B.V. Ramanan B.Tech., MS (Chemical Engineering) - Independent Director
1984-85 – Project Manager, Chemfab Group: He was instrumental in setting up the first Membrane Cell Caustic Soda manufacturing plant in India at Pondicherry. Also set up a Potassium and Sodium Chlorate plant in Pondicherry.
1986-87: As part of Chemfab Group, he was involved with the Government of India in preparing the preliminary work for building a facility to produce Cryogenic Fuel for Rockets and Military applications.
1988 Onwards: Chairman & Managing Director of Livia Polymer Bottles Pvt. Ltd., Mandaiyur Salai, Mandaiyur, Pudukkottai District, Tamil Nadu.
Having been one of the pioneers in manufacturing and technology of PET bottles and containers in India, Livia Polymer today is one of the largest PET bottles manufacturing companies in the country. Capability to manufacture PP bottles has been added in recent years. The products of Livia Polymer go under the brand names LivPET and LivPOP. The Company celebrated its Silver Jubilee recently.
Education: In recognition of his outstanding professional contributions, the National Institute of Technology, Tiruchirapalli conferred on him “Distinguished Alumnus Award” for Excellence in Entrepreneurial Venture.
Community Service: His earnest involvement on the social side brought him “Leadership Trophy” as the Best National President of Round Table India at the World Council of Service Clubs Conference in Adelaide, Australia and, “Distinguished Service Award” and “Southern Star Award” for his outstanding contribution to the Round Table Movement, beyond the call of duty.
The above apart, he held positions as Chairman, Confederation of Indian Industry, Trichy Zone and Member of Board of Governors, National Institute of Technology, Trichy.