Board of Directors

Ponni Sugars

Board of Directors

The composition of the Board is well balanced with expertise drawn from Industry, Management, Finance and Agriculture. All except the Managing Director are non-executive Directors. The Chairman is non-executive and the number of Independent Directors are more than 1/3rd of the total strength.

Name/Title Qualification Expertise in specific functional areas
Mr.N.Gopala Ratnam
B.Sc (Physics)
B.E (Mech)
Renowned specialist in pulp & paper technology, having experience in management of projects, operations and overall management of diverse industries engaged in pulp, paper, sugar and batteries.
Mr.Arun G Bijur
B.E(Chemical- Engineering) Long and varied experience in managing large scale projects involving coordination of all phases of engineering, procurement, construction, startup and commissioning activities of various Pulp and Paper mills, Sugar mills and Ceramic units.
Managing Director
ACA, ACS, AICWA Professional expertise in diverse disciplines of Finance, Taxation, Accounts and General Management.
Mrs.Bharti Chhotubhai Pithawalla
G C E- O Level, OND - Business Studies Global experience in family business.
Mr.Mohan Verghese Chunkath, IAS (Retd)
Independent Director
M.Sc (Zoology)
Belonging to 1978 batch of IAS, he has held various positions in Govt. of India including TN Chief Secretary (May-14 to Dec-14). During his stint in TEDA as its CMD, he identified solar energy as thrust area for vigorous promotion. Has overall administrative and managerial experience for over four decades.
Independent Director
Diploma in Civil Engineering Hailing from the sugar mill neighbourhood, he has been a successful farmer cum entrepreneur for the past 25 years. He has expertise in team leadership, business development and enjoys harmonious relationship with local farmers.
Dr.Lakshmi Nadkarni
Independent Director
M.A (Sociology), MSW, Ph.D (Industrial Sociology) She has more than 3 decades of experience & expertise in HR strategy, governance & CSR. She has held Executive Director positions in Pfizer India Ltd and BASF India. Presently, she is an independent director on the board of NELCO, a Tata enterprise. She is a life coach, advisor, business coach and continues to contribute to the academic world.
Mr. Chellamani Naresh
Independent Director
B.Com., F.C.A., A.C.S, Grad. C.W.A. DISA He has over 3 decades of experience in the field of Tax Advisory, Litigation Services, Bank Audits, and assurance engagements to manufacturing companies. Since 1997, he is a partner in Sundaram & Srinivasan (a reputed audit firm of 8 decades standing). He has appeared and won several cases before CIT(A) and ITAT on important tax issues for major Banks in the country.

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