Nirma University

Board of Trustees

Dr. Karsanbhai K. Patel

Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel

Chairman

Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel, is the Chairman of Nirma Limited and founder President of Nirma Education & Research Foundation and Nirma University. Dr Karsanbhai K. Patel has been conferred with ‘Padma Shri’ Award in the year 2010. He is also the recipient of the ‘Udyog Ratna’ Award-1990, ‘Gujarat Businessman’ Award-1998, Ernst & Young ‘Lifetime Achievement’  Award-2006, ‘Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel Vishwa Pratibha Award- 2009’, The Baroda Sun ‘Lifetime Achievement’ Award- 2009 and ‘Chemtech Award of Hall of Fame’.
Dr Patel is renowned for his contribution to industrial development in the country. In the last 20 years, he has turned his attention to the growing challenges in education. This has perhaps been one of his most purposeful developments for the younger generation of the country.
Dr Patel was awarded Honorary Doctorate of Humane Letters by Florida Atlantic University, USA for Business and Marketing acumen and philanthropy in the year 2001. He was also awarded Honorary D. Lit by Devi Ahilya Vishwavidhyalaya, Indore in 2007. Among many social projects that he has initiated, Nirma Education and Research Foundation (NERF) is monumental of his commitment to society.


Shri K. K. Patel

Shri K. K. Patel

Managing Trustee
Vice-President, Nirma University


Shri K. K. Patel is a versatile personality who began his corporate career as MD of MASCOT (India) Instruments Pvt. Ltd., a company manufacturing Control Valves under U. S. Technical Collaboration at Naroda, Ahmedabad. He served the organisation for sixteen years.
He has broad based experience across various areas as in addition to the existing profile at Nirma University he is also Joint Managing Trustee, Nirma Education and Research Foundation; Director - The Kalupur Commercial Co-operative Bank Limited (KCCBL), a scheduled Bank having 33 branches; President - The Gozaria Kelvani Mandal, Gozaria, Mehsana District-an Educational Public Charitable Trust managing educational activities from K. G. Level to College level and having students strength of approximately 4000; and Trustee – The Gozaria Sarvajanik Hospital having 120 beds with all modern facilities. He did B. S. in Chemical Engineering from Tennessee Technological University, USA.


Shri R. D. Shah

Shri R. D. Shah

Member
Eminent Chartered Accountant


Shri R. D. Shah is a commerce graduate from Gujarat University and completed his CA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1959. He is a practicing Chartered Accountant since 1959. He has set up a reputed accountancy firm named Rajendra D. Shah & Company.
Shri R. D. Shah has been the Director of Nirma Limited and Nirma Labs. He is veteran in the areas of Direct Taxation; Auditing; Accounting and Management Audits; Corporate Planning & Restructuring and Financial & Management Consulting. He is also a member of various prominent professional bodies as The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi; Bombay Chartered Accountants Association, Bombay; Chartered Accountants Association, Ahmedabad; Income-tax Appellate Tribunal Bar Association, Ahmedabad; Income-tax Bar Association, Ahmedabad; Chamber of Tax Consultants, Bombay; All India Federation of Tax Practioners , Bombay in addition to various other bodies.


Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel

Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel

Member
Managing Director, Nirma Limited


Shri Hirenbhai K. Patel is an M.B.A with specialization in Finance & Marketing from Drexel University, Pennsylvania, USA and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Stevens Institute of Technology, New Jersey, USA.
Shri Hirenbhai joined Nirma Limited, the family-promoted Company, in 1998 as a Director, and took over as Managing Director of the Company in 2006. His strategic leadership and business acumen helped Nirma surge as a conglomerate, with US$ 1.5 billion revenue in global arena. With farsighted vision, he plays the key role in overall functioning of the Company, with hands-on role for the upcoming projects, procurement and strategic investment deals for inorganic growth.
Being a member of the Managing Committee of Nirma Education & Research Foundation and other Charitable trusts, he provides initiative and inspiring leadership to a number of humane activities, like the relief work carried out in Ahmedabad and some areas of Kutch after the disastrous earthquake hit Gujarat, setting-up of Nirma Vidyavihar, extensive work for building community registry for HLA-Typing for PBSC, etc.


Shri Rakeshbhai K. Patel

Shri Rakeshbhai K. Patel

Member
Vice- Chairman, Nirma Limited


Shri Rakesh K. Patel is a Management Graduate [Marketing] from Nirma Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He had his schooling from one of the renowned academic institution, Sheth C. N. Vidhyavihar, Ahmedabad in 1991 and did Graduation in Commerce from H L College of Commerce.
He is an exemplary second-generation entrepreneur who has hands-on Management role in procurement, production, logistics and HR functions of Nirma Group. He also looks after the operations of the Castor Oil production business of the Group. He has co-authored an International Paper on Supply Chain solutions.
He also devotes his valuable time towards a number of social upliftment projects. Apart from a member of the Governing Body of the Nirma University and Managing Committee of Nirma Education & Research Foundation, he is also a Trustee of Nima Foundation and other charitable trusts founded by the Group. He has provided initiative and youthful leadership to social projects and activities undertaken by Group entities and Trusts, related to spread of education in rural areas. He has also played exemplary role during post-earthquake relief work.
In the past, he was also involved in various activities of Ahmedabad Management Association as an invitee on the Governing Council.