CORPORATE JOURNEY

Hindoostan Mills Limited belongs to one of the oldest and reputed business group, Thackersey Group, with many diversified industries in the Portfolio. Business ventures of Thackersey Group began in the year 1873 under the leadership of Sheth Thackersey Moolji. Hindustan Spinning & Weaving Mills Ltd. (now known as Hindoostan Mills Limited) a company with objective of manufacturing cotton textile goods was amalgamated with another group company viz. The Sirdar Carbonic Gas Company Ltd. in the year 2011. Subsequently the name of the company was changed from The Sirdar Carbonic Gas Company Ltd to Hindoostan Mills Ltd. (herein after referred as HML/ the Company). HML, a listed entity with Bombay Stock Exchange Ltd., is headquartered in Mumbai and is engaged in the manufacture and sale of textiles primarily in India.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Mr. Sudhir Thackersey-Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Sudhir Thackersey is a Commerce Graduate of Bombay University majoring in Commerce and Economics. Immediately after his graduation in 1954, he joined The Hindoostan Spg. & Wvg. Mills Ltd. After serving the Company in various capacities he joined the Board in 1969-70 and became Chairman and Managing Director of the Company in 1978 and continues to be in that position till date. He is the past Chairman of the Bombay Mill Owners’ Association (1986-89), The Bombay Textile Research Association (1989-92), The Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council (1979-81) & (1994-96), The Textile Committee(1977-78) and The Indian Cotton Mills Federation (1998-2000). He was the past President of the International Textile Manufacturers Federation (ITMF). Mr. Thackersey continues to be associated with various trade associations particularly in the field of textiles. He is also heading various Charitable and educational Institutions belonging to Thackersey family.

Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey-Chairman

Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey is a Commerce graduate from University of Bombay. He is associated with the Thackersey Group since 1975. He was a Chairman of The Sirdar Carbonic Gas Co. Limited. He has rich experience in the Textile Industry. Mr. Chandrahas Thackersey was appointed as Vice-Chairman of the Company with effect from June 8, 2011 and as Chairman with effect from August 09, 2016.

Mr. Raoul S. Thackersey-Non-Executive Director

Mr. Raoul S. Thackersey is a Commerce Graduate and has been associated with the Company for more than 10 years handling various operations in various capacities. Mr. Raoul S. Thackersey was appointed as an Additional Director of the Company w.e.f. 16.1.1997. He was a whole-time Director designated as Director – Karad (EOU). He was actively associated in the establishment and operations of the Company’s 100% E.O.U. Project at Karad since 1995. He was actively involved in all matters of the Company including implementation of the BIFR Scheme.

Mr. Khushaal C. Thackersey-Executive Director

Mr. Khushaal Thackersey holds degree in Arts from Mumbai University and has also studied abroad. He has been associated with the Company since last more than 4 years and presently actively involved in all activities related to Engineering Division and Loom shed initiatives.

Mr. Krishnadas D. Vora-Director

Mr. Vora has rich experience in business management and finance. Mr. Vora was appointed as Director on April 30, 2007.

Mr. Sujal A. Shah-Director

Mr. Sujal Shah is a practicing Chartered Accountant having an overall post qualification experience of about 22 years. He is founder partner of SSPA & Co., Chartered Accountants, Mumbai, and is involved in Corporate Consultancy practice of the firm.

He was partner of M/s N. M. Raiji & Co., Chartered Accountants till October 2006. His main areas of practice are Valuation for Mergers & Acquisitions, advising on restructuring of business, conducting financial due-diligence, and general corporate advisory. He has been associated with several large Corporate Mergers; He has carried out financial valuations of well reputed Indian and Multinational companies.

He has authored several papers on subjects of Valuations and Restructuring for WIRC and BCAS. He is the contributor to the Referencer published by the Bombay Chartered Accountants Society and WIRC of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He is a regular speaker at various forums including the Institute of Chartered accountants, Institute of Company Secretaries, Symbiosis, Pune on Mergers & Acquisitions, Valuations, Due Diligence Review, etc.

He is Advisor to Corporate Members Committee of The Chamber of Tax Consultants. He is a member of Core Group of Bombay Chartered Accountants Society.

Mr. Bhavesh V. Panjuani-Director

Mr. Bhavesh V. Panjuani is an Advocate and Solicitor and a Partner in M/s. Mulla & Mulla and Craigie, Blunt & Caroe, Mumbai, having been associated with the firm since 1991. He is a Member of the Indian Merchants Chambers Expert Committee on Law: Review, Reform & Rationalisation and IMC Court of Arbitration & Conciliation Committee since 2007. He is a member of the Supreme Court Bar Association and Bombay Bar Association. He has rich experience in Commercial and Corporate Law, Litigation (court and arbitration) and General Civil Practice. Mr. Panjuani was appointed as Director on June 8, 2011.

Ms. Vishwadhara Dahanukar-Director

Ms. Dahanukar is a Arts graduate and a Post-Graduate Diploma holder in Business Administration from Wellingkar Institute of Management Development & Research. She is a Nutrition Counselor from The Sophia Center for Womens Studies and Development and having good experience in Business Administration. She was appointed on the Board of the Company effective November 6, 2014.

