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Four decades, zillions of innovations, hours of research and remarkable vision and hard work has brought Archidply to the threshold of being a force to reckon with in the dynamic marketplace of today. With an enviable network in India and abroad, a public limited holding, a phenomenal turnover, Archidply is a premier brand that brings years of experience to the customer. It’s range of products brings Plywood, Block Boards, Doors, Film Faced Plywood, Decorative Laminate, Clads and above all, immense satisfaction.

Become acquainted with our Board of Directors!

1. Chairman: Mr. Deen Dayal Daga


After procuring a degree in law, his entrepreneur spirit led him to establish a plywood manufacturing unit in Assam in the year 1976. During the four decades under his able guidance the company has established manufacturing facilities in Assam, Uttaranchal & Karnataka for manufacturing Plywood, Laminates , Veneers and Pre-lam. He also diversified the business into Tea Manufacturing and Tea plantation. 
He was elected to take up the position of The President of Assam Plywood Manufacturers in the year 1995-1996. 
His lifetime achievements are finely regarded below:

  • Udyogapatra Award (1982) for being a Self-made Industrialist awarded by the Vice President of India
  • Swatantra Swarna Jayanti Udyong Vibhushan Award (1999) as an appreciation for his significant contribution to Nation’s Economic Development.
  • Swatantra Swarna Jayanti Udyong Vibhushan Award (1999) as an appreciation for his significant contribution to Nation’s Economic Development.

2. Managing Director: Mr. Rajiv Daga


After receiving bachelor’s degree in Industrial Engineering and an Economic degree from Purdue University in the United States , Mr. Rajiv Daga gained experience in Supply Chain Management consultancy & Software firm Manhattan Associates based out of Atlanta. After a stint of 3 years, he decided to return back to India to join Archidply Industries Ltd in the year 2003.
His first responsibilities included the management of Factory operations at the companies Karnataka facility which he managed successfully for 7 years. Subsequently he was given the responsibility to look after the company’s latest facility at Uttaranchal as Business Head under the capacity of Joint Managing Director.  He was instrumental in doubling the capacity of Rudrapur unit within a time span of 3 years and achieves 100% capacity utilization. Today the facility is the largest facility of the company.
He has successfully implemented SAP ERP and also instrumental in getting the “Power Brand” award in the year 2017 for Archidply. Over the last 5 years he has successfully developed the Laminate export business in 20 countries.
In year 2018 he was appointed as Managing Director of the company and bears the responsibility to take the company forward.

3. The Executive Director: Mr. Shyam Daga


Being a commerce graduate from St. Xavier’s Kolkata University ,Mr. Shyam Daga joined the company way back in 1996 and has been instrumental in growing the company from a single manufacturing facility company to now three manufacturing facilities.
He firstly took over the responsibilities to look after the operations of the company’s acquisition of a Particle board unit formerly known as The Mysore Chipboards Limited which was a sick unit at the time of acquisition. He played a significant role in managing its successful turnaround from 1996-2005.  He then went on to set up the companies  Greenfield project at Uttaranchal in the year 2006. Not only did he devise the strategy to make Archidply’s maiden public issue in 2007, but also lead the way to set up a separate greenfield  manufacturing unit at Chintamani, Karnataka. Today he manages the companies Chintamani Unit and has other diversified business interests in Face Veneer and Teak Veneer manufacturing in Burma & also having interest in the Premium Furniture retail segment. 

4. Independent Director: Mr. Mohammed Shahid Aftab


Mr. Mohammed Shahid Aftab is serving Archidply Industries Limited as an independent director. He had procured the Masters Degree in Commerce in 1965. He began his professional career by winning the position of Chairman at Geep Industries Limited. He graduated to Punjab National Bank to work as a General Manager, and later Vijaya Bank as an executive director. Utilizing both his experience and expertise to the extreme, he is now also on the board of Unicorn Powergen Corporation Private Limited and Gujarat Pathugen Energy Corporation Private Limited.

5. Independent Director: Mrs. Shanthi Varadaraj Mallar


Mrs. Varadarah Mallar pursued B.Sc (Hons) in 1970 from Osmania University. Later, she chose to pursue Law from Bangalore University which was completed in 1974. She qualified CAIIB in 1986-87 from Indian Institute of Bankers (IIB). She had worked at Vijaya Bank for more than 39 years in its various branches including Goa, Ahmedabad, Bangalore, and Mangalore. She is skilled at managing the specialized and niche bank branches such as Assets recovery & Corporate Banking branch along with maintaining good industrial relations. 

6. Independent Director: Mr. Bharathkumar Hukumchand Rathi


Mr. Hukumchand Rathi joined our Board of directors in 2007 as an independent director. In 1969, he pursued the Bachelor’s degree in Architecture at Visveshwaraiah Regional College of Engineering, Nagpur. On being associated with M/s. Skidmore, Owings & Merrills Chicago, USA & M/s. Delbinco Schwartz and Donatoni, Chicago, USA for a long time, he has gained a valuable experience in dealing with interior designing and architectural projects.