Board of Directors

R. K. Somany

Chairman and Managing Director
Since: 09.01.1988 (Associated with the Company since 01.10.1965)

  • Commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s College, Calcutta University
  • Provides strategic direction and vision to the Company
  • Extensive 62-year work experience
  • Active member of Rotary for past 55 years
  • Bestowed upon with degree of ‘Doctor of Philosophy in Management’ by KEISIE International University (KIU), South Korea
  • Presented with ‘Lifetime Achievement Honour’ by Washroom & Beyond, reputed trade magazine
  • Presented with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ and ‘Vishwakarma Award’ by Indian Plumbing Association (IPA)
  • Conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ by ACETECH
  • Conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Honour’ by World Consulting and Research Corporation (WCRC)
  • Conferred with ‘Lifetime Achievement Award’ at India’s Most Admired Brand’s event hosted by White Page International
  • Presented with ‘Trailbrazer of Sanitaryware Award’ at World Business Conclave, Hongkong
  • ‘World Leader Businessperson’ recognition by the World Confederation of Business
  • Assisted the Bureau of Indian Standards to develop quality standards for the Sanitaryware Industry and instrumental in aligning the Indian Standards with European counterparts
  • Executive Board member and Senior Fellow member of Indian Green Building Council (IGBC)
  • Chairman of Indian Plumbing Skills Council (IPSC)
  • Former Chairman of Council of Indian Employers
  • Former President of The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India (ASSOCHAM) and PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry (PHDCCI) and Employers’ Federation of India
  • Founder President of Bahadurgarh Chamber of Commerce and Industry
  • Fellow member of Chartered Management Institute, Institute of Directors, Institute of Materials, Minerals and Mining, UK (IOM3) and Life Fellow of the All India Management Association
  • Emeritus member of American Ceramic Society
  • Member of Corporate Affairs Committee, CSR Committee and Internal Sub-Committee of the Company