Board of Directors

Board of Directors

1. T. Vinodkumar 

Mr. T. Vinodkumar is a Chartered Accountant with 3 decades of varied experience panning sectors like Food, FMCG, Chemicals, Fertilizers and Engineering. He has  handled varied roles in areas of  Finance & Accounts, Treasury, Supply Chain, Risk Management, Strategy and  M&A in Companies like Voltas, Britannia, Hindustan Unilever  and  Tata Chemicals prior to taking on the CFO role at Kirloskar Oil Engines Ltd, (KOEL) based in Pune.

He joined KOEL in Dec 2012 as their CFO. Effective April 2017, he has taken on the additional role of CHRO for KOEL. Vinod has been a key member of the leadership team at KOEL and has successfully driven several initiatives and profit improvement programs.

2. Udayanbhai Gajjar

With his 30 years of rich and extensive technical knowledge, skill set and aptitude of ‘Research & Development’ Varuna Products has created its own place in the Indian Market.

He was Chairman and Managing Director of La Gajjar Machineries (P) Ltd till June 2017, after the Partnership with KOEL  he is now governing the LGM Group as a Director . He has been associated with Varuna brand since 1978, he has started working at the age of 17 and he is the innovator of adding  good product range of submersible product basket of LGM. His techno-pioneering spirit inspired the group to create India’s first oil-based submersible pumps in 1991, an era when no one in India could achieve the same. He continued with many glorious benchmark’s which has added extra garland in company growth with his continuous hard work and passion of supplying quality products. With his distinctive vision only LGM has created it’s forayed into exports in 2003 and into the manufacturing of Stainless Steel Pumps in 2009.

A Graduate with a Bachelor’s degree with an extra ordinary techno commercial aptitude , unique leadership,  exclusive skill set, distinctive Learning and reading skills, he has set a benchmark in the Indian and global water solution industry by witnessing a range of satisfied customers .

3. Sanjeev Nimkar

Mr. Sanjeev Nimkar is currently Vice President at Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL) & heads the Power Generation, Industrial and Customer Support Business verticals. Sanjeev joined KOEL in 2012 and has been driving all domestic new products, new businesses and brand initiatives. He has over 20 years of rich and extensive experience panning across diverse industries and companies such as Philips Electronics India, ICI paints and Lafarge Cement. Before joining KOEL in 2012, he was Director Marketing at Philips Electronics India. During his tenure at Philips, he led the Company’s marketing functions including LED Lighting development for India, Heading Audio Product Business, prior to this his he was National channel head at ICI paints. He holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM Calcutta, Bachelor’s degree in Electronics and Telecommunications from College Of Engineering, Pune and Diploma in Industrial Law from Symbiosis Law College Pune. He is the recipient of numerous industry honors for his contribution in the marketing field.

4. Sunil Shah Singh

Mr. Sunil Shah Singh did his graduation B. Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi. He has experience in varied fields such as purchase, materials management, manufacturing overall business operations. He held many key positions like, Managing Director of ITD Cementation India Ltd., President of Energy works India Bechtel, Tetra Pak processing Kirloskar Pneumatic Co. Ltd, Board member of Mather Platt India Ltd.

5. Mahendra Lodha

Shri Mahendra Lodha, aged 60 years is B. Com (Honours), Law Graduate and Chartered Accountant (CA). He is a senior Chartered Accountant since 1981 with a rich and varied experience of more than 37 years in the areas of Investment Banking, Corporate and Project Finance, Corporate Restructuring, financial strategies and financial plans. He provides directions with respect to Financial Management and Operations of the many organization encompassing organizational and financial planning, formulation of financial policy, financial accounting, management control systems, cash and funds management, tax planning, mobilization and management of resources, liaison with financial institutions and capital market players. He provides valuable insights into the Securities and Insurance industries. In the year 2016 he left his professional career and is now involved in the business groups which are owned and managed by him along with his son.

6. Ms. Smita Raichurkar

Ms. Smita Raichurkar is Associate Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India, New Delhi, graduate in law and post graduate in Commerce. She is currently working as a Company Secretary of Kirloskar Oil Engines Limited (KOEL). She is associated with KOEL for more than 10 years and has handled assignments such as demerger, amalgamation, acquisitions, hive off and other corporate restructuring projects of the Company.

7. Mr. Varun Gajjar

Mr. Varun Gajjar has completed Masters’ degree in Business Management with specialisation in marketing. He has joined La-Gajjar Machineries Private Limited in 2012 as Head of Marketing Department.

With his extensive Sales & Marketing experience & under his young Leadership LGM has established a great network and achieved milestones in past couple of years and reached to the good turnover with his Sharp introspective skills & aptitude. He has given a new way to the Marketing & sales function in LGM and built a buddy culture across the team & welcome the culture of openness & freedom to work with ownership due to which Varuna team & Varuna Products has created its own place in the Indian & overseas markets. 

During his tenure as a Head of Marketing LGM has received awards like “Global Quality Brand Award” and for consecutively for second year “EEPC Award for Export Excellence Contribution in global market.

He is currently associated with LGM as Non-Executive Director with effect from 27 February 2019.

8. Ms. Gauri Kirloskar

Ms. Gauri Kirloskar attended Carnegie Mellon's Tepper School of Business, where she received a BSc. in Business Administration with a concentration in Finance. Previously she attended Phillips Academy, Andover, near Boston.

After graduation, Gauri worked as an investment banking analyst at Merrill Lynch in their Mergers and Acquisitions group where she analyzed the impact of proposed mergers, acquisitions, spinoffs and various restructuring alternatives on earnings, credit profile and value creation of various clients across the technology, real estate and retail industries. She then moved on to Pearson's Corporate Finance and Strategy group where she looked at bolt on acquisitions for their education business.

Since moving back to India in 2010, Gauri has been focusing her efforts on strategic initiatives for the Kirloskar Group into infrastructure and investments as well as functioning as a director and observer at several Kirloskar Group companies.

Her primary role is establishment of the Group's real estate business in Pune. This involves strategic alternatives analysis of value creation opportunities around the sale and development of the group's land banks. She has been involved in title clearance and land approvals, building up of the design brief and working closely with the IPCs.

She is also strategically involved in the team hiring and overall business plan of Kirloskar Capital, the Group's foray into the financial services business. She was an active participant in the process of filing for the RBI license for this business.

She leads the Group's efforts on branding, corporate communications and shared services. As a board member on Kirloskar Oil Engines since 2014, she is involved in regular compliance and performance reviews. She is also an active member of the committee that looks at new investments initiatives in the energy space.

Mr. Bansibhai Poonamchand Gajjar and Mr. Dilip V. Thakkar has tendered their resignation as Director from the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 1 August 2017.

Mr. Antony Cherukara has tendered his resignation as Director from the Board of Directors of the Company with effect from 4 April 2019.