Board of Directors & Committees

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Name of the Director DIN Designation
Ashwin C Muthiah

Heads AM International Holdings, Singapore with interest in Fertilizers, Petrochemicals, Trading, Shipping, Engineering and Life Sciences. Is a graduate in Commerce from Loyola College, Chennai and has a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Philadelphia University. With two decades of international business exposure he has expertise in managing, revival and sustainable growth of Companies and is instrumental for MPL global strategies. He has been a director of the Company since April 2007.
 00255679 Chairman
Brig. (Retd.) Harish Chandra Chawla

Served in the Indian Army for 36 years in various capacities and retired as Brigadier. Post retirement he served as Managing Director of several security services companies. A technocrat with post graduate qualification from IIT Delhi, he brings in wide experience in Technical, Administrative and Management functions. He has been the director of the Company since July 2011.
 00085415 Independent Director
Kulbir Singh

Holds an Honours Degree in Economics, joined Grindlays Bank in 1967 and served for nearly 30 years across various segments, mostly in corporate banking. On returning to India, established his own advisory business advising international and domestic Groups and Corporates on their entry strategy and restructuring of business. He has been a director of the Company since June 2013.
00204829 Independent Director
G. Chellakrishna

Post Graduate in Commerce and a Chartered Accountant. Partner of CNGSN & Associates, a renowned firm of Chartered Accountants in Chennai is in an expert in the fields of business valuation and structuring of big corporates. Also well versed in raising funds through offshore equity markets/FCCBs, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and similar areas. He has been a director of the Company since August 2014.
 01036398 Independent Director
Sashikala Srikanth

A graduate in Economics and a Chartered Accountant, provides consultancy services to various corporates. Has more than three decades of work experience both in India and abroad. Brings in wide expertise in the areas of Finance, Corporate Governance and Corporate Social Responsibility. She has been a director of the Company since August 2014.
 01678374 Independent Director
T.K Arun (Nominee of TIDCO)

Presently Senior General Manager & Secretary of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO), wholly owned by the Government of Tamilnadu, he is a graduate in Commerce and an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi. He has more than 3 decades of experience and is an expert in structuring PPP (Public Private Partnerships) for Infrastructure Projects such as Water, Ports, Roads, etc. PPP Documentation viz., Concession Agreements and related contracts, Bid Processing Structuring and Management, Contracts negotiations, drafting, monitoring and arbitration and Joint Venture projects in manufacturing segments. He is a director of the Company since October 2009, nominated by TIDCO.
 02163427 Non-Executive Director
Muthukrishnan Ravi

Joined MPL as the Chief Operating Officer in April 2011, before rising to become the Whole Time Director in July and then Managing Director in October of the same year. In parallel, Mr. Ravi also took on the role as Managing Director of TPL from February 2013 till February 2016. In his role, Mr. Ravi oversees the strategic direction of the company responsible for driving the long-term growth and profitability. An industry veteran, Mr. Ravi has held senior leadership roles globally with Dow in India, China, and Singapore – and from 1999 to 2004, he headed Dow’s operations in South Asia. He has also held various positions in CPCL, SADAF, Esso and Sanmar. He holds a B. Tech degree from University of Madras and an MBA from XLRI.
 03605222 Managing Director
G. Balasubramanian

A post graduate in chemical engineering from Annamalai University. He has more than 30 years of experience in chemical and petrochemical industries. He was associated with Pentasia Chemicals (Group co of Asian Paints) and UB Petroproducts and on merger of UB with MPL he continued his association with the Company. He has been the WTD since May 2014.
 06874838 Whole-Time Director (Works)
Name of the Director Designation
G Chellakrishna Chairman
Brig. (Retd.) Harish Chandra Chawla Member
Kulbir Singh Member
T.K Arun Member
Name of the Director Designation
Kulbir Singh Chairman
Brig. (Retd.) Harish Chandra Chawla Member
T.K Arun Member
Name of the Director Designation
Sashikala Srikanth Chairperson
T.K Arun Member
Muthukrishnan Ravi Member
Name of the Director Designation
Ashwin C. Muthiah Chairman
T.K Arun Member
Muthukrishnan Ravi Member
G. Balasubramanian Member
Name of the Director Designation
Ashwin C. Muthiah Chairman
Brig. (Retd.) Harish Chandra Chawla Member
T.K Arun Member
Name of the Employee Designation
Anis Tyebali Hyderi
A graduate in commerce and a Chartered and Cost Accountant, Anis heads Finance and Accounts at MPL and also take active part in cross functional matters. He has more than 20 years of experience in India and abroad. He has worked with leading companies such as L&T Cements in India and OLAM International in South Africa. As the regional CFO of East & South Africa based at Durban, he has handled 36 business verticals of OLAM. He has also worked with Switz International, as CFO for the company in charge of the entire GCC region for the FMCG products.
Chief Financial Officer
R. Kothandaraman
A post graduate in Commerce and an Associate Member of the ICSI, has more than 34 years of experience in Secretarial, Legal, Finance & Accounts and taxation and has worked in diverse industries such as drugs & pharmaceuticals, steel, automobile, engineering and real estate.
Company Secretary
C. Subash Chandra Bose
A chemical engineer from Coimbatore Institute of Technology, he has more than 23 years of experience in his career which started in MPL in 1993 as an Engineering Management Service Trainee. Bose has expertise in manufacturing, product development, new formulations, quality assurance, human resources and other gamut of operations. He has handled various other activities also and has a bird’s eye view of the entire operations of the company. Bose has been one of the key players in enhancing the operational efficiency of the manufacturing facilities especially in batch time reduction, improving the production substantially.
Assistant Vice President – Technical Services, R&D, Sourcing & HR
B. Sekar
A metallurgical engineer from NIT, Durgapur and a management graduate from IIFT, Delhi, he plays a key role in sourcing, procurement & vendor development, material imports and foreign trade. He is also a Certified Professional in Supply Management from the Institute of Supply Management, USA and has worked with several organizations across industries such as Buhler India Limited, SRF Limited and Madura Coats Private Ltd. Prior to joining MPL in 2014 he was the Head – Supply Chain with Bostik India Private Ltd, and managed the adhesive raw material procurement, export-import, foreign trade, customer service, inbound-outbound logistics and the complete supply chain managing 23 depots across the country and was also a part of Asia Pacific sourcing team.
Deputy General Manager – Purchase
Aravind Mani
An Engineer and Management Graduate from AIM, Philippines has nearly a decade’s experience across the globe. He has been associated with the Company since 2013 and is one of the Young Turks of MPL as part of its plans to develop next generation leaders. He is wholesome in strategic planning and has a niche in handling varied functions, be it marketing or sourcing or human relations. He is an accomplished team player and specializes in long term planning. Prior to taking over the Marketing and Strategy portfolios in MPL in 2015, Aravind was the Head of Marketing and Procurement of TPL. He has been an important player in the global strategies of the Company including the recent System House acquisition by MPL and also plays a key role in resolving cross functional issues.
Head – Marketing & Strategy