Mr. Arvind Singhania
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.
Mr. Girish Behal
Business Head- Polyester Films & Specialty Polymer
Girish is heading the Polyester films & Specialty Polymer business of Ester Industries. His career spans over a period of 18 years in finance, supply chain, IT & marketing covering various leadership and management roles. Girish joined Ester as Management accountant & is a part of Ester team for 10 years. Before joining Ester, Girish held many key positions with Akzo Nobel India (formerly ICI India) & Nippon Paint group (in India and Indonesia). Girish is a Bachelor of Commerce (Honors) from Delhi University, Cost Accountant and completed his management education from MDI, Gurgaon.
Mr. 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.
Mr. Asit Tanaji Bhalerao
Head- Human Resources
Asit is heading Human Resources, People & Culture Practices at Ester Industries Limited. He has over 16 years of experience spanning across IT, Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology and Chemical sectors at senior management and leadership levels. He is proficient in design, develop & implementation of HR Policies, Systems & Processes automations with an ability to drive , influence sustainable culture and employer brand building. He joined Ester in April 2020, before joining Ester, Asit was associated with Multinational & Indian Multinational companies like Sopra Steria, Lupin Limied, Wockhardt Limited & ZCL Chemicals Limited into a Human Resources strategy and execution role at various levels. He strongly believes that understanding the Business and People and aligning them towards common goal is the key to success. Asit is a Commerce Graduate and Masters in Personnel Management from Pune University. He is a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Asian Institute of Quality Management. He is also has certifications from IIM-A on Strategic HR Management, Seven habits of Highly Effective People from Franklin Covey Institute, PPA Certification by Thomas International and couple of more.