Board of Directors

At OrientBell, great minds work together to unlock great possibilities around every corner and at each turn. It’s time to meet our team.

Mr. Mahendra K Daga - Chairman & Whole Time Director
Mr. Mahendra K DagaChairman & Whole Time 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. 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.
Mr. Madhur Daga - Managing Director
Mr. Madhur DagaManaging 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 a passionate endurance runner 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.
Mr. K.M. Pai - Non Executive & Non Independent Director
Mr. K.M. PaiNon Executive & Non Independent Director
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.
Mr. P.M. Mathai - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. P.M. MathaiNon-Executive & 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.
Ms. Tanuja Joshi - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Ms. Tanuja JoshiNon-Executive & 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.
Mr. Sameer Kamboj - Non-Executive & Independent Director
Mr. Sameer KambojNon-Executive & 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.