Board of Directors
Ashwin. C. ShroffChairman
As an Executive Chairman, Mr. Ashwin C Shroff has always led from the front. Affectionately called Ashwinbhai throughout Excel, he always leads by example and is the bearer of all the values that make life at Excel so special. He is firmly committed to the Excel way of working - building consensus and democratic processes. He has been serving the Company since over 50 years and his leadership continues to inspire the entire group to march ahead.
He has been richly recognized for his contributions to the growth of the Indian Chemical industry and received the ICC Lifetime achievement award in 2012.
Mr. Dipesh K. ShroffDirector
An industrialist with experience in the Chemicals and Agrochemicals Industries Mr. Shroff combines his training as an engineer with a MBA from Harvard Business School. He serves on the board of a number of public companies such as Agrocel Industries Limited, Excel Bio Resources Limited and many more.
Mr. H. N. MotiwallaDirector
Mr. Motiwalla is a Chartered Accountant by profession and a highly respected professional in corporate India. He serves as a board member in several companies including Hitech Corporation Limited, Multibase India Limited, Balkrishna Paper Mills Limited, Ashapura Minechem Limited, LIC Mutual Fund Trustee Private Limited. He is also Chairman of the Audit Committee of several listed companies. Mr Motiwalla has been serving the Board since 2002.
Priyam S JhaveriDirector
Mr. Jhaveri is an industrialist with vast experience in chemicals and textile auxiliary industry. He has been a Director of Excel Industries Limited since October 20, 2002. Apart from serving as the Chairman & Managing Director of Phthalo Colours & Chemicals (I) Limited and Indian Extractions Limited, he also holds directorship in quite a few companies including Sadhana Nitro Chem Limited. Mr. Jhaveri holds a B.Com degree from Bombay University and a Diploma in Business Management.
Mr. R. N. BhogaleDirector
A passionate engineer Mr. Bhogale has wide experience in the auto components and kitchenware industries. A B.E (Mech) by training he is on the Board for Nirlep Appliances Ltd.
Mr. Hrishit A. ShroffExecutive Director
Mr. Hrishit A Shroff was appointed as the director designated as Executive Director by the Board with. He is a Commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant. He has also successfully completed an executive management course at Harvard Business School.
MR. ATUL G. SHROFFDirector
A highly experienced Industrialist Mr. Atul Shroff is Director of Transpek Industry Limited. He is actively involved with the Excel Group and is on the board for a number of Group Companies. He is part of the board for Transpek Industry (Europe) Limited, Transchem Agritech Private Limited and Madison Investments Private Limited.
Mr. M. B ParekhDirector
Mr. M. B. Parekh holds a post graduate degree in chemical engineering from University of Wisconsin, USA and he is an industrialist with rich experience in chemical industry and consumer products. He is the Executive Chairman of Pidilite Industries Limited and Chairman & Managing Director of Vinyl Chemicals (India) Limited and also holds directorship in several other companies including Fevicol Company Limited.
Mr. Ravi A. ShroffExecutive Director
Mr. Ravi A Shroff is a young and dynamic new Executive Director of the Company effective from 3rd September, 2014. He is third generation industrialist in the A C Shroff’s group of companies. Before joining the Company he was Executive Director for 7 years with Anshul Specialty Molecules Limited and spearheaded Anshul to the path of growth and diversification.
In Excel Industries, he has been steering strategic new business of Pharmaceutical and Veterinary APIs and has launched several new pharmaceutical molecules / products under his stewardship.
He is also a Director on the Board of reputed public companies including Transpek Industry Limited, Anshul Specialty Molecules Limited, Kamaljyot Investments Limited and Transpek Industry (Europe) Limited.
Academically, he is an Engineering Graduate (BE-Chemical) from Mumbai University and a Post Graduate in Chemistry from Boston University, USA.
Mr. R. M. PandiaDirector
Mr. Rajeev M Pandia is highly respected corporate professional in the Chemical Industry and is well known for his contribution to the Industry through various forums.
He headed Herdillia Chemicals Limited (later Schenectady Herdillia Limited and SI Group – India) as Vice Chairman and Managing Director from 1992 until December 2008. He was, thereafter, Group Adviser and Director of SI Group (Global Markets), USA.
During 2013, he was appointed on a Committee to draft the National Chemical Policy for India by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Government of India. He has been associated for many years with high level audits in respect of EHS, Sustainability and Technology functions. Recently he has been appointed on the Jury of World Chemistry Awards 2015, a global recognition program for the international chemical industry, being the only member from Asia.
As Consultant, he now advises several Indian and international companies in the areas of Strategy, Project execution and Operational Excellence.
He is a graduate in Chemical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Mumbai, India and holds the Master’s degree in the same field from Stanford University, California. He is independent director on the Board of the Company since 8th August, 2014.
Mr. S. S. VaidyaDirector
Mr. Shailesh Vaidya is a practicing Advocate and Solicitor. He is a partner in Messrs. Kanga and Company, a 125 year old and reputed law firm of Advocates & Solicitors.
He was past President of Indian Merchants’ Chamber (Premier Chamber of Commerce in Western India) for 2013-2014. He has been the member of the Managing Committee of the Indian Merchants’ Chamber since past eight years.
He is a Director in several public limited companies, including Siyaram Silk Mills Limited, Apcotex Industries Limited.
He is independent director on the Board of the Company since 8th August, 2014.
Dr. Meena A. Galliara Director
Dr. Meena A. Galliara is a Director at Jasani Center for Social Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Management, Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies (NMIMS). She is alumna of Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS). She commenced her career as a Welfare Officer with Dharamsi Morarjee Chemicals Company Ltd. For little over a decade she worked as Faculty Member in the Department of Social Welfare Administration at TISS. In the duration of her work at TISS, she actively contributed to research in the area of political empowerment of women, impact assessment of social welfare schemes, labour welfare schemes and management of NGOs. She was deputed by TISS to set up Tata Council of Community Initiatives and was part of the Maharashtra state’s research team on 73rd Amendment to the Constitution of India. She handled the field action project on humanizing Child Welfare Institutions of Ulhasnagar. Apart from academics, Dr. Galliara serves as a Trustee on the Board of International Resources for Fairer Trade.
Mr. Praveen K. Molri
Mr. P. K. Molri is a Chartered Accountant and a Commerce Graduate (Honours) . He joined LIC of India in July 1985 and has rich work experience of more than 34 years in different senior positions at LIC including Sr. Divisional Manager of two Divisions and Chief Risk Officer of the organization. He has recently superannuated from LIC from the post of Executive Director- Investment Operations wherein he was heading Equity, Debt, Treasury, Pension & Group schemes and ULIP Portfolios. He also hold directorship in Ambuja Cements Limited.