Dr. Sawar Dhanania took over charge as the Chairman of the Rubber Board on 22.07.2019. He has been functioning as the member of the Rubber Board since May 2017.
Dr. Sawar Dhanania, a native of Kolkata, completed his Masters degree in Mechanical Engineering from Jadavpur University, Kolkata, as a gold medalist for securing first position in order of merit, in 1976. Further to this he took PhD in Rubber Technology from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. He took up his family business of manufacturing rubber goods for supplying to the Indian Railways and later started manufacturing Cycle tyres and Rickshaw tyres. He had served in many capacities such as Eastern Region Chairman of All India Rubber Industries Association (AIRIA), Convener of India Rubber Expo -2009, Convener of National Rubber Conference (AIRIA-Eastern Region)2016 and Co- Convener of First National Workshop on Guayule Natural Rubber (GNR 2015). He is Convener of Education Committee and Member of Management Committee, AIRIA, Mumbai. He has Co-authored many papers in peer reviewed international journals and also presented papers in national conferences related with polymer and rubber technology.