EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Unnathan Shekhar – Managing Director

Mr. Unnathan Shekhar is the Managing Director of our Company.
He has been associated with our Company since May 20, 1986. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 30 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry. He is a recipient of the “Distinguished Alumnus Award for 1998” conferred by the University Department of Chemical Technology Alumni Association. As a Managing Director of our Company, he looks after overall management of our Company's Business and Operations.


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Ganesh Kamath - Executive Director-Finance & CFO

Mr. Kasargod Ganesh Kamath is the Executive Director (Finance) and the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since September 10, 2004. He is a qualified Company Secretary from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Work Accountants of India. He was also an associate of The Institute of Bankers, London and The Indian Institute of Bankers. He also holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree from the Mangalore University. He joined our Company in 2004 as General Manager – Finance and Company Secretary. In the year 2014 he was given the responsibilities of Special Projects and was designated as Vice President – Special Projects. He joined our Board with effect from April 1, 2017. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial sector.
As the Executive Director-Finance & CFO, he looks after Finance, Information Technology and Systems and Corporate Governance Processes.


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K. Natarajan (Executive Director & COO)

Mr. K. Natarajan is an Executive Director and the Chief Operating Officer of our Company.
He has been associated with our Company since April 21, 1993. He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai and is a Cost Accountant from the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He completed the Advanced Management Programme from the Harvard Business School in May 2016. Since joining Galaxy in April 1993, he has headed diverse functions including Finance, IT, Business Creation, Business Commercial, Global Sourcing and Supply Chain and was designated as Chief of Operations in December 2009.
Prior to joining our Company, he worked with Indian Organic Chemicals Limited as Deputy Manager (Finance).


NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTORS

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Shekhar Ravindranath

Mr. Shekhar Ravindranath Warriar is the Chairman and a Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company.
He has been associated with our Company since June 29, 2007. He was a fellow member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He has been associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited for more than 30 years in various capacities. He was the former Managing Director - Foods Division, Executive Director (Beverages) and Divisional Vice President Commercial for Detergents at Hindustan Unilever Limited.


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G.Ramakrishnan

Mr. Gopalkrishnan Ramakrishnan is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since May 20, 1986. He holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from University of Bombay. He is a 'fellow member' of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He is also a qualified Company Secretary from The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He was awarded with “The Lotus Foundation Scholarship” for the year 1974, “The M.R. DeSouza Scholarship for the year 1974” and the “National Scholarship Scheme – 1974-75” by the Government of India to pursue Masters Degree in Commerce and was also awarded with a general proficiency - silver medal and Certificate of Merit for securing the first position in India in the Final Cost Accountancy Examination, 1997. He has over 30 years of experience in Personal and Home Care in the area of Business Creation and Marketing.


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Dr. Nirmal Koshti

Dr. Nirmal Koshti is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a Ph. D. in Organic Chemistry (University of Bombay) and has several years of post-doctoral research experience in academia (University of East Anglia, England, New Mexico State University and Texas A & M University, USA). He has been associated with our Company since inception and has been looking after our research and development division since then. He has been in the forefront of creating products, processes and IP for Galaxy.


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Vaijanath Kulkarni

Mr. Vaijanath Kulkarni is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since June 17, 1995. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from Shivaji University, Kolhapur.
He has also attended the Global Advance Management Programme for Global Leadership – 2009 from the Indian School of Business, India and the Kellogg School of Management, USA. He started his career with our Company as a Chemical Process Engineer and has been associated with our Company for the past 20 years. He is currently the managing director of Galaxy Chemicals (Egypt) S.A.E.


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Subodh S. Nadkarni

Mr. Subodh Satchitanand Nadkarni is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since August 16, 2002. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce from University of Mumbai. He was a ‘fellow member’ of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has more than 30 years of experience in the field of finance, commerce, project management, sales, marketing, human resources management and general administration. Prior to joining our Company, he was associated with Godrej Soaps Limited as the Financial Controller. He was the managing director and chief executive officer of Sulzer India Limited, President (Asia-Pacific and Australia) of Sulzer Chemtech Pte Limited, (Singapore), Regional Manager, (Europe, Middle East and Asia) Sulzer Turbo Services Venlo B.V. (The Netherlands) and Head (Europe, Middle East and Africa), Rotating Equipment Services of Sulzer Management Limited (Switzerland). Currently, he is the President (Asia Pacific, Australia), Rotating Equipment Services Division of Sulzer Singapore Pte Ltd. (Singapore).


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Sudhir D. Patil

Mr. Sudhir Dattaram Patil is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since May 20, 1986. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the University Department of Chemical Technology, Mumbai. He has over 30 years of experience in the chemical manufacturing industry and is a recipient of the “Distinguished Alumnus Award for 1998” conferred by University Department of Chemical Technology Alumni Association.


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M. G. Parameswaran

Mr. Melarkode Ganesan Parameswaran is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. He has been associated with our Company since September 24, 2005. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He is also a PhD from Mumbai University and has completed the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He recently completed his term as Advisor to FCB Ulka Advertising, where he had a career spanning 25 years. He joined Ulka Advertising in 1989 as Vice President, South and later became Executive Director and CEO of FCB Ulka Advertising – part of FCB Worldwide and the Interpublic Group, USA during which time he set up various divisions such as Digital, Direct and Healthcare practices and Cogito Consulting. He was earlier associated with The Boots Company (India) Limited as a Marketing Planning Manager and United Database (India) Private Limited as General Manager (Sales). He serves as an adjunct professor at S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research. He is an independent director at Qube Cinema Technologies Private Limited. He has a brand advisory website titled www.brandbuilding.com and serves as a coach and mentor for brand building. He was a member in the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (2007-2017) and a recipient of “Distinguished Alumni Award” from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras in 2009. He has over 30 years of experience in marketing and advertising industry. He is also a member of Advisory Committee for SEBI Investor Protection and Education Fund.


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Nandita Gurjar

Ms. Nandita Gurjar is a Non-Executive and Independent Director of our Company. She has been associated with our Company since February 1, 2015. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Arts and Master’s degree in Psychology from Osmania University. She is also an alumnus from the Harvard Business School having completed the Advanced Management program in 2014. She has over 20 years of experience in the field of Information Technology and Human Resource. She has worked with organizations like Wipro and Infosys and was Group Head – Human Resource Development (Vice President) at Infosys. Currently, she is an advisor to start-ups in the HR technology space and to Great Place Research & Consultancy Private Limited.