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Leadership Team

Mr. Jamshed Naval Cooper
Managing Director

Mr. Jamshed Naval Cooper, aged 64 years, is a science graduate with Post-Graduation in management from the Institute of Management Studies, Indore University. During his professional career he has gained rich experience spanning over 36 years in the Cement Industry. He has also worked for consumer durables industry in the past.


Mr. Cooper joined HeidelbergCement India Limited as Head of Sales & Marketing in December 2006 soon after takeover of Mysore Cements Limited by HeidelbergCement Group. He is credited for revamping the Sales and Marketing setup of the Company and launching of 'mycem' brand which is now positioned as a premium category cement in Central India. 


He is also the Managing Director of Zuari Cement Limited and Chairman of Gulbarga Cement Limited (which are also part of HeidelbergCement Group). Besides this he is also a member of Board of Governors of National Council for Cement and Building Materials (which is under the Administrative Control of Ministry of Commerce & Industry, Govt. of India) Prior to joining HeidelbergCement India Ltd., Mr. Cooper served ACC Limited (now a Holcim Group Co.) for 22 years where he also worked for its joint ventures Float Glass and Bridgestone. 


Prior to ACC, he worked for Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. Ltd. A consumer durables company. Traversing his professional career, Mr. Cooper has gained experience in Corporate Management, Cost Leadership, Strategy Building, Brand Management, Logistics, Channel Management, Rural Marketing, Feasibility Studies & Project Implementation, Human Resource Management, IT Systems, Procurement and Company Integration. During his illustrious career, he pioneered the 25 kg cement packing and launched bulk cement for the first time in India. One of his achievements has been managing and minimising the risks arising out of spurious look-alike brands.



Mr. Sushil Kumar Tiwari
Wholetime Director
Mr. Sushil Kumar Tiwari, aged 66 years, holds degree in Engineering in two streams - Electrical and Electronics & Communication - from the Institute of Engineers, Kolkata. In his career spanning over 41 years, he has acquired rich and vast experience of over three decades in the Cement Sector. Prior to joining the Company he worked with the cement division of Raymond Limited, which was subsequently acquired by Lafarge India Private Limited.
Mr. Tiwari joined HeidelbergCement India Limited in April 2007 as Unit Head of the Company's Ammasandra Plant. In August 2008, he was appointed as Unit Head of the Company's Damoh and Jhansi units. Mr. Tiwari became Whole-time Director of the Company w.e.f. 29th April, 2011.
Mr. Anil Sharma
Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Anil Sharma is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Company Secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He joined Mysore cement in 2002 and continued his services with HCIL when Mysore cement was acquired in 2006. Mr. Sharma became Chief Financial Officer in the year 2010. He brings with him an experience in various fields of finance such as taxation, treasury management, internal controls and financial planning.

Ms. Poonam Sharma
Director - Human Resources

Ms. Poonam Sharma is MBA (HR) from HP University. Before joining HCIL in 2010 as Director (HR), she was working with Carrier Air-conditioning Ltd. a UTC Group Company. She also worked in various capacities of HR and Imports with Hero Honda Motors Ltd. (now Hero Motor corp) for over a decade and a half. She has experience in various fields of HR such as talent development, organization development, performance management and organization design and structure.

Mr. Purnachander Molugu
Director - Procurement

Mr. Molugu Purnachander is a Mechanical Engineer from Osmania University having 28 years of experience in Projects, Technical and Procurement. Joined Raasi Cement as an Asst. Engineer and grew to be Executive Assistant to the Chairman. During his tenure in Vishnu Cement, he executed various cement, ceramics, paper and refractory projects. In 2002, after takeover of Vishnu Cement, he joined Procurement department of Zuari Cement. He has been the Head of Procurement Department, since 2004.He has joined HeidelbergCement India as Director Procurement in 2017.