Mr. Ness N. Wadia is currently the Chairman of the Company and was inducted as a Non-Executive Director in March 1997. He currently serves as Managing Director of The Bombay Burmah Trading Corporation, Ltd. (BBTCL) and Director on boards of Wadia Group companies including Britannia Industries Ltd. (BIL), The Bombay Dyeing and Manufacturing Company Ltd. (BDMC) and Go Airlines (India) Ltd. (Go Air).
He is also a member on the Board of the Wadia Hospitals and Trustee of Sir Ness Wadia Foundation, F. E. Dinshaw Trust, Britannia Nutrition Foundation and Modern Education Society, Pune.
As a Trustee of Sir Ness Wadia Foundation and other Trusts, he leads the Group’s efforts to empower the underprivileged sections of the society. He is actively involved in overseeing the award-winning Wadia Hospitals in addition to the Group’s educational and housing institutions.
Mr. Wadia was active in major industry organizations namely FICCI and led several forums such as Lifestyle forum, Young Leaders forum as well as President of Mumbai Chapter.
He did a Master’s degree in Science (M.Sc.) of Engineering Management from the University of Warwick with a thesis titled “Leading to Success in India”.
Mr. Rajesh Batra did his schooling in Campion school, Mumbai and graduated from Elphinstone College, in 1975. He then obtained a Diploma in Systems management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute in 1978.
Mr. Batra is a second generation entrepreneur and son of Mr. Ram Batra, a leading businessman and a former sheriff of Mumbai. Mr. Batra is the Chairman of Cravatex Limited, Cravatex Brands Limited and Proline India Limited. The companies deal in wholesale and retail apparel, footwear & accessories and fitness equipment. They have partnerships with leading international brands besides owning some of their own brands. A keen tennis enthusiast, Mr. Batra is a former Maharashtra state champion and a former nationally ranked player and has represented India in
several international events.
Mr. Batra is a Director on the board of several companies. He is also a trustee on several charitable trusts and promotes sport through the Ram Batra Memorial Foundation.
Mr. S. Ragothaman is a Graduate in Commerce and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has a vast and rich experience in banking with specialization in the areas of project advice, risk assessment and financial management. Mr. Ragothaman also offers consultancy services.
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Bodhanwala
Non - Executive / Non - Independent Director
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Bodhanwala
Dr. (Mrs.) Minnie Bodhanwala is presently working as Chief Executive Officer at Nowrosjee Wadia Maternity Hospital and Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai.
Under her mantle, the Wadia Hospitals have won 21 prestigious awards in a span of one year. Dr. Bodhanwala was honoured with more than 40 awards, which include various prestigious awards like the “International Award in Healthcare” by the Thai Chamber of Commerce, Bangkok; “Global Award for Sustainable Healthcare Models with
Revenue Turnover”, Dubai; “Leading Business Women of the Year” by Global, Mumbai; Life Time Achievement Award in Healthcare by National Excellence Awards 2015.
She is highly motivated, pro-active passionate individual holding a rich enormous experience of over 35 years with exceptional liaison, teamwork, leadership and organizational abilities to thrive in a fast-paced, resultsoriented business environment, with an entrepreneurial spirit to foresee potential growth with a strong background of crisis management in Healthcare for Brownfield and Greenfield projects and is also a Six Sigma Green Belt Expert.
She holds the following qualifications: BDS, MBA, MHA, LLB, MPH, TQM, FCR, PGQMAHO; FISQUA, Principal Assessor, NABH ISO Auditor 9001, 14001
Mr. Viraf Mehta holds a degree in Bachelor of Commerce from the Mumbai University, and is also a Fellow Member of The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).
Mr. Mehta has more than 40 years of experience in Audit, Assurance and Business Advisory Services. He was the Managing Partner of Kalyaniwalla & Mistry, Chartered Accountants, a member firm of Mazars in India up to
31st March, 2018. His professional experience includes handling special assignments for a wide spectrum of clients
in different services and industries.
He has also handled assignments relating to special audits and investigations on behalf of the Reserve Bank of India, Securities Exchange Board of India and on behalf of the Special Court set up under the Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities Act, 1992.
He has been on the Board of Directors of some companies and a Bank and is a member on the committees of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and of the ICAI as an invitee.
Mrs. Harshbeena Zaveri is one of the early founders (and the only woman founder) of Ashoka University, India’s first liberal arts university. Mrs. Zaveri is the Vice-Chairman & Managing Director of NRB Bearings Limited and a Non-Independent Non-Executive Chairman of SNL Bearings Limited.
She graduated with freshman distinction and as a Wellesley Scholar (magna cum laude) with honours from Wellesley College. Under her leadership, NRB Bearings Limited was selected as one of the Asia’s Best 200 companies under US$ 1 Billion in the year 2007. She joined NRB as a management trainee in 1987 and rose to become
the President in 2001. Mrs. Zaveri spearheaded NRB’s foray into design engineering and set up an R&D Centre,
enabling NRB to become a supplier to the world’s foremost automotive and mobility companies including global
leaders Volvo, Renault, Audi, Daimler, Honda, Mazda and Bosch.
She has been the recipient of many prestigious national and international business awards and was honoured by Economic Times as - “Most inspiring leaders of India”, “Most Promising Asian Business Leader” and recognised as one of the “Game Changers of India”. She has been recognized as one of the “Most Powerful Women Leaders in India” by Fortune India since 2012, and by Business Today, Business World and India Today who have named
her amongst the Most Powerful Women in Business.
Passionate about empowering youth through education, she devotes considerable time to this endeavour. An active member of the Wellesley Business Leadership Council, she is the Former President of The Ball & Roller Bearings Manufacturer’s Association, a Governing council member of Indo-French Chambers of Commerce, Indo-German Chambers of Commerce and Patron member of IndoAmerican Chambers of Commerce & Executive Committee Member of Western Regional Council and National Committees of the Confederation of Indian Industries.
Mr. Rajiv Arora
Chief Executive Officer & Director
Mr. Rajiv Arora
Mr. Rajiv Arora is a Chemical Engineer (BE) from Birla Institute of Technology and Science, Pilani and MBA (Marketing & Operations) from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore
Mr. Arora has vast experience of over 35 years, in diverse industries including a stint of 2 years in Germany. Prior to this, he was associated as a President & Business Head with Shriram Axiall Private Limited (A 50:50 Joint Venture between DCM Shriram Limited and Westlake Chemicals Corporation, USA) since 2014. He has been associated with DCM Shriram Group since 2002 and prior to that, he has worked for 17 years with companies like Ester Industries Limited, Ester Europe GmbH, SRF Limited, Modipon Fibres Limited and Grasim Industries Limited.