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  • Vallabh Bhansali

    (Independent Director)

    Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali is a well-known thought leader and investment banker. He is the Co-founder of ....

    Mr. Vallabh Bhanshali is a well-known thought leader and investment banker. He is the Co-founder of ENAM group, a reputed home grown investment banking and long term investor groups of the country. ENAM is known for their knowledge and ethics led track record and have inspired innumerable others in their own trade and outside. Under his leadership ENAM executed some of the most innovative and pioneering capital market and advisory transactions in the country. ENAM has played a significant role in the development of leading business houses such as Infosys, Reliance, Sterlite, Zee, Thermax, etc. and even Govt. companies such as NTPC, PTC, PFC, etc. He has keen interest in several subjects outside his core activity such as behavioral science, economic & national development and scientific spirituality. He is widely recognized across business, media, social and spiritual circles for his work, talks, interviews and innovative ideas. Amongst his many honours is a doctorate from Teerthankar Mahavir University. He is chartered accountant and has a degree in law. He had anchored a popular TV show 'Kaun Hai Bharat Bhagya Vidhata' which was focused on reviving volunteerism and patriotism in the country. He is the founder and chief mentor of Desh Apnayen Sahayog Foundation which is focused on instilling a sense of active citizenship amongst school and college students. He is also the founder Director of FLAME University - India's innovative Liberal Arts University. He has recently accepted the position of President at FJEI (Federation of Jain Educational Institutes) with education institutes, schools and colleges founded by Jains are members. His vision is to use this platform to help the 2500 plus institutions to upgrade, transform and induct courses which attuned to the future and will make an impact on the country. Satya Vigyan Foundation, another of his creation is focused on bringing to light India's unmatched heritage and knowledge in a modern metaphor. He was instrumental in completing and distributing a much acclaimed film- History of Yoga and more such films are in the works. He inspired a course on Samyakttva or right knowledge as the foundation of spiritual progress which is receiving great response from Jains across the country. He is a trustee and its former chairman of the Global Vipassana Foundation. He was a Trustee of the Bombay Stock Exchange. He has served on several policy making & advisory committees of the Central Government and other regulatory bodies, He is on the Board of Directors of many reputed companies.
  • Dileep Choksi

    (Independent Director)

    Mr. Dileep C. Choksi is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has been in practice for over 40 ye....

    Mr. Dileep C. Choksi is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has been in practice for over 40 years. His areas of specialization include business succession, tax advisory and litigation, structuring of collaborations and joint ventures and corporate restructuring, turnaround and change management strategies. He also advises some of India’s largest business houses on various strategic matters, including family succession and on wills and trusts. Mr. Choksi was the former Joint Managing Partner of Deloitte in India till 2008, before the setting up C.C. Chokshi Advisors Pvt. Ltd. of which he is the Chief Mentor. Mr. Choksi is on the Board of well-known companies including as a member of their committees. Mr. Choksi is a member of the Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners (STEP). He is also a trustee of the A.D. Shroff Memorial Trust and member of Council of Forum of Free Enterprise. Mr. Choksi has contributed various papers on Professional matters relating to Tax and Business reorganization. He has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences of professional interests organized by the Reserve Bank of India, the Institute of Chartered Accountants, Bombay Chartered Accountants’ Society, etc. Mr. Choksi contributed in the preparation of Kanga and Palkhivala’s The Law and Practice of Income Tax (Eighth Edition) – the last edition written by late Mr. N.A. Palkhivala and Mr. B.A. Palkhivala.
  • Dr. Bakul H. Dholakia

    (Independent Director)

    Dr. Bakul Dholakia is the former Director of IIM, Ahmedabad. He was also the Director General of In....

