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Vijay Vishwasrao Chowgule - Promoter Director    
The Chairman of the Company and head of the Chowgule Group. Mr. Vijay Chowgule has extensive management experience in production and service industries. He provides the vision to the Company, which helps it in charting its progress efficiently.   : B.S.-Textile Chemist,
B.S.-Industrial Management

Ravindra Kulkarni - Independent Director    

Brief Profile covering Experience, Achievements Mr.Ravindra Kulkarni is an Advocate by profession and presently a partner of Khaitan & Co. He has immense experience in all aspects of Corporate law; Mergers & Acquisitions -such as due diligence, structuring documentation involving listed companies, cross-border transactions in Capital Markets - such as advice and documentation relating to domestic IPOs and GDR/FCCB offerings of securities by Indian companies; in Securities Law - such as insider trading takeover-code, public offers, buyback of securities etc., In Restructuring - such as advice and documentation involving creditors restructuring, sick companies, de mergers, spin offs, sales of assets etc. in Privatisation - such as advice and documentation in relation of privatization of Government business and companies in India on behalf of several bidders, etc., in Foreign Investment, Joint Venture and Foreign Collaboration - such as advice and documentation, obtaining regulatory approvals, joint venture and licensing.

  B.SC./ LL.M.

Dhananjay N. Mungale - Independent Director    

Mr. Mungale holds Bachelor of Commerce & Bachelor of Law degree and is also Associate Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has rich experience in banking and financial sector and has also been an organization builder in both Bank of America and DSP Merrill Lynch.

  : B.COM.,

Jaywant Yeshwantrao Chowgule - Promoter Director    
Started career with handling commercial operations of Chowgule & Co. Ltd. and rose to the level of Executive Vice President. Presently, Executive Director of Chowgule Brothers Pvt. Ltd.
  : B.Sc.  

Farokh Guzder - Independent Director    

Mr. Guzder has vast experience in areas connected to building construction and rehabilitation works and today holds the office as an Executive Director of N. S. Guzder & Co. Pvt. Ltd.
N. S. Guzder & Co. Pvt. Ltd. is a successful Project Transportation and Freight Forwarding Company which has diversified into Construction, Repairs, Rehabilitation, corrosion litigation and high end coating works for factories, residential buildings, hospitals etc

  : B.A. Degree in Philosophy from University College London

Sanjiv Nemish Shah - Independent Director    
Mr. Sanjiv N. Shah holds a degree (B.A.) in Economics and Statistics from the University of Mumbai, a degree (B.Sc.) in Economics from the London School of Economics, is a chartered Accounts from England and Wales and a fellow member of the Institute of chartered Accountants of India. He was a partner of M/s. S B Billimoria & Company, a renowned firm of Chartered Accountants and is presently a partner in M/s. Sanjiv N. shah & Co., Chartetred Accountants. He specialises in the Financial Services Industry.
  : B.A., B.SC.,

Nathan Ramesh Chowgule - Promoter Director    

Started career with Utah Media Access as VP-business development. Thereafter worked as as director marketing with Komatsu Equipment before joining Chowgule & Company (Salt) Ltd as an Executive Director in 2004.

  : M.B.A.
Dr. Rohini Chowgule    

Dr. Rohini Chowgule is renowed Pulmonary Physician based in Mumbai. She has done her MBBS and MD at Grant Medical College in Mumbai and thereafter did a Fellowship at the Loyolo University Medical School attached to Vines Veteran Medical Facility in Chicago. Presently, she is associated with the Bombay Hospital and Professor of Internal Medicine at the Mumbai University. Dr. Rohini Chowgule is quite active in supporting social cause and has been providing social service thorugh various NGOs and other groups.

  M.B.B.S., MD
Admiral Arun Prakash

Admiral Arun Prakash retired as India’s 20th Naval Chief and Chairman Chiefs of Staff in end-2006. Commissioned into the Executive Branch in 1966, he specialized as a naval-aviator and has flown fighters from aircraft-carriers and patrol aircraft from ashore.

During his 40-year career, he commanded four warships, including the aircraft-carrier Viraat, two naval air squadrons and a naval air station. In flag rank he commanded India’s Eastern Fleet, the National Defence Academy, the Andaman & Nicobar Joint Command, and the Western Naval Command. In staff assignments he served as head of the navy’s Aviation and Personnel branches and as Vice Chief of the Naval Staff.

A graduate of the IAF Test Pilots School, the Defence Services Staff College and the US Naval War College, he was awarded the Vir Chakra for gallantry during the 1971 war, while flying with an IAF ground-attack squadron.

Post-retirement, he has settled in Goa and writes and speaks on strategic and defence related topics. He has served as Chairman of the National Maritime Foundation and as a two-term member of the National Security Advisory Board.

Mangesh Sawant - Whole-time Director

Mr. Mangesh S. Sawant is a Commerce Graduate & Chartered Accountant. He has also passed ICWA final examination and LLB (Gen). Mr. Sawant joined the Company in 1986 as an Accounts Officer and rose to the level of CFO & Director (Operations) in 2007. In 2009, the Board appointed him as the Manager pursuant to Section 269 of the Companies Act, 1956, which position he held till April 22, 2010 when he was appointed as Whole-time Director. Mr. Sawant has been involved in the business of the Company for more than two decades at senior management positions and thus has gained experience and expertise in various aspects of shipping business.

Before joining the Company, Mr. Sawant was employed with A.F. Fergueson & Co., Chartered Accountants, as Assistant Audit Manager since 1985. Mr. Sawant is not on the Board of any public limited company. Mr. Sawant holds 133 equity shares in the Company.

  : B.Com., LL.B (Gen), A.C.A., Grad CWA


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