Mr. Nishith Shah | Chairman
M.S. Metallurgical Engineering (California Polytechnic State University, USA), BSc (Royal Institute of Science, India) | Ex Rockwell International
After graduating from California Polytechnic as a Metallurgical Engineer, he worked at Rockwell Intl. as a Quality Control Engineer. He moved to India in 1985 to join his family-owned businesses Heatreaters & Engineers, Mumbai and Heat Fab, Pune. In the year 1992, he pursued his dream of starting a manufacturing company of his own and started Prasol Chemicals Pvt. Ltd. As the founder and executive chairman of Prasol, he has 30+ years of experience in Finance, People Management, and Manufacturing Technology.
Mr. Gaurang Parikh | Managing Director
M.S.Chemical Engineering (University of Toledo, USA), B.S.Chemical Engineering (University of Pune) | Ex ThyssenKrupp Budd CompanyHe is an Alumnus of University of Pune, graduating with B.S.Chemical Engineering. He further pursued M.S.Chemical Engineering at the University of Toledo, USA. After finishing his studies, he worked at ThyssenKrupp Budd Company in Illinois. He joined Prasol in 2001 as the Director of Sales & Marketing and started the division of Distribution of Niche chemicals. He has a firm commitment towards making Prasol a Home of choice for all his associates and colleagues.
Mr. Dhaval Parikh | Director International Business
M. Plastic Engineering (University of Massachusetts, USA), B. Plastics Technology (U.D.C.T., India) | Ex General Electric Company
He is an Alumnus of UDCT Mumbai and graduated with a Bachelor of Technology – Plastics Technology. Thereafter he did his Masters in Plastics Engineering from University of Massachusetts at Lowell. He then worked for GE Plastics film and sheet division at Mt. Vernon Indiana. He joined Prasol Chemicals in 2007 as the Director of International Business and is responsible for International Marketing and Procurement. He also handles local sales of organic manufactured chemicals, along with polymers and chemicals for Distribution. He enjoys process development; focuses on hydrogenation technology and managing ERP systems at Prasol.
Mr. Pankil Dharia | Director
B.S. Electrical Engineering and B.S. Molecular & Cellular Biology (University of Illinois, USA) | Ex Medtronic
After completing his undergraduate studies in Electrical Engineering and Molecular & Cellular Biology from the University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign, Pankil worked in California at CRDM unit of Medtronic as a Sales Representative for 4 years. He later returned to Mumbai in 2010 and joined Prasol as a Director of Sales & Marketing. Pankil is responsible for the sales and distribution of our Value Added Products and exports of certain niche chemicals that we manufacture. He also actively involved in business development and identifying new products that can be made at Prasol to the customer’s requirement.
Ms. Anvi Shah | Director
M.B.A (Cambridge University, UK), B. Chemical Engineering (U.D.C.T., India) | Ex Amazon, Ex Unilever
After completing her undergraduate studies in Chemical Engineering from the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai (formerly U.D.C.T.), Anvi joined Prasol Chemicals Limited as part of the International Business Division for 4 years. She simultaneously launched her own tech platform in the fitness space. Thereafter, she completed her M.B.A. at Cambridge University, U.K – and then joined Amazon, Luxembourg where she successfully launched the Household Consumables and Health and Wellness, Private Label Brand for Amazon. She then moved to Unilever in Singapore and took up the challenge to lead ecommerce globally for the niche Unilever brands. After a successful tryst with the tech-consumer goods world, Anvi decided to move back to Prasol in 2020 bringing her global experience with her primary focus areas being Business Development in APAC, Systems Implementation and Digitization. .