    Dr. Bakul Dholakia is the former Director of IIM, Ahmedabad. He was also the Director General of International Management Institute, Delhi. Prior to joining IMI, he was the Director of Adani Institute of Infrastructure Management & Gujarat Adani Institute of Medical Sciences, Bhuj. Dr. Dholakia is a Gold Medalist from Baroda University and holds a Doctorate in Economics. He has 47 years of professional experience including 33 years at IIM, Ahmedabad. During the course of his long tenure at IIM Ahmedabad, Dr. Dholakia occupied the Reserve Bank of India Chair from 1992 to 1999, served as the Dean from 1998 to 2001 and as the Director of the Institute from 2002 to 2007. He had received Best Professor Award for his teaching in Postgraduate Programme at IIMA. He has guided 20 Ph.D. students specializing in Economics, Finance, Business Policy and Public Systems at IIMA. He has been a consultant to various national and international organizations. In 2007, Dr. Dholakia was awarded Padma Shri by the Government of India in recognition of his distinguished services in the field of education. In 2008, Dr. Dholakia was conferred the coveted Bharat Asmita National Award for his contribution to management education and teaching by the Hon’ble Chief Justice of India. In 2017, Dr. Dholakia received the prestigious AIMA Award for Excellence in Academic Leadership for his outstanding contribution to management education in India. Dr. Dholakia has been a major guiding force behind the numerous initiatives and expansion of activities at IIMA contributing to its enhanced international image and global recognition. His achievements in institution building have been nationally and internationally acclaimed. Dr. Dholakia had been a Board Member of Reserve Bank of India Western Area Board from 1993 to 2001. In recognition of his efforts to improve the quality of management education, the Government of India had appointed Dr. Dholakia as the Chairman of the National Board of Accreditation for Technical Education in India (2005 to 2008). He has also served as External Director on the Board of several public & private sector companies. He has an extensive experience of conducting executive development programmes for top management of leading companies and also for senior bureaucrats in India and abroad. He has also served as a member of the Jury for various Corporate Excellence Awards and Selection Committees for CEOs. Over the last two decades, Dr. Dholakia has worked on numerous government committees, the recent ones being the Rangarajan Committee on Pricing and Taxation of Petroleum Products (2006) and the Expert Group on Pension Fund constituted by the Government of India (2009). The Competition Commission of India has appointed Dr. Bakul Dholakia as a Member of the Eminent Persons Advisory Group (EPAG), which serves as a think tank to give broad inputs and advice on larger issues impacting markets and competition. Dr. Dholakia is the author of 12 books, 28 monographs and more than 50 research papers published in professional journals in India and abroad.
  • Sanjay S. Lalbhai

    Sanjay S. Lalbhai

    (Chairman and MD, Arvind Ltd)

    Sanjay Lalbhai is the Chairman and Managing Director of Arvind Ltd, a US$1.5 Billion Indian conglome....

    Sanjay Lalbhai is the Chairman and Managing Director of Arvind Ltd, a US$1.5 Billion Indian conglomerate. It was under his leadership that Arvind has become one of the largest manufacturers of woven textiles in India, and one of the largest denim fabric manufacturers in the world. He was also responsible for acquiring India’s first denim brand – Flying Machine – in 1981 and for guiding the process of building Arvind’s current impressive apparel brand portfolio. He serves on the Board of Adani Ports & Special Economic Zone Ltd. – one of India’s largest Port companies. He also serves on the board of several premiers educational and research institutes. He is the President of Ahmedabad Education Society and Ahmedabad University, Chairman of Council of Administration of Ahmedabad Textile Industry’s Research Association and a member of the Council of Management of the Physical Research Laboratory. Mr. Lalbhai believes that addressing societal concerns and creating a long-lasting benefit to society is integral to the business strategy and a duty of every business leader. He provides strategic leadership to Arvind’s CSR initiatives as Trustee to SHARDA Trust ─ the CSR arm of the company.
  • Punit Lalbhai

    (Executive Director, Arvind Ltd)

    Punit Lalbhai is Executive Director of Arvind Limited and leads Arvind's Advanced Materials, Enginee....

