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Dr. Manoj Srivastava
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Dr. Manoj Srivastavais the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

He has 36years of experience, havingspecialized in varietal improvement in pearl millet and Intellectual Property Right in special reference to PPV&FR Act 2001. He has held various positions like Registrar, Protection of Plant Variety and Farmer' Rights Authority PPV& FRA, etc.

He has done B.Sc. (Hons Botany) (From Delhi University); M.Sc Plant Breeding), PAU Ludhianaand Ph.D (Plant Breeding) PAU Ludhiana

Mr. Vinod Kumar Lahoti
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Mr. Vinod Kumar Lahoti is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

Heis an entrepreneur and the founder, Director of Geolife Group which has interests in speciality Agri Inputs. Mr. Lahoti completed his MBA from ITM, Mumbai with many awards for his achievements in his career so far.

Ms. Tay Geok Lan
Non-Executive Director

Ms. Tay Geok Lanis the Non-Executive Director of the Company.

She hasmore than 20 years of experience researching and analyzing companies across several sectors, including water, agriculture, chemical and technology and 14 years as Research Analyst with GK Goh and CIMB Securities.Also involved in more than 10 successful fund raising exercise such as marketing and road shows for placements and IPOs to institutional investors.

is a graduate in Bachelor of Science (Economics) in Management Studies, University of London.

Veerendra Kumar Singh
Managing Director

Veerendra Kumar Singh is a Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Singh has over 20 years of diverse experience in the fields of engineering and production, management and sales.

He has worked extensively in the automobile sector, innovating and developing new vehicle prototypes, and managing production and sales. Singh started his career with Hindustan Motors Ltd., and moved on to work with Hindustan Development Corporation Ltd., and Eicher Tractors Ltd.  He has also been a first-generation entrepreneur running a successful venture of environmentally-viable infrastructure focused on the gainful use of solar energy.

Singh holds a Master of Engineering degree and an MBA.

Dhirendra Kumar
Whole time Director

He is the Whole time Director of the Company.

In his position as General Manager at ITC Ltd., Kumar took over a loss making division and reworked the entire product range, positioning and strategy to transform it into the fastest growing and most profitable division at ITC. Further, as the Marketing Manager at the Pioneer Seed Co., he held the distinction of leading the company to new heights in terms of market share and profitability. His previous experience also includes positions at Ranbaxy and Coromandal Indag.

He holds a M.Sc. in Plant Genetics and Breeding and MBA in Marketing from the Punjab Agricultural University, India. He also holds an MBA in Export Management from IIFT, New Delhi.

Declan Pearse McFadden
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Declan Pearse Macfadden is the Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

Declan has a vast experience and a track record of success, working with top global clients in technology, food & beverage, medical devices and brand management mobile app arenas; combining high levels of commercial acuity with advanced technical R&D knowledge in food & beverage ingredients and flavours to identify B2B product/technology innovations, drive key account development and increase sales.

He holds M.Sc, Brewing & Malting Science from The University of Birmingham and Executive Program from University of Michigan.

A. N. Singh
Non-Executive Director

A. N. Singh is a Non-Executive Director of the Company.  

In his career spanning over 40 years, Singh has worked with the Government, international institutions and the corporate sector.

A veteran in the field of Agriculture, Singh started his career as a manager with the Indian Central Tobacco Committee in 1958. He then worked with the Indian Council of Agricultural Research as a Senior Research Assistant and Agronomist, before joining the Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India in 1970.

During his tenure of 20 years in the Ministry of Agriculture, he moved from Deputy Director to Director, Joint Commissioner and finally Additional Commissioner. He also worked with the World Bank and Agricultural Finance Corporation Ltd. (AFCL) as a Senior Consultant before joining the Camson Board in 1995.

Singh holds a M.Sc. degree in Agronomy.

Anurudh Kumar Singh
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Dr Singh is a Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company.

He has over 30 years of experience in Plant Genetics and Breeding. In his previous experience he has worked as the National Genebank Curator and Head of the Germplasm Conservation Division at the National Bureau of Plant Genetic Resources (Indian Council of Agricultural Research). He has also served on their Board as a Director.

Dr Singh has published several research articles in reputed national and international scientific journals.

He holds a M.Sc. degree in Plant Pathology and a Ph.D in Plant Breeding.

Reeta Gangwani
Non-Executive, Independent Director

Ms. Reeta Gangwani is Product and Marketing manager with extensive experience in marketing and branding strategies, operations & business planning in IT, ISP and telecom domains in India & Singapore.

Planned and executed multiple branding & marketing campaigns, trade shows, customer events ATL & BTL campaigns showcasing product capabilities and generating business opportunities.

Have hands on experience in managing product lifecycles with focus on revenue and customer enhancement. Have helped redesign operational systems and processes for improved cost efficiencies.

Ms. Gangwani holds MBA (Marketing) degree from B.K. School of Business Management, Ahmedabad, India and a B.Sc (Electronics) from St. Xavier's College, Ahmedabad, India.

Peter Joseph Kennedy
Non-Executive Director.

Peter Joseph Kennedy is the Non-Executive Director of the Company.

Mr. Kennedy was a highly ranked senior research analyst at Morgan Stanley for eight years in New York and London, most recently as Executive Director and head of the telecom and media research team where he led 11 IPOs. Mr. Kennedy has significant private market transaction experience, closing over 10 early stage investments at Fulcrum and several later stage telecom infrastructure transactions throughout Asia and Europe while at NYNEX.

He holds an MBA and BA from the Hagan School of Business, Iona College.