Mr. Ramesh Vangal assumed charge as Director of the Company with effect from 24th January 2006. He is an experienced and successful Professional with demonstrated leadership in promoting and growing the Business. He is the Founder and Chairman of the Scandent Group and Katra Group. He was Chairman of Seagram Asia Pacific and President, Asia Pacific for PepsiCO Foods, and a Member of PepsiCo’s Worldwide Executive Council. He also served the Board of Infosys Technologies Limited.
He is the Chairman of Global Agri Systems Pvt. Ltd., India’s premier Agri-services organization based in New Delhi. Prior to taking premature retirement from the government, Mr. Patnaik had an illustrious career as a civil servant. As a member of the prestigious IAS, he served in senior positions both with the Government of Punjab and Government of India. While in Government, he headed a number of Public Sector Undertakings (PSUs) including Punjab State Industrial Development Corporation(PSIDC), Punjab MARKFED and Punjab Agro Industries Corporation (PAIC). As Managing Director of PAIC, he negotiated and set up a landmark joint venture between Punjab Agro& PepsiCo of U.S.A. He was also the Chairman of Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce. Mr Gokul Patnaik has been the President of the All India Food processors’ Association, a member of the National Council of CII and a member of the Task Force on Agriculture of FICCI. He is on the Board of Trustees of the Prince of Wales’ Bhumi Vardaan
Dr. K. Anil Kumar, an eminent Ayurvedic Practitioner from Kerala, is the Executive Director of Kerala Ayurveda Limited. He is on the Central Council of Indian Medicine (CCIM) – the Apex Body of the Government of India for the Indian System of Medicine, as an Elected Member. He has been the President of the Ayurvedic Medical Association of India and is a Former Joint Secretary of the Ayurvedic Drug Manufacturers’ Association of India. He is currently an Executive Member of the Ayurvedic Medicine Manufacturers Organization of India.
Mr. M.C Mohan was appointed as Independent Director on 2nd December 2006.
Mr. M.C Mohan started his carreer with Procter & Gamble, and had a memorable 24-year stint at P&G across 3 Continents – including setting up Manufacturing and Business Operations, building Business on New Brands, responsible for diversifying P&G Products and also being the Global Team Leader for recruiting talent in Europe. He was Former GM – UK & Ireland, Findus Ltd. Presently, M.C. Mohan is the Executive-in-residence at the London School of Business & Management, and Goizueta School at Emory University of Atlanta, and also acts as Coach for several CEOs in UK and India. He has taken his Honours Degree in Mechanical Engineering and M.Tech from IIT, Kharagpur, MS degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Hawai, and MBA from Columbia University.
Mr. S Krishnamurthy was appointed Independent Director on 22nd March 2009.
Mr. S Krishnamurthy is a Senior Banker with an extensive experience of over 4 decades in Reserve Bank of India and other Commercial Banks. He served as General Manager (Vigilance & Inspection/Audit) in Indian Overseas Bank, Chennai. He was also the Banking Ombudsman for two years.
Mr. Kshiti Ranjan Das was appointed as Additional Independent Director on 6th November, 2015.Mr. Kshiti Ranjan Das has served 33 distinguished years at the Reserve Bank of India and achieved a number of accomplishments. He played a key role in separation of Assets and Liabilities Account between Andhra Pradesh and Telengana state. He also served as the Nominee Director of RBI on the Board of Syndicate Bank amongst other banks. He was instrumental in Board approval for the policy of computerization of Branches of Syndicate Bank. Mr. Das completed Masters in Financial Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies and also holds Masters degree in Arts and Bachelors in Law. He has also attended numerous Leadership and Banking related programs at leading institutions like IIM Ahemdabad, XLRI and MDI.
Mr. Anand Subramanian is professionally qualified as a Chartered Accountant. He has worked with Arthur Andersen and involved in Taxation and Corporate Advisory services. Subsequently he joined Infosys td and later to RSM & Co, Chartered Accountants. He is involved in financial planning and strategic initiatives of the Company.
Ms.Shailaja Chandra, a resident of New Delhi, is a Post Graduate in Economics from University of Wales, UK and was a Civil Servant for 40 years. She has held various assignments in the Central Government and State Governments. Ms. Chandra has also held the post of Secretary of Ayush and Chief Secretary of Delhi. She is presently functioning as an Independent Director on the Boards of a diverse range of Indian Companies.