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SOURABH KHEMANI is a Third generation Practical, Application Polymer Engineer. He has over 29 years of hands on experience in the Plastics Industry and has received training in reputed companies like DuPont (USA), and ICI (UK).

 He is the Managing Director & CEO of National Moulding Co. Ltd. (NMC) and also on the Board of several other Companies.

 He is the Founder of The JoshGROUP.

 He is a Member of the Society of Plastics Engineers (USA) and a Governing Council Member of the Indian Plastics Institute.

 After serving on the National Executive Council (NEC) of Plastindia Foundation, the Apex body of all major Plastics Associations of India, during 2003-2006 as a Member, he became the Protocol Committee Chairman in the Foundation's NEC during 2006-2009. Now, he is on the Managing Committee of the Foundation for the term 2009-2012.

 He has unanimously been Elected as the 28th PRESIDENT of the INDIAN PLASTICS FEDERATION (IPF) in its 51st year of establishment.

 His family has the Rare Honour of serving the Plastics Industry & the Federation for 3 generations.

 His Grandfather was the Founder Sr.VP of IPF in 1958 & its 2nd President in 1961. In later decades his Uncle was the 9th President & now after serving in various capacities he has taken Charge on 24th Oct 2009.

 He is an Executive Committee Member of Bharat Chamber of Commerce. At the Chamber he is also a Member of the Standing Committees of International Trade, Industrial Infrastructure Development, Trade Reforms and State Taxation. He is the Chairman of the Indo-Thai Partnership Committee and the Convenor looking after the Plastics Industry sector.

 He is also on the Managing Committee of the Indian Plastics Institute- Kolkata Chapter and Member of the Institute Management Committee of the Indian Training Institute (ITI), Govt. of India.  He is also a Member of the Core Committee of The District Magistrate, Howrah, Govt. of West Bengal, for setting up of industries in Howrah, West Bengal.

 On the Invitation from the Govt. of Thailand he has Presented a Paper to The Prime Minister of Thailand at Bangkok on the Plastics and Chemical Industries for early harvesting opportunities under the FTA. He has served two terms on the Regional Committee of the Plastics Export Promotion Council, under the Ministry of Commerce, Govt. of India.

 He is also on the Regional Advisory Committee of Customs, Central Excise and Service Tax, Govt. of India and on the Governing Council of Central Tool Room and Training Centre, Govt. of India. He is on the Regional Advisory Committee of Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Govt. of India.

 He is also a Member of the Young Leaders’ Forum of the Indian Chamber of Commerce.

 He has Two Patents pending on the Recycling of Plastics.

 Under his able guidance and leadership, in 2008, NMC received the Prestigious In-House Recognition of its R&D Unit at its Dhulagarh works from the Department of Scientific & Industrial Research, Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi.  NMC has also received Recognition and Support from the Technology Development Board, Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, New Delhi for commercializing Plastics Materials & Chemicals developed by him at NMC’s In-House R&D Laboratory.

 He is a Life Member of the IPI Kolkata Chapter for over 15 years and has been serving on its Managing Committee for over 7 years.  He has actively associated himself in the Programmes, Workshops, Seminars and functions organized by the Chapter and has been taking special interest in the issues relating to Recycling, Sustainability and the Environment.

 He has attended several National and International Conferences on Plastics including the one on Recycling organized by IPI and is also the Kolkata Chapter Representative  on the Governing Council at IPI-HQ with effect from 1st April 2009.

 He hails from the Khemani Family who has the distinction of Importing India’s First Plastics Injection Moulding Machine way back in 1937.
 
 In Recognition of the Extensive Work done by him for the Institute,  as well  as  towards the Plastics Industry as a whole, the Indian Plastics Institute, has Conferred on him its Highest Award of
'FIPI' and thus, he has joined the Special League of “Fellow” on the IPI's Roster.