    Punit Lalbhai is Executive Director of Arvind Limited and leads Arvind's Advanced Materials, Engineering, and Agribusinesses. He also spearheads initiatives in sustainability, CSR, and Innovation at Arvind. He has an MBA from INSEAD and a Masters of Environmental Science from Yale University
  • Jayesh Shah

    (Whole-time Director and CFO, Arvind Ltd)

    Mr. Jayesh K. Shah is the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Arvind Limited, the flagship compa....

    Mr. Jayesh K. Shah is the Director and Chief Financial Officer of Arvind Limited, the flagship company of the Lalbhai Group, having an annual turnover of US.$ 1133 million. He was working with the group in its various business divisions since 1985 and in the year 2002, he became Director on the Board. Mr. Shah has distinguished academic career and has extensive administrative, financial regulatory and managerial expertise with his vast experience in the field. He started his career in Garment division of the Lalbhai Group, and then textile division and also looked after all the financial aspects of the group companies, viz. Textiles, branded garments, electronics, and telecom. He was also actively involved in merger, acquisition, expansion, diversification, project funding and Euro issue of the company. Being a dynamic professional, he has always been exploring new business opportunities and challenges. He successfully undertook a financial restructuring of the company during the period 2000 to 2002. He is also a director of Adi Finechem Limited and e-Infochips Limited. Mr. Shah is a member of the Governing Council of Ahmedabad Management Association. Mr. Shah is an Associate member of ICAI and a Commerce Graduate from Gujarat University.
  • Renuka Ramnath

    (Independent Director)

    Ms. Renuka Ramnath is an Independent Director of our Company. She has obtained a graduate degree in ....

    Ms. Renuka Ramnath is an Independent Director of our Company. She has obtained a graduate degree in engineering from Veermata Jijabai Technological Institute, University of Mumbai and a post-graduate degree in business administration from the University of Mumbai. She has also completed the Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School. She is the Managing Director and CEO of Multiples Alternate Asset Management Private Limited, a private equity firm she founded in 2009. She has over 30 years of experience in the Indian financial sector across private equity, investment banking, and structured finance. Earlier, she has served as the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ICICI Venture Funds Management Company Limited for close to a decade. She was appointed as Director of our Company on 28th October 2010.
  • Kulin

    Kulin Lalbhai

    (Executive Director, Arvind Ltd)

    Mr. Kulin Lalbhai is the Executive Director of Arvind Limited. He is driving new initiatives in the ....

    Mr. Kulin Lalbhai is the Executive Director of Arvind Limited. He is driving new initiatives in the consumer businesses of the group. He has been instrumental in setting up several new retail concepts and also spearheads the group’s digital initiatives. He also plays an active role in the overall Corporate Strategy. Kulin holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School, and a BSc in Electrical Engineering from the Stanford University. Prior to his current role, he has also been a management consultant at Mckinsey & Co.
  • Nilesh Shah

    (Independent Director)

    Nilesh Shah is Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd. He has over 25 years of e....

    Nilesh Shah is Managing Director, Kotak Mahindra Asset Management Co. Ltd. He has over 25 years of experience in capital markets, having managed funds across equity, fixed income securities and real estate for local and global investors. In his previous assignments, Mr. Shah has held leadership roles with Axis Capital, ICICI Prudential Asset Management, Franklin Templeton and ICICI Securities. He was the recipient of the inaugural Business Standard Fund Manager of the Year – Debt award in 2004. He also was part of the teams that received the best fund house of the year awards at Franklin Templeton as well as at ICICI Prudential. Mr. Shah is a gold medallist chartered accountant and a merit ranking cost accountant. His hobbies include reading and educating investors on financial planning. He has co-authored A Direct Take, a book on Financial Planning.
  • Samir Mehta

    (Independent Director)

    Samir Mehta is the Vice-Chairman of Torrent Group and Chairman of Torrent Pharma. Under his leader....

