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    Board of Directors
    Management Team
 
 
    Mr. Subodh Bhargava
    Mr. Zubair Ahmed
    Mr. Kunal Kashyap
    Mr. P. Dwarakanath
    Mr. Jaiboy Phillips
    Mr. Ramakrishnan Subramanian
    Mr. Naresh Dayal
    Mr. Mukesh Butani
    Ms. Ireena Vittal
    Mr. Jonathan W. Box

Mr. Subodh Bhargava
Chairman

Mr. Subodh Bhargava holds a Degree in Mechanical Engineering from IIT (Roorkee ). He started his career with Balmer Lawrie & Co., Kolkata before joining the Eicher group of companies in Delhi in 1975. On March 31, 2000, he retired as the Group Chairman and Chief Executive and is now the Chairman Emeritus, Eicher group. He is the past President of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) and the Association of Indian Automobile Manufacturers; and the Vice President of the Tractor Manufacturers Association. Over several years, he was a key spokesperson for Indian industry, contributing to and influencing government policy while simultaneously working with industry to evolve new responses to the changing environment. He was a member of the Insurance Tariff Advisory Committee, the Economic Development Board of the government of Rajasthan. He was also the chairman of the National Accreditation Board for Certifying Bodies (NABCB) under the aegis of the Quality Council of India (QCI). Mr. Bhargava has been closely associated with technical and management education in India. He was the Chairman of the Board of Apprenticeship Training and Member of the Board of Governors of IIT Roorkee ,The Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi; Indian Institute of Management, Indore ; Indian Institute of Management , Lucknow; and the Entrepreneurship Development Institute of India, Ahmedabad.

Mr. Subodh Bhargava is a trustee on various government/ semi government and charitable organizations and is also on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management Kashipur and other Institutions for Graduate Engineering and Bachelor’s and Master’s Degree programmes in Business Management. He has been conferred with the Distinguished Alumnus Award by Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee and by Agra University.

Mr. Subodh Bhargava is a Director on the Board of following Companies:

Tata Communications Ltd., Tata Steel Ltd., TRF Ltd., Carobrundum Universal Ltd., Batliboi Ltd., Larsen & Toubro Ltd., Tata Motors Ltd., Tata Communications International Pte. Ltd., Tata Communications Services ( International) Pte Ltd., SunBorne Energy Holdings LLC

Mr. Subodh Bhargava is also a Chairman/member of the Committee of Directors in following Companies:

Carborundum Universal Ltd. – Chairman – Audit Committee, Tata Steel Ltd. – Chairman – Audit Committee, Tata Communication Ltd. – Member – Audit Committee, TRF Ltd. – Member – Executive Committee & Remuneration Committee, Batliboi Ltd. – Member Audit Committee, Tata Motors Limited – ECOB- Member.

Mr. Zubair Ahmed
Managing Director

Upon nomination by Horlicks Ltd., Mr. Zubair Ahmed was appointed as Managing Director of the Company for a period of five years w.e.f. January 1, 2007. Mr. Zubair Ahmed was then re- appointed as the Managing Director of the Company for a period of one year and five months i.e. from January 1, 2012 to May 31, 2013. The appointment was approved by the shareholders in their meeting held on March 22, 2012. Mr. Zubair Ahmed’s term as Managing Director expires on May 31, 2013. Horlicks Ltd. vide letter dated 4 February, 2013, nominated Mr. Zubair Ahmed as Director for a further term of 4 years w.e.f. June 1, 2013. The Board of Directors at its meeting held on February 15, 2013, has resolved to re-appoint Mr. Zubair Ahmed as Managing Director of the Company for a period of 4 years i.e. from 1st June, 2013 to 31st May, 2017. The remuneration payable to Mr. Zubair Ahmed, being subject to the approval of the members, is placed for approval.

Mr. Ahmed was associated with Gillette for over 14 years where his leadership competencies in the areas of strategic planning, strategic relationship building and result orientation led him to work on prestigious assignments in the company's operations in Middle East and India. Mr. Ahmed has also worked with leading companies like Voltas and Unilever in the past.

