Flake graphite company Tirupati Graphite has confirmed the appointment of Michael Lynch-Bell as nonexecutive chairperson, following a shareholder-requisitioned extraordinary general meeting (EGM) on June 11. A group of shareholders, who hold about 5.8% of Tirupati’s ordinary share capital, in April requested that the company convene an EGM. These shareholders were seeking the removal of then chairperson Shishir Poddar, as well as Puruvi Poddar and Alastair Bath as directors.