SEFL has established itself as a leader with the guidance of pioneers in the industry, who form its board of directors.
Mr. Hemant Kanoria, aged 56, is our Chairman. He has over 39 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. He has held several prestigious positions like President of Calcutta Chamber of Commerce, Chairman of the FICCI National Committee on Infrastructure and served on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta besides being a past Member of the Regional Direct Taxes Advisory Committee, Government of India.
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.
Devendra Kumar Vyas
Mr. Devendra Kumar Vyas, aged 50 years, 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 & Tunnelling. 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. Suresh Kumar Jain
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.
Mr. Ashwani Kumar
Mr. Ashwani Kumar, aged 61, is an Independent Director. He is a seasoned banker having 37 years of banking experience, out of which he was the Chairman and Managing Director of Dena Bank for 5 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 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 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 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.
Dr. Tamali Sengupta
Dr. Tamali Sengupta has over 32 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 Principal of T. Sen Gupta & 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. She has represented Indian companies in joint-ventures overseas and in relation to joint-ventures in India with multinational corporations.
Dr. Sengupta has extensive experience in the structure of projects implemented under Project Finance and on foreign participation in the privatization of infrastructure. Sectors worked on include roadways, railways, ports, power and township development, both in India and overseas. She has wide experience in negotiations and drafting documents for privatization projects and has dealt with various forms of contractual agreements for project finance, including inter alia, Concession agreements (BOT, BOOT, BOLT) as well as EPC & O&M Contracts.