Mr. Kunal Kashyap
Independent Director

Mr. Kunal Kashyap is a Chartered Accountant by profession and is currently the Chairman and Managing Director of Allegro Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd, a leading Investment Bank. Mr. Kunal Kashyap was also the founder and Executive Director of Celstream Technologies Pvt. Ltd, a leading software product engineering organisation. During the period 1994-2000, he was a global partner at Arthur Andersen responsible for developing the firms' practice in South India. Mr. Kunal Kashyap has also been responsible for managing the treasury and Business Development functions for Asia Pacific at Digital Equipment Corporation.

Mr. Kunal Kashyap is a Director on the Board of Corporate Voice Weber Shandwik P Ltd, Allegro Capital Advisors Pvt Ltd, Allegro Capital Pvt Ltd, Allegro Insurance Brokers Pvt Ltd and Zela Wellness Pvt Ltd. Since March 28, 2001, he has been a Director of this Company.

Mr. Kunal Kashyap is also a Chairman of the Audit Committee of Corporate Voice Weber Shandwik P Ltd.

Mr. P. Dwarakanath
Independent Director

Mr. P Dwarakanath retired as Director - Human Resource of the Company w.e.f. July 31, 2006. Since his retirement, he has been a Non Executive Director of the Company. Mr. Dwarakanath has over 40 years of experience in Engineering, Chemical, Pharma and Consumer Goods industry in the core functional areas of Legal, Employee Relations, Management Development, Leadership Development and HR Management. He has been actively involved in various professional bodies and currently the Treasurer of All India Management Association (AIMA) and has a successful stint as President of the National Human Resources Development Network,( 2005 to 2007) and President of Delhi Management Association (2000/2001).

Mr. P Dwarakanath is a Director on the Board of Pharmax Coporation Ltd., Max Healthstaff International Ltd., Malsi Estates Ltd., ABK Consultants Pvt. Ltd., Grow Talent Company Ltd., Solace Hotels and Hospitality Services Pvt. Ltd. and Max Ventures Pvt. Ltd.

Mr. Jaiboy Phillips
Director Operations

Mr. Jaiboy John Phillips joined the Company w.e.f. January 2, 2012 from Cadbury India Ltd. (now Mondelez International) where his career has spanned more than 30 years. He joined Cadbury as a management trainee and held roles in procurement, customer services & logistics, manufacturing, external supply, R&D, sales development and general management. For the last nine years he was Director - Supply Chain for Cadbury India Ltd. and led the successful implementation of the end-to-end Supply Chain transformation programme. He was also instrumental in setting up the strategic framework for Procurement, Customer Service & Logistics, Manufacturing, Projects, Quality, Sustainability and Safety. Between 2008 and 2009, Mr. Phillips was also Supply Chain Leader for Asia (China, South East Asia, India) on Cadbury’s Global Supply Chain Leadership Team.

Mr. Ramakrishnan Subramanian
Director, Finance

Mr. Ramakrishnan Subramanian joined the Company in 2006 as Deputy CFO and was promoted as Director – Finance effective December, 2007. He brings to the organization a rich 29 years of experience in the FMCG sector. He is responsible for efficient operations of Finance, Treasury, Taxation, Insurance, Internal & Statutory Audit functions. Before joining the Company, he was working for an FMCG company HUL and spent across several positions in Finance & Procurement functions, in varied foods categories.

As member of Indian Sub-Continent Management Team, he contributed towards determination of local business strategy, meeting its sales & operating profit targets, as well as to shape the organisation to meet the challenges for the future.

Mr. Naresh Dayal
Non Executive Director

Mr. Naresh Dayal, IAS, has worked with the Government of India for 37 years in various positions at the state and national levels. As Secretary, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Mr. Dayal has been responsible, among other things, for all policies and programs in Public Health, supervising National Health Authorities, assessing and devising the policies for the country’s manpower requirements in health. Mr. Dayal holds a Masters degree in Arts from University of Delhi and also in Professional Studies, Agriculture, from University of Cornell, USA.

Mr. Naresh Dayal is also the Chairman of the Expert Appraisal Committee for Coastal Regulation Zone and Infrastructure Projects for Environment and CRZ clearances by the Ministry of Environment, Government of India.

Mr. Naresh Dayal is a Director of State Trading Corporation of India Limited.

