Deepak Nitrite is a leading supplier of organic, inorganic and fine chemicals to global chemical majors.
Board of Directors
Mr. C.K. Mehta, Chairman-Emeritus
A pioneer and a visionary with over five decades of versatile experience in the Chemical Trade and Industry, Mr. C.K. Mehta is a first generation entrepreneur who founded Deepak Nitrite. He is credited with leading an able Board and laying the foundation of a strong professionally driven organisation on principles of deep-rooted values and commitment to excellence. Today, he provides the overall strategic business direction to Deepak Nitrite Ltd.
His aspiration to usher a social change has inspired Deepak Nitrite to look beyond business needs. He has been instrumental in initiating many of the Company's CSR initiatives and in establishing the Deepak Foundation.
Mr. Deepak C. Mehta, Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. D.C. Mehta's business acumen, leadership skills and dynamism have enabled Deepak Nitrite to take swift strides forward and achieve many milestones in the last 34 years.
An active participant at industry forums, he has been the Chairman of the National Chemicals Committee at FICCI. He is a science graduate from the University of Bombay.
Mr. Ajay C. Mehta, Director
With extensive experience, a comprehensive approach and industry foresight, Mr. A.C. Mehta has paved the way for innovation and excellence at Deepak Nitrite Ltd. He has been actively associated with the organisation since 1984. He is a science graduate with Honours and a post graduate in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas, USA.
Mr. Umesh Asaikar, Executive Director & CEO
Mr. Umesh Asaikar has been associated with Deepak Nitrite Ltd. as a Chief Executive Officer since September 2008. Previously, he was associated with Defiance Knitting Industries Ltd., Mumbai.
He has over 34 years of varied experience in sales, commercial purchase and business management and has held various leadership positions in companies such as Parke Davis, Nicholas Piramal and Piramal Glass etc.
In addition to a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT, Mumbai, and a Master's degree in Management Science from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, he is also the member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India.
Mr. Sanjay Upadhyay, Director - Finance & CFO
Mr. Sanjay Upadhyay is an Associate Member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India. He is also a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has also completed Advanced Management Program from Wharton, USA.
He has a vast experience in the areas of Finance, Accounts, Commercial and Secretarial Functions. He is associated with the Company since 1994.
Mr. Maulik Mehta, Whole-Time Director
Mr. Maulik D. Mehta, aged 33 years, holds Bachelors of Business Administration from University of Liverpool, UK. He has also done Master in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, USA.
Mr. Maulik D. Mehta has around 8 years of experience in the areas of Business Development. During the span of his career, he has held important positions including Product Head in the Company.
Mr. Nimesh Kampani
In a career spanning more than 35 years, Mr. Nimesh Kampani has made invaluable contributions to the development of Indian capital markets. He has advised several corporates on their strategic and financial needs, especially capital raising as well as mergers and acquisitions. He is the Founder and Chairman of the JM Financial Group, one of India's leading financial services groups. He has also served on various committees constituted by BSE, NSE, SEBI and ICAI. He is a commerce graduate from Sydenham College and a Chartered Accountant.
Mr. Sudhin Choksey
Mr. Sudhin Choksey has extensive experience in functional areas like finance, commerce and general management, both in India and abroad. He is the Managing Director of GRUH Finance Ltd. and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.
Dr. Richard H. Rupp
Dr. Richard H. Rupp has held various top level positions in leading multinational companies such as Hoechst AG (Germany), Lonza (Switzerland) and Allessachemie (Germany). His experience encompasses a mix of scientific, technical as well as managerial roles. He is well-acquainted with the US, European, Asian and Indian sub-continent markets. Dr. Rupp holds a Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and has completed a program for Executive Development from IMD, Switzerland.
Mr. Sudhir Mankad
Mr. Sudhir Mankad, IAS (Retd.) has served in senior positions, both with the Government of India and Government of Gujarat. His last assignment was as Chief Secretary, Government of Gujarat. Additionally, he has served as a Director/Chairman on the Board of several cement, power, fertilizer and finance companies.
Mr. Mankad is the Chairman of Bhavnagar Energy Co. Ltd., Gujarat International Finance Tec-City Ltd. and a member of the High Power Expert Committee on Urban Development, Government of India. He is also the Chairman of the Gujarat Institute of Desert Ecology (GUIDE) and is associated with several educational institutions. He holds a Masters degree in History from the University of Delhi.
Mr. S.K. Anand
In a career spanning over 41 years in fields like Project Management, Operations, Corporate Planning, Quality Management, Mr. Anand has held various important positions at Indian Petrochemicals Corporation Ltd. and retired as its Whole-time Director and Board Member in 2008.
In addition to being a member of institutions like ICMA and IIChE, he is an Advisor to the Government of India on Health, Safety and Environment aspects in the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons convention.
He is a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from Delhi University and has done a Petrochemical Course at IIP, Dehradun. He has also done an advanced management course at IIM, Ahmedabad.
Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram
Dr. Sivaram has over 40 years of experience in basic research, process/product R&D and S&T management, both, in industry and academia. Between 1988 and 2010, he was associated with the National Chemical Laboratory, Pune; first, as the Head of Polymer Chemistry Division and then as its Director.
His professional affiliations include President, Society of Polymer Science, India; Life Member, Chemical Research Society of India; Life Member, Material Research Society of India and Member, American Chemical Society.
An alumnus of IIT, Kanpur, he received his Ph.D in Chemistry from Purdue University. He has over 50 US patents to his credit.
Mrs. Indira Parikh
Prof. Indira Parikh is the Founder President of FLAME. Previously, she was the Dean of IIM-Ahmedabad from 2002 to 2005. She was a faculty member at IIM- Ahmedabad for over 30 years. She has also taught at INSEAD, Fontainebleau and Texas A&M University.
She has specialized in organization development and design, and institution building. She holds Ph.D from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad and MA ED from University of Rochester.
She has designed and offered management development programs for managerial role effectiveness, issues of roles and identity, and stress and self-renewal for men and women in organizations. She has been a consultant to various national and international organizations both in private and public sector. Prof. Indira Parikh is also on the board of several companies.
Deepak Nitrite has
been ranked amongst the top 500 body corporates by Dun & Bradstreet for three years in a row.
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