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Pradip D Kothari, Chairman & Managing DirectorPradip D Kothari has been the Chairman and Managing Director (CMD) of Kothari Industrial Corporation Limited (KICL) since 1981.He is responsible for creating KICL's vision and chalking out the marketing, research and production milestones towards achieving the vision. As CMD, Pradip D Kothari has extensive management experience and has pioneered the various expansions of KICL from fertilizers to tea plantations, granites and breweries. Under his leadership,KICL scaled its infrastructure and diversified its product offerings while maintaining a strong culture of innovation. He is recognized and respected in the corporate world for his hands-on understanding of the Indian farmer's needs.
A successful businessman, Pradip D.Kothari was the Honorary Consul for South Korea in Chennai, for Southern India during the period August 1989 to August 1999. He was also the past President of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce (South India Council and National), Hindustan Chamber of Commerce, Round Table India, member of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry (FICCI), Indo-German Chamber of Commerce, Indo-French Chamber of Commerce, etc.He has also served as the Secretary of the World Council of Young Men's Service Clubs.
He received a graduate degree in Economics from the University of Madras.
Antara (Kothari) Pandit, President (New Projects)Antara Pandit has business in her roots, and is rooted to her business. She drives the growth of KICL's future business model; executes sales strategies of the future businesses against corporate vision, develops and scales up new businesses and customer bases. She also monitors the results, quantifying the successes and shortfalls, and is setting the trend to making course corrections that are needed to enhance the baseline strategies employed in the new verticals.
Prior to joining KICL, Antara was with iSolve Group of Companies as a Relationship Manager responsible for the development of International Business within the Media & Publishing industry and was highly respected for her ability to build strong client relationships at all levels.
Antara is a Business Management graduate from Purdue University, Indiana, USA.