"We shall strive to secure resources that influence agriculture in achieving food security, better nutrition while restoring earth's health and joy for mankind"
Dr. Mukul G. Asher has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2003.
He is a Professorial Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at the National University of Singapore. He studied in India and the United States. His research focuses on public financial management, including the PPPs; social security reforms in Asia, and application of economic reasoning to India’s public policies, and to its economic diplomacy. He has published extensively in national and international journals; and has authored or edited more than fourteen books. He has been a Visiting Faculty at the Asian Public Policy Program at Hitotsubashi University since the early 2000s. He has been a consultant or advisor to several Governments in Asia on tax policy and pension reforms; and to multi-lateral institutions including the International Monetary Fund, Asian Development Bank, Pension Fund Regulatory and Development Authority (PFRDA) of India, Government of Gujarat, and the World Bank. He has led many Executive development programs for government officials from several countries, including India, Indonesia, Russia, Sri Lanka, Kazakhstan, and Vietnam. He is actively involved with various research organizations and think tanks, including ERIA (Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia) in Jakarta. He served as Chairman, fifth State Finance Commission of Haryana from May 2016 to September 2017, when the Report was submitted. He was a member of the panel to review (between November 2017 and January 2018) Crawford School of Public Policy at the Australian National University.
Mr. Chetan Shah was appointed as the Company’s Managing Director with effect from 7th October, 2016.
Mr. Chetan Shah was a promoter of New Chemi Industries Limited which was acquired by Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan (SCCL) in 2010 and integrated with Sumitomo Chemical India Pvt. Ltd. (SCIPL). Mr. Chetan Shah served as Joint Managing Director of SCIPL from 2010 till October, 2016.
Mr. Shah is a commerce graduate from Mumbai University and holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Northrop University in the United States of America.
Mr. Shah is an agrochemicals industry veteran. He has been associated with the Industry for over 40 years in various leadership and Senior Management roles.
Mr. Ninad D. Gupte has been appointed as the Company’s Joint Managing Director with effect from 26th October, 2016.
Mr. Ninad D. Gupte has long and rich experience of 43 years in the management of companies operating in the field of fine chemicals, performance chemicals, industrial chemicals and agrochemicals. He is a chemical industry veteran. He was Vice Chairman of Crop Care Federation of India – an agrochemical industry association for many years.
Mr. Gupte has worked with Indian as well as multinational companies such as Excel Industries Ltd., BASF India Ltd., Herdillia Chemicals Ltd. (now SI International) in various senior positions. He has been a Director on Board of many companies from time to time. He has also worked as Managing Director of Cheminova India Ltd – a Danish multinational and Agrocel Industries Ltd.
Mr. Tadashi Katayama was appointed Director of the Company with effect from 7th October, 2016.
Mr. Tadashi Katayama holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Vanderbilt University, U.S.A. and also a Master’s degree from Kyoto University in Japan.
He has been working with Sumitomo, Japan since 1992 in the Health and Crop Science business unit in various positions. He has also been associated with Sumitomo’s Indian businesses and subsidiary in supervisory role.
Mr. B. V. Bhargava has been an Independent Director of the Company since 2003.
Mr. B. V. Bhargava has rich experience of over 40 years in banking, project financing and credit rating. He has held directorship in several leading corporates and was on the advisory board of an independent regulatory body set up by the Government of India to work on reforms in telecommunications sector. With his keen perspective on the country’s economic development, he has made rich contribution to the progress of Excel Crop Care Limited.
Mrs. Preeti Mehta was appointed on the Company’s Board with effect from 7th October, 2016.
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 JCB India Ltd., AMJ Land Holdings Limited and Bagalkot Cement & Industries Ltd.
Mr. Dipesh K. Shroff is Managing Director of Agrocel Industries Private Limited.
Mr. Dipesh K. Shroff was appointed Non-Executive Director of the Company with effect from 7th October, 2016.
Mr. Dipesh K. Shroff holds Harvard degree in Owners/President Management Programme USA and Diploma in Civil Engineering, MEP - IIM, Ahmedabad.
He was Managing Director of Excel Crop Care Limited since 1st September, 2003 till 6th October, 2016. Mr. Shroff served as Joint Managing Director of Excel Industries Ltd., until August 2003. He has the wide experience in various areas of Operations, Manufacturing, Project Implementation, Finance, Marketing and Innovative Rural and Agriculture practices. He is a Director of Excel Industries Limited, Transpek Industry Ltd. and Transmetal Limited. He is also a Trustee of Vivekananda Research & Training Institute and "Shrujan".
Mr. Kiyoshi Takayama has been appointed as the Company’s Executive Director with effect from 1st April, 2018.
Mr. Kiyoshi Takayama holds a bachelor’s degree in analytical chemistry from Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto prefecture, Japan.
Mr. Kiyoshi Takayama has a rich experience of 30 years in the business of pharmaceutical active ingredients/intermediates in the areas of research and development, domestic and international sales, supply chain and planning. Mr. Takayama has held several important positions in Sumitomo Chemical Company, Limited, Japan (SCC) and its subsidiaries.
Plot No. 60, Survey no. 200/1/02, B. Nanji Industrial Estate, Athal - Luhari Road, Kharadpada, Silvassa - 396235.
U.T. Of Dadra & Nagar Haveli.
Plot No. 205-209, Bhuj- Mundra Road,
Nr. Kera Village, Gajod, Bhuj,
Gujarat – 370001
6/2, Ruvapari Road, Bhavnagar,
Gujarat – 364005
We have been progressively establishing ISO 9001:2008 Quality management system, ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System and OHSAS 18001:2007 compliant Occupational Health and Safety Management System at our key manufacturing facilities.
Company is proud to have received awards for excellence in various fields like: