Y C Deveshwar

Y C Deveshwar Y C Deveshwar is the Chairman of ITC Limited, a multi-business Indian conglomerate with a market capitalization of around $ 30 billion and a turnover of $ 7 billion. He is also the Chairman of its wholly owned subsidiary ITC Infotech India Limited and its subsidiaries in the UK and USA. ITC Infotech operates out of the 4 continents of North America, Europe, Asia and Africa.

An engineering graduate from IIT Delhi, Mr Deveshwar joined ITC Limited in 1968. He was appointed as a Director on the Board of the Company in 1984 and became the Chief Executive and Chairman of the Board on January 1st, 1996. Between 1991 and 1994, Mr Deveshwar led Air India as its Chairman and Managing Director.

ITC, under Mr Deveshwar’s leadership, has given expression to its globally acknowledged Sustainability initiatives by fashioning corporate strategies that not only enhance shareholder value but add significantly to the development of natural and social capital. He has led ITC to become the only company in the world, of its size to be ‘carbon positive’, ‘water positive’ and ‘waste recycling’ positive. The company’s businesses generate livelihoods for over 5 million people, many of whom represent the poorest in Rural India.

Mr Deveshwar is a Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian School of Business and the former Chairman of the Society and Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He also serves on the National Executive Committees of some of India’s premier trade and industry bodies, and is also a member of the CEOs Forum instituted by the between UK and India. He has also been a member of the CEOs Forum instituted by the governments of the United States of America and India.

Deveshwar has been conferred the Padma Bhushan, one of the highest civilian awards in the country, by the Government of India for the year 2011, in recognition of his distinguished service of a high order to the Nation. Amongst several other awards and recognitions during his distinguished career, Deveshwar has been honoured with the Global Leadership Award 2010 by the U.S.- India Business Council of the US Chamber of Commerce, the SAM/SPG Sustainability Leadership Award 2007 conferred at the International Sustainability Leadership Symposium, the Business Person of the Year Award 2006 by the UK Trade & Investment by His Royal Highness Prince Andrew, the Duke of York. In January 2006, he was inducted to the prestigious Hall of Pride at the Indian Science Congress. He was also named the Manager Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 by Ernst & Young.

Mr Deveshwar also provided the guiding vision to set up the ITC ’e-Choupal’ a pioneering initiative to empower Indian farmers. The ITC e-Choupal is today the world’s largest rural digital infrastructure, a case study at the Harvard Business School and has also been mentioned in the World Development Report of the World Bank. This initiative has won several global awards including the inaugural World Business Award instituted jointly by the United Nations Development Program (UNDP), International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) and the HRH Prince of Wales International Business Leader's Forum (IBLF), the Development Gateway award at Beijing and the Stockholm Challenge Award.

S. Sivakumar

S. Sivakumar S Sivakumar is the Non-Executive Vice-Chairman of ITC Infotech India Limited., and its subsidiaries in the UK and the USA.

Sivakumar is the Chief Executive of the Agri Business Division of ITC Limited and a Member of the Corporate Management Committee of ITC Limited.

Topper of the Class of 1983 from the Institute of Rural Management Anand, (IRMA), Sivakumar served a farmers' cooperative for six years before joining ITC Limited in 1989.

Sivakumar has conceptualised the path-breaking ITC e-Choupal model, and is spearheading its roll out across rural India.

Sivakumar is also the Chairman of Technico Agri Sciences Limited, a subsidiary of ITC Limited. He is a Member of the Private Sector Committee of the Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR), and a Member of Research Advisory Committee of India’s National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM). He is also an active member of the management committees of various industry bodies and several taskforces of Government of India.

Anand Nayak

Anand Nayak Anand Nayak is the Non-Executive Director on the Board of ITC Infotech India Limited., and a member of the Audit Committee of the Board.

Head of Human Resource Development and a Member of the Corporate Management Committee of ITC Limited., Nayak has been with the Company for 38 years. He has handled senior HR assignments in the Company's various Divisions and has been head of Human Resource Development for ITC Limited since 1996. He is also responsible for overall supervision of ITC's Social Investments Programme.

A post-graduate in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from XLRI, Jamshedpur, Anand Nayak has spent his entire professional career with ITC.

B. B. Chatterjee

B. B. Chatterjee B.B. Chatterjee is the Non-Executive Director on the Board of ITC Infotech India Limited. and its subsidiaries in the UK and the USA. He is also the Chairman of the Audit Committee of ITC Infotech India Limited.

Chatterjee is the Executive Vice President & Company Secretary of ITC Limited and a Member of the Corporate Management Committee of ITC Limited. He joined ITC in May, 1983. He is a Chartered Accountant, Company Secretary and a Law Graduate.

Chatterjee besides being on the Executive Committee of Indian Chamber of Commerce and the Chamber Committee of The Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry (BCCI) is also Chairman of the Company Affairs Sub Committee of BCCI. He has also served on the Central Council and the Secretarial Standards Board of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also on the Board of several subsidiaries of ITC

Rajiv Tandon

Rajiv Tandon Rajiv Tandon is a Director on the board of ITC Infotech India Ltd. and its subsidiaries in the UK and the USA.

A Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India with over 30 years of experience, he is the Chief Financial Officer and a Member of the Corporate Management Committee of ITC Limited. Tandon has held various positions in ITC including Executive Vice President - Finance & MIS of the Tobacco Division, Executive Vice President - Corporate Finance, Finance Advisor and member of the Management Committee of Agri Business and Tobacco Division. He is also on the Board of several other subsidiaries/group companies of ITC.

He has held several important positions in various industry bodies including Chairman of the Expert Committee on Banking and Finance (Indian Chamber of Commerce), Member -Taxation and Company Law Committee (Confederation of Indian Industry) and is currently Member - Managing Committee (Bengal Chamber of Commerce & Industry).

B. Sumant

 B. Sumant B. Sumant is a Director on the Board of ITC Infotech India Ltd. and its subsidiaries in UK and USA. He is also the Chief Operating Officer for Trade Marketing & Distribution, ITC Limited.

Sumant has been working with the company since 1986. He has over 25 years of experience in ITC Limited spanning manufacturing, operations foods, IT services and new business development.

Sumant holds a bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Regional Engineering College, Durgapur. He is also an alumnus of the Harvard Business School, Wharton, Kellogg and the Asian Institute of Management, Manila.

Sushma Rajagopalan

Sushma Rajagopalan Sushma Rajagopalan is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, ITC Infotech. She is also the Director on the Board of ITC Infotech (USA) Inc. and ITC Infotech Ltd., UK.

With over 28 years of experience, Sushma has held senior positions at various companies including CMC, Citicorp, iGate, Zensar, L&T Infotech and LiquidHub in leadership roles across HR, global business operations, marketing, sales & delivery, consulting and M&A. She has led organizational transformation, headed strategy & corporate development and has been responsible for several large deal acquisitions through planned strategic investments.


Sushma has won numerous accolades which includes “Innovator in Technology” in 2013 and “Best Technology Woman Leader” in 2011.

She holds a BSc from Women’s Christian College, MA in Personnel Management from TISS and an MBA from Carnegie Mellon University.