Our Board of Directors

Ashwin C. Shroff - Chairman

 Mr. Ashwin C. Shroff, Chairman & Managing Director of Excel Industries Ltd. He is a Science graduate and started his career in 1965 as a young trainee and has grown to spearhead Excel Industries Ltd. Along these years of growth, both Excel Industries Ltd. and Mr. Shroff have emerged stronger, helping the growth of Industrial chemicals, Agro chemicals and Environment related businesses. He was the President of Indian Chemical Manufactures Association (now Indian Chemical Council) during 1996–1998. He has been a leading spokesperson of chemical industry and has represented various issues of the industry to the Government of India. He is connected with various NGOs. He is member of FICCI Environment Committee and FICCI Chemicals Committee. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies:
• Excel Industries Ltd. (Chairman & Managing Director)
• Excel Crop Care Ltd. (Chairman)
• Transpek-Silox Industry Ltd. (Chairman)
• Excel Industries (Australia) Pty. Ltd. Australia.
• Kamaljyot Investment Ltd.
• Waxsam Ltd., Hong Kong.
• Centre for Bharatiya Management Development
• Development & Eco-friendly Enterprises
• Federation of Kutch Industries Association

Atul G. Shroff

Mr. Atul G. Shroff, who had been the Managing Director of the Company from 1981 to November 2017, has grown through the ranks of the Company since its inception in 1965. A people’s man, he is known to be found moving on the shop-floor, and having a direct rapport with most of its workforce which constitutes the Transpek family. His vision envisages the setting up of a global network. His keen sense of understanding the chemical processes has resulted in development of several innovative and appropriate improvements in our various plants.
He is committed to develop Transpek into a world class company, where each employee is a proud partner. He strives to harness the most innovative and appropriate technologies for manufacturing chemicals having complex chemistry with due concern to the environment and safety of all employees and the neighborhoods.
During his tenure the Company has made all round progress emerging as a forward – looking organization with zeal to become a world-class organization. After hiving off the Sulphoxylates Business to a Joint Venture Company, Transpek-Silox Industry Ltd., he has steered the Company out of the difficulties into a self-sustaining organization of international standard by providing entrepreneurial inputs and adding products that have new applications and by arranging backward and forward integration synergy – thus improving in-house generation of important raw-materials and increasing in-house consumption of existing product. The Company is one of the largest Thionyl Chloride (TC) producing companies in India and comparable to some world ranking companies.
Mr. Atul Shroff also provides his expertise and services to various public and private limited companies as a Director / Chairman on their Boards. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies:
• Transchem Agritech Ltd. (Chairman)
• Excel Industries Ltd.
• Madison Investments Private Limited
• Transpek Industry (Europe) Limited

Bimal Mehta - Managing Director

Mr. Bimal V. Mehta is a qualified Chartered Accountant by profession. He has worked on senior level positions in several Indian and multi-national companies. His last appointment was as Managing Director of Nibbana Ltd., Mauritius, a joint venture between TML Industries Ltd., Vadodara and State Investment Corporation of the Govt. of Mauritius. He has several achievements, some of which are: Started many plants of Lear Corporation (U.S. Fortune 500 multinational) in India and established firmly the business of Lear in India, managed successfully the first international interiors programme for Mahindra Scorpio SUV and effective consulting in business strategy, financial planning and restructuring and technology initiatives for many small, medium and large organizations.

