The Board – KPR Mill Limited

The Board

Driven by Values, Technology & Responsibility

Pioneering Leadership

The success of a company is directly attributed to the sheer determination and dedication of its leaders. This holds true in a giant, integrated apparel company like KPR.

KPR is led by a dynamic management team, which is willing to go the extra mile in its quest for innovation and perfection.

MR. K.P. RAMASAMY - Chairman

Mr. K. P. Ramasamy , fondly  known as  ‘ KPR ‘,was born  in an Agricultural Family at   Kalliampudur Village, Erode District. KPR is the Founder, Mentor and Chairman of ‘KPR Group’. He made a humble beginning as a Power loom cloth Manufacturer in 1971.With the able and emphatic support of his younger Brothers his journey expanded from Textile to Sugar, Power, Automobiles and Education creating the Textile Empire ‘KPR Group’, on fabulous values. His drive towards eco- friendly environment installed several windmills at Tamilnadu and established Co-gen cum Sugar Plant at Karnataka to source green power.His strategic plans & dynamic management crowned him as one of the ‘Top 100 CEO’s of India’ successively. Read More

MR. KPD SIGAMANI - Managing Director

Mr. KPD.Sigamani,  is a Promoter of KPR Group of Companies. He is a Managing Director of its flagship Company ‘KPR Mill Limited (KPR) a Textile conglomerate in India.  He holds a Master of Science degree in Mathematics from PSG College of Arts and Science, Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu.  He has over 30 years of experience in the Apparel Industry including the Hosiery, Apparel, Fabric and Yarn Export business, with specialized experience in the production and marketing of knitted apparel, fabric etc.  He currently heads the Apparel Division, the major contributor to the export business of the Company. He has travelled widely across the globe on business and gained in-depth knowledge on the export of textiles. Read More

MR. P. NATARAJ - Managing Director

Mr. P. Nataraj, a Science Graduate and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, is a Managing Director of KPR Mill Limited. He has around three decades of experience in the apparel industry, especially in marketing of fabric, knitted apparel and cotton yarn. He effectively utilises his rich knowledge in financial aspects to steer Financial Management, Internal Control, Project implementation and Cotton procurement of the Company. Under his guidance and active participation, the Company successfully concluded Public issue of Shares at Premium and listing of Equity shares. He is a Member in ‘Cotton Yarn Advisory Board’ constituted by the Government of India.  Read More

MR. C.R. ANANDAKRISHNAN - Executive Director

Mr. C.R.Anandakrishnan, is the son of Mr. K.P. R. After completing his Bachelor’s degree in Business Management at G.R.D College, Coimbatore, he meritoriously completed Master’s Degree in Business Administration at University of Philadelphia in the year 2001, where he acquired management skills of international standard.Mr. Anandakrishnan is a young, energetic and enthusiastic entrepreneur who joined the management team of the K.P.R group in the year 2002. Since then, he has been contributing his talented efforts for the growth of the Group.He has widely traveled across the world for choosing suitable technology and machinery for textile mills. He visited Srilanka for studying the large scale garment manufacturing process.Under his able administration, KPR’s prestigious Textile Processing Unit was established with a Trendsetter Effluent Treatment Plant that is adjudged as ‘State of the Art’ Processing Unit adhering to the highest International Standards.

Since 2008, he was functioning as ‘President’ (Processing Division) of K.P.R. Mill Limited. Considering his significant role in formulation and implementation of Business Plan, he was appointed as “Executive Director” of K.P.R. Mill Limited during 2011 and has been functioning as such looking after the various Expansion and Modernisation Schemes of KPR Group. Presently he is managing the operations of Processing Division, Garment Unit, some of the Spinning Units,Co-gen cum Sugar Plant at Karnataka and the Authorised Dealerships of Premium Brand Motor Cars ‘AUDI’ & High-end International Brand Motorcycles “Harley Davidson’ at Coimbatore.As a Member in the ‘Coimbatore Round Table 9’ he is rendering services to the Society.

MR. E.K. SAKTHIVEL - Executive Director

Mr. E.K.Sakthivel,  is a  Commerce Graduate and completed   MBA in 2005 from  Bharathiar  University. He has over 12 years of experience in Production & Marketing of Apparels .He joined the Management Team of KPR Mill Limited(KPR) in 2007 , as ‘Head-Operations’ (Garment Division) ,Tirupur and has been functioning as such. Since his appointment, the Garment Unit, Tirupur had seen a rapid growth in the volume of Business and performance. Considering his significant role in formulation and implementation of various Business plans in the Garment segment, he was involved in Expansion and Modernisation schemes and setting up of new units of KPR. His managerial competence  elevated him as an ‘Executive Director’ of the Company in  2016.

His marketing skills secured new International Buyers besides widening the business from existing clientele. Presently he oversees the operations of the new ‘State-of–the Art ‘Garment unit at Thekkalur, catering to the requirements of Top International Brands and some of the Spinning Mills of the Company.  His active involvement in furtherance of the growth prospects of the Company has led him to take the responsibility of managing the operations of the Retail business that the Company has recently ventured.

MR. P. SELVAKUMAR - Whole-Time Director

Mr. P. Selvakumar holds a Master’s Degree in Commerce. He has over two decades of experience in the accounts, finance and taxation areas. He joined K.P.R in 1996. After a brief stint in the operational area of one of its textile units, his acumen in accounting field accredited him to head the accounting activities of the Company till 2008. Subsequently, considering his wide knowledge and skill, he was elevated as ‘Manager (Taxation)’.

