Board of Directors

To address emerging risks and guide the governance ecosystem of Redington to the next level of maturity in a global economic and business environment, it has structured its Board with people of varied strengths and experience. It values the participation of all members during the Board meetings and strongly believes that for effective board governance the management of the Company should be transparent.

Redington’s vibrant board interacts effectively and responds quickly to changing circumstances within a framework founded on strong corporate values, to provide enduring value to the shareholders and the stakeholders. The Board of Directors uphold high standards of expertise, professionalism and experience.

Currently, the Board comprises of eleven members including Four Non executive Independent Directors, Four Non executive Directors and three Executive Directors. The Chairman of the board is a Non-Executive Independent Director.

Independent Directors

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    Professor J. Ramachandran
     
     
     
     
    Professor J. Ramachandran
    Non-Executive Chairman, Independent Director
     

     

    Professor J. Ramachandran is the Chairman of our Board and carries rich experience in corporate management. He is a professor of strategy at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He is also the Chairman of Aditya Auto Products, and a member of the Board of Reliance Communications, Sasken Communication Technologies, Allcargo Logistics, Antrix Corporation, Indofil Industries, and MVP International, USA.

     

    Other recognition for his work includes: the IMD FDC Award for Best Paper in Strategy / IB Theory from the Academy of Management USA, best paper citations from the Strategic Management Society, USA and the Academy of Management, USA, the Tata Steel-IIMB award for best case on corporate social responsibility; best case awards from the European Foundation for Management Development [EFMD], Association of Management Development Institutions in South Asia [AMDISA], The Central and East European Management Development Association [CEEMAN], and Association of Indian Management Schools [AIMS] as well as best teacher awards at IIM Bangalore. A qualified Chartered and Cost Accountant, and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad.

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    Mr. V. S. Hariharan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. V. S. Hariharan
    Independent Director
     

    Mr. V. S. Hariharan is a graduate of IIT – Madras with an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore with specialisation in marketing. He has 20+ years of sales, marketing, operations and general management experience working within and outside India in the Information Technology Industry. Starting his career with Wipro in India, he relocated to Singapore and associated with Hewlett-Packard for more than 15 years. In HP, Mr. Hariharan held a number of positions and was promoted as Vice President leading various new areas such as consumer business, sales and field operations in Asia Pacific, Graphic Solutions Business APJ and Mono Laser World Wide. He is the Co-founder and CEO of Third Wave Power pte Ltd - A Global business based on Solar Portable Solutions based out of Singapore.

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    Mr. Keith W F  Bradley
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Keith W F Bradley
    Independent Director
     

    Mr. Keith WF Bradley, is a Chartered Accountant from the United Kingdom with Masters of Accounting from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He served as the Senior Executive Vice President and President of Ingram Micro North America and played a vital role in developing strategies for the region. Mr. Bradley was responsible for overall performance of Ingram Micro’s US and Canadian operations. Under his leadership Ingram Micro North America had introduced several new divisions and services. Mr. Bradley started his career with M/s PricewaterhouseCoopers, UK and moved to M/s Walt Disney Consumer products before joining Ingram Micro.

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    Ms. Suchitra Rajagopalan
     
     
     
     
    Ms. Suchitra Rajagopalan
    Independent Director
     

     

    Ms. Suchitra Rajagopalan is a commerce graduate from The Sydenham College of Commerce and Economics, Mumbai with an MBA from Warwick Business School, UK. She has 15+ years of experience in the areas of Audit & Assurance, Financial & Risk Management and Corporate Governance. Starting her career with KPMG India, she moved to Volvo Truck and Bus Limited, UK and effected the Internal Audit Function. As Group Internal Audit Manager, she was responsible for Internal Audit in all Volvo Group companies in UK, Benelux and India. Suchitra conducted the pilot for AB Volvo’s worldwide roll-out of the Sarbanes-Oxley Project and led its implementation in the UK. Subsequently, she was promoted as Chief Financial Officer of Volvo Group Turkey. Currently she is based in the UK as Director – Corporate Governance at AB Volvo. She is a member of the Legal Board and Country Management Team in Turkey, Morocco, Austria, Germany and Russia and has led legal restructuring projects for Volvo in Region Europe Middle East and Africa incl. South Africa.

