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Board of Directors

Dr. K.Ellangovan IAS, Chairman

He is presently Principle Secretary (Industries & Commerce), Government of Kerala. He was earlier Health Secretary to Govt. of Kerala.

Mr. Sajiv K. Menon, Managing Director

A B.Tech in Chemical Engineering, PGDM (Fin.&Mktg), from IIM,  Bangalore, and a Fullbright Scholar at Carnegie Mellon University, USA, Mr. Sajiv K. Menon had a long tenure of more than 32 years’ experience in various capacities in Engineering and Chemical Industries before taking charge  as Managing Director of NGIL on 01.04.2014.

Dr. Shinya Takahashi, Director

Dr. Shinya Takahashi is Bachelor of General Education & Phd from Chiba University- Graduate School of Advanced Integration  Science. He had long tenure as General manager (QA), Nitta Gelatin Inc, Japan.


Managing Director Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Ltd and Secretary (Industries) Government of Kerala. She had earlier worked as Secretary (Expenditure) Government of Kerala, besides other important  positions in both, Govt.of Kerala  and the Central Government.

Mr. Koichi Ogata

Mr. Koiichi Ogata is  President, NGI, Japan, having earlier held senior positions in the Industry

Mr. Takemiya Hidenori

Mr. Takemiya Hidenori who alternates as Director for Mr. Koichi Ogata, is President at NGI ,Japan.

Mr. A. K.Nair

A B.E and MBA,Mr. A.K. Nair has more than 46 years’ experience in senior managerial positions in various industries, including as Managing Director of Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation Limited following which he was also the Managing Director of NGIL (erstwhile KCPL) for  two terms of 5 years each. He is now an Independent Director of the Company after his statutory cooling period during which he continued as a non-Executive Director of the Company.

Mrs. RadhaUnni

Mrs. RadhaUnni  M.A, B.Ed, CAIIB, is a Banker by profession, with  36 years’ experience in State Bank of India, where she retired as Chief General Manager in charge of Kerala Circle.She is an Independent Director of the Company, also acting as Chairperson of the Audit Committee.

Dr. K Cherian Varghese

Dr. K Cherian Varghese a very Senior banker,  he was General Manager in Indian Bank, and served as Chairman & CEO of South Indian Bank Ltd during the period 1991-1996. He was  an Executive Director of Central Bank of India, before holding the post as CMD of two leading Public Sector Banks namely Corporation Bank  and Union Bank of India .  He also served as member and Chairman of the Board for Industrial and Financial Reconstruction of Govt. of India.



A Chemical Engineer with MBA, erstwhile Executive Director of BPCL Kochi Refinery, has over 30 years' experience with Oil Refinery, Petrochemicals and Gas processing. Earlier, he was Director in the Board of Cochin Port Trust, Cochin International Air Port and Petronet CCK.


Mr.Yoichiro Sakuma

Mr. Yoichiro Sakuma an Independent Director was earlier Director and Executive Vice President of Nitto Denko, Japan.