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Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

Chairman, Godrej Group

Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group. The Godrej Group is a mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries.

Mr. Godrej has been president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and associations. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002, the American India Foundation (AIF) Leadership in Philanthropy Award 2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010, the Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, Chemexcil's Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the AIMA - JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010, the Bombay Management Association - Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011, the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business in 2011, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the Padma Bhushan 2012, the Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, the All India Management Association - Business Leader of the Year 2015 and the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership 2016.

Mr. Godrej holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

Chairman, Godrej Group

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Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group. The Godrej Group is a mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries.

Mr. Godrej has been president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and associations. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002, the American India Foundation (AIF) Leadership in Philanthropy Award 2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010, the Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, Chemexcil's Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the AIMA - JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010, the Bombay Management Association - Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011, the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business in 2011, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the Padma Bhushan 2012, the Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, the All India Management Association - Business Leader of the Year 2015 and the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership 2016.

Mr. Godrej holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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Jamshyd Godrej

Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Mr. Godrej is the former Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre (previously known as Aspen Institute India), Chairman & Trustee of Ananta Centre. He is the President of World Wide Fund for Nature – India. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India Resources Trust and Council on Energy, Environment and Water. He is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Asia Society, USA. He is the Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association.

Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.

Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; real estate development.

The Godrej group are leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.

Mr. Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India, the Baltic & North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The President of India conferred on Mr. Godrej the ''Padma Bhusha'' on 3rd April 2003.

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Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman & Managing Director, Godrej & Boyce

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Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Mr. Godrej is the former Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre (previously known as Aspen Institute India), Chairman & Trustee of Ananta Centre. He is the President of World Wide Fund for Nature – India. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India Resources Trust and Council on Energy, Environment and Water. He is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Asia Society, USA. He is the Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association.

Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.

Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; real estate development.

The Godrej group are leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.

Mr. Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India, the Baltic & North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The President of India conferred on Mr. Godrej the ''Padma Bhusha'' on 3rd April 2003.

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Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej

Chairman, Godrej Agrovet

Nadir Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet. He is also a Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Indian Hotels Co Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

A veteran of the Indian industry, Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants.

With his tremendous experience and expertise, Nadir has also contributed to the development of a variety of industries by participating keenly in industry bodies such as the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Oil Technologists' Association of India.

Currently, Nadir is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" and "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur".

A Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Nadir completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and three children.

Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej

Chairman, Godrej Agrovet

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Nadir Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet. He is also a Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Indian Hotels Co Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

A veteran of the Indian industry, Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants.

With his tremendous experience and expertise, Nadir has also contributed to the development of a variety of industries by participating keenly in industry bodies such as the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Oil Technologists' Association of India.

Currently, Nadir is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" and "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur".

A Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Nadir completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and three children.

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Vijay Crishna

Vijay Crishna

Executive Director, Godrej & Boyce

Vijay Crishna is the Executive Director of Lawkim Motors Group.

He joined Lawkim Ltd, a bankrupt light engineering company taken over by the Godrej Group at the behest of N.P. Godrej in 1977. After eight years of management experience in Kolkata and five years in the advertising industry in Mumbai, he was able to help turn it around.

He is a B.A. (Economics) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Vijay is also a Director of Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet and Precision Wires India Ltd. He serves as a Trustee of the Bombay Scottish Orphanage Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai, the President's International Advisory Board Colorado College and on the Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachhead Programme.

In 1991, Vijay established the Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research at Shindewadi, Satara District, which researches and propagates rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats.

A Life Member of The Himalayan Club since 1973 - and now its Honorary Secretary - he has trekked in the Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet. He has been active in theatre since 1965 in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Vijay joined the Board on 27th September, 1990.

Vijay Crishna

Vijay Crishna

Executive Director, Godrej & Boyce

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Vijay Crishna is the Executive Director of Lawkim Motors Group.

He joined Lawkim Ltd, a bankrupt light engineering company taken over by the Godrej Group at the behest of N.P. Godrej in 1977. After eight years of management experience in Kolkata and five years in the advertising industry in Mumbai, he was able to help turn it around.

He is a B.A. (Economics) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Vijay is also a Director of Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet and Precision Wires India Ltd. He serves as a Trustee of the Bombay Scottish Orphanage Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai, the President's International Advisory Board Colorado College and on the Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachhead Programme.

In 1991, Vijay established the Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research at Shindewadi, Satara District, which researches and propagates rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats.

A Life Member of The Himalayan Club since 1973 - and now its Honorary Secretary - he has trekked in the Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet. He has been active in theatre since 1965 in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Vijay joined the Board on 27th September, 1990.

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Anil G Verma

Anil G Verma

Executive Director & President, Godrej & Boyce

Anil G Verma joined Godrej & Boyce in 1983 and is currently serving as its Executive Director & President.

He is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed an Executive Program from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA.

Anil has over 30 years of experience in functions such as Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing and has held leadership positions including those of the Business Unit Head for the Office Furniture business and the Executive Director and Head, Personnel & Administration.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the Employer's Federation of India (EFI), on the Advisory Board of the CII Institute of Quality, is the Chairman of the CII National Taskforce on Industrial Safety and serves on Board of Governors of the National Safety Council of India (NSCI). He often serves as an Expert Member invitee for the Selection Committee of IIT, Bombay and has been a jury member for the sixth edition of 'Superbrands'.

Under Anil's leadership, Godrej & Boyce and its business units have received a plethora of recognitions over the years in areas such as quality, safety, marketing and manufacturing excellence. The firm has been awarded the NASEOH Award as the 'Best Employer' and the NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award for the 'Best Employer' for the differently abled.

He was the recipient of the RMI Roll of Honour for Life-time Achievement in HR at the National HR Conclave, HR 2.0, in 2010 and has been recognized as a 'Distinguished Alumnus' of the IIT-BHU Alumni Association during its Centenary Year in 2018.

Anil joined the Board on 1st October 2008.

Anil G Verma

Anil G Verma

Executive Director & President, Godrej & Boyce

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Anil G Verma joined Godrej & Boyce in 1983 and is currently serving as its Executive Director & President.

He is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed an Executive Program from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA.

Anil has over 30 years of experience in functions such as Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing and has held leadership positions including those of the Business Unit Head for the Office Furniture business and the Executive Director and Head, Personnel & Administration.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the Employer's Federation of India (EFI), on the Advisory Board of the CII Institute of Quality, is the Chairman of the CII National Taskforce on Industrial Safety and serves on Board of Governors of the National Safety Council of India (NSCI). He often serves as an Expert Member invitee for the Selection Committee of IIT, Bombay and has been a jury member for the sixth edition of 'Superbrands'.

Under Anil's leadership, Godrej & Boyce and its business units have received a plethora of recognitions over the years in areas such as quality, safety, marketing and manufacturing excellence. The firm has been awarded the NASEOH Award as the 'Best Employer' and the NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award for the 'Best Employer' for the differently abled.

He was the recipient of the RMI Roll of Honour for Life-time Achievement in HR at the National HR Conclave, HR 2.0, in 2010 and has been recognized as a 'Distinguished Alumnus' of the IIT-BHU Alumni Association during its Centenary Year in 2018.

Anil joined the Board on 1st October 2008.

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Tanya Dubash

Tanya Dubash

Executive Director, Godrej Industries

Tanya Dubash is Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer of the Godrej Group and is responsible for reinventing the Godrej Brand and charged with evolving the Group to a more Brand-driven organisation.

Tanya is a Director on the Boards of several Godrej Group companies including Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Agrovet Limited. She is also the Chairperson of Godrej Nature's Basket. She heads the Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) that guides the Godrej Masterbrand and portfolio strategy, and chairs a Marketing Council comprising Group Marketing Heads. Tanya is also on the Board of AIESEC. She is a Trustee of Brown University and a member of the Brown - India Advisory Council. She was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2007.

She is AB cum laude, Economics & Political Science, Brown University, USA, and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Tanya Dubash

Tanya Dubash

Executive Director, Godrej Industries

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Tanya Dubash is Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer of the Godrej Group and is responsible for reinventing the Godrej Brand and charged with evolving the Group to a more Brand-driven organisation.

Tanya is a Director on the Boards of several Godrej Group companies including Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Agrovet Limited. She is also the Chairperson of Godrej Nature's Basket. She heads the Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) that guides the Godrej Masterbrand and portfolio strategy, and chairs a Marketing Council comprising Group Marketing Heads. Tanya is also on the Board of AIESEC. She is a Trustee of Brown University and a member of the Brown - India Advisory Council. She was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2007.

