Richard B Saldanha

Chairman of Gokaldas Exports
Richard B Saldanha

Richard B Saldanha

Chairman of Gokaldas Exports

Biography

Mr. Richard Blaise Saldanha, BE served as Managing Director of Haldia Petrochemicals Ltd. Prior to that, Mr. Saldanha was with Hindustan Lever & Unilever Plc for thirty years, spending almost ten years in Latin America. His 45 years of corporate experience in a gamut of functions that ranged from Manufacturing and Planning to Corporate Development and General Management have given him learning and insights which have proved to be invaluable for restructuring and reorganizing companies as well as for managing partnerships and strategic alliances in an international arena. He served as an Executive Director at Corporate Private Equity Group until October 16, 2015. He served as an Executive Director at The Blackstone Group, Private Equity Group. He served as the Technical Director at Unilever Venezuela and the Vice President of Supply Chain at Unilever Andina. He served as the Chief Executive Officer at Unilever Peru. He served as an Executive Director of Bennett Coleman & Co. Ltd. Mr. Saldanha was an Executive Director and a Member of the Board of The Times of India Group, where he focused on helping build organizational capability, culture and competitiveness for its Newspapers, TV Channels, Internet and Radio businesses. Mr. Saldanha is a member of Blackstone’s portfolio operations group and is responsible for that group’s activities on behalf of portfolio companies based in India. Mr. Saldanha has been the Chairman of Gokaldas Exports Ltd. since May 25, 2011. He serves as an Executive Chairman of Trans Maldivian Airways. He also is on the Board of BCCL. Mr. Saldanha is actively involved with NGOs and CSR Initiatives. He serves as an Independent Non-Executive Director of Mirchi Movies Limited. He has been an Independent Non Executive Director of Entertainment Network (India) Ltd. since November 23, 2010. He serves on the Board of Bennet Coleman and Co. He has been a Non Executive Director of Gokaldas Exports Ltd. since February 21, 2008. He served as a Director of GatewayRail Freight Limited. He serves as a Nominee Director of Nuziveedu Seeds Limited. He served as a Director of CMS Info Systems Limited. He served as a Director of Asian Electronics Limited from July 30, 2007 to June 30, 2008. He was a Founding President of Save the Children India and the President of the Delhi Management Association. He served as the Chairman of Unilever Peru. He also served as a Member of the Unilever Latin America Board. He is a member of the Court of Governors of the Administrative Staff College of India. He has gained wide international experience as a Founding Member of the National Board of Advertising Self Regulation, a Founding Member of the National Board for e-commerce, the President of the International School in Valencia, Venezuela and a Member of the Dutch-Peru and the United Kingdom-Peru Chambers of Commerce. Mr. Saldanha graduated with a Mechanical Engineering degree (BE Mech) from Pune University.

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