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Meet the Directors

Mr. Chen Zhiguo


Chen Zhiguo is the Chairman of ARPL and the group’s chief representative in China. He enjoys excellent relationships with the Chinese metallurgical industry and at the same time, has a good understanding of the Indian steel industry, which makes his knowledge unique and invaluable to the business. With almost four decades of hands-on experience in the steel and allied industry, he is an asset to the team of ARPL. He is the head of the Beijing office.

Mr. Sandeep Bharagava


Sandeep Bhargava is one of the founder directors of the group. He has a sharp business acumen, and believes in a hands-on approach while dealing with the day-to-day trading activities of the company. What makes him stand out though, is his pure passion for his employees and the community at large. A fitness enthusiast, you can often catch him participating in various marathons, whenever he can get away. In fact, his love for sports started as a child and he has even been a national-level swimmer for India in his youth

Mr. Rajesh Johar


Rajesh Johar is ARPL shareholder and Director based out of Singapore. He is the erstwhile Managing Director of ARPL. Trained as an engineer and business manager at the two most prestigious and premium institutions of India, it is his passion and deep understanding of financial matter, which truly makes him a standout in this business. Rajesh’s contribution to the community is unique and well-recognized. He is an honorary guest-lecturer in premium academic institutes in India, as well as Singapore. He is a movie buff, and like the best of them, has his well-defined preferences.

Mr. Ujjwal Jain

Managing Director

Ujjwal heads ARPL owning the responsibility for the strategic planning & its implementation and the management & running of financial activities. His role includes business planning, budgeting, forecasting, risk & governance, and future investments.

Before joining Avani Group in early 2021, Ujjwal worked over nineteen years with renowned regional and international banks, where he gained valuable experience in structuring and financing commodity trades.

Ujjwal is a qualified Chartered Accountant and a University topper. In his free time, he loves to paint, click and travel.