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He began his career with Indofil in the Agro Industry in 1972 having various assignments in capacities of Sales and Marketing. In 1991 he joined the then Ciba Geigy (now Syngenta) as Head of Product Research and Development. During his tenure at Ciba Geigy, many new products were registered which subsequently proved beneficial to Indian Farming Industry.
In 1995 he took over as Head of Agro Business Division at Indofil Chemicals Company. He is credited with initiating and developing the company's business in the International Agro Chemical arena. Ever since, the company has moved on to a fast growth track with distribution arrangements in more than 92 countries across the globe. His vast knowledge and varied experience spans over the domestic as well as International agrochemical markets. He has participated as well as convened many symposiums and seminars at various national and International forums. Today Indofil is one of the fastest growing agrochemical organizations in the country.
Dr Chauhan is on the Boards of Crop Life India and Crop Care Federation of India. He upholds and actively supports the cause of Indian agriculture and the Industry as a whole. It is these two prime associations which play an important role in the formulation of national policies on Agriculture.
With more than 30 years of experience in the human resources field, Mr. Deolekar is of the opinion that business targets cannot be achieved without continuously investing in people. He believes it is critical to align individuals, teams and management to the overarching ambition of the organization. Once this is achieved, a common goal can be reached. A firm believer in two-way communication, training, talent identification and development, Mr. Deolekar puts into practice, the belief that people are, indeed, a company’s most valuable asset. At Indofil, Mr. Deolekar, is a key member of the CEO task force committed to make the company innovation and people focused.
Prior to joining Indofil in 2009, Mr. Deolekar held several senior positions in premier companies including Greaves Cotton, National Organic Chemical Industries Limited, Indian Organic Chemicals Limited, HLL and PepsiCo. During his tenure, he has led several special initiatives, including designing and developing of a sales academy and plant academy. He has also lead talent integration during Mergers & Acquisitions and has successful track record of efficiently navigating contensious execution of voluntary retirement schemes, strikes and plant level disputes. A believer in dialogue and arbitration, he has to his credit nearly 130 cases settled out of court.
In addition to the breadth and depth of wide corporate experience, Mr. Deolekar has a passion for teaching and mentoring young talent. He is an alumni and visiting faculty of Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and a visiting faculty of Management institutes such as Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak, Tata Institute of Social Sciences, Maharashtra Institute of Labour Studies. In addition, he has been guiding prospective students on national level competition between All India Management Institutes, conducted by the Bombay Chamber of Commerce.
Led the PS Team towards making Indofil Industries Limited rank 5th in - BEST IN THE INDUSTRY - GREAT PLACE TO WORK and 71st in TOP 100. This achievement is a feather in his Cap.
Mr. Rane joined Indofil in 1994 as a Sr. Product Executive - Insecticide, Agro Business Division, Head office, Mumbai. In the first two years of his Indofil career he was very much involved in product management of the Agrochemicals Business Division. In 1996 he was assigned the responsibility of establishing Indofil's business in the international arena. Since then he has ably handled various functions in international business viz registration, territory management, Business co-ordination and successfully taken on the role of heading International Business, in the position of General Manager, Vice President and Sr. Vice President.
In 2008 he has assumed additional responsibility as Projects Monitor and Strategy Head, affiliated to CEO Office and is instrumental in defining and implementing Vision, Mission and long term Strategy of Indofil. As a Project Monitor he has spear headed a number of projects in strategy implementation, leadership development, value dissemination workshops, reorganization of Indofil, establishment of growth office, to name a few. In his present responsibility as COO – International Business (Agro), he is responsible for growth and operations of B2B International business, Synthesis business and Special projects.
Mr. Rane is on the board of Crop Life India. Mr. Rane holds a Bachelor and a Masters Degree in Agriculture from the Konkan Krishi University. He has also completed Advance Management Program from Harvard Business School.
He attended Management Development Programs at reputed Institutes like IIM - Ahmadabad and University of Pennsylvania (Wharton School).
Amar worked for four years in North Region in Product Development and Marketing and thereafter shifted to Head Office Mumbai to handle Mancozeb as a Product Manager. Since then he has worked in various capacities in Product Management and Marketing for Domestic and International Market (Sr. Product Manager, Marketing Manager, Chief Manager - Marketing, General Manager-Marketing). In addition to Marketing, Amar handled Institutional sales for 2 years in Domestic Market.
Amar has made immense contribution in last 15 years in the areas of new product Development / Launch / branding, creating proprietary products. With the help of strong team of Product Managers, expanded Core, Strategic and Traded product range of agrochemicals at Indofil from merely 7 - 8 products to > 50.
Besides this he set the strategic direction for the synthesis & launch of various agrochemicals technical molecules and took the range of own manufactured molecules to eight from one. He conceived the idea of various proprietary fungicide mixtures formulations (viz; Avtar, Merger and Sprint), all 3 are patented in India and successfully commercialized. He worked in very close co-ordination with manufacturing on capacity expansion projects, with QA and R&D for setting new standards in quality, with R&D on various synthesis and formulation projects. He contributed immensely in driving up the profitability through various strategic moves in co - rodination with front and back end.
Amar has travelled extensively in India and all major agro chemically important countries for various assignments and acquired vast knowledge about agrochemicals, and crop pest problems. Indofil has immensely benefited on account if this in driving the growth strategy for the organization.
Prior to joining Indofil, he worked with Clariant Chemicals India Limited and at Clariant International for 19 years in various positions as Technical Manager, General Manager Production , as Vice President and Head of Roha Site.
