Our Management

Mr. B K Jhawar

Mr. B K Jhawar is the founder of Usha Breco Limited. Mr. B.K Jhawar, Chairman Emeritus, is a commerce graduate and the founder of the Usha Martin Group. He has founded and spearheaded several successful industrial enterprises of the Group in India and abroad. Mr. Jhawar was on the Board of Trustees of UTI as a nominee of IDBI for eight years and was on the Board of ICICI for about six years. Mr. Jhawar is actively involved in social development activities and has promoted a highly successful NGO, ‘Krishi Gram Vikas Kendra’ and Agriculture and Rural Development Centre for the economic and social upliftment of tribals in the State of Jharkhand and he is its President.

Mr Prashant Jhawar, Chairman

Mr. Prashant Jhawar is a second generation entrepreneur who joined Usha Martin – the family managed business – as a trainee in 1982. Serving in increasingly progressive capacities in the organization, he has handled complex responsibilities over the years. Prashant was instrumental in listing Usha Martin on the Luxembourg Stock Exchange in 1994. In the same year, he established Usha Martin Telekom, a GSM cellular network provider, in partnership with Telekom Malaysia and other international investors, from which he successfully exited by trade sale to Hutchison Whampoa.

Mr Rajeev Jhawar, Vice Chairman

Mr. Rajeev Jhawar serves as the Managing Director of Usha Martin Limited, which has diversified interests in wire ropes and telecom cables. Mr. Jhawar is a second-generation entrepreneur and has vast experience and expertise in management of conglomerates. He has been the Vice Chairman of Usha Martin Education & Solutions Limited since September 2010. Mr. Jhawar serves as the Director of Usha Martin Infotech Ltd (Usha Martin Education&Solutions Limited).  He  serves  as  Director  on  the  Board  of  Usha  Martin  Limited (Managing Director), Usha Martin Finance Ltd, Guftav Wolf Speciality Cords Ltd., Usha Breco Limited, Usha Breco Realty Limited, KGVK Rural Enterprises Limited, Neutral Publishing House Ltd, Usha Martin International Limited, UK., Usha Siam Steel Industries Limited, Brunton Shaw UK Limited, Usha Martin U.K. Limited, Brunton Wolf Wire Rope Fzc., Usha Communication Technology BVI and EMMC Ltd UK. Mr. Jhawar has an education from University of Pennsylvania – The Wharton School.

Mr. Apurv Jhawar

Mr. Apurv Jhawar is the current Managing Director of Usha Breco Limited. Prior to that, Mr. Apurv Jhawar was Whole Time Director and was designated Executive Director of Usha Breco Limited.

Apurv Jhawar is a strong charismatic leader who is currently involved in Angel Investing and working with entrepreneurs and start-ups to position them for future growth. He is a scion of the well-known Jhawar Business Family who have extensive interests across Steel, Media, Real estate, Education and Technology and as a result Apurv has trained in a variety of businesses across the Usha Martin Group. Amongst a number of substantial achievements, he helped in improve the procurement process & cost savings at Usha Martin by renegotiating contracts with suppliers, inventory optimisation and establishing focus on higher margin products. Apurv has very strong communication skills and have unique ability to build consensus. He has previously worked at Accenture India.

Apurv has a management degree specialising in Entrepreneurship and Economics from Babson College in the United States and he has also studied in London. Apurv has been involved with TIE (the Indus Entrepreneurs) since 2010. Having lived, studied and worked across the UK, US and India, Apurv has established a significant network of business relationships across the world and brings both an India and global perspective to growing businesses.

Mr. Arun Seth

Mr. Arun Seth has been the Chairman of India Operations at Alcatel-Lucent, S.A. since July 2011. Mr Seth served as the Chief Executive Officer of British Telecom in India with responsibilities in the SAARC region. He served as a Senior Vice-President in the UB Group in their Corporate Management division in Bangalore and Delhi. He headed the commercial operations of Unitel Communications, the Telecom arm of the UB Group for five years. He has previously worked with HCL and United Breweries. He worked for BT Group in a variety of positions for over 14 years, having set up the BT India office in 1995 as the First Country Manager. He frame-worked the JVs with Bharti in mobiles, VSATs and internet. With over 30 years of commercial and technical expertise in the IT and Telecom Industry in India, he is a regular speaker at seminars for Telecom and IT.

He is currently on the board of Jubilant Foodworks (Dominos), Cadista Pharmaceuticals (in the USA) and Centum Learning, (a Bharti Group Co.), Balmer Lawrie (a PSU). He is also on the Advisory board of TERI and TERI University and co-chairs the Business Council for Sustainable Development for TERI.

An alumnus of IIT Kanpur and IIM Calcutta – he has worked in senior commercial positions in the UB Group, HCL etc.

Mr. Saurabh Chandra

Mr. Saurabh Chandra is an officer (retired) of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS), belonging to the 1978 Batch (Uttar Pradesh). He was Secretary, Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India from March 2014 to April 2015. Mr. Saurabh Chandra was earlier the Secretary, Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion, Government of India since April, 2012 to 2014. Prior to that, Shri Saurabh Chandra was Additional Secretary in Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion. He has a rich experience of working in financial administration in both his cadre and with the Government of India. This include his stint with the Ministry of Finance, Government of India as Joint Secretary from 2002 to 2007. In a career spanning over 36 years, he has held several posts at different levels in the cadre and with the Government of India. Mr. Saurabh Chandra while working as Director with the Department of Fertilisers, Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilisers, Government of India, he was associated with the setting up of Oman – India Fertilizer Project, perhaps one of the most successful Joint Venture Projects set up by a Central Public Sector Enterprise/Multi- State Cooperative. Mr. Saurabh Chandra is a Graduate in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kanpur and also holds a Diploma in Management.

Mr. S. K. Barasia

Mr. S. K. Barasia is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India. He has over 50 years of experience in Accounts, Finance and Administration. He is on the Board of Directors of several companies and presently serving as the Whole-time Director of Usha Martin Ventures Limited.

Mr. Barasia started his career in the year 1955. He had worked with HINDALCO from 1962 to 1974 as an Accounts Executive. Later, he joined Usha Martin Group in the year 1974 and is still associated with the same group in various capacities and in different companies, the last of which being Prashant Investments Limited wherein he was the Managing Director. Then he retired and rejoined as Whole-time Director in Usha Martin Ventures Ltd in the year 2007.

Ms. Anupriya Jhawar

Ms. Anupriya Jhawar has completed Post Graduation in Development Management from London School of Economic Science and Political Science, United Kingdom in 2011 after completion of B.Sc. (Hons) in management in 2010 from Warwick, United Kingdom. Ms. Anupriya Jhawar has experience of working in various industries in career ranging from hotel, education to NGOs in various positions, start-ups etc…

Mr. Ravindra Kumar Goenka

Mr. Ravindra Kumar Goenka is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary with vast experience in all spheres of industries