Board of Directors

Independent Directors on the Board
Sri. Pradeep Bhargava holds a bachelor’s degree in Science (Honors) from Rajasthan University, Jaipur; B.E. in Electronics and Communication from the Indian Institute of Science, Bengaluru and MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has long experience in both state and private enterprises in fields ranging from consumer, industrial and energy sectors. He has worked with the Atomic Energy Commission, BHEL, Bharat Forge Group and General Electric before joining Cummins in 2000. He steered the power generation business of Cummins in India. He has been active on industry forums and was Chairman (Western Region) of the Confederation of Indian Industries (CII).
Sri. Rajiv Khaitan has been a Director of the Company since October, 1996. Sri. Rajiv Khaitan is a partner of the law firm, Messers Khaitan & Co. LLP, Advocates, Notaries, Patent & Trade Mark Attorneys. He has vast experience and is specialized on subjects concerning corporate, tax, contracts, real estate and intellectual property laws.
Smt. Sangeeta Kulkarni is the Co-founder & CEO of Brickwork India, a global leader in Remote Executive Assistance services. She is also the Founder Director of Brickwork Ratings, India’s 5th credit rating agency and Founder President of Brickwork Pragathi Foundation, which closely works with employability enablement for the underprivileged youth. Sangeeta has been awarded the prestigious “STPI Woman Entrepreneur of the Year in IT” in 2015 and “Asia Pacific Entrepreneurship Award” in 2016. She holds a Master’s degree in HR and is an alumnus of Boston University and Northwestern University, USA.
Sri. Raja Venkataraman holds a Bachelor's degree in Commerce from St. Xaviers College, Calcutta University. He is also a qualified Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. In a career spanning over 37 years in Fortune 100 companies, including Philips (2 years), GE (14 years) and Unilever (8 years), he has held leadership roles such as CEO (13 years), CFO (11 years), Business Development Director, Sourcing, Commodity Buying head, HR and Legal cum Secretarial leader. He holds directorships in CDE Asia Ltd, Taiki Consulting Pvt Ltd, Civilia Educational Programmes Pvt Ltd, Healthmap Diagnostics Pvt Ltd and Premier Transmission Pvt Ltd. He is a Member of Audit Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and CSR Committee and Chairman of some of these Committees.
Nominee Director on the Board
Ms. Manjiri Bhalerao holds a B.Tech (Hons.) degree in Computer Science from the Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, and a Master's in International Business from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, Delhi. She is also a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. Presently, she is Chief General Manager, Exim Bank and heads the Loan Administration Group at the Head Office, which mainly handles Special Situation Accounts. Before this she was heading the Corporate Banking Group of the Bank. At Exim Bank, she has over 20 years of Pan-India experience in areas of project finance, infrastructure financing, corporate credit, investment banking, overseas investment finance and trade finance.
Executive Directors on the Board
Sri D.K. Himatsingka is the founder and Executive Chairman of the Company. Under his able leadership, the company has grown from strength to strength. As an industrialist, he pioneered luxury Home Textile manufacturing in India and has contributed immensely in placing India on the global Home Textile map.
Sri. Shrikant Himatsingka is the Managing Director and CEO of the Company. Alumni of Leonard Stern School of Business, USA. He has been instrumental in taking forward the various growth initiatives of the group.
Sri. V Vasudevan is the Executive Director – Manufacturing Operations (Group) of the Company. He graduated from The Institute of Chemical Technology from Bombay in the year 1978. He started his career as a Management Trainee in Madura Coats. He then pursued his career in Spintex, Mahavir Spinning Mills, Coats West African, Arvind Polycot, Grasim Industries and Raymonds. He has extensive experience across the textile value chain and joined Himatsingka in 2013.