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Director's Profile
Mrs. Anuradha Farley, Chairman
 

Mrs. Anuradha Farley, born in Assam in 1954, took over from her late father as Chairman of the Board of Directors of B & A Limited on 30th August, 2013. Mrs. Farley is a UK citizen and a Person of Indian Origin (PIO). She attended Woodstock School, Mussoorie from 1964 to 1970 and trained as a professional artist and illustrator first at Sir J J School of Arts in Bombay, 1970 to 1973, then at State University of New York, Fashion Institute of Technology (F.I.T.) from 1978 to 1981. She graduated from F.I.T. Summa cum Laude and was runner up for valedictorian. She has held five solo art exhibitions in Tokyo (1988), Hong Kong (1990 and 1992) and London (1994 and 1997). Her fashion illustrations have appeared in The New York Times and Women's Wear Daily and she also illustrated a book on executive women's fashion in New York City in 1982.

 
Mr. Amit Chowdhuri, Independent Director
 

Born in 1949, Mr. Chowdhuri is a Hons. Graduate from St. Edmunds College, Shillong. In his 39 years of career he has served J.Thomas & Co. Pvt. Ltd, a Calcutta based reputed tea auction house, in several capacity, including Chairman & Managing Director. He joined the Directorate in 2010. He is also a Director in B & A Packaging India Ltd.

 
Mr. Anjan Ghosh, Director
 

Mr. Anjan Ghosh, a fellow member of Institute of Chartered accountants of India, was associated with J. Thomas group of companies, a reputed tea broking house in Kolkata for 34 years where he was elevated to Managing Director and Vice Chairman. Currently he works as a corporate consultant. He joined the Directorate in 2012. He is serves in the board of B&A Packaging India ltd, subsidiary to the company.

 
Mr. Basant Kumar Goswami, Independent Director
 

Mr. Goswami is a retired I.A.S. officer, held very senior positions during his career viz. Chief Secretary, Govt. of Jammu and Kashmir, Secretary, Tourism, Government of India etc. He is also Director in the Boards of several reputed companies like, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, New Kenilworth Hotels Ltd etc. He joined our Directorate in 2002. He was also the past Chairman of Tea Board of India.

 
Mr. B. K. Mahanta, Director
 

Mr. B.K Mahanta joined the company's directorate in 2014. Mr. Mahanta has vast experience in Tea Broking and has served different Tea Broking companies in his long career. Currently he is the Managing Director of "Assam Tea Brokers Pvt. Ltd.".

 
Mr. Rajkamal Bhuyan, Director
 

Mr. Bhuyan is a Post Graduate in Economics and Chartered Accountant. He is a reputed businessman and has promoted several companies which deals construction projects. Mr. Bhuyan is a Director in Premier Cryogenics Ltd and is a Member of Assam State Construction Workers' Welfare Board. Mr. Bhuyan has been in the directorate of the company since 2010.

 
Mr. Himangshu Sekhar Das, Independent Director
 

Mr. Das is a Post Graduate in Economics and a retired IAS Officer. He has held various positions in Government of India and State Government of Assam He was a member of several high level expert committees constituted by the Reserve Bank of India, Ministry of Finance and Planning Commission of India. Mr. Das has contributed several papers on Economic and Administrative reforms and has large number of published articles on environment, social issues, finance and economics. He joined our Directorate in 2020.

 
Mr. Amit Kiran Deb, Independent Director
 

Mr. Deb is a Post Graduate in Political Science and a retired IAS Officer. He has held various positions in Government of India and State Government of West Bengal including Chief Secretary. Mr. Deb is currently serving the board of several reputed companies like India Power Corporation, Emami Ltd and Skipper Ltd as an Independent Director. He joined our Directorate in 2020.

 
Mrs. Mou Mukherjee, Independent Woman Director
 

Mrs. Mukherjee is a Chartered Accountant and MBA from IIFT, New Delhi. Mrs. Mukherjee has wide experience in the field of Finance, Accounts, Taxation, system development, strategic business development and foreign trade. She has travelled widely in India and abroad. Mrs. Mukherjee is currently employed in Tai Industries Ltd, a reputed FMCG company based at Kolkata, as Chief financial officer. She serves the board of several reputed companies like Hindustan Motors Ltd as an Independent Director. Mrs. Mukherjee joined our Directorate in 2020.

 
Mr. Robin Farley, Director
 

Robin Farley born in 1983 is the elder son of Mrs. Anuradha Farley and grandson of the late Hemendra Prasad Barooah, founder and former Chairman of the company. He joined the Board in 2018.

Robin is a Principal at Odgers Berndtson, a leading global executive search firm headquartered in the UK with offices in over 30 countries. He recruits and assesses senior risk, compliance and regulatory professionals across financial services markets.

Prior to joining Odgers Berndtson, Robin was a strategy consultant at Monitor Group in New York, where he worked on a number of engagements for Fortune 500 companies, governments and not-for-profit organisations. He began his career at JPMorgan Chase in their Corporate & Investment Bank.

Robin has lived in a number of cities across the globe including Tokyo, Hong Kong, New York, Paris and Kolkata. He graduated from the University of Bristol with a degree in French and Economics.

 
Ms. Simeen Hossain (Director in Casual Vacancy)
 

Simeen Hossain is a leading Bangladeshi businesswoman and is the Group CEO of Transcom Ltd and Board Director of its subsidiaries. She presides over all Transcom Ltd companies with operational and management control of the group. She also holds the position of Managing Director & CEO of select subsidiaries. She serves as the Managing Director & CEO of Eskayef Pharmaceuticals Ltd. Eskayef has a presence across 47 countries.

She is also the Managing Director & CEO of PepsiCo’s first snacks franchise in the world, Transcom Consumer Products Ltd, and of Bangladesh’s largest distribution company, Transcom Distribution Co. Ltd.

In addition, she is an elected Member of the Executive Committee of the leading trade body of Bangladesh, the Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce & Industry, Dhaka. Ms. Hossain also serves as the Chairperson of the Faraaz Hossain Foundation.

 
Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, Managing Director
 

Born in 1962, Mr. Somnath Chatterjee is a commerce graduate. He was trained in UK in the area of manufacturing of packaging products. He has more than twenty five years of extensive experience in the area of finance, production, human resource and commercial matters, in tea plantation and packaging business. Currently he holds the position of Managing Director of B & A Ltd and Managing Director in B&A Packaging India Ltd.