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Former DG of Military Engineer Services Arvind Kumar Arora Joins SLCM Group as an Independent Director

Arvind Kumar Arora brings extensive experience in public infrastructure and governance to SLCM Group as their new Independent Director, supporting their transformative initiatives in the Indian agricultural sector.

Shivam Dwivedi
Former DG of Military Engineer Services Arvind Kumar Arora Joins SLCM Group as an Independent Director
Former DG of Military Engineer Services Arvind Kumar Arora Joins SLCM Group as an Independent Director

Sohan Lal Commodity Management (SLCM) Group, India’s largest Agri-logistics player and warehouse service provider for agricultural commodities, has announced the appointment of former Director General, Military Engineer Services, Arvind Kumar Arora, as an Independent Director.

Arvind Kumar, a veteran techno-legal professional, who played a key role in bolstering the defence infrastructure of the country, brings to the SLCM’s board more than 45 years of 360⁰ experience in public Infrastructure, monitoring Integrity in public procurement, vigilance, dispute resolution and corporate governance. His appointment complements SLCM’s growth journey, which is propelling transformational changes in the Indian Agri space.

Welcoming the stalwart on board, SLCM Group CEO, Sandeep Sabharwal stated, “SLCM Group wholeheartedly welcomes Arvind Kumar as an Independent Director. He has in-depth knowledge of government departments, PSUs and private players, thus bringing an unparalleled experience to our group. The directors, management team and I greatly look forward to working with him and continuing to deliver SLCM’s mission to transform post-harvest management in the Agri domain with cutting-edge technologies & solutions, empowering our farming fraternity with easy financial services and enabling food security for all.”

About his latest role at SLCM Group, Arvind Kumar expressed, “I am honoured to be joining SLCM which has cemented its leadership position in the Agri industry. My experience at the Ministry of Defence along with public infrastructure execution, procurement, vigilance, dispute resolution and corporate governance will ensure that we create great strategies for the Agri sector. The ultimate goal is to elevate the Agri industry with the help of technology and ensure that every stakeholder can reap its benefits.”

Notably, Arvind Kumar has, post his retirement, held pivotal positions in several government committees, and has been entrusted with several responsible assignments by the Government of India. His post-retirement stints include working with CPSUs, including serving as Independent Director of BEML Limited, a category-1 Mini Ratna Central PSU and Independent External Monitor for Department of Telecom, CPWD and HLL Infratech Services as nominated by Central Vigilance Commission for monitoring integrity pact of high-value Government contracts.

He currently serves on the Arbitral panels of a large number of High Courts, Arbitration Institutions and Government Organizations, besides being on the panel of Ministry of Road Transport and Highways as Independent Quality Auditor for Highways and Border roads.

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