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Board of Directors
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Board of Directors

Arun Duggal
Independent Director & Chairman of the Board of Directors

Mr. Arun Duggal is a mechanical engineer from The Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi, MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad and has also been awarded with the Distinguished Alumnus Award

He is an expert in international finance and has had over 26 years of experience with Bank of America, mostly in the U.S., Hong Kong and Japan. Some of his previous assignments were, as the Chief Executive Officer of the Bank of America in India from 1998 to 2001. From 1981-1990 he headed the Bank of America’s (oil & gas) practice handling relationships with companies such as Exxon, Mobil, etc. From 1991-94 as Chief Executive of BA Asia Limited, Hong Kong, he looked after Investment Banking activities for the Bank in Asia. In 1995, he moved to Tokyo as the Regional Executive, managing Bank of America’s business in Japan, Australia and Korea. From 2001 to 2003 he was the Chief Financial Officer of HCL Technologies, India.

Deepak Anand
Managing Director

Mr. Deepak Anand, has over 36 years’ senior managerial experience in India and Overseas with large companies.

He started his career in the management consultancy division of A.F.Ferguson & Co. (AFF), the then largest firm of chartered accountants and management consultants in India. During his 15 years (1973-1988) with AFF, he rose to become a Director in the Firm and directed assignments in India and abroad.

Mr. Anand joined the UB Group in 1988 as Senior Vice President, Corporate Planning and Coordination. He held various senior management positions in the group including Head of Liquor manufacturing, CEO of Kissan Food Products and CEO of UB Global Corporation Ltd ( UBGCL ).

Mr. Deepak Anand, took over as Managing Director of Mangalore Chemicals & Fertilizers Limited, in April 2005. MCF has been growing rapidly under his leadership. Mr. Anand is now charting out a new vision and growth strategy for the Company.

Akshay Poddar

Mr. Akshay Poddar holds Honors in Accounting and Finance from London School of Economics and Political Science, University of London

Over 14 years of track record of promoting and managing businesses in diversified industries like fertilizers, agri-inputs, heaving engineering, sugar, consumer products, real estate, investments and furniture etc.

Ritu Mallya
Mrs. Ritu Mallya, holds Bachelor’s Degrees in Arts and Law. She was on the Boards of several public limited companies.

Kapil Mehan

Mr. Kapil Mehan is a Graduate in Veterinary Science and Animal Health from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana and PGDM with specialization in Agriculture from Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.

He has got rich experience and background in varied leadership roles. His career initially started with Rallis India where he served for 15 years and then he moved on to Tata Chemicals in 1996 and served in various roles including Executive Director, overseeing crop nutrition and agri business. He joined Coromandel International in October, 2010 and has served as its Managing Director till February, 2015

He is known for his knowledge of agriculture, agri business and agricultural input markets in India. He was awarded the “India Innovator of the Year” Award by CNBC-TV18 at the India Business Leader Awards, 2014 and also the prestigious “India’s Best CEO Award, 2014” in Agriculture and Allied category, by Business Today. Mr Mehan is an active member of several industry bodies and has joined the Adventz Group as the Managing Director of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited w.e.f. 1st April, 2015

Suresh Krishnan

Mr. Suresh Krishnan holds B.E(Hons.) and M.Sc. from BITS (Pilani).

With 28 years of corporate experience in fertilizer, energy and cement sectors, Mr. Krishnan has been associated with the Adventz Group for over two decades and has been widely acknowledged for his leadership, vision and commitment.

His functional experience spans corporate finance, corporate strategy, projects planning, operations and business development.

Over the years, he has been instrumental in financing of large Greenfield projects in the domestic and international markets, forging and managing joint ventures and acquisitions and in executing turnaround strategies alongside day-to-day operations in the manufacturing sector. An alumnus of BITS (Pilani), Mr. N Suresh Krishnan is on the Board of Directors of several Adventz group companies and joint ventures.

Pratap Narayan
Independent Director
Mr. Pratap Narayan, started his career in the Sales Tax Department of Madhya Pradesh. He worked in Indian Railways in various capacities before taking over as Deputy Director and Joint Director – Planning in Railway Board.

Mr. Pratap Narayan was the first Executive Director of Fertilizer Industry Co-ordination Committee and retired as a Director General of the Fertilizer Association of India. He has taken up various international assignments and was member of various committees appointed by the Government on policy issues such as Gokak Committee to review pricing of phosphates and energy consumption norms under Stage II of new pricing scheme for Indian Urea Industry etc., Mr. Narayan has co-authored a book with Dr. H L S Tandon on Indian Agriculture, Past, Present and Future.

Narendra Mairpady
Independent Director

Mr. Narendra Mairpady holds degrees of commerce and law and CAIIB

He has 39 years of banking experience, served as the Chairman and the Managing Director at Indian Overseas Bank from November 1, 2010 to July 31, 2014 and its Chief Executive Office until July 31, 2014. He also served as the Chief General Manager of Corporation Bank. He worked extensively in areas of credit policy, credit monitoring, risk management, treasury, international banking and economic research.

Srinivasulsu Reddy Magunta
Independent Director
  Mr. Srinivasulsu Reddy Magunta, was a Member of Parliament (LokSabha) from 1998 to 2014.

Mr. Srinivasulsu Reddy Magunta is the Chairman of Balaji Group of Industries having its corporate office in Chennai. Its business verticals consist of steel manufacturing, distilleries, entertainment, packaging, spirits, real estate, services and energy. The group has pan India operations with business units located in several states of India.

V S Venkataraman

Mr. V.S.Venkataraman is a Commerce Graduate (B.Com. Hons.) from the University of Calcutta and an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. Mr.Venkataraman is also a Member of the National Institute of Personnel Management and Calcutta Management Association.

Mr.Venkataraman has 43 years of experience of which 35 years in the function of Company Secretary. He was with the United Breweries Group for 33 years and retired as the Company Secretary and Executive Vice President of United Spirits Limited, now a part of the Diageo plc Group and also headed the Corporate Legal functions. Mr.Venkataraman has wide experience in Secretarial and Legal functions including Mergers and Amalgamations. He had played a key role in all the Mergers, Demergers, Acquisitions and Consolidations in the Group.

Naveen Kapoor
Alternate Director for Mr. Akshay Poddar

Mr. Naveen Kapoor is the President - Agri Business of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited. Prior to this, he served as Vice President, Commercial in the erstwhile Zuari Industries Ltd and Head of Sales and Marketing of Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. He was instrumental in building and establishing the fertilizer brands of Chambal Fertilizers before he moved to Zuari Industries Ltd.

With over 35 years experience in Agri business, he has worked in companies like IPL, Chambal Fertilizers and other companies in the seeds business. Mr Kapoor's rich professional experience includes diverse functional responsibilities in finance, sales and marketing, supply chain and international trade. He has been associated with rural marketing in India for a long period particularly in agri inputs segment like fertilizers, seeds, plant protection chemicals etc. He is on the Board of Zuari Rotem Speciality Fertilizers Limited and Zuari Agri Sciences Limited. He is a member of the Agricultural Committee of the International Fertilizer Industry Association, Paris and has been past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries, Goa Chapter. He is a member of the Agri Business Governing Council of the Adventz group.

K Prabhakar Rao

Mr. Prabhakar Rao, has been working with MCF since 1978 and has handled various responsibilities in the Company. As Director – (Works), he is presently responsible for production, maintenance, quality control, technical services, projects, safety and logistics at the Company’s plant in Mangalore.

Mr. Rao has widely travelled and participated in many National and International symposiums. He has attended various Management Development Programs in premier Institutions such as IIM Bangalore & Ahmedabad.


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