Board Members

Shri Manish Kumar Gupta,

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Manish Gupta, aged 48 years, a young and dynamic entrepreneur with a vast managerial experience of over 28 years. He joined the Company as Director w.e.f. 21st August, 1991. He is one of the promoters and main contributors to the growth and development of GAEL. He is a perfect executionist of the mission and vision of the Company. He is well versed in understanding Agro products markets as well as international market, is equally excellent in ensuring growth by improving productivity, cost control, large size operations & consistently improving quality.

He also holds Directorships in other companies.

Shri Sandeep Agrawal,

Whole-Time Director

Shri Sandeep Agarwal, aged 47 years is a Commerce Graduate and MBA. He is associated as Director with the Company since 1995. Presently he is Whole-Time Director of the Company. He possesses varied and rich experience of more than 27 years. His other Directorship includes Sealac Agro Ventures Limited

Smt. Sulochana Gupta,

Non Executive Director

Smt. Sulochana Gupta, aged 65 years, is an industrialist and promoter of the Company and possesses rich experience of more than 41 years. She joined the Company as Director w.e.f. 21st August, 1991. She supervises and monitors administrative functions of the Company. She also actively contributes in the policy decisions of the Company. Her other Directorships include Esveegee Realty (Gujarat) Private Limited, Esveegee Starch and Chemicals Private Limited, Jay Agriculture and Horticulture Products Private Limited and Jay Ambe Infra Projects Private Limited.

Shri Rohit Patel,

Independent Director

Shri Rohit Patel, aged 73 years, is B.E. II (Electrical) and consultant on Management and Human Resources Management. He is having more than 36 years of experience in training people for Communication – Time Management. He is on the Board of the Company since 30th July, 2005 as an Independent Professional Director. He has been visiting faculty to various organizations, institutions, associations and universities. He is writer of several books on personality development and management. He is also a Professional Lecturer (Guest Faculty) at Bank of Baroda, EDI, AMA, CED, etc. He has established Symcom Corporation in the year 1971, the first private organization to impart training in computers, sales, TOEFL and practical job oriented courses. He is a member of Programme Committee of Ahmedabad Management Association. His other Directorship includes Vadilal Chemicals Limited.

Shri Vishwavir Saran Das,

Independent Director

Shri Vishwavir Saran Das, aged 66 years, is B.A. (Economics), MBA (Specialization in HRM) and Certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers. He retired as Executive Director in Reserve Bank of India (RBI) where he served for over 36 years in almost all central banking areas. At the time of his retirement on 31st July, 2012, his responsibilities related to the oversight of Financial Stability, Communication, Financial Education and Board matters. He was also the Appellate Authority under the Right to Information Act. During his long tenure with RBI, he has led in many functional areas such as HR, banking regulation/supervision, regulation of NBFCs, foreign exchange regulations, promotion of lending to the priority sectors, financial inclusion and financial literacy, payment and settlement systems, O&M, IT projects, currency management, public debt management and central bank accounting systems and policies. He has served on the Working Group constituted by the Financial Stability Board to study the impact of regulatory reforms on Emerging Market Developing Economies. He is on the Board of the Company since 1st April, 2016 as an Independent Professional Director. He is also on the panel of arbitrators of the National Stock Exchange of India Limited, BSE Limited and MCX Limited, advisor to Gujarat Urban Co-operative Bank’s Federation, Open Futures Private Limited & Centre for Tax Awareness & Research.

Shri Sandeep Singhi,

Independent Director

Shri Sandeep Singhi, aged 52 years, is a B.Sc., LL. B. and is an advocate by profession. He is a Partner of M/s. Singhi & Co., Advocates & Notary. He is enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Gujarat in the year 1989. He is also member of International Bar Association. His other Directorships include The Sandesh Limited and Adani Green Energy Limited

Ms. Maitri Mehta,

Independent Director

Ms. Maitri Mehta, aged 38 years, is a practicing Cost Accountant. She is a fellow member of the Institute of Cost Accountants of India (FCMA), MBA (Finance) and fellow member of Insurance Institute of India (FIII-Life). She is proficient in the field of Cost and Management Accountancy and has an experience of more than 10 years. Her other Directorships include The Sintex Industries Limited, Aksharchem (India) Limited, Dishman Carbogen Amcis Limited, Adani Power (Jharkhand) Limited and Innovative B2B Logistics Solutions Private Limited.

– Shri Vijaykumar Gupta, due to his sad demise, ceased to be Chairman, Managing Director & Director of the Company w.e.f. 23rd May, 2018.

– Shri Mohit Gupta ceased to be Joint Managing Director and Director (Key Managerial Personnel) of the Company w.e.f. close of business hours of 31st May, 2017.

– Shri Rashmikant Joshi ceased to be Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. close of business hours of 14th September, 2019.

-Shri Sudhin Choksey ceased to be Independent Director of the Company w.e.f. 11th October, 2019