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Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej

Adi Godrej is Chairman of The Godrej Group, which is mainly privately held, over a 100 year-old family conglomerate, with operations in India and several other countries.

Mr. Adi Godrej has been President of several Indian Trade and Industrial Bodies and associations.

He is the Past Chairman of the Board of the Indian School of Business, and Past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry. He has been a member of the Dean's Advisory Council of the MIT Sloan School of Management, Chairman of the Board of Governors of the Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies and a member of the Wharton Asian Executive Board. Mr. Godrej is also a patron of the Himalayan Club.

Mr. Godrej is a recipient of several awards and recognitions :

  •  The Rajiv Gandhi Award 2002

  •  The American India Foundation (AIF) Leadership in Philanthropy Award,2010

  •  The Entrepreneur of the Year for the Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Awards 2010

  •  Best Businessman of the Year for the GQ Men of the Year Awards 2010

  •  Chemexcil's Life Time Achievement Award 2010

  •  AIMA-JRD Tata Corporate Leadership Award 2010

  •  Bombay Management Association - Management Man of the Year Award 2010-2011

  •  Qimpro Platinum Standard award for business in 2011

  •  Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year 2012

  •  The Padma Bhushan 2013

  •  The Asian Awards, Entrepreneur of the Year 2013

  •  The All India Management Association-Business Leader of the Year 2015

  •  The Clinton Global Citizen Award 2016 for his Leadership in the Private Sector.

  •  The Lifetime Achievement Award at the 11th CNBC AWAAZ Real Estate Awards 2016-17.

  •  Sir Jehangir Ghandy Medal for Industrial and Social Peace” at the 61st Annual Convocation of XLRI in March, 2017.

  •  Global Leadership Award at the U.S. India Business Council Leadership Summit, Washington, D.C. in June, 2017.

  •  Lifetime Achievement Award at the Forbes India Leadership Awards 2017.

  •  Shri. Pravinchandra V.Gandhi Award for "Excellence in Public Life" by the The Rotary Club of Bombay, 2018.

  •  All India Management Association (IMA) Life Time Achievement Award for Management for the Year 2017.

  •  Doctor of Philosophy (D.Phil.) – Honoris Causa at the Amity University Convocation on 24th February, 2018.

Mr. Godrej holds a bachelor's and a master's degree from the Sloan School of Management at MIT.

Nadir Godrej

Nisaba Godrej

Nadir B. Godrej holds B. S. degree in Chemical Engineering in 1973 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a M.S. in Chemical Engineering in 1974 from Stanford University. He has done an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1976. Since 1977 he has been a Director of Godrej Soaps. He has been very active in developing the animal feed, agricultural inputs and chemicals businesses of Godrej Industries and associate companies. He has been very active in research and has several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants. In 2001 Godrej Soaps was renamed to Godrej Industries and he was appointed as the Managing Director of Godrej Industries. He is also the Chairman of Godrej Agrovet Limited, a subsidiary of Godrej Industries.

He is a Director of Godrej and Boyce, Godrej Consumer Products and other Godrej group companies. He is also a Director of Mahindra and Mahindra since 1992. He has been active in CLFMA (Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Assn. Of India), ICC (Indian Chemical Council) [erstwhile ICMA (Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association)], OTAI (Oil Technologists’ Association of India) and the Alliance Française de Bombay. He is currently the President of the Alliance Française de Bombay. He is on the National Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He is also very active in the Harvard Business School and M I T Alumni Association in India. The French government awarded him the Ordre national du Mérite in 2002 and the Légion d'Honneur in 2008.

He has also received Life Time Achievement Awards from OTAI (Oil Technologist Association of India) and Chemexcil and the All India Liquid Bulk Importers and Exporters Association (AILBIEA). Recently, the Board of Management of Manav Rachna University has unanimously conferred Mr. Godrej with an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Philosophy. And he has been inducted as Fellow of Indian National Academy of Engineering (INAE). Mr. Godrej is deeply committed to the GOOD and GREEN strategies and achievement of set targets for the Godrej Group. He encourages and supports a shared vision value for all programs of Good and Green.

Vivek Gambhir

Jamshyd N Godrej

Jamshyd Godrej is the Chairman of the Board of Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA.

