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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.

N. Suresh Krishnan
Managing Director

Mr. N. 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.

Mr. N Suresh Krishnan has taken over as Managing Director of the Company from January 1, 2016.


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.


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

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.

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.

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.

Mr. Prasanna
Independent Director

Mr. Prasanna has served in executive positions for over 30 years, most of it as CEO, MD, Executive Chairman and grown companies to leadership position in Information Technology, Healthcare, Education and Life Science sectors. His contribution in Wipro where he was Vice Chairman was in strategy and developing high talent teams. He was CEO of GE Medical in South and SEA and helped GE become number one by creating markets through frugal innovation. In Manipal Group he raised aspiration levels and saw the group achieve high rank in the fields of Education and healthcare. He served GE in Asia and USA and contributed to its global competitiveness

His entrepreneurial foray was in the field of Pharmaceutical services As the lead investor and CMD, he built a Clinical Research Organization(CRO) which brought new drugs market in stem cells, medical devices biologics and generics This CRO became leading Indian clinical CRO with highest reputation for quality and speed and had operations in 27 countries in Europe and Asia.

He has served as an Independent Director on the Boards of Shasun Pharma, Take Solutions, Four Ways Healthcare PLC, served as Chairman of GE-BEL, Ecron Acunova GmbH, as Director on GE Yokogawa Japan, GE-Samsung Korea, Manipal Gp, Manipal Hospitals, Manipal University and is reputed for contributing to strategies & building new stakeholders. He served as an independent Trustee on Shriram Ownership Trust the apex organization of Shriram group.

He served on Public Policy advocacy organizations like Center For Policy Research for over a decade. He has mentored startups and portfolio companies of international funds. He is strategic Advisor to InnAccel, a leading med-tech accelerator.

He has served as Chairman of Association of CROs . He is member of: Vision Group on Biotechnology, Karnataka; Biotechnology National Council and Pharmaceutical National Council of CII (Confederation of Indian Industry). He has mentored CEO and woman with potential to serve on Board of Directors

He has deep interest in Public Health, Education, History and has currently several initiatives in these fields.

He is an alumnus of IIM Ahmedabad & GE Business Leadership Program at Crotonville.

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

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