Governance Structure

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Ashok M Advani - Chairman

Ashok M Advani is an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, an Electrical Engineer from MIT, USA and a B.Sc. (Honours) from Mumbai University.

He joined Blue Star in 1969 and held a variety of senior positions in manufacturing and finance in the company before he took over the company's affairs as Chairman and Chief Executive in 1984. He was re-designated as Chairman and Managing Director in 2005 and Executive Chairman in 2009. He relinquished his position as the Executive Chairman in 2012 and continues as the Chairman of the company.

Ashok is also the Vice Chairman of Blue Star Infotech Ltd. He has been a member of the Local Advisory Board of the 'Chase Manhattan Bank’ and a past president of the ‘Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry’.

Suneel M. Advani - Vice Chairman

Suneel M Advani is a double graduate in Electrical Engineering and Economics from MIT, USA. He also holds a degree in Law from Mumbai University. 

He joined Blue Star in 1969 as a Management Trainee and moved up steadily, holding responsible positions before he was elevated to the position of President and Vice Chairman in 1984. He was reassigned the role of Vice Chairman & Managing Director in 2005. He relinquished his position of Managing Director in 2012 and was the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company until March 2014. He became the Vice Chairman in 2014 and still continues to be.

Suneel is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Blue Star Infotech Ltd, Chairman of Blue Star Infotech (UK) Ltd. and Blue Star Infotech America, Inc. as well as a Director of Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd. Suneel is former President of the Refrigeration and Air conditioning Manufacturers' Association (RAMA).

SATISH JAMDAR - Managing Director

Satish Jamdar is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Bombay with additional qualifications in Systems Management from NIIT, and Management Studies from UK and USA. He has over four decades of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, general management and IT projects, having worked for Siemens Ltd., BPL-Sanyo Ltd. and Alstom Ltd., before joining Blue Star in 1996.

Satish has spearheaded the establishment of Blue Star's modern manufacturing facilities in Dadra, Himachal, Wada and Ahmedabad. He was also responsible for the Service Business, International Operations, Corporate Finance and Human Resources. Satish was promoted as Executive Director in 2003, and as Deputy Managing Director in 2007, before taking over as the Managing Director of the Company in 2009. He oversees all the operations and support services of the Company.

Satish is also a Director of Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd. He is a past Chairman of the CII Maharashtra State Council and is currently Chairman of the CII-Western Region Sub-Committee for Ease of Doing Business, as well as a member of the CII National Manufacturing Council.

VIR S ADVANI - Executive Director & President - Electro Mechanical Projects Business

Vir S. Advani holds a B.S. degree in Systems Engineering and a B.A. degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed a comprehensive Executive Management Programme on Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Vir, after a 2-year working stint in New York, joined Blue Star Infotech Ltd. in 2000 and then founded Blue Star Design & Engineering Ltd. in 2003, designated as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2007, he moved to Blue Star as Vice President - Corporate Affairs, where he made valuable contributions to a profit improvement programme as well as in electromechanical projects. He was promoted to Executive Vice President in 2008; President - Corporate Affairs & Special Projects in 2009 and Executive Director in 2010. Vir currently oversees the Electro Mechanical Projects business, the International Business Group, Corporate Planning and Investor Relations, apart from Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd.

Vir is a Director of Blue Star Design & Engineering Ltd, Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd and J. T. Advani Finance Pvt. Ltd. He is also the Chairman of the ‘HVAC Contractors' Sub-Committee of RAMA’.

Ashok M Advani - Chairman

Ashok M Advani is an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business Administration, an Electrical Engineer from MIT, USA and a BSc (Honours) from Mumbai University.

He joined Blue Star in 1969 and held a variety of senior positions in manufacturing and finance in the Company before he took over the Company's affairs as Chairman & Chief Executive in 1984. He was redesignated as Chairman & Managing Director in 2005 and Executive Chairman in 2009. He relinquished his position as the Executive Chairman in 2012, and continues as the Chairman of the Company.

Ashok is also the Vice Chairman of Blue Star Infotech Ltd. He has been a member of the Local Advisory Board of The Chase Manhattan Bank and a past President of the Bombay Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

Suneel M Advani - Vice Chairman

Suneel M Advani is a double graduate in Electrical Engineering and Economics from MIT, USA. He also holds a degree in Law from Mumbai University.

He joined Blue Star in 1969 as a Management Trainee and moved up steadily by holding responsible positions before he was elevated to the position of President and Vice Chairman in 1984. He was redesignated as Vice Chairman & Managing Director in 2005. He relinquished his position of Managing Director in 2012 and was the Executive Vice Chairman of the Company until March 2014. He continues as Vice Chairman from 2014.

Suneel is also the Chairman & Managing Director of Blue Star Infotech Ltd; Chairman of Blue Star Infotech (UK) Ltd and Blue Star Infotech America, Inc as well as a Director of Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd. Suneel is a past President of the Refrigeration and Airconditioning Manufacturers' Association (RAMA).

SATISH JAMDAR - Managing Director

Satish Jamdar is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from IIT Bombay with additional qualifications in Systems Management from NIIT, and Management Studies from UK and USA. He has over four decades of experience in manufacturing, supply chain, general management and IT projects, having worked for Siemens Ltd, BPL-Sanyo Ltd and Alstom Ltd, before joining Blue Star in 1996.

Satish has spearheaded the establishment of Blue Star 's modern manufacturing facilities in Dadra, Himachal, Wada and Ahmedabad. He was also responsible for the Service business, International Operations, Corporate Finance and Human Resources. Satish was promoted as Executive Director in 2003, and as Deputy Managing Director in 2007, before taking over as the Managing Director of the Company in 2009. He oversees all the operations and support services of the Company.

Satish is also a Director of Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd. He is a past Chairman of the CII Maharashtra State Council, and is currently Chairman of the CII-Western Region Sub Committee for Ease of Doing Business, as well as a member of the CII National Manufacturing Council.

VIR S ADVANI - Executive Director & President - Electro Mechanical Projects Business

Vir S Advani holds a BS degree in Systems Engineering and a BA degree in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania. He has also completed a comprehensive Executive Management Programme on Leadership Development at Harvard Business School.

Vir, after a 2-year working stint in New York, joined Blue Star Infotech Ltd in 2000 and then founded Blue Star Design & Engineering Ltd in 2003, designated as its Chief Executive Officer. In 2007, he moved to Blue Star as Vice President - Corporate Affairs, where he made valuable contributions in a profit improvement programme as well as in electro mechanical projects. He was promoted as Executive Vice President in 2008; President - Corporate Affairs & Special Projects in 2009 and Executive Director in 2010. Vir currently oversees the Electro Mechanical Projects business, the International Business Group, Corporate Planning and Investor Relations, apart from Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd.

Vir is a Director of Blue Star Design & Engineering Ltd, Blue Star Engineering & Electronics Ltd and J T Advani Finance Pvt Ltd. He is also Chairman of the HVAC Contractors' Sub-Committee of RAMA.

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