Board Of Directors

  • Mahendra K. Daga
    Mr. Mahendra K. Daga

    Chairman and Managing Director

    A successful businessman and a sound technocrat, Mr. Mahendra K. Daga’s name is synonymous with the tiles industry. He has vast experience in erecting, commissioning and successfully managing various multi location tile plants, and is acclaimed as an authority in this field. He has successfully commissioned various Ceramic Tile Plants / Ceramic Refractories / Ceramic Transfers at various locations. He takes an active part in overall functional areas of the Company. Under the overall supervision of the Board of Directors, he has been instrumental in taking the company from strength to strength.

    Mr. Daga is a Founder member of the Indian Council of Ceramic Tiles & Sanitaryware (ICCTAS) , the apex body in India representing the Ceramic Tile Industry. He has also represented India as one of the eight speakers from all over the world at the “International Meeting on Ceramic Industry” organised by Assciazione Costrullori Italiani Machine Attrezzature per Ceramica, at Modena, Italy on 26th May, 2000. He is an environmentalist having foreseen the related problems of pollution by forbidden smoking, falling of trees and conservation of water in all his organizations as early as 1971. He occasionally delivers talks on horticulture and preservation of nature.

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    Mr. Madhur Daga

    Managing Director

    Mr. Madhur Daga is the Managing Director of Orient Bell Limited (OBL), one of the leading manufacturers of Ceramic, Vitrified, Wall, Floor and Digital Tiles that cover the entire range of applications for your living and working spaces. An industry veteran, Madhur graduated in 1993 with a BBA degree from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. After working overseas for a year, he joined OBL (formerly Orient Ceramics and Industries Limited) for a short stint, after which he completed his Post Graduation with a degree in International Corporate Finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, he pursued his entrepreneurial skills and set up a software business, which he sold in the year 2005. He then rejoined Orient Ceramics and Industries Limited as the Executive Director, responsible for the overall strategic direction and new product development. Post the acquisition of Bell Ceramics, Madhur was promoted as Joint Managing Director in the year 2013 and although responsible for the overall management of the merged company, in his present role, he spends most of his time leading OBL’s Product Innovation Team, Special Projects & interacting with key customers and stakeholders. In May 2017, Madhur was promoted as Managing Director of OBL. Madhur is an avid golfer who loves keeping himself fit, traveling & listening to all genres of music, especially jazz. As a Vipassana practitioner, his work-life balance is aided by daily mediation & regularly attending Vipassana courses across India.
  • K.M. Pai
    Mr. K.M. Pai

    Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Mr K M Pai has done MSc(Maths) from I I T Bombay and PGDM( Finance) from I I M Bangalore. He is also a qualified Cost and Management Accountant and a Company Secretary. He began his career in ABB, Baroda as a Systems Analyst. He had a five year stint in Finance, Costing and Budgeting in BHEL, Delhi and Bangalore. He has worked in Bajaj Tempo Ltd and Kinetic Engineering Ltd Pune in Finance, Taxation, Project Management and Management Accounting during which he was instrumental in arranging funding for Pithampur Project from IFC Washington.

    Mr Pai has overseen the establishment of Murudeshwar Ceramics Limited and successfully managed its public and rights issues. Before joining OBL, Mr Pai had a long stint in Bell Ceramics Ltd where he successfully set up India’s first dry process ceramic tile plant, near Bangalore and oversaw the implementation of ERP system. He later served as the Managing Director of the company.

    At Orient Bell Ltd, Mr Pai oversees all commercial functions that include Finance, Accounts, IT, Materials, Logistics, Secretarial and Sales and Distribution. He assists the board in shaping company’s long term policies and strategies for growth and profitability.

  • R. N. Bansal
    Mr. R. N. Bansal

    Non-Executive and Independent Director

    Mr. Bansal is also a retired member of Company Law board and one of the most recognized person in the Company Law matters. Being on the board of various other well-known companies, he plays a valuable role in advising Orient on Financial and legal matters from time to time.

  • P.M. Mathai
    Mr. P.M. Mathai

    Non-Executive and Independent Director

    Mr. Mathai is a B.Tech. Chemical Engineering from IIT Kanpur, PGDBM from IIM, Kolkata. He brings more than 3 decades of rich professional experience across several functional areas including but not limited to Sales, Marketing, HR, Profit Centre Management & leading large teams to successfully complete global scale projects. After starting his career & spending more than a decade with Voltas, Mr. Mathai subsequently spent over 20 years at GlaxoSmithKline & retired as part of their Global Director Grade.