She is AB cum laude, Economics & Political Science, Brown University, USA, and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

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Nisaba Godrej

Nisaba Godrej

Chairperson and Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products

Nisaba is the Executive Chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. She has been a key architect of GCPL's strategy and transformation in the last decade. In 2007, she initiated and led Project Leapfrog, which created a playbook for GCPL to accelerate domestic organic growth through innovation and consolidation, and to become a more global company by investing in emerging markets outside of India. Over the last ten years, GCPL's market capitalization has increased twenty-fold - from INR 3,000 crore to INR 60,000 crore. Under Nisaba's leadership, GCPL has developed a very strong, engaged and ambitious team, and is consistently ranked as a great place to work. She has also institutionalized design driven thinking and directly leads product development.

Nisaba is passionate about identifying and developing the talent required for the Godrej Group's future growth. Through her oversight of the Group HR function for Godrej Industries and associate companies, she has made Godrej a more meritocratic and highly performance driven organization, while keeping the Group’s values front and center. She has also spearheaded the Group's Good & Green agenda to drive more inclusive and sustainable growth. Her previous assignments within the Godrej Group have included the successful turnaround of Godrej Agrovet and the creation of a Group strategy function to oversee the Group's portfolio. In addition to GCPL, Nisaba is on the Board of Directors of Godrej Agrovet and Teach For India.

Nisaba has a BSc degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about girls' education, the human mind, design, trekking and equestrian sports. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Kalpesh, and their children, Zoran and Aidan.

Nisaba Godrej

Nisaba Godrej

Chairperson and Managing Director, Godrej Consumer Products

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Nisaba is the Executive Chairperson of Godrej Consumer Products. She has been a key architect of GCPL's strategy and transformation in the last decade. In 2007, she initiated and led Project Leapfrog, which created a playbook for GCPL to accelerate domestic organic growth through innovation and consolidation, and to become a more global company by investing in emerging markets outside of India. Over the last ten years, GCPL's market capitalization has increased twenty-fold - from INR 3,000 crore to INR 60,000 crore. Under Nisaba's leadership, GCPL has developed a very strong, engaged and ambitious team, and is consistently ranked as a great place to work. She has also institutionalized design driven thinking and directly leads product development.

Nisaba is passionate about identifying and developing the talent required for the Godrej Group's future growth. Through her oversight of the Group HR function for Godrej Industries and associate companies, she has made Godrej a more meritocratic and highly performance driven organization, while keeping the Group’s values front and center. She has also spearheaded the Group's Good & Green agenda to drive more inclusive and sustainable growth. Her previous assignments within the Godrej Group have included the successful turnaround of Godrej Agrovet and the creation of a Group strategy function to oversee the Group's portfolio. In addition to GCPL, Nisaba is on the Board of Directors of Godrej Agrovet and Teach For India.

Nisaba has a BSc degree from The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is passionate about girls' education, the human mind, design, trekking and equestrian sports. She lives in Mumbai with her husband, Kalpesh, and their children, Zoran and Aidan.

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Pirojsha Godrej

Pirojsha Godrej

Executive Chairman, Godrej Properties

In 2012, Pirojsha took over as CEO of Godrej Properties. He has led the company through a phase of rapid growth through which the company has established itself as one of India's leading and fastest growing real estate developers.

Under Pirojsha’s leadership, Godrej Properties has been at the forefront of the sustainable development movement; in 2013, GPL was recognized with an award from former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, on behalf of the Confederation of Indian Industry for being one of the companies in India from across sectors to have driven the green building movement. The Clinton Foundation has partnered with Godrej Properties for its large township project, Godrej Garden City, which works with the Clinton Climate Initiative towards the goal of creating a Climate Positive Development.

Pirojsha graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2002 and completed his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2004. He went on to complete an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2008 before rejoining GPL as Executive Director. In 2010, Pirojsha led the initial public offering of the company through which Godrej Properties raised US$ 100 million.

In 2015, Mr. Pirojsha Godrej was selected as 'Visionary of India - Young Achiever Extraordinaire' at the Brand Vision India 2020 Summit & Awards supported by FICCI and received the 'CEO - REAL ESTATE' award at the CEO AWARD 2015.

Pirojsha Godrej

Pirojsha Godrej

Executive Chairman, Godrej Properties

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In 2012, Pirojsha took over as CEO of Godrej Properties. He has led the company through a phase of rapid growth through which the company has established itself as one of India's leading and fastest growing real estate developers.

Under Pirojsha’s leadership, Godrej Properties has been at the forefront of the sustainable development movement; in 2013, GPL was recognized with an award from former President of India, APJ Abdul Kalam, on behalf of the Confederation of Indian Industry for being one of the companies in India from across sectors to have driven the green building movement. The Clinton Foundation has partnered with Godrej Properties for its large township project, Godrej Garden City, which works with the Clinton Climate Initiative towards the goal of creating a Climate Positive Development.

Pirojsha graduated from the Wharton School of Business in 2002 and completed his Masters in International Affairs from Columbia University in 2004. He went on to complete an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2008 before rejoining GPL as Executive Director. In 2010, Pirojsha led the initial public offering of the company through which Godrej Properties raised US$ 100 million.

In 2015, Mr. Pirojsha Godrej was selected as 'Visionary of India - Young Achiever Extraordinaire' at the Brand Vision India 2020 Summit & Awards supported by FICCI and received the 'CEO - REAL ESTATE' award at the CEO AWARD 2015.

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Nyrika Holkar

Nyrika Holkar

Executive Director, Godrej & Boyce

Nyrika Holkar is Executive Director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd ('G&B'). She leads Digital Strategy, Brand, Legal and M&A for G&B and its subsidiaries. In this capacity, she drives a company-wide strategy on building new digital interventions through online platforms and ecosystems to help improve customer experience, foster collaborative innovation, and enhance data-led decision making in business.

A qualified solicitor, Ms Holkar is responsible for the company's global legal strategy including supervising commercial contracts, structuring M&A transactions as well as the protection and enhancement of the organisation's intellectual property across its 14 businesses. As the Brand Custodian, she works closely with the Sustainability, Marketing and Communication teams across G&B with a focus on building a responsible corporate brand.

As a member of the G&B board of directors she is also involved with key decisions related to business strategy, talent management and corporate governance. During her tenure as Executive Director, Ms Holkar has helped significantly reduce the G&B Group's financial exposure by streamlining the negotiation and contract management process through an end-to-end digitised contract life cycle management platform.

She is also a director on the Board of Godrej Infotech, a subsidiary of G&B and is involved in key decisions with regard to IT security and technology platforms across the Group and is working to enhance G&B's partnership with startups and technology partners to improve the digital ecosystem for G&B businesses.

Ms Holkar began her career at legal firm AZB & Partners where she specialised in M&A transactions and advised foreign companies seeking to invest in India before joining G&B. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Colorado College, USA and obtained LL.B and LL.M degrees from University College London, UK. She is a member of the Bar Association of India and is a qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom.

She is an ardent supporter of the environment. As Chairperson of the G&B CSR Committee, Ms Holkar is actively involved in G&B's community development efforts including education, skilling and the preservation and protection of Mumbai's mangroves. Trekking and Wildlife are some of her abiding interests beyond work.

She is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Institute and is a member on the boards of the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and the Jaldhaara Foundation.

She is married and lives in Mumbai with her husband Yeshwant and her daughter.

Nyrika Holkar

Nyrika Holkar

Executive Director, Godrej & Boyce

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Nyrika Holkar is Executive Director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd ('G&B'). She leads Digital Strategy, Brand, Legal and M&A for G&B and its subsidiaries. In this capacity, she drives a company-wide strategy on building new digital interventions through online platforms and ecosystems to help improve customer experience, foster collaborative innovation, and enhance data-led decision making in business.

A qualified solicitor, Ms Holkar is responsible for the company's global legal strategy including supervising commercial contracts, structuring M&A transactions as well as the protection and enhancement of the organisation's intellectual property across its 14 businesses. As the Brand Custodian, she works closely with the Sustainability, Marketing and Communication teams across G&B with a focus on building a responsible corporate brand.

