Management

Mr. K. J. Thakkar

Managing Director


Mr. K. J. Thakkar, a resident Indian national, is the Chairman & Managing Director of GARL. A person for whom doing business is not just wealth creation for him and his stake holders but it is a passion and full time hobby. Having born in a very humble background He has come a long way and built an empire of this size from the scratch. “Kanubhai” as he fondly known as among friends and in his business world is a very practical person who has spent decades in commodity business and have seen lots of ups and downs of the trade. What makes him one of the admirable figure in business world is his ability to convince people, his articulated simplicity, profound knowledge of the trade and his vision. He started as commodity trader about two decades back and has never looked back in life which has been full of struggles yet exemplary for many in the business world. He is actively involved in the business and looks after development activities and major expansion initiatives undertaken by the company. He has been conferred the honor of “The Oil Man of the Year-2000” by ‘Globoil India’, one of world’s premier vegetable oil research organization. He is also the Chairman of Western Zone Solvent Extractors Association of India and office bearer of various committees like SEA international oil and Oil Meal Traders Council, SEA Imports Vegetable Oil Processors Council, SEA Castor seed and Oil Promotion Council.
Mr. K. J. Thakkar, a resident Indian national, is the Chairman & Managing Director of GARL.