Mayank Jalan is the Chairman and Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering and business finance from the University College, London and has completed certification courses in advanced mathematics, advanced physics and advanced economics. He has been associated with our Company for more than 18 years. He has served as the President of the Indian Chamber of Commerce, Calcutta in Fiscal 2020 and also chaired the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, West Bengal State Council. He is also the co-chairperson of the CII National Committee on Food Processing and the CII National Committee on Fisheries, Animal Husbandry and Dairy Committee for the year 2021-2022. He has expertise in development of strategy and driving sales target for delivering overall growth of our Company. He was awarded the Hurun Next Gen Leader Award in 2018 by Barclays, the visionary leader, Men of the Year Award by Times in 2019, Top 40 Under 40 Award by the Economic Times in 2019 and the CMA Management Excellence Award for being the emerging leader in the year 2016.
Ram Krishna Agarwal is an Independent Director on the Board of our Company. He is a qualified chartered accountant who secured first rank on all India basis final examinations of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He was a partner with S.R. Batliboi & Co. since 1978 and retired as a managing partner in June, 2013. He has also been a director of Ernst & Young India Private Limited. He has significant experience in fields of audit, taxation, company law, consultancy, among others.
Avinash Gupta is an Independent Director on the Board of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of technology in mechanical engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Varanasi. He has experience in the fields of mergers and acquisitions, equity and debt financing, private equity placement and advisory. He is currently the managing director of Dun & Bradstreet, India and has previously been the managing director of FalCap Limited. He is also the co-chairman of the ASSOCHAM MSME Development Council. He has also previously worked with Rabo Equity Advisors Private Limited and Deloitte India.
Shruti Swaika is an Independent Director on the Board of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in business administration and law from the Symbiosis International University. She has been associated with our Company for more than three years. She has practiced in various courts in India including the districts courts, Calcutta High Court, Delhi High Court and the Supreme Court. She has also been involved in a commercial and corporate advisory, real estate, banking, insolvency and bankruptcy, government infrastructure projects, corporate restructuring and private client practice. She is also a member of the ICC National Expert Committee on Corporate and Legal Affairs. She is currently associated with Fox Mandal as a principal associate.
Sumit Krishna Deb is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of our Company. He holds a master’s degree of arts in economics from the Department of Economics, the University of Calcutta. He has been a director on our Board since January 30, 1996. He was a founder director of our erstwhile subsidiary MDL and was its managing director for 22 years. He has been involved in, inter alia, marketing, brand management, corporate planning and general management during the course of his career.
Parvana Mayank Jalan is a Non-Executive Director on the Board of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the University of Maine at Machias. She has completed foundation and advanced level courses in image consultancy from the Association of Image Consultants International, Singapore. She also completed advanced level course in image consultancy from the London Image Institute. She has been a director on our Board for over eight years and has experience in the fields of human resource management, international trade and project management. She has previously worked with Optimum Image Institute.