As a member of the G&B board of directors she is also involved with key decisions related to business strategy, talent management and corporate governance. During her tenure as Executive Director, Ms Holkar has helped significantly reduce the G&B Group's financial exposure by streamlining the negotiation and contract management process through an end-to-end digitised contract life cycle management platform.

She is also a director on the Board of Godrej Infotech, a subsidiary of G&B and is involved in key decisions with regard to IT security and technology platforms across the Group and is working to enhance G&B's partnership with startups and technology partners to improve the digital ecosystem for G&B businesses.

Ms Holkar began her career at legal firm AZB & Partners where she specialised in M&A transactions and advised foreign companies seeking to invest in India before joining G&B. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Colorado College, USA and obtained LL.B and LL.M degrees from University College London, UK. She is a member of the Bar Association of India and is a qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom.

She is an ardent supporter of the environment. As Chairperson of the G&B CSR Committee, Ms Holkar is actively involved in G&B's community development efforts including education, skilling and the preservation and protection of Mumbai's mangroves. Trekking and Wildlife are some of her abiding interests beyond work.

She is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Institute and is a member on the boards of the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and the Jaldhaara Foundation.

She is married and lives in Mumbai with her husband Yeshwant and her daughter.

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Nitin Nabar

Nitin Nabar

Executive Director, Godrej Industries

Nitin Nabar serves as a Director on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited. He is also the Manufacturing Council Head for the Godrej Group and the Executive Director and President, Godrej Industries Limited (Chemicals).

Nitin started his career with Godrej as an Executive Trainee in 1989 at the erstwhile Godrej Soaps Limited. Over the years, he has worked in leadership positions across diverse business functions including sales, marketing, commodities, exports, imports and purchase.

He played a key role in building and expanding the export market of the Chemicals business. Under his leadership, the business now exports products to over 80 countries.

Nitin also actively champions environmental sustainability initiatives across the business. Nitin is the Chairman - Cosmetics of Chemexcil, an export promotion council for the chemicals industry. He has also been a member of the taskforce setup by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers to help in the growth of the Oleochemicals industry in India.

Nitin has a B.Sc (Technology) degree from University of Mumbai, Department of Chemical Technology and an MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Development & Research in Mumbai.

Nitin Nabar

Nitin Nabar

Executive Director, Godrej Industries

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Nitin Nabar serves as a Director on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited. He is also the Manufacturing Council Head for the Godrej Group and the Executive Director and President, Godrej Industries Limited (Chemicals).

Nitin started his career with Godrej as an Executive Trainee in 1989 at the erstwhile Godrej Soaps Limited. Over the years, he has worked in leadership positions across diverse business functions including sales, marketing, commodities, exports, imports and purchase.

He played a key role in building and expanding the export market of the Chemicals business. Under his leadership, the business now exports products to over 80 countries.

Nitin also actively champions environmental sustainability initiatives across the business. Nitin is the Chairman - Cosmetics of Chemexcil, an export promotion council for the chemicals industry. He has also been a member of the taskforce setup by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers to help in the growth of the Oleochemicals industry in India.

Nitin has a B.Sc (Technology) degree from University of Mumbai, Department of Chemical Technology and an MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Development & Research in Mumbai.

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Vivek Gambhir

Vivek Gambhir

Whole Time Director, Godrej Consumer Products

Vivek Gambhir is Managing Director and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Vivek was the key architect of GCPL's 3 by 3 strategy and has been instrumental in driving the company's efforts to become a leading emerging markets FMCG leader.

He joined Godrej Industries in 2009 as Chief Strategy Officer responsible for guiding overall Group strategy, conducting portfolio analysis and driving special projects. He helped define the CREATE portfolio approach and the 10X10 objective for the Group.

Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Vivek was a partner at Bain & Company, one of the world's leading business consulting firms. He worked with Bain in Boston, Singapore and New Delhi. He was a founding member of Bain's consulting operations in India and led the firm's FMCG practice in India.

Vivek is an Independent Director on the Boards of Philips India Limited and Metropolis Healthcare Limited. He serves as President of the Harvard Business School club in India and is an advisor to the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. Vivek also writes a weekly blog on leadership called 'Monday-8AM' (http://www.monday-8am.com).

He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS (Computer Science) and BA (Economics) from Lafayette College.

Vivek is married to Roopika, who is a photographer and a social worker. They have three children, Janya, Aarav and Imara.

Vivek Gambhir

Vivek Gambhir

Whole Time Director, Godrej Consumer Products

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Vivek Gambhir is Managing Director and CEO, Godrej Consumer Products Limited (GCPL).

Vivek was the key architect of GCPL's 3 by 3 strategy and has been instrumental in driving the company's efforts to become a leading emerging markets FMCG leader.

He joined Godrej Industries in 2009 as Chief Strategy Officer responsible for guiding overall Group strategy, conducting portfolio analysis and driving special projects. He helped define the CREATE portfolio approach and the 10X10 objective for the Group.

Prior to joining the Godrej Group, Vivek was a partner at Bain & Company, one of the world's leading business consulting firms. He worked with Bain in Boston, Singapore and New Delhi. He was a founding member of Bain's consulting operations in India and led the firm's FMCG practice in India.

Vivek is an Independent Director on the Boards of Philips India Limited and Metropolis Healthcare Limited. He serves as President of the Harvard Business School club in India and is an advisor to the Kailash Satyarthi Children's Foundation. Vivek also writes a weekly blog on leadership called 'Monday-8AM' (http://www.monday-8am.com).

He has an MBA from the Harvard Business School and a BS (Computer Science) and BA (Economics) from Lafayette College.

Vivek is married to Roopika, who is a photographer and a social worker. They have three children, Janya, Aarav and Imara.

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Mohit Malhotra

Mohit Malhotra

Managing Director & CEO, Godrej Properties

Mohit heads the business development function and also leads business operations for the North region at Godrej Properties Ltd. Since he took over the business development function in 2010, Mohit and his team have undertaken a complete turnaround of the business and have delivered fantastic results.

Despite the adverse macro-economic scenario, Mohit's team has signed 22 new projects across various key markets over the past 4 years. Mohit's work at GPL has been instrumental in pioneering several new business models in the real estate industry, which have been extremely effective in increasing the profits while successfully mitigating the business risks for the company.

In addition to his business development role, Mohit has also undertaken the responsibility of leading operations for the North region.

A management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (Kolkata), Mohit is a strong believer of sustaining continuous learning for himself and his team. With a strong career graph spanning over 12 years, Mohit has worked with some of the best companies in India, and has a rich and diversified experience of working across real estate, private equity and consulting domains. Prior to joining Godrej, Mohit was associated with Unilever, A.T. Kearney, Unitech and Redevco in various strategic roles.

Mohit Malhotra

Mohit Malhotra

Managing Director & CEO, Godrej Properties

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Mohit heads the business development function and also leads business operations for the North region at Godrej Properties Ltd. Since he took over the business development function in 2010, Mohit and his team have undertaken a complete turnaround of the business and have delivered fantastic results.

Despite the adverse macro-economic scenario, Mohit's team has signed 22 new projects across various key markets over the past 4 years. Mohit's work at GPL has been instrumental in pioneering several new business models in the real estate industry, which have been extremely effective in increasing the profits while successfully mitigating the business risks for the company.

In addition to his business development role, Mohit has also undertaken the responsibility of leading operations for the North region.

A management graduate from the Indian Institute of Management (Kolkata), Mohit is a strong believer of sustaining continuous learning for himself and his team. With a strong career graph spanning over 12 years, Mohit has worked with some of the best companies in India, and has a rich and diversified experience of working across real estate, private equity and consulting domains. Prior to joining Godrej, Mohit was associated with Unilever, A.T. Kearney, Unitech and Redevco in various strategic roles.

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Balram Yadav

Balram Yadav

Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet

Balram Yadav is Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Balram serves as Managing Director of Godrej Tyson Foods and is also the Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India. He is also the Director of many other firms, including ACI Godrej, Creamline Dairy Products, Polychem Hygiene Laboratories and Aadhar Retailing.

Balram started his career with Godrej as a Management Trainee. His first role was Branch Executive at Khanna in 1991. Over the years, he handled increasing responsibilities as Deputy Sales Manager, Factory Manager, Operations Manager and Deputy General Manager.

Balram was then asked to lead the Integrated Poultry business in 1999. Under his leadership, Real Good Chicken and Yummiez were established as the leading processed poultry brands in India.

