Chairperson of the Company. He also serves the board of B & A Ltd.

Mr. Robin Aidan Farley, Non-Executive Director

Mr. Robin Farley born in 1983 is the son of Anuradha Farley, former Chairperson of the Company and grandson of Hemendra Prasad Barooah, the founder and former Chairman of the Company. He joined the Board of the holding company, B&A Ltd in 2018 and assumed the office of Chairman in December 2023 after the passing of his mother. Mr. Robin Farley is a Partner in the Financial Services Practice at Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm headquartered in the UK with offices in over 30 countries. He works with executive committees and boards to appoint Chief Risk Officers, Chief Compliance Officers and senior risk, compliance, financial crime and regulatory executives across the financial services spectrum. Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson in 2011, he was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group (now Monitor Deloitte) in New York, where he worked on a number of engagements for Fortune 500 companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase in their corporate and investment bank. Robin graduated from the University of Bristol. Mr. Farley joined the Directorate of the Company with effect from 24 th May 2024. He does not hold any shares in the Company.

Mr. Basant Kumar Goswami - Independent Director

Mr. Basant Kumar Goswami born in 29th January 1935 is a retired I.A.S. officer, held very senior positions during his career viz. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India etc. He has remained Director in the Board of several reputed companies like, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, Jaypee Infratech Ltd, Jaypee Development Corporation Ltd and serves the Board of Conservation Corporation of India Pvt Ltd, New Kenilworth Hotel Pvt Ltd, etc. He is also the past Chairman of the Tea Board of India. Currently he is on the Board of the holding company as an Independent Director.

Mr. Parthapratim Sengupta – Independent Director

Mr. Parthapratim Sengupta born on 7 th December 1962 holds a bachelor's degree in B Sc, B.Ed. (1st class Hons. in Physics) and is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). He was a career banker in State Bank of India (SBI) having more than 36 years of experience in Banking and Finance where he held the position of Deputy Managing Director. Currently he is a Director in Unity Small Finance Bank Limited. He has Board experience in Yes Bank Limited, Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, Universal Sompo General Insurance Company Limited and National E- Governance Services Limited as a Nominee Director. He was also appointed as Whole Time Director and officiating Chairman of the Board in Indian Overseas Bank during the entire tenure as Managing Director and Chief Executive Director. Mr. Sengupta joined the Directorate with effect from 1 st January 2024. He does not hold any shares in the Company. He is not related to any Director on the Board.

Mrs. Mou Mukherjee – Independent Director

Mrs. Mou Mukherjee born on 9th June 1968 holds a bachelor degree and MBA from IIFT, New Delhi and is also a Chartered Accountant. Mrs. Mukherjee has wide experience in the field of finance, accounts, taxation, system development, strategic business development and foreign trade. She has travelled widely in India and abroad. Mrs. Mukherjee is currently employed in Tai Industries Ltd, a reputed FMCG company based at Kolkata, as Chief Financial Officer. She serves the board of several reputed companies like B&A Ltd (holding company) and Hindustan Motors Ltd as an Independent Director. She does not hold any shares in the Company. She is not related to any Director on the Board.

Mr. Dipankar Mukherjee – Independent Director

Mr. Dipankar Mukherjee born on 29th September 1953 holds master’s degree in Economics from Calcutta University specializing in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics. Mr. Mukherjee is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB). Prior to his retirement, he was employed in United Bank of India for 30 years with specialization in Tea Financing. Mr. Mukherjee is an active contributor in economic journals. Currently he is working as a consultant on banking and finance advising reputed companies in related fields. Mr. Mukherjee holds 100 equity shares in the Company. He is not related to any Director on the Board.

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee - Managing Director

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, born in 1962, is a commerce graduate. He was trained in UK in the area of manufacturing of packaging products. He has more than thirty eight years of extensive experience in the area of finance, production, human resource and commercial matters in tea plantation and packaging business. Currently he holds the position of Managing Director in the Company and Managing Director in B & A Ltd, the Holding Company.

Mr. Dhruba Jyoti Dowerah - Non-Executive Director

Born in 1968, Mr Dhruba Jyoti Dowerah, graduated from Assam Agricultural University with a B.Sc. Degree securing First Class Honours in Agriculture. He completed a Field Management Programme from Tocklai and a short term Managerial Development Programme from IIPM, Bangalore in 1998. He joined B & A Limited, Holding Company in the year 1993 as a Management Trainee. Over the last 30 years with the Holding Company, Mr Dowerah has risen through the ranks to become Manager, General Manager, Visiting Agent, President – Tea Division and is currently holding the post of Whole-time Director in the Holding Company. Mr Dowerah is a skilled team builder. Mr Dowerah joined our Directorate in August 2023.