Board of Directors

Mr. Umesh Katti

Mr. Umesh Katti, aged 58 years, is the founding Promoter of our Company. He is designated as Chairman & Non-Executive Director on the Board of the Company. He has done his Pre-University Course from K. L. E. Society’s Lingaraj College, Belgaum. He has over 16 years of experience in the sugar industry. He has been elected as an M.L.A. of the Karnataka Legislature six times from Hukkeri. He was a Cabinet Minister in the Government of Karnataka between 1996-1999 holding the portfolio of the Sugar Ministry as well as Public Works. He had held various positions in the Government of Karnataka over the years being Minister in Charge of Belgaum District, Minister in charge of Prisons, Horticulture Minister etc. The expertise of Mr. Umesh Katti in the sugar industry as well as in agriculture helps in the formulation of the policies of our Company.


Mr. Nikhil Katti

Mr. Nikhil Katti, aged 34 years, is a Promoter and the Managing Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from Karnataka University, Dharwad as well as a degree of Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in International Marketing from the University of Wales. He was serving on the Board of our Company since 2009. Having gained over 8 years experience in the sugar industry, he is responsible for the overall growth and development of all our segments especially the distillery unit. He is also involved in the marketing of the products of our Company and has been instrumental in the brand positioning and expansion of our Indian Made Liquor (IML) products. He is also a Member of Zilla Panchayat Ammanagi.


Mr. Mallikarjun Pujar

Mr. Mallikarjun Pujar, aged 55 years, is a Whole Time Director of our Company. He holds a Certificate from the Department of Pre-University Education of the Government of Karnataka. He has over 20 years of experience in the agricultural sector and has immense knowledge of sugarcane production. He is responsible for liaisoning with the farmers for their sugarcane cultivation, harvesting and transportation and also is responsible for ensuring cordial relations with these farmers. He overlooks the crushing activities of sugar unit.


Mr. Lava Katti

Mr. Lava Katti, aged 31 years, is a Promoter and Whole-time Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor degree of Business Administration from Karnataka University, Dharwad. He also completed his Master in Business Administration from Cardiff Metropolitan University. He was serving on the Board of our Company since 2013. He has experience in administrating distillery and co-generation units of the Company and also looking after agriculture. He is also part of many social works in this region of Hukkeri Taluka and surrounding villages. He is on the advisory panel of a century old financial institution named Prathamika Krishi Patin Sahakari Sangh Limited, Bellad Bagewadi which caters to the needs of thousands of Farmers. He is serving many social activities through Rahul Katti sports and social club.


Mr. Kush Katti

Mr. Kush Katti, aged 31 years, is a Promoter and Whole-time Director of our Company. He has completed his Master degree in Business Administration from ESC Pau Business School, France. He has been serving on the Board of our Company since 2013 and is instrumental in maintaining cordial relations with farmers and ensuring sugarcane supply to the factory. He is also actively associated with Bellad Bagewadi Urban Souhard Bank located in Bellad Bagewadi. He is also part of many social works in this region and takes active part in administrating Shri V. M. Katti Educational Trust, which includes primary, secondary, PU college and ITI colleges. Further, he undertakes many social activities through Rahul Katti Sports and Social Club.


Mr. Surendra Khot

Mr. Surendra Khot, aged 72 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He has completed Master degree in Arts from Karnataka University. He was associated with the D.C.C. Bank Limited in Belgaum. He has over 35 years of experience working with the bank as a Deputy General (Banking and Accounts) & General Manager of D.C.C. Bank Limited.


Mr. Shivanand Tubachi

Mr. Shivanand Tubachi, aged 67 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He has completed his Bachelor degree of Arts from Karnataka University. He has over 20 years of experience of working in banking sector. He worked as general manager in the Belgavi District Co-operative Bank Ltd. for 2006 – 2011 and is currently associated with the bank in advisory capacity.


Mr. Basavaraj Hagaragi

Mr. Basavaraj Hagaragi, aged 62 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He has completed his Bachelor degree of Arts from Karnataka University. He has over 20 years of experience in Banking Sector. He has worked in BDCC Bank as Branch Manager, Senior Manager since 1981 and was promoted as General Manager in 2007. He is currently retired.


Mrs. Pratibha Munnolli

Mrs. Pratibha Munnolli, aged 32 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. She holds Bachelor degree in Ayurvedic Medicine and Surgery from Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Karnataka. She has more than 5 years of experience as medical practitioner.


Mr. R. V. Radhakrishna

Mr. R.V. Radhakrishna, aged 45 years, is the Non-Executive Independent Director of our Company. He is an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He possesses over 20 years of experience working with various listed and unlisted companies in India. As the Independent Director of our Company he is responsible for providing his expertise & inputs and for ensuring the board adheres to the required corporate governance requirements.