Board of Directors

Born in 1970, Mr. Kaneyuki Yamamoto is a Law Graduate from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in April 1993 and worked as a Manager in various areas including accounting, sales, and marketing relations. From 2013, he was in charge of export to all over the world including INDIA. From 2019, he was in charge of NSC’s Joint Venture in Thailand as a General Manager of Marketing Department. Currently, he is the Managing Director of Nippon Steel India Private Limited. He joined JCAPCPL Board on June 8, 2024 as Director and Chairman.

Born in 1968, Mr Prabhat Kumar is the Vice President - Flat Products, Marketing and Sales, at Tata Steel. He has held multiple leadership roles across functions in the organisation since 2008 getting deep exposure to the core business, managing stakeholders and high-level management.

Before taking on his current role, Mr Kumar was Principal Executive Officer to CEO&MD, Tata Steel. He has rich experience across Marketing & Sales of both Flat and Long Products and has been instrumental in developing strategies for automotive and construction market segments. Mr Kumar oversaw the launch of several new products to cater to changing market needs. He has rich experience in techno-commercial functions.

Mr Kumar is Mechanical Engineer from B.I.T Sindri and has more than 32 years of rich experience in Tata Steel and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from XLRI, Jamshedpur. He has also completed CEDEP General Management Program at INSEAD, France. He joined Tata Steel Jamshedpur as a Graduate Trainee in 1990.

In addition, he is part of the Profit Centre Councils in Tata Steel and is also a Member of the Board of Directors of subsidiary companies of Tata Steel

Dibyendu Dutta is currently the Group Head of M&A and Treasury. He is both a Chartered Accountant and a Cost Accountant. Dutta began his career with Tata Steel in 1993, working in the Jharia division and the FAMD Synergy Group. In 2000, he moved to ICRA and later joined the Taj Group of Hotels, where he worked in Corporate Finance M&A and served as SBU Finance Head. He also managed projects for Oracle Financials in Finance & Materials. He returned to Tata Steel in 2009 as the Chief of M&A and now holds his current position.

Mr. Soichi Yonezawa was born in 1968. He joined NSSMC in April 1991 after graduating from Tokyo University in Law. After joining NSSMC, he has worked as a Manager in various areas including IT, Production Planning, and Labour relations. From 2006, he was in charge of NSSMC's business in India as a Senior Manager of Automotive Flat Products Export Dept. He was a member of the negotiation team for the CAPL joint venture project negotiations between TSL and NSSMC, which later developed into the establishment of JCAPCPL. He played an important role in conclusion the Joint Venture Agreement of JCAPCPL in 2011 and establishment of the Company in 2012. From 2015, he has been serving as a General Manager (Global Business Development), Flat Products Unit and is in charge of various overseas businesses of NSSMC including JCAPCPL.

Jaya S Panda is the Chief, Learning & Development and Chief Diversity Officer at Tata Steel. She holds degrees from BIT Mesra and XLRI, Jamshedpur. In her 25+ years at Tata Steel, she has worked across departments like Engineering & Projects, Supply Chain and Total Quality Management. At TQM, she spearheaded the company's quality journey leading to several recognitions.

In her current role as Chief of Learning & Development, she is responsible for enabling knowledge & skill building of the workforce. She is also tasked with the responsibility of enhancing employability and employment opportunities for the youth from the communities around Tata Steel’s operations through skilling efforts taken up the J N Tata Vocational Training Institute – a public charitable trust set up by Tata Steel in 2015. Jaya is a Gold certified TBEM (Tata Business Excellence Model) assessor, and a JUSE (Japanese Union of Scientists & Engineers) certified TQM professional. She is the Chairperson of the Internal Committee of POSH (Prevention of Sexual Harassment) for Tata Steel and is on the Board of a subsidiary company of Tata Steel

Mr. Ujjal Chakraborti, an Electrical Engineer by qualification, joined Tata Steel in 1990 as Graduate Trainee. He spent his initial years in CE & DD Project Management, CRM and Flat Products. He was the Master Black Belt for ASPIRE in Flat Products & Tubes area before taking up the role of Head Business Analysis for Flat Products. He was appointed as Chief CRC West in 2008. Since 2008, he has led the departments/ functions of Business Analysis (RM & CSI), Sinter Plant, Pellet Plant, Agglomerates as Chief. In 2017, he was appointed Executive-in-Charge, IBMD. In 2018, he was deputed to M/s TSBSL and on his return from deputation later that year he was appointed Executive-in-Charge, Tubes, the last position he held.Mr. Chakraborti has rich experience in leadership roles across diverse functions including general management roles. Mr. Chakraborti currently sits on the Board of International Tube Association and has previously served the Board of several companies. In his current role, he leads the Tubes division at Tata Steel Limited. He has authored 25 papers in the area of cold rolling, iron ore agglomeration published in National & International Journals.

Mr. Matsunaga is having Master’s degree, Specialization in Mechanical Engineering at the Graduate School of Engineering, Kyusyu University, with specialization in the Technology of Sheet Metal production and in Health and Safety Management. He joined Nippon Steel Corporation in 1992 and since then has been working in various capacity at Nippon Steel Corporation in the area of Safety, Health & Plant Safety and Technology Departments. Currently, Mr. Matsunaga is on deputation from Nippon Steel Corporation to the Company.