Ninad D. Gupte

Mr. Ninad Gupte has a B.Sc degree from Bombay University, PGDBM-Equivalent to MBA (XLRI-Jamshedpur), and Diploma in Tax Management (Bajaj Institute of Management-Bombay University). He has 39 years of experience with the industry in the field of chemicals, petrochemicals and agrochemicals, a significant part of which was in key positions in companies such as Excel Industries Limited, BASF India Limited, Herdillia Chemicals Limited and Cheminova India Limited. He was the Joint Managing Director of Excel Crop Care Ltd., having an annual turnover of more than Rs.900 crores. Prior to that he was the Managing Director of Agrocel Industries Ltd. He had worked with Indian as well as multinational companies at various senior level positions. Before his appointment as the Managing Director of Agrocel Industries Ltd., Shri Gupte was the Managing Director of Cheminova India Ltd., a Danish multinational, having an annual turnover of about Rs.275 crores.
Shri Ninad D. Gupte has been actively involved in various industry associations in senior positions to promote the cause of various industries in which he has operated. He has held the position of Vice-Chairman of Crop Care Federation of India – an Industry body of Agrochemicals manufacturers. He had also held the position of member of Chemicals panel of Export Promotion Council for Chemicals (CHEMEXIL). Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies.
• TML Industries Ltd.
• Transpek Industry (Europe) Ltd.
• Croplife India
• Excel Crop Care (Europe) NV
• Excel Crop Care (Australia) Pty. Ltd.

Dr. Bernd Dill

Dr. Bernd Dill, a German national, completed his school and university education with emphasis on mathematics and natural sciences, Doctoral Thesis in Chemistry “Summa Cum Laude” at Frankfurt University. Subsequently, he spent 28 years with Ciba Geigy in various international senior assignments. Recently, he has left his latest position as Executive Vice President Technology of Lurgi AG in Frankfurt and started his own company, Dr. Bernd Dill Consulting, based in Germany and Switzerland. He has a solid technical background, extensive experience in managing people from culturally very different environments and identification and recognition of talented and outstanding people, strong business and customer orientation, negotiating skills and experience, coupled with initiative, drive and result orientation. He holds membership of several professional organizations, some of which are National Technology and Environment Council of the German Chemical Industry Association, British Chemical Industry Association, American Chemical Society, Optical Society of America, etc. He is also a member of the publishers’ Board for Roempp’s Chemical Encyclopedia. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies:

• Sasol/Lurgi, South Africa

Dipesh K. Shroff

Mr. Dipesh K. Shroff (son of Chairman Emeritus, Shri Kantisen C. Shroff) having done Diploma in Civil Engineering, M.E.P. from IIM, Ahmedabad and OPM from Harvard Business School, Boston, is presently the Managing Director of Excel Crop Care Ltd., a listed company and of Agrocel Industries Limited.

He is also trustee of Vivekananda Research & Training Institute, Kutch, Founder Director of International Resources for Fairer Trade, Mumbai and Trustee & Adviser of “Shrujan”. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies:
• Excel Crop Care Ltd.(Managing Director)
• Excel Industries Ltd.
• Shroffs Engineering Ltd.
• Agrocel Industries Pvt. Ltd.
• Hyderabad Chemical Pvt. Ltd.
• Hyderabad Chemical Products Pvt. Ltd.
• Kutch Crop Services Ltd.
• Shrodip Investments Private Limited
• Dipkanti Investments and Financing Private Limited
• Devnidhi Plastics Pvt. Ltd.
• Pritami Investments Pvt. Ltd.
• TML Industries Limited
• Federation of Kutch Industries Association
• Neo Seeds India Pvt. Limited
• ECCL Investments and Finance Limited
• Nectar Crop Sciences Pvt. Limited
• Vibrant Greentech Pvt. Limited
• Excel Crop Care (Europe) N. V.
• Excel Crop Care (Australia) Pty. Limited
• Excel Crop Care (Africa Limited, Tanzania)

Ravi A. Shroff

Mr. Ravi Ashwin Shroff is having good academic background. He is B.E. (Chemical Engineering) and M.S. (Chemistry). He has already shouldered the responsibility of Anshul Specialty Molecules Limited, Mumbai, India, in the capacity of CEO & Executive Director and is presently Director of the said company. He is also holding directorship in four private limited companies and one Investment Company and is a partner in M/s. Anshul Life Sciences (formerly M/s. Anshul Agencies), Mumbai. Presently he is the Executive Director in Excel Industries Limited. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies.
• Brihat Investments Pvt. Ltd.
• Harijash Investment Pvt. Ltd.
• Nuevo Telesoft Pvt. Ltd.
• Anshul Specialty Molecules Pvt. Limited
• Utkarsh Global Holding Private Limited
• Kamaljyot Investments Limited
• Transpek Industry (Europe) Limited
• TML Industries Limited
• Mobitrash Recycle Ventures Pvt. Limited.
• Microbiome Research Pvt. Limited