Balram completed his B. Sc. in Agricultural Science from Haryana Agricultural University and his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. An avid footballer, he lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children.

Balram Yadav

Balram Yadav

Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet

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Balram Yadav is Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Balram serves as Managing Director of Godrej Tyson Foods and is also the Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India. He is also the Director of many other firms, including ACI Godrej, Creamline Dairy Products, Polychem Hygiene Laboratories and Aadhar Retailing.

Balram started his career with Godrej as a Management Trainee. His first role was Branch Executive at Khanna in 1991. Over the years, he handled increasing responsibilities as Deputy Sales Manager, Factory Manager, Operations Manager and Deputy General Manager.

Balram was then asked to lead the Integrated Poultry business in 1999. Under his leadership, Real Good Chicken and Yummiez were established as the leading processed poultry brands in India.

Balram completed his B. Sc. in Agricultural Science from Haryana Agricultural University and his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. An avid footballer, he lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children.

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Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran founded Cerebrus Consultants, a well known HR consulting firm in 1995, focused on consulting in Rewards management, Organization development and Strategic HR.

Anita is one of the leading Human Resources Consultants in the country and is well known for her work in Compensation and HR strategy. She earlier had a twenty year career with A.F. Ferguson's Management Consultancy division, where she was a Director.

Anita is a MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has won several academic honours. She was a Dorab Tata scholar for 6 years. She is also on the Board of several companies including HCL Infosystems, UTI AMC and Geometric Software. She writes often in several business and professional magazines. She has been a champion of various women's causes.

Anita joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 28th April, 2007.

Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

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Anita Ramachandran founded Cerebrus Consultants, a well known HR consulting firm in 1995, focused on consulting in Rewards management, Organization development and Strategic HR.

Anita is one of the leading Human Resources Consultants in the country and is well known for her work in Compensation and HR strategy. She earlier had a twenty year career with A.F. Ferguson's Management Consultancy division, where she was a Director.

Anita is a MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has won several academic honours. She was a Dorab Tata scholar for 6 years. She is also on the Board of several companies including HCL Infosystems, UTI AMC and Geometric Software. She writes often in several business and professional magazines. She has been a champion of various women's causes.

Anita joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 28th April, 2007.

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Kavas Petigara

Kavas Petigara

Kavas Petigara is the Managing Partner of Scitech Corporation. He is a chemical consultant and a businessman and has been associated with chemical and allied business activities in India and abroad for many years.

Kavas completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet , Vora Soaps , and Swadeshi Detergents.

Kavas Petigara

Kavas Petigara

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Kavas Petigara is the Managing Partner of Scitech Corporation. He is a chemical consultant and a businessman and has been associated with chemical and allied business activities in India and abroad for many years.

Kavas completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet , Vora Soaps , and Swadeshi Detergents.

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Keki Elavia

Keki Elavia

Keki Elavia is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He serves as a Director on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies

He is a member of India UK Accountancy Task Force, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a trustee of educational and medical trusts.

The Reserve Bank of India appointed Keki as a member of the Indian Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he was the Chairman of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Keki Elavia

Keki Elavia

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Keki Elavia is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He serves as a Director on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies

He is a member of India UK Accountancy Task Force, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a trustee of educational and medical trusts.

The Reserve Bank of India appointed Keki as a member of the Indian Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he was the Chairman of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

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Pradip Shah

Pradip Shah

Pradip joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 10th August, 2004.

He founded IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business, in April 1998. Prior to IndAsia, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994, and was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency.

He is currently Chairman of Sonata Software Limited and of Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, BASF (India) Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Limited, Grindwell Norton Limited, Pfizer Limited, and Wartsila India Limited amongst other companies.

Pradip holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations. He has given talks in India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.

Pradip Shah

Pradip Shah

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Pradip joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 10th August, 2004.

He founded IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business, in April 1998. Prior to IndAsia, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994, and was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency.

He is currently Chairman of Sonata Software Limited and of Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, BASF (India) Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Limited, Grindwell Norton Limited, Pfizer Limited, and Wartsila India Limited amongst other companies.

Pradip holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations. He has given talks in India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.

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Amit Choudhary

Amit Choudhary

Amit Choudhury is Director, Godrej Industries Limited.

Amit holds a Master's degree in Economics and Master's in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. Amit was the Managing Director of Godrej Properties and retired in April 2003. Currently he is an Independent Director on the Board of Godrej Properties.

Amit Choudhary

Amit Choudhary

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Amit Choudhury is Director, Godrej Industries Limited.

Amit holds a Master's degree in Economics and Master's in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies. Amit was the Managing Director of Godrej Properties and retired in April 2003. Currently he is an Independent Director on the Board of Godrej Properties.

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Kersi Dastur

Kersi Dastur

Kersi Dastur is a Chartered Accountant. He retired from Godrej Industries as Executive Director, Finance. Kersi continues to serve on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited as a non-executive director.

Kersi Dastur

Kersi Dastur

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Kersi Dastur is a Chartered Accountant. He retired from Godrej Industries as Executive Director, Finance. Kersi continues to serve on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited as a non-executive director.
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Saleem Ahmadullah

Saleem Ahmadullah

Saleem Ahmadullah has been serving as a Director on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited since 1995

Saleem Ahmadullah

Saleem Ahmadullah

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Saleem Ahmadullah has been serving as a Director on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited since 1995
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Aman Mehta

Aman Mehta

Aman Mehta has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University. He has over 35 years of experience in various positions with the HSBC Group. He was the Manager, Corporate Planning at HSBC's headquarters in Hong Kong.

Aman Mehta

Aman Mehta

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Aman Mehta has a Bachelor's degree in Economics from Delhi University. He has over 35 years of experience in various positions with the HSBC Group. He was the Manager, Corporate Planning at HSBC's headquarters in Hong Kong.
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Bharat Doshi

Bharat Doshi

Bharat Doshi is an Independent Director of Godrej Consumer Products. Bharat Doshi joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1973 as an Executive and was elevated to its Board as Executive Director in 1992. In November 2013, he transited from his position as Executive Director & Group CFO to Non-Executive Director. Bharat is the Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited and Mahindra Intertrade Limited.

He is also Director of some of the companies in the Mahindra Group. He is an Independent Director of NSEIT. Bharat is a Trustee of the Mahindra Foundation and the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust. He is also on the Board of Governors of The Mahindra United World College of India and the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). He is a Director on the Board of Indian Council on Global Relations.

Bharat was a Member of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted Working Group to examine a range of emerging issues pertaining to regulation of the NBFC (non-banking financial companies) sector. Bharat was adjudged "India's Best CFO" by the leading business fortnightly Business Today (India Today Group Publication) in April 2005. He was also conferred the CFO of the Year Award for financial excellence by IMA India, an associate of The Economist Group, in December 2005. In November 2007, Bharat was honoured with the CNBC CFO of the Year Award. In March 2011, he was inducted by CFO India as a Founding Member to the CFO Hall of Fame in recognition of an exemplary career and a lifetime of contribution to the field of Finance. In February 2013, Bharat was awarded the CA Business Achiever - Corporate award for his exceptional performance and achievements in the sphere of business.

Bharat Doshi

Bharat Doshi

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Bharat Doshi is an Independent Director of Godrej Consumer Products. Bharat Doshi joined Mahindra & Mahindra in 1973 as an Executive and was elevated to its Board as Executive Director in 1992. In November 2013, he transited from his position as Executive Director & Group CFO to Non-Executive Director. Bharat is the Chairman of Mahindra & Mahindra Financial Services Limited and Mahindra Intertrade Limited.

He is also Director of some of the companies in the Mahindra Group. He is an Independent Director of NSEIT. Bharat is a Trustee of the Mahindra Foundation and the K.C. Mahindra Education Trust. He is also on the Board of Governors of The Mahindra United World College of India and the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Tiruchirappalli (Trichy). He is a Director on the Board of Indian Council on Global Relations.

