Our Team

A pioneering company can only be guided by a team of brave torchbearers. Here are the people who lead us from the front:

Mr. Kishor Jobanputra, Chairman of Board

Founder and epicentre of the impetus for the Company’s miraculous growth over the past thirty-four years.  Kishor is an astute entrepreneur who understands the art of manufacturing in the textile and paper sectors.  He is the beneficial owner of over 90% of the Company’s share capital and is the Chairman of the Picfare Board of Directors

 Mr. Mitul Jobanputra, Vice Chairman & Managing Director

Being a Chartered Accountant (CA) and an Investment Banker, Mitul brings financial finesse and strategic purpose to the table as the Company’s CEO. For the past decade Mitul has bee adding real value to the Company’s operations and performance. He is the future of the Company.

Mr. Richard Mubiru, Executive  Director

Ugandan Corporate lawyer actively involved in directing trade policy issues at the local, regional and international level and Executive Director on the Picfare Board of Directors in charge of Corporate Affairs.  He is a serving Board Member at Uganda Manufacturers Association and Cotton Development Organization. In addition, he is a Member of the Presidential Investors’ Round Table

 Gerald Majera Ssendaula, Independent Non-Executive Director

Retired Ugandan politician, banker (Ex-Barclays) and farmer, Gerald has been a Member of Parliament (“MP”), State Minister and Cabinet Minister (Minister of Finance, Planning and Economic Development). He is a Presidential Adviser on Financial matters and heads the Board of Directors of Uganda Revenue Authority and Tropical Bank and is a member of the Umeme Ltd. Board of Directors.

Philipp Schmid, Non-Executive Director

Philipp, a qualified economist, represents the interests of Siematic Corporation that is a minority shareholder (8.17%) in the Company. Philipp has over thirty (30) years experience in Trust and Offshore business having worked for Rothschild Bank, CantradePrivat Bank, Swisspartners Trustee AG and Clariden Trust Management Limited. Philipp now owns and runs PST Management S.A. Zurich.

Other Members of the Team

  • Mr. Deepak Chadha, General Manger
  • Mr. Praveen Joshi, Group Finance Controller
  • Mr. Sarah Masibo, Group Human Resources Manager
  • Mr. Ashwin Desai, Head Administration
  • Mr. Jimmy Mutesasira, Head Marketing
  • Mr. Jan, Production Manager Scholastic
  • Mr. William Okello, Logistics Manager
  • Mr. D.N. Rao, Supply Chain Manager
  • Mr. Gaurang Patel, Executive Assistant to Chairman
  • Mr. Dhiren Dave, Institution Sales Incharge
  • Mr. Anirudh Shetye, Security Printing & Labels Incharge