The total strength of the Board is 13 including 9 eminent Non-executive Directors. The Board meets at least 5 times in a year to review the performance of Atul.
 
 
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Board of Directors

The Board of Directors of Atul Ltd represents an optimum mix of knowledge and experience.

Executive Directors
Mr Sunil Lalbhai (Chairman and Managing Director)
Mr Samveg Lalbhai (Managing Director)
Mr Gopi Kannan Thirukonda (Chief Financial Officer)
Mr Bharathy Mohanan (President, Utilities and Services)
Non-executive Directors
Mr Bansi Mehta (Non-independent Director)
Mr Rajendra Shah (Non-independent Director)
Dr Satguru Baijal (Independent Director)
Mr Hasmukh Shah (Independent Director)
Mr Susim Datta (Independent Director)
Mr Srinivasa Rangan (Independent Director)
Mr Mukund Chitale (Independent Director)
Ms Shubhalakshmi Panse (Independent Director)
Mr Baldev Arora (Independent Director)


Mr Sunil Lalbhai, Executive Director and Promoter

Mr Sunil Lalbhai has been the Chairman of the Board since 2007 and a Managing Director since June 1984. Mr Lalbhai holds MS degree in Chemistry from the University of Massachusetts and MS degree in Economic Policy and Planning from Northeastern University.

Mr Samveg Lalbhai, Executive Director and Promoter

Mr Samveg Lalbhai has been a Director on the Board since January 2000 and a Managing Director since 2001. Mr Lalbhai was a Managing Director in Arvind Ltd before joining Atul in 2000. He holds BCom degree from Gujarat University.


Mr Gopi Kannan Thirukonda, CFO and Whole-time Director

Mr Gopi Kannan Thirukonda has been the CFO and a Whole-time Director since October 2014. Mr. Kannan was an executive in Nestle Ltd. before joining Atul in 1993. He is also Director in 11 group companies of Atul Ltd. He is an FCA, FCS and an FCMA. He also holds a PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Mr Bharathy Mohanan, President, Utilities and Services and Whole-time Director

Mr Bharathy Mohanan has been President, Utilities and Services and Whole-time Director since January 2009. Mr Mohanan was Senior Manager Services in Isgec John Thompson Ltd before joining Atul in 1992. He is also the Managing Director of Atul Rajasthan Date Palms Ltd. He holds BSc (Engg Hon) degree from the University of Calicut.

Mr Bansi Mehta, Non-executive Director

Mr Bansi Mehta has been a Non-executive Director on the Board since April 1992. Mr Mehta is a distinguished Chartered Accountant of India and is a Chief Mentor in Bansi S Mehta & Co since 2009.

Mr Rajendra Shah, Non-executive Director

Mr Rajendra Shah has been a Non-executive Director on the Board since January 2013. Mr Shah is a distinguished Solicitor of India and a Senior Partner in Crawford Bayley & Co since 1993. He holds graduate degree in Law from the University of Mumbai.


Dr Satguru Baijal, Non-executive and Independent Director

Dr Satguru Baijal has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since June 1984. Dr Baijal worked with the then ICI India Ltd from 1953 to 1988, of which the last 4 years as its Chairman. He holds PhD degree in Chemistry from the University of Allahabad.

Mr Hasmukh Shah, Non-executive and Independent Director

Mr Hasmukh Shah has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since October 1992. Mr Shah worked with the then Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd from 1982 to 1992, of which the last 5 years as its Chairman. He holds MA degree from Gujarat University.


Mr Susim Datta, Non-executive and Independent Director

Mr Susim Datta has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since October 2002. Mr Datta worked with Hindustan Unilever Ltd from 1953 to 1996, of which the last 6 years as its Chairman. He holds post graduate degree in Science and Technology from the University of Calcutta.

Mr Srinivasa Rangan, Non-executive and Independent Director

Mr Srinivasa Rangan has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since July 2010. Mr Rangan is working with HDFC Ltd since 1986 of which the last 3 years as an Executive Director. He is an Associate of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India.

Mr Mukund Chitale, Non-executive and Independent Director

Mr Mukund Chitale has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since October 2014. Mr Chitale is a distinguished Chartered Accountant of India and a Managing Partner in Mukund M. Chitale & Co since 1973.


Ms Shubhalakshmi Panse, Non-executive and Independent Director

Ms Shubhalakshmi Panse has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since March 2015. Ms Panse is a distinguished Banker and has worked in different capacities in several banks including Allahabad Bank, Bank of Maharashtra and Vijaya Bank. She retired from Allahabad Bank as the Chairperson and Managing Director in January 2014.

Mr Baldev Arora, Non-executive and Independent Director

Mr Baldev Arora has been a Non-executive and an Independent Director on the Board since April 2015. Mr Arora is an International Business Executive and has worked with several leading multi-national companies in India and overseas in Biologics, Infant Nutrition and Pharmaceuticals businesses.