Mr. Jaswant Singh, 52 years, is the Chairman of our Company. He completed bachelors' degree and masters' degree in history in 1989 and 1991, respectively from Punjabi University, Patiala. Mr. Singh started Pioneer Public Senior Secondary School in 1999. He has also started Tara Vivek College in 2007. He has been on our Board since August 2004 and was appointed as the Chairman for a period of five years with effect from December 1, 2008.
Dr. Jaspinder Singh Kolar, 70 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He completed bachelors' degree in science (agriculture & animal husbandry) from the College of Agriculture, Ludhiana and a masters' degree in science from Punjab Agricultural University in 1966 and 1968 respectively. He completed doctorate in philosophy from Punjab Agricultural University in 1973. He was awarded Punjab Sarkar Parman Patra in 1991 and Indian Society of Weed Science Medal for 2000-2001 for his contribution in the field of weed science. He has work experience of approximately 39 years.
Mr. Balwant Singh, 48 years is the Managing Director of our Company. He completed a bachelors' degree in arts from Punjabi University, Patiala in 1989. He along with the other Promoters set up a dairy farm in the year 1997 in Gajjan Majra and subsequently, set up Tara Gram Udyog Samiti (Regd.) to manufacture cattle feed in 1998. In the year 2001, he along with the other Promoters started Tara Feed Factory, a partnership firm, at Gajjan Majra, Malerkotla to manufacture cattle feed. He has approximately 15 years of experience in the cattle feed business.
Mr. Parshotam Bansal, 59 years, is an Independent Director of our Company. He is a Chartered Accountant and member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He completed his bachelors' degree in commerce from Punjabi University, Patiala in 1975. He has over 34 years of experience in business strategy and tax planning. He was appointed as an Independent Director on September 25, 2010.
Mr. Tejinder Singh, 34 years, is the Whole Time Director of our Company. He completed his secondary school education in the year 1999 and joined our Company in August 2004. He has ten years of experience in the business. He looks after general administration and the infrastructure and logistics division of our Company. He has been on the Board since August 2004 and was appointed as the Whole time Director for a period of five years with effect from December 1, 2008.
Mr. Madan Lal Arora, 76 years is an Independent Director of our Company. He completed a bachelors' degree in law from Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar in 1983. He became a member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, in 1974. In 1975, he took up the job as Company Secretary with Sutlej Cotton Mills Limited, where he served up to 1980. In 1984, he joined as company secretary in Rockman Cycle Industries Limited, where he served till 1994. Thereafter he joined the Cremica Agro Foods Limited as the company secretary until 1997. In 1997, he started his own practice. He has overall 37 years of experience.