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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Kumar Birla

51 2006 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Balesh Sharma

2018 Chief Executive Officer

Akshaya Moondra

2016 Chief Financial Officer, Whole-Time Director

Pankaj Kapdeo

2016 Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary

Sanjeev Aga

67 2011 Non-Executive Director

Vivek Badrinath

2018 Non-Executive Director

Debu Bhattacharya

2018 Non-Executive Director

Rajashree Birla

73 2006 Non-Executive Director

Thomas Reisten

2018 Non-Executive Director

Ravinder Takkar

2018 Non-Executive Director

Arun Adhikari

2018 Independent Director

Neena Gupta

2018 Independent Director

Krishnan Ramachandran

69 2018 Additional Independent Director

Suresh Vaswani

59 2019 Additional Independent Director

Ashwani Windlass

2018 Independent Director

Baldev Gupta

2017 Non-Executive Independent Director

Arun Thiagarajan

74 2006 Non-Executive Independent Director

Arpit Gupta

2018 IR Contact Officer

Biographies

Name Description

Kumar Birla

Mr. Kumar Mangalam Birla is an Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of IDEA Cellular Ltd., He is Chairman of the Aditya Birla Group, was appointed as the Chairman of the company in June 2006. Dr. Birla also serves as a director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Group’s international companies spanning Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines and Egypt. Dr. Birla holds several key positions on various regulatory and professional boards. He is a director of the Central Board of Directors of the Reserve Bank of India, Chairman of the Advisory Committee constituted by the Ministry of Company Affairs, Member of the Prime Minister of India’s Advisory Council on Trade and Industry, Chairman of the Board of Trade reconstituted by the Union Minister of Commerce and Industry, member of the Government of Uttar Pradesh’s High Powered Investment Task Force, member of the National Council of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), and member of the Apex Advisory Council of the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India. Additionally, he is on the board of the G.D. Birla Medical Research and Education Foundation, and is also a member of the Board of Governors of the Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani, and the prestigious Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad as well. He is a member of the London Business School’s Asia Pacific Advisory Board, which provides counsel on the School’s strategy and curriculum. He is an “Honorary Fellow” of the London Business School (LBS), a title conferred upon him by the Governing Board of the LBS. In recognition of his contribution to Indian business, the Banaras Hindu University awarded the D.Litt (Honoris Causa) Degree to him. Dr. Birla is a Chartered Accountant and obtained an MBA (Masters in Business Administration) from the London Business School, London.

Balesh Sharma

Akshaya Moondra

Mr. Akshaya Moondra is a Chief Financial Officer, Whole-Time Director of Idea Cellular Limited. He has over 27 years of industry experience. Joined ABG in August 1986 at Grasim. Worked with ABG in Thailand in Pulp & Fibre, Chemicals and Acrylic Fibre Businesses from 1989 to June 2008. Joined Idea in July 2008; telecom experience of over 5 yrs.

Pankaj Kapdeo

Mr. Pankaj Kapdeo is Chief Compliance Officer, Secretary of the Company. He holds Bachelor’s degree in Commerce and a bachelor’s degree in law and is a qualified Company Secretary. He has over 25 years of work experience including seven years of experience in telecom sector.

Sanjeev Aga

Mr. Sanjeev Aga is Non-Executive Director of IDEA Cellular Ltd. since April 1, 2011. He served as Managing Director of the Company till March 31, 2011. He has been a Director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Management Corporation Limited, since he joined the Aditya Birla Group in April 2002. He was also the Managing Director of Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited, a flagship company of the Aditya Birla Group. He is currently Chairman of the Cellular Operators Association of India. Mr. Aga is an honors graduate in Physics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Mr. Aga was previously the Company's Chief Executive Officer. He has previously been the Managing Director of Blow Plast Limited, Marketing Manager of Jenson and Nicholson Limited, Chellarams (Nigeria) and Regional Sales Manager of Asian Paints.

