Mr. Tarak Patel has been the Managing Director since June, 2015. He has been an Executive Director of our Company since 2007. He has also served as Vice President - Sales & Marketing and Manager - Corporate Development in our company. Prior to joining GMM Pfaudler Limited Mr. Tarak Patel worked with Universal Consulting, a leading Strategy Management Consulting & Growth Strategy Consulting Company based in Mumbai, India.
Mr. Patel has a BA in Economics from the University of Rochester, USA and an MBA degree jointly conferred by Columbia Business School, London Business School and University of Hong Kong (HKU) Business School.
Chief Operating Officer
Mr. Ashok Pillai has been the Chief Operating Officer of our Company since 2006. He has been an integral part of our company for more than 14 years and has held various senior management positions in Sales & Marketing and Operations. Prior to joining our company Mr. Pillai has held positions in Sales & Marketing with Larsen & Toubro, GE India and Raychem.
Mr. Pillai has a BE Hons) in Electrical and Electronics from BITS, Pilani and also holds a Diploma in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Mr. Amar Nath Mohanty
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Amar Nath Mohanty has been the Financial Controller of our company since 2000. He has more than 22 years of experience and has held Corporate Finance positions with Carrier Aircon Ltd., Indian Aluminium Co. Ltd. and Brooke Bond India Ltd.
Mr. Mohanty is a Commerce Graduate, Member of the Institute of Chartered Accounts of India [ICAI] and a Member of The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India [ICWAI].
Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Jugal Sahu has been the Chief Financial Officer since January 19th, 2016. He has more than 20 years of experience in Finance and Accounts. Prior to joining our company he has worked with Mideast Integrated Steels, Alcan International Network India (Rio Tinto Group), TEVA India, Boots Piramal Helathcare and United Phosphorus.
Mr. Sahu is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and has a degree from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India and Chartered Institute of Management Accounts, UK.
Vice President - Alloy
Mr. Anil Advani rejoined GMM as VP Alloy Division in April 2012. Mr. Advani was at GMM from 1989 to 1996 in various capacities before he was assigned to set up Pfaudler China as General Manager from 1996 to 2011. Prior to joining our company Mr. Advani has held positions at Jasubhai Credfeld, Davy Powergas and InterNorth (predecessor to Enron).
Mr. Advani has a MS in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Tech in Atlanta, USA and a B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from University of Madras.
Vice President - Manufacturing
Mr. Chandulal Makadia has been the General Manager – Operations of GMM Pfaudler Ltd since 2017. He has been with the company since 1992 and has held various positions with increasing responsibilities in Manufacturing and Operations.
Mr. Makadia has a Specialize Diploma in Fabrication from BPTI Bhavnagar, and Graduate in Manufacturing and operational Managements from Indian School of business, Mohali, and has been trained in Welding Technology, Lean Manufacturing and Theory on Constraints.
Pradeep Kumar Upmanyu
Vice President - Engineering
Mr. Pradeep Kumar Upmanyu is Vice President Engineering and is serving company since 2017. He has more than 25 years of experience in the field of Static Equipment Engineering. Prior to joining our Company, he has worked with reputed equipment manufacturing and international EPC organizations like ISGEC, McDermott Middle East , Petrofac , Technip, Samsung Engineering & Bechtel.
Mr. Upmanyu is an Engineering Graduate form Aligarh Muslim University.
Ms. Mittal Mehta has been the Company Secretary & Compliance Officer of our Company since 2007. She has been an integral part of our company for more than 8 years (excluding a sabbatical of 2 years) and is in charge of the Secretarial & Legal Department of the Company.
Ms. Mehta is a qualified Company Secretary and a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). In addition to her professional qualification as a Company Secretary, she also holds a bachelors' degree in Law.