Mr. Mukesh Butani
Non Executive Director

Mr. Mukesh Butani is Chairman of BMR Advisors and Managing Partner of BMR Legal. With a specialisation in international tax and transfer pricing, he has significant experience in advising Fortune 500 multinationals and Indian business houses on a wide range of matters relating to FDI policy, entry strategy, business re-organisations, cross-border tax structuring, tax controversy and regulatory policy across a range of sectors.

A former national tax Director and international tax Partner at two Big Four accounting firms, Mukesh currently serves as a member of the board of Taxand, the world’s largest independent tax organisation, and as Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Commerce Commission on Taxation. He is presently serving as member of FICCI’s National Executive Committee, Corporate Laws Committee, Council Member of the European Business Group, CII’s national committee on dispute resolution, ASSOCHAM’s National M&A Council and Corporate Affairs Committee of PHD chambers. Mukesh is serving as a member of the International Fiscal Association’s Permanent Scientific Committee and OECD-BIAC committee. He was inducted as member of the Advisory Group on International Tax and Transfer Pricing constituted by the Indian Ministry of Finance in 2012. He served as a member of the OECD’s Business Restructuring Advisory Group and is presently member of OECD’s working party on transfer pricing and intangibles. Mukesh is actively associated with Washington D.C. based advocacy bodies, US-India Business Council and US Council for International Business.

Mukesh is an acclaimed expert in the areas of international tax, transfer pricing and India tax & regulatory policies. He has several authorships to his credit – including works published by LexisNexis Butterworths and most recently, a treatise on Transfer Pricing Dispute Resolution for the Cambridge University Press. His other authorships include the Wolters Kluwer CCH online guide to Transfer Pricing in Asia and titles on Business Restructurings and Customs Valuation, co-authored for the International Bureau of Fiscal Documentation (IBFD). Mukesh participated in the Kelkar task force tax reforms and was a member of the Indian MoF’s committee on e-commerce taxation. He is presently representing ICC on the MoF Standing Committee on withholding tax and Foreign Tax Credit. Also Mukesh has been ranked as the top Tax Controversy Leader in India 2012 by International Tax Review.

Mukesh has consistently featured among the leading international tax and transfer pricing advisors in independent surveys, most notably the International Tax Review, Legal Review Expert Guides, Asia Law Leading Lawyers, Chambers & Partners and Legal Who’s Who of Corporate Tax Lawyers . He also featured in the Business Today survey, of ‘India’s top 50 Managers’ in 2004.

Mukesh is a graduate in Commerce from the University of Bombay and holds a bachelor’s degree in law. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1985 and is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi and practices in Supreme Court of India.

Mr. Mukesh H Butani is a Director on the Board of Hindustan Oil & Exploration Co. Ltd, BMR Business Solutions Pvt Ltd., BMR Managed Services Pvt Ltd., Taxand Advisors Pvt Ltd and BMR Advisors Pte Limited.

Mr. Mukesh H Butani is also a Chairman of the Audit Committee of Hindustan Oil & Exploration Co. Ltd.

Ms. Ireena Vittal
Independent Director

Ireena Vittal, a former partner at McKinsey & Co, is recognized as a thought leader on strategy for consumer companies in emerging markets. Her understanding of Indian consumers & shoppers and her experiences with crafting winning business models will help guide GlaxoSmithKline Consumer in its next phase of growth. Ireena worked with Nestle India and Max Touch (now Vodafone) before joining McKinsey. She is an Independent Board Member of select companies including Titan Industries, Godrej Consumer Products and Axis Bank. She has worked for 23 years and has graduated from IIM, Calcutta.

Mr. Jonathan W. Box
Non Executive Director

Jonathan is a member of the Consumer Healthcare Leadership Team and the GSK Finance Leadership Team. He has an extensive background in Finance and Manufacturing. Jonathan began his career at Cadbury’s Schweppes before joining Glaxo in 1989, and moving on to senior positions within the manufacturing finance organisation.
In 2002 he moved into Operations and was appointed Site Director at the Barnard Castle Site in the UK.
In 2003 he moved to the US as SVP for North America Supply and subsequently assumed responsibility for more manufacturing operations. This culminated in his final role in GMS as SVP- Pharma Ops when he was responsible for 45 manufacturing facilities around the world, supplying pharmaceutical products to 130 markets. This division operated as the major interface with R&D for the development and launch of new products.
Jonathan has a BSc in Economics from the London School of Economics. He is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accounting.