Corporate Governance

Board of Directors

Mr Gautam Adani, the Chairman and Founder of the Adani Group, has more than 33 years of business experience. Under his leadership, Adani Group has emerged as a global integrated infrastructure player with interest across Resources, Logistics and Energy verticals.

Mr Adani’s success story is extraordinary in many ways. His journey has been marked by his ambitious and entrepreneurial vision, coupled with great vigour and hard work.This has not only enabled the Group to achieve numerous milestones but also resulted in creation of a robust business model which is contributing towards building sound infrastructure in India. 

Mr Rajesh Adani has been associated with Adani Group since its inception. He is incharge of the operations of the Group and has been responsible for developing its business relationships. His proactive, personalized approach to the business and competitive spirit has helped towards the growth of the Group and its various businesses.

Mr. Karan Adani holds a degree in economics from Purdue University, USA. He started his career by learning the intricacies of the port operations at Mundra. Having accumulated experience throughout all levels of our operations since 2009, he is responsible for the strategic development of the Adani Group and overlooks its day to day operations. He aims to build the Adani Group’s identity around an integrated business model, backed by his sound understanding of new processes, systems and macro-economic issues, coupled with his growing experience.

Mr. Sanjay Lalbhai holds a bachelor’s degree in science from Gujarat University and a master's degree in business management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He is the chairman and managing director of Arvind Limited. He is the president of Ahmedabad Education Society and the Ahmedabad University. He is also a member of the board of governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is also chairman of Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association and a member of the council of management of the Physical Research Laboratory. He is also the chairman of Center for Environmental Planning and Technology. Mr. Sanjay S. Lalbhai is a member on the governing body of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management.

Prof. Ganesan Raghuram holds a bachelor’s degree in technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He is currently a professor at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and specializes in the areas of infrastructure and transportation systems, and supply chain and logistics management. The focus of his research and publications includes railways, ports and shipping, air and road sector, service organizations and issues impacting logistics and supply chain management. He has previously taught at the Northwestern University, Illinois USA and the Tulane University, Louisiana USA. He is also a visiting faculty at several universities in USA, Canada, Yugoslavia, Tanzania, UAE, Singapore and several institutions in India. He has been the Vice Chancellor, Indian Maritime University, Chennai. He is a fellow of the Operational Research Society of India and Charted Institute of Logistics and Transport.

Dr. Malay Mahadevia holds a master’s degree in dental surgery from Nair Hospital Dental College. He was conferred with a doctorate of philosophy in coastal ecology around Mundra area, Kutch District, Gujarat by the Gujarat University in 2008. He has been working with the Company since 1992 and has worked on the development of the Mundra Port since its conceptualisation. Currently he handles the marine and ports, special economic zones, health care, water supply, education, railway logistics and social infrastructure divisions of our Company. He has been awarded the outstanding manager of the year award of Gujarat by the Ahmedabad Management Association for the year 2002. He was also one of the finalists for ‘Lead India’ campaign organized by Times of India group in Gujarat. He is member of Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Mr. G. K. Pillai is a retired Indian Administrative Services officer. He holds a master’s degree in science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He started his career as sub-collector, Quilon and worked in revenue administration. He has previously held various government positions including special secretary for industries, especially the traditional industries of cashew, coir and handlooms; secretary, health and as principal secretary to the chief minister of Kerala, department of Commerce, Ministry of Commerce and Industry. He was the chairman of the board of approvals for special economic zones from 2006 to 2009.

Ms. Radhika Haribhakti has over 30 years of experience in Commercial and Investment Banking with Bank of America, JM Morgan Stanley, DSP Merrill Lynch and RH Financial Services. She is the founder Director of RH Financial Services, a boutique Advisory Firm focused on M&A and raising Private Equity. Ms. Haribhakti is closely associated with issues of Financial Inclusion & Women Empowerment and is the former Chairperson of Friends of Women's World Banking (FWWB) and current Chairperson, Swadhaar FinAccess. She has served on CII's National Committee on Women Empowerment and the Governing Council of Citigroup Micro Enterprise Award. Ms. Haribhakti is a commerce graduate from Gujarat University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management (Finance) from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Mukesh Kumar is an IAS Officer of 1996 batch. He holds B.Tech in Electrical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (Kanpur) and Executive Masters in Public Administration from the Maxwell School, Syracuse University, USA.


Mr. Mukesh Kumar, IAS is Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Gujarat Maritime Board. He started his career in civil services as Assistant Collector (Vadodara) and brings with him over 20 years of professional experience in the public administration. Demonstrating a mix of sector vision and business acumen, Mr. Mukesh Kumar has had eminent tenures as Collector of The Dangs (Ahwa), Municipal Commissioner at Bhavnagar, Rajkot and Ahmedabad, Managing Director of Industrial Extension Bureau & Gujarat State Project Director of Universal Education Mission, Director of (Integrated Child Development Scheme-ICDs) and Commissioner of Schools. In all these positions, he has received much acclaim for making noteworthy regulatory, development and strategic initiatives for improvement in administrative efficiency and public welfare.

Mrs. Nirupama Rao is a Post Graduate in English Literature, Fellow - Harvard University, Fellow-Brown University, Jawaharlal Nehru Fellow and a recipient of the Degree of Doctor of Letters (Honoris Causa) from the Pondicherry University. She was conferred with the Vanitha Ratna by the Government of Kerala in 2016. She is currently a Global Fellow of The Wilson Center in Washington D.C. and a Councillor of the World Refugee Council.


A career diplomat from the Indian Foreign Service from 1973 to 2011, she served the Government in several important positions including that of the Foreign Secretary of India. She has represented India in several countries during her distinguished career and was the first Indian woman to be appointed High Commissioner to Sri Lanka and Ambassador to China. She was also the first woman spokesperson of the Ministry of External Affairs. After her retirement, she was appointed Ambassador of India to the United States for tenure of two years from 2011 to 2013.

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