Bharat was a Member of Reserve Bank of India (RBI) constituted Working Group to examine a range of emerging issues pertaining to regulation of the NBFC (non-banking financial companies) sector. Bharat was adjudged "India's Best CFO" by the leading business fortnightly Business Today (India Today Group Publication) in April 2005. He was also conferred the CFO of the Year Award for financial excellence by IMA India, an associate of The Economist Group, in December 2005. In November 2007, Bharat was honoured with the CNBC CFO of the Year Award. In March 2011, he was inducted by CFO India as a Founding Member to the CFO Hall of Fame in recognition of an exemplary career and a lifetime of contribution to the field of Finance. In February 2013, Bharat was awarded the CA Business Achiever - Corporate award for his exceptional performance and achievements in the sphere of business.

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Ireena Vittal

Ireena Vittal

Ireena is recognised as a thought partner to global and local consumer-facing companies eager to build large-scale, profitable businesses in emerging markets. With a perspective across both developed and emerging markets, she helps companies define dynamic growth portfolios, assemble effective local top teams, and re-craft business models.

She has also served governments and foundations to design and implement solutions core to India's development, such as sustainable rural growth and inclusive urban development.

She was a founding member of the McKinsey global emerging markets practice and of the economic development practice. She is also a much valued counsellor to leaders, who seek her practical judgment and empathetic coaching in an always evolving, often tough market.

Ireena graduated in electronics and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

Ireena Vittal

Ireena Vittal

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Ireena is recognised as a thought partner to global and local consumer-facing companies eager to build large-scale, profitable businesses in emerging markets. With a perspective across both developed and emerging markets, she helps companies define dynamic growth portfolios, assemble effective local top teams, and re-craft business models.

She has also served governments and foundations to design and implement solutions core to India's development, such as sustainable rural growth and inclusive urban development.

She was a founding member of the McKinsey global emerging markets practice and of the economic development practice. She is also a much valued counsellor to leaders, who seek her practical judgment and empathetic coaching in an always evolving, often tough market.

Ireena graduated in electronics and has an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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Narendra Ambwani

Narendra Ambwani

Narendra Ambwani is a professionally trained executive coach and business advisor. He brings with him experience of over 34 years of work with renowned multi-national Johnson & Johnson. He was Managing Director in Indonesia for 5 years followed by his appointment as MD in India in 1995.

Narendra Ambwani

Narendra Ambwani

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Narendra Ambwani is a professionally trained executive coach and business advisor. He brings with him experience of over 34 years of work with renowned multi-national Johnson & Johnson. He was Managing Director in Indonesia for 5 years followed by his appointment as MD in India in 1995.
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Omkar Goswami

Omkar Goswami

Omkar Goswami is the Founder and Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited. CERG is the acronym for the Corporate and Economic Research Group. Its objectives are to use Indian as well as international resources to provide best in class:

Corporate advisory and consulting services for companies and industries in India & abroad.

Research and analytics on markets, industries and businesses. Economic and policy analyses of different markets, regions, countries, industries as well as trade, monetary, fiscal and exchange rate regimes, strategic profiling of countries, regions and international institutions for clients.

Research, surveys and analytical work for governments, companies, banks, investors, international multilateral institutions and NGOs. International and national workshops, conferences and roundtables on focussed policy areas.

Omkar Goswami

Omkar Goswami

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Omkar Goswami is the Founder and Chairman of CERG Advisory Private Limited. CERG is the acronym for the Corporate and Economic Research Group. Its objectives are to use Indian as well as international resources to provide best in class:

Corporate advisory and consulting services for companies and industries in India & abroad.

Research and analytics on markets, industries and businesses. Economic and policy analyses of different markets, regions, countries, industries as well as trade, monetary, fiscal and exchange rate regimes, strategic profiling of countries, regions and international institutions for clients.

Research, surveys and analytical work for governments, companies, banks, investors, international multilateral institutions and NGOs. International and national workshops, conferences and roundtables on focussed policy areas.

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Amitava Mukherjee

Amitava Mukherjee

Amitava has a Masters Degree in Management from Asian Institute of Management (Manila), and a Masters Degree in Business Economics from Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi. He has over 20 years of Investment Banking experience, having served as Managing Director and Board Member both at Lazard India and Ambit Corporate Finance.

Amitava Mukherjee

Amitava Mukherjee

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Amitava has a Masters Degree in Management from Asian Institute of Management (Manila), and a Masters Degree in Business Economics from Delhi School of Economics, New Delhi. He has over 20 years of Investment Banking experience, having served as Managing Director and Board Member both at Lazard India and Ambit Corporate Finance.
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Keki Dadiseth

Keki Dadiseth

Keki Dadiseth has served as Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited and as Director and Member of the Executive Committee at Unilever PLC and Unilever NV. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.

Keki Dadiseth

Keki Dadiseth

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Keki Dadiseth has served as Chairman of Hindustan Lever Limited and as Director and Member of the Executive Committee at Unilever PLC and Unilever NV. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England & Wales.
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Lalita Gupte

Lalita Gupte

Lalita is Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Business Management.

Lalita Gupte

Lalita Gupte

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Lalita is Chairperson of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited. She holds a Bachelor's Degree in Economics and a Master's Degree in Business Management.
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Pranay Vakil

Pranay Vakil

Pranay is Chairman of Knight Frank in India. He also serves as co-Chairman of FICCI Real Estate Committee.

Pranay Vakil

Pranay Vakil

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Pranay is Chairman of Knight Frank in India. He also serves as co-Chairman of FICCI Real Estate Committee.
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S. Narayanan

S. Narayanan

Narayana is a retired IAS officer, and a former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. He is also part of the Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Limited and Dabur India Limited.

S. Narayanan

S. Narayanan

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Narayana is a retired IAS officer, and a former Economic Advisor to the Prime Minister of India. He is also part of the Board of Directors of Apollo Tyres Limited and Dabur India Limited.
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Rohit Sipahimalani

Rohit Sipahimalani

Rohit Sipahimalani is Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Rohit Sipahimalani is currently Co-Head, Investment Group, Co-Head, Portfolio and Strategy Group and Head at Temasek, India. Prior to Temasek, Rohit spent 11 years with Morgan Stanley holding senior positions across its Mumbai and Hong Kong offices, including Co-Head of the Asia Pacific M&A business in Hong Kong, before his most recent appointment as Managing Director & Head of South East Asia Investment Banking in Singapore.

Rohit has worked on transactions in several Asian countries, including China, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and India. Rohit started his career with Citibank, Mumbai, after which he spent a few years with McKinsey & Company in India as a management consultant, before he joined Morgan Stanley.

Rohit graduated with a degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.

Rohit Sipahimalani

Rohit Sipahimalani

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Rohit Sipahimalani is Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Rohit Sipahimalani is currently Co-Head, Investment Group, Co-Head, Portfolio and Strategy Group and Head at Temasek, India. Prior to Temasek, Rohit spent 11 years with Morgan Stanley holding senior positions across its Mumbai and Hong Kong offices, including Co-Head of the Asia Pacific M&A business in Hong Kong, before his most recent appointment as Managing Director & Head of South East Asia Investment Banking in Singapore.

Rohit has worked on transactions in several Asian countries, including China, South Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, Thailand and India. Rohit started his career with Citibank, Mumbai, after which he spent a few years with McKinsey & Company in India as a management consultant, before he joined Morgan Stanley.

Rohit graduated with a degree in Economics from St. Stephens College, Delhi and an MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad.

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Dr. Sudheer Anaokar

Dr. Sudheer Anaokar

Dr. Sudheer Laxman Anaokar is Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL). His career at Godrej began over three decades ago when he joined as a Technical Sales Executive. During his tenure, he has acquired tremendous experience across the areas of feed formulation, sales, marketing and general management. Dr. Anaokar's last assignment with Godrej was as the Managing Director designate for Godrej Agrovet Limited till he was superannuated in 2003. At the time, the company's product profile included the manufacturing and marketing of animal feeds, processed poultry products, agricultural inputs, oil palm plantations and plant biotechnology.

Dr. Anaokar has published numerous scientific papers and articles in research journals and read papers at industry meets and annual symposia. He was the former Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association's CLFMA, the only industry association for livestock industry in India, for two years. During his tenure the company grew through expansion and by foraying into various areas created through mergers and acquisitions. The most significant of these acquisitions was that of Hindustan Lever's Animal Feed business.

Dr. Anaokar was educated in Gwalior and Mhow and he is a graduate in Veterinary & Animal Husbandry. He completed his post graduation from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and did his doctorate in animal nutrition at the Institute of Agriculture, Anand, Gujarat. He has won various accolades and is a rank holder in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. He is also a gold medallist and rank holder in Master of Veterinary Science and an awardee of the Sr. Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his PhD studies. His hobbies include reading and listening to classical and semi-classical music.

