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Board of Directors

Dr. K.Ellangovan IAS, Chairman
Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala (Industries & Norka)

Dr. K. Ellangovan IAS is a medical doctor by training. He got into Indian Administrative Services from Kerala Cadre in the year 1992. He served as the District collector of Palakkad District, Managing Director of Kerala State Electricity Board Ltd, Kerafed, Kerala Tourism Development Corporation, Executive Director of Council for Leather Exports (Ministry of Commerce) Govt. of India and Deputy Chairman in  Chennai Port Trust (Ministry of Shipping) and presently serving as Principal Secretary, Government of Kerala (Industries & Norka)

Mr. M. G. Rajamanickam, IAS
Managing Director, (KSIDC)

Shri. M. G. Rajamanickam, IAS is a Master of Engineering by Academics. He got into Indian Administrative Services from Kerala Cadre in the year 2008.  He served as the District Collector of Kannur & Ernakulam, Project Director- Kerala State Transport Project, CMD of Kerala State Road Transport Corporation, Managing Director of Kerala Financial Corporation Ltd, Kerala Books & Publication Society and Kerala State IT Infrastructure Ltd etc.

Mr. Koichi Ogata

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

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.


Mrs. Radha Unni

Mrs.Radha Unni,M.A, B.Ed, CAIIB, is a Senior 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.

Mr. E. Nandakumar

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.


Justice M. Jaichandren

Mr. Justice M. Jaichandren, holds Bachelor Degree of Arts, Masters Degree in Criminology, at the Department of Psychology, University of Madras. He has in all 46 years' standing in the Bar and Bench, of which 12 years beginning 10th Dec' 2005, he served as the Justice in the High Court of Madras. Presently, the Senior Advocate of Supreme Court of India, Mr. Justice Jaichandren, has many credentials acting as Honorary Professor of Law at Tamil Nadu Judicial Academy, Chennai, conducting cases of far reaching significance relating to issues involving Human Rights and Environmental problems besides undertaking many acclaimed roles such as recognition as ' International Visitor" on Human Rights issues under invitation by United States of America representing the Country as Fellow of Session – 390, 'International Legal Perception on Human Rights' held at Salzburg, Austria. Justice M. Jaichandren, has been appointed as an Additional Director, qualifying as an Independent Director at the Board Meeting dated 04.11.2019.


Mr. V. Ranganathan

Mr. V. Ranganathan, a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary, has expertise in advisory role on financial and taxation matters, acting as Consultants at EY for over 23 years, besides being a visiting faculty for nearly 25 years at IIM Ahmedabad on the subject of mergers and corporate restructuring. Mr. V. Ranganathan holds the position of Independent Director in few other prominent companies including listed ones. He is the member in leading industry bodies and social service organisations such as Madras Chamber of Commerce, CII, ASSOCHAM, FICCI and a Trustee of Palkhivala Foundation, Chennai.