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Gautam N. Mehra
Chairman and Managing Director

Gautam N. Mehra (DIN - 00296615) is a Chemical Engineer and has an MBA from University of California (Berkeley). He has total experience of nearly three decades in the industry.

He has successfully led the core business of Petroleum Specialties of the Company to new heights year after year. His entrepreneurial vision, led the Company to successfully explore the Renewable Energy sector and launch its own brand of automotive lubricants – ‘SAVSOL’.

Under his leadership and guidance, the Company has grown from strength to strength to establish itself as the market leader in the petroleum specialties segment in India.

He was re-appointed as the Managing Director w.e.f. 1st October, 2015 till 30th September, 2018 with Basic Salary in the scale of Rs.3,70,000 – Rs.35,000/- - Rs.4,40,000, HRA of 25% of Basic Salary or housing, Education Allowance, Special Allowance, Medical reimbursement, LTA, Bonus, Performance Linked Incentive, PF, Gratuity, Leave Entitlement & Encashment, Conveyance and Telephone facilities in line with the Policies of the Company, at the AGM held on 12th September, 2015.

Siddharth G. Mehra
Executive Director

Siddharth G. Mehra (DIN - 06454215) is a Bachelor of Science in Technical Systems Management from University of Illinois at Urbana - Champaign, IL, USA (2012). He also had acquired Masters Degree of Science in Management from London School of Economics and Political Science, UK (2014).

The Board of Directors in its meeting held on 27th May, 2017 appointed him as an Additional Director of the Company from 1st July, 2017. The Board in its meeting held on 28th July, 2017 appointed him as a Whole-time Director of the Company for a period from the date of 56th AGM upto 30th September, 2021 which was approved by the Members at the said AGM held on 29th September, 2017, with Basic Salary of Rs.1,35,000, HRA of 25% of Basic Salary, Education Allowance, Special Allowance, Medical reimbursement, LTA, Bonus, Performance Linked Incentive, PF, Gratuity, Leave Entitlement & Encashment, Conveyance and Telephone facilities in line with the Policies of the Company.

Suhas M. Dixit
Executive Director

Suhas M. Dixit (DIN - 02359138) is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India as well as a Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has vast experience in the fields of Finance and Taxation spanning over 3 decades. He has been working as the Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

The Board of Directors in its meeting held on 27th May, 2017 appointed him as an Additional Director of the Company from 1st July, 2017. The Board in its meeting held on 28th July, 2017 appointed him as a Whole-time Director of the Company for a period from the date of 56th AGM upto 30th September, 2020 which was approved by the Members at the said AGM held on 29th September, 2017, with Basic Salary of Rs.2,45,000, HRA of 25% of Basic Salary, Education Allowance, Special Allowance, Medical reimbursement, LTA, Bonus, Performance Linked Incentive, PF, Gratuity, Leave Entitlement & Encashment, Conveyance and Telephone facilities in line with the Policies of the Company.

Meghana Dalal
Non-executive Director

Ms. Meghana Dalal (DIN – 00087178) is a commerce graduate and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. She has experience in professional practice for over 3 decades specialising in Management of Corporate Emoluments across various Industries.

She is also a Director of Chetan Dalal Investigation and Management Services Private Limited.

She is engaged with the Company in the capacity as an Independent Director. She is a member of the Audit Committee of the Company.

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Ravindra Pisharody
Non-executive Director

Ravindra Pisharody (DIN – 01875848) holds Bachelor’s degree in Technology (B. Tech) from IIT, Kharagpur and Post-Graduate Diploma in Management (PGDM) from IIM, Calcutta.

He is a Senior Management Professional with over 35 years of executive experience and he has held National, Regional and Global leadership roles in Sales & Marketing, Strategy Development, BU Lead/CEO, etc. with Philips India, British Petroleum/Castrol. His last assignment was with Tata Motors as an Executive Director – Commercial Vehicles.

He is engaged with the Company in the capacity as an Independent Director.

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Simran G. Mehra
Non-executive Director

Ms. Simran G. Mehra (DIN - 06449809) has completed her Bachelors of Science in Business Administration from Boston University, USA and a Management Programme offered by Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, Telangana. She has expert knowledge in business administration and project management.

She was appointed as a Non-executive Director by the Members of the Company at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 29th September, 2017.

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Hariharan Sunder
Non-executive Director

Hariharan Sunder (DIN - 00020583) is a Bachelor of Commerce and a Chartered Accountant. He has over 30 years of experience in finance, taxation, accounts, legal, secretarial, international business and general corporate management. He had started his working career with KEC International Limited and has worked in corporates like Raymond Limited, Raymond Synthetics Limited, Jost's Engineering Company Limited and Shogun Organics Limited.

He is engaged with the Company in the capacity as an Independent Director.

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Chandrashekhar R. Gupte
Non-executive Director

Chandrashekhar R. Gupte (DIN – 00009815) is a graduate in Science and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He was the Managing Director of Nocil Limited from 1st August, 2005 and retired therefrom after serving for more than 4 decades on 31st July, 2017. He had joined the Rubber Chemicals Division of Nocil Limited from its inception in 1976 as Head of Internal Audit and held important positions as Head of Finance, Head Sales and Marketing and eventually as Chief Executive of the said Division from 1995. He made significant contribution to the overall growth of Nocil Limited over the years including in various fields like International Business, Technology improvement, R&D etc.

He is engaged with the Company in the capacity as an Independent Director.

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Terms of appointment of Non-executive Directors -

Mrs. Meghana C. Dalal has been re-appointed as an Additional Director, categorized as an Independent Director of the Company with effect from 1st April, 2019 upto the date of the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Company. Mr. Ravindra Pisharody who was appointed as an additional Director, whose appointment was confirmed by the Shareholders at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 29th September, 2018 as a Director of the Company, categorized as in Independent Director, holds office upto 31st December, 2021. Mr. Hariharan Sunder and Mr. Chandrashekhar R. Gupte have been appointed as Additional Directors at the Board Meetings held on 28th January, 2019 and 29th May, 2019 respectively, categorized as Independent Directors, for individual terms upto the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Company. Ms. Simran G. Mehra was appointed as a Non-Executive Director at the Annual General Meeting of the Company held on 29th September, 2017, effective 1st January, 2018.

As approved at the AGM held on 24th August, 2013, the Directors other than in the whole-time employment of the Company are entitled to a commission not exceeding 1% per annum of the net profits of the Company subject to a ceiling of Rs.3,00,000 each per annum and sitting fees as are prescribed under the Companies Act.

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