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 Ten members including Four Non executive Independent Directors, Four Non executive Directors and Two 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. 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.B.Ramaratnam
     
     
     
     
    Mr.B.Ramaratnam
    Non – Executive Director
     

    Mr B Ramaratnam graduated from the University of Mumbai and after qualifying as a Chartered Accountant joined Pricewaterhouse at Chennai and later on he joined A.F. Ferguson & Co and Deloitte Haskins & Sells where he was a partner. Ramaratnam has handled clients from diverse sectors such as manufacturing, trading, software, time-share, real estate, financial services, pharma, engineering, construction, services etc.

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    Mr. Udai Dhawan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. Udai Dhawan
    Non-Executive Director
     

    Mr. Udai Dhawan is a Managing Director and the Head for Standard Chartered Private Equity (SCPE) in India. He joined SCPE in 2008 and has been involved in substantial number of SCPE’s investments in India till date, and serves on the board of many of the fund’s portfolio companies. Prior to SCPE, Udai worked for 13 years in financial services focused on corporate investing, M&A and corporate finance, both in India and the United States. Udai’s roles have included senior positions with Kotak Mahindra Capital in investment banking, with sabre Inc. in corporate development, and with Arthur Andersen in corporate finance advisory. Udai is an MBA from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

Executive Directors

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    Mr. E.H. Kasturi Rangan
     
     
     
     
    Mr. E.H. Kasturi Rangan
    Whole-Time Director
     

    Mr. E.H. Kasturi Rangan started his career as a chartered accountant in practice for more than a decade. He joined the Company in 1999 as its Credit Consultant and was instrumental in developing the Company's system for granting credit facilities to channel partners. In 2004, he took the responsibility of Operations including Supply Chain Management. In 2006, he was entrusted with the responsibility of developing the Non IT Vertical.

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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 over 3 decades of professional experience working in India and International markets with large business groups and MNCs. Over the last 12 years, he has managed the overseas operations for Redington and is currently responsible for Redington Group's entire operations as Managing Director.