  • Tanuja Joshi
    Ms Tanuja Joshi

    Non-Executive and Independent Director

    Ms. Tanuja Joshi has been the Managing Director of Venu Eye Institute for nearly two decades. She joined the Institute in 1988 as Joint Director, when its founding father Dr. R. K. Seth, in its incipient stage, was charting out its vision wanting someone to steer it in the right direction. In Ms. Tanuja Joshi, he found the required zeal, motivation, compassion and the leadership qualities needed to create a niche for the Institute – an Eye Institute unparallel in professionalism, charity, outlook and most importantly ‘care’ for those who entered its portals.

    Ms. Tanuja Joshi not only steered the Institute rightly but charted out a much greater role for it in Society and being at its helm for nearly two decades came to be known as the ‘Face’ of Venu. She imbibed in the Institute her very own characteristics of undying commitment to the cause, professionalism to back the claim and above all the requisite care and compassion. Her leadership qualities have come to the fore not only in creating an Institute of Excellence but also in her role as the President of the Eye Bank Association of India in the period 2002-2006, wherein she handled the contentious issues with great elan, earning her the accolades of all stakeholders.

    She is the Founder President of the Community Ophthalmology Society of India, a forum for organizations and individuals working in the field of community ophthalmology. It was constituted in the year 2006 with the aim to promote comprehensive and quality eye care at the primary level through participation of eye care agencies and community level workers. She represents Venu on the Board of the India Chapter of Vision 2020-The Right to Sight, a global network of international and national eye care organizations.

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    Mr. Sameer Kamboj

    Non-Executive and Independent Director

    Sameer Kamboj aged about 46 years, is a qualified Chartered Accountant and excelled in the corporate world for over 8 years since 1992. Mr Kamboj has expert knowledge in the fields of Finance, General Management, and Business Processes and has a deep understanding of the “Human Capital with the Emotional Quotient”.

    He is a Professional and has raised more than 500 crores from both capital and debt markets for projects in various industries and then moving on to setting up and running a Treasury that became India’s largest private treasury in a matter of 2 years. He also worked hands on to set up projects in the textile, auto components, and Information technology Industry and has achieved milestones.

    Since 1999, Sameer has been helping Business Owners and Senior Leaders accomplish their potential in both their personal and professional lives. He is a Strategy and Management Coach. Mr. Kamboj is a Leadership Coach and is a partner of Leadership Management International Inc., USA (LMI) which is the world’s oldest and Largest professional development company. He is an active speaker at various seminars. He deliberates on the topics related to “Leadership”, Management, Productivity, Indian Business models, and Human Capital.

Management
Team

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    Mr. Madhur Daga

    Managing Director

    Mr. Madhur Daga is the Managing Director of Orient Bell Limited (OBL), one of the leading manufacturers of Ceramic, Vitrified, Wall, Floor and Digital Tiles that cover the entire range of applications for your living and working spaces. An industry veteran, Madhur graduated in 1993 with a BBA degree from the University of Southern California (USC), Los Angeles. After working overseas for a year, he joined OBL (formerly Orient Ceramics and Industries Limited) for a short stint, after which he completed his Post Graduation with a degree in International Corporate Finance from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Sydney, Australia. Subsequently, he pursued his entrepreneurial skills and set up a software business, which he sold in the year 2005. He then rejoined Orient Ceramics and Industries Limited as the Executive Director, responsible for the overall strategic direction and new product development. Post the acquisition of Bell Ceramics, Madhur was promoted as Joint Managing Director in the year 2013 and although responsible for the overall management of the merged company, in his present role, he spends most of his time leading OBL’s Product Innovation Team, Special Projects & interacting with key customers and stakeholders. In May 2017, Madhur was promoted as Managing Director of OBL. Madhur is an avid golfer who loves keeping himself fit, traveling & listening to all genres of music, especially jazz. As a Vipassana practitioner, his work-life balance is aided by daily mediation & regularly attending Vipassana courses across India.
  • K.M. Pai
    Mr. K.M. Pai

    Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer

    Mr K M Pai has done MSc(Maths) from I I T Bombay and PGDM( Finance) from I I M Bangalore. He is also a qualified Cost and Management Accountant and a Company Secretary. He began his career in ABB, Baroda as a Systems Analyst. He had a five year stint in Finance, Costing and Budgeting in BHEL, Delhi and Bangalore. He has worked in Bajaj Tempo Ltd and Kinetic Engineering Ltd Pune in Finance, Taxation, Project Management and Management Accounting during which he was instrumental in arranging funding for Pithampur Project from IFC Washington.

    Mr Pai has overseen the establishment of Murudeshwar Ceramics Limited and successfully managed its public and rights issues. Before joining OBL, Mr Pai had a long stint in Bell Ceramics Ltd where he successfully set up India’s first dry process ceramic tile plant, near Bangalore and oversaw the implementation of ERP system. He later served as the Managing Director of the company.

