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Dr PS Bhattacharya

Mr. P.S. Bhattacharyya

Non-Executive Independent Director
and Chairman

Mr. Partha Sarathi Bhattacharyya, did his M.Sc (Physics) from Jadavpur University. He joined Coal India Ltd (CIL) as Management Trainee in 1977, rose to become its Chairman in 2006 and continued till retirement in Feb 2011. He steered CIL through Miniratna in 2007, Navratna in 2008 and finally Maharatna in 2011 - a unique feat in the career of any PSU CMD.

In 2010, Mr. Bhattacharyya spearheaded the Initial Public Offer (IPO) of 10% of CIL's equity. It met with resounding success and became a landmark event. The IPO was one of the top three in the world in that year and is still the largest in India so far.

Mr. Bhattacharyya has been featured in a document published by Tata Mcgrow Hill in 2011 as one of the transformation leaders of Corporate India. He was also recognized by Forbes Magazine as a High Achiever of 2010. He is recipient of a number of awards and accolades. Notable among these are CEO of the year 2010 from Indian Chamber of Commerce as well as World HRD Congress, Swami Vivekananda National Award - 2011 & SCOPE Special Award of the Jury in 2010.

Mr. Deepak Mukerjee being a Banking Professional has vast experience in Commercial/Corporate Banking, Management Consultancy and Corporate Governance. He headed the team which led to the foundation of IDBI Bank, one of the most profitable banks in the Corporate and Retail Sectors of the market.

He was appointed the first Managing Director of the Bank. He had worked extensively for setting up IDBI Bank with M/s KPMG for deciding market positioning, preparing mission statement, setting up policy guidelines on key areas such as Corporate Governance, Business Ethics, Credit, Corporate Banking, Marketing, MIS, Retail Bank, Risk Management, Treasury, HRD and Technology selection based on world wide tenders.

He was an executive member of the Credit Committee of Directors at ANZ Grindlays Banking Group in London. He formulated supervisory protocol for Board members covering appointment of Directors, rotation and functioning of the Committees. He has worked with ANZ Grindlays plc for over 32 years and held important positions.

He headed Operations Audit in India and at headquarters in London, he was head of Corporate Planning and MBO, Corporate Banking in South India, Business Banking Unit as General Manager, Business Banking, Treasury and Investment Banking in India, Credit and Investment Risk Supervision, South Asia. He was Deputy Director, Credit and Risk Management for ANZ Grindlays Bank's Credit and Investment portfolio at its headquarters in London.

Dr Mukherjee

Mr. D. Mukerjee

Independent Director

Dr J Roy

Mr. J. Roy

Non-executive Director

Mr. Jayanta Roy is the Managing Director of The Peerless General Finance & Investment Company Limited, the Holding Company. He is Master in Business Administration, and has specialized knowledge in International Business acquired at Cardiff, certification in Driving Profitable Growth from Harvard Business School and other various certifications from NSC, AMFI, Indian School of Business and RBI.

A next-gen leader with entrepreneurial orientation, he is on his journey to transform the Peerless Group for accelerated growth. Jayanta Roy was at the helm of the Indian Chamber of Commerce as its President for a year and gave new directions for its future growth. The ICC Insurance Summit, the ICC Mutual Fund Summit and the ICC Banking Summit have greatly benefitted from his involvement and have emerged as important annual platforms in their sectors.

Dr. Sujit Kar Purkayastha is presently the Managing Director of Peerless Hospital & B.K. Roy Research Centre. After more than 30 years of working abroad, primarily in the UK, he has returned to India in 2010. He has been a Consultant Physician in a NHS Trust Hospital in the UK and has vast experience in clinical medicine primarily in Gastroenterology and General Medicine.

During his long career, he has also been involved in administrative works which include Membership of Postgraduate Advisory Panel in University of Liverpool, Royal College Tutor for the trust, Chairmanship of Medical Education Committee, Clinical Audit Lead for the trust to name a few. He has been a passionate teacher and has organized many teach-in courses in various hospitals, he has worked. He is an examiner of MRCP PACES for the Royal Colleges of UK and has also hosted the examination.

After qualifying as a doctor from Dibrugarh Medical College in 1973, he completed MD in General Medicine from Calcutta University. Subsequently he went to the UK for further training and obtained MRCP. He became Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow and Royal College of Physicians of London in 1998 and 2002 respectively.

He was accredited "Physician as Educator" by the Royal College of Physicians, London and is also a member of the British and Indian Society of Gastroenterology. He maintains a strong link with the college and has tied up Peerless Hospital with the college in the MTI (Medical Training Initiative) scheme which allows suitable medical graduates from India to obtain 2 years of clinical training in UK hospitals. His ambition is to bring transparency and honesty in the medical practice and he is committed to this.

