Gacl-Nalco Alkalies & Chemicals Pvt. Ltd.

Directors

Shri Harshad R. Patel, IAS, Chairman Shri Harshad R. Patel, IAS, Chairman
Shri Harshad R. Patel, IAS, Chairman

Shri Harshad R. Patel, IAS, Chairman

Shri Harshad Patel is an IAS Officer of 2005 batch. He has done B.A. Hon. (English Literature) from Gujarat University and M.A. in Public Policy from Indira Gandhi National Open University, New Delhi.

He has held various important positions in Government of Gujarat (GoG) like Secretary to Government, Labour & Employment Department, Gandhinagar; Commissioner of Relief and Ex¬Officio Additional Secretary to Government, Revenue Department, Gandhinagar; Settlement Commissioner & Director-Land Records, Land Revenue Management & District Administration, Gandhinagar; District Collector and District Magistrate, Bhavnagar; Municipal Commissioner (Under Secretary), Municipal Corporation Jamnagar; District Development Officer(DDO) and District Collector, Kachchh; Chief Executive Officer (additional charge) of Gujarat State Disaster Management Authority, Gandhinagar.

Before his appointment as the Managing Director of the Company, he was holding position of Vice Chairman & Managing Director of Gujarat State Road Transport Corporation from Ports & Transport Department, Government of Gujarat. He had also held directorship in Bhavnagar Energy Company Limited. At present, He is a Managing Director of Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited.

He has been awarded various awards at District, State, National and International levels like:

  • Best Collector Award 2016-2017 by the Government of Gujarat (District and State Levels)
  • Swachh Shaher Puraskar by Hon. Chief Minister of Gujarat in 2015 (State Level)
  • HUDCO Award for Best Practices to improve The Living Environment 2015-16 (National Level)
  • Swachh Bharat Mission Urban Awards 2015 by Environment & Forests Department (National Level)
  • Innovations in Educational Administration 2014 Award by National University of Educational Planning & Administration, New Delhi (National Level)
  • Government Sector Initiative in Education – Digital Learning, World Education Summit Awards 2013 (National Level) and
  • Jamnagar Energy Efficiency Street Lighting Integrated with latest Control System by Commonwealth Association for Public Administration & Management (International Level).

His contribution as the then DDO and District Collector, Kachchh in improving nutritional status of children of Kachchh was appreciated by Gujarat State Office of United Nations Children’s Funds (UNICEF).

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Shri K. K. Panda, Director Shri K. K. Panda, Director
Shri K. K. Panda, Director

Shri K. K. Panda, Director

Shri Kalikinkar Panda has more than 33 years of experience and is currently working with NALCO as an Executive Director(Project-Mines)I/c at Corporate Office, Bhubaneswar.

He looked after various functions such as: Commissioning and Electrical maintenance of Aluminium Smelter, NALCO, in-charge of safety, environment, quality control and management standards implementation at Smelter and Captive Power Plant of NALCO; in-charge of Operation and Maintenance as General Manager in 1200 MW Captive Power Plant, NALCO; in-charge of Captive Power Plant as unit head and factory manager, NALCO; and in-charge of Project-Mines and Business Development at Corporate Office, Bhubaneswar.

He completed B.Sc (Engineering, Electrical), M.S. (Pollution control), PDIS.

Qualification :
B.E.(Electrical)

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Shri S. K. Satpathy, Director Shri S. K. Satpathy, Director
Shri S. K. Satpati, Director

Shri S. K. Satpathy, Director

Shri S. K. Satpathy is having more than 35 years of experience in the field Business development.

Qualification :
B.E.(Electrical)

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Shri Sanjay S. Bhatt , Director Shri Sanjay S. Bhatt , Director
Shri Sanjay S. Bhatt, Director

Mr. Sanjay S. Bhatt, Director

Shri Sanjay S. Bhatt is working a Company Secretary & General Manager (Legal & CC) of GACL. Which he had joined in year 2011.

He has done his M.Com. and LLB from M.S. University of Vadodara. He is Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He is also Associate Member of the Institute of Cost and Management Accountants of India.

Shri Sanjay Bhatt is having more than 25 years of experience in Corporate Secretarial, Legal, Corporate Communications & CSR. He has earlier worked in various capacities with Torrent Group and Alembic Group. He held directorships in various companies of Alembic Group while he was working with Alembic Group.

He is a Secretary & Board Member of GACL Education Society(GES), a CSR arm of GACL.

He has worked in various capacities in the managing committee of Baroda Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India during 2000 to 2010. He was also a Chairman of Baroda Chapter of Institute of Company Secretaries of India in the year 2006.

He has also worked in various capacities in the Managing Committee of Baroda Cricket Association 2001 to 2010.

He worked as a member of Divisional Railway User’s Consultative Committee for a term of two years from 2017 to 2019.

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Shri G S Paliwal, Director Shri G S Paliwal, Director
Shri G S Paliwal, Director

Shri G S Paliwal, Director

Shri G S Paliwal has more than 25 years of professional experience in the Chemical industry.

Shri G S Paliwal is an Executive Director (Marketing) in Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited (GACL). He has joined GACL in October, 2013.

He has earned Master Degree in Chemistry and Business Management from Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Kolkata (India).

He has worked in Chemical industry and has held several Management positions in Companies like Time Technoplast Limited, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd., Gujarat Alkalies and Chemicals Limited in India. He is spearheading sales of 30 billion for Domestic (Indian) and International Markets for various Chlor-alkali and derivative products.

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Ms. Binuta Patra, Director Ms. Binuta Patra, Director
Ms. Binuta Patra, Director

Ms. Binuta Patra, Director

Ms. Binuta Patra is presently working as Dy. General Manager(R&D) with National Aluminium Company Limited (NALCO) at NALCO Research & Technology Centre, Bhubaneswar.

She is B.Sc. Engg. (Chemical) from Sambalpur University, Odisha and M.Tech. (Environmental Science & Engg.) from BPUT, Odisha.

She has worked in various capacities in Quality Control, Technical Services and R&D Departments of Smelter Plant, Angul, NALCO. She has over thirty four (34) years of rich experience in the field of aluminium electrolysis, carbon technology, quality control of raw materials and products of aluminium value chain, research and development in related areas including energy reduction, environmental issues, new product development, wastages generated in the industry and their disposal methodologies.

She has successfully developed and executed many plant scale R&D projects related to quality improvement, process efficiency improvement, new product development, waste water treatment etc in smelter plant of NALCO. She has presented 20 technical papers in national and international conferences and has filed patents in the areas related to Aluminium. She has presented technical papers in TMS 2012 in USA & in ICSOBA 2017, Germany. She has undergone training on Aluminium related fields, in Australia & Switzerland.

She is a life member of Indian Institute of Metals and a lead auditor of ISO 9000QMS.

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