    At Orient Bell Ltd, Mr Pai oversees all commercial functions that include Finance, Accounts, IT, Materials, Logistics, Secretarial and Sales and Distribution. He assists the board in shaping company’s long term policies and strategies for growth and profitability.

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    Mr. Anil Agarwal

    Chief Operations Officer

    As the manufacturing head at Orient Bell, Mr. Agarwal has 29 years of valuable work experience in the Ceramics Industry. A Bachelor of Engineering from MNIT, Jaipur (erstwhile Malaviya Regional Engineering College) he started his career with Somany Ceramics Limited as a press shop engineer and quickly rose to the rank of Plant Head for the floor tiles division. Thereafter, he joined Vrundavan Ceramics Limited (VCL) in the year 2000 to head erection and start up operations. In the year 2004, Mr. Agarwal decided to join Orient Ceramics, and has been consistently adding value to the organization ever since. He has also played a key role in technical due diligence of Bell and after acquisition has been able to bring drastic improvements in a short span of time.

    Anil Agarwal continues to be as Chief Operations Officer and because of his extraordinary people management skills, he has been given the additional responsibility of Human Resource Department in April 2014 and various positive changes in OBL culture can be seen since then.

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    Mr. Ashish Mehta

    President - Sales and Marketing

    Mr. Ashish Mehta graduated in Physics (Hons) in 1986, and thereafter went on to complete his MBA (Marketing) in 1988, both from Kurukshetra University. He has more than 23 years of illustrious career in sales and marketing, started his career with Atlas Cycle Industries (Auto Division), and thereafter joined Berger Paints where he had a long stint for 16 years. During this time, he moved up the ranks from Area Sales Manager to General Manager – Sales. From there he moved to Huntsman Advance Materials Pvt Ltd (a Switzerland based company) as Head Sales for All India and Middle East markets. In mid 2009, Mr. Mehta joined Pidlite Industries as Chief (Retail) Sales and Marketing, and worked there till August 2011, when he joined Orient Ceramics and Industries Limited as President Sales & Marketing.

    At OBL, Mr. Mehta is responsible for overall Sales and Marketing operations and is poised for a major turnaround in the top and bottom lines for the company.

  • Jaywant_M_Puri
    Mr. Jaywant M Puri

    Vice President - Finance & Accounts

    Mr. Jaywant M. Puri, Vice President – Finance & Accounts, based at Corporate Office Delhi. He comes with 20 years of rich experience in the field of Finance & Accounts with various companies of repute. He started his career with Escorts Ltd, Faridabad, working with them for 6 years before moving on to HCL Comnet Ltd, Noida; Pepsi Co India Holding, UP; and later Punjab & Haryana & Bangalore units; and Bharti Airtel Ltd, Mumbai was his last assignment before joining us.

    He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from ICAI & done short term Management course with ISB & IIM-A on Development as an effective General Manager.

  • Yogesh_Mendiratta
    Mr. Yogesh Mendiratta

    Company Secretary and Head Legal

    Mr. Yogesh Mendiratta (B.Com., ACS and LL.B) is the Company Secretary and Head Legal at Orient Bell Limited. He has over 15 years of rich experience in the Secretarial and Legal fields. As per Statutory (SEBI) Guidelines, Mr. Yogesh has also been designated as Compliance Officer of the Company. Starting his career as CS trainee about two decades back, he climbed to the post of Assistant Company Secretary in the year 2001 and to the post of Company Secretary in the year 2007 and to Company Secretary & Head-Legal in the year 2010.

    At Orient Bell Limited, Mr. Yogesh is responsible for overall Secretarial and Legal Affairs and being the Compliance Officer, ensuring the SEBI and MCA Compliances.

Corporate
Team

  • Mr. Mahendra K. Daga

    Chairman and Managing Director

    A successful businessman and a sound technocrat, Mr. Mahendra K. Daga’s name is synonymous with the tiles industry. He has vast experience in erecting, commissioning and successfully managing various multi location tiles plants, and is acclaimed as an authority in this field. He has successfully commissioned various Ceramic Tile Plants / Ceramic Refractories / Ceramic Transfers at various locations. He takes an active part in overall functional areas of the Company. Under the overall supervision of the Board of Directors, he has been instrumental in taking the company from strength to strength.

  • Mr. Mahendra K. Daga

    Chairman and Managing Director

    A successful businessman and a sound technocrat, Mr. Mahendra K. Daga’s name is synonymous with the tiles industry. He has vast experience in erecting, commissioning and successfully managing various multi location tiles plants, and is acclaimed as an authority in this field. He has successfully commissioned various Ceramic Tile Plants / Ceramic Refractories / Ceramic Transfers at various locations. He takes an active part in overall functional areas of the Company. Under the overall supervision of the Board of Directors, he has been instrumental in taking the company from strength to strength.