the Company. An active participant at industry forums, Shri D. C. Mehta has been the Chairman of the National Chemicals Committee at FICCI. He is a Science Graduate from the University of Bombay.SHRI A. C. MEHTAManaging DirectorShri A. C. Mehta has been actively associated with the Company since 1984. With extensive experience, comprehensive approach and strong industry foresight, he has paved the way for innovation and excellence in the Company. An active participant at industry forums, he is the Member of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce and World Presidents’ Organisation. Shri A. C. Mehta is a Science Graduate with Honours and Master of Science (Chemical Engineering) from the University of Texas, USA.844thAnnual Report 2014-15
SHRI NIMESH KAMPANIIndependent DirectorShri Nimesh Kampani is the Founder and Chairman of the JM Financial Group, one of India’s leading financial services group. In a career spanning four decades, he has made invaluable contributions to the development of Indian capital markets. He has advised several corporates on their strategic and financial needs, especially capital raising and mergers & acquisitions. He has served on various committees constituted by BSE, NSE, SEBI and ICAI. He is a Commerce Graduate from Sydenham College and a Chartered Accountant.SHRI UMESH ASAIKARExecutive Director & Chief Executive OfficerShri Umesh Asaikar has been associated with the Company since September 2008. Shri Asaikar has around 36 years of varied experience in the areas of Sales & Marketing, Manufacturing, Commercial and Business Management across industries including pharmaceuticals, vitamins & fine chemicals, glass ﬂacconage etc. During the span of his career, he has held various leadership positions in companies such as Parke Davis, Nicholas Piramal, Piramal Glass, etc. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, and Master’s degree in Management Science from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. He is also a member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.SHRI SUDHIN CHOKSEYIndependent DirectorShri Sudhin Choksey has extensive experience in handling functional areas of finance, commerce and general management, both in India and abroad. He is the Managing Director of GRUH Finance Ltd. He is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Shri Choksey is a Director on the Board of Gujarat Ambuja Exports Ltd., Hunnar Shaala Foundation for Building Technology and Innovations, and Saath Livelihood Services.SHRI SUDHIR MANKADIndependent DirectorShri Mankad, IAS (Retd.), has served in senior positions, both with the Government of India and the Government of Gujarat. His last assignment was Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat. He has served as a Director/Chairman on the Board of several cement, power, fertiliser and finance companies. He is associated with several educational institutions and NGOs. He holds a Masters degree in History from the University of Delhi.