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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) (Resigned w.e.f. 05.09.2022)


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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Dr. Narendra Mairpady (Independent Director)


Dr. Narendra Mairpady aged 66 years is Bachelor of Commerce (Mysore University) and Bachelor of Law (Mangalore University) with qualification from CAIIB Institute of Banking, Finance, Mumbai. He also holds Doctor Letters from Hindustan University, Chennai & Kalpagam University, Coimbatore. He is an eminent banking professional having more than 40 years of wide experience and exposure. He started his career as officer trainee with Corporation Bank. Later, he held the position of Chief General Manger in Corporation Bank from January, 1975 till November, 2008. From November, 2008 till November, 2010, he was an Executive Director of Bank of India. In November, 2010, he was appointed as Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Indian Overseas Bank and retired as CMD in 2014. He has held membership in RBI’s Technical Advisory Committee on Money, Forex and Government Securities Markets. He also held positions in various committees of Indian Bank’s Association (IBA). He was also the Chairman of ASSOCHAM’s National Council for Banking & Finance.

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Mr. Rishabh Shah (Independent Director)


Mr. Rishabh Shah aged 49 years is B.A. (Hons.) and Bachelor of Law. Shri Rishabh Shah is an experienced advocate practicing in various areas including matters involving the Law of Contract, Partnership Act, Sale of Goods Act, Negotiable Instruments Act, Company Law, Securities Law, Banking Law, Property Laws, Intellectual Property Law, Insolvency Law, Arbitration etc. He is also empanelled as Arbitrator on BSE & NSE Arbitration Panel. He has over 25 years of experience representing major corporations as legal counsel.

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Mrs. Ranjana Sinha (Independent Director)


Mrs. Ranjana Sinha has been appointed as an Additional Director in the category of Independent Director w.e.f. 20.09.2019. Her qualification is M.A. with Economics and History; Diploma in Development Economics in emerging economies from the University of Sussex, U.K.; Indian Administrative Service [IAS], Maharashtra Cadre (1975). She retired as an Additional Chief Secretary, Department of Finance & Department of Textiles, Government of Maharashtra in the year 2009.

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Mr. D. J. Shah (Non-Executive Non-Independent Director)


Shri D. J. Shah aged 67, is B.Com., Fellow Company Secretary (FCS) and Diploma holder in Financial Management (DFM). Shri D. J. Shah had joined the Company on 23rd December, 1993. He retired from the Company as Sr. Vice President (Legal) and Company Secretary on 13th November, 2020. He has overall 40+ years of experience including vast experience in Secretarial, Legal, Administration & Personnel functions.

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