Board of Directors


Mr. R. K. Behera
Chairman, RSB Group

Mr. R. K. Behera is the Chairman and Founder of the RSB Group. Under his confident leadership, the group has started from scratch and has become one of the leading Auto Component Manufacturing companies. His vision of becoming the world's most admired component manufactures has resulted in achieving the Group's significant presence in the Automotive and Construction Equipment sectors across all segments.

His perseverance towards achieving the highest quality standard through the implementation of TQM for which the Group was awarded one of the world's highest TQM awards - "The Deming Prize" by JUSE in 2013, "Best Entrepreneur Award" by Manufacturing Today, and Lifetime Achievements Award by Deccan Chamber of Commerce Industry and Agriculture. He has also been conferred with the "Enterprise Leadership Gold Medal" by NIT Jamshedpur & the "Akshaya Urja IIF Gold Award" in the renewable energy sector and Zonal Committee Member of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and Super Entrepreneur Award by Machinist, a Times of India Group.

Mr. Behera's humanitarian edge is seen through his many social change initiatives, one of them is "Padmavati Siksha Niketan" which is an English medium school near Cuttack for underprivileged children. He is currently a member of the Think-Tank Odisha - a regional body for taking up the economic development and social causes of Odisha state.

Mr. Behera has also served as an executive member of several professional and trade organizations like CII, Value Engineers Association of India, Indo German Chamber of Commerce, Governing Council Member of NIT Rourkela as well as the Deccan Chamber of Commerce and the Governing Council of Indo Danish Tool Room and Training Center, Jamshedpur.


Mr. S. K. Behera
Vice-Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. S. K. Behera cofounded RSB Group along with his brother Mr. R.K. Behera. He is the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of the Group with more than four decades of experience in the Auto component and Heavy Fabrication industry domain.

Mr. S.K. Behera is an incisive business leader and very passionate about the auto component manufacturing business and holds in-depth knowledge in material science. He is one of the few leaders to be featured on the cover page of a reputed magazine "Corporate Tycoon".

He is a graduate in Commerce and has undergone specialized training in Production Management Systems and Welding Technology.

As a humanitarian, he actively contributes towards the upliftment of society through various social welfare initiatives like old age Homes and the promotion of Girlchild Education to name a few. He is also a committee member of the noble Red Cross Society of India.

Mr. S. K. Behera is the ex-chairman of CII of Jharkhand Chapter and the ex-Regional Chairman (East) of ACMA. He is currently the governing council of Indo-Danish Tool Room, Jamshedpur.


Mr. M. R. Prasanna
Non-Executive Independent Director

He holds a Master degree in Law and is a gold medalist. After practicing as an advocate for about 6 years, he migrated to corporates and worked for over 21 years with different organizations like Alfa Laval, Brooke Bond India Limited (now part of Hindustan Uniliver) and Larsen & Turbo Limited. For the next 12 years, from 1998 to 2010, he was the Group General Counsel of the Aditya Birla Group, spearheading mergers and acquisitions. He has now relocated to Bangalore and works as an independent corporate consultant besides serving on the Boards of other companies as an Independent Director.


Mr. Sarthak Behuria
Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr. Sarthak Behuria is presently Chairman of Reliance BP Mobility Limited (RBML) a 51:49 Joint Venture of Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) & BP incorporated as an Oil Marketing Company (OMC) and operating under the "JIO-BP" brand for retail sale of transportation fuels and provision of new age mobility solutions to Indian customers. He is responsible for providing strategic direction and leadership to the new joint venture between RIL and British energy major BP, focused on the fuel-retail business along with working closely with the Reliance Leadership team on various matters of strategic importance.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Sarthak Behuria also served as Chairman of Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, India's largest commercial enterprise from March 2005 to February 2010. He was also Chairman (part-time) of Group Companies, Chennai Petroleum Corporation Ltd., and Bongaigaon Refinery & Petrochemicals Ltd., besides heading Indian Oil tanking Ltd., a joint venture for building and operating terminal ling services for petroleum products. Prior to joining Indian Oil Corporation, he was Chairman and Managing Director of Bharat Petroleum Corporation Ltd (2002-2005).

After superannuation from Indian Oil Corporation Ltd, Mr. Behuria assumed responsibility as Group President, KK Modi Group in 2010 and steered the institutionalization of Group Corporate Office with an objective of augmenting pace of growth, achieving a unified focus, elimination of redundancies and transforming weaker business units.

