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Pradip D Kothari, Chairman & Managing Director (Non-Independent)

Pradip D Kothari has been the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited (KICL) since 1981.He is responsible for creating KICL's vision and chalking out the marketing, research and production milestones towards achieving the vision. As CMD, Pradip D Kothari has extensive management experience and has pioneered the various expansions of KICL from Fertilizers to Tea plantations, Granite and Breweries. Under his leadership, KICL scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. He is recognized and respected in the corporate world for his hands-on understanding of the Indian farmer's needs.


A successful businessman, Pradip D.Kothari was the Honorary Consul for South Korea in Chennai, for Southern India during the period August 1989 to August 1999. He was also the past President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (South India Council and National), Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, Round Table India, member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, etc.He has also served as the Secretary of the World Council of Young Men's Service Clubs.


He received a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Madras.



Surekha P.Kothari, Director (Non-independent)

Mrs.Surekha P.Kothari is a Master's Graduate from Mumbai University with a specialization in Political Science.


She is the Vice President of Kothari (Madras) International Limited, Chennai, & has served as the former National President of the FICCI Ladies Organisation,  National Treasurer of Ladies Circle India, Vice President of The International Women's Association, Governing Body Member of The Institute for Financial management & Research,  Chairperson of the Madras Management Association and member of the Crafts Council of India.


She has also worked in the Market Research Division of Kamani Export House, Mumbai, prior to marriage. She was the Madras Correspondent of “Flair” magazine.


Surekha is a well trained Hypnotherapist, Healer and Counselor , working in her own set up, Body Mind Soul Centre at Nungambakkam.She conducts extensive workshops, seminars & presentations on various topics related to self development, to individuals and organizations. Some of these organizations include the Rotary and Inner Wheel clubs in Chennai, Mumbai and all over India, the Past Life Regression Convention in Hyderabad, Indus (Mumbai based NGO), Social Service League etc.


She conducts Workshops on Chakras, Character & Personality, Awakening the Real "YOU", attitudes, Pranayama for Health.  Her workshops are also customized for specific groups with specific interests.



Mr.Dilip Machado, Director (Independent)

Mr.Dilip Machado (DIN 06895289) is an Independent Director on the Board of M/s.Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited effective 31st March 2015.


He is a third generation entrepreneur coming from the eminent I.S.Machado Business Group which has been in the business of Shipping ,C&F, etc. since 1928. He has had an outstanding career in Shipping Logistics, both Domestic & International for over 27 years, during which he has developed a firm understanding of the complexities of International markets. He is on the Board of I.S.Machado Logistics Pvt.Ltd. as a Wholetime Director.


He has extensive and diverse experience managing all aspects of Supply Chain, Trade Compliance (Import/Export), Logistics (Inbound & Outbound) and Procurement and also recognized for his ability to ensure compliance with all relevant domestic and foreign import and export laws.


He is a dedicated individual who adapts to changing environments while meeting all requirements and challenges. His personal skills include entire process vision, solid understanding of corporate dynamics, problem solving, customer needs and team working & team building.


Mr.Dilip Machado‘s sharp business acumen will enrich the Board of Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited and will enable Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited, to get valuable guidance and help to promote trading activities & other business activities, both domestic & International.



Mr.D.Gunasekaran, Director (Independent)

Mr. D.Gunasekaran (DIN 07326495) is an Independent Director on the Board of M/s.Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited effective 30th October 2015.


Mr. Gunasekaran is a seasoned banker with significant experience both at field and in administrative and corporate offices. Mr. Gunasekaran is a B.A.Graduate and a Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers.


Having started his career in Indian Overseas Bank and he has worked at various levels. His experience in banking sector includes Credit, Investment, Personnel Administration, Compliance and Risk Management. He has served in managerial cadre for more than 15 years.

He has left a deep imprint on all the positions he has held by dint of his passion for raising the bar and redefining the roles. A person known for his strong inter-personal skills, he contributes immensely to strategy and policy formation.


The Board of Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited would be immensely benefited by his guidance in Financial & Strategic Planning for its current & future endeavors.