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
G. Chellakrishna

Post Graduate in Commerce and a Practising Chartered Accountant. He is 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
Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma

A Post Graduate in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences, he is a Senior HR professional with over 38 years’ experience across industry verticals. He has held senior positions and led the HR function in various corporates such as BGR Energy Systems, Larsen & Toubro, Vedanta (Sterlite) Group, SRA Systems, E.I.D. Parry and SPIC.  At present he is Principal Consultant, Beeline HR Advisory, his own HR & Management Consulting Firm, advising major organizations, Institutions and individuals on managing growth and helping them realize their potential. Mr. Sharma is a well-respected HR veteran, with rich experience in the complete spectrum of the human resources functions across varied business segments. He has had exposure to multi-national mergers and acquisitions, cross-cultural change management, large scale integration facilitation skills and the like. He has designed and successfully implemented management and leadership development initiatives across the enterprise, and is well-versed in strategically aligning HR with Business. Mr. Sharma also plays an active role in Education/Academia and Training, and is associated as Advisor, Adjunct Faculty, Visiting Faculty, and Mentor with prestigious B-Schools and leading Business houses. He is a much sought-after trainer, speaker, rapporteur, facilitator and moderator in professional, social and cultural circles. Mr. Sharma has won many Awards and Distinctions. He was the Best Outgoing Student of the 1979 batch of M.A (PM & IR) at TISS and a Gold Medalist. His other Awards include Rotary Foundation Group Study Exchange Fellowship in 1985; Fellowship of AOTS in 1996; Leadership Excellence Award from ITM University in 2006; Lifetime Achievement Awards by HR Sangam in 2016 and HR Caucus in 2018. His other interests include singing, modelling, photography, writing, motor sports rally and travel. He has conducted over 100 music shows for corporate, cultural and social events, and has also been featured in many advertisements of leading brands, TV talk shows and Radio programs. His interviews and writings have been published in leading English and vernacular newspapers & periodicals.
08060285 Independent Director
Lt. Col. Chatapuram Swaminathan Shankar

A Chemical Engineer and served Indian Oil Corporation Limited for 37 years. He retired as its Executive Director and during his tenure had headed various verticals within the organization, namely – Aviation, LPG, Director Secretariat, Petrochemicals, Corporate Training & Development, Planning and Co-ordination, Law and Quality control.
Concurrently, Mr. Shankar was commissioned in the Indian Territorial Army as an Officer in 1983 and had been an active soldier for over 30 years. He had headed Battalion in relief and rescue operations during the Gujarat earthquake, Odisha Super cyclone, Andamans tsunami and various other critical operations of national importance. A passionate trainer and motivational speaker. Mr. Shankar has presented technical papers at various National and International forums
08397818 Independent Director
Dr. Nanjiah Sundaradevan, IAS (Retd.)

Holds a Master’s degree in Chemistry and also a Ph. D in Sociology (Applied Demography). He was in Indian Revenue Service as an Income Tax Officer from July 1977 to July 1979 and later joined the Indian Administrative Service.
He has more than three decades of experience in administrative services in various departments like District Administration, Civil Supplies, Revenue, Health and Family Welfare, Environment and Pollution control, Industries and retired in September 2012. During his services to the Government, he had held various offices such as Sub-Collector, Regional Manager of Tamilnadu Civil Supplies Corporation, Chairman and Managing Director of State Industries Corporation (SIPCOT), District Collector of Kanniyakumari and Tiruchirapalli, Managing Director of Tamilnadu Text Book Society, Director of Handlooms & Textiles, Secretary of State Election Commission, Officer on Special Duty in Chief Minister’s Office, Secretary to the Chief Minister, Secretary of Health and Family Welfare Department, Director of Guidance Bureau, Secretary of Revenue Department, Chairman of Tamilnadu Pollution Control Board, Secretary of Forests and Environment Department, Commissioner of Revenue Administration, Principal / Additional Chief Secretary of Industries Department, CMD of TIDCO, Tamilnadu Mineral Ltd. (TAMIN), Tamilnadu Industrial Explosives Ltd., Chairman of Tamilnadu Cements Corporation Ltd., and Director of Chennai Metro Rail and TANGEDCO.
He is at present director of The State Trading Corporation of India Limited, Jansons Industries Limited, Ascendas IT Park (Chennai) Limited, TIDEL Park Coimbatore Limited, Tamil Nadu Water Investment Company Limited, Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited and Information Technology Park Limited
00223399 Independent Director
Thanjavur Kanakaraj Arun

