Venture Advisors

Indresh Batra

EMPLOYMENT:

2001 – present   

Jindal Saw Ltd.    A flagship member of $25 billion multinational OP Jindal group, JSL is India’s largest producer of tubular products and one of India’s largest industrial enterprises with USD 1.6 billion of turnover.

2007 – 2014 (15May)  

Managing Director, Jindal Saw Ltd.  Participate in general management of the company under direction of Mr. P. R. Jindal, with specific responsibilities and achievement as follows:

  • Oversee investor relations, corporate planning, business development, and corporate finance functions
  • Formed IUP Jindal Metals and Alloys Ltd., a joint venture between JSL and EUR 60 billion Arcelor-Mittal
  • Restarted and upgraded new seamless pipe mill at Nashik, India
  • Successfully led Rs. 400 crore FCB offering, Rs. 300 crore GDR placement.

2007

  • Vice Chairman & MD, Jindal ITF Ltd. With family backing, formed and capitalized this infrastructure-focused unit of Jindal Saw, leading it into innovative activities in domestic shipping and shipbuilding, rail transportation and equipment, water and wastewater projects, and municipal waste management.  Business operations currently include India’s fastest growing domestic shipping business, water and pipeline projects, and Delhi’s first municipal waste-to-power project.
  • Set up South Asia’s first and largest Waste to Energy plant (WTE) in Delhi. It is the third largest such plant in the world which converts 750,000 TPA into Electricity
  • Set up most modern robotics driven rail car manufacturing plant in Baroda in Western India is a record time. The plant was inaugurated by India’s current Prime Minister Mr. Modi.
  • Set up India’s first and largest infrastructure for waterborne transportation network to supply 3 million tons of imported coal to India’s largest power utility

2001 – 2007 

President & CEO, Jindal Texas Works.  Led these large scale steel plate and pipe production assets from shutdown through eventual sale at a value in excess of US$1.2 billion; established management and leadership programs to improve business responsiveness to customers and to enhance supply chain reliability.

2000 – 2001

Program Manager, Rockefeller Foundation.  Led renewable energy initiatives in Southeast Asia

1997 – 2000 

Associate Vice President with a leading infrastructure finance company.   Responsible for Financing of Infrastructure & Renewable Energy Projects

 

SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY:

2003

Board of Directors, Indo-American Chamber of Commerce, Houston, TX

2001

Founder, Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives by the name Svayam (www.svayam.com) for people with disabilities

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