Mr. Yeshil S Mehta
Executive Director - Mahadhan AgriTech Limited
Mr. Yeshil S Mehta is the Executive Director of Mahadhan AgriTech Limited and is spearheading the Crop Nutrition Business. In this role, he is primarily responsible for P&L Management, Strategy Development & Execution, Managing Strategic Growth & Business Transformation for the Crop Nutrition Business.
Yeshil has done his Management from Harvard Business School [USA] and brings with him a rich experience of working with Bain & Company, Desai Fruits & Vegetables (DFPCL) and has also been working on the Agri value chain addition.
Mr. Tarun Sinha
President – Technical Ammonium Nitrate
Mr. Tarun Sinha is President – Technical Ammonium Nitrate (TAN) and is primarily responsible for P&L Management, including Strategy Development & Execution, and managing Strategic Alliances for the TAN Business.
Mr. Sinha has over 30 years of combined experience in the mining and steel industries, with a proven track record of working at international locations such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore and USA, including responsibilities spanning Canada, Mexico, Philippines, China, Vietnam, Thailand and Brunei, during which time he held responsibilities for P&L Management, Strategy Development & Execution, Managing Joint Ventures, Mergers and Acquisitions, Business Development, Sales, Marketing and Key/Global Account and Commercial Contracts Management.
He spent 24 years working with Orica, World’s largest explosives manufacturer, in different roles spanning different countries. Prior to DFPCL, he worked in BlueScope Steel-Nippon Steel Joint Venture as the President of the JV’s downstream business in Singapore during which time he also led the JV’s Downstream Strategy Development for South East Asia.
He has a Bachelor of Technology (Mining Engineering) degree from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad.
Mr. Shanmugananth M
President – Industrial Chemical
Mr. Shanmugananth M is working as President – Industrial Chemical and is responsible for Strategic Development, Plan Execution and P&L Management for the Industrial Chemical business.
In a career spanning around 28 years, prior to joining us, Mr Shanmugananth was associated with Dow Chemical as Commercial Director. He had also worked with companies like Alstom, Pure Chem Pvt Ltd and Dutco Group.
Mr. Shanmugananth has done his B.E. (Electronics & Communication) from University of Madras and MBA (Marketing) from Anna University.
Mr. Mukul Agrawal
President – Manufacturing
Mr. Mukul Agrawal is working as President – Manufacturing and is responsible for complete manufacturing operations for DFPCL.
Mr. Agrawal has rich experience of approx. 30 years and during this span, he has worked across various domains such as Chemicals, Ammonia, Fertilisers, Engineering Polymers, Fine Chemicals, Carbon Black, Viscose Fibers etc. Prior to joining us, Mr. Agrawal was associated with Birla Cellulose as Chief Sustainability Officer and before this he had worked as President Director – Indo Bharat Rayon and Indo Raya Kimia -Indonesia. He had also worked with Alexandria Carbon Black -Egypt, Johnson Matthey Chemicals, E I Dupont and Chambal Fertilisers.
He has done his Bachelor of Technology (Chemical Engineering) from Harcourt Butler Technical University, Kanpur, and a Post-Graduation Certificate in Business Management (Executive Education) from XLRI Jamshedpur.
President – Commercials & Strategic Growth
Mr. Pandurang Landge joined the Company in August 2011 and is currenting holding the role of President – Commercials & Strategic Growth spearheading strategic growth, new products development and transformation projects to enhance competitive edge and sustain financial deliverables over immediate future. He was earlier heading Projects & Technology sector and was responsible for setting up the greenfield expansion / diversification projects as well as explore joint venture opportunities.
Mr. Landge has 39 years of domestic and overseas experience of operations, projects conceptualisation, projects and product development, execution, commercialisation and running businesses. He started his career with Rashtriya Chemicals & Fertilizers (RCF) with responsibilities of project execution and operations of Ammonia plants and spent 20 years in Saudi Arabia as head of a startup which was built to a US$ 1 Bn company.
He holds a Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Bombay University.
Mr. Arun Vijayakumar
President – Projects
Mr. Arun Vijayakumar is President – Projects and is primarily responsible for setting up the greenfield expansion / diversification projects across India.
Mr. Vijayakumar has ~26 years of extensive experience in managing integrated and large scale multi-phased complex Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) projects in petrochemical and refining field. Prior to joining DFPCL, he was associated with Hindustan Zinc, Reliance Industries Ltd, Larsen & Toubro Ltd. and Grasim Industries Ltd.
