Mrs. Ina Ashwin Dani is a member of the Promoter group of Asian Paints Limited and has served on the Board of Asian Paints Limited, the market leader of the paint industry in India, as a Non-executive Director from March 1999 to July 2001 and again from July 2010 to October 2013. She is also a Promoter and has served on the Board of Directors of Hitech Corporation Limited from its inception in 1991 up to February 1993 and again from January 2010 to June 2015.
She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Arts from M.S. University, Baroda.
She currently serves on various company boards such as:
• Promoter and Non-executive Director of Geetanjali Trading and Investments Private Limited, a Core Investment Company registered with Reserve Bank of India
• Promoter and Chairperson of Hitech Specialities Solutions Ltd
• Director of other group companies
With a keen understanding for the need of infusing technology, she has spearheaded the establishment of Hitech Specialities Solutions Pvt Ltd.’s Research and Development Centre which enabled it to provide customised solutions to individual customer needs.
Under her stewardship and guidance, the companies have evolved as a role model of corporate governance. Her vast experience of over four decades and a keen desire for progressive ideas coupled with her global perspective has forged exclusive partnerships with global principals to cater to a large customer base.
She is a staunch practitioner and trainer of Iyengar Yoga and believes in spreading the practice of yoga globally for the wellbeing of mankind. Mrs Dani is a Trustee in many Charitable Trusts including Light on Yoga Charitable Trust. Mrs. Dani is the founder of ‘Homevilla Yoga’ which was established in 1994 and conducts yoga classes through dedicated professionals. Internationally she is renowned for teaching prenatal yoga to expectant mothers.
She is a philanthropist connected with various social causes and organisations. All who have been associated with her rightly point out that her greatest strength is her ability to connect with all through her humility and empathy.
Dr. Anjan Ray received his Doctorate in Chemistry from the University of Pennsylvania under the guidance of Nobel Laureate Prof. Alan MacDiarmid. He worked for over 25 years across functions ranging from Quality Control, Technical Service, R&D and Marketing to General Management, Mergers & Acquisitions and Corporate Strategy in chemical industry. His professional interests have spanned fields as diverse as surfactants, oleochemicals, paints, adhesives, textiles, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals, water treatment, energy efficiency, biofuels and renewable energy policy. Currently, he holds the position of Director – CSIR-Indian Institute of Petroleum and is the Chairman of PCD1 from November 2016. Apart from his professional career in chemical technology, Dr. Ray has had an active interest in media, education, heritage and environmental conservation for over 3 decades.
Mr. Homi Daruwalla is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). He is a seasoned professional with rich and varied experience of around 35 years with J. M. Baxi & Co., India's premier shipping services company where he joined as a Senior Executive and handled various roles in administration; accounting, and finance functions at various positions and retired as Chief Financial Officer of the Company. He has been associated with the Company as Non-Executive Director for more than 5 years.
Mr. Atul Sethi is B.E. (Electronics) and MBA (Marketing). He is an experienced business leader who has generated transformational and sustained results in different roles across diverse industries. He has handled CXO level roles across consumer goods, private equity, academia and plastic packaging and has critical stakeholder management, strong people leadership and coaching skills which have consistently created the right environment for people development and business growth. Currently he is providing advisory services to various organizations.
Mr. Rahul Prabhudesai holds a degree of Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (UDTC) and an MBA in Finance/Operations (NMIMS), having an experience of over 25 years across industry and consulting. He has expertise in process improvement, Technology Transfer, Cost Management and Mergers and Acquisitions. He has worked with esteemed organizations like Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd as Vice President and Strategy and New Business Development and Tata Business Excellence Group (a division of Tata Sons) as General Manager.