Our Board comprises of a mix of Executive and Non Executive Members in the Leadership Team.
Mr. Chandresh S. Parikh, the Executive Chairman holds a Degree in Master of Science (Chemistry). He has played a very important role in the turnaround of the Company and has over 51 years of experience, in India and abroad, in various fields such as product development and commercialization of products developed through R & D etc. He started his career as R & D Chemist in the year 1968 with Suhrid Geigy Limited; Vadodara till 1972. Thereafter he joined in as a Chief Chemist with General Foam Products, Mombassa, Kenya in 1972 and continued with them till 1975. Thereafter he held Senior Executive positions as Technical Director and Executive Director in Banco Products (T) Ltd., Dar E Salaam from 1975-82. As Technical Director he was in charge of Production and technical matters and as an Executive Director he was in overall charge and management of the affairs of that Company. He was a Managing Director in Aerofoam (Nigeria) Ltd., Lagoa, Nigeria during 1982-88. He came to India for the formation of 20 Microns Private Limited and started commercial production from 1988. He holds 36,96,400 Equity Shares representing 10.48% of the paid-up Capital of the Company.
Mr. Rajesh C. Parikh has graduated with First Class Degree in Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. He has also completed the Masters in Business Administration in Finance Stream. He is the CEO and Managing Director of our Company. He started his career with Jyoti Limited, a Vadodara based Engineering Company, in the year 1994 as a Trainee Engineer and there after he was associated with the Company and held, on part time basis, few assignments for a new project to be established for China Clay. At the age of 27 he joined the Board and was in charge of Technical matters and Marketing of the product of the Company. His exposure to the consuming industries brought in him insight for business and industry. He holds 16,59,956 Equity Shares representing 4.70% of the paid-up Capital of the Company.
Mr. Atil C. Parikh, the Managing Director, aged 41 years, holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Gujarat University. He then began his career working as a Management Trainee with 20 Microns Limited in 1999-2000. Later, he relocated to USA and completed his MBA with Finance specialization from California. On completion of MBA, he joined a Financial Services firm, the Tax Credit Company, where he held a position of a Management Analyst in 2003 and worked for 2 years contributing to various aspects of the industry ranging from Marketing, Analysis, HR and Operations. In the year 2005, he re-joined the Company as Management Analyst. He contributed in developing certain strategies and revamping few departments within the organization. He is also on the Boards of 20 Microns Nano Minerals Limited; Silicate Minerals [I] Private Limited & 20 MCC Private Limited. He holds 16,59,956 Equity Shares representing 4.70% of the paid-up Capital of the Company.
Mrs. Sejal Parikh, the Non-Executive Woman Director, holds a Bachelor degree in Production Engineering besides Post Graduation Diploma in Business Administration. She had worked for 2 years as the Trainee Engineer in Planning Department of GMM Pfaudler Limited, Vallabh Vidhyanagar, the Glass lined Equipment manufacturing company. She was also a part of projects related to Heritage Preservation of Vadodara in Maharaja Sayajirao University. She does not hold any Shares of the Company.
Mr. Ramkisan A. Devidayal, the Independent Director, holds Master’s degree in Commerce and Management. He has rich and extensive experience in the fields of Agrochemicals of about 36 years of which 20 years in the Senior – 1st Line Management of the Companies to which he has been associated as Director. He was the Vice Chairman of Baroda Citizen Council and involved in Social activities of many NGOs. He has also been actively attached with various Associations, since last over a Decade, like Chamber of Commerce in Vadodara; Federations of Gujarat Industries; Gujarat Pesticides Formulators; etc. He has travelled widely round the Globe and participated in various International Seminars and led delegations several times. Mr. Ramkisan Devidayal is the Chairman of the Audit Committee of Directors and Member of Nomination and Remuneration Committee of Directors and Stakeholder Relationships and Share Transfer Committee of Directors of the Company. He holds 120000 Equity Shares representing 0.34% of the paid-up Capital of the Company.
Mr. Atul H. Patel, the Independent Director, is Graduate in Textile Engineering from VJTI, Bombay. He is a Managing Director of TARAK CHEMICALS LIMITED, Vadodara engaged in the manufacturing of Oil Field Chemicals and other Specialty Chemicals. He has been deeply involved in the activities of Industrial Association and was closely associated with Federation of Gujarat Industries [FGI, a body looking after interests of the Industries]. He had been President of FGI for 1991 and 1992. He was the President of Vadodara Industrial Employers’ Union for the period 1993-95 and also a Senate member of M.S. University of Baroda. He has also been attached with Charitable Organizations and Educational Institutions, presently the Trustee of United Way of Baroda and the past Chairman of Baroda Citizen Council, a body activist in the development of Baroda City. Besides, he is the Trustee of Gyana Yagna Vidhya Mandir, Atladra – Vadodara and Nar Seva Samaj, Dist. Kheda and also the Director of the Baroda Citizen Community Co – Operative Credit Society Ltd., Vadodara. Mr. Atul Patel is Member of the Audit Committee and Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board of Directors of the Company. He holds 1,18,912 Equity Shares representing 0.34% of the paid-up Capital of the Company.
Dr. Ajay I. Ranka, the Independent Director, is Ph.D. in Polymer Science and Engg. From USA besides, a Chemical Engineer. He has worked with PPG Industries, USA, as R & D Specialist. He is recognized as a top notch scientist for outstanding pioneering work in Polymer Chemistry and Nanotechnology. He has to his credit many American, European and Indian patents. He is associated with many social, business and trade organizations and a staunch supporter of education through philanthropy. He is presently working as Managing Director of Zydex Industries Pvt. Ltd. He does not hold any Shares of the Company.
Mr. Jaideep Verma, the Independent Director, has bagged BSL, LLB degrees from Symbiosis Law College, Pune. Besides, Diploma in Consumer Protection Laws from the University of Poona in 1993-94. Moreover, a Certificate Holder of Course on Patents jointly conducted by Government of Andhra Pradesh and CII. He has the Pan Gujarat Practice in District Courts, Revenue Courts, Consumer Courts, Judicial and quasi judicial authorities, Documentation and Title Clearance work. Mr. Verma is –
- Ex – Senior Associate with M/s. Crawford Bayley & Company, Solicitors, Mumbai
- Ex – Director of C-SAM (India) Pvt Ltd, a Telecom Software Company of Mr. Sam Pitroda and had been actively working and instrumental to advise on all legal aspects and setting up of the same.
- Ex-Part time Lecturer, Paper setter and Examiner with the Department of Law and Department of Commerce, M.S. University, Baroda.
- Ex-Director (Public Interest) on the Vadodara Stock Exchange appointed by SEBI.
- Expert in Arbitration, Cyber Crime, IPR and Corporate Laws & was appointed Arbitrator for The Vadodara Stock Exchange, Vadodara.
- Appointed as Chairman of the Default Committee of the Vadodara Stock Exchange, Vadodara.
- Appointed as Panel Member of Investor Grievance Resolution Panel by The National Stock Exchange of India.