Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Colgate-Palmolive (India) Ltd.

Sector: Perfumes Cosmetics And Other Toilet Preparations Region: India

: | Bombay Stock Exchange: 500830

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Mukul Deoras , Chairman
Mr. Mukul Deoras joined Colgate-Palmolive in 2004 as Director, Special Projects for the Asia Pacific Division. He later became General Manager of Colgate-Palmolive, Thailand where he led the team through significant sales and profit growth achieving record high market shares in oral and personal care products. In 2008, Mukul was appointed as Vice President and General Manager - Personal Care, Colgate Palmolive Company, New York. Under his leadership, the Global Personal Care business delivered strong organic growth in 2008-09 with outstanding improvement in its profitability in a challenging economic environment. Mukul took over as Managing Director, Colgate-Palmolive India in February 2010 and led the Indian business to deliver strong organic growth over last two years. He has recently taken over as the President Asia Division. He was appointed non-retiring Director and Chairman to the Colgate Palmolive (India) Ltd Board from 1 February 2012.
R. A. Shah , Vice-Chairman
Mr. R. A. Shah is a leading Solicitor and a Senior Partner of M/s Crawford Bayley & Co., a firm of Solicitors & Advocates. He specialises in a broad spectrum of corporate laws. He is also the Chairman/Member of audit committees of a number of public limited companies in India. Appointed Vice-Chairman on the CPIL Board from 23 May 1983.
P. K. Ghosh , Deputy Chairman
Mr. P. K. Ghosh is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and a former Managing Director of Colgate-Palmolive, India. Since 1974, he served the Company in various capacities. Mr. Ghosh brings to the CPIL Board, his rich experience and understanding of the consumer product business and the Company stands to benefit significantly from his expertise. Appointed Dy. Chairman on the CPIL Board from 1 July 1988.
Prabha Parameswaran , Managing Director
Ms. Prabha Parameswaran joined Colgate-Palmolive, India in 1995. She has since, held a series of significant positions in New York in Global Business Development Oral Care and in Global Toothbrush Division. She was responsible for developing oral care strategies and new products where she provided critical leadership to subsidiaries in setting category and commercial strategies. Ms.Parameswaran was Marketing Director for Personal Care and Home Care categories in Greater Asia Division, prior to taking over as Vice-President - Marketing, Colgate-Palmolive India, in September 2007. Prabha then led the Marketing organization in Colgate-Palmolive, Mexico as Marketing Director. Under her leadership, the sales and market shares of the subsidiary performed strongly. With her broad based experience across categories in Global, Division and Subsidiary roles combined with her strong leadership and proven marketing skills, Prabha, in her current role, will continue to drive growth in the Indian Market. Appointed as Managing Director to the CPIL Board from 1 February 2012
Godfrey Nthunzi , Whole-time Director & Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Godfrey Nithunzi initially joined Colgate-Palmolive South Africa in 1993 as Internal Audit Manager and was promoted to Budgets & Planning Manger. In 1996, he left Colgate to join Bristol Myers Squibb as Finance Director going on to become the Commercial Director. Godfrey rejoined Colgate-Palmolive South Africa in 2001 as Finance Director. He helped strengthen the financial health of the subsidiary, leading to increased sales and profitability. Godfrey also contributed to the successful implementation of several business building projects and the implementation of a very successful funding the growth program. Most recently, Godfrey was Finance Director of Colgate-Palmolive, Canada, where he contributed to the improvement in the subsidiary’s margins and overall profitability whilst growing market shares. He was also instrumental in raising the financial awareness of the commercial team which has contributed in putting the Canadian business on a path to sustainable top-line growth, while delivering profitable growth. Godfrey holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and completed his MBA at the University of the Witwatersrand in South Africa. Godfrey is a Chartered Accountant.
Niket Ghate , Whole-Time Director & Company Secretary
Mr. Niket Ghate joined Colgate-Palmolive, India in August 2011 and was appointed Vice President - Legal & Company Secretary. Prior to this, Niket was the Executive Vice President and General Counsel at Patni Computer Systems. Niket has 21 years of valuable experience in the streams of Law like Litigation, Contract negotiations, Corporate Governance and Mergers and Acquisitions. Prior to Patni Computer Systems Mr.Niket Ghate worked with Transocean, KPMG, Carrier Air-conditioners, Tata- Lucent Technologies in roles of increasing responsibilities. Niket holds a Bachelor of Law (LLB) degree from the University College of Law, Nagpur, India, and, is also a Company Secretary affiliated to the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of United Kingdom. Appointed Whole-time Director to the CPIL Board from 1 October 2011.
Vikram Singh Mehta , Director
Mr. Vikram Singh Mehta is Chairman of the Shell Group of companies in India since 1994. His illustrious career began as Member of the Indian Administrative Service of the Government of India. Mr. Mehta has held Advisory positions with world-renowned petroleum companies and the Indian Government's Ministry of Petroleum. Appointed Director to the CPIL Board from 25 October 2001.
J. K. Setna , Director
Mr. J. K. Setna is a trustee of the N.M. Wadia Charities and its associated Trusts and also Director on the Board of Governors of Escorts, Heart Institute & Research Centre. Mr. Setna is a special permanent invitee to the Executive Council of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce. He is Chairman/Director for a number of Indian and foreign body corporates. Appointed Director to the CPIL Board from 21 September 1978.
Indu Shahani , Non-Executive Director
Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani, the Former Sheriff of Mumbai, is an academician. Since 2000 she has been the Principal of HR College of Commerce and Economics in Mumbai. She is on several boards of large national organizations prominent among these are the Indian Oil Corporation, HSBC, Bajaj Electricals Limited and Eureka Forbes Limited. A doyen in the field of academics, Dr. (Mrs.) Indu Shahani has over three decades of teaching experience at the college and university level. She is also a member of the University Grants Commission (UGC); serves as an Advisor to the International Baccalaureate (IB) in India, and Chairperson, Unitedway, Mumbai. Dr Shahani was awarded the Honorary Doctor of Letters degree by the University of Westminister in London. Appointed as Non-Executive Director to the CPIL Board from 23 January 2012.

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