Mrs. Preeti Mehta was appointed as Independent Director with effect from 31st August, 2019.
Mrs. Preeti Mehta, an arts and law graduate from Mumbai University, is an advocate and solicitor by profession.
She is a Partner of Kanga & Co., a leading firm of Advocates and Solicitors. She has over 30 years of experience in corporate laws, foreign investment and collaborations, mergers and acquisitions and private equity investments, banking, franchising and hospitality.
Currently, she is an Independent Director of AMJ Land Holdings Limited (a listed company), JCB India Ltd. and Bagalkot Cement & Industries Ltd.
Mr. Masanori Uzawa was appointed Director on 10th July, 2020. Mr. Masanori Uzawa is a senior officer of Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan, the Company's holding company.
Mr. Uzawa holds Master's degree in Business Administration from University of Virginia, USA and a Bachelor's degree from the University of Tokyo in Japan. He has over nineteen year's experience in the areas of strategy, planning and business development for crop protection and other chemical businesses.
Dr. Suresh Ramachandran (53) has been working with the Company as Chief Commercial Officer since March, 2021. He has done his B. Sc. (Agriculture) and M. Sc. (Agriculture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore. He holds degree of Ph. D in entomology from University of Georgia, USA. Dr. Ramachandran is a versatile, qualified techno-commercial and business professional with experience in leading business teams.
He has over 25 years’ experience in the crop protection industry and has held various business roles apart from roles in R&D (Product Development) for developing and launching new technologies, and regulatory affairs in crop protection and seeds platforms. He has track record of leadership, resilience, management, technical and entrepreneurial skills.
In past, Dr. Ramachandran has held various managerial and leadership positions in Dow AgroSciences India and Indofil Industries Limited. Dr. Ramachandran has played active role in crop protection and seed industry associations. Presently, he is Vice Chairman of Agro Chem Federation of India, a leading agro based industry association.