Board of Directors
Mrs.Nina Bhadrashyam Kothari, Chairperson
Mr.Arjun B Kothari, Managing Director
Mr. P.K. Rudra, Director
Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Cyrus Kallupurackal
Mr. M. Rajavel, President
Board of Directors
Mrs.Nina Bhadrashayam Kothari | Chairperson
She is holding directorship in H C Kothari Group of Companies. She held various positions in prestigious institutions such as Treasurer of Crafts Council of India, World Crafts Council and Chairman of National Crafts & Heritage Committee of ASSOCHAM and During 2006-07 she was the President of International Womens’ Association (IWA). She has contributed more in the areas for the upliftment of women in India.
Dr.R.K.Raghavan | Independent Director
He is a former CBI Director and the receipt of Indian Police Medal for Meritorious Service and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service. He has travelled widely all over the world to pursue criminal investigation and also present academic papers at conference.
Dr.Raghavan is a former President of the Indian Society of Victimology and a member of the International Advisory Board for the Police Executive Programme at the Institute of Criminology, Cambridge University, U.K and the Board of Governors of the Bharathidasan Institute of Management, Trichy and Jindal Global School of Law, New Delhi. He is also a member of the International Group of Experts appointed by the Government of Mexico in 2008. In 2011-12 the UNODC retained him to do an evaluation of the Federal Police of Mexico.
Dr.Raghavan is presently Adviser to Tata Consultancy Services (TCS), India’s largest software company and takes care of its global security issues.
Mr. Pranab Kumar Rudra | Independent Director
A Post Graduate in Engineering and MBA, Mr. Rudra has more than 40 years experience in Engineering and General Management. He was Managing Director of Bengal Chemicals, of Essar Projects and Chairman and Managing Director of Lubrizol India Ltd., and Engineers India Ltd. After retiring from full time service, he was Chairman of Consultancy Development Centre, Govt. of India and Chairman of Tribune Projects. He is currently the Resident Director - India of Wood Group Engineering of UK.
Mr.P.N.Devarajan | Independent Director
Mr.P.N.Devarajan has an experience of more than 3 decades in Chemical Industry. He has held senior positions in many organizations such as M/s. Merck Sharp & Dhome, Chemplast, Shriram Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited, Essar Group etc. He has also served as Chairman & Managing Director of Hindustan Organic Chemicals Limited and IDPL. He held position of Director Central Board, RBI, Member-Chemicals and Export Promotion Council, Bombay, Member – Indo US Trade Business Council. He is presently a Professional Consultant for many leading Public Sector Organizations.
Mr.C.V.Sankar | Independent Director
Mr C V Sankar was in the Indian Administrative Service (IAS) Tamil Nadu cadre from 1982 to 2016 and was the Additional Chief Secretary, Industries Department, Government of Tamil Nadu at the time of his superannuation. He was the Chairman of Titan Company Ltd from 2014-2016 and of Tamilnadu Petroproducts Ltd from 2013-2016 and the CMD of Tamilnadu Newsprints and Papers Ltd (TNPL) from 2013-2016. He was a Director in many other companies including Neyveli Lignite Corporation Ltd (now NLC India Ltd) and The Tamil Nadu Generation and Distribution Corporation Ltd (TANGEDCO). He was the Chairman and Managing Director of the TN Power Finance and Infrastructure Development Corporation Ltd (Powerfin) from 2003-2008. The company had assets of Rs 6500 crore when he demitted office in 2008. He has been involved in the management of these multi-crore investment companies and personally monitored new capex projects valued at about Rs 4500 crore during the period. He supervised the work of the Audit Committees of the companies. Mr C V Sankar also managed several projects funded by the World Bank, Asian Development Bank, the Prime Minister’s Office and the International Fund for Agricultural Development as part of the Tsunami Rehabilitation Program which built more than 100,000 houses in the coastal areas of Tamil Nadu. The processes initiated by Mr C V Sankar became part of the Reconstruction Framework developed by World Bank.
Mr.A.Thanikainathan | Company Secretary
Mr. M. Rajavel | President
Mr. M. Rajavel leads global sales, Marketing & Logistics for Kothari Petrochemicals. He has worked in sugar & chemical industries in the fields of manufacturing, materials & sales and marketing in different capacities – in the same group and at reputed organisations like Chemfab alkalies, etc. Due to his acquaintance with a variety of functions in the industry, he adds depth and expertise to the total supply chain of the company. He has been associated with the HCK group for more than a decade. A graduate in science from the University of Madras, India, Rajavel, has extensive global marketing & logistics experience. Internally, he also lends his experience by extensively involving himself in product development and global market strategy development. Starting his career as a lab chemist in sugar manufacturing in 1987, he has carried various roles, including Head of Materials in the same group.