    Samir Mehta is the Vice-Chairman of Torrent Group and Chairman of Torrent Pharma. Under his leadership, Torrent Pharma has emerged as one of India’s fastest growing pharma majors with a strong presence in cardio-vascular, neuropsychiatry, diabetology, gastroenterology, pain management, dermatology, gynecology, oncology, and nephrology. Another group company, Torrent Power, has an installed generation capacity of over 3,500 MW. Torrent Power distributes power to more than three million customers in Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Surat, Bhiwandi, and Agra. Mr. Mehta also plays a key leadership role in the CSR activities of the Torrent Group. He holds an MBA from B.K. School of Business Management.
  • Brijesh Bhati

    (CEO, Ankur Textiles, a subsidiary of Arvind Ltd)

    Brijesh Bhati, a veteran with Arvind has been working in various capacities for over 30 years now. H....

    Brijesh Bhati, a veteran with Arvind has been working in various capacities for over 30 years now. He holds a post-graduate degree in Economics and an MBA in Marketing from Poddar Institute of Management, a unit of University of Rajasthan located in Jaipur. Sales and Marketing have always been his forte along with a special interest in the Distribution unit of the business.
  • Ashish Kumar

    (CEO, Arvind Advanced Materials)

    An IIFT graduate with formal qualifications in Management, Mr. Kumar is an acknowledged domain exper....

    An IIFT graduate with formal qualifications in Management, Mr. Kumar is an acknowledged domain expert with a professional career spanning over 21 years mostly in Textiles & Apparel. Mr. Kumar has worked at all levels from the retail outlet to being the Chief Executive, on both sides of the business - Demand & Supply - in companies like DCM Shriram Industries, Kaybee Group and had incubated apparel start-up Integra Apparels. He has exhaustive leadership experience managing small & large businesses, facilitating major initiatives for a superior client experience as well as internal transformations.
  • Dinesh Yadav

    (Director and CEO, Arvind Envisol Ltd, a subsidiary of Arvind)

    Dinesh Yadav is Director and Chief Executive Officer, Arvind Envisol Ltd., a subsidiary of Arvind, a....

    Dinesh Yadav is Director and Chief Executive Officer, Arvind Envisol Ltd., a subsidiary of Arvind, and heads Energy, Environment and Engineering aspects of Arvind and its subsidiaries. Mr. Yadav has over three decades of experience in energy and environment solutions and has been with Arvind since 1997. He has been instrumental in shaping the company’s strategy in energy and environment space. A mechanical engineer with a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Mr. Yadav has been chairing the energy and environment panel of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) –Gujarat for more than a decade. He has worked on many initiatives and brought transformational changes in the field of energy and environment. These initiatives include power trading through open access and promotion of water recycling technologies and renewable energy.
  • Vipen Malhotra

    (President, Arya Omnitalk Wireless Solutions Pvt.Ltd. President & CEO, Arvind Ltd)

    Vipen Malhotra is the President of Arya Omnitalk, a JV between the Lalbhai & J M Baxi Groups and the....

    Vipen Malhotra is the President of Arya Omnitalk, a JV between the Lalbhai & J M Baxi Groups and the President & CEO of Syntel Telecom, a division of Arvind Ltd. Vipen holds an Electronics Engineering & MBA degree from Chandigarh, Punjab University. He was appointed Vice President, Arvind Ltd. in 1991. The Telecom Operation under his leadership has now become a dominant player in the chosen business of Mini-EPABXs for the SOHO, small and medium business enterprise known to the customer as SYNTEL. Today Syntel is partnering NEC, Alcatel Lucent Enterprise, Cisco & Polycom for India & is now offering Unified Communication, Collaboration & Video Conferencing solutions for the SMBs and large enterprises. The newest business in Arya Omnitalk’s portfolio is Toll Automation & Highway Traffic Management Systems where the Company has established a track record of implementing Toll automation solution for over 300 traffic lanes.
  • Kamal Singal

    (MD & CEO, Arvind SmartSpaces Ltd)

    Mr. Kamal Singal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Arvind SmartSpaces Limite....

