Board of Directors

Prof. Kayyalathu Thomas Chacko (DIN: 02446168), is an Independent Director of our Company. He is a retired Indian Administrative Services officer of the 1973 batch and has 34 years of experience in public administration. He worked in Government of India for 15 years, almost entirely in the Ministry of Commerce and Industry and closely involved in the trade and industry sectors. He holds a master’s degree in economics from the University of Kerala and was awarded three gold medals for obtaining the first rank in Kerala. He also holds a master’s degree in Public Administration from Harvard University, U.S.A. He held the post of director general of foreign trade during the year from 2004 to 2006. He was appointed as director of the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade for the period of 2007-2012. He was presented the Federation of Indian Exporters Organization instituted life time achievement award by the Hon’ble President of India for invaluable contribution to the exports sector in 2008. He has been associated with our Company since May 21, 2012 when he was appointed as an Additional Director on our Board in the independent category and was regularized as a Director on September 28, 2012. His appointment as an Independent Director for a term of five years pursuant to the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 was approved by our shareholders pursuant to a resolution passed at their meeting held on March 30, 2015. Further, he was re-appointed as Independent Director for a second term of five years commencing from March 30, 2020 by the shareholders pursuant to resolution passed by Postal Ballot on March 24, 2020.