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BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The Board of Directors has a judicious mix of Directors from the field of Finance and Banking. Subsequent to the expiry of tenure of the Whole-time Director, Mr Lakshmanan Sahasranaman, the Company has shortlisted persons to be the Whole-time Director designated as Chief Executive Officer. The final decision will be taken shortly.
A brief of the Directors is as follows:



Mr Pravesh Kumar Bahri
Non Executive Independent Chairman

Aged about 65 years, was appointed as Director on 24th September, 2010. He is a Bachelor of Science and done his Associate from Institute of Bankers, UK. He has rich experience in the field of Finance and Banking.

He joined as a trainee with Grindlays Bank India in the year 1966 and after three years of training was confirmed as a covenanted officer. He held various Managerial positions throughout the Branch Network of the Bank in India and the UK till 1982.

After which in the year 1983 he joined Emirates Bank International as a Junior Executive and was involved with the merger of three failed Banks which were acquired by the Govt. of Dubai. After the merger managed the Bank’s non performing loan portfolio with a staff of 40 staff. In the year 1987 a fraud was discovered at the New York Branch of Middle East Bank and was sent to investigate and after consultation with the Federal Reserve and Lawyers oversaw the closure of the Branch. On his return he started the Corporate Bank Division for the Bank and headed the division until leaving in 1996.

Thereafter, as a consultant he was associated with various conglomerates in the international markets including Dubai. He advised on raising of funds overseas for acquisitions and expansion of the Indian operations. He had to liaise with Lawyers, Bankers and accountants the job entailed considerable international travel. He handled the operations till the year 2000.

In the year 2000 he undertook to set up the Middle East operations of Geltec Pharmacare FZCO based in Dubai to market and pack Neutraceuticals and Vitamins for the Middles East market. Starting from scratch grew the market to USD$ 5 MM per annum. The job, apart from appointing dealerships in different countries, also involved interacting with Government Agencies and Ministries of Health. He retired as General Manager of Geltec Pharmacare FZCO Dubai in the year 2010 to return to India.



Mr Vinod Wadhumal Agnani
Non Executive Independent Director

Aged about 60 years, was appointed as Director on 15th February, 2010. He is about 60 years of age. He is a Bachelor of Commerce and also a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has been associated with various corporate which include Non Banking Finance Company’s as well. With more than two decades of rich experience he is well conversant with Finance, Accounts, Audit and Taxation. He is presently associated with Leelalace Holdings Ltd



Mr Sandeep Padmakant Parikh
Non Executive Independent Director

Aged about 53 years, was appointed as Director of the Company on 25th February, 2013. He is Bachelor of Commerce and a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He is also a Graduate Member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. His areas of expertise are Project Reporting, Project Financing, Collaboration Agreements, Due Diligence Reporting, Mergers & Acquisitions. He has vast experience in the field of Bank Audit,, Foreign Exchange Transactions, Securities Audit and Taxation. He is also on the Board of various listed and unlisted Companies.



Mr Sandeep Sridhar Ghate
Non Executive Independent Director

Aged about 53 years, was appointed as Director of the Company on 18th February, 2015. He is a Master in Business Management from Asian Institute of Management, Manila. He has rich experience of about twenty seven years in the financial markets, Mergers & Acquisitions. He has vast experience in the field of arranging finance for Corporate.



Mr Zarir Phiroze Driver
Non Executive Independent Director

Aged about 59 years was appointed as Director on 11th April, 2008. He is about 59 years of age. He is a Commerce Graduate. He has his own business dealing in Automobiles for over two decades. He acts as an intermediary for Automobile finance and General Insurance. He has rich experience of over a decade in the field of Finance.

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