Board of Directors




Mr. Deen Dayal Daga


Mr. Deen Dayal Daga is a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.). He is our Promoter and has been on our Board since 2004. He has an experience of over 37 years in managing wood based industries. He has been conferred with several accolades which include

  • The "Udyogapatra Award" from the Vice President of India in 1982 acknowledging his achievement as a self made industrialist,
  • The "Swatantra Swarna Jayanti Udyog Vibhushan Award" from the Union Minister of Commerce in 1999 for his contribution to the economic development of the country
  • The "Melvin Jones" fellowship award by Lions Club recognizing his efforts towards social causes. He was the president of Assam Plywood Manufacturers Association during the year 1995-1996 and was a commitee member of Federation of Indian Plywood Panel Industry. As our Chairman , he is involved in  giving the direction to the  Company





Mr. Rajiv Daga

Managing  Director

Mr. Rajiv  Daga joined the Board of Directors of Archidply Industries Limited in 2004. He completed his Bachelors in Industrial Engineering from Purdue University, USA. He is presently a committee member of South India Plywood Manufacturers Association. He was a software consultant with Manhattan Associates, Atlanta, USA from 2001 to 2003. He as the Joint Managing Director of the Company is involved in running the day to day operations of the Rudrapur Unit of Archidply Industries Limited and assisting the Company in strategic future decisions.





Mr. Shyam Daga

Executive Director

Mr. Shyam  Daga is a commerce graduate from St. Xavier's, Kolkata University. He was involved in the successful turn around of The Mysore Chipboards Limited (TMCL), which was a closed unit at the time of take over. He was the Director of TMCL from 1996 to 2005. He is the Secretary of All India particle board Manufacturer Association and was a committee member of South India Plywood Manufacturers Association. He was thereafter in the year 2005 involved in setting up the Greenfield project with the modern state of art manufacturing facilities at Rudrapur Unit of Archidply Industries Limited in the record time.

He was the spearhead in making the maiden public issue of Archidply Industries Limited successful in the year 2008 and thereafter setting up the new manufacturing unit at Chintamani, Karnataka.

He is now involved in the day to day operations of the Chintamani Unit and also managing the finance and strategic decisions of the Archidply Industries Limited. He as the Managing Director of the Company with his expertise and experience spearheads the Company into the future.





Mr. Mohammed Shahid Aftab

Independent Director

Mr. Mohammed Shahid Aftab, an independent director on our Board, has completed his Masters in Commerce in 1965. He was the Chairman of Geep Industries Limited; subsequently, he was associated with Punjab National Bank where he was the General Manager and thereafter was associated with Vijaya Bank as an executive director. He is on the board of the Gujarat Pathugan Energy Corporation Private Limited, and the Unicorn Powergen Corporation Private Limited. He joined Our Company on September 7, 2007





Mrs. Shanthi Varadaraj Mallar

Independent Director


Born in the year 1951 at Mangaluru( karnataka) Had schooling in Shivamogga & Hubli. Graduated from Osmania University Hyderabad with B.Sc(Hons) in the year 1970. Successfully completed 3 years Law degree from Bangalore University in 1974. Was conferred CAIIB in 1986-87 from Indian Institute of Bankers.( professional Qualification)
Served in Vijaya bank for over 39 years in various capacities at Bangalore,Goa,Ahmadabad, Mangalore etc.Being very successful in field ,headed large metropolitan branches in Bangalore and also specialized branches such as Assets recovery Branch,Specialized Corporate Banking Branch and earned accolades in business development,Bad debt recoveries and good industrial relations.
Served in Head office for a short stint in Vigilance Department and Merchant banking Division. Held executive positions since 1998 and reached the level Deputy General Manager in the year 2006. Between the years 2006 and 2010 successfully headed Ahmadabad,Bangalore & Mangalore Regions.
Relevant among the Trainings& workshops attended:
Programme on Effective Branch Management at National Institute of Bank Management -Pune 
Programme in Marketing for Women Managers. At National Institute of Bank Management -Pune.
General Management Programme for Senior Management at Indian Institute of Management -






Mr. Bharathkumar Hukumchand Rathi

Independent Director

Mr. Bharathkumar Hukumchand Rathi, an independent director on Our Board, received his Bachelor's degree in Architecture from Visveshwaraiah Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur in 1969. He was previously associated with M/s. Delbinco Schwartz and Donatoni, Chicago, USA and M/s. Skidmore, Owings & Merrills Chicago, USA. He is on the board of Prashad Infrastructure Private Limited and also a partner of Rathi Associates and Rathi Leasing. He has worked on various interior and architectural projects. He joined Our Company on September 3, 2007.