A graduate in Commerce and qualified Company Secretary, he retired as the Senior General Manager and Secretary of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO), after illustrious service of over 3 decades.  Mr. Arun has over 35 years of experience in investment promotion and project development. He has worked in multiple state and central government organizations in sectors including, equity investments, investment promotion, ports, water supply and infrastructure. He has wide experience in commercial negotiations, contracting and contract management, structuring of PPP infrastructure projects in Ports, roads and IT sectors, procurement of developers for PPP projects, Management of PPP contracts, management of project contracts including financing, concession documents, arbitration and conciliation proceedings and asset re-structuring. Having served on the Boards and committees of several companies for over ten years, he has a good exposure to Corporate Governance.  He had served as Director of many companies assisted by TIDCO including MPL from October 2009 till November 2017.
02163427 Director
Vandana Garg, IAS

A graduate in Microbiology and Post Graduate in Biomedical Science. A 2017 batch IAS Officer of Tamilnadu Cadre, she is at present the Executive Director of Tamilnadu Industrial Development Corporation Limited (TIDCO). She served as Assistant Secretary in the Department of Social Justice and Empowerment, Government of India and later as Assistant Collector (Trg.), Salem and Sub-Collector, Thiruppaththur, Tamilnadu. TIDCO has informed that she has been nominated as (1) Chirperson/Director of TICEL Bio Park Limited, Tanflora Infrastructure Park Limited and TANFAC Industries Limited (2) Managing Director of TIDEL Park Limited and TIDEL Park Coimbatore Limited and (3) Director of Southern Petrochemical Industries Corporation Limited and Mahindra Word City Developers Limited.
09205529 Additional Director
Muthukrishnan Ravi

Holds a B. Tech degree from University of Madras and an MBA from XLRI. 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 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.
 03605222 Managing Director
M Karthikeyan

A Chemical Engineering graduate and joined MPL as Vice President (Operations) in April 2020. In July 1988 he has joined Tamilnadu Petroproducts Limited (TPL) in the LAB Division as a Graduate Engineer Trainee.  He has risen to higher ranks over the years in TPL and became its Vice President (Operations).  For more than 31 years worked in the LAB Plant of TPL and moved to its Chlor Alakali Division in the year 2019 as Plant Head.  He has functional experience encompassing plant operations, erection and commissioning, quality control, projects execution and related areas.  He has proven skills in leading teams to work with tight deadlines to achieve corporate objectives and also handled various emergencies with young teams of professionals.  He has undergone various trainings which have further honed his skills over the years.  He has been the WTD since 28th May 2020.
 08747186 Whole-Time Director (Operations)
Name of the Director Designation
G Chellakrishna Chairman
Sashikala Srikanth Member
Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma Member
Vandana Garg, IAS Member
Name of the Director Designation
Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma Chairman
G Chellakrishna  Member
Ashwin C Muthiah  Member
Vandana Garg, IAS Member
Name of the Director Designation
Sashikala Srikanth Chairperson
Thanjavur Kanakaraj Arun Member
Vandana Garg, IAS Member
Muthukrishnan Ravi Member
Name of the Director Designation
Ashwin C. Muthiah Chairman
Govindarajan Dattatreyan Sharma Member
Vandana Garg, IAS Member
Muthukrishnan Ravi Member
Name of the Director Designation
Ashwin C. Muthiah Chairman
Sashikala Srikanth Member
Muthukrishnan Ravi Member
Vandana Garg, IAS Member
Name of the Employee Designation
C Subash Chandra Bose
A B. Tech Chemical Engineer from Coimbatore Institute of Technology. He joined the Company in the year 1993 as an Engineering Management Service Trainee. Over the years he has gained rich experience in the operations and drives pilot projects for manufacturing and scale up of new base polyols and polyurethane applications related to slab polyols, automotive systems, rigid foam systems and microcellular application. He has been the WTD since 28th May 2017 to 27th May 2020.
Vice President (Operations)
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
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