Vivek Badrinath

Debu Bhattacharya

Rajashree Birla

Mrs. Rajashree Birla is Non-Executive Director of IDEA Cellular Ltd., since June 2006. She is a director on the boards of all the Aditya Birla Group companies, viz, Grasim Industries Limited, Hindalco Industries Limited, Aditya Birla Nuvo Limited and UltraTech Cement Limited. Additionally, Mrs. Birla serves as a director on the Board of the Aditya Birla Group’s international companies spanning Thailand, Indonesia, Philippines and Egypt. As Chairperson of the Aditya Birla Centre for Community Initiatives and Rural Development, the apex body responsible for development projects, Mrs. Birla oversees the Aditya Birla Group’s social and welfare driven work across 30 companies. She is the chairperson of the Advisory Board of the University of Kanchipuram. She is a member of the Advisory Board of “The Research Society For The Care, Treatment and Training of Children in Need of Special Care”, Mumbai, and also a trustee of “Population First”, India, and of BAIF Development Research Foundation, Pune. Mrs. Birla is a member of the Tirumala Tirupathi Devasthanams Development Advisory Council. Mrs. Birla is a member of the executive committee of the Gandhi Smriti and Darshan Samiti. As a patron of arts and culture, Mrs. Birla heads the “Sangeet Kala Kendra”, as its President. Born and raised in Madurai, Mrs. Birla studied arts, graduating from the Loretto College at Calcutta.

Thomas Reisten

Ravinder Takkar

Arun Adhikari

Neena Gupta

Ms. Neena Gupta is Independent Director of the Company. She holds a Bachelor of Law degree from Delhi University and is a management graduate in Marketing and HR from Fore School of Management. She also holds B.A. in History from Delhi University. She is working as an Executive Director (Strategy and M&A) and is Group General Counsel with lnterGlobe Enterprises Umited. Before joining lnterGlobe she was a partner with law firm J. Sagar & Associates. Ms. Neena has experience in the field of strategic sale and divestments, capital market transactions, mergers and acquisitions and legal and international taxation. Ms. Neena Gupta is not related to any Director of the Company.

Krishnan Ramachandran

Mr. Krishnan Ramachandran is Additional Independent Director of the Company. He is an Engineer from BITS Pilani and holds a post graduate degree from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. Kris started his career with Tata Administrative Service (T AS) and has spent major part of his career with Philips Electronics and T AS. He has experience across wide range of assignments cutting across functions and industries. He was appointed as the first Indian Vice Chairman and Managing Director for Philips Electronics Indian operations in 1998 and was given additional responsibility in 2006 as CEO for the Indian sub-continent.

Suresh Vaswani

Mr. Suresh Choithram Vaswani is Additional Independent Director of the Company. Mr. Suresh Vaswani, is an engineer from Indian Institute of Technology (/IT) Kharagpur and holds a management degree from Indian Institute of Management (1/M) Ahmedabad. Mr. Vaswani earlier held the role of "General Manager - Solutions, Delivery and Transformation" at IBM Global Technology Services and prior to IBM, he led the global Applications & BPO services business for Dell Services and has also served as chairman for Dell India. Mr. Vaswani also held the role of Co-CEO of Wipro's IT Business and a Member of the Board of Wipro Umited. Mr. Vaswani brings a unique blend of experience through pivotal roles across two US Global IT majors - Dell Services and Wipro Limited as well as being at the helm of a Tier 1 global Indian IT & BPO Services provider. During his career, he incubated several new businesses; built strong customer relationships across the globe; expanded into new markets; acquired several companies & divested non-strategic businesses; forged global JVs & alliances. Mr. Vaswani is currently acting as an external global advisor to Bain Consulting. He is also a Board member of Servion Inc., a technology company in the Customer Experience/Unified Communication space. He also serves as a Senior Director on Everstone Capital where he plays the role of an Operating Advisor in their IT/BPO Portfolios. Mr. Suresh Vaswani is not debarred from holding the office of Director by virtue of any Securities and Exchange Board of India Order or any other such authority.

Ashwani Windlass

Baldev Gupta

Arun Thiagarajan

Shri. Arun K. Thiagarajan is Non-Executive Independent Director of IDEA Cellular Ltd., since September 2006. He started his career with Asea AB Vasteras, Sweden in 1969. In 1975, he became Managing Director of Flakt India Ltd (previously SF India Ltd), Calcutta. He was appointed the Deputy Managing Director of Asea Brown Boveri, Ltd at Bangalore. He joined Hewlett-Packard India Pvt Ltd (HP) as President effective January 1, 2001. Mr. Thiagarajan retired from HP in July 2002. He has been active in The Confederation of Indian Industries, having been Chairman of the CII National Committees on Technology, IT and Quality. He was also the Chairman of the Southern Region and Karnataka State Committees of CII. He also attended the advanced management program of the Harvard Business School.

Arpit Gupta