Jamshyd Godrej is the former Chairman of Ananta Aspen Centre (previously known as Aspen Institute India), Chairman & Trustee of Ananta Centre. He is the President of World Wide Fund for Nature - India. He is the Chairman of the Board of Directors of Shakti Sustainable Energy Foundation, India Resources Trust and Council on Energy, Environment and Water. He is a Director of World Resources Institute, USA. He is also a Trustee of the Asia Society, USA. He is the Past President of Confederation of Indian Industry and also the Past President of the Indian Machine Tool Manufacturers' Association.

Jamshyd Godrej is the Chairman of the CII Sohrabji Godrej Green Business Centre. The Centre is housed in a LEED Platinum demonstration building which is the first green building in India and the greenest building in the world at the time when it was rated. The Green Business Centre is a Centre of Excellence for green buildings, energy efficiency, energy conservation, non-conventional energy sources, water policy, water conservation, etc.

Godrej and Boyce Mfg. Co. Ltd. manufactures and markets refrigerators; washing machines; air conditioners; office furniture; home furniture; security equipment for banks (such as safes, strong room doors, bank lockers, etc.) and for commercial establishments and homes; locks and latches, forklift trucks and warehousing equipment; process equipment for chemical, petrochemical, refineries and allied industries; precision tools for sheet metal, zinc, aluminium; real estate development.

The Godrej group are leaders in home appliances, consumer durables, office equipment, industrial products, consumer products and services.

Jamshyd Godrej is an ardent yachting enthusiast and has done extensive cruising along the west coast of India, the Baltic & North Sea, the Atlantic Ocean and in the Mediterranean Sea.

The President of India conferred on Jamshyd Godrej the "Padma Bhushan" on 3rd April 2003.

Tanya Dubash

Ireena Vittal

Tanya Dubash is a Executive Director of the company. She is Executive Director and Chief Brand Officer of the Godrej Group and is responsible for reinventing the Godrej Brand and charged with evolving the Group to a more Brand-driven organisation.

Tanya is a Director on the Boards of several Godrej Group companies including Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited and Godrej Agrovet Limited. She is also the Chairperson of Godrej Nature's Basket. She heads the Strategic Marketing Group (SMG) that guides the Godrej Masterbrand and portfolio strategy, and chairs a Marketing Council comprising Group Marketing Heads.

Tanya is also on the Board of AIESEC. She is a Trustee of Brown University and a member of the Brown - India Advisory Council. She was recognised by the World Economic Forum as a Young Global Leader in 2007.

She is AB cum laude, Economics & Political Science, Brown University, USA, and an alumnus of the Harvard Business School.

Aman Mehta

Nitin Nabar

Nitin Nabar serves as a Director on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited. He is also the Manufacturing Council Head for the Godrej Group and the Executive Director and President, Godrej Industries Limited (Chemicals).

Nitin started his career with Godrej as an Executive Trainee in 1989 at the erstwhile Godrej Soaps Limited. Over the years, he has worked in leadership positions across diverse business functions including sales, marketing, commodities, exports, imports and purchase.

He played a key role in building and expanding the export market of the Chemicals business. Under his leadership, the business now exports products to over 80 countries.

Nitin also actively champions environmental sustainability initiatives across the business.

Nitin is the Chairman - Cosmetics of Chemexcil, an export promotion council for the chemicals industry. He has also been a member of the taskforce setup by the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers to help in the growth of the oleochemicals industry in India.

Nitin has a B.Sc (Technology) degree from University of Mumbai, Department of Chemical Technology and an MBA from Welingkar Institute of Management, Development & Research in Mumbai.

Keki Elavia

Narendra Ambwani

Keki Elavia is a Chartered Accountant in Public Practice. He serves as a Director on the Board of various listed and unlisted companies.

He is a member of India UK Accountancy Task Force, constituted by the Ministry of Commerce, Government of India. He is also a trustee of educational and medical trusts.

The Reserve Bank of India appointed Keki as a member of the Indian Advisory Committee of the Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Limited, where he was the Chairman of its Audit and Corporate Governance Committee.

Omkar Goswami

Kavas Petigara

Mr. Kavas N. Petigara is the Founder-Partner of Scitech Corporation, which manufacturers a range of Industrial, Institutional and Household Chemical Specialties and Surface-finishing Compounds for the Metal-finishing industry.

He has Bachelor's, Masters and Ch.E. degrees in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA and has extensive experience, spanning more than 4 decades, in chemical and allied industries in India and abroad.

