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Punita Kumar Sinha joins JSW Steel as additional director

JSW Steel Ltd, India’s largest steel maker by domestic production capacity, has appointed Punita Kumar Sinha as an additional director with effect from Oct 28, 2012.

Punita, who is the founder and managing partner of an independent advisory & management firm called Pacific Paradigm Advisors, has over 20 years’ experience in fund management and emerging markets.

Prior to setting up Pacific Paradigm in 2012, she was heading Blackstone Asia Advisors L.L.C. and was its chief investment officer. She was also a senior managing director of the Blackstone Group L.P. She had also worked with Asia Tigers Fund and Asia Opportunities Fund L.P.

Punita obtained a Ph.D. and a master’s degree in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is also an MBA and a CFA charterholder.

Mumbai-based JSW Steel manufactures flat steel products, upstream products including mild steel hot-rolled coils, plates & sheets and tolerances, and downstream products such as hot-rolled plates, cold-rolled close annealed sheets & coils, and galvanised sheets & coils. With the induction of Punita Kumar Singh, the company currently has a total of 14 directors, out of which eight are independent directors.

(Edited by Sanghamitra Mandal)

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