Board of Directors

   

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri is appointed as the Managing Director of the Company with effect from  September 22, 2018 .

He  has earlier been a Non-Executive Director in the company and has been instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing strategic initiatives in commercial and modernizing the supply chain operations of the company. He brings with him twenty-one (21) years of experience across multiple functions (Commercial, Strategy, and Supply Chain) as well as multiple industries (Agriculture Inputs, Consumer Products, Consumer Durables and Consulting}.

 

Ms. Shilpa Shridhar Divekar, Managing Director has resigned from the Company w.e.f. the close of business hours of September 21, 2018 as she moves on to a Senior Leadership Position at the parent company Bayer. She shall however continue to remain as a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

 

Mr. Bangla Bose Radhakrishna Mallipeddi has been appointed an Additional Director of the Company with effect from November 23, 2017. His appointment has been confirmed as a Director of the Company in the Annual General Meeting held on August 28, 2018.

Mr. Bose joined Monsanto in October, 1995 as Field Production Officer responsible for Hybrid Corn Seed Production based at Karimnagar, Telangana. He assumed the role of Seed Production Research Lead (SPR) for India and established SPR processes and organization across Corn, Sunflower and Hybrid Rice crops and lead the entire row crop production as Row Crop Production Manager, India. He then moved to Singapore and was responsible for various roles in Supply Chain including planning, manufacturing and leading supply chain operations for Asia Pacific region. He then, moved to St Louis, USA to lead the North America Pre-commercial production organization. Mr. Bose retuned to India in October, 2017, and in his current role is handling India Supply Chain operations.

A Master in Agronomy, Mr. Bose has extensive and diverse career experience of over 22 years across manufacturing and supply chain operations in multiple global geographies.

 

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe has been appointed as appointed as the Non-Executive Independent director of the Company w.e.f. April 1, 2019 for a period of one year subject to the approval of the shareholders in the Annual General Meeting.

Ms. Aarti is an independent counsel specializing in direct tax litigation matters. A Master of Laws degree in Constitutional & Administrative Laws from University of Mumbai (India) and a qualified Solicitor from United Kingdom & Wales has extensive and diverse career experience of over 19 years representing both Indian and international firms for local and international tax matters.

 

·         Board of Directors Profile

·         Letter of appointment of independent directors

Mr. H C Asher

Mr. Pradeep Poddar

Ms. Aarti Sathe

·         Monsanto India Limited – Code of Conduct for Independent Directors

·         Familiarisation Program for Independent Directors

  

Share Transfer Committee

 Mr. Sekhar Natarajan – Non Executive Director

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri  – Managing Director

Mr. Saurabh Vaidya – Chief Financial Officer

Mr. Ankit Nayyar, India - Controller

Ms. Monika Gupta- Company Secretary and Compliance Officer

 

Audit Committee

Mr. Pradeep Poddar         -Independent director

Mr. H.C. Asher                   -Independent director

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan         -Non-executive director

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe        -Independent director

Corporate Social Responsibility Committee

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan         -Non-executive director

Mr. H.C. Asher                   -Independent director

Mr. Pradeep Poddar         -Independent director

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe        -Independent director

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri- Managing director

Nomination and Remuneration Committee

Mr. H.C. Asher                   -Independent director

Mr. Pradeep Poddar         -Independent director

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan         -Non-executive director

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe        -Independent director

Risk Management Committee

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan         -Non-executive director

Mr. Pradeep Poddar         -Independent director

Mr. H.C. Asher                   -Independent director

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe        -Independent director

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri- Managing director

Mr. Saurabh Vaidya         - Chief Financial Office

 

Mr. Nabeel Saleem          - Legal Lead- India

 

Stakeholder Relationship Committee

Mr. Pradeep Poddar         -Independent director

Mr. H.C. Asher                   -Independent director

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan         -Non-executive director

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe        -Independent director

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri- Managing director

Ms. Monika Gupta, Company Secretary acts as Secretary to all the Board Committees