Dr S Kar

Dr. S.K. Purkayastha

Managing Director

Dr Ravidra Pai

Mr. R. Pai

Deputy Managing Director

Mr. Ravindra Pai is a seasoned professional with 33 years experience with some of the marquee companies in India like Johnson & Johnson, Thermax, Kansai Nerolac Paints, Mahindra Life Spaces and Apollo Hospitals. He has spent about 13 years with Apollo Hospitals managing different verticals of healthcare formats like Hospitals, Apollo Clinics and Boutique Birthing Centre (Cradle).

Has a deep domain expertise in Hospital Turnaround, Accreditation, Operations and P&L. Additionally quite proficient in Market and Business Intelligence, Customer Evaluations, Improvement Programs and establishing best industry practices.

Additionally Mr. Pai has done an international stint in Russia, St. Petersburg for 2 years working for a UK based company. He has Graduated in Microbiology from Mumbai University and completed Master's in Marketing Management from Narsee Monjee, Mumbai.

Mr. Supriyo Sinha has joined The Peerless General Finance & Investment Co. Ltd. on 1st June, 2022 as Director-Business Transformation & Corporate Strategy. He is a Graduate from the Harvard Business School, a Gold Medallist from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata, a 2nd Rank holder in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Kharagpur and 1st Rank holder in West Bengal Higher Secondary Examination.

He has over 20 years of professional experience, as Management Consulting: Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company, as a Vice President & Business Head at ABP (P) Limited, and as Head of Strategy and New Initiatives at Axis Bank Limited. He has been formally certified by the Ministry of Corporate Affairs to be Independent Director on any board and has achieved National Education Leadership award.

Other Directorships held in: The Peerless General Finance & Investment Company Ltd.

Dr S Sinha

Mr. S. Sinha

Non-executive Director

Dr S Bose

Mr. S. Bose

Independent Director

Mr. Sumit Bose got his degree in Master of Science, (Social Policy and Planning), London School of Economics, 1993. He did his Master of Arts (History), from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, 1976. He Joined the Indian Administrative Service in 1976 and allotted to the Madhya Pradesh Cadre. Immediately prior to superannuation, he was the Union Finance Secretary (as Secretary, Department of Revenue). He had also served as Secretary (Expenditure) and Secretary (Disinvestment) as well as Secretary in the Thirteenth Finance Commission, consecutively in the Ministry of Finance, Government of India since August 2007 till superannuation.

He was the member of the core group for the Union Budget from 2010 to 2015. Served the Government of Madhya Pradesh (GoMP) as Principal Secretary (Finance). During this period, various reforms including fiscal responsibility legislation, outcome budgeting, extensive use of the PPP mechanism, contributory pension scheme were introduced in MP. Had also done an early stint in the Department of Economic Affairs, MOF, Government of India, as Deputy Secretary in the Fund Bank Division.

Have served the GoMP in the field, as the District Magistrate and Collector of Sidhi Rewa, Gwalior and Bhopal Districts. In the State Secretariat, besides Departments of Finance and Education, served in the Chief Minister's Office in two stints, first as Special Assistant as a junior officer and later as Secretary to the Chief Minister.

Mr. Soumendra Mohan Basu is associated with India's leading HR Consulting companies on leadership development and executive coaching. He graduated with honours in English from Presidency College, Kolkata. Soumen started coaching as a member of the panel of coaches and mentors for leaders at Standard Chartered Bank.

In addition, he has coached general managers in Manpower India and CEO/CXO level leaders from multiple industries ranging from Services to Manufacturing. Soumen has undergone a formal accreditation program in coaching.

Other Directorships held in:

Director of India Carbon Ltd, The Peerless General Finance & Investment Company Limited, Endurance Technologies Ltd, Bengal Peerless Housing Development Co. Ltd.

Dr SM Basu

Mr. S M Basu

Independent Director

Dr Arijit Basu

Mr. Arijit Basu

Independent Director

Mr. Arijit Basu is a management leader and professional from the Banking and Financial Services industry. He has worked in India, Japan and the UK. Arijit is currently Chairman of HDB Financial Services Ltd, a leading financial services firm and subsidiary of HDFC Bank Ltd. He is also a senior advisor and consultant to leading firms like AZB Partners, Deloitte India and Life Insurance Corporation for their forthcoming IPO. Arijit recently retired as a Board Member and Managing Director of India's largest bank, State Bank of India.

Prior to that he was the MD & CEO of SBI Life Insurance Company Ltd., the largest private life insurance company in India. During his tenure in the company from 2014-18, the company witnessed transformative growth and listed successfully in the stock exchanges.

He has been associated with various committees. He is on the Academic Advisory Council of the College of Supervisors set up by RBI, was Chairman of the Working Group on Project Finance set up by the Government of India for the Infrastructure Pipeline in 2020, and is Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee of the Indian Merchants Chamber, Mumbai.

Arijit is an Honours Graduate in Economics and has done his Masters in History from the University of Delhi. He is also a Certified Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. Arijit's main interests are in the areas of Leadership and Organizational Excellence, Corporate Governance and Risk Management and Organizational Culture.