CORPORATE PROFILE

CORPORATE PROFILE

At Camlin Fine Sciences, in line with our vision ‘to be the globally preferred, trusted, and integrated provider of reliable and proven shelf-life solutions, aroma ingredients, performance chemicals, and health & wellness ingredients…we see the world as our market.

We have been providing products & servicing customers locally and across continents for more than 25 years. The power of integration has given us unmatched advantages of size, scale, and scope and catapulted us to a premier position as one of the world’s leading producers and marketers of Food Grade antioxidants, TBHQ, BHA, and Ascorbyl Palmitate.

We have been successful in our Performance Chemicals Division with Catechol and Hydroquinone downstream products like Guaiacol, Veratrol, TBC, MEHQ etc. serving the Petrochemical, Pharmaceutical, and Agrochemicals Industries worldwide. CFS attained its historic milestone with the expansion of its capacity for Hydroquinone and Catechol at Dahej, Gujarat, India, in 2020. The expansion has coincided with the needs of industries such as petrochemicals, polymers, agrochemicals, dyes, and pigments that will be high-performance gainers in the near future. These doubled capacities will further contribute to the fast-growing, customer demand for high-quality additives for food and feed globally.


BOARD OF DIRECTORS

NIRMAL VINOD MOMAYA
(MANAGING DIRECTOR*) 

BIRTH: 1966 | DIN – 01641934

Mr. Momaya, 54, has over 25 years of experience in the fields of finance, taxation, audit, and management consultancy. He holds Bachelors' degree in Commerce and is a Chartered Accountant. He is a founder of “Pagoda Advisors Pvt. Ltd.” and has been involved in several consulting assignments for various businesses like quick-service restaurants, FMCG, Pharmaceuticals, Weight Loss & Health Centres, Chemicals, Engineering, Infrastructure, Biomedical Waste treatment, Real Estate, Agriculture and Luxury Retail.

*appointed with effect from 1st June 2021.

ASHISH S. DANDEKAR
(MANAGING DIRECTOR)

BIRTH: 1963 | DIN – 01077379

Ashish S. Dandekar aged 52 years has done his B. A. in Economics and Management Studies from Temple University, USA. He has wide experience of 30 years in the field of Pharmaceuticals and Fine Chemical Products including Business Planning, Information Systems, Research & Development, Product Development and Marketing.

ANAGHA DANDEKAR
(NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR)

BIRTH: 1966 | DIN – 07897205

Anagha Dandekar has done her MBA in Finance from University of South Carolina, USA. She is currently the President, co-founder of Hardware Renaissance, a manufacturer of high-end, handcrafted door hardware and accessories.

HARSHA RAGHAVAN*
(NON-EXECUTIVE NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR)

BIRTH: 1971 | DIN – 01761512

Harsha Raghavan, based in Mumbai is the Managing Partner of Convergent Finance LLP. He was previously the founding MD and CEO of Fairbridge Capital Private Limited (a Fairfax Company) form its inception in 2011 where he led all investment advisory activities in India.

During his time, he sourced and advised on over $2.1 billion worth of investment activity. Previously, Mr. Harsha served as Head of India for Candover Investments, Co-Head of India for Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area and Vice president of Indocean Chase Capital.

Raghavan holds a Master of Business Administration degree and Master of Science degree in industrial engineering both from Stanford University and a Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of California at Berkeley, where he double-majored in Computer Science and Economics.

*appointed with effect from August 10, 2020.

SUTAPA BANERJEE
(INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR) 

BIRTH: 1965 | DIN – 02844650

Sutapa Banerjee has spent 24 years in the financial services industry across 2 large multinational banks (ANZ Grindlays and ABN AMRO), and a boutique Indian Investment bank (Ambit) where she built and headed several businesses. Sutapa is an Advanced Leadership Fellow (2015) at Harvard University. Her area of study in which she teaches, consults, trains, writes and speaks both internationally and in India is on Cognitive Noise and Biases in Decision-making and the use of data analytics and design interventions to mitigate their impact. Sutapa is a gold medalist in Economics from the XLRI school of Management in India, and an Economics honours graduate from Presidency College Kolkata. A member of the CII National Committee on Integrity and Transparency in Governance, CII National Committee on Women Empowerment and the Indian Women Network, she also serves on the Advisory Panel of the ‘India Responsible Business Forum’.

AMOL JASHVANT SHAH
(INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR) 

BIRTH: 1965 | DIN – 00171006

Amol Shah is Managing Director of the MJ Group and he possesses more than 25 years of experience in the industry covering Human Healthcare, Flavors/Fragrances compounds, Plant protection, and water treatment chemicals. Qualifications Bachelor of Science (Electronics Engineering) from the University of Kent, Canterbury, and MBA from the University of Southern California.

