EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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U. Shekhar - Managing Director

Mr. Unnathan Shekhar is the Managing Director and CEO of our Company.
He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. Before he ventured to promote our Company, he was associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited and Lupin Laboratories Limited. As a Managing Director of our Company, he looks after overall management of our Company's Business and Operations.


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Ganesh Kamath - Executive Director-Finance & CFO

Mr. Ganesh Kamath is a whole time Director of our company. He is a qualified Management Accountant, Company Secretary, LLB and a Chartered Banker. He joined Galaxy Surfactants in 2004 as Head Resource Management & Utilization (RMU) Process and Company Secretary. In the year 2014 he was given the responsibilities of special projects and was designated as Vice President – Special Projects. He joined the Board in 2017. He has vast experience in the Banking and financial sector extending over 25 years in the area of foreign exchange, credit, securitization, treasury and risk management.
As the Executive Director-Finance & CFO, he looks after Finance, Information Technology and Systems and Corporate Governance Processes.


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K. Natarajan (Executive Director & COO)

Mr. K.Natarajan is Director and Chief Operating Officer of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and is a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He completed the Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard Business School in May 2016. Since joining Galaxy in April 1993, he has headed diverse functions in Galaxy including Finance, IT, Business Creation, Business Commercial, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and was designated as Chief of Operations in Dec. 2009. Prior to joining Galaxy he worked for six years with Indian Organics Chemicals Limited in their Corporate Finance function.


NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Mr. Shekhar Ravindranath

Mr. Shekhar Ravindranath is the Chairman and an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Science (Maths and Statistics) from Kerala University and Masters Degree in Operations Research from University of Mumbai. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He has over thirty five (35) years of experience in the field of Personal and Home Care. He has been associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited for more than three (3) decades in various capacities.He was the Managing Director - Foods Division of Hindustan Unilever Limited.


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G.Ramakrishnan

Mr. Gopalkrishnan Ramakrishnan is a Non-executive Director of our Company. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai. He is a 'fellow member' of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and, The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India and he is a qualified Company Secretary from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Before he ventured to promote our Company, he was associated with Colgate Palmolive (India) Limited.


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Dr. Nirmal Koshti

Dr.Nirmal is a Ph. D. in organic chemistry (Mumbai University) and has several years of post-doctoral research experience in academia (University of East Anglia, England, New Mexico State University, and Texas A & M University, USA). He joined Galaxy Surfactants in 1984 and has been looking after its R & D Division since then. He has been in the forefront of creating products, processes and IP for Galaxy.


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Vaijanath Kulkarni

Mr.Vaijanath Kulkarni is a Chemical Engineer; Certified in Global Advance Management from Indian School of Business, India and Kellogg’s School of Management, USA. He has accomplished Post graduate Diploma in Total Quality Management from AIIMS, Chennai. He started his career with Galaxy group as Chemical Process Engineer, in June1995. During last 2 decades of his tenure with Galaxy, he has lead major expansion projects of Galaxy in the capacity of Head of Manufacturing and Head of New Projects and Technology. He has been instrumental in setting up Galaxy Chemicals Egypt and is currently responsible for Galaxy Chemicals Egypt S.A.E. in the capacity of Managing Director


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Subodh S. Nadkarni

Mr. Subodh Satchitanand Nadkarni is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai. He is a fellow member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is currently the President (Europe, Middle East and Asia) of Sulzer Turbo Machinery Services, Netherlands.


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Sudhir D. Patil

Mr. Sudhir Dattaram Patil is a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. Before he ventured to promote our Company, he was associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited and Hico Products Limited.


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M. G. Parameswaran

Mr. Melarkode Ganesan Parameswaran is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He is a member in the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata. He is associated with Ulka Advertising and DraftFCB + Ulka Advertising for over two decades. He is currently the Executive Director and Chief Executive Officer of DraftFCB + Ulka Advertising Limited.


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Nandita Gurjar

Ms. Nandita Gurjar is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds Bachelor’s degree in Literature (BA) from Nizam College Hyderabad and Master’s degree in Psychology (MA) from Osmania University. She is also an alumnus from the Harvard Business School. She has over 20 years of experience in Information Technology and Human Resource. She has worked with organizations like Wipro, Infotech, and was the Global Head of HR of Infosys. Currently she is a member of the World Economic Forum – Global Advisory Council on New Models of Leadership.