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Board of Directors

  • achal bakery Achal Bakeri
  • nrupesh shah Nrupesh Shah
  • jonaki bakeri Jonaki Bakeri
  • dipak palkar Dipak Palkar
  • ashish deshpande Ashish Deshpande
  • naisadh parikh Naishadh Parikh
  • Reena Pravin Bhagwati Reena Pravin Bhagwati
  • achal bakeri
    Achal Bakeri Founder, Chairman & Managing Director

    As Chairman and Managing Director, Achal Bakeri leads the management of critical organizational functions such as corporate strategy, international growth opportunities and people development. Mr. Bakeri is responsible for the overall strategy, execution and policy formation at Symphony. He provides overall direction to the Board and the management team in achieving aggressive corporate objectives.

    Under his guidance and leadership, Symphony has established its position as the largest manufacturer of air coolers in the world. A leader with a design thinking approach, Mr. Bakeri has 32 years of experience in varied fields, including construction, exports, manufacturing and design development. He has evolved Symphony on conscience-driven business practices of manufacturing environment-friendly products. Today, the organization is world-class in every sense and conforms to the highest quality standards in innovation and design.

    Qualification: Architect, Master of Business Administration (University of Southern California)

  • nrupesh shah
    Nrupesh Shah Executive Director, Corporate Affairs

    Nrupesh Shah heads the company’s financial & commercial functions and is responsible for corporate affairs, strategy, finance, M.I.S., treasury etc. He also serves as a Member of the Share Transfer & Investor Grievance Committee and the Audit Committee.

    Mr. Shah joined Symphony in 1993 as Finance Controller and became Executive Director in 2002. With over 30 years of experience in finance and accounts, Mr. Shah is a key architect of the company’s growth. He has been invited to speak at various public forums like CED, Rotary Club and other institutes. He also contributes articles to the journal published by the local chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI).

    Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce, Chartered Accountant (CA) and Company Secretary (CS)

  • jonaki bakeri
    Jonaki Bakeri Non-Executive Director

    She has an experience spanning 13 years in various business functions namely marketing, service, accounts, finance, legal and product development.

    Qualification: Bachelor of Arts

  • dipak palkar
    Dipak Palkar Independent Director

    Dipak Palkar joined Symphony’s Board of the Directors as an Independent Non-Executive Director in December 2005. He also serves as Chairman of the company’s Audit Committee.

    Mr. Palkar has over 38 years’ experience in HR, marketing, business promotion and international sales. He has extensive experience in the consumer durables and kitchen appliances segments.

    Qualification: Bachelor of Commerce, Diploma in Taxation Laws & Practices, Diploma in Business Management

  • ashish deshpande
    Ashish Deshpande Independent Director

    An Industrial Designer from the National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India, Mr. Ashish Deshpande has started his design entrepreneurship journey, 29 years ago, by co-founding India’s pioneering design practice, Elephant Designs Private Limited (Elephant). Mr. Deshpande leads Product & Retail Experience Innovation group and has led projects ranging from consumer appliances related to air, water & energy, medical equipment, wearable electronics, automotive and retail.

    Mr. Deshpande conducts workshops on Growth by Design, Design Thinking & Product Innovation. Mr. Deshpande is President, Association of Designers of India, an active member of the Design Alliance Asia and has been on the jury of India Design Mark.

  • naishadh parikh
    Naishadh Parikh Independent Director

    He has rich experience of more than 33 years in performing various roles at a corporate level of diverse sectors and expertise in strategy formulation & implementation for new businesses and market entries.

  • Reena Pravin Bhagwati
    Reena Pravin Bhagwati Independent Director

    Ms. Reena Bhagwati, aged 53 Years, is a MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, USA and having more than 28 years of experience in providing Fiscal, Strategic and Operations leadership in various Engineering businesses.

    Ms. Bhagwati is a Joint Managing Director of Bhagwati Autocast Limited, Director of Bhagwati Spherocast Private Limited and Managing Director of Bhagwati Filters Private Limited. She plays an active role in the day to day management of these family group companies. Ms. Bhagwati leads operations and strategic directions with full responsibility for top and bottom line including strategy formulation, long term planning, cross functional management, legal and financial obligations.

    She has held leadership positions in several public institutions including as the President of the Institute of Indian Foundrymen (IIF) in 2013-14, as Chairperson of the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Gujarat State Council in 2016-17, among others. She is a member of the Governing Body of Ahmedabad Management Association, a part of the All India Management Association. Ms. Bhagwati also serves as an Independent Director on Board of Eimco Elecon (India) Limited.

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