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Core Management Team

...led by our Promoters (with over 125 years of combined experience in speciality chemical industry), along with a dedicated and experienced team, who we call "AETHERIANS"!

Company Promoters:

Ashwin Desai

Founding Promoter, Managing Director

Ashwin Desai is the founding Promoter and Managing Director of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT, formerly University Department of Chemical Technology, UDCT, Mumbai, 1974). He has been awarded the Distinguished Alumnus award by Indian Chemical Technology in 2010. Ashwin Desai has multiple decades of experience in the speciality chemical industry. Prior to incorporation of our Company, he was the founding member of Anupam Rasayan India Limited and was the Chairman and Managing Director of Anupam Rasayan India Limited till 2013. At Aether, Ashwin Desai is responsible for creating the overall vision of the Company and is actively involved in all techno-commercial departments. He focuses on innovative chemical engineering solutions for our R&D, pilot plant, and production processes and is also responsible for leading our core competency in continuous reaction and flow technology.

Purnima Desai

Promoter, Whole Time Director

Purnima Desai is a Promoter and Whole Time Director of our Company. With multiple decades of experience in the speciality chemical industry, she leads the overall accounting and finance operations of our Company. She has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Delhi (1975). Purnima Desai was previously a Director at Anupam Rasayan India Limited until 2013.

Rohan Desai

Promoter, Whole Time Director

Rohan Desai is a Promoter and Whole Time Director of our Company. He has extensive experience in the speciality chemical industry and looks after the entire commercial portfolio (including sales, finance, strategic procurement, human resources and systems) of our Company. He has a bachelor’s degree from South Gujarat University of Commerce (SPB VNSG), Surat. Rohan Desai was previously a Director at Anupam Rasayan India Limited until 2013.

Dr. Aman Desai

Promoter, Whole Time Director

Dr. Aman Desai is a Promoter and Whole Time Director of our Company. He is responsible for our R&D, pilot plant, and production operations, new projects, and technical business development, and has over 10 years of experience in the speciality chemical industry. Dr. Aman Desai has a bachelor’s degree in Chemical Technology (Intermediates and Dyestuff Technology, 2005) from Institute of Chemical Technology (ICT formerly known as University Department of Chemical Technology, UDCT, Mumbai) and has a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Organic Chemistry (with a focus on chiral chemistry) from Michigan State University (USA, 2010). His doctoral research was published in the Journal of the American Chemical Society and was also featured in Chemical & Engineering News in 2010. Dr. Aman Desai was then a Project Leader in the Process Development group in Core R&D Headquarters at the Dow Chemical Company in Michigan (USA). Dr. Aman Desai has been awarded the UAA Young Achiever Award in 2018 in the UAA-ICT Distinguished Alumnus Awards from his alma mater, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. He is the author/co-author of 25 publications in international technical journals. He has been granted 4 patents in USA, and these patents are published worldwide.

Global Technology / Business Development Team (SMP):

Raymond (Ray) Roach

Business Development Leader (Americas)

Raymond (Ray) Roach is the Business Development Leader (Americas) of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science and a master’s degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh (USA). He has multiple decades of experience in the chemical industry. Before joining our Company, Ray Roach has previously worked at The Dow Chemical Company (USA). Ray Roach is the inventor / co-inventor on 7 patents granted in USA and published worldwide.

Dr. James (Jim) Ringer

Business Development Leader (Americas)

Dr. James Ringer is the Business Development Leader (Americas) of our Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in Science from Purdue University (USA) and a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) degree in Organic Chemistry from University of Wisconsin (USA). He has multiple decades of experience in the chemical industry. Before joining our Company, Dr. James Ringer has previously worked at The Dow Chemical Company or its subsidiaries, for more than 30 years, in various positions including Director R&D, R&D Director II, and Leader R&D Director. He is the inventor / co-inventor on 22 patents granted in USA and published worldwide.

Dr. Norbert Flüggen

Business Development Leader (Europe)

Dr. Norbert Flüggen is the Business Development Leader (Europe) of our Company. He holds a diploma in Physics and a Doctorate of Natural Sciences (PhD) degree from the University of Hannover (Germany). He has multiple decades of experience in the chemical industry. Before joining our Company, Dr. Norbert Flüggen has previously worked with ALTANA AG, Germany.

Announcement and Disclosure under Regulation 46 of the SEBI (LODR) Regulations, 2015

2023-2024
2022-2023

Financial Performance and Presentation


Subsidiary and Group Companies




Corporate Governance

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Investor Contact

Aether Industries Limited

Adress: Plot No. 8203, GIDC Sachin, Surat - 394230, Gujarat, India

CIN: L24100GJ2013PLC073434


Company Secretary and Compliance Officer:

Mr. Chitrarth Parghi

Tel. (Direct): +91-261-6603360
E-Mail: compliance@aether.co.in


Investor Relation:

Tel. (Direct): +91-261-6603045
E-Mail: investors@aether.co.in



Registrar:

Link Intime India Private Limited

SEBI Registration No.: INR00004058
C-101, 1st Floor, 247 Park,
Lal Bahadur Shashtri Marg,
Vikhroli (West), Mumbai - 400083,
Maharashtra, India

Contact Person: Ms. Shanti Gopalkrishnan

Tel: +91-22-49186200
Email: aether.ipo@linkintime.co.in
Website: www.linkintime.co.in

Qualified Institutions Placement

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