About us

Board of Directors

  • Mr. Arvind Singhania

    Chairman and CEO

    Mr. Singhania, co-founder of Ester, has been actively associated with the company since its inception in the year 1985.

    His vision and passion have been integral to Ester’s success and he has taken the company from a small start up to a diversified and globally recognized organization. Innovation & development are at the core of his philosophy and this has been the driving force behind Ester’s transformation from commodity to technology play.

    He has more than 35 years of rich and varied experience including production, supply chain, finance, and business development.

    Under his guidance, Ester has seen tremendous success with its various product, modernization and expansion initiatives.


  • Mr. Pradeep Kumar Rustagi

    Executive Director- Corporate Affairs

    Mr. Rustagi is Executive Director- Corporate Affairs of the Company. In Ester he has handled various function -financial & business planning, corporate finance & fund raising, investor relations, financial & tax strategy, financial & forex risk management, control systems, audit, corporate governance, legal & regulatory requirements including compliances and insurance.

    He has more than 35 years of rich experience with leadership roles in finance & accounts including accounting, treasury, budgeting & MIS, audits, taxation and business processes & automation. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant from The Institute of Chartered accountants of India. He joined Ester as a Management Trainee over 30 years ago. At present he is responsible for Internal Audit, Insurance, Risk Management, Strategy & Growth, Business restructuring, Investor Relation, Internal system and process etc.


  • Mrs. Archana Singhania

    Non- Executive & Non- Independent Director

    Mrs. Singhania has been engaged in various Social Activities and associated with many NGOs and Trusts like Chander Bala Modi Academy, Youth Reach, Missionaries of Charity. She is also on the Board of Rekha Finance & Investment Private Limited and Fenton Investments Private Limited.




  • Mr. Sandeep Dinodia

    Non- Executive and Independent Director

    Mr. Dinodia is Independent Director at Ester and Chairman of Audit Committee of the Company. He has completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Shriram College of Commerce, Delhi University and his L.L.B. from Delhi University. He is a F.C.A. from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, since 1984. He is empanelled with the Institute of Internal Auditors –U.S.A.

    He is a Partner in S. R. Dinodia & Co. LLP. He has rich experience in the fields of Assurance, Financial & Legal Corporate Consulting and Taxation. He has over twenty five years’ experience in auditing Non- Government Funded projects of various entities, which have a socio-economic impact. He has also been involved with compilation of systems of developmental projects in India, funded by various international agencies.

    He is also on the Board of Hi-Tech Gears Limited.


  • Mrs. Padmaja Shailen Ruparel

    Non- Executive and Independent Director

    Mrs. Ruparel is an Independent Director at Ester. She is nationally recognized as a key player in the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem and has helped companies found many of the relevant institutions, besides being an active Angel investor herself. Her operating experience spans large corporates, M&A, and startups/early stage companies.

    She has been awarded as one of the 'Top 50 Most Powerful Women in Business' by Fortune India for 2017, 2018, 2019, listed in Forbes India’s W- Power Trailblazers and “30 Most Powerful Women in India” by Business Today for 3 years running. The Women Economic Forum recognized her with its “Women of the Decade in Investment Banking” award.

    She is also on the Board of Infinity Technology Trustee Pvt. Ltd., Indian Angel Network Services Pvt. Ltd. & many other companies.


  • Mr. Ayush Vardhan Singhania

    Whole-time Director

    Mr. Ayush Vardhan Singhania is a graduate from Bentley University, Waltham, Massachusetts, USA. He has majored in Management and International Studies.

    He has also completed MBA from IE Business School Madrid, Spain. In Ester he assists in the formulation of product‐market strategies for new products/markets and preparation of the SP business plan, leveraging existing customer relationships and identifying emerging opportunities to generate new business prospects.

    He works closely with the R&D, Manufacturing & Sales teams for effective product trials and rapid commercialization and keeps himself abreast with market dynamics to provide useful insight, market research based knowledge and analytical support for business growth, strategies and investments.


  • Mr. Atul Aggarwal

    Non- Executive and Independent Director

    Mr. Atul Aggarwal has completed his Bachelor of Commerce from Shri Ram College of Commerce, Delhi University and Master of Business Administration from Kenan Flagler School of Business, University of Chapell Hill, North Carolina.

    He has more than 35 years of diverse and wide-ranging experience in the areas of Marketing, Finance, Corporate Affairs, Information Technologies and Export Resources Management.


  • Mr. Alok Dhir

    Non- Executive and Independent Director

    Mr. Alok Dhir is a Chartered Accountant and renowned lawyer with extensive experience of four decades in corporate, commercial and civil laws with special focus on Restructuring, Insolvency Laws, Takeovers, M&A, Banking Law, Real Estate, PE transactions, Aeronautical Laws, turning around of financially stressed entities in the country and issues related to Asset Reconstruction & Securitization.

    He is a veteran in the industry, providing creative solutions in corporate and commercial insolvencies and M&A transactions.