Mr. Kanubhai Thakkar, the true fit entrepreneur is the Chairman & Managing Director at Gokul Agro Resources Limited. He is the first-generation leader who established the company not with an intention to make profit but to make a difference. He has long experience of more than four decades in the Edible Oil Industry. His decisions have immensely benefited the company and group as a whole. His mentorship to associated family and team prove meaningful in preserving the ethos of the company.
“There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, dedication and learning from failure.”
-Mr. Kanubhai J. Thakkar – Chairman & Managing Director
Mr. Jayesh K. Thakkar is Managing Director of the Company. He has done Mechanical Engineering from BITS, Pilani, UAE and Masters in Management and Strategy from The London School of Economics and Political Science, London. He was awarded Merit Scholarship for B.E. (Hons.) in Mechanical Engineering from the Birla Institute of Science & Technology, UAE. He has overall experience of more than 10 years in Corporate Planning field and Strategies Formulation for Gokul Group.
Having robust work experience across value chain and supply chain of edible oil market with deep understanding of accounting, finance, compliance and technical aspect of business. Focused on growing company’s share across Indian edible oil market.
“Strategy is important, But execution is everything.”
– Mr. Jayesh K. Thakkar – Managing Director
Mr. Dipak Thakkar is holding the post of Director. Having completed his Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from BITS Pilani UAE, he moved to Singapore for Masters in Business management.
He has an impressive skill of Technical Analysis of the commodities and market trends. He has very deep understanding of Global Economies and its impacts on GARL Business. He understands Fundamentals of Market very well. He is a co-chairman of SEA Castor Seed and Oil Promotion Council of The Solvent Extractors Association of India.
“What we fear doing most is usually what we most need to do”
– Mr. Dipak K. Thakkar – Executive Director
Mr. Keyoor Bakshi is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and LL.B. He is a Practicing Company Secretary by Profession. In his working career of 40 years, he has attained Expertise in the field of Corporate Laws, Corporate Governance, Corporate and Securities Compliance Management, Secretarial Audit, Due Diligence, Mergers, Acquisitions and Takeovers, Public offerings of Securities and appearances before the Company Law Board, SEBI and Securities Appellate Tribunal.
“All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.”
– Mr. Keyoor M. Bakshi – Independent Director
Mr. Pankaj Kotak is graduated with Bachelor’s of Law (LLB) from Gujarat University, Ahmedabad. He also holds Master’s Degree in English Literature (M.A), Master’s Degree in Marketing (MBA – Marketing), Masters of Philosophy in English Literature (M.Phil) and PGP PMP (Post graduate Program in Public Management and Policy). He is currently serving as Head of Business Department, Gujarat with K. Raheja Corporation since 2008. Prior to 2008, he has also served Gujarat Government as a Deputy Collector G.A.S (Gujarat Administrative Service).
“The true test of leadership is how well you function in a crisis.”
– Mr. Pankaj M. Kotak – Independent Director
Ms. Pooja H. Khakhi is an Independent Director of Our Company. By profession, she is a Company Secretary. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Commerce and LL.B. She has also Pursuing Master’s Degree from Indira Gandhi National Open University. She has also done Certified Courses like Diploma in Legal Studies, Fundamentals of Business Law, Laws and Judicial Systems, Adversary Trial System and Contract Laws.
“Never give up on a dream just because of the time it will take to accomplish it. The time will pass anyway.”
– Ms. Pooja H. Khakhi – Independent Director
Mr. Sujit Gulati is a Mechanical Engineer from IIT, Delhi. He has served for 34 years in the IAS and superannuated as Additional Chief Secretary to the Govt. of Gujarat. He has experience of more than 30 years in various economic sub-sectors, both at the level of the Government of India and Government of Gujarat in Steel, Coal, Finance and Textiles, Industry, Energy & Petrochemicals, Labour, Geology & Mining, Information Technology and Transport
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
– Mr. Sujit Gulati – Independent Director
Mr. Hitesh Thakkar is a highly experienced chemical Engineer with more than 23 years of expertise in setting up and operating edible oil plants. He possesses strong skills in project management, procurement, operations, developing relationships with institutional buyers, and expanding distribution networks. Notably, his specialization lies in the manufacturing and business development of castor oil and its derivatives also.
As the CEO of the Gokul Agro Resources Ltd , Mr. Thakkar has played a crucial role in the company’s growth story. Under his leadership, project teams have successfully set up seed processing and extraction plants, refineries, and power plants and New product’s development. His strategic vision and leadership have been instrumental in driving the company’s success and establishing a robust position in the market.
– Mr. Hitesh Thakkar – Whole Time Director & CEO
Mr. Nilesh Thakkar is serving as a Director (Marketing) with the Company. He is a Seasoned Marketing Professional with an experience of 3 years of building brand, accelerating growth and crafting business turnarounds. He is skilled in Sales, Brand Building and Brand Management, New Product Development, Brand Strategy and Market Research. Strong marketing professional with a B.COM from H.L College of Commerce and Master of Business Administration – MBA focused in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies from Institute of Management, Nirma University.
“Perfection is achieved, not when there is nothing more to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.”
– Mr. Nilesh Thakkar – Director (Marketing)
Ms. Dhara Chhapia is Chief Financial Officer of the company. She is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI). Her academic qualifications include Bachelor of Commerce (from H.L. College of Commerce) and CA (from ICAI). She has experience of more than 13 years in banking sector which includes 10 years of work experience in State Bank of India and around 3 years of work experience in Private Sector Bank. In her banking career, she looked into Corporate Banking profile. She possesses good command over Corporate Lending, Project Finance, Financial Planning & Budgeting and Team Management.
“Self-belief and hard work will always earn you success.”
– Mrs. Dhara Chhapia – CFO
Ms. Ankita Parmar is a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and also a law graduate with rich experience of 14 years in the field of secretarial and legal matters, listing compliances, corporate governance, and Right to Information matters, CSR, IPR and exposure of dealing with various Government Departments/organizations. She was associated with the Dholera Industrial City Development Limited, A Special Purpose Vehicle Company of Government of India and Government of Gujarat, for almost seven years. Earlier she was associated with Jindal Group and Banco Group.
“Well done is better than well said”
– Ms. Ankita Parmar – Company Secretary & Compliance Officer
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