Nimish U. Patel

Mr. Nimish U. Patel, aged 48 years, has 23 years of experience with the industry in the field of Electro Plating, Textile and Pharma Industries. He is the Managing Director of Shri Dinesh Mills Ltd. since 2010. He is also holding the position of Director in Ultramarine & Pigments Limited. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Dinesh Remedies Limited, a subsidiary of Shri Dinesh Mills Limited., He is also the Managing Trustee of Shri Maganbhai B. Patel’s Charity Trust and Trustee of Shri Dinesh Foundation. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies.
• Shri Dinesh Mills Ltd.
• Ultramarine & Pigments Ltd.
• Dinesh Remedies Ltd.

Geeta A. Goradia

Mrs. Geeta Goradia is by qualification MA Honors in Industrial Economics and Law from Maharaja Sayajirao University of Vadodara. She started her career as a Management Trainee in Mukund Iron & Steel Works, Mumbai in the year 1975 and reached to a level of Managing Director of renowned Company of Vadodara viz. Jewel Consumer Care Private Limited. She has proved herself to be a successful entrepreneur. She has also held the position of President of Federation of Gujarat Industries (FGI). She has also been awarded with many recognitions and prestigious awards during the timeline of her successful career.

She is also Senate and Syndicate member of Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda.
She is also a member of the Member of the Gujarat State Social Security Board of Labour and Employment Department – Government of Gujarat since 2011, Member, Advisory Committee Micro small & Medium Enterprises Government of Gujarat since 2011 and Member of Academic Council & Governing Body of Parul Institute of Management, Vadodara. Over and above this she is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies.

• Pioneer Furnaces Private Limited
• Jewel Consumer Care Private Limited
• Panasonic Energy India Company Limited
• Co-operative Bank of Baroda Limited
• Gujarat State Fertilizers Corporation Limited
• Gujarat State Energy Conservation Limited

Hemant J. Bhatt

Mr. Hemant Bhatt is having 29 years of post qualification experience in the financial domain. The scope of excellence includes Auditing (Statutory & Internal), Project consulting, Fund syndication, Merchant Banking Activities, Financial Consulting, Risk Management, Corporate Governance, Six Sigma, IFRS, XBRL, SOX.

He had been designated as the head of Gujarat Operations for BDO Consulting Pvt. Ltd. (a member firm of BDO International, 5th largest accounting firm of the world) for around a year. Prior to that he was a Partner for five years in Haribhakti & Co., a Mumbai based Chartered Accountancy firm having its presence in more than 33 major cities in India.

He has handled various prestigious assignments of joint sectors like GSFC, GNFC, GACL, GMDC, Sardar Sarovar Nigam Limited, GIFT; private sector entities like Reliance, ADAG, S Kumars etc. and other entities like NDDB, Agakhan Foundation etc.

He has carried out Central audit of Bank of India, State Bank of India, Punjab National Bank, HDFC Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, Internal Central audit of Kotak Mahindra, Yes Bank; Information Security central audit of Citi Bank (Indian Operations), ICICI Bank and Insurance Companies like ICICI Prudential Life, HDFC Standard Life, Bajaj Life etc.

He has also carried out audit in education sector like management audit of Mudra Institute of Ahmedabad (MICA), Internal Audit of Whistling Woods International (Mukta Arts – Subhash Ghai), manuals preparations for Sohar University, Oman and other assignments for National Institute of Design (NID). He has also acted as Lecturer in BBA College, Junagadh.

He also has exposure of International assignments in USA, Malaysia and Middle East Countries. Over and above this he is also holding Directorship in following Public and Private Limited companies

• Atul Auto Ltd.