Age : 45 years (Date of birth - 03.09.1956)
Qualifications :

a) M. Tech. (Chemical Engineering)
from I.I.T., Mumbai with distinction ( 1981-83)

b) B.E. ( Hons.) (Chemical ) from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani with 1st class
( 1974-79)

Designation : Chairman & Managing Director

Career Record :
Self-employment 15 years ( since 1986 )

a) 3½ years with Maharashtra Industrial & Technical Consultancy Organisation Ltd., Pune ( a joint venture of ICICI, IDBI, IFCI, State Corporations of Maharashtra and Nationalised Banks) as 'Senior Consultant' (1983-86)

b) ½ year with Davy-Powergas India limited, Worli, Mumbai (an Indian subsidiary of the US-British Group 'Davy-Mckey') as 'Process Engineer' (1980-81)

c) 1 year with National Organic Chemical Industries Limited, Thane (Shell International's Indian Collaborator) as 'Trainee Engineer' (1979-80)

Professional Courses / Memberships / Papers published :

a) Completed 'Refresher Course on Ceramics' organized by Central Glass &
Ceramics Research Institute (CGCRI), Calcutta in 1985

b) Member of -
i) Indian Ceramic Society, Calcutta
ii) All India Brick & Tile Manufacturers' Federation, New Delhi
iii) Appointed as Honorary Member, International Editorial Committee, Tile & Brick International, Freiburg, Germany since June 1996

c) Papers titled 'Indian Brick Industry - on The Threshold of Mechanisation', 'Indian Heavy Clay Machinery Sector - In Search of International Heavyweights' and 'Some Thoughts On Future of Indian Brick Industry' published in June '96, January '97 and February '01 issues of Tile & Brick International, Freiburg, Germany, respectively - world's oldest and the most reputed Technical Journal on building ceramics.

d) Many articles on brick industry published in reputed Marathi newspapers / magazines like Arthamanthan, Maharashtra Times, Pudhari, Udyojak, Sampada, Kumbhashree, Lokmat, etc. Also, personal interview broadcasted on All India Radio, Mumbai, as a part of its 'Udyog Sadhana' Programme

e) Presently part of a group of reputed institutions from Switzerland (Sorane Sa / SKAT), China (Henan Academy of Sciences) and India (TERI / DA / MITCON) working for the development, anchoring and dissemination of Vertical Shaft Brick Kiln (VSBK) Technology in India. The Project has been sponsored by Swiss Agency for Development and Co-operation (SDC), Government of Switzerland.

f) Appointed as National Facilitator of SDC's Technology Packaging Taskforce set up for disseminating VSBK Technology in India

g) Appointed as Expert and Advisor (throgh TERI) by Danish Development Agency (DANIDA) for brick projects in Nepal under its Environment Sector Programme Support.

h) Appointed as Brick Industry Expert by Tata Energy Research Institute (TERI), New Delhi, to develop a Proposal on Climate Change Mitigation in the Indian Brick Kiln Sector for Global Environment Facility-UNDP. The Proposal has since been accepted and subsequent Project Outline is under preparation at present.