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Mr. Shishir Kumar Poddar, Executive Chairman & Managing Director

Our dynamic team leader is a world recognised expert in the Flake Graphite Industry with a deep understanding of techno commercial aspects of the industry. Mr. Poddar has considerable experience spanning 22 years working with natural flake graphite in various spheres like mining, processing and marketing of this commodity. He also has considerable expertise within financial analysis and project construction, having been the key driver for the present and planned projects.

Shishir possesses skills in corporate and financial management, human resource development and capital markets and a deep insight in flake graphite applications and markets. Shishir has developed a strong understanding of the London Capital Markets and business environment, corporate governance and investor relations. As the Managing Director of Tirupati India, he has been the key driver of the development of the Company’s business. Shishir has wide contributions in the sphere of industrial policy and development, has delivered keynote addresses in various forums like The Parliamentary Committee for Industries, India and is a member of the National Board for MSME as a Special Invitee, Government of India. He has held positions and been an active contributor in various industry and trade bodies. He is widely travelled across the globe addressing conferences and seminars on various subjects including flake graphite, sustainable development, sustainable mineral exploitation etc.


Mr. Christian Dennis, Non-Executive Director

Based in London, Christian has over 20 years’ experience in the London financial and capital markets. He has been in the field of Investment Banking and Broking for more than 20 years and is widely connected to a varied set of investor base in London, Europe, Australia and beyond. Being Managing Director at Optiva Securities Ltd, Christian has steered many start up resource companies to successfully climb the value building ladder. He brings to the Company, an enviable reach in all round development of our financial and corporate affairs, playing a pivotal role in structuring acquisitions and progress of the Company’s business model.


Mr. Hemant Kumar Poddar, Non-Executive Director

Hemant has 27 years of experience in the flake graphite industry reinforcing the Company’s vision to be a leading producer of flake graphite. Being extensively travelled and connected to primary users of the commodity, his contributions in building the Company have resulted in the Company’s diversified global market reach. He has significantly contributed in developing the Company and been the key driver in its continued progress. He has also contributed extensively to development of trade and industry with continued involvement in trade bodies and representation in various forums.


Mr. Rajesh Kedia, Non-Executive Director

We were privileged to welcome Rajesh on the board from June 2018. Based in London, Rajesh has over 15 years of experience working in investment banking and investment management with extensive experience in mergers & acquisitions and capital raising. He has advised many companies on their growth plans and raising capital on the London Stock Exchange. For the past five years, he has worked at UK Government Investments Ltd as an Assistant Director.


Mr. Uday Pratap Singh, Project Director - Tirupati Resource Mauritius

A hardcore geologist, Mr. Singh has over 35 years of diversified experience in Resource Industry and project management. Having worked with Geological Survey of India for about 30 years, he has exceptional Geological interpretation skills and has been the key man in discovery of the Resource in our Projects. Mr. Singh has been providing able leadership in the development of the Company’s projects since the early days and has extensive recognition in the Malagasy Government.


Mr. Nicholas Petit Jean, Director Admin - Tirupati Resource Mauritius

An Engineer in Hydraulics, Nicolas at 46 years of age, Nicolas leads Etablissement Rostaing holding the Sahamamy – Sahasoe project for 17 years. With experience in technical operation of Flake Graphite in Madagascar, Nicolas also adds his experience in the Malagasy operations context in project and in country administrative management, an added asset for the Company.


Ms. Nyou Rabarijaona, A&HR Manager

With a background of Masters in Corporate Management, Ony leads Tirupati Madagascar Ventures, holding the Vatomina Project. She exhibits leadership and social connect skills, political coordination and project administrative coordination. With 11 years experience as a Professor in Management, she provides able guidance to the team in country on progressing the project.


Mr. Roshan Bodhoo, Director - Tirupati Resources Mauritius

Roshan holds a BSc (Hons) in Banking and International Finance from the University of Technology Mauritius and an MA in Finance and Investment from the University of Nottingham. Roshan is the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the Alliance Financial Services operating offices in Mauritius, London and Dubai. Roshan has been a director of Tirupati Resources Mauritius (TRM) since inception. He specialises in international tax structuring, investments, corporate finance, business management and strategic planning.