Our Team

Luv Shah

Luv Shah

Chief Executive Officer

The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.

Luv Shah is the Founder and CEO of Polygel Industries Pvt. Ltd. and Heads the Strategy , Product Development and Marketing Functions in the Organisation.

Under his Leadership , Polygel has grown from strength to strength in India and Global markets , since inception in 1997.

With over 22 years experience in Operations , Sales , Marketing and Product Development functions , he also have experience in High –Tech (Blue Broadband Technologies ) and Packaging (Western India Packagings ).

An ardent believer in spirituality and ancient Indian texts , Mr. Shah is passionate about Causes that have a social impact such as creating employment , livelihoods , entrepreneurship , cleanliness and skill –development and works closely with NGO’s and Business Leaders in Mumbai , where he resides

Mr. Shah is a Graduate of the 'Sydenham College of Commerce; in Mumbai and an MBA from the prestigious 'SP Jain Institute of Management and Research', Mumbai. His other pursuits include Cycling, Travel & spending time with his family.
Anil Phatanagare

Anil Phatanagare

Chief Operating Officer

The great task, rarely achieved is to blend creative intensity with relentless discipline so as it amplify the creativity rather than destroy it . When you marry operating excellence with innovation, you multiply the value of your creativity.
- Jim Collins & Morten T. Hanson

Mr. Phatanagare has been a Professional Director on the Board of Polygel, leading the Operations , Product Development and Projects Team for over 15 years.

He has held a number of managerial positions in leading Indian pharmaceutical and chemical manufacturing companies such as FDC Ltd., Savita Chemicals Ltd., and Ventron Polymers Ltd. prior to Polygel.

He has over 20 years of experience in the pharmaceuticals, specialty chemicals, and manufacturing industries. Mr. Phatanagare holds a B.Sc. in Chemistry from Pune University and has attended a number of short courses on Operations Management and Innovation across the world.

Anil is passionate about Innovation , New Technologies , Operational & cost efficiencies & Leadership .
Anil is an avid traveller and reader and loves to spend time with Family and his 2 daughters in Pune where he resides
N. K. Shah

N. K. Shah

Chief Commercial Officer

It’s pretty hard to be efficient without being obnoxious.
- Elbert Hubbard

Mr. N.K. Shah has over 45 years experience as a Finance Professional Chartered Accountant and in managing Supply Chain, Contracts and Commercial operations in Polygel.

He is also a Law and Science Graduate. He has served various Organisations Like Bata India, Birla Corporation and Singhi & Company, before he decided to become a practicing Chartered Accountant and then an entrepreneur since 30 years.

Mr. Shah has devoted most of his career to the Plywood and Panel Boards industry and is well – networked in the industry in India.
He has been active Rotarian since last 40 years, a Paul Harris Fellow and dedicated to enter the Hall of Fame very soon for his contribution to the Rotary Foundation.

He is settled in Mumbai and travels between Mumbai, Bangalore and Adelaide, Australia – where his 2 sons and one daughter reside.
Ranjit Singh

Ranjit Singh

Business Unit Head - Projects Division

A Few Nice words can help a person a lot more than you think.

Ranjit Singh has over 30 years of experience in managing Institutional Businesses in Agrochemicals, Packaging and Synthetic Textiles in India.

At Polygel, Ranjit Singh manages the Projects and Institutional Sales Business in Construction Chemicals and Textures.

Prior to Polygel, Ranjit Singh has experience in managing Financial Controls, Accounting and Manufacturing operations as well.

He is well networked and social with a large circe of friends and Family and enjoys spending time with them . His elder son is a Pilot and younger son is a Manager in the Hospitality Industry.

He is passionate about meeting new people and developing close relationships.
Girish Nachane

Girish Nachane

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Great things are done by a series of small things brought together.
- Vincent Van Gogh

Mr. Girish Nachane is qualified Chartered Accountant, Cost Accountant and Company Secretary and has 40 years experience in Financial Management, Accounting, Finance Control and Manufacturing Operations.

He has worked with PWC India, Forbes Group and Tata Group in India, prior to Polygel.

Mr. Girish is a dedicated Finance Professional and continues to upgrade his knowledge and skills, even after so many years of experience.

Mr. Girish is also a very fine teacher, management thinker, trainer and enjoys sharing his knowledge with fresh hires and students . His passions are reading and working and spending time with Family and his 2 daughters in India.
Rahul Raichand

Rahul Raichand

Director of Marketing

Marketing is no longer about the stuff that you make , but about the stories you tell

Prior to Polygel, Rahul was the CEO of FC Goa for 2 years.

Rahul has also served various International Sports Organisations like ICC –BCCI , Nimbus Communications Ltd., Zee Sports etc. and is also a founder of one of the largest Football training Institutes in India – training more than 4000 children every year.

Rahul has also worked with Lin-Opinion the largest Professionally owned Public Relations Company in India.

His first job was with Rallis India – a Tata Group Company, distributing and marketing Lubricants and Agrochemicals.

Rahul is a Footballer, Golfer and Tennis player of excellence and has always captained the School, College & Club Teams.

Rahul's passion is Sports, Events and networking.

He is a people's person and well networked across the world and lives in Mumbai.

Rahul's wife, Amrita is a talented actress and a professional chef and they are blessed with a 8 year old son – who will probably turn out a better sportsperson than him.

Rahul has done his graduation from Sydenham College of Commerce and Masters in Marketing & Business from Oxford Brooks University, England.
Gilbert Ligner

Gilbert Ligner

VP - European Sales

A Lot of times, people don’t know what they want , until you show it to them
- Steve Jobs

Gilbert Ligner is a Senior Executive with more than 25 years of experience of international business gained in the specialty chemicals and the polymer industries.

He has a background in biology/biophysics and a PhD in physical chemistry obtained in France, and complemented by business management programs at the Cranfield School of Management (UK) and the IMD of Lausanne (Switzerland).

He has worked for several multinational companies in Switzerland: Sandoz/Clariant, Ciba SC, BASF and Intertek where he held roles as diverse as Global Head of Technical Services, Head of Global Operations, Managing Director, VP Emerging Economies, VP Global Material Sciences.

A large part of his career has been dedicated to global businesses while he was keen to stay close to their local operations and their customers within Europe, USA/Canada, India and Japan. He has also a longer stays in the Middle East and conducted numerous prospecting initiatives in many countries such as Australia, China, Brazil, Pakistan, Iran and Eastern Europe.

Gilbert joined Polygel in October 2017 where he is involved in global product management and is leading the sales efforts in EMEA out of Switzerland.
Ravi Maithal

Ravi Maithal

Vice President – Sales

“A Team aligned behind a vision will move mountains. Sell them on your roadmap and don’t compromise – care about the details, the fit & the finish “
- Kevin Rose

Mr Ravi Maithal is heading our retail business as Vice President. He has 29 years of hard core retail experience in building materials industry Pan India and in neighbouring countries. He has also done three successful start-ups in retail for companies across India.

He has track record of Leadership with excellent results through strategic skills in driving Revenue & Profit growth. With expertise in Paints, Construction Chemicals & Building Material focused businesses.

He has demonstrated ability to identify and troubleshoot critical issues impacting productivity, distribution, marketing & sales. His proven broad based strengths & accomplishments are in: P & L Management, Sales & Business Development, Planning & Budgeting, New Product Development, Marketing – Channel & Institutional, Start-Ups & Team Building & Motivation.

He is Science Graduate from Delhi University & MBA in marketing from Delhi.