Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly
Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly is a post graduate in Science, majoring in Physics from Calicut University. He started his career as a supervisor in an electronics company, where he worked for three years. In the year 1977, he started a SSI Unit engaged in the manufacturing and selling of Electronic Voltage stabilizers.
He is one of the founder Promoters and has motivated the Company to succeed in its business. He had been the Managing Director of the Company since its inception and taken the Company to newer heights and recognition with his experience and vision. In April, 2012, he passed the baton to his son Mr. Mithun Chittilappilly and assumed the position of Executive Chairman of the Board. He has moved to the position of Non-Executive Chairman of the Board in August, 2017.
He is the recipient of numerous awards, which were bestowed on him for his exemplary performance in business. Noteworthy among them are Samman Pathra Award for top income tax payer from Honourable Union Minister of State for Finance, Business Man of the Millennium 2000 from Rashtra Deepika and Tourism Man of the year from "Destination Kerala”. As the Chairman, Mr. Kochouseph Chittilappilly has been the main driving force behind the company's sustained growth.
Mr. Cherian N. Punnoose, a Fellow member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, joined V-Guard as Vice Chairman of the Board of Directors. Formerly Director of Finance at Kochi Refineries Ltd. (KRL), he was also on the Board of Pertonet CCK Ltd. He has 40 years of experience in the field of Finance, Audit and Administration.
Mr. Cherian Punnoose served KRL for 25 years in various capacities prior to becoming a member of the Board of Directors. Prior to joining KRL he also served Bharat Heavy Electricals Limited and International Airports Authority of India.
He has undergone short term training in Advanced Financial Management Techniques in Strathclyde Business School of the University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, UK.
Mithun K Chittilappilly
Mr. Mithun Chittilappilly is a post graduate in Management from University of Melbourne, Australia. After completing his graduation in Commerce he worked with couple of MNC companies like Deloitte and Hewlett Packard. In January 2005, he took a break from work for a year and a half to pursue his post-graduation in Management from University of Melbourne, Australia.
After graduating in May 2006, he joined the Company as Executive Director and in 2012 was appointed as the Managing Director of the Company.
Director & Chief Operating Officer
Mr. V. Ramachandran has been appointed as a whole-time Director of the Company effective from 1st June, 2013 and has been designated as Director & Chief Operating Officer. Mr. Ramachandran, a leading Management Professional, brings with him over 25 years of cross functional experience across blue chip companies including Hindustan Unilever Ltd and LG Electronics. His last assignment was as Director and Chief Strategy Officer, LG Electronics, South West Asia Region.
C. J. George
Mr. C. J. George is a postgraduate in commerce, Certified Financial Planner and a Research Scholar with School of Management Studies of Cochin University of Science and Technology. He joined the company as an Independent Director on 16th August 2007. He is a member of Executive Committee of National Stock Exchange of India Ltd., National Securities Depository Ltd., BNP Paribas Personal Investors, Paris and Cochin Chamber of Commerce and also a Managing Committee member of ASSOCHAM and KMA. He is also a member of Confederation of Indian Industry, Kerala State Council and Capital Market Committee of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry, Charter member of Tie, Kerala. He has also been awarded the Business Man of Kerala by Business Deepika, Excellence Award from Kerala Management Association and Dhanam Business Man of the Year, 2006. Presently, he is the Managing Director of Geojit BNP Paribas Financial Services Ltd.
Joshna Johnson Thomas
Mrs. Joshna Johnson Thomas holds a Management Degree in Human Resources from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management, Pune. As a Human Resources professional, she has had the opportunity to work across multiple organizations in the Middle East. Currently she is the Executive Director in V-Star Creations Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Ullas Kamath is a member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Company Secretaries Of India, and also holds a degree in law. He has also attended the Advanced Management Program at The Wharton Business School, USA and Harvard Business School, USA. He is currently the Joint Managing Director Of Jyothy Laboratories Limited and under his leadership and endurance, the company has witnessed tremendous growth and has also been instrumental in building a wide portfolio in the FMCG segment. He also holds the position of Director in Jyothy Fabricare Services Limited.
Mr. Ullas Kamath is the winner of All India CA Business Achievers Award 2008 instituted by ICAI, India.
Mr. A.K. Nair was appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on 27th May, 2009. Mr. Nair holds a Bachelor's degree in Mechanical Engineering with Masters in Business Administration and has over 45 years of Industry experience especially in the field of Engineering, Finance and General Administration. He has served Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation and Nitta Gelatin India limited as Managing Director and is presently on the Director Board of many other companies.
Mrs. Radha Unni was appointed as the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company on 27th September, 2018. She is an Associate at Indian Institute of Banking & Finance having more than 36 years of experience in banking sector. During the tenure in the Bank, she was predominantly involved in credit and project appraisal of small, medium and large projects. she had held various positions at the State Bank of India, including deputation to SBI Capital Markets overseeing public issues, debt placements, project appraisal etc. She retired as the Chief General Manager, State Bank of India, Kerala Circle. Presently, she is engaged in Management Audit and recruitment of officers in State Bank of India. She is also on the Board of Royal Sundaram General Insurance Co. Limited, Sundaram BNP Paribas Home Finance Limited, Nitta Gelatin India Ltd, Muthoot Capital Services Limited and Axles India Limited.
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