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Board Of Directors

Jayanti Meghjibhai Patel

Jayanti Meghjibhai Patel

Executive Chairman
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Mr. Jayanti Meghjibhai Patel, aged 62 years, is the Executive Chairman of our Company. Mr. Jayanti M. Patel holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda. He currently oversees the international marketing of our Company and is responsible for all major policy decisions.Mr. Jayanti M. Patel has more than 37 years experience in the dyes and Pigments industry and more than 20 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry.

Mr. Jayanti Patel is the brother of Mr. Natwarlal Patel and Mr. Ramesh Patel.

Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar

Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar

Managing Director
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Mr. Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar aged 62 years, is the Managing Director of our Company. Mr Ashish N. Soparkar holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda. He currently oversees the corporate affairs and finance matters of our Company.Mr Ashish N Soparkar, has more than 37 years experience in the dyes and Pigments industry, and more than 20 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry.

Natwarlal Meghjibhai Patel

Natwarlal Meghjibhai Patel

Managing Director
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Mr. Natwarlal Meghjibhai Patel, aged 61 years, is the Managing Director of the Company. Mr. Natwarlal Patel holds a Masters of Science degree from Sardar Patel University, Gujarat. He currently oversees the technical matters of the Agrochemicals divisions, as well as the international and domestic marketing of our Agrochemical products.Mr. Natwarlal Patel, has more than 35 years experience in the dyes and Pigments industry, and more than 20 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry.

Mr. Jayanti Patel is the brother of Mr. Natwarlal Patel and Mr. Ramesh Patel.

Ramesh Meghjibhai Patel

Ramesh Meghjibhai Patel

Executive Director
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Mr. Ramesh Meghjibhai Patel, aged 58 years, is the Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Ramesh Patel holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Saurashtra University. Mr. Ramesh Patel has 31 years experience in the Pigments Industry and 20 years of experience in the Agrochemicals Industry. Mr. Ramesh Patel is currently in charge of overseeing purchases made by our Company (including domestic purchases and global imports) and is responsible for all liaisons between our Company and government authorities or other regulatory bodies

Mr. Ramesh Patel is the brother of Jayanti Patel and Mr. Natwarlal Patel.

Anand Ishwerbhai Patel

Anand Ishwerbhai Patel

Executive Director
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Mr. Anand Ishwarbhai Patel, aged 52 years, is the Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Anand Patel holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Gujarat University. Mr. Anand Patel has 28 years experience in the Pigments Industry. Mr. Anand Patel currently oversees the manufacturing of Pigments at Vatva, and Panoli as well as the International & Domestic marketing of Pigments.

Mr. Anand Patel is the Cousin of Mr. Jayanti Patel, Mr. Natwarlal Patel and Mr. Ramesh Patel.

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Chinubhai Ramanlal Shah

Chinubhai Ramanlal Shah

Independent Director
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Mr. Chinubhai Shah, aged 77 Years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on April 13, 2000 and has been on our Board since then. He holds a Masters degree in Arts and a Masters degree in Law. He also has a Diploma in Labor Practice and Diploma in Taxation practice, both from Gujarat University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and fellow membership for life was also conferred on him by All India Management Association, New Delhi.

Mr. Chinubhai Shah was twice elected as the President of the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He was also elected as the President of All India Management Association. He was a visiting professor and a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was the President of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was also a member of the Company Law Advisory Committee in the Government of India. He is a member of the Secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI.

He has had more than 47 years experience in the areas of management, finance and accounting. Mr. Chinubhai Shah headed Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Torrent Exports Limited as Executive Director from 1991 to 1998. From 1998 to 2000 he was the Managing Director of Ahmedabad Electricity Co. Limited (presently Torrent Power Limited).

Mr. Chinubhai Shah is a member of Audit Committee and Chairman of Remuneration Committee, Nominating Committee and Shareholders / Investors Grievances and Share Transfer Committee of the Company.

Balkrishna Tulsidas Thakkar

Balkrishna Tulsidas Thakkar

Independent Director
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Mr. Balkrishna Thakkar, aged 68 years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on April 13, 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Gujarat University and is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Since 1974, after qualifying as Chartered Accountant, he started his own practice.

He is currently practicing as a Chartered Accountant in the name and style of Balkrishna Thakkar & Co., a sole proprietorship that he founded in 1975, and his primary practice areas are audit and taxation.

Mr. Balkrishna Thakkar is the Chairman of Audit Committee and member of Remuneration Committee, Nomination and Shareholders / Investors Grievances and Share Transfer Committee of the Company.

Jayaraman Vishwanathan

Jayaraman Vishwanathan

Non-Executive Director
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Mr. Jayaraman Vishwanathan, aged 57 years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on July 17, 2003. He has more than 27 years of experience in industry, banking, private equity and entrepreneurial related assignments, both in India as well as in other countries. He was the Director and the Head of Direct Investments in Jardine Fleming India Securities Limited (?JF Electra?) (Now Electra Partners Asia Limited ?Electra Asia?) from December 1995 to July 1999 and has rejoined Electra Partners in February 7, 2005. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi, India. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a Management Accountant from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom.

Mr. Vishwanathan has also worked on an assignment with an arm of the Government of Abu Dhabi to help set up a private equity operation for them in the UAE. The name of the organization was CERT (Centre of Excellence for Applied Research and Training), which is governed by UAE Ministry for Higher Education and Scientific Research. CERT is the largest investor in the MENA region (Middle East, North Africa).

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Mr. Kantibhai Hirabhai Patel

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Mr. K H Patel, aged 69 years holds a Bachelor of Science and Law degree from Gujarat University and also holds diploma of Master of Labour Welfare (MLW). Mr. Patel after completing his graduation served Textile Industries in Ahmedabad for 12 years out of which he served as Labour Welfare Officer for 7 (Seven) years in New Cotton Mills Limited, Ahmedabad. He started his own practice as an Advocate in 1980. His primary practice areas are Labour Law and Criminal Law (Management) side.

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Mr. Chander Sabharwal

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Mr. Chander Sabharwal, aged 65 years is BA Honors (Economics) and has studied Law & Management. He has worked as Senior Management Trainee (SMT Scheme) & Executive with DCM (Now Shriram Group) 1970-74, Part of founding group of HCL in 1975 and Managing Agrochemical Public Ltd Company ? 1974 onwards.

Mr. Chander Sabharwa is successfully managing family business Crop Health Products Ltd ? involved from multi sites in manufacturing & marketing of Agrochemicals in Punjab, Haryana, UP, J&K, HP, Rajasthan, Gujarat, MP, and Chhattisgarh & Orissa. He is Associated with many International Companies such as Bayer, BASF, Biostadt, Monsanto, IFFCO, etc.

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Ms. Urvashi Shah

Woman Director
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Ms. Urvashi Dhirubhai Shah, 59 years, holds Bachelor of Arts (BA) Degree with Economics and having First class First rank of Gujarat University. She has passed Intermediate Exam of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She is an Advocate by profession and practicing with Income Tax appellate Tribunal since last 11 years. Ms. Urvashi Shah is on the Board of Brady & Morris Engineering Co Ltd. (Bombay) as Non Executive Independent Director.