Leadership

Dr. Rahul Mirchandani

Chairman and Managing Director


Dr Rahul Mirchandani has 23 years of experience as Director of Aries Agro Limited Ranked amongst the 30 Most Innovative CEOs in India in 2014, he has pioneered several unique marketing processes and brand management tactics at Aries.

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These include launching India’s first loyalty programme in agribusiness, India’s first Agribusiness flash sale (earning a Limca Book of Records), insurance-based customer retention programmes for farmers, executing the first nationwide single day launch for a specialty fertilizer brand as well as several shock-and-awe brand building programmes to sustain and grow 65 rural brands with zero mass media advertising. Many of these strategies are being documented and taught as case studies in customer relations management at leading Indian business schools.

He holds a Doctorate in Management Studies from NMIMS University, Mumbai and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from the University of Canberra, Australia. Rahul has delivered sessions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford University, UK and has lectured at over 50 B-Schools in India. A Past National Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Young Indians (CII-Yi), he is the architect of Yi’s Farmers Net program and has served on the CII Agriculture, Innovation, International Policy and India@75 National Councils. He has been the Chairman for the Yi’s Next Practices platform and has also chaired Yi’s International Relations and Partnerships and is the Founder of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs- Asia (CAYE-Asia). He is the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding achievements towards Youth Empowerment and Inclusive Growth.

Recognized as one of the world’s foremost achievers in his field, Rahul is listed in the Who’s Who in the World 2013 and has been invited to Receptions at Buckingham Palace, the International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, High Commissioners Banquets, Association of MBAs Global Deans conference, amongst many others. Rahul was a member of the Global Jury for the UN-Habitat Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards 2016. Rahul is a Fellow of the 4Sight Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.

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Date of Appointment: 04.04.2017
Date of Joining as 02.02.1994

Dr. Jimmy Mirchandani

Director


Dr Jimmy Mirchandani is a Bachelor of Veterinary Science & Animal Husbandry from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth-Agri University. He has been conferred “Bachelor of Laws” by Mumbai University.

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Dr Jimmy Mirchandani is with Aries for almost 26 years; more particularly involved with the development of new products. He looks after the day to day operations of the Company. He was instrumental in propelling Aries Research into the chelation area. He was also the president of Indian Micro Fertilizers Manufacturers’ Association of India (2001-2005).

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Date of Appointment: 15.01.1976

Prof. R. S. S. Mani

Independent Director


Prof. R.S.S. Mani is a HRD & Management Strategy expert, associated in value-added interventions to many reputed Companies in the domains of HRM, Institution Building, T&D, OB, OD, and such.

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Prof. Mani has been associated in training & consultancy activities with a large number of corporates such as Wockhardt, L&T, M&M, TATA Group, RIL, Thomas Cook, Aditya Birla Group amongst many others in their strategic HRM projects. Prof. Mani (a gold medalist from TISS) was also a full-time faculty member of TATA Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) associated with the personnel management department. He was incharge of conducting training programmes for many organizations throughout India.

He has been the Advisor - Career Development for the SIES group of institutions in Nerul and is also a visiting professor at TISS. Prof R S S Mani has recently bestowed the SAMAJ SHAKTI Award for his outstanding contribution in the sphere of education. He supports several educational charities in Mumbai & is also the Hon Director of the Computer Education & Library of the SHHPBS. He is also acknowledged as an eminent career guidance specialist & has mentored several executives shape their careers. He is the Chairman of Audit Committee.

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Date of Appointment: 16.08.2004

Mr. Chakradhar Bharat Chhaya

Independent Director


Mr. Chakradhar Bharat Chhaya, aged about 65 years has more than 45 years of experience in the field of banking and finance. He completed his Bachelor of Commerce from University of Bombay in the year 1963. He is a Fellow of Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India

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He is also a CAIIB (Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers). He began his career in the year 1964 with Bank of Baroda. He worked at various positions before retiring as Managing Director of BOBCARDS Limited, a subsidiary of Bank of Baroda in 2003. The various designations held by him during his career were Zonal Head and Convener of State Level Bankers' Committee of Rajasthan and Nagar Rajbhasha Samiti of Jaipur (Banks), Deputy General Manager - Corporate Banking, Assistant General Manager – Central Inspection Division, Regional Manager - Jamnagar / Junagadh & Rajkot regions and Principle Officer for Sultanate of Oman Territory.

At present, he is practicing as a Cost Accountant and undertakes corporate and NBFC advisory assignments. He is also a Director in an NBFC engaged in the Business of offering students' loan for higher studies and Independent Director of Texmo Pipes & Products Limited.

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Date of Appointment: 29.10.2009

Mrs. Nitya Mirchandani

Director


Mrs. Nitya Mirchandani is a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Swami Vivekananda College of Commerce, Arts & Science, Mumbai and holds a Diploma in Human Resource Management from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai.

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She has completed a diploma in Advertising from the British Council, Mumbai and has interest in Children’s Education and Counseling Psychology.

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Date of Appointment: 30.05.2014

Mr. Nrupang B. Dholakia

Independant Director


CS Nrupang B. Dholakia is a Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi (ICSI) and is also Whole - time Company Secretary in Practice. He has worked as a CS Management Trainee with Pfizer Limited and M/s Dholakia & Associates, Company Secretaries.

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He has over a decade of experience in field of Corporate Laws and has been associated with various organisations across India for shaping up their legal regime and also helping setting up in India. He also appears before Hon’ble National Company Law Tribunal and various Authorities across India. His educational achievements include 1st Rank in Western Zone and 5th Rank at All India Level for Executive Programme of ICSI and 13th Rank at All India Level for Professional Programme of ICSI. Further he has achieved highest score in Constitutional Law and Legal Language in Jitendra Chauhan College of Law, Mumbai and stood 3rd in the First Two Years of LL.B. in Jitendra Chauhan College of Law. He has also achieved highest score for subject “Law” in Second year of graduation in Commerce in Narsee Monjee College, Mumbai. He holds Bachelors Degree in Law and Masters Degree in Business Law from National Law School of India University. He has also completed Diploma in International Cyber Laws and Executive Programme in Corporate Laws from the Asian School of Laws. He was also appointed as ‘Observer’ by the Hon’ble Company Law Board, Mumbai Bench for one of the Inspection Matter before CLB. He is currently Designated Partner of Dholakia & Associates LLP, reputed firm of Company Secretaries and Director of Mruga Corporate Services Limited, a Corporate Advisory Company.

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Date of Appointment: 15.03.2022