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Board Of Directors

Mr. H. R. Kilachand - Chairman & Managing Director


Mr. H R Kilachand is B.Com. from University of Bombay and C.B.M. & P.D.B.M. from U.S.A. He joined the Company on 8.8.1985 as “Executive”. He was entrusted with the duties of Administration & Co-ordination work of the Company and also to plan & supervise projects for modernization and expansion of Company’s activities. He contributed a lot in his first decade towards the growth of the Company. He had efficiently carried out the duties entrusted to him, including completion of the expansion & modernization of Sugar Factory, Distillery, ENA & IMFL Plants, the Power Plant for Cogeneration and also a Second Storage Terminal at Kandla. On 6.3.1997, he was appointed as a “Joint Managing Director”. With effect from 14.8.1997, he has been working as a Chairman & Managing Director of the Company.

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Mr. A. S. Ruia (Independent Director)


Mr. A. S. Ruia was appointed as an Independent Director w.e.f. 30.04.2018 for the 2nd Term of 5 consecutive years. He is having a vast experience in Sugar & Distillery Industries.

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Mr. M. A. Kuvadia (Independent Director)


Mr. M. A. Kuvadia is a B.Com., LLB, Fellow Company Secretary (FCS). He has vast experience with the Government of India in various departments over the last 36 years and retired as Regional Director, Ministry of Corporate Affairs (MCA). He has also server on the Boards of Ahmedabad, Rajkot & Vadodara Stock Exchanges as a Nominee Director of Government of India and has also represented the Ministry as a member of "Frauds Committee" at United Kingdom.

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Ms. Bhumika Batra (Additional Director in the category of Independent Director - up to 22.07.2019)


Ms. Bhumika Batra has been appointed as an Additional Director in the category of Independent Director w.e.f. 14.08.2018 for the 1st Term of 5 consecutive years. She is LLB., LLM; & Company Secretary by qualification. She is Associate Partner of M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co.

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Mr. P. Dubey (Independent Director - up to 30.04.2018)


Mr. P Dubey is on the Board of the Company w.e.f.18.4.2012. He is M.A. (Modern History) by qualification. He has vast experience in Income Tax Department. He retired as Chief Commissioner, Income Tax, Mumbai in August 2006. He was conferred with the “Padmashree” Award in 2009 and also in 1992, the “National Press India” Award for Photography by the President of India at the Rashtrapati Bhawan. He is the Author of 5 Coffee Table Books, the only Author from India to have the privilege of a Book Release at the House of Lords, Westminster, London. He was Brand Ambassador for Fuji Films in India. Currently, he is the Member of National Committee for the conservation of the Asiatic Lion, Government of Gujarat.


He has resigned w.e.f. 30.4.2018.

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Mr. D. J. Shah (Whole Time Director & Company Secretary - up to 30.04.2018)


Mr. D J Shah is a B.Com., Fellow Company Secretary (FCS) and Diploma in Financial Management (DFM) by qualification. He joined the Company on 23.12.1993 as Joint Company Secretary. He was appointed as Company Secretary w.e.f. 1.5.1995. He has vast experience in Secretarial & Legal, Administration and Personnel Department.


He has resigned as a Whole-Time Director w.e.f. 30.4.2018 and continued his services as `Sr. Vice President (Legal) & Company Secretary’.

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