About us

Management Committee


  • Mr. Arvind Singhania

    Chairman

    Arvind, co-founder of Ester, has been actively associated with the company since its inception in the year 1985.

    Arvind’s vision and passion have been integral to Ester’s success and he has taken the company from a small start up to a diversified and globally recognized organization. Innovation & development are at the core of his philosophy and this has been the driving force behind Ester’s transformation from commodity to technology play.

    He has 33 years of rich and varied experience including production, supply chain, finance, and business development.

    Under his guidance, Ester has seen tremendous success with its various product, modernisation and expansion initiatives.

     
     

  • Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rustagi

    Chief Financial Officer

    Pradeep is Executive Director & Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Ester and responsible for financial & business planning, corporate finance & fund raising, investor relations, financial & tax strategy, financial & forex risk management, control systems, corporate governance, legal & regulatory requirements including compliances and insurance.

    Pradeep has 26 years of rich experience with leadership roles in finance & accounts including accounting, treasury, budgeting & MIS, audits, taxation and business processes & automation.

    Pradeep is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered accountants of India. He joined Ester as a Management Trainee over 26 years ago.

     

  • Udit Baluja

    Business Head- Engineering Plastics

    Udit heads the EP Business of Ester Industries Limited. He comes with a rich experience of over 27 years in P&L Management, Strategic Planning, Operations Management including manufacturing and supply chain, Sales & Marketing, establishing systems & processes for maintaining high SSHE (Security, Safety, Health and Environment) standards and leading large teams

    Udit started his career as a Management Trainee in the Explosives Division of ICI India Limited, which went on to become a 100% subsidiary of Australia’s Orica Ltd consequent to ICI’s divestment of its global explosives business. Before joining Ester, he held many key positions across diverse functions at Indian Explosives Limited.

    Udit is a chemical engineer from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur.

     
     

  • Sanjay T Kulkarni

    Business Head- Specialty Polymer

    Sanjay heads the Specialty Polymer Business of Ester Industries Ltd. Sanjay is a Chemical Engineer from KREC (now recognized as NITK) by qualification and has extensive experience of more than 35 years in Polyesters, Nylon & Engineering Plastics.

    He has expertise in manufacturing, R&D, Business Development and has experience in entire range of Polyesters viz. PET, PBT, PTT, PEN, PTN and PBN for applications in textiles, packaging and engineering plastics. He has been the main inventor and force behind 35 patent applications filed (out of which about 20 have already been granted) in the USA, EU & India.

     

     

  • Palash Aggarwal

    Head HR

    As Head of Human Resources at Ester, Palash is responsible for driving organisation’s development strategies that support the company’s global growth through leadership building, talent management and various OD interventions across the board.

    Palash has close to 24 years of rich experience managing human capital in manufacturing, IT and software industries. He has been instrumental in establishing people practices and a performance driven culture in many of his past organizations.

    In addition to a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, Palash also holds a Master’s Degree in Human Resource Management from Jiwaji University.