    Mr. Kamal Singal is the Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer of the Arvind SmartSpaces Limited (formerly Arvind Infrastructure Limited). He holds an Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Management (EPGM) from the Indian Institute of Management, Indore. He has been associated with the Lalbhai Group since 2001 in various capacities. Prior to joining the Lalbhai group, he worked for 9 years in different capacities with DCM Textiles Limited. He was elevated to head the real estate business of the Lalbhai Group in 2008. He is responsible for giving strategic direction to the real estate business and also identifying new business opportunities and to further expand the product portfolio of the real estate business.
  • Rishi Roop Kapoor

    (CEO, Anup Engineering)

    A metallurgist from IIT Roorkee with Masters in Marketing Management, Rishi has been associated with....

    A metallurgist from IIT Roorkee with Masters in Marketing Management, Rishi has been associated with the Process Equipment business for over 23 years in diverse assignments ranging from Manufacturing to Project Management to Sales & Marketing. After a brief one year stint in Sales for Esab India Ltd at the beginning of his career, Rishi joined Godrej & Boyce for an extremely challenging & successful tenure which started as a Welding Engineer on the shop floor and culminated as the head of company’s Sales & Marketing. He has been with Arvind since 2010 as Anup Engineering’s Chief Executive Officer and has successfully led Anup to become one of the most preferred and accomplished Process Equipment Manufacturers in India.
  • Susheel Kaul

    (CEO, Lifestyle Fabrics – Knits & Wovens)

    Susheel Kaul, CEO – Wovens & Knitwear Divisions, Arvind Limited. Susheel has been working with ....

    Susheel Kaul, CEO – Wovens & Knitwear Divisions, Arvind Limited. Susheel has been working with Arvind Ltd, since 1993. He joined Arvind group as a Management Trainee after completing Post Graduation in Textiles from The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. His assignments included Quality Assurance and Product Development, Operations and Business Process Reengineering. In 2002, Susheel took over independent charge of Khakhis Business division. In 2007, he took over as the CEO of Shirting & Khakhis Businesses. He is presently the CEO – Wovens, Knitwear & Shirting Garment Divisions, Arvind Limited.
  • J. Suresh

    J. Suresh

    (MD & CEO, Arvind Fashions)

    J Suresh is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd & Arvind Reta....

    J Suresh is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Arvind Lifestyle Brands Ltd & Arvind Retail Ltd. Mr. Suresh has over 30 years of experience in the FMCG, Lifestyle Brands & Retail industries. This included an 18-year stint at Hindustan Unilever Limited, where he headed the Sales Operations of the beverages business and was a management committee member of the Foods & Beverages business between 1999 and 2002. After HUL, he joined MTR Foods Ltd as its Chief Executive Officer and turned a regional brand into a national and global brand. He is an engineering graduate and has a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
  • Aamir Akhtar

    (CEO, Lifestyle Fabrics – Denim )

    A professional with over three decades of experience across sectors like the Oil Industry, Fast-Movi....

    A professional with over three decades of experience across sectors like the Oil Industry, Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG), Textiles & Apparels and Advance Materials, Mr. Akhtar has been with Arvind since 2002. A Masters in Business Administration, his previous assignments include Indian Oil Corporation, Geep Industries (later acquired by Procter and Gamble) and Reliance Industries.
  • Sailesh Chaturvedi

    Shailesh Chaturvedi

    (MD & CEO, Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India)

    Shailesh Chaturvedi is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India,....

    Shailesh Chaturvedi is Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, Tommy Hilfiger Apparels India, a joint venture between the Murjani Group and Arvind Limited. Mr. Chaturvedi has over 15 years’ experience in the branded apparel industry. He is an engineering graduate with a Master’s in Business Administration.

Punit Lalbhai 3

(Executive Director)

Mr. Sanjay Lalbhai is the Chairman and Managing Director of Arvind Limited, a 1 Billion Dollar Indian conglomerate. It was under his leadership that Arvind has become one of the largest manufacturers of woven textiles in India and one of the largest denim fabric manufacturers in the world.

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