Shri Barkur Dharmaraya Shetty (B.D.Shetty) hails from Barkur near Brahmavar – Udupi . Mr. B. D. Shetty started his career as an Entrepreneur after completing his First Class Chemical Engineering Degree in 1969 and a 3 Years working experience in Golden Chemical Ltd., from 1970 to 1973. The Entrepreneurship started by him in the year 1973. Mr. Shetty is the main Technical Force behind Unitop Group which also has developed other Managerial Personnel, to successfully conduct Business Administration, Research, Marketing, Production and Product Distribution.
Mr. B. D. Shetty is the PAST PRESIDENT of Bombay Industries Association having 1000 large, medium and small scale industries as its members. He was one of The Executive Committee Members of the Indian Merchant Chamber during last 4 years, an apex association responsible for Advising and Policy Making of the Government Of India and Government Of Maharashtra in field of Industry, Trade & Commerce, Tax Structure and Budget Proposals. At present he is the member of Industries Committee of IMC.
Mr. Shetty is also connected with Associations like Indian Institute Of Materials Managers, INDIAN Institute Of Paper Technologists, Indian Institute Of Chemical Engineers, Indian Institute Of Oil Technologists Association & Executive Committee Member Of Indian Speciality Chemicals Manufacturers Association And Also Patalganga Rasayani Industries Association.
He is also a Recipient of “Silver Award” for Marketing from Indian Institute of Marketing Management, New Delhi for the year 1992-93. The Group Company, M/s. Unitop Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., was adjudged as the Best Managed Ssi Unit from Raigad District for the year 1991 by the Industries Commissioner, Maharashtra.
B. D. Shetty has written and presented several papers on Surfactants, Surfactants Applications and also Sponsored Surfactants Research, abroad and in India. He is instrumental in establishing a sound Marketing Network for the Group, in Indian cities like Ahmedabad, Baroda, Bangalore, Cochin, Calcutta, Hyderabad, Madras, New Delhi etc. He has also established a Research and Product Application Department for Surfactant Product Development and Applications. Unitop Group is exploring the possibilities of exporting to Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Bangladesh, UAE, Jordan, Pakistan and Middle East countries and appointed agents in Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Egypt, Jordan, UAE etc.
In social front, he was President of Lions Club of Marol (Bombay) and Cabinet Member of Lions International District 323-A as Zone Chairman and Regional Activities Chairman during 1989-90 and 1990-91. He is an Executive Committee Member of Bunts Sangha Bombay and was Chairman of Advisory Committee of “Buntara Vani” a monthly magazine of “Bunts Sangha – Bombay” and Managing Committee Member of Bombay Bunts Sanghas S. M. Shetty School and Junior College at Powai, Mumbai. He is the President of Bunts Chamber of Commerce & Industry promoted for the cause of catalysing industry, trade and commerce for its members.
Mr Shetty is married with Mrs. Saibala Shetty and together they have two children Mr. Jeenanath Shetty – M.E., USA and Mrs. Rajeshwari – MBA, USA.
Mr Shetty can be reached at following address:
Chemicals Pvt. Ltd., “Unitop House”, East West Estate, Safed Pool, Andheri Kurla Road, Sakinaka, Mumbai – 400 072, Tel. 0091-22- 2852 9800 Fax: 2851 3247 web: www.unitopgroup.com; E-mail: [email protected]