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Jayanti Meghjibhai Patel

Jayanti Meghjibhai Patel

Executive Chairman
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Mr Jayanti Meghjibhai Pate1 is the Executive Chairman of our Company. Together with our Managing Director Mr Ashish N. Soparkar, our Managing Director Mr Natwarlal M. Pate1 and our Executive Directors Mr Ramesh M. Pate1 and Mr Anand I. Patel, he was a co-founder and partner of MIS Gujarat Industries, which was subsequently converted to our Company in 1995. He currently oversees the international marketing of our Company and is responsible for all major policy decisions.

Mr Jayanti M. Patel has more than 29 years experience in the dyes and Pigments industry, and more than 10 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry. Mr Jayanti M. Pate1 was appointed as our Executive Chairman since the incorporation of our Company in 1995.

Mr Jayanti M. Pate1 holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree fkom Maharaja Sayajirao University, Baroda.

Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar

Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar

Managing Director
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Mr Ashish Natwarlal Soparkar is the Managing Director of our Company. Together with our Executive Chairman Mr Jayanti M. Patel, our Managing Director Mr Natwarlal M. Pate1 and our Executive Directors Mr Rarnesh M. Pate1 and Mr Anand I. Patel, he was a co-founder and partner of M/s Gujarat Industries, which was subsequently converted to our Company in 1995. He was responsible for pioneering the export division of our Company. He currently oversees the corporate affairs and finance matters of our Company.

Mr Ashish N Soparkar, has more than 29 years experience in the dyes and Piments industry, and more than 10 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry. Mr Ashish N soparkar was appointed as our Managing Director since the incorporation of our Company in 1995.

Mr Ashish N. Soparkar holds a Bachelors of Chemical Engineering degree fkom Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.

Natwarlal Meghjibhai Patel

Natwarlal Meghjibhai Patel

Managing Director
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Mr Natwarlal Meghjibhai Pate1 is the Managing Director of our Company. Together with our Executive Chairman Mr Jayanti M. Patel, our Managing Director Mr Ashish N. Soparkar and our Executive Directors Mr Ramesh M. Pate1 and Mr Anand I. Patel, he was a co-founder and partner of M/s Gujarat Industries, which was subsequently converted to our Company in 1995. He currently oversees the technical matters of the Agrochemicals divisions, as well as the international and domestic marketing of our Agrochemical products.

Mr Natwarlal M Patel, has more than 27 years experience in the dyes and Pigments industry, and more than 13 years experience in the Agrochemicals industry. Mr Natwarlal M Pate1 was appointed as our Managing Director since the incorporation of our Company in 1995.

Mr Natwarlal M. Pate1 holds a Masters of Science degree from Sardar Pate1 University Gujarat.

Ramesh Meghjibhai Patel

Ramesh Meghjibhai Patel

Executive Director
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Mr Ramesh Meghjibhai Pate1 is the Executive Director of our Company. Together with our Executive Chairman Mr Jayanti M. Patel, our Managing Directors Mr Ashish N. Soparkar and Mr Natwarlal M. Pate1 and our Executive Director Mr Anand I. Patel, he was a co-founder and partner of M/s Gujarat Industries, which was subsequently converted to our Company in 1995. He was appointed as Whole time Director in 1995 and redesignated as Executive Director in 2004. He is currently in charge of overseeing purchases made by our Company (including domestic purchases and global imports) and is responsible for all liaisons between our Company and government authorities or other regulatory bodies.

Mr Ramesh M. Pate1 has 27 years experience in the Pigments Industry and 9 years' experience in the Agrochemicals Industry. He was appointed as our Executive Director since the incorporation of the Company in 1995.

Mr Ramesh M. Pate1 holds a Bachelors of Arts degree from Saurashtra University.

Anand Ishwerbhai Patel

Anand Ishwerbhai Patel

Executive Director
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Mr Anand Ishwarbhai Pate1 is the Executive Director of our Company. Together with our Executive Chairman Mr Jayanti M. Patel, our Managing Directors Ashish N. Soparkar and Mr Natwarlal M. Pate1 and our Executive Director Mr Ramesh M. Patel, he was a co-founder and partner of MIS Gujarat Industries, which was subsequently converted to our Company in 1995. Mr Anand I. Pate1 was appointed as Whole time Director in 1995 and redesignated as Executive Director in 2004. He currently oversees the manufacturing of Pigments as well as the domestic marketing of Pigments.

Mr Anand I. Pate1 has 20 years experience in the Pigments Industry. Mr. Anand I Patel, was appointed as our Executive Director since the incorporation of our Company in 1995.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree from the Gujarat University.

Chinubhai Ramanlal Shah

Chinubhai Ramanlal Shah

Independent Director
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Mr. Chinubhai Shah, 69 years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on April 13,2000 and has been on our Board since then. He holds a Masters degree in Arts and a Masters degree in Law. He also has a Diploma in Labor Practice and Diploma in Taxation practice, both from Gujarat University. He is a fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and fellow membership for life was also conferred on him by All India Management Association, New Delhi. Mr. Chinubhai Shah was twice elected as the President of the Institute of Companies Secretaries of India. He was also elected as the President of All India Management Association. He was a visiting professor and a member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He was the President of the Gujarat Chamber of Commerce and Industry and was also a member of the Comvanv Law Advisow Committee in the Government of India. He is presentiy a-member of th;secondary Market Advisory Committee of SEBI. He has had more than 42 years experience in the areas of management, finance and accounting. Mr. Chinubhai Shah headed Torrent Pharmaceuticals and Torrent Exports Limited of Torrent Group as Executive Director in charge of finance and Corporate affairs from 1991 to 1998. From 1999 to 2000 he was the Managing Director of Ahmedabad Electricity Co. Limited (presently Torrent Power Limited). His last assignment was with Torrent Investment Limited as Executive Director in charge of finance matter. He is on the Board of Directors of leading business groups like Adani, Cadila, Nirma, Tata and others.

Balkrishna Tulsidas Thakkar

Balkrishna Tulsidas Thakkar

Independent Director
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Mr. Balkrishna Thakkar, 69 years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on April 13, 2000. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Gujarat University and is also a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. Since 1974, after qualifying as Chartered Accountant, he started his own practice. He is currently practicing as a Chartered Accountant in the name and style of Ballcrishna Thakkar & Co., a sole proprietorship that he founded in 1975, and his primary practice areas are audit and taxation.

Jayaraman Vishwanathan

Jayaraman Vishwanathan

Non-Executive Director
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Mr. Jayaraman Vishwanathan, 49 years, was appointed as a Director of our Company on July 17,2003. He has more than 22 years of experience in industry, banking, private equity and entrepreneurial related assignments, both in India as well as in other countries. He was the Director and the Head of Direct Investments in Jardine Fleming India Securities Limited ("JF Electra") (now Electra Partners Asia Limited "Electra Asia") from December 1995 to July 1999 and has rejoined Electra Partners in February 07,2005. He holds a Bachelors of Commerce (Honours) degree from the University of Delhi, India. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and also a Management Accountant from the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants, London, United Kingdom.