Rakesh Biyani is the Chairman and a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in Commerce from University of Bombay and has attended the Advanced Management Program from Harvard Business School. He has over 25 years of experience in the retail, supply chain and logistics, and fashion industries. He was awarded (i) an appreciation award by Datamatics Global Services Limited for outstanding contribution to leadership development initiative of Datamatics Global Services Limited; and (ii) an appreciation award by the Clothing Manufacturers Association of India (‚ÄúCMAI‚ÄĚ) at the CMAI Fashion Retail Summit on May 8, 2013. He has been a Director on our Board since July 13, 2007.
Mayur Toshniwal is the Managing Director of the Company. He holds post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a bachelor‚Äôs degree in technology in Mechanical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has around 25 years of experience across paints, fast moving consumer goods and retail industries, including five years of experience as an entrepreneur. Previously he has worked with Asian Paints, Coca Cola, Future Group and Allgreen Ecotechsolutions which was an entrepreneurial venture. He has been a Director on the Board of the Company since August 5, 2017.
Bala Deshpande is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in Arts from the University of Bombay and a master‚Äôs degree in Arts from the University of Bombay. She also holds a master‚Äôs degree in Management Studies from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. She has 10 years of experience in the consumer/industrial industry and 16 years in private equity and venture capital. She currently heads NEA India and has previously worked with ICICI Ventures, Cadburys Limited, Bestfoods and Imperial Chemical Industries. She has been a Director on our Board since May 10, 2017.
Chandra Prakash Toshniwal is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in commerce from the University of Rajasthan. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from the ICAI and is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has over 20 years of experience in the retail, supply chain and logistics, fashion, insurance and media industries. He was awarded the CFO ‚Äď Service Sector Award in 2011 by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has been associated with Future Retail Limited and Future Lifestyle Fashions Limited in various capacities. He has been a Director on our Board since March 8, 2006.
Janat Shah is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay and is a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has 27 years of experience in the education field. He is the director of Indian Institute of Management, Udaipur. Previously he has worked with Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He was the principal researcher of the team which won the IBM faculty award in 2005, 2006 and 2008. He has been a Director on our Board since March 30, 2015.
Amar Sapra is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor‚Äôs degree in mechanical engineering from University of Roorkee and a doctorate degree in philosophy from Cornell University. He has over 12 years of experience in the teaching profession. He has received an honourable mention in the IIE Transactions Focused Issue on Scheduling and Logistics Best Paper Award Competition for 2015 for a paper on ‚ÄėA Continuous Time Analog ofthe Martingale Model of Forecast Evolution‚Äô. Previously, he has taught at University of Florida and Johnson School, Cornell University and is presently teaching at the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore. He has been a Director on our Board since August 5, 2017.
Malini Chopra has earned her BA (Hon.) in Economics from Miranda House, Delhi University and Masters in Business from Delhi University. She is a senior business professional with an illustrious career of over 30 years in leading Indian and Multinational organisations. She is a corporate profit-center head and policy maker specializing in Governance, Financial controls, Risk management & Digital transformation. She is a Certified Corporate Director from Institute of Directors - New Delhi. She is also a Certified Corporate Governance Professional from Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs. During her professional career, she has worked with various renowned corporates in various managerial capacities. She has been an Independent Director of the Company since February 7, 2019.
Mr. Hiroyuki Tanaka, born on June 28, 1962 is a Bachelor of Law and Graduate from Kwansei Gakuin University, Japan. He holds experience in Air Cargo Business and associated with Nippon Express Co. Ltd. since 1986. During his long association with Nippon, Mr. Hiroyuki Tanaka gained expertise in the field of logistics business and held various managerial positions for the domestic and international business divisions in Nippon. Mr. Hiroyuki Tanaka is in charge of Overseas Business Administration, Global Forwarding Planning and Development and Global Logistics Solutions Divisions at Nippon Express. Mr. Hiroyuki Tanaka, nominated by Nippon Express, is a director of the Company since January 8, 2020.