In the elections held on 21st September 2018 for the new Managing Committee of Plastindia Foundation, Jigish Doshi was elected as the President, Ravish Kamath as Vice‐President and Jayesh Rambhia as Treasurer of the Plastindia Foundation. All were selected unanimously. The new Managing Committee comprising of senior entrepreneurs of the Plastics industry assumed office with immediate effect. Jigish Doshi took over from K K Seksaria.
Plastindia Foundation is the apex body of Nine key all‐India Plastics Industry Associations. Indian Plastics industry contributes to more than Rs 2,70,000 crore to the exchequer. With consumption of Polymer approximate 17 to 18 Million ton in Virgin quantity and approximate 27 Million ton in (Virgin + Reprocess) mix usage quantity , it is one of the top five industries contributing to Indian GDP.
Jigish Doshi, is a technocrat Chemical Engineer with over 34 years experience in manufacturing of various products of Plastic Industries. He is Past President of GSPMA (1994‐95) and CMD of Vishakha Group. Ravish Kamath is associated with the Woven sacks / FIBC industry for the past 35 years, and is the current Chairman of the Plexconcil. He is CEO of Big Bags International Pvt Ltd from Mangalore. Jayesh Rambhia has been on board of PlastIndia Foundation since 2012. He was chairman for Innovation Pavilion at PLASTINDIA 2018 and was instrumental to get ‘Save Food Campaign’ using plastic packaging from Interpack Germany to PLASTINDIA 2018. Mr Jayesh Rambhia has been President of All India Plastic Manufacturers Association. He is Founder & MD of Premsons Plastics Pvt Ltd & Export Award winner.
Jigish Doshi commenting on his election as President , said, “I am grateful to the industry for the confidence reposed on me. Plastics Industry is one of the fastest growing industries in India which aims at serving the nation & its citizens by way of making their life easier & affordable as well as contributing to the national growth. Though there are various challenges before the industry, we are confident that with wider participation of all segments & stakeholders, we will be able to meet all challenges and to take plastics industry forward qualitatively and quantitatively. Our main agenda is to work for the Growth of Plastic Industries of India , also to make it more at Global Recognition and for betterment of Plastindia Foundation “ .
Ravish Kamath is another industry veteran and has worked on betterment of Plastic Industry on various projects, Kamath said, “Plastindia Foundation through its PLASTINDIA Exhibitions and Concurrent event PROPLAST provides an excellent opportunity to Finished Plastics Product Manufacturers to showcase their products to the world thereby increasing promotion & exports of the same”.
Jayesh Rambhia has worked extensively to reduce GST from 28% to 18% on Plastic articles. He has actively worked to reduce impact of Ban on Plastic products The Members of the Managing Committee for the term 2018‐21 are – President Jigish Doshi, Vice President Ravish Kamath, Hon. Treasurer Jayesh K. Rambhia, Imm. Past President K.K. Seksaria, Raju D. Desai, V.K. Taparia, Gautam Gandhi, V. Sekar, Mihir Banerji, Alok Tibrewala, Ashok Jajodia, Mahavir Khatang, Pradip Thakkar, Prof. (DR.) S.K. Nayak, Lalit Guglani, Kamal P. Nanavaty, Mahendr N. Patel.