Dr. Sudheer Anaokar

Dr. Sudheer Anaokar

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Dr. Sudheer Laxman Anaokar is Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL). His career at Godrej began over three decades ago when he joined as a Technical Sales Executive. During his tenure, he has acquired tremendous experience across the areas of feed formulation, sales, marketing and general management. Dr. Anaokar's last assignment with Godrej was as the Managing Director designate for Godrej Agrovet Limited till he was superannuated in 2003. At the time, the company's product profile included the manufacturing and marketing of animal feeds, processed poultry products, agricultural inputs, oil palm plantations and plant biotechnology.

Dr. Anaokar has published numerous scientific papers and articles in research journals and read papers at industry meets and annual symposia. He was the former Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association's CLFMA, the only industry association for livestock industry in India, for two years. During his tenure the company grew through expansion and by foraying into various areas created through mergers and acquisitions. The most significant of these acquisitions was that of Hindustan Lever's Animal Feed business.

Dr. Anaokar was educated in Gwalior and Mhow and he is a graduate in Veterinary & Animal Husbandry. He completed his post graduation from the Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and did his doctorate in animal nutrition at the Institute of Agriculture, Anand, Gujarat. He has won various accolades and is a rank holder in Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. He is also a gold medallist and rank holder in Master of Veterinary Science and an awardee of the Sr. Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his PhD studies. His hobbies include reading and listening to classical and semi-classical music.

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Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli is an Independent Director of the company. She is the Founder of LEAP Africa, Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company, and co-founder of Sahel Capital, an advisory and private equity firm focused on the agribusiness sector in West Africa. She is also the Director of the African Philanthropy Forum.

Ndidi was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. She serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestlé Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., and Royal DSM Sustainability Board. She is the author of 'Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide to Scaling Impact', published by Routledge in 2016.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg offices. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

Ndidi Nwuneli

Ndidi Nwuneli

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Ndidi Nwuneli is an Independent Director of the company. She is the Founder of LEAP Africa, Co-Founder of AACE Food Processing & Distribution, an indigenous agroprocessing company, and co-founder of Sahel Capital, an advisory and private equity firm focused on the agribusiness sector in West Africa. She is also the Director of the African Philanthropy Forum.

Ndidi was recognised as a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum and received a National Honour – Member of the Federal Republic from the Nigerian Government. She was listed as one of the 20 Youngest Power African Women by Forbes. She serves on numerous international and local boards including Nestlé Nigeria Plc., Nigerian Breweries Plc., and Royal DSM Sustainability Board. She is the author of 'Social Innovation in Africa: A Practical Guide to Scaling Impact', published by Routledge in 2016.

Ndidi started her career as a management consultant with McKinsey & Company, working in their Chicago, New York and Johannesburg offices. She holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree with honours in Multinational and Strategic Management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.

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Pippa Tubman Armerding

Pippa Tubman Armerding

Pippa Tubman Armerding is a lawyer and business professional with 20 years of experience operating across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Throughout her career Pippa has worked in multi-cultural, global environments, providing sophisticated legal and strategic advice to multi-national clients. Pippa is passionate about Africa and opportunities which enable her to use her broad experience to contribute to the development of the continent and make a difference in the lives of its people.

Pippa is currently Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Africa Research Office where she is the primary lead for HBS activities on the continent. In her role Pippa is focused on developing and strengthening relationships with business and academic leaders across sub-Saharan Africa, enabling HBS engagement and activities on the continent and supporting the deepening of HBS faculty understanding of African management issues, trends and practices, to develop locally relevant case studies and materials for use in business education around the world.

Prior to joining HBS, Pippa was an independent legal & strategy consultant engaged in projects including those designed to empower and educate young Africans, particularly girls. She was also Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft South Africa where as chief legal officer and member of the leadership team she was responsible for all the company's legal and corporate affairs matters.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Pippa held several leadership roles with The Coca-Cola Company across Africa. She served as Director of Pan-African Strategic Initiatives driving the acceleration of still beverages across the continent through exports. In this role, Pippa was also responsible for management of the Pan-Africa System Council of senior Company and Bottler leaders. While at The Coca-Cola Company, Pippa also served as General Counsel for Coca-Cola East & Central Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya where she was responsible for the company's diverse legal affairs across more than 38 countries in the region.

Pippa began her legal career as an attorney with the corporate law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Paris where she represented U.S. and international corporations and financial institutions in cross-border securities, mergers & acquisitions and banking transactions and provided analysis and advice to clients on complex and novel aspects of international corporate law.

Pippa is admitted to the New York State bar and received her J.D. in international law from New York University School of Law. She received a B.A. in Government cum laude from Harvard University and is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management program.

Pippa is a member of the board of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and of the Harvard University Alumni Association of South Africa, She is also the author of "National Jurisprudence in International Tribunals", in International Law Decisions in International Courts, published by Transnational, 1996.

Pippa Tubman Armerding

Pippa Tubman Armerding

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Pippa Tubman Armerding is a lawyer and business professional with 20 years of experience operating across Africa, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Throughout her career Pippa has worked in multi-cultural, global environments, providing sophisticated legal and strategic advice to multi-national clients. Pippa is passionate about Africa and opportunities which enable her to use her broad experience to contribute to the development of the continent and make a difference in the lives of its people.

Pippa is currently Director of the Harvard Business School (HBS) Africa Research Office where she is the primary lead for HBS activities on the continent. In her role Pippa is focused on developing and strengthening relationships with business and academic leaders across sub-Saharan Africa, enabling HBS engagement and activities on the continent and supporting the deepening of HBS faculty understanding of African management issues, trends and practices, to develop locally relevant case studies and materials for use in business education around the world.

Prior to joining HBS, Pippa was an independent legal & strategy consultant engaged in projects including those designed to empower and educate young Africans, particularly girls. She was also Legal & Corporate Affairs Director for Microsoft South Africa where as chief legal officer and member of the leadership team she was responsible for all the company's legal and corporate affairs matters.

Prior to joining Microsoft, Pippa held several leadership roles with The Coca-Cola Company across Africa. She served as Director of Pan-African Strategic Initiatives driving the acceleration of still beverages across the continent through exports. In this role, Pippa was also responsible for management of the Pan-Africa System Council of senior Company and Bottler leaders. While at The Coca-Cola Company, Pippa also served as General Counsel for Coca-Cola East & Central Africa based in Nairobi, Kenya where she was responsible for the company's diverse legal affairs across more than 38 countries in the region.

Pippa began her legal career as an attorney with the corporate law firm of Davis Polk & Wardwell in New York and Paris where she represented U.S. and international corporations and financial institutions in cross-border securities, mergers & acquisitions and banking transactions and provided analysis and advice to clients on complex and novel aspects of international corporate law.

Pippa is admitted to the New York State bar and received her J.D. in international law from New York University School of Law. She received a B.A. in Government cum laude from Harvard University and is also a graduate of the Harvard Business School General Management program.

Pippa is a member of the board of the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy for Girls and of the Harvard University Alumni Association of South Africa, She is also the author of "National Jurisprudence in International Tribunals", in International Law Decisions in International Courts, published by Transnational, 1996.

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Jamshyd Godrej

Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Mr. Godrej is the former Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre (previously known as Aspen Institute India), Chairman & Trustee of Ananta Centre. He is the President of World Wide Fund for Nature – India. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India Resources Trust and Council on Energy, Environment and Water. He is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Asia Society, USA. He is the Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association.

Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.

Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; real estate development.

The Godrej group are leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.

Mr. Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India, the Baltic & North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The President of India conferred on Mr. Godrej the ''Padma Bhusha'' on 3rd April 2003.

Jamshyd Godrej

Jamshyd Godrej

Chairman & Managing Director

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Mr. Jamshyd N. Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Mr. Godrej is the former Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre (previously known as Aspen Institute India), Chairman & Trustee of Ananta Centre. He is the President of World Wide Fund for Nature – India. He is the Chairperson of the Board of Directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India Resources Trust and Council on Energy, Environment and Water. He is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Asia Society, USA. He is the Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers’ Association.

Mr. Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.

Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; real estate development.

The Godrej group are leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.

Mr. Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India, the Baltic & North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The President of India conferred on Mr. Godrej the ''Padma Bhusha'' on 3rd April 2003.

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Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

Chairman

Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group. The Godrej Group is a mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries.

Mr. Godrej has been president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and associations. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002, the American India Foundation (AIF) Leadership in Philanthropy Award 2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010, the Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, Chemexcil's Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the AIMA – JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010, the Bombay Management Association – Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011, the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business in 2011, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the Padma Bhushan 2012, the Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, the All India Management Association - Business Leader of the Year 2015 and the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership 2016.

Mr. Godrej holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

Chairman

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Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group. The Godrej Group is a mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries.

Mr. Godrej has been president of several Indian trade and industrial bodies and associations. He is Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

He is the recipient of several awards and recognitions, including the Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002, the American India Foundation (AIF) Leadership in Philanthropy Award 2010, the Entrepreneur of the Year at the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010, the Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010, Chemexcil's Lifetime Achievement Award 2010, the AIMA – JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010, the Bombay Management Association – Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011, the Qimpro Platinum Standard Award for Business in 2011, the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year 2012, the Padma Bhushan 2012, the Asian Awards Entrepreneur of the Year 2013, the All India Management Association - Business Leader of the Year 2015 and the Golden Peacock Lifetime Achievement Award for Ethical Leadership 2016.

Mr. Godrej holds Bachelor's and Master's degrees from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

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Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej

Chairman

Nadir Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet. He is also a Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Indian Hotels Co Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

A veteran of the Indian industry, Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants.

With his tremendous experience and expertise, Nadir has also contributed to the development of a variety of industries by participating keenly in industry bodies such as the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Oil Technologists' Association of India.

Currently, Nadir is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" and "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur".

A Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Nadir completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and three children.

Nadir Godrej

Nadir Godrej

Chairman

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Nadir Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet. He is also a Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co Ltd., Godrej Consumer Products Ltd., Indian Hotels Co Ltd. and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

A veteran of the Indian industry, Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants.

With his tremendous experience and expertise, Nadir has also contributed to the development of a variety of industries by participating keenly in industry bodies such as the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Oil Technologists' Association of India.

Currently, Nadir is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" and "Chevalier de la Légion d'Honneur".

A Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Nadir completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and three children.

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Vijay Crishna

Vijay Crishna

Executive Director

Vijay Crishna is the Executive Director of Lawkim Motors Group.

He joined Lawkim Ltd, a bankrupt light engineering company taken over by the Godrej Group at the behest of N.P. Godrej in 1977. After eight years of management experience in Kolkata and five years in the advertising industry in Mumbai, he was able to help turn it around.

He is a B.A. (Economics) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Vijay is also a Director of Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet and Precision Wires India Ltd. He serves as a Trustee of the Bombay Scottish Orphanage Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai, the President's International Advisory Board Colorado College and on the Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachhead Programme.

In 1991, Vijay established the Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research at Shindewadi, Satara District, which researches and propagates rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats.

A Life Member of The Himalayan Club since 1973 - and now its Honorary Secretary - he has trekked in the Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet. He has been active in theatre since 1965 in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Vijay joined the Board on 27th September, 1990.

Vijay Crishna

Vijay Crishna

Executive Director

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Vijay Crishna is the Executive Director of Lawkim Motors Group.

He joined Lawkim Ltd, a bankrupt light engineering company taken over by the Godrej Group at the behest of N.P. Godrej in 1977. After eight years of management experience in Kolkata and five years in the advertising industry in Mumbai, he was able to help turn it around.

He is a B.A. (Economics) from St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi.

Vijay is also a Director of Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet and Precision Wires India Ltd. He serves as a Trustee of the Bombay Scottish Orphanage Society and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai, the President's International Advisory Board Colorado College and on the Advisory Panel of the New Zealand Trade and Enterprise Beachhead Programme.

In 1991, Vijay established the Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research at Shindewadi, Satara District, which researches and propagates rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats.

A Life Member of The Himalayan Club since 1973 - and now its Honorary Secretary - he has trekked in the Garhwal, Sikkim, Ladakh, Nepal and Tibet. He has been active in theatre since 1965 in Delhi, Kolkata and Mumbai. Vijay joined the Board on 27th September, 1990.

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Nyrika Holkar

Nyrika Holkar

Executive Director

Nyrika Holkar is Executive Director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd (‘G&B’). She leads Digital Strategy, Brand, Legal and M&A for G&B and its subsidiaries. In this capacity, she drives a company-wide strategy on building new digital interventions through online platforms and ecosystems to help improve customer experience, foster collaborative innovation, and enhance data-led decision making in business.

A qualified solicitor, Ms Holkar is responsible for the company’s global legal strategy including supervising commercial contracts, structuring M&A transactions as well as the protection and enhancement of the organisation’s intellectual property across its 14 businesses. As the Brand Custodian, she works closely with the Sustainability, Marketing and Communication teams across G&B with a focus on building a responsible corporate brand.

As a member of the G&B board of directors she is also involved with key decisions related to business strategy, talent management and corporate governance. During her tenure as Executive Director, Ms Holkar has helped significantly reduce the G&B Group’s financial exposure by streamlining the negotiation and contract management process through an end-to-end digitised contract life cycle management platform

She is also a director on the Board of Godrej Infotech, a subsidiary of G&B and is involved in key decisions with regard to IT security and technology platforms across the Group and is working to enhance G&B’s partnership with startups and technology partners to improve the digital ecosystem for G&B businesses.

Ms Holkar began her career at legal firm AZB & Partners where she specialised in M&A transactions and advised foreign companies seeking to invest in India before joining G&B. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Colorado College, USA and obtained LL.B and LL.M degrees from University College London, UK. She is a member of the Bar Association of India and is a qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom.

She is an ardent supporter of the environment. As Chairperson of the G&B CSR Committee, Ms Holkar is actively involved in G&B’s community development efforts including education, skilling and the preservation and protection of Mumbai’s mangroves. Trekking and Wildlife are some of her abiding interests beyond w

She is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Institute and is a member on the boards of the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and the Jaldhaara Foundation.

She is married and lives in Mumbai with her husband Yeshwant and her daughter.

Nyrika Holkar

Nyrika Holkar

Executive Director

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Nyrika Holkar is Executive Director of Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd (‘G&B’). She leads Digital Strategy, Brand, Legal and M&A for G&B and its subsidiaries. In this capacity, she drives a company-wide strategy on building new digital interventions through online platforms and ecosystems to help improve customer experience, foster collaborative innovation, and enhance data-led decision making in business.

A qualified solicitor, Ms Holkar is responsible for the company’s global legal strategy including supervising commercial contracts, structuring M&A transactions as well as the protection and enhancement of the organisation’s intellectual property across its 14 businesses. As the Brand Custodian, she works closely with the Sustainability, Marketing and Communication teams across G&B with a focus on building a responsible corporate brand.

As a member of the G&B board of directors she is also involved with key decisions related to business strategy, talent management and corporate governance. During her tenure as Executive Director, Ms Holkar has helped significantly reduce the G&B Group’s financial exposure by streamlining the negotiation and contract management process through an end-to-end digitised contract life cycle management platform

She is also a director on the Board of Godrej Infotech, a subsidiary of G&B and is involved in key decisions with regard to IT security and technology platforms across the Group and is working to enhance G&B’s partnership with startups and technology partners to improve the digital ecosystem for G&B businesses.

Ms Holkar began her career at legal firm AZB & Partners where she specialised in M&A transactions and advised foreign companies seeking to invest in India before joining G&B. She graduated summa cum laude with a BA in Philosophy and Economics from Colorado College, USA and obtained LL.B and LL.M degrees from University College London, UK. She is a member of the Bar Association of India and is a qualified Solicitor in the United Kingdom.

She is an ardent supporter of the environment. As Chairperson of the G&B CSR Committee, Ms Holkar is actively involved in G&B’s community development efforts including education, skilling and the preservation and protection of Mumbai’s mangroves. Trekking and Wildlife are some of her abiding interests beyond w

She is a fellow of the Ananta Aspen Institute and is a member on the boards of the Centre for the Advancement of Philanthropy and the Jaldhaara Foundation.

She is married and lives in Mumbai with her husband Yeshwant and her daughter.

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Navroze Godrej

Navroze Godrej

Non-Executive Director

Navroze is the Non-Executive Director at Godrej & Boyce, India.

