Our people are the bedrock of our growth, achievements and our future. Our growth is undeniable proof of the possibilities that can become reality when a motivated and empowered team works with single minded determination.We are an organization that encourages natural curiosity, as a way to learn and become better. We believe that success can only be achieved when a prepared mind meets the right opportunity. As an organization, we actively promote gender diversity and offer equal opportunities and responsibilities, irrespective of gender.
Mr. Edward Menezes is the Executive Chairman and Co-Founder of our Company and mentors the Company’s technical, manufacturing and marketing initiatives. He is one of the founders of the company and has been a member of our Board since incorporation of our company. He comes with a vast breadth of experience spread over 34 years of having worked in textile processing in mills. He joined Clariant India (formerly Sandoz) where he spearheaded various functions such as technical services, product development, marketing and business development. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science (technology) in textile chemistry from University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT). He also holds a master’s degree in marketing management from Prin. L. N. Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research. Edward Menezes was also awarded ‘UAA Distinguished Alumnus technology day award, 2013’ by Institute of Chemical Engineering (erstwhile UDCT).
Mr. Sunil Chari is the Managing Director and Co-Founder who drives the growth of Rossari Biotech Limited. He is one of the founders of the company and has been a member of our Board since incorporation of our company. His passion for the business, people and processes provides Rossari a competitive edge in the marketplace. With over 30 years of experience in textiles and ancillary chemicals, he brings to the table his vast knowledge and market wisdom. Prior to founding our Company, he worked in a variety of textile processing and dyestuff industries.. He holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from the Kakatiya University. He also holds a diploma in technical and applied chemistry from Victoria Jubilee Technical Institute (VJTI). Mr. Chari is the bedrock on which Rossari has built its juggernaut of a sales and distribution network and he continues to capably drive our expansion in the market and steer the Company’s finances from strength to strength.
Mr. Goutam Bhattacharya is an independent director of our Company. He holds a Master’s Degree in Management from IIM, Ahmedabad. He brings with him a wealth of more than 20 years of experience with companies like Pulcra Chemicals. Having joined Rossari in December 2018, he is responsible for providing strategic guidance to the Company.
Ms. Meher Castelino is an independent director of our Company. Her involvement with textiles and fashion goes back to 1964, when she won the Miss India Crown, after having graduated from Lawrence School, Lovedale. As a Consultant, she has been instrumental in launching and promoting the products of several Domestic and MNC companies such as VIP Clothing amongst many others.
Mr. Aseem Dhru is an Independent Director of our Company. He was appointed on the Board of our Company on November 12, 2019. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from H. L. Commerce College, Gujarat University. He is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He was previously associated with HDFC Bank Limited as a group head and was a director on the board of HDB Financial Services Limited and HDFC Securities Limited. He is currently the chief executive officer and managing director on the board of Small Business FinCredit India Private Limited.
MAJOR GENERAL SHARABH PACHORY, VSM (RETIRED)
Major General Sharabh Pachory, VSM (retired) is an Independent Director of our Company. As a senior retired defence officer who served from 1982 to 2018, he has over 35 years of experience in the fields of defence administration and planning. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science from University of Jabalpur and a master’s degree of science in defence and strategic studies from University of Madras. He has also holds certificates from the College of Defence Management and All India Management Association for strategic management and decision making. He also participated in an independent director’s programme for senior officers of armed forces conducted by Management Development Institute, Gurugram.
Ms. Aparna Sharma
Ms. Aparna Sharma made her foray into the corporate world through NOCIL and moved into different
roles in the Human Resources function in organisations like Monsanto, Novartis, UCB, Deutsche
Bank, Lafarge & Greaves Cotton.
With over 26 years of rich and diverse industry experience across Building Materials, Banking &
Financial Services, Pharmaceuticals (including KPO), Biotechnology & Petrochemicals in HR, she is
currently contributing as a Board Mentor with various boards & as an advisor to various corporates in
areas such as Strategic Leadership, Planning, Organization Behaviour & Strategy for Board Room
Effectiveness, Organization Culture & Development, Leadership Relationships, Temperamental Traits
& Derailment Factors within Boards etc.
She has a number of awards and recognitions associated with her name-few of them are Bharat
Gaurav Puraskar- 2022, Excellent Woman HR Professional of the Year- 2021, Most Influential
Women in Academics-2020, Indian HR Champion of the Year-2019 etc. and celebrated author of two
best-selling books namely “Between U & Me – Ordinary People, Extraordinary Lessons” and “Reality
Bytes – The Role of HR in Today’s World”.