ATUL RATNAKAR PRADHAN
(INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR) 

BIRTH: 1963 | DIN – 00171022

Atul Ratnakar Pradhan is a senior business advisor with more than 25 years of professional experience in management consulting and industry. In 2010, he founded Transfolign Consulting LLP and has worked with several companies on business transformation engagements. He has served as the Managing Partner of KPMG Consulting in India and as the founding Managing Director of Techsignia Solutions Private Limited.

NICOLA PAGLIETTI
(NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR) 

BIRTH: 1965 | DIN – 06904583

Nicola Paglietti is one of the founding partners of law firm Studio Internazionale, Rome consisting a team of forty professionals. He is specialized in corporate, banking laws and is expert in privatizations.

ARJUN DUKANE
(EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR - TECHNICAL)

BIRTH: 1966 | DIN – 06820240

Arjun Dukane is a Chemical Engineer with more than three decades of experience in the Chemical Industry and has been associated with Camlin Fine Sciences for about 12 years.

SARVJIT BEDI
(NON-EXECUTIVE NON-INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR*)

BIRTH: 1978 | DIN – 07710419

Sarvjit is a Partner of Convergent Finance LLP. He has 18 years of experience in India and US across private equity, investment banking, corporate M&A, consulting, audit and financial diligence with expertise in forensic due diligence, business process re-engineering and cost optimization. Mr. Sarvjit was previously associated with Fairbridge Capital as Vice President, General Manager, M&A with Vedanta Resources, Vide President, M&A with Credit Suisse, Accenture and KPMG.

Sarvjit has done B.A. (Economics) from Delhi University. He is also a Chartered Accountant and MBA from Johnson Graduate School of Business, Cornell University. He is currently on the boards of Hindustan Foods Limited and Jyoti International Foods Private Limited.

*appointed with effect from September 28, 2020

JOSEPH CONRAD D'SOUZA
(NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR*) 

BIRTH: 1960 | DIN – 00010576

Joseph D'Souza is a Member of Executive Management and Chief Investor Relations Officer with HDFC Limited. He has been associated with HDFC since 1984 and his current responsibilities include corporate planning and budgeting and investor relations. He was earlier Treasurer of HDFC Limited. Joseph D'Souza is, interalia, on the Boards of Chalet Hotels Limited and Nations Trust Bank plc, Sri Lanka.

Joseph D'Souza holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce and a Diploma in Financial Management from the University of Bombay and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from South Gujarat University. He is also a graduate of the Senior Executive Programme of the London Business School.

*appointed with effect from September 28, 2020

M. G. PALEKAR
(NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR)

BIRTH: 1957 | DIN – 02455892

Mr. Palekar is a chemical engineer with more than 25 years of experience in a range of business areas with expertise in techno-commercial issues of specialty chemicals business. For the last 12 years, he is focused on sustainability and process intensification areas. Mr. Palekar is also associated with Japanese companies for contract research and manufacturing (CRAM) projects to produce specialty chemicals including patented chemicals. He also works with financial institutes, mutual funds and private equity companies advising them for investment in Indian chemical companies.

He has a doctorate degree from University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT now ICT), Mumbai, India. He has worked in University of Ghent, Belgium for 2 years. He has worked with corporates in India (Polychem & Atul) and multi-nationals (Unilever India & Rhodia India). He has worked across the globe with long experience of doing business in China & Japan.

*appointed with effect from December 24, 2020

THOMAS VIDEBAEK*
(NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR)

BIRTH: 1960 | DIN – 0009110625

Mr. Thomas Videbæk is currently the Executive Vice President of Business Development for Novozymes, where he is responsible for nurturing and realizing the potential of the company’s new platforms. A chemical engineer with an eye for the next big idea and great business solution, Thomas comes to the role from the company’s former BioBusiness, which he headed from 2007‐2013 and which encompassed business ventures outside of Novozymes’ established areas. Previously, he developed diverse key functions within the organization, spanning both the commercial and operational side of the business. He was Vice President of Sales & Customer Solutions from 2005‐2007 and served as Vice President for Supply Chain Operations from 2003‐2005, where he helped build a global organization for Novozymes’ supply chain. From 1998‐2003, during the demerger, Thomas served as both Vice President for Cereal Food and Beverage Marketing and General Manager for Novozymes Switzerland. In Novo Nordisk A/S, Thomas’ roles included Director for Strategic Marketing, Food and Feed enzymes, where he set strategy for the food and feed industries. He also worked in a leadership position within the starch and textile businesses, the latter in the company’s U.S. operations.

Mr. Thomas holds a Ph.D. and a M.Sc. in Chemical Engineering from the Technical University of Denmark, as well as a B.Com. in International Business from Copenhagen Business School. He currently serves as member of the board of Evolva AG.

*appointed with effect from March 31, 2021