A designer by profession, Navroze Godrej firmly believes that strategic design should pervade every aspect of a business, if it is to deliver products and services of the greatest value to the community. This is his vision for Godrej & Boyce.

A die-hard champion of innovation across G&B driven by a belief that the innovation process can be used for identifying hidden and leveraging opportunities which can lead to solutions that ameliorate the lives of people in unforeseeable ways. This led to the initiative to set up the Innovation Centre at Godrej & Boyce. The centre implements Disruptive Innovation and Human-Centred Design and works with a diverse set of employees from various Godrej & Boyce businesses to imbibe a culture of innovation at a grassroots level.

He holds a Master of Design degree from the IIT Institute of Design, Chicago.

Navroze Godrej

Navroze Godrej

Non-Executive Director

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Navroze is the Non-Executive Director at Godrej & Boyce, India.

A designer by profession, Navroze Godrej firmly believes that strategic design should pervade every aspect of a business, if it is to deliver products and services of the greatest value to the community. This is his vision for Godrej & Boyce.

A die-hard champion of innovation across G&B driven by a belief that the innovation process can be used for identifying hidden and leveraging opportunities which can lead to solutions that ameliorate the lives of people in unforeseeable ways. This led to the initiative to set up the Innovation Centre at Godrej & Boyce. The centre implements Disruptive Innovation and Human-Centred Design and works with a diverse set of employees from various Godrej & Boyce businesses to imbibe a culture of innovation at a grassroots level.

He holds a Master of Design degree from the IIT Institute of Design, Chicago.

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Anil G Verma

Anil G Verma

Executive Director & President

Anil G Verma joined Godrej & Boyce in 1983 and is currently serving as its Executive Director & President.

He is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed an Executive Program from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA.

Anil has over 30 years of experience in functions such as Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing and has held leadership positions including those of the Business Unit Head for the Office Furniture business and the Executive Director and Head, Personnel & Administration.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the Employer's Federation of India (EFI), on the Advisory Board of the CII Institute of Quality, is the Chairman of the CII National Taskforce on Industrial Safety and serves on Board of Governors of the National Safety Council of India (NSCI). He often serves as an Expert Member invitee for the Selection Committee of IIT, Bombay and has been a jury member for the sixth edition of 'Superbrands'.

Under Anil's leadership, Godrej & Boyce and its business units have received a plethora of recognitions over the years in areas such as quality, safety, marketing and manufacturing excellence. The firm has been awarded the NASEOH Award as the 'Best Employer' and the NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award for the 'Best Employer' for the differently abled.

He was the recipient of the RMI Roll of Honour for Life-time Achievement in HR at the National HR Conclave, HR 2.0, in 2010 and has been recognized as a 'Distinguished Alumnus' of the IIT-BHU Alumni Association during its Centenary Year in 2018.

Anil joined the Board on 1st October 2008.

Anil G Verma

Anil G Verma

Executive Director & President

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Anil G Verma joined Godrej & Boyce in 1983 and is currently serving as its Executive Director & President.

He is an Engineering graduate from the Indian Institute of Technology, BHU and an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has also completed an Executive Program from the Sloan School of Management, MIT, USA.

Anil has over 30 years of experience in functions such as Sales, Marketing and Manufacturing and has held leadership positions including those of the Business Unit Head for the Office Furniture business and the Executive Director and Head, Personnel & Administration.

He is an Executive Committee Member of the Employer's Federation of India (EFI), on the Advisory Board of the CII Institute of Quality, is the Chairman of the CII National Taskforce on Industrial Safety and serves on Board of Governors of the National Safety Council of India (NSCI). He often serves as an Expert Member invitee for the Selection Committee of IIT, Bombay and has been a jury member for the sixth edition of 'Superbrands'.

Under Anil's leadership, Godrej & Boyce and its business units have received a plethora of recognitions over the years in areas such as quality, safety, marketing and manufacturing excellence. The firm has been awarded the NASEOH Award as the 'Best Employer' and the NCPEDP-Shell Helen Keller Award for the 'Best Employer' for the differently abled.

He was the recipient of the RMI Roll of Honour for Life-time Achievement in HR at the National HR Conclave, HR 2.0, in 2010 and has been recognized as a 'Distinguished Alumnus' of the IIT-BHU Alumni Association during its Centenary Year in 2018.

Anil joined the Board on 1st October 2008.

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Kavas Petigara

Kavas Petigara

Independent Director

Kavas Petigara is the Managing Partner of Scitech Corporation. He is a chemical consultant and a businessman and has been associated with chemical and allied business activities in India and abroad for many years.

Kavas completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet , Vora Soaps , and Swadeshi Detergents.

Kavas Petigara

Kavas Petigara

Independent Director

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Kavas Petigara is the Managing Partner of Scitech Corporation. He is a chemical consultant and a businessman and has been associated with chemical and allied business activities in India and abroad for many years.

Kavas completed his Bachelor’s and Master’s in Chemical Engineering, from Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce, Godrej Industries, Godrej Agrovet , Vora Soaps , and Swadeshi Detergents.

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Pradip Shah

Pradip Shah

Independent Director

Pradip joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 10th August, 2004. He founded IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business, in April 1998. Prior to IndAsia, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994, and was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency.

He is currently Chairman of Sonata Software Limited and of Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, BASF (India) Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Limited, Grindwell Norton Limited, Pfizer Limited, and Wartsila India Limited amongst other companies.

Pradip holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations. He has given talks in India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.

Pradip Shah

Pradip Shah

Independent Director

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Pradip joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 10th August, 2004. He founded IndAsia, a corporate finance and private equity advisory business, in April 1998. Prior to IndAsia, he helped establish the Indocean Fund in 1994, and was the founder Managing Director of The Credit Rating Information Services of India Limited (CRISIL), India’s first and largest credit rating agency.

He is currently Chairman of Sonata Software Limited and of Shah Foods Limited and a Director of Asset Reconstruction Company (India) Limited, BASF (India) Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Limited, Grindwell Norton Limited, Pfizer Limited, and Wartsila India Limited amongst other companies.

Pradip holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Sydenham College, Bombay. He is a qualified Cost Accountant and ranked first in India in the Chartered Accountancy examinations. He has given talks in India, Europe, Southeast Asia, Australia and the United States on credit rating, housing finance, capital markets, venture capital and other subjects.

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Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

Independent Director

Anita Ramachandran founded Cerebrus Consultants, a well known HR consulting firm in 1995, focused on consulting in Rewards management, Organization development and Strategic HR.

Anita is one of the leading Human Resources Consultants in the country and is well known for her work in Compensation and HR strategy. She earlier had a twenty year career with A.F. Ferguson's Management Consultancy division, where she was a Director.

Anita is a MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has won several academic honours. She was a Dorab Tata scholar for 6 years. She is also on the Board of several companies including HCL Infosystems, UTI AMC and Geometric Software. She writes often in several business and professional magazines. She has been a champion of various women's causes.

Anita joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 28th April, 2007.

Anita Ramachandran

Anita Ramachandran

Independent Director

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Anita Ramachandran founded Cerebrus Consultants, a well known HR consulting firm in 1995, focused on consulting in Rewards management, Organization development and Strategic HR.

Anita is one of the leading Human Resources Consultants in the country and is well known for her work in Compensation and HR strategy. She earlier had a twenty year career with A.F. Ferguson's Management Consultancy division, where she was a Director.

Anita is a MBA from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai and has won several academic honours. She was a Dorab Tata scholar for 6 years. She is also on the Board of several companies including HCL Infosystems, UTI AMC and Geometric Software. She writes often in several business and professional magazines. She has been a champion of various women's causes.

Anita joined the Board of Godrej & Boyce on 28th April, 2007.

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Keki Elavia

Keki Elavia

Independent Director

Keki Elavia is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He serves as a Director on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies.

He is a member of India UK Accountancy Task Force, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a trustee of educational and medical trusts.

The Reserve Bank of India appointed Keki as a member of the Indian Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he was the Chairman of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Keki sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce and Godrej Industries.

Keki Elavia

Keki Elavia

Independent Director

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Keki Elavia is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He serves as a Director on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies.

He is a member of India UK Accountancy Task Force, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a trustee of educational and medical trusts.

The Reserve Bank of India appointed Keki as a member of the Indian Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he was the Chairman of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Keki sits on the boards of Godrej & Boyce and Godrej Industries.

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