Dr. Rao has a Bachelors Degree in Chemical Technology from UDCT, Mumbai, M.Tech Degree from IIT, Delhiand Ph.D in Chemistry from South Gujarat University.
He is a Chartered Accountant by background, brings to the fore close to two decades of financial acumen having being successfully associated with diverse industries and roles ranging from Manufacturing, Media, IT, Consultancy and Business Advisory.
Playing the effective role of a partner to the various business functions in consonance with the enterprise objectives and ethics, he brings forth great value to the organization through his proven financial and accounting skills, vision, innovative ideas and leadership talent.
His expertise and Management perspective in leading sustainable and profitable growth whilst maximizing stake holder returns is an asset to any Identity.
He heads the Company Secretariat and Legal Functions and is the Compliance Officer of the Company. He also supervises the Risk Management portfolio of the Company and it's subsidiaries. Mr. Mehta possesses rich and versatile post qualification experience of over 25 years in handling Company Secretarial and Legal functions. During his career, he has worked at senior levels for Organisation and Corporates of repute such as Ruchi Soya Group, Kaira Can Company Limited (an associate of AMUL), Lodha Group and Adani Group. Before joining Indofil, he was working with The Pheonix Mills Ltd as Vice President - Legal and Company Secretary. Mr. Mehta has handled among others, Corporate Mergers and Take Overs, IPOs, Rights Issues, Foreign Direct Investments, Private Placements of securities, Listing, Delisting and Buy Back of Securities. Mr. Mehta has also handled a variety of legal documentations including Technology Transfer Agreements, Product Distribution Agreements, all Real Estate Sector related documents, IPR matters, Corporate and Non Corporate Litigations under Civil and Criminal Laws.
Mr. Mehta is a Law Graduate (LLB) of 1987 Batch from University of Bombay and a Member of Institute of Company Secretaries of India since 1992. He is has also done Masters in Business Administration (MBA) in Finance stream and Masters in Commerce (M.com).
With a varied exposure & domain experience being associated with various pharmaceutical, agrochemical and polymer industries such as like Nicholas Piramal India Ltd., Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd., Glenmark Pharmaceutical Ltd., Atul Ltd., and Gujarat Fluorochemicals Ltd., Dr. Sunil Singh began his industrial career with Ranbaxy Research Laboratories Ltd. in 1993. He holds wide experience in Synthetic Organic Chemistry ranging from design and synthesis of new chemical entities of biological (pharmaceutical and agrochemical) importance to the process development of pharmaceutical, agrochemicals and polymer products. While two biologically active compounds from his discovery basket have travelled till clinical trials, many of his developed processes have been commercialized, successfully addressing all the aspects of quality, cost, regulatory, and environment safety to sustain and remain competitive. He has 35 research papers and 15 patents to his credit.
At Indofil Industries Limited, as the Head for Research & Development vertical, he is responsible to lead vibrant teams involved in process improvement of existing products in the area of agrochemical technical synthesis, agro formulation, plant nutrition, and speciality chemicals used in the area of textile, leather, coating and plastic. His main focus is to develop processes and commercialize products to cater to a global market, and initiate discovery projects in the areas of agrochemicals and plant nutrition.
Dr. Singh holds a Doctorate in Synthetic Organic Chemistry (Bihar University, Muzaffarpur) and Post-doctorate from CDRI, Lucknow & from ICSN, CNRS, Gif-sur-Yvette, France.
Mr. Baxla, brings with him 25 years of rich Supply Chain experience in key areas namely Projects planning & implementation (strategic and tactical), Supply Chain operations - Supply Planning, Distribution, Warehouse Management, Production Planning, Shop Floor control, Demand Planning, Sales & Operations Planning, Inventory Management along with an exclusive experience in ERP implementation of Supply Chain modules at global level.
At Indofil, he heads Supply Chain & is responsible for Procurement, Demand & Supply Planning, International and Domestic Logistics
His past experiences include Henkel Adhesives Technologies India Limited, Castrol India Limited, BP LUBRICANTS, Asia & Pacific and LUBRICANTS UK LTD.
In his spare time, he enjoys Reading books and watching movies.
Dr. Ramachandran, a veteran in Crop Protection industry, brings with him more than over 20 years of expertise & leadership values in domains ranging from R&D, regulatory, business management, sales and distribution management, product management, Six Sigma and enterprise resource planning, along with steering multiple teams in crop protection and seeds business. He led Dow Agrociences India Pvt. Ltd (DAS) as the Country Manager for 8 eight years and held the position of South Asia Marketing Director in Corteva AgriSciences after merger of Dow with Dupontto form Corteva Agrisciences in 2018.
Dr. Suresh became a part of Dow AgroSciences in 1999. Prior to joining Dow AgroSciences, Suresh worked as an assistant in the Entomology department for the University of Florida, USA and as a Product Development Officer at A. V. Thomas & Co., Madras.
At Indofil, as Business Head – India Agro, Dr. Suresh is responsible for leading the India business.
An ex-board member of Crop Life India and management committee member of ABLE-Ag (Association of Biotech Led Enterprises – Agriculture), founding member of Federation of Seed Industry of India (FSII), he has been striving to provide world-class agricultural solutions to improve the farmers life. He has delivered many lectures at universities and industry platforms in the field of agriculture. He has authored and/or co-authored many peer-reviewed scientific papers in various international journals.
Dr. Suresh holds a Ph.D in Agricultural Entomology from the University of Georgia, USA. He specialized in the area of biotechnology with special emphasis on field research for the deployment of insecticidal transgenic crops - such as cotton, corn and canola.