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Mr. Baijayant Pandais the Chairman and co-founder and was appointed as the Director of the Company on September 30, 1999. Mr. Panda holds a combined degree in engineering and management from the University of Michigan, USA. He has experience in media sector operations, strategic and financial planning, capital structuring, mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Panda also serves as the vice chairman of Indian Metals and Ferro Alloys Limited, one of the Group Companies. He is also a Member of Parliament (Lok Sabha) from the state of Orissa. Mr. Panda is a Member of the Department related Parliamentary Standing Committee on Coal, Steel and Mines and of the Parliamentary Consultative Committee for the Ministry of Finance.

Mr. Panda has also been associated with industry organizations like the Confederation of Indian Industry (“CII”), the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (“FICCI”) and the International Chromium Development Association. He has also been associated with the Government of Orissa’s Industrial Advisory Committee and been a director on the Industrial Promotion & Investment Corporation of Orissa. Further, Mr. Panda has been awarded the prestigious ‘Bharat Asmita National Award’, the award for best parliamentary practices by the Chief Justice of India in 2008.

Ms. Jagi Mangat Pandawas appointed as the Director of the Company on October 5, 1995. Ms. Panda is the co-founder of the Company. She was appointed as the managing director of the Company on December 1, 1999. She holds a bachelor’s degree in biology and chemistry from Osmania University, Hyderabad. She also holds a master’s degree in businees administration from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. She has been awarded and recognized as the “Young Global Leader” at the World Economic Forum in 2008.  She has more than 15 years of experience in the broadband and broadcasting industry.

Panda Investments Private Limited

Panda Investments Private Limited was incorporated on June 4, 1999 under the Companies Act. Its CIN isU65993DL1999PTC100092. Its registered office is situated at B-4/147, Safdarjung Enclave, New Delhi – 110 029, India. Panda Investments Private Limited is engaged in the business of investments and dealing in shares and securities.

Utkal Manufacturing & Services Limited

Utkal Manufacturing & Services Limited was incorporated on November 7, 1990 under the Companies Act. Its CIN No. is U27106AP1990PLC018706. Its registered office is situated at Door No. 50-40-19, 2nd Floor, TPT Colony, Visakhapatnam – 530 013, Andhra Pradesh, India. Utkal Manufacturing & Services Limited is engaged in the business of providing logistic services.

Our other Investors

NSR – PE Mauritius LLC has invested Rs. 800 Million in Ortel in the year 2008.

OSEDC (Orissa State Electronics Development Corporation Limited) has 50,000 equity shares in Ortel

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