Mrs. Anuradha Farley - Chairman

Mrs. Anuradha Farley, born in Assam in 1954, took over her late father as Chairman of the Board of Directors of B & A Packaging India Limited on 13th November 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. She also chairs the Board of the Holding Company, B & A Ltd.

Mr. Dhruba Jyoti Dowerah - Non-Executive Director

Born in 1968, Mr Dhruba Jyoti Dowerah, graduated from Assam Agricultural University with a B.Sc. Degree securing First Class Honours in Agriculture. He completed a Field Management Programme from Tocklai and a short term Managerial Development Programme from IIPM, Bangalore in 1998. He joined B & A Limited, Holding Company in the year 1993 as a Management Trainee. Over the last 30 years with the Holding Company, Mr Dowerah has risen through the ranks to become Manager, General Manager, Visiting Agent, President – Tea Division and is currently holding the post of Whole-time Director in the Holding Company. Mr Dowerah is a skilled team builder. Mr Dowerah joined our Directorate in August 2023.

Mr. Anjan Ghosh - Independent 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 37 years where he was elevated to Managing Director and Vice Chairman. Currently he works as a corporate consultant. He joined the Directorate in 2010. He also serves the board of B & A Ltd.

Mr. Amit Chowdhuri - Independent Director

Mr. Amit Chowdhuri,born in 1949, is a Hons. Graduate from St. Edmunds College, Shillong. In his 43 years of career he has served J.Thomas & Co. Pvt. Ltd, a Calcutta based reputed tea auction house, in several capacities, including Chairman & Managing Director. He joined the Directorate in 2013. He is also a Director in B & A Ltd.

Mr. Basant Kumar Goswami - Independent Director

Mr. Basant Kumar Goswami born in 29th January 1935 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 has remained Director in the Board of several reputed companies like, Jaiprakash Associates Ltd, Jaypee Infratech Ltd, Jaypee Development Corporation Ltd and serves the Board of Conservation Corporation of India Pvt Ltd, New Kenilworth Hotel Pvt Ltd, etc. He is also the past Chairman of the Tea Board of India. Currently he is on the Board of the holding company as an Independent Director.

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee - Managing Director

Mr. Somnath Chatterjee, born in 1962, is a commerce graduate. He was trained in UK in the area of manufacturing of packaging products. He has more than thirty eight 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 in the Company and Managing Director in B & A Ltd, the Holding Company.