The Board of Directors at Keva comprises of distinguished individuals who bring together distinguished experience and unparalleled knowledge. Coupled with Keva extraordinary vision and mission, the Board of Directors enable Keva to make a mark for itself in the field of fragrances, flavours and aromatic ingredients.
Meet our Board of Directors
  • Ramesh Vinayak Vaze

    Mr. Ramesh Vinayak Vaze is a Non-Executive Director of the Company and Chairman of the Board. He was serving as Managing Director of the Company until September 30, 2019. He holds a degree of Bachelor’s in Science from University of Mumbai. He has a total experience of more than 40 years with the Company. He is a trustee of the Kelkar Education Trust.

  • Prabha Ramesh Vaze

    Prabha Ramesh Vaze is a Non-Executive Director of our Company. She holds a degree of Bachelor's in Science from University of Mumbai and has more than 35 years of experience in the Company.

  • Kedar Ramesh Vaze

    Kedar Ramesh Vaze is a whole time Director and the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of our company. He holds a degree of Master's in Science in Organic Chemistry from Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay. He has a total experience of more than 19 years with our Company. He has been a Director on our Board since 2010.

  • Dalip Sehgal

    Dalip Sehgal is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a degree of Bachelor's in Arts from the University of Delhi and Master's of Business Administration from University of Delhi. In the past, he has been associated with Hindustan Unilever Limited for 25 years. His past experience also includes Godrej Hershey Limited as Managing Director and Managing Director of Godrej Consumer Products Limited. He has been a Director on our Board since 2014.

  • Sangeeta Kapiljit Singh

    Sangeeta Kapiljit Singh is an Independent Director of our Company. She holds a Master's degree in Arts, Behavioural Psychology (Hons.) from the University of Mumbai. She has been an Executive Director at KPMG, India heading the HR function. She was appointed on our Board on February 19, 2015.

  • Mr. Shrikant Oka

    Mr. Shrikant Oka obtained a degree in Science (B.Sc.) from Mumbai Universityand thereafter obtained L.Lb degree in 1983. He is a senior lawyer specialized in civil matters since last 35 years. He has advised several companies including government and multinational companies on civil matters covering commercial transactions, property matters and litigations. He is a keen observer of the evolution of the property law and is a trekking enthusiast. Mr. Oka has been appearing as a Senior Counsel in litigations of various municipal corporations.

  • Mark Elliott

    Mark Elliott is an Independent Director of our company. He has a diploma degree in business marketing from one of the top university of Netherlands. He started his professional career with British Petroleum PLC followed by Beiersdog AG. He has a rich experience of 30 years in marketing and economics and is a seasoned business man. He started up the business of import and export of aroma ingredients in 2001 by setting up his own company – Andast International in Netherlands. He has developed a sustained business for many Indian Aroma Ingredient Companies with Global Multinationals and F&F companies based in Europe through Andast International. He is acting as a consultant for Indian Companies for REACH Compliance too. His experience would be beneficial to the company and its shareholders. He has been a Director on our Board since 2019.

  • Deepak Raj Bindra

    Mr. Deepak Raj Bindra is an Independent Director of our Company. He holds a degree in commerce (B.Com) from Punjab University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1972. He was later admitted as FCA in Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. After initial few years with KPMG in London, he joined Unilever Group where he worked for about 23 years in a variety of different segments and senior management roles. His vast experience includes setting up of large greenfield projects, turn around of businesses, heading profit centres dealing in both fast moving consumer goods as well as consumer durables.
    The experience and knowledge of Mr. Deepak Raj Bindra would be beneficial to the Company and its shareholders.

  • Vasant Gujarathi
    Chartered Accountant

    Mr. Vasant Gujarathi has more than 35 years of post-qualification experience in Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) in various roles and working with some of the largest multinational Companies in India. He joined M/s. Lovelock & Lewes, Chartered Accountants, in August 1976, initially a member firm of Coopers & Lybrand International and subsequently member firm of PwC. He was also a Partner with PwC India for 22 years (1991-2013) with PwC’s Assurance and Business Advisory Services group and had also represented PwC India on PwC Global Committee for ‘Industrial Products’ Industry. He has exposure in the field of Audit, Financial Systems, Operations, Risk Management, Regulatory Compliance, Internal Audit Services, IT strategy implementation, Talent Management, Corporate Governance review & Advisory Services, Ethics Assessment and Program Development, Cost restructuring etc

  • Ms. Neela Bhattacharjee
    Independent Director

    Ms. Neela holds a degree of Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a post graduate degree of Bachelor of Science in Computer Science. Ms. Neela Bhattacherjee has more than 32 years of post – qualification experience. she co-founded an IT company called Softcell which she ran successfully for 13 years (from 1986- 1999) which specialized in building IT application products, which at that time, was a unique concept in India. She as a consultant provided service to companies including the Taj Group of Hotels, Reliance Industries Ltd, and agencies for global shipping lines such as CMA CGM and Evergreen Marine Corp She successfully sold this business in 1999 when she joined Kale Consultants Ltd (a part of the Accelya group).
    She has spent 21 years with a leading provider of IT solutions, during which she held many leadership positions and was instrumental in growing the business, aligning, and shaping the organizational culture through mergers and acquisitions. She is also an active member of the Indian Angel Network (IAN) that works with startups. Along with TalentNomics, she mentors women in the corporate world.