Board of Directors

Board of Directors

  • K. K. Modi

    K. K. Modi
    Chairman & Managing Director

    • President & Managing Director – Godfrey Philips India Ltd.
    • Chairman - Modi Enterprises

    Under the able leadership of Mr. K. K. Modi, the company got a new perspective, a new outlook and a vision to be a global leader in growth with customer success.

    His ability to orchestrate the multifarious activities at Indofil, along with those of other units in K K Modi Group, viz; chemicals, cigarette & tobacco tea & beverages, consumer products, education, entertainment, network marketing and gourmet restaurants, is a reflection of his dynamism, management skill and business acumen. With a passion for quality and a spirit to reach greater heights, he has partnered with many international companies in various industries of business.


    Management Mantra

    Backed by vast experience gained from over three decades in management, and being a visionary, Mr. Modi, has guided the company to an enviable position of international repute. He firmly believes that the customer is the best judge of our products. It is crucial to understand the customer’s stated & unstated needs, and accordingly develop the latest technologies that are applicable across industries and cultures.


    Industry Representation

    • President of Confederation of Asia Pacific Chambers of Commerce & Industry – C A C C I
    • Patron of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry (ICCI)
    • Member of Board of Governors, Indian Institute Of Management – Lucknow
    • Life Member – All India Heart Foundation Delhi
    • Former President – FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry)
    • Former President – PHD Chamber of Commerce & Industry.
  • Ms. Charu Modi

    Ms. Charu Modi
    Executive Director

    Ms. Charu Modi is well known entrepreneur from India and is one of the promoter of K.K. Modi Group, a multibillion dollar Group with interests that span across a diverse range of businesses; namely agrochemicals, tobacco, tea and beverages, education, entertainment, direct selling, cosmetics, retail, fashion, luxury and gourmet restaurants.

    She is also the Vice Chairperson and CEO of the Modi Academic International Institute and Executive Director, Indofil Industries Limited.Having studied at some of the best educational institutions such as the Lady Shriram College, New Delhi and Thunderbird – The American Graduate School of International Management, USA, where she acquired an MBA degree, Charu Modi understood the need to introduce international level education in India in order to equip the youth to compete at a global level even while she was pursuing her own education. And accordingly, she chose her path to concur with her profound interest in academics and a vision of imparting the best education to Indian students, right here, in their own country. In depth knowledge and strong interest in academics gave her the ability to envision a future wherein the finest global education was easily accessible by deserving Indian students.

    A complete go-getter and achiever, who believes in translating her aspirations into reality, at present, she is heading the educational initiative of the Group and has established world-class institutions in India in collaboration with leading international academic bodies. Charu Modi continues to pursue higher academic specialization in her area of expertise and her constant quest is to effectively blend the Indian ethos of learning with the Western system of education. Her wisdom and experience enable her to constantly scale new heights as an academician whilst she concentrates her efforts towards achieving the Group’s overall vision of becoming a global leader.

    Interestingly, her passion lies in travelling and she unwinds by taking wildlife safaris in Africa and India to recharge and rejuvenate herself. A force to reckon with, she truly represents what a modern, global, dynamic woman is all about and believes in the popular words stated by yet another dynamic world leader Nelson Mandela, who said, “Education is the most powerful weapon which you can use to change the world.”


    INDUSTRY FOCUS

    Her Current research interest includes study of Migration of Paramedical Staff from India to post Industrial West – A select diagnostic analysis.


    RECOGNITION

    • Rising Star Award – TAA 2004 – by Thunderbird Alumni Association (The American Graduate School of International Management – USA)
    • Guest of Honor at Higher Education Summit by Delhi Management Association (DMA) to deliberate on Management Education in India
    • Member of Young Presidents Organisation(YPO)

     

  • Samir Kumar Modi

    Samir Kumar Modi
    Director

    Executive Director – Godfrey Philips India Ltd.

    Mr. Samir Modi was instrumental in starting the first Indian network marketing company – MODICARE, marketing consumer products.

    The company has now 1 million consultants, providing products, knowledge and employment with a turnover of Rs. 70 crores. Mr. Samir Modi’s interest in different kinds of consumer products has helped him in starting new business ventures and making these successful.
    He founded ColorBar Cosmetics in 2004, and within a span of two years ColorBar has managed to garner 10% of the cosmetics market share in North India. He also is the brain behind India’s first of its kind convenience store – Twenty Four Seven Retail Stores that are open 24 hours, 7 days a week in 2005 Twenty Four Seven Stores offer Indian consumer a complete international shopping experience with a wide range of products from ready-to-eat food, beverages, groceries provisions, pharmacy to various convenient services from Bill Payment, International & Domestic Courier, Online Movie Tickets and lots more round the clock.


