Board of Directors
Board of Directors
Mr. Ranjit Bhavnani
Founder of RB Chemicals in 1978 and then Calibre Chemicals in 1984, Ranjit has over 40 years of diverse intellect and business experience in Chemicals, Dairy industry and investing. He has a deep understanding of electrochemical and chemical technology with a vision for sustainable systems and practices.
Ranjit is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai, Cornell University and Massachusetts Institute of Technology, USA. He is also on the board of Igloo Diary and Calimara Matters.
Dr Ramachandran Raman
Dr. Raman Ramachandran was previously associated with PI Industries as the Managing Director and CEO. Before that, he was the Chairman & Managing Director of BASF India and Head of the BASF legal entities in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka). During his stint of nearly two decades with global chemicals major, Dr. Ramachandran held many positions of responsibility and led the strategic evolution of BASF as a leader in the agricultural products business in the Asia Pacific region. Dr. Ramachandran was a member of the BASF’s Asia Pacific Business Board, Vice-President, Crop Life Asia and Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries, Chemicals and Petrochemicals industry group. He was recently awarded FICCI’s Chemical and Petrochemical sector’s “Life Time Achievement Award for contribution to Agrochemical Industry”. He serves on boards of PI Industries and Proklean Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
Mr. Vibhor Kumar Talreja
Vibhor is Managing Director at Everstone Capital and has over a decade of investing experience in India. He has been instrumental in marquee Private Equity investments in financial services, industrial/consumer, real estate and telecom sectors.
Vibhor is Alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Mr. Trivik Bhavnani
Trivik has over a decade of experience in strategic purchase and customer onboarding in the chemical industry. His business acumen has helped Calibre Chemicals grow tremendously in recent years.
Mr. Vishal Sharma
Vishal is the Managing Director at Everstone Capital. He has over 18 years of experience in consulting and operations across diverse manufacturing and services sectors. Vishal has been leading the value creation teams of several investee companies of Everstone. Vishal is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi and Indian School of Business, Hyderabad.
Mr. Vijay Rai
Vijay is an eminent chemical industry professional and entrepreneur. He has over four decades of rich industry experience as a part of the Tata Group including MD of Rallies Ltd. and other Tata Group companies.
Vijay is an alumnus of Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.
Rikhil R Bhavnani
Rikhil R. Bhavnani is a Professor in the Department of Political Science at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, where he serves as the Associate Chair and Director of Graduate Studies. He is also a Faculty Affiliate at the La Follette School of Public Affairs, the Elections Research Center and the Center for South Asia. Bhavnani previously served as the Faculty Director for the Center for South Asia.
Professor Bhavnani’s research and teaching focus on the political economy of development and migration, and on inequalities in political representation, mainly in India. Bhavnani’s papers have been published in various journals, including the American Political Science Review, the American Journal of Political Science, and the Journal of Politics.
Prior to starting at UW–Madison, Professor Bhavnani was a visiting fellow at the Center for the Study of Democratic Politics at Princeton University. He has worked at the Center for Global Development and the International Monetary Fund and received a PhD in political science and an MA in economics from Stanford University, and a BA in political science and economics from Yale University.
Mr Rajesh Dahiya
Additional Nominee Director
Rajesh is the founder & CEO of GoodGovern, a Governance start-up committed to bringing lasting change through best governance practices thereby raising the level of transparency, accountability and sustainability of “Business-India”. He is presently Chairman of Axis Trustee Services Ltd and serves on the Board of Max Life Insurance.
Prior to this, he was the Executive Director on the Board of Axis Bank Ltd and was responsible for multiple Governance functions under the Corporate Centre of the Bank. He is serving as a trustee on the board of trustees of Axis Bank foundation since 2015. Previously, he has served on the Boards of Axis Finance Limited and Axis PE.
Prior to joining Axis Bank, Rajesh spent 20 years at Tata Group across group companies, starting with Rallis India Limited where he handled various responsibilities in Manufacturing, Human Resources, Supply Chain Management, Institutional Sales, and Exports functions. He went on to head Tata Administrative Services (TAS) for the Tata Group.
Rajesh currently serves on SES Governance, ESG Advisory Board and is also a Member of the CII Climate Change Council.