Mr. Basant Kumar Jhawar (80) was appointed as an Independent Director of the Company on 21st July, 1983. He is Chairman Emeritus of USD 1 Billion Usha Martin Group.
Mr Jhawar set-up Usha Martin Training Institute in 1990 at Jamshedpur, High quality rural schools under KGVK and under his guidance Usha Martin Group has started affordable schools in Eastern India. Mr Jhawar’s pioneering experiment - TVM Gurukul, offers para medical and para community teacher courses for rural youth. Gurukul facilities include virtual classrooms powered by the Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO).
He also served on the Board of Directors of ICICI for 6 years and was a trustee of UTI as a nominee of Industrial Bank of India for 8 years. Also served as a Member of the Governing Board, XLRI, Jamshedpur and Board of Trustees of National Foundation of India. Mr Jhawar was an active member of CII National Council and chaired its various National Committees.
He is presently an Independent Director on the Boards of Usha Martin Ltd., KGVK Agro Ltd. KGVK Social Enterprises Ltd.