He has done his Bachelor of Engineering from Malaviya Regional Engineering College, Jaipur and MBA from S. P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai.
Mr. Amitabh Bhargava
President and Chief Strategy Officer
Mr. Amitabh Bhargava joined the Company in October 2017 as President and Chief Financial Officer and has been reassigned the role of President and Chief Strategy Officer effective August 2023. He works very closely with CMD to help him in various critical strategic interventions with key focus areas such as Strategic Operations/P&L linked issues, Corporate wide transformation programs, critical CFTs, New Capex/Growth strategies, JV/Alliances, Key Branding strategies, Key Commercial proposals and Global and Domestic changes impacting on long-term interest etc.
Mr. Bhargava has over 25 years of experience in various capacities and prior to joining DFPCL was the Chief Finance Officer of Essar Group’s E&P Business. He has also been previously associated with Nomura Infrastructure Investments, GMR Group, RREEF, Macquarie Bank and ICICI in senior leadership positions and has led fundraising through Private Equity, Capital Markets, Project Finance, Corporate and Structured Finance transactions.
He holds a Graduate Degree in Chemical Engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Banaras Hindu University and a Master’s Degree in Business Management with Finance as a major from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research.
Mr. Romy Sahay
President – Human Resources
Mr. Romy Sahay joined the Company in 2018 as President – Human Resources and is primarily responsible for setting up various HR systems & processes and scaling it up to a global level, aligning HR to deliver business results and driving strategy to execution.
Mr. Sahay has over 28 years of experience in leading HR for multi-units and large geographically distributed workforce and has previously worked as a Vice President & Head HR (Global Manufacturing Operations) at Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories. He has also been associated with TELCO, ITC and ITC Infotech.
He holds a Graduate Degree in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from Birla Institute of Technology (BIT), Mesra, and Post-Graduation Management in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from Xavier Labour Relations Institute (XLRI), Jamshedpur.
Naresh Kumar Pinisetti
President – Corporate Governance
Mr. Pinisetti is a Post Graduate in Human Resources from NIPM with an Executive MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI) and has completed his B L from College of Law in Andhra University and M.A. in Sociology. He comes with an experience of over 30 years in different facets of Human Resource Development and Industrial Relations. He was previously associated with Vestas as Director and Regional Head of HR for Asia Pacific and the Bayer Group in India as General Manager – HR. He has traveled extensively across Europe and Asia Pacific and has been exposed to the latest international concepts in People Management. He is the immediate past Chairman of Indian Society for Training & Development, Chennai Chapter and was also the Regional Vice President for the Southern Region. He is a certified Coach and also a Hogan Graduate.
Mr. Debasish Banerjee
President – Strategic Projects
Mr. Debasish Banerjee joined the Company in 2000 and is primarily responsible for strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, structured financing and other strategic projects.
Mr. Banerjee has over 30 years of experience in in the field of corporate finance & strategy, business turnaround / restructuring, costing & budgets, corporate affairs, capital markets, financial planning & control, project financing along with building strong relationship with banks, rating agencies and financial institutions. His previous stints includes position as Chief Financial Officer at Smartchem Technologies Limited (subsidiary of DFPCL) and Haldia Petrochemicals Limited.
He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (Rank Holder) and holds a Graduate Degree in Science (Maths) from Ranchi University.
Mr. Deepak Rastogi
President and Chief Financial Officer
Mr. Deepak Rastogi joined the Company in September 2022 as President – Strategy & Transformation and in August 2023, he has been reassigned the role of President and Chief Financial Officer. He is responsible for the overall Finance, Legal, Company Secretarial function, along with IT & digital transformation.
Mr. Rastogi has over 30 years of experience working across diverse industries and has worked across domains of Strategy, P &L, Finance, Information Technology, Legal and has managed global responsibilities including China, Australia, Korea, Japan, the Middle East, Sweden, the US, Singapore etc.
Prior to joining DFPCL, he was associated with Tata Autocomp Systems Ltd, The Timken Company, Alcatel South Asia, E.I. DuPont India Ltd., Castrol India Ltd. and Raymond Synthetics Ltd.
He is a Chartered Accountant and has also done his MBA from S. P. Jain Institute of Research & Management.