Since then he has been functioning as such, looking after the matters pertaining to Direct & Indirect Taxation viz, Income Tax, Central Excise, Service Tax, Import & Export Regulations, VAT etc., relating to all entities in KPR Group. Utilising his versatile ability, he liaisons with the offices of Central and State Government and represents the Company on all matters of importance. In recognition of his strong dedication and involvement and with a view to accord representation to the employees at Board level, the Management has inducted him as a Director of the Company.


Dr. Renganayakei, hailing from a well-educated family, is a qualified Physician. She is a visiting Medical Officer at women’s college for more than a decade and for female workers at industrial establishments in and around Coimbatore. Presently, she runs a private hospital and a visiting Consultant in several reputed hospitals at Coimbatore. Her meritorious professional services earned her ‘Doctor of Excellence’ award. Besides being a social worker, she is a strong supporter of numerous orphanages and old-age homes. She conducts free medical camps in villages to spread rural medical awareness. She is also guiding and supporting a Nursing College, an authorised Training Centre of Bharat Sevak Samaj, a National Development Agency promoted by Government of India as allied health school.

Mr. M. Alagiriswamy – Independent Director

Mr. M. Alagiriswamy, Coimbatore, a B.Sc. Graduate in Chemistry, is a reputed Chartered Accountant, Tax Consultant, a Dedicated Correspondent of Educational Institution and an enthusiastic Rotarian and Freemason of Lodge GKD 221.

He has rich experience in industry; profession; educational Institutions and in Public Bodies & Local Authorities.

He is practicing since 1978, auditing leading Industries, Educational Institutions, reputed Hospitals in and around Coimbatore. He is the Chairman & Correspondent of Geethanjalee Mat. Hr. Sec. School, Coimbatore.

Correspondent & Treasurer of Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan Matric Hr. Sec School, Coimbatore Kendra & Bharathiya Vidhya Bhavan Public School – Ajjanur. Managing Trustee of AVM foundation; A trustee of Shanthi Ashram, Kovaipudur & ‘Save Our Daughters India Trust’ and ‘Lodge GKD 221 Charitable Trust’.

He is also a Director in Lotus Eye Hospital & Institute Limited and an Active Member of Rotary Club of Coimbatore West.

Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari - Woman Independent Director

Mrs. Bhuvaneshwari B.Com, B.L, is Practicing Corporate Law, as a Partner of the Leading Corporate Lawyers Firm at Coimbatore ‘Ramani & Shankar’, since 1996. She has over 36 years of experience specializing exclusively in Corporate and Allied Laws including SEBI, NBFC and FEMA Regulations. She has a track record of structuring and papering many mega domestic and cross-border joint ventures, collaborations, acquisitions, takeovers, technology transfers, IPO’S, FPO’S, Rights Issues, re-structuring and re-organization of business ventures, including FPO’S of Private Sector Banks. 


Mr.K.V.Ramananda Rao (“Kv”), Hyderabad is a Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal. He started his career in 1996 with Ind Global Financial Trust Ltd (IGFT), a boutique Investment Bank and was with IGFT till June 2000. He joined Ernst & Young during June 2000 and was part of the Corporate Finance team till September 2009. During 2009, Kv joined KPMG as a Partner to set-up and lead its Corporate Finance practice in South India. He returned to Ernst & Young LLP during September 2016 as Partner M&A and Private Equity, leading its southern practice.


Presently he is the Chief Executive Officer at XL Sure India Private Limited, a 100% subsidiary of Xcelerate Pte Ltd, a Singapore headquartered Governance Risk & Compliance (GRC) and Environment, Social & Governance (ESG) focused operating and investing platform.

His career empowered him with expertise in several private equity/structured debt funding transactions, inbound & outbound M&A transactions across multi-culture, multi-regulatory environments. He also has significant capital market experience having handled several IPOs, Rights Issues, Open Offers and Buyback offers.

He is a Director in Simpliance Technologies Private Limited, Sagarsoft (India) Limited, XL sure India Private Limited, Aparajitha Corporate Services Private Limited, and Stirrup Communication Consultants Private Limited.


Mr. K. Thangavelu, Coimbatore, a B.Sc. Chemistry Graduate is a Chartered Accountant having the honour of securing rank in both Intermediate and Final level exams. He served Indian Overseas Bank for about 15 years and positions held by him includes Chief – Advances at the bank’s Foreign branch in Bangkok Thailand; Accounts and Treasury Manager at the Head office, Chennai and Acting Board Secretary, Branch Manager at Coimbatore and Mumbai. Further he has served 15 years as Finance Head in private companies in Thailand engaged in Textile garments manufacture & export and readymade Steel roofing manufacturing. His career is credited with 8 years of service in a Hospital as Vice President – Finance and administration. He is a Director in Birin Spinning Mills Limited and C S Corporate Solutions Private Limited.


Mr. R. Sridharan, Chennai, is a B.Com graduate and a Fellow member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (FCS). He is a veteran practicing Company Secretary and former President of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI), New Delhi. He has more than 4 decades of experience in serving multiple organizations such as Murugappa Group, Best & Crompton etc. He is also the founder of R. Sridharan & Associates, a firm of Company Secretaries providing advisory services to over 300 clients for the past 25 years. He possesses vast experience in the field of Academics. He has served as a regular faculty member of the ICSI-SIRC. He has also presented a long list of papers, articles and talks to multiple academic forums and journals. Some of his key contributions include his articles to the “Chartered Secretary” journal and his talks at various professional development programs organized by the regional councils, chapters, Madras University, ICAI and Institute of Directors at London.


He has also conducted a number of Peer Reviewer Programs all over India and has been appointed as a member of the Independent Evaluation Committee constituted by RBI.


He served as the President of the ICSI in 2014-15 closely associating with multiple committees during his tenure. He currently serves as a member of the Peer Review Committee of the ICSI and also regular faculty member of the Institute of Directors (IOD).