Mr. Bhaskar Bhat was appointed on the Board of the Company as Non-Executive, Non-Independent Director in October 2015.
Mr. Bhat is a B. Tech (Mechanical Engineering) degree holder of IIT – Madras, and a post graduate diploma holder in Management from IIM – Ahmedabad.
Mr. Bhat has extensive experience and expertise in Sales and Marketing. He started his career as a management trainee with Godrej & Boyce Manufacturing Co. In 1983, he joined the Tata Watch Project (initiated at Tata Press Ltd.) and has since then been associated with the Tata Watch Project, which later became Titan Watches Ltd., and now Titan Company Ltd. At Titan, Mr. Bhat has dealt with Sales & Marketing, HR, International Business and various general managerial assignments. Mr. Bhat is the Managing Director of Titan Company Ltd. since 1st April, 2002.
Mr. Bhat is a member of the Governing Council at the T. A. Pai Management Institute, Manipal and the SDM Institute of Management and Development, Mysore. He was awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award of IIT Madras in 2008.
Address: Titan Company Ltd., Corporate Office, 132/133, Divyashree Technopolis, Yemalur, off Old Airport Road, Bangalore - 560 037
Mr. Veeramani Shankar joined the Company on 1st December, 2005, as Chief Operating Officer. He was appointed Executive Director of the Company with effect from 13th March, 2007 and subsequently as Managing Director from 15th January, 2009.
Mr. Shankar is a Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant, Company Secretary and a Law Graduate.
Prior to joining the Company, Mr. Shankar had worked with Tata Chemicals Ltd. as Chief Operating Officer, Phosphates Business. Prior to that, he was with Hindustan Lever Ltd. from 1986 to 2004. He served in various capacities in the Unilever Group of Companies and was responsible for the Seeds business and later, the Fertlisers Business.
Address: Rallis India Ltd., 156/157, 15th Floor, Nariman Bhavan, 227, Nariman Point, Mumbai 400 021.
Mr. Prakash R. Rastogi, Non-Executive, Independent Director, was appointed on the Board of the Company in March 2007.
Mr. Rastogi is M. Sc. Tech from Bombay University and has a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management.
Mr. Rastogi worked with Sandoz India from 1974 till 1994, when he was Vice President and Head of the Chemicals Division before it was de-merged to become Clariant India Ltd. He was then appointed the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Clariant, which position he held till his retirement from the Company.
Address: 2, Blooming Heights, 4, Pali Hills, Bandra, Mumbai 400 050.
Mr. Bharat Vasani, Non-Executive Director, was appointed on the Board of the Company in March 2007.
Mr. Vasani is B. Com., L.L.B. and a Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India.
Mr. Vasani is the Chief, Legal and Group General Counsel for the Tata Group and has been with Tata Sons Ltd. since December 2000. He has nearly 35 years’ experience as a corporate lawyer, and has worked with Phillips India Ltd., NOCIL and Dow Chemical International Ltd.
Mr. Mukundan, Non-Executive Director, was appointed on the Board of the Company in December 2009.
Mr. Mukundan is an Electrical Engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and MBA from FMS, Delhi University. He has also attended the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School in 2008.
Mr. Mukundan has wide experience in the field of Strategy & Business Development, Corporate Quality & Business Excellence, Corporate Planning and Manufacturing. He was the Executive Vice President of the Global Chemicals Business and Consumer Products in Tata Chemicals Ltd. from 2007 and is currently its Managing Director.
Dr. Y. S. P. Thorat, Non-Executive, Independent Director, is on the Board of the Company since July 2011.
Dr. Thorat holds a Doctorate in Economics and degrees in Political Science and Law.
Dr. Thorat served Reserve Bank of India (RBI) from 1972 to 2003 in various capacities, including as Executive Director. He has also served NABARD as Managing Director from 2004 and was appointed as its Chairman in 2006 and served the Institution in that capacity until November 2007. He was also associated at the policy level with Vaidyanathan Committees on the Short Term and Long Term Cooperative Credit Structure as Member Secretary and as Chairman of the Expert Groups on Credit Deposit Ratio and Investment Credit appointed by the Government of India (GOI) and RBI respectively. He was also appointed Chairman, Expert Group on Sugar Policy constituted by the GOI in 2008. Presently, he is on the Boards of several companies and is also Chief Executive Officer of Rajiv Gandhi Charitable Trust.
Dr. Punita Kumar Sinha was appointed on the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive, Independent Director in March 2014.
Dr. Kumar-Sinha has a Ph.D. in Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania and Master of Business Administration from Drexel University, Philadelphia. She also has a degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi.
In a career spanning over 25 years, Dr. Kumar-Sinha has deep expertise in Indian as well as global financial markets and economics. She served as Senior Managing Director of The Blackstone Group LP and Chief Investment Officer of Blackstone Asia Advisors L.L.C. She was also the CIO and Senior Portfolio Manager of the NYSE listed India Fund Inc. and Asia Tigers Fund Inc. Prior to joining Blackstone, she served as Managing Director and Senior Portfolio Manager at Oppenheimer & Co. and CIBC World Markets. She was also a Portfolio Manager on the emerging markets team at Batterymarch Financial Management Inc. and an international equity management team member at Standish Ayer. She is the Founder and Managing Partner of Pacific Paradigm Advisors, LLC. She is also a Member of the US Council on Foreign Relations, a Chartered Financial Analyst and a Member of CFA Institute.
Mrs. Padmini Khare Kaicker, was appointed on the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive, Independent Director in July 2016.
Mrs. Kaicker holds a B. Sc. Degree in Mathematics. She is also a Certified Public Accountant (USA) and a Diploma holder in Business Finance from the Institute of Chartered Financial Analysts of India.
Mrs. Kaicker is the Managing Partner of B. K. Khare & Co., one of the leading and respected Indian Accounting Firms, serving the profession for almost five decades. She has over 24 years of experience serving large and mid-sized clients in several sectors in areas of Audit, Taxation, Corporate Finance, Corporate Advisory, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, M&A and restructuring initiatives.
Dr. C. V. Natraj, was appointed on the Board of the Company as a Non-Executive, Independent Director in July 2016.
Dr. Natraj holds a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He also has post doctoral research experience in Biochemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Dr. Natraj has more than 30 years of experience in research. He headed the Research function as Director on the Board of Hindustan Lever Ltd. and later went on to lead the Corporate Research function for Unilever as Senior Vice President. He is currently serving on the Science and Engineering Research Board of the Department of Science and Technology. He is also the Technical Advisor to the Indian Institute of Science.