Board of Directors
Dr. M. Manickam
Dr. M. Manickam, Chairman of the Company, holds a Masters Degree in Statistics from Madras University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from University of Michigan, USA. He has experience of about 36 years in the field of Business and Industries. He plays an advisory role in SFL. He is the Executive Chairman and Managing Director of Sakthi Sugars Limited. He is also the Chairman and Managing Director of Sakthi Auto Component Limited. In recognition of his contribution in the management of agro-processing industries and agricultural development, he was awarded the “Doctor of Science” (Honoris Causa) by Tamilnadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore in July 2010. He was the President of Indian Sugar Mills Association during 1996-97.
Mr. M. Balasubramaniam
Mr. M. Balasubramaniam, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of the Company, holds Masters Degree in Commerce from Madras University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Notre Dame University, USA. He joined SFL as a Director in the year 1985 and has been associated with SFL, since then. He was the Chairman of Coimbatore Zone of Confederation of Indian Industry as also a member of the Management Committee of Coimbatore Management Association. He is presently a senate member in Bharathiyar University, Coimbatore.
Mr. M. Srinivaasan
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Mysore University and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from Pennsylvania State of University, USA. He has been the Managing Director of Sri Chamundeswari Sugars Limited since 1996. He has experience of about 22 years in the field of sugar industry. He is also Director of Sakthi Sugars Limited. He was the President of South India Sugar Mills Association, Karnataka between 1997-1999 and 2005-2008. He was also the President of Indian Sugar Mills Association, New Delhi, during the year 2012-13.
Dr. A. Selvakumar
He holds a Masters Degree in Engineering from Guindy Engineering College, Chennai and a Doctorate in Engineering from Canada. He was working as a Project In-charge at Naval Engineering Test Establishment in Canada. He has more than 37 years of experience in the field of system applications.
At present, he is heading a software company.
Mr. P.S. Gopalakrishnan
He holds a Graduate degree in Commerce and Law. He is also an Associate Member of the Institute of Bankers, London. He is also a Fellow of Economic Development Institute of World Bank, Washington. He was the former Chairman of IFCI Limited, Indian Overseas Bank and Oriental Bank of Commerce. He has a rich and varied experience of more than 50 years in the field of Banking and Finance.
Ms. Priya Bhansali
She holds a Graduate degree in Commerce. She is a Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and also holds Diploma in Information System Audit (DISA). She is Partner of M/s Kumbhat & Co, Chartered Accountants. She is a practicing Chartered Accountant for more than 2 decades. She has experience in Direct Taxes, Audit, Joint Ventures, Foreign Direct Investment and International Taxation.
Mr. K. P. Ramakrishnan
He holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Chennai. He had been Chief General Manager of IDBI Bank Limited. He has got more than 30 years of experience in banking and finance. At present, he is Chief Risk Officer of Shriram EPC Limited, Chennai.
Dr. S. Velusamy
Dr S Veluswamy, holds a Masters Degree in Commerce from Madras University. He is also an Associate Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He also holds a Doctorate from Bharathiyar University. He has nearly three decades of experience in secretarial, business operations and finance etc of the Company. He had already served as CFO of the Company from November 2014 to November 2015.