He is a Chemical Engineer from the Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago, USA, He joined Asian Paints (India) Limited as Junior Executive in 1973 and was subsequently appointed as Whole-time Director with effect from May 1979. He served as the Managing Director of Asian Paints Limited from April 1984 to August 1997. Over the years he has served on the Boards of Marico Limited, Finolex Cables Limited, Blue Star India Ltd. and the Asian Board of the Wharton Business School. He has served as the President of the Indian Paint Association and Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (BCCI) as well as Deputy President of the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry of India. He is a member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO). He is currently a Trustee of Shree Mahalakshmi Temple Trust located in Mumbai and an Independent Director on the Board of Ceat Ltd.
MR. ABHIRAJ A. CHOKSEYManaging Director
He graduated from the University of Pennsylvania with degrees in Engineering and Business from Wharton. He worked in strategy consulting and IT in the United States for a few years before joining Apcotex in 2005. He is associated with the Company since 2005 in various capacities and has been the Managing Director since May 2010. He is on the Executive Committee of the Indian Chemical Council (ICC), and an active member of Young Presidents Organization (YPO) and Entrepreneurs' Organization (EO).
DR. SWAMINATHAN SIVARAMIndependent Director
He obtained his MSc degree in chemistry from IIT-Kanpur followed by PhD and DSc degrees from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He was the Director of CSIR-NCL from 2002 -10 and is presently an INSA Honorary Scientist and Honorary Professor Emeritus at the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune. He has over fifty years of R&D experience, both in industry and academia, in the area of chemicals and polymers. He served on the Board of Asian Paints (India) Limited from 2002 to 2021 and currently serves on the Boards of Supreme Petrochem Limited, Deepak Nitrite Limited, GMM Pfaudler Limited and Gharda Chemicals Limited as an Independent Director. The President of India bestowed on him the coveted civilian honour Padma Shri in 2006.
MR. SHAILESH S. VAIDYAIndependent Director
He is a law graduate from Government Law College and became Solicitor in the year 1983 and has been practicing as an Advocate and Solicitor. He is one of the senior partners at Kanga & Co. He has served on the Board of Siyaram Silk Mills Limited, currently serving on the Board of Excel Industries Limited as an Independent Director. He was the President of Indian Merchant's Chamber for the year 2013-14 and continues to be the member of the Managing Committee of Indian Merchant's Chamber. He is presently Chairman of IMC International ADR Centre. He has also been the President in centennial year of the Rotary Club of Bombay Queen City and has been associated as trustee / advisor with several educational / social organizations.
MR. AMIT C. CHOKSEYDirector
He is a Commerce Graduate from Bombay University and currently Chairman & Managing Director of Mazda Colours Limited in Mumbai, India. Mazda Colours is one of the leading manufacturers of Phthalocyanine Pigments and leading exporters of its products all over the world. He has over four decades of rich experience in managing the Manufacturing Plants of Inorganic Pigments and Intermediates, Construction Chemicals, Specialty Water Proofing compounds. He hails from a family which promoted Asian Paints (I) Limited, the largest manufacturers of Paints in India.
He is a member of the prestigious Young President's Organisation (YPO is the Global Leadership Community of Extraordinary CEOs). He also holds the Diplomatic position as "Honorary Consul of the Slovak Republic" in Mumbai.
MR. KAMLESH S. VIKAMSEYIndependent Director
He is a Chartered Accountant and a Senior Partner in reputed firm of Khimji Kunverji & Co LLP. He was member of the Central Council of ICAI from 1998 to 2007 and held the post of president in 2005. He has served on the Board of GIC Housing Finance Limited, currently serving on the Board of Tribhovandas Bhimji Zaveri Limited, Navneet Education Limited as an Independent Director to name a few.
MS. PRIYAMVADA BHUMKARIndependent Director
She is a graduate in Chemistry and MBA in Finance from Mumbai University having 25 years of rich experience in the field of colour dispersions. She is Managing Director of Soujanya Color Pvt. Ltd., the well-known Indian colorant manufacturing company.
MR. UDAYAN D. CHOKSIIndependent Director
He is a graduate in Economics from Warwick University. In addition to his C.A. degree, he also holds an LL.B. from Mumbai University. He is a senior indirect tax professional and practising counsel, and was previously at Big 4 - accounting and prominent law firms. He is a Partner at Khaitan & Co.
MR. RAVISHANKAR SHARMA Executive Director
He is a Chemical Engineer from Laxminarayan Institute of Technology, Nagpur, passed out in 1988 and PGDBM from Goa Institute of Management, Goa (Executive MBA) in 2009 and has more than 30 years of rich experience in the field of Production, Projects, Specialty Chemicals, operations and Manufacturing.