Board of Executive Directors

Shri Deepak C. Mehta

Shri Deepak C. Mehta is a Science Graduate from the University of Mumbai and is at the helm of affair of Deepak Nitrite Limited for the last 48 years. His business acumen, leadership skills and dynamism have enabled the Company to take swift strides forward and achieve many milestones year on year.

An active participant at industry forums, he is the Chairman of Gujarat State Council - he Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry ("FICCI"). He is also the Chairman of National Chemicals Committee at FICCI. He has been the past President of Indian Chemicals Council ("ICC") and was also the Chairman of various Committees including Trade & Business Development Committee of ICC. Shri Mehta adorned the position of member of "Task Force on Chemical Industry" constituted by the Government of India with an object to put forward a strategy for increasing competitiveness for the Indian chemical industry.

He is also an active Trustee on Deepak Foundation, a Group Trust dedicated to improve quality of life for persons in BPL Category as also improving life expectancy for Women and Children besides BAIF Development Research Foundation, a voluntary organisation dedicated to Rural Development, Vadodara Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals (VSPCA). He is Chairman of Society for Village Development in Petrochemicals Area (SVADES), and a Member on the Board of GSFC University

Shri Maulik D. Mehta

Shri Maulik Mehta has been appointed as the Executive Director & CEO of the Company with effect from June 1, 2020. He is a Bachelor of Business Administration from the University of Liverpool, UK. He holds a Masters in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Columbia University, USA. Further, he is part of Harvard Business School’s prestigious Owner & President Management Program. He possesses around 12 years of experience.

Over the years he has built up a diversified profile and has served in varied capacities/ functions in the organization including Product Head, Profit Centre Head, Group SBU Head and was most recently responsible for the day to day business of all the verticals of the Company along with Group Strategy. During the span of his career, Shri Mehta has coordinated several programs including profit improvement. Through various initiatives and measures adopted, the Company has significantly improved both top-line and bottomline. In the last year, he has successfully coordinated the annual business plan of the Company as a whole, working closely with the Heads of Strategic Business Units. Shri Maulik Mehta is an active member of the Economic Times India Leadership Council, YPO, ICC's CEO Roundtable, and CII Central Gujarat

Shri Sanjay Upadhyay

Shri 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 completed an Advanced Management Programme from Wharton, USA. He has vast experience in the areas of Finance, Accounts, Commercial and Secretarial Functions. He is associated with the Company since 1994.

During the span of his career he has held important positions in the Company prior to his joining the Board, as Director-Finance & CFO in the year 2017.

Shri Ajay C. Mehta

Shri Ajay C. Mehta has a Bachelor's degree in Science from the University of Mumbai and a Master's degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Texas. He has over 35 years of experience with chemical, petrochemical, fertiliser, manufacturing and investment companies.

He has been actively associated with Deepak Nitrite Limited since 1984 and was the Managing Director of the Company from December 1, 1989 till December 1, 2017. With extensive experience, a comprehensive approach and industry foresight, Shri Ajay C. Mehta has paved the way for innovation and excellence at Deepak Nitrite Limited.

He is presently a Non-Executive Director in Deepak Nitrite Limited and a Managing Director of Deepak Novochem Technologies Limited. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Mahratta Chamber of Commerce, Industries and Agriculture and various other developmental institutions and social organisations.

Shri Sudhir Mankad

Shri 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, fertiliser and finance companies.

He is associated with several educational institutions and NGOs. He holds a Master's degree in History from the University of Delhi.

He served as a Director on the Central Board of Reserve Bank of India from 2016- 2020.

Shri Sandesh Kumar Anand

Shri Sandesh Kumar Anand has a rich experience of 47 years in the field of Project Management, Operations, Corporate Planning, Quality Management, Health, Safety and Environment Management, Energy Management and Strategic Planning in petrochemicals, refining and other allied industries.

He is a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from Delhi University and has done a Petrochemical Course from I.I.P., Dehradun.

He has also done an Advanced Management course from IIM Ahmedabad

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 USA, European, Asian and Indian subcontinent markets.

Dr. Rupp holds a Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Karlsruhe, Germany, and has completed a programme for Executive Development from IMD at Lausanne, Switzerland

Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram

Dr. Swaminathan Sivaram is a polymer chemist by profession and a mentor as well as a science administrator of distinction. He is a former Director of the CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, Shanti Swarup Bhatnagar Fellow of CSIR and J. C. Bose Fellow of the Department of Science and Technology. Currently, he is an Honorary Professor and INSA Senior Scientist of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Pune. He has authored over two hundred and forty papers in peerreviewed journals, edited two books and authored one book. He has fifty-one issued US and European patents and fifty-two Indian patents to his credit. Dr. Sivaram is a highly decorated scientist / technologist with numerous awards and honours to his credit. He was conferred Padma Shri by the President of India in 2006. Dr. Sivaram is a distinguished alumnus of IIT-Kanpur. He earned a Ph.D in Chemistry and DSc (h.c) from Purdue University, W. Lafayette, Indiana, USA. He is an elected Fellow of all the learned academies of science and engineering in India.

Shri Sanjay Asher

Shri Sanjay Asher is presently a Senior Partner with M/s Crawford Bayley & Co. Shri Asher is a practising Solicitor and a qualified Chartered Accountant.

He specialises in the fields of M&A, cross border M&A, joint ventures, and capital markets, and advises large, medium and small business enterprises on these subjects. He serves as an Director of various public and private companies.

He has been a noted speaker at various seminars and conferences including those organised by The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, International Financial Law Review.

Smt. Purvi Sheth

Smt. Purvi Sheth is B.A, Economics & Political Science from St. Xavier's College, Mumbai University and a CPD Holder in Business Strategy & Leadership from Wharton Business School, USA.

As CEO of Shilputsi consultants, Smt. Sheth is an expert consultant and advisor to some of the most prestigious Indian and multinational companies, boards and CEOs. Her offering have proven value in developing large scale engagements, leading client teams in executing complex strategic engagements, and repeatedly contributing to intellectual capital. She helps organisations create business opportunities and competitive advantage via Strategic HR management. Effective in boosting and impacting business performance and productivity, Smt. Sheth has successfully elevated several businesses through advanced leadership processes and implementation.

Shri Dileep C. Choksi

Shri Dileep C. Choksi is a Chartered Accountant by profession and has been in practice for over 35 years and a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, Bachelor of Law, Member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

Shri Choksi was the former Joint Managing Partner of Deloitte in India till 2008, before he set up C.C. Chokshi Advisors Pvt. Limited of which he is the Chief Mentor.

He has been a speaker at various seminars and conferences of professional interests organized by the Reserve Bank of India, The Institute of Chartered Accountants, Bombay Chartered Accountants Society, etc.