Non-Executive Directors

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    Mr. R. Jayachandran
     
     
     
     
    Mr. R. Jayachandran
    Non-Executive Director
     

    Mr. R. Jayachandran is a qualified chartered accountant from India and is a member of the Institute of Certified Public Accountant of Singapore. He has also participated in an advanced management program at the Harvard Business School. He has been associated with Redington Mauritius Limited from its inception. He is a Non Executive Chairman of OLAM International Limited, a listed Singapore entity.

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    Mr. R. Srinivasan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. R. Srinivasan
    Non-Executive Vice Chairman
     

    Mr. R. Srinivasan is a graduate in engineering from the Madras University also has as masters' degree in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has over 30 years of management experience across the globe. Mr. Srinivasan has been involved in and continues to supervise the day-to-day operations of the Company and provides direction to its corporate strategy and vision.

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    Mr. Tu, Shu-Chyuan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Tu, Shu-Chyuan
    Non-Executive Director
     

    Mr. Tu, Shu-Chyuan, is an engineering graduate from the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan, and has a Master's degree in Computer Engineering from San Jose State University, USA. He has overall 25 years of working experience in global IT industry. He joined Synnex in 1994 and held a series of management positions. He is currently the GM of business development of Synnex. Prior to joining Synnex, he worked for various computer networking companies in the State and had focused expertise in planning and management.

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    Mr. Lin Tai-Yang
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Lin Tai-Yang
    Non-Executive Director
     

    Mr. Lin, an Accounting graduate from the National Chengchi University, Taipei, Taiwan, has an overall work experience of 11 years. He has joined M/s. Synnex Technology International Corporation as Accounting Manager in 2000 and currently serves as its Director of Finance Planning and Management. Mr. Lin is also a Director on the Board of several public and private limited companies including Bestcom Infotech Corporation, Synnex Taiwan Public Company Ltd., Syntech Asia Ltd and PT. Synnex Metrodata Indonesia.

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    Mr. Nainesh Jaisingh
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Nainesh Jaisingh
    Non-Executive Director
     

    Mr. Nainesh Jaisingh is the Managing Director and Global Co-Head of Standard Chartered Private Equity and has been with the business since 2000. In 2001, he co-founded Fin Ventures, a global Venture Capital Fund sponsored by Standard Chartered Bank, headquartered at Singapore. In 2003, Mr. Nainesh was instrumental in the launch of the Merlion India Fund, a JV between SCPE and Temasek, Singapore. With SCPE, Mr. Nainesh has made and managed successful investments in several sectors – Software / BPO, Engineering, Pharmaceuticals, Shipbuilding, Auto Components, Power Generation, Travel, and Financial Service. He serves on the Board of Directors of several companies including public limited companies like ABG Shipyard Ltd and Powerica Limited. Mr. Nainesh is an Engineer with an MBA from the IIM-Bangalore.

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    Mr.N.Srinivasan
     
     
     
     
    Mr.N.Srinivasan
    Non – Executive Director
     

    Mr. N. Srinivasan is a commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant since 1955. He was the senior partner of well known auditing firms Fraser & Ross and Deloitte Haskins & Sells until 1997. Mr. Srinivasan has been closely associated with development of the profession of accounting and auditing in India as a Central Council Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was head of various prestigious bodies in India and abroad, like Deputy President of The Associated Chamber of Commerce & Industry of India, Director on the Board of The Institute of Internal Auditors Inc., Florida, USA and Senate Member of The Annamalai University. He holds Directorship in many Public and Listed companies in many public and listed companies in India.

Executive Directors

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    Mr. M. Raghunandan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. M. Raghunandan
    Whole-Time Director
     

    Mr. M. Raghunandan is a graduate in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras, and also has a masters' degree in business management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been with the Company since January, 1998, originally acting as a country support manager and currently a Whole time Director. Mr. Raghunandan has professional experience of 28 years and has been associated with organisations like ITC Limited and HCL Infosystems Limited and was involved in areas such as manufacturing, technology transfer and projects. Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Raghunandan was the President of Indian Food Fermentations Limited.

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    Mr. Raj Shankar
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Raj Shankar
    Managing Director
     

    Mr. Raj Shankar is a postgraduate from the Birla Institute of Technology and Sciences, Pilani. He has 25 years of professional experience working within and outside India in diverse sectors, including pharmaceuticals (Novartis India Limited) and textiles (Grasim Industries Limited). He joined Redington Gulf FZE in April 2001 as its Whole-time Director. He is currently responsible for Redington Group's operations in Singapore, the Middle East and Africa. Mr. Raj Shankar has been appointed as Deputy Managing Director at the board meeting held on 26th July 2007.