FirstMeridian expands Board, inducts Four New Independent Directors

FirstMeridian expands Board, inducts Four New Independent Directors

Kolkata: FirstMeridian Business Services Limited, India’s third largest staffing company, in terms of revenues for the financial year ended March 31, 2021, announced the appointment of four independent directors on its Board of Directors who not only bring along with them experience in growing and managing businesses but shall also add to the gender diversity in the boardroom.

The independent directors appointed are, Avinash Vashistha, former whole time director on the board of Accenture Services Private Limited; A.R. Chandrasekharan, an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India; Pooja Prabhakar, Managing Partner of BCP Associates LLP and Richa Arora, Managing Partner and Chief Executive Officer – ESG Stewardship Services at ECube Investment Advisors Private Limited, and formerly with Tata Consumer Products Limited and Tata Chemicals Limited.

Speaking on the development, Sudhakar Balakrishnan, Wholetime Director and Group CEO, FirstMeridian Business Services said, “We are delighted to have Avinash Vashistha, A.R. Chandrasekharan, Pooja Prabhakar and Richa Arora on our Board who have expertise in strategic visioning, marketing & operations, Legal services & technology, Risk Management and ESG implementation respectively. Their induction as independent directors will add tremendous value to FirstMeridian and their vast experience will be invaluable as we embark on our next phase of growth.”

Avinash Vashistha, Chairman of the Board said, “It is a privilege to join the Board of FirstMeridian. The company has grown under the leadership of Sudhakar Balakrishnan. I look forward to adding value to company’s growth plans and in its endeavour to maximize value for all stakeholders.”

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