    Social Responsibility

    HIV / AIDS is a cause very close to Mr. Samir’s heart, for he believes that HIV / AIDS is something that will affect India in the near future. In 1996, he established the Modicare Foundation to prevent the spread of AIDS, enhance awareness and erase myths and misconceptions surrounding the disease.


    Industry Representation

    • Former President of International Tobacco Company.
    • Former Director Beacon Travels Private Ltd.
  • Aliya Modi

    Aliya Modi
    Director

    Ms Aliya Modi has graduated from Brandeis University located in Waltham,   Massachusetts, United States. She holds the Degree in Bachelor of Arts, Major in Art History, Criticism and Conservation. Given her international qualification, experience and credentials, the Board is confident that it will help Indofil increase its international market. She joined the Board on 18th March, 2016
     

  • M. N. Thakkar

    M. N. Thakkar
    Director

    Mr. M. N. Thakkar is a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1967 and was the Senior Partner of M/s N. M. Raiji & Co., Chartered Accountants,  Mumbai. He has very rich experience in handling Accounting, Auditing and Management Consultancy matters of large corporate clients in diversified sectors. He occupies the following prestigious positions


    Director

    • Director – Samkrg Pistons & Rings Limited.
    • Director- Bangalore Softsell Limited.
    • Director- Haldyn Corporation limited
  • S. K. Alagh

    S. K. Alagh
    Director

    Mr. Sunil K. Alagh a graduate from St Xavier’s College – Calcutta and a postgraduate in Marketing from The Indian Institute of Management(IIM)  Calcutta, has rich experience in marketing and brand building strategies. During his tenure as MD, Britannia figured in the Forbes List of 300 Best Companies in the World in 1999, 2000 and 2002. It also became the most trusted Food Brand in India in 2002.


    Industry Representation

    • Non Executive Director- United Breweries Ltd. (JV of Heineken and Mallya Group)
    • Non Executive Director – Gati Ltd.
    • Chairman of SKA Advisors Pvt. Ltd.
    • Member of Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
    • Member of Governing Board of the Indian Music Group of St Xavier’s College – Mumbai
    • Member of the Advisory Board of Jawaharlal Darda Institute of Engineering & Technology, Yavatmal.
    • Former Managing Director & CEO – Britannia Industries Ltd.
    • Former President – The Federation of Biscuit Manufactures of India
    • Former President – The Bangalore Chamber of Commerce & Industry
    • Former President – All India Management Association – Delhi
    • Former Member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Indore
    • Former Member of the Governing Council of the National Institute of Design  Ahmedabad.
    • Former Member of the Board of IL & FS Investmart Ltd.
    • Former Member of the Indian Advisory Board of Schindler Management Ltd, Switzerland.

    Hall Of Fame

    • Gold Medal – Kashalkar Memorial Award – 2000 (Outstanding contribution to Food Processing Industry In India)
    • Finalist – Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the year Award 2002
  • Sanjay Buch

    Sanjay Buch
    Director

    Mr. Sanjay Buch, a Practicing Advocate & Solicitor in the High Court of Judicature at Mumbai, India.
    During the period of last 20 years of legal practice, Mr. Sanjay Buch has been personally advising several companies including large domestic and international corporations having their establishments in India on inter-alia on variety of subjects. Besides Business & Corporate law practice, Mr. Sanjay Buch practices in the area of Transaction Advisory (including Mergers and Acquisitions) and has been advising several Fortune 500 companies large and medium domestic corporations, domestic and international lending agencies and foreign banks having their establishments in India for over last twenty years on the following:


    • Corporate laws which include Indian Company Law (Companies Act, 1956), Securities law (Securities Exchange Board of India Act, 1992), Take Over laws, Insider Trading, law relating Limited Liability Partnerships, Exchange Control Regulations and outbound investments (Foreign Exchange Management Act, 1999), Inbound investments under FDI Policy, Anti Trust Regulations (The Competition Act, 2002) and related legislation. Rendering advisory services in the field of banking and Non-banking Financial Services Sector
    • Transaction advisory including Mergers and Acquisitions successfully structured and assisted domestic corporations and multinational corporations in their acquisitions and mergers transactions in India
    • Joint Ventures and Foreign Collaboration successfully advised several Multinationals including Fortune 500 Companies for their joint ventures in India
    • Structuring and preparation of Commercial Agreements and documents including Joint Ventures, Foreign Collaboration, Franchise, Distribution, Dealerships, acquisition of shares/share purchase, business/assets transfer agreements, License Agreements, property agreements and miscellaneous documentation in the field of Transfer of Property, Intellectual Property, Information Technology.
    • Giving general legal opinions/advice by studying various statutes, Indian laws, rules and regulations including Corporate & Business Laws with special reference to Industrial Licensing, Banking & Foreign Exchange Regulations Foreign Financial & Technical Collaborations, Acquisitions, the implications thereof in the filed of companies and corporations

    CONFERENCES & SEMINARS

    Participated in and read papers on a wide variety of subjects relating to the various laws at a number of conferences and seminars organized by institutions such as Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Institute of Chartered Secretaries of India, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society, Chamber of Tax Consultants, Indian Merchants Chamber, Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa and Bombay Incorporated Law Society.


    PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

    The Bar Council of Maharashtra & Goa & The Bombay Incorporated Law Society.


    INDEPENDENT DIRECTORSHIPS

    DIL Limited, Fermenta Bio – tech Limited and Indofil Industries Limited

  • Manoj Singh

    Manoj Singh
    Non – Executive Independent Director - Indofil Industries Ltd.

    Mr. Manoj Singh, I.A.S., is the Nominee Director of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Kanpur and a Senior Officer in the Government of Uttar Pradesh.  He is the Managing Director of Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd., Kanpur.  He has held various senior positions in the Government of Uttar Pradesh and Government  of India.  Mr. Manoj Singh has joined the Board effective June 06, 2012

  • S. Lakshminarayanan

    S. Lakshminarayanan
    Independent Director

    Mr. S. Lakshminarayanan has more than 36 long years of service in the Indian Government. He holds master’s degree in Science in Chemistry and post graduate diploma from University of Manchester (U.K.) in Advanced Social & Economic Studies. Mr. Lakshminarayanan is a member of the Indian Administrative Service (IAS-retired) and as such held several senior positions in the Ministry of Home Affairs, Ministry of Communications and Information Technology, Ministry of Information and Broadcasting of the Government of India and in the Department of Tourism, Culture and Public Relations, Department of Mines, Mineral Resources, Revenue and Relief and Rehabilitation of the Government of Madhya Pradesh.His last assignment with the Government was Secretary in the Union Ministry of Home Affairs. During his tenure with the Government of India, he had travelled extensively all over the world. He has served as Vice Chairman in UNESCO’s Communication Development Program in Paris, for 5 years. He was also awarded the Honorary of Doctorate Degree by Forode Federaciones, Mexico in March 2008,


    Presently, Mr. Lakshminarayanan is holding the following positions:-

    • Independent Director in the Shriram Transport Finance Co. Ltd.’s Board of Directors, which is the largest Non-Banking Financial Company in India.
    • Independent Director in the Shriram Life Insurance Co. Ltd.’s Board of Directors
    • Chairman Shriram Automall Ltd.
    • Board of Trustees of Lilavati Hospital and Research Centre, Mumbai, which is one of the best Hospitals in India.
    • In the Advisory Board of Hughes Communication India Ltd., which is an American Multinational
    • In the Advisory Board of NXP Semiconductors Pvt. Ltd., which is an Austria based Chip manufacturing Multinational
    • Director – Corporate Affairs, SUN Group
    • Chairman, ELCOM Group
  • Dr. Atchutuni L. Rao

    Dr. Atchutuni L. Rao
    Director – Manufacturing, Operations and Safety

    Dr. Atchutuni L. Rao, Director – Manufacturing, Operations and Safety joined Indofil in February, 2012. Prior to joining Indofil, he worked with Clariant Chemicals India Limited and at Clariant International for 19 years in various positions as Technical Manager, General Manager Production, as Vice President and Head of Roha plant.

    Dr. Rao has a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Technology from UDCT, Mumbai, M.Tech Degree from IIT, Delhi and Ph.D in Chemistry from South Gujarat University. He has attended Advanced Management Program at Harvard Business School, USA. He joined the Board on 18th March, 2016.