He is an Independent Director on the Boards of Godrej Industries Limited, Godrej & Boyce Mfg. Co. Limited, Godrej Agrovet Limited and Creamline Dairy Products Limited.

Shweta Bhatia

Pippa Tubman Armerding

Ms. Shweta Bhatia had joined Eight Roads Ventures in April 2018 and leads the technology, consumer and financial services (TCF) investments team in India. She has over 15 years of experience in private equity and finance, most recently as Head of Asia Investments for the Venture Capital & Growth Equity team at Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Ms. Shweta Bhatia began her career in the investment banking division of Goldman Sachs based in New York and worked in a growth equity investing role at Warburg Pincus in Mumbai before re-joining Goldman Sachs in 2010. Her key focus sectors include consumer, enterprise SaaS, and fintech including experience with investments such as Whatfix, Chaipoint, Shadowfax, MoEngage, Early Salary and FarEye. Ms. Shweta Bhatia has received an MBA from Harvard Business School and a BA in Computer Science and Economics from Smith College.

Ndidi Nwuneli

Mathew Eipe

Mr. Mathew Eipe joined Godrej Soaps Limited as a management trainee in 1977 after completing his graduate Chemical Engineering studies at IIT Mumbai, and his post graduate studies in Business Management at IIM Calcutta. In 1994, he was appointed as Sr. Vice President Marketing in the Chemicals Division of Godrej Soaps Limited from 1995 to 2000. He led the successful turnaround and integration of GGIC (Gujarat Godrej Innovative Chemicals) with Godrej Soaps Limited. In 2001, after the demerger of Godrej Soaps Limited he was appointed as Executive Director and President (Chemicals) at Godrej Industries Limited and headed the Chemicals business till his retirement in 2013. During 2010 to 2013, he led the team that successfully relocated the Chemicals factory from Vikhroli to a world class manufacturing facility at Ambernath near Mumbai. He served on the Board of Godrej Industries Limited from 2001 till his retirement in 2013. He was a member of the Group Management Committee from 1994 till 2013.

Ganapati Yadav

Sumeet Narang

Dr. Ganapati Yadav is the Founding Vice Chancellor and R. T. Mody Distinguished Professor, and Tata Chemicals Darbari Seth Distinguished Professor of Innovation and Leadership of the Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT), Mumbai. He is J. C. Bose National Fellow, Conjoint Professor University of New Castle, Australia and University of Saskatchewan, Canada. He was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India in 2016 for his outstanding contributions to Science and Engineering. He has won over 125 national and international honours, awards, fellowships, editorships, etc. He has completed B. Chem. Eng. Ph.D. (Tech.), D.Sc. (Hon. Causa, DYPK), FTWAS, FNA, FASc, FNASc, FNAE, FRSC (UK), FISTE , FIChemE (UK), FIIChE, FICS. He is a member of Maharashtra Innovation Council. He is Chairman, Waste Management Expert Committee, DST-Govt of India, and serves on Boards of two companies as Independent Director. Recently he was a member of review of functioning of Central Insecticide Board and Registration Committee of Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers Welfare, Review Committee of IISER Pune, Member of Selection Committee of Directors of IIT, MHRD, etc.

Nadir Godrej

Monaz Noble

Ms. Monaz Noble is the Chief Financial Officer of Novartis Global Service Centre, Hyderabad and Novartis Business Services, India. She is on the Board of Novartis India Limited as a Non-Executive Director and as an Independent Director on the Board of IDBI Federal Life Insurance Co Ltd. Ms. Monaz joined Novartis in 2010 and progressed through roles of increasing responsibilities. In her last role as the Whole Time Director & CFO of Novartis India Limited, she was responsible for providing the Board and Audit Committee with guidance relating to finance and corporate governance, investor relations along with compliance to the Companies Act, Listing Agreement etc. At the overall country level, she is responsible for funding strategy, risk management and statutory audited accounts. Prior to Novartis, she was with Cadbury India Limited, where she was the Company Secretary and held various responsibilities in the areas of tax, treasury, value based management strategy, integrated portfolio management, board governance, investor relations, planning and international business development. Throughout her career, she has led various mergers & acquisitions and legal entity structuring assignments, which has given her rich experience on the perspective of regulators, management, and investors. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree and is a Master of Management Studies with specialization in Finance from Mumbai University, India. She is also an Associate Member of 'The Institute of Company Secretaries of India' and 'The Institute of Cost Accountants of India'.