Board of Directors
SEFL has established itself as a leader with the guidance of pioneers in the industry, who form its board of directors.
Hemant Kanoria, Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Hemant Kanoria, aged 56 is our Chairman & Managing Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the University of Calcutta and has over 37 years of experience in industry, trade and financial services. He is currently serving as board member in the Indian Institute of Information Technology, Guwahati, Neotia University and New Delhi Institute of Management and is a member of the advisory board of the Calcutta Business School. He has held several prestigious positions, including serving as the president of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce and the chairman of the FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure, and has served on the board of governors of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has previously also served as a member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India.
Sunil Kanoria, Vice Chairman
Mr. Sunil Kanoria, aged 53 is our Vice Chairman and Executive Director. He is a chartered accountant with more than 29 years of experience in the financial services industry. He has been the president of The Associated Chambers of Commerce & Industry of India, a former governing body member of the Construction Industry Development Council and is presently a council member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also presently the Honorary Consul of Spain in Kolkata, with jurisdiction over the State of West Bengal.
Dr. Tamali Sengupta, Independent Director
She has over 30 years of experience in the legal field and is a specialist in transnational legal transactions in media, real estate development, insurance and infrastructure. She is a widely published author and is a Fellow of the Centre of International Legal Studies at Salzburg. She is the Proprietor of T. Sengupta & Associates a corporate law practice based in New Delhi, which provides advice on corporate law, entertainment law, intellectual property, insurance, project finance, corporate governance, and privatization.
Dr. Sengupta also has extensive experience in international joint-ventures, collaboration and licensing agreements, mergers and acquisitions. Dr. Sengupta has extensive experience in the structure of projects implemented under Project Finance and on foreign participation in the privatisation of infrastructure.
Mr. Kora Ipe Puthenpurackal, Independent Director
He has a Masters Degree from IIT, Mumbai and has 37 years of experience in the field of Corporate Banking. He retired as the Managing Director and Head of Corporate Banking of BNP Paribas India.
Mr. Shyamalendu Chatterjee, Independent Director
Mr. Shyamalendu Chatterjee, aged 71 is an Independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Arts from University of Ranchi. He has over four decades of experience in banking and finance. In the past, he has been associated with the State Bank of India and he was an executive director of with UTI Bank Limited (now Axis Bank Limited). In addition, he has also served as a member of the Board of Directors of Nabil Bank Limited, Nepal. He is currently an Independent Director on the Board of Directors of our Promoter.
Mr. Suresh Kumar Jain, Independent Director
Mr. Suresh Kumar Jain, aged 64 is an Independent Director. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Panjab University and a master’s degree in economics from Kurukshetra University. He is also a certified associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers. He is a banker by profession and has over 36 years of experience in domestic and international markets. He has formerly been associated with Bank of India and Union Bank of India as an Executive Director.
Ms. Supriya Prakash Sen, Independent Director
Ms. Supriya Prakash Sen, aged 53 is an Independent Director. She holds a bachelors’ degree in engineering (electronics and communication), and is a gold medallist from the Bangalore University, and holds a post-graduate diploma in management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. She has also completed the ‘Leaders in Development’ advanced management program from the John F. Kennedy School of Government of the Harvard University. She has over 25 years of experience in Asia and Middle East in financing transport, power and social infrastructure. At present, she is a senior advisor in banking and infrastructure finance at McKinsey & Co., Singapore.
Mr.Devendra Kumar Vyas, MD
Mr. Devendra Kumar Vyas is our Managing Director. He has been associated with the Group since 1997. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (“ICAI”). He has over two decades of experience in the financial services sector. He is the chairman of the ASSOCHAM National Council on Construction Equipment & Tunneling. Further, he is a member of the Governing Council of Indian Construction Equipment Manufacturers’ Association. He is also a life member of the Association of Corporate Advisors and Executives, Kolkata. He is also a member of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Independent Director
Mr. Ashwani Kumar is a seasoned banker having 37 (Thirty seven) years of banking experience, out of which he was the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Dena Bank for 5 (five) years. He has held industry wide leadership positions in multiple organizations, which includes being the Executive Director of Corporation Bank, Chairman of Indian Banking Association, President of Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF) and Chairman of Institute of Banking Personnel Selection (IBPS) among many others. He has been appointed as an Independent External Monitor by the Central Vigilance Commission for Bank of India and Union Bank of India in September 2018 for a period of 3 years. He was also a Board Member of the Life Insurance Corporation of India (LIC) wherein he also served as the Chairman of its Audit Committee and Risk Management Committee. He is a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers from the Indian Institute of Banking & Finance (IIBF), India and has also attended corporate trainings at the Kellogg School of Management, Chicago, National Institute of Bank Management and Jawaharlal Nehru Institute for Development Banking.