Management Team

Our leaders are required to hold themselves accountable for living our company values as outlined in Our Charter; to put safety first; to make people priority; to be functionally excellent; and to work with integrity.

Mr Ravi Uppal

Mr Ravi Uppal

CEO & Managing Director - JSPL

Mr. Uppal brings with him more than 36 years of experience of working in engineering and infrastructural segments in India and abroad. He has successfully set up several new businesses and also turned around low performing units in the past.

He has worked in various senior managerial positions in Larsen & Toubro Limited, ABB India and Volvo India. Immediately prior to joining us, he was the fulltime Director, President and CEO at Larsen & Toubro Group.

Prior to Larsen & Toubro, he was the President, Managing Director of Global Markets and Technology within ABB Group, Member of Group Executive Committee of ABB Group, Zurich, Switzerland, and Chairman of ABB, India. He was also the founding Managing Director and Country Manager of Volvo India.

Mr. Uppal completed his B. Tech (Mechanical) at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Delhi (India), thereafter he went on to complete his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad (IIMA), and has also completed his Advanced MBA from Wharton Business School, Pennsylvania, USA.

Mr. Ashish Kumar

Mr. Ashish Kumar

CEO - Jindal Africa

Mr Ashish Kumar arrived in South Africa in 2008 to sow the seeds for Jindal Steel and Power’s (JSPL) operations in Africa, and has laid a solid foundation from which Jindal Africa intends launching its wide-ranging operations in order to realise its continental ambitions.

Jindal Africa sees tremendous potential in leveraging Africa’s great mineral wealth in partnership with, and to the mutual benefit of local communities. Mr Kumar has therefore committed himself and the company to building honest, open and sustainable relationships in all the regions it operates with the collective goal of contributing to Africa’s growth. This philosophy is entrenched in the JSPL corporate culture, which centres on transferring skills, enriching lives, creating employment and adding value to the communities in which it operates.

Mr Kumar is therefore focused not solely on Jindal Africa’s immediate exploration and mining activities, but looking to build upstream infrastructure that adds value to local economies by enabling beneficiation of local resources.

Mr Kumar graduated with an Engineering Degree from Thapar Engineering and Technology Institute in Patiala, Punjab, India, is a veteran of JSPL operations, having risen through various roles, including plant operations, procurement, materials, and Technical Assistant to JSPL CMD, Mr Naveen Jindal.Mr Kumar is a true inspiration to the African team and he leads by example. He believes that life offers opportunities and challenges, but with confidence and transparency on both the professional and personal levels, all things are possible. Married with two sons, Mr Kumar enjoys his quite time during weekends and also enjoys watching  his favourite sport-cricket.