After completing tenure in Modi Group in March 2016, Mr. Behuria joined Adani Group in April 2016 to advice in their day-to-day activities till January 2020.

Mr. Behuria has headed several reputed industry organizations, Chief among them being SCOPE (Standing Conference of Public Enterprises) in India.

An alumnus of St. Stephen's College, Delhi and the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Ahmedabad. Mr. Behuria has been a regular invitee at International Oil & Gas forums, served on multiple committees for Safety, Security, Pricing and Development of National Standards pertaining to Oil &Gas and also served the erstwhile Oil Coordination Committee of the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Govt. of India.


Mr. Rajnikant Behera
Whole Time Director

Mr. Rajnikant Behera is the Executive Director-Group Finance. He holds a Masters' degree from Leeds University Business School, UK, and has a Green Belt Certification in Six Sigma from Advanced Manufacturing Technology Associate Six Sigma Institute, Illinois, US.

Rajnikant has been associated with the Group for close to 2 decades, in his current role he is handling various capital-raising transactions including cross-border M&As. He collaborates with finance leadership teams on strategy, governance, legal compliances, and controllership; and provides leadership on all aspects related to financial planning & analysis.

Before the corporate role in Finance, he has also worked with operations where he has led umpteen cost reduction programs for the group through TQM initiatives.

Rajnikant is a member of ACMA India, as also Executive Council Member of CII Pune, Convener of CII's Digital Manufacturing Panel, and core member of CEO Forum. He is also a lifetime member of PIC (Pune International Convention). He has served as a moderated on several panel discussions on various forums in assorted disciplines and has authored several articles and interviews which has wide coverage on digital media.


Mr. Nishit Behera
Whole Time Director

Mr. Nishit Behera is the Executive Director - BD & Strategy he holds a master's degree from Leeds University Business School, the UK in Business Management with close to two decades of varied experience from setting up Greenfield Projects, Managing Operations, to Business Development. He has grown organically from a shopfloor role into leadership roles.

In his current role, he is leading New Business Strategy, Digitization, and Performance Improvement through TQM initiatives and driving the Group towards being the most preferred organization among its customers.

Nishit is also a member of the Executive Committee and the Globalization Committee of the industry association - ACMA.

He has been an expert speaker on various professional industrial platforms which has been widely covered on print and digital media by renowned publications.


Ms. Vidya Rajarao
Non-Executive Independent Director

Ms. Rajarao is a member of the Technical Advisory Committee of the National Financial Reporting Authority, an independent regulator established to oversee the auditing profession in India. Ms. Rajarao is the Founder and Director of Fraudopedia Private Limited, a start-up venture that aims to equip young professionals in accounting, law and management and stakeholders like Independent Directors, Executive Directors and Company Secretaries with tools to prevent, detect and combat fraud in India.

Prior to starting Fraudopedia, Ms. Rajarao established and led the forensic services practice at Grant Thornton India Private Limited and PricewaterhouseCoopers Private Limited in India. Ms. Rajarao has over 25 years of experience and expertise in numerous forensic accounting assignments, fraud investigations and regulatory proceedings in India and the United States that required reconstruction of complex financial records, electronic data and large data sets of accounting transactions and documents.

Ms. Rajarao is well known for her expertise in determining damages and providing expert testimony in large international and domestic arbitration matters. Ms. Rajarao has appeared in the Who's Who Legal of Arbitration Expert Witness since 2014. Ms. Rajarao, is a Chartered Accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a Certified Fraud Examiner from the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners, USA, the world's largest anti-fraud organization. Ms. Rajarao was the first Indian to be elected to the Board of Regents of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners (ACFE) and she recently served as the Vice-Chair of the ACFE's Board of Regents.

Ms. Rajarao has conducted extensive training courses for Board Members, Independent Directors, external auditors, internal auditors, securities professionals at SEBI National Institute of Securities Markets (NISM), Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Chief Financial Officers etc. Ms. Rajarao has authored several publications on compliance, ethics, fraud, forensic investigations and financial statement irregularities. Ms. Rajarao is a frequent speaker on corporate governance, compliance, ethics and accounting issues at leading seminars and conferences.