Niraj ShirgaokarManaging Director at The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd, India
Mr. Niraj Shirgaokar has a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from the Bombay University with 15 years of experience in professionally managed multi-national companies, after which he has joined the family business in the year 2005.
Mr. Shirgaokar currently is the Managing Director of The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd., the parent organization of the Shirgaokar Group of Companies (SB Group) having interests in sugar, power, ethanol, IMFL, foundries and I.T. Prior to joining The Ugar Sugar Works Ltd., he has worked with Siemens Information Systems Ltd. (part of Siemens India) and Patni Computer Systems, Inc, (now known as IGATE).
Whilst working with Patni, he was based in California, USA for a period of 5 years.
He has recently been appointed Vice President of the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) and is currently serving as a Board Member of the Indian Sugar Exim Corporation (ISEC).
He is also currently serving as a Board Member of Synergy Green Industries Limited, SB Reshellers Pvt. Ltd. and Iresearch Services Pvt. Ltd
Mr. Shirgaokar has also co-founded and promoted “iResearch Services Pvt. Ltd, which is one of the country’s leading marketing first, research-based, Thought Leadership companies, providing services and solutions to customers and partners in USA, EU and Australasia.
He has served as the President of South Indian Sugar Mills Association (SISMA), which looks into the interests of over 60 Sugar Mills in the South of India. He is currently associated with the National Body of Sugar Manufacturers in India, the Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA), New Delhi and has served on many of their sub committees.
He is also an avid sportsman and has played Squash for India. He has represented the country at the World Open Squash Doubles Championship. He has been the Over – 35 National Squash Champion; twice a National Doubles Finalist and has been the Captain of the victorious Maharashtra State Men’s Squash Team for over two years. He was best ranked in the top 8 men in the Indian National Squash Circuit in his prime. He has represented Otters Club, Bombay Gymkhana as well as the Bombay University in a winning capacity and as captain several times. He is also a keen Golfer, Tennis Player and Cricketer