Dr. Ashok Desai-Director

Dr. A.N. Desai holds Ph.D (Tech) in Textile Technology and he is a Fellow of Institute of Engineers, India. He was awarded the Honorary Fellow of Textile Association (FTA) by Textile Association (India) in 2003. He Joined Bombay Textile Research Association (BTRA) in 1980 after a stint in the industry. He is actively involved in many sponsored research projects, consultancy and training activities of BTRA. He is also Chairman of Geo-textiles and Industrial Fabrics Sectional Committee (TX30) of the Bureau of Indian Standards and Chairman of Textile Division Council of Bureau of Indian Standards from 2011. He was appointed as convener of a special committee for formulating specification for technical textiles in 2007. He has two patents to his credit. He was founder member of AATCC India Region and was involved in organizing AATCC International Conference at BTRA in 2010.Since July 2000, as Director of BTRA, he has initiated many activities towards self sufficiency and financial discipline as well as given a new direction to BTRA. He opted to retire from March 31, 2016 after nearly 16 years as Director, BTRA and from April 01, 2016 he is Mentor at BTRA.

Mr. Prem S. Malik-Director

Mr. Prem S. Malik is Master in Arts by qualification and has work experience of over 50 years at top management level with the companies like Bombay Dyeing Manufacturing Co. Ltd. ( Executive Director) and Mafatlal Industries Ltd. (CEO). He is also on the Board of various companies as Director like GTM Textiles Industries Ltd, Patspin India Ltd, Indo Count Industries Ltd, NSL Textiles Ltd, Ginni International Ltd and various other private Ltd Companies. Mr. Malik’s work experience also includes his association as Chairman of various prestigious Textile associations such as Confederation of Indian Textile and Industry (CITI), Past Chairman, (BTRA) Bombay Textiles Research Association, and Past Chairman, (TEXPROCIL) Cotton Textiles Export Promotion Council of India other than Member.

BOARD COMMITTEES

Audit Committee

  • Mr. Sujal A. Shah – Chairman
    Mr. Bhavesh V. Panjuani
    Mr. Krishnadas D. Vora
    Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey

Stakeholders Relationship Committee

  • Mr. Krishnadas D. Vora – Chairman
    Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey
    Mr. Khushaal C. Thackersey

Nomination & Remuneration Committee

  • Mr. Bhavesh V. Panjuani Chairman
    Mr. Sujal A. Shah
    Mr. Krishnadas D. Vora

CSR Committee

  • Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey – Chairman
    Mr. Sujal A. Shah
    Mr. Krishnadas D. Vora

Risk Management Committee

  • Mr. Chandrahas K. Thackersey – Chairman
    Mr. Khushaal C. Thackersey
    Dr. Ashok N. Desai

MANAGEMENT TEAM

Dr. Milind Khandwe holds a doctorate from the Mumbai University. He has also pursued an in-depth study in the area of Technology, Business & Quality Management. He also played a key role in development of Quality Systems. He also presented several papers in Seminars, published in International Journals of highest repute in the field of polymers & obtained two patents covering a large field of business of textile chemicals. His dynamic leadership and sharp business acumen will play a major role in taking Hindoostan Mills to greater heights.

Mr. Jagat Reshamwala, by profession is a Company Secretary & Law and Commerce Graduate. Mr. Reshamwala is having more than 37 years of experience in Secretarial, Legal, Administration and Resource Mobilization areas. His varied rich experience includes working with both private and public sector industries be it Banks, Pharmaceuticals, Manufacturing or Engineering. Before joining Hindoostan Mills he has worked for more than eight years with ICICI Bank Limited at its Corporate Office.

Mr. Nandakumar, Chief Financial Officer is a Finance professional possessing a good academic record & strong professional background with ACA, AICWA & ACS qualification. He has over 28 years of experience in reputed companies (Essar Steel, HPCL Limited). His last Corporate employment was with Mafatlal Denim Limited as a Head of Finance. He is proficient with Project Finance, Working Capital Finance, Debt- Restructuring, Banking & Treasury, Financial Accounting, Budgeting & Budgetary Control & Management Information.

An engineer by profession, Mr. Akash Juneja is the President of the Company. He has done his Diploma in Mechanical Engineering from Mumbai University. He has 21 years of experience in Technical Products for Textile, Paper, Steel & Automotive Industry. A visionary in true sense, he has constantly been guiding the team along with the virtues of integrity and performance values.

Mr. Akhil Hebbar has done his Engineering in Electronics & Communication. He is a seasoned Marketing professional with expertise in Sales Management, Revenue generation & market entry strategies for high performance composites. He has a Geographical experience across India, Middle East & SE Asia regions. His competencies includes Business Communication, Technical Sales & Revenue Management & Project Management.

Mr. Rade has more than twenty two years of experience in various fields pertaining to mechanics of solids and structures with special focus on fiber-reinforced composite structures. He has completed his Masters of Engineering (Structural Engineering) from University of Mumbai. For seventeen years, he has been working as a chief structural engineering consultant for well known projects in the field of composites at international level. He has also been engaged as a design consultant in design and development of strengthening/retrofitting system using FRP composites for RCC, masonry and timber structures.

Mr. Rajiv Ranjan has done B. Tech. in Textile Engineering from IIT, New Delhi and having work experience of more than 38 years in the Textile Industry. Mr. Ranjan is credentialed as an Associate Certified Coach by the International Coach Federation , USA. Mr. Ranjan is having extensive exposure to a gamut of areas including manufacturing, marketing, finance, costing and HR with an overall P&L responsibility of business across the tenure.

Mr. Ranjan has also competence in setting up of Greenfield projects and turning around operations while scaling them up into sustainable and profitable business. He has deft in interacting with global stakeholders across various levels of hierarchy including internal as well as customers, senior management and auditors.

Mr. Ranjan’s major last assignment was President – Textiles with Mafatlal Industries Limited from January, 1994 to July, 2014.