Our people

Makevale’s senior team is a diverse mix of experienced scientists, production managers and business professionals. Each team member brings different strengths to the company but we are united by our passion for our company and our products. Our clients benefit from not only our technical expertise but also our professional approach.

We really enjoy what we do. Our senior team has a healthy mix of experienced scientists, production managers and business professionals. This benefits our customers greatly because we are quick to respond, always professional and have a fundamental technical understanding.

Dr Samit V. Ahir

MD/CEO

Dr Samit Ahir coordinates the Group. Dr Ahir gained his PhD (soft matter/polymer physics) at the University of Cambridge in 2006. He is the author of several international papers and book chapters and is a FreshMinds™ Ones to Watch selected mind.

Dr Ahir’s love of dance has seen him perform on television and on stage. During his university years he founded a charity and dance company. Since then, the focus has been business, family and children. He still enjoys dance, table-tennis, film soundtracks, cars, and basketball when time allows.

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Kishore Naik

Finance & Legal

Kishore joined the Group in 2010. Kishore has extensive experience in international banking, investment and asset management. Kishore a trained qualified accountant is responsible for the Group’s finance, internal auditing tax and legal functions. He is also a keen chef and investment guru.

Mr Krunal Desai

General Manager, Makevale Acrylics Pvt Ltd

Krunal is General Manager of Makevale Acrylics Pvt Ltd and has been associated with the company since the inception of Makevale’s facility in India. Krunal is a science graduate in chemistry and obtained an MBA from VNSG University. He is responsible for managing the India site, formulating and executing strategies for the site as well as interacting with clients, employees, the board and other stakeholders. Krunal has a deep interest in engineering and technology.

Mr Keyur Vashi

General Manager, Makevale Ltd

Keyur joined Makevale in 2009 as a chemist. He quickly worked his way up in various production roles before becoming the GM in 2019.

Dr Shah Ahmed

General Manager, MV Plastics Ltd

Shah completed a Zeneca/BASF sponsored PhD in Polymer Chemistry at the University of Manchester in 2000. He also spent a year in the R&D Labs at Zeneca. He joined MV Plastics Ltd in 2000 as an R&D Chemist and was soon promoted to the role of Technical Manager in 2002. He has led the development of many new products in various industrial sectors. He has a deep knowledge of site activities, processes and functions and is due to take over as the General Manager in early 2015. Shah is a keen footballer and has been known for taking part and organising inter-company matches. Shah is a proud father of 3 kids and is also involved in charitable work in his spare time.

Dennis Leet

General Manager, St George Technology, Inc

Dennis joined the team in 2016. He brings a wealth of experience in the chemical sales industry.

Liu Siming (Seaman)

Managing Director, Westmining Trading, Youxi Chemical

Mr Liu obtained his Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Shanghai Jiao Tong University, and is currently Managing Director responsible for overall business and operations at Westmining Trading and Youxi Chemical, our key partners in China. Mr. Liu has many years working experience in chemical industry. He likes sports, particularly basketball.

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