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

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. G.P. MUNIAPPAN - Director

Mr. G.P. Muniappan a University Rank Holder in M.A. Economics is a Post Graduate Diploma in Bank Management and C.A.I.I.B. He joined Reserve Bank of India (R.B.I.) during 1965 as Junior Officer. His dedication and efficiency elevated him to the highly responsible and prestigious position of ‘Deputy Governor’ of R.B.I in 2001, after serving its various Departments in different capacities viz., Regional Director, Executive Director, etc. He also held high positions such as Chairman of Bank of Madura, R.B.I.’s Nominee on the Boards of SEBI, Indian Overseas Bank, Indian Bank and as a Trustee of U.T.I. He has specialized in the areas of Forex Management, Banking operations, Banking Regulations and supervision. He is associated with the Company as an Independent Director since 2008.

DR. K. SABAPATHY - Director

Dr. K. Sabapathy is a Post Graduate in Science and Philosophy and a Doctorate in Physics. After a brief span of teaching at colleges, he became a Member of the Coimbatore Stock Exchange and was its Vice President during 2003 and 2005. He was also a Director of Inter Connected Stock Exchange of India Limited, Mumbai from 2002 to 2005. He is associated with the Company as an Independent Director since 2007 and is the Chairman of the Investors Grievance Committee.

MR. A.M. PALANISAMY - Director

Mr. A.M. Palanisamy is a Commerce Graduate and Fellow Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. After Practising for about 16 years specializing on Production, Planning, Financial Management and Taxation, he became an Entrepreneur. He is the Chairman of Aerospace Materials Private Limited, a unique company manufacturing and supplying materials required for Space Vehicles (Suppliers to ISRO). He is also the Managing Trustee of reputed schools and a Trust. He is a Member in Systems Society of India and Indian Carbon Society. He is associated with the Company as an Independent Director since 2010.


Mr. C. Thirumurthy, B.Com, B.L. is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is practicing as Company Secretary since 2003. He served as ‘Company Secretary’ in reputed Companies, mostly related to spinning industry. During his career, he has handled Public Issue, liaised with Banks and Financial Institutions, besides attending matters related to Income Tax, Sales Tax and Central Excise. He has held various Positions in the Coimbatore Chapter of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India and is a part-time faculty for law related subjects. He is a Rotarian and a Member of Board of Studies of some of the renowned colleges. He is a regular speaker in various forums on corporate law related subjects. He is associated with the Company as an Independent Director since 2011.

DR. S. RENGANAYAKEI - Woman Director

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.

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. P. SELVAKUMAR - Director

Sri. 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.