Ms. Aparna Sharma has completed her Masters in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations
(PM&IR), from TISS Mumbai in 1996.
Dr. Annoottam Ghosh was the chief executive of ICI India Limited’s specialty chemicals business (Uniqema) from 1999 to 2006 and subsequently the managing director of Croda India Company Private Limited from 2007 till his retirement in 2013.
Mr. Vikram Gupta is the founder, managing partner and investment committee member at Ivy Cap Ventures Advisors Private Limited.
Mr. Jean Marcopoulos has extensive experience in production and marketing of chemicals across multiple international jurisdiction including in France, Scotland, Italy, the USA, China, Japan and Indonesia.
Mr. Klaus is a founder and was also a managing director of Autenta Consulting GmbH Germany and Autenta Consulting GmbH Switzerland and was a senior advisor to the management board of Buzil-Werk Wagner GmbH and Co.
Mr. Puneet Arora is our Chief Executive Officer – Textile Chemicals Global. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from the Ambedkar College of Commerce and Economics, University of Bombay. He has been associated with our Company since incorporation.
Mr. Prasad Gadkari is our President – Manufacturing and oversees operations at both of our manufacturing plants. He holds a diploma in business management from Nagpur University. He has been associated with our Company since incorporation.
Ms. Manjiri Paranjpe is our Vice President – Research and Development. She holds a bachelor’s degree of science in textile chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly UDCT). She has been associated with our Company since incorporation.
Dr. Anish Kumar is our Vice President – Animal Health and Nutrition and has been with us since inception of the Business Unit. He holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and animal husbandry from the Jawaharlal Nehru Krishi Vishwa Vidyalaya.
Rajeev Kumar Jha
Mr. Rajeev Jha is our Vice President – Home, Personal Care and Performance Chemicals. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in textile chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly UDCT). He has been associated with our Company since incorporation.
Ms. Manasi Nisal, is our Senior Vice President – Strategy and Business Analytics. Ms. Manasi has over
24 years of experience in field of Finance, Audit, Merger & Acquisitions and organic and inorganic
growth process. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also
holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Mumbai University. Previously, she was associated
with Raymond Apparel Limited, Shriram Transport Finance Company Limited, Huechem Textiles
Mr. Sandeep Tulshyan is our Vice President – Procurement. He has completed
his MBA in the discipline of Operations & Supply Chain from SIBM, Pune.
Previously, he was associated with Indofil Industries Limited as Head –
Mr. Shantanu Dey is our Vice President – Exports & Brands. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in textile chemistry from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly UDCT). Previously, he was associated with Premco Global Ltd as Chief Executive Officer.
Ms. Parul Gupta is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. She holds a bachelor’s degree in law from University of Rajasthan and is a qualified company secretary from the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She was previously associated with Bajaj International Realty Private Limited and Tokyo Plast International Limited.
Mr. Mikhail Menezes is our Director – Technical. He holds a degree of master of engineering in chemical engineering from Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine, London. Post completion of his education, Mr. Mikhail Menezes joined our Company.
Mr. Yash Chari is our Director – Marketing and Business Development. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in chemical engineering from the University of South Florida. Post completion of his education, Mr. Yash Chari joined our Company.
DIFFERENTIATORS THAT ENABLE CUSTOMER-CENTRICITY
Rossari is a people-centric company that believes in employees being the true profit centres, investing in our staff is just as important as building infrastructure. Our diverse team features long-standing employees with very little attrition. We believe our employees stay with us because of the excellent training and growth opportunities afforded to them and they know that their talent and success will always be celebrated and rewarded.
One of our key business enablers is our agility in response to customers and markets. We understand that when customer needs are met with speed and accuracy, we build bonds of trust and reliance, and this is the basis of our relationships. We assume the role of problem solvers for our customers and regularly conduct workshops at customer premises to understand their problems. We use our R&D knowledge and application expertise to provide solutions to these issues and in turn create new products, processes or applications that we can further leverage in the market.
We believe that just as people are driven by their minds, organizations are driven by their mindsets. Over the past 20 years, we have sustained an innovative mindset amongst our team members. We treat problems, difficulties, and obstacles as opportunities and think out-of-the-box to discover innovative solutions. Innovation is a characteristic that pervades our organization and it is not limited to our R&D.
AMBITIOUS SUSTAINABILITY GOALS
As a company with a Green ethos, we do not treat sustainability as a desirable goal but an essential trait. We operate on the principle that anything that is “doable” should be sustainable. While this flows from our belief system, it has also proven to be a magnet attracting customers who seek sustainability in their operations.