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Dhanuka Team

Meet the team transforming the way we build.

  • Shri Ram Gopal Agarwal

    Shri Ram Gopal Agarwal

    Group Chairman

    Shri RG Agarwal is the Founder Chairman of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. He is a decisive and action oriented visionary who took over a sick pesticide Company named Northern Mineral Pvt. Ltd. in 1980 to transform it into 1000 crore. organization called Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. His deep commitment and inspiring leadership in initial turbulent days is an example worth inculcating. His passion to contribute to Indian Agriculture is commendable. His ability to prioritize and deal effectively with a number of tasks simultaneously reinforced with the skills to make effective decisions, has metamorphosed the business venture into one of the fastest growing agrochemical Company in India which is rated thrice as ‘Best under a Billion Company’ by Forbes magazine. His rich and invaluable experience of over last five decades in Agrochemical Industry has contributed immensely in the growth of the Company and added much needed expertise to the Board. He mentors and gives strategic direction to the team. In order to achieve his aspiration of “Transforming India through Agriculture” he has dedicated himself to bring changes in Agrochemicals Industry and the farming community. His contribution for adopting newer farming techniques at the grass root level, judicious use of agro chemicals in farming and imparting knowledge through his nationwide network of distributors and Dhanuka Doctors in field has resulted in the overall prosperity of farmers. Shri RG Agarwal has been the past Chairman of CCFI, (Crop Care Federation of India) the apex Chamber of all Indian Agrochemical majors. He is also Chairman Advisory Committee of AGRO Chemicals Federation of India. Shri RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, has been bestowed with many Awards for his tremendous contribution in Agro Industry like “Life Time Achievement Award” by Agri Business Summit & Agri Awards 2019, “Distinguished Contribution to Indian Agrochemicals Industry” during India Chem 2016 International Conference organised by FICCI etc. He is also associated with some of the highly recognized establishments of the country as Chairman, Sub-Committee (Crop Protection Chemicals) of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Chairman Advisory Committee Crop Life India & Member of Agro Chemical Federation of India.

  • Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka

    Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka

    Managing Director

    Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka is the Managing Director of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd., he is an eminent personality with vast and rich experience in the Agrochemicals Industry. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. His “can-do” attitude, ability to build trust and credibility with DAL team has been instrumental in transforming this 1980’s start-up into a "1000 crores" Company which has been thrice chosen by Forbes magazine as one among “200 Best Under a Billion”. He is proficient in the Corporate Affairs and his keen insight & judgment brings excellence in the functioning of the Company, its Board and Committees. He has deep commitments towards the achievement of organizational goals and has also played a key role in instilling principles of Corporate Governance in the functioning of the Company. His foresight and business acumen has propelled the Company towards achieving it goals. Acting as member of Audit Committee, he is excellently handling all the financial transactions of the Company as well as maintaining tremendous control over minimizing frauds and malpractices in the Company. In his supervision Company is debt free and financially stable. At different points, he has been critical in maintaining relationship with different stakeholders and brings with him wide expertise for proper functioning of the Board. A leader par excellence, he manages the overall affairs and has contributed substantially in enhancing the profitability of the organization with his leadership and soft skills. Currently he is driving the Senior Leadership team with initiatives under the aspiration of Transforming India through Agriculture. He is also Director on the Board of Golden Overseas Pvt. Ltd., Dhanuka Laboratories Ltd., Dhanuka InfoTech Pvt. Ltd and M D Build tech Private Limited. He is highly active in social activities and has a philanthropic bent of mind. He is member of various social welfare organizations like Lions Club of New Delhi, Alaknanda, Rajasthan Ratnakar (Regd.), Investors Club & Rajasthani Academy (Regd.). He is also Trustee of Durga Prasad Dhanuka Charitable Trust & Chiranji Lal Dhanuka Charitable trust.

  • Mr. Arun Kumar Dhanuka

    Mr. Arun Kumar Dhanuka

    Director (Executive- Non Independent)

    Mr. Arun Kumar Dhanuka has distinguished corporate career and has been associated with the organization since its inception by handling operations role in M/s. Northern Minerals Pvt. Limited. He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Delhi University. He was responsible for overall operations of Gurgaon factory. After shifting of manufacturing operations of Gurgaon factory w.e.f. 9th January, 2018, he is taking care of Sanand factory operations. With his innovative ideas, able leadership and utmost sincerity, he has raised the Company to new heights of success. Mr. Arun Kumar Dhanuka is also a Director in Dhanuka Laboratories Limited.

  • Mr. Rahul Dhanuka

    Mr. Rahul Dhanuka

    Director (Marketing ) Executive- Non Independent

    Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, the vibrant and dynamic leader has been instrumental in building a strong and professional organization that stands tall in today’s agriculture domain. After his formal education in Delhi with a Bachelor in Chemistry and a Master’s in Business Administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, Mr. Rahul Dhanuka started his career with Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. in the year 2002. He brought about many changes in the manufacturing and production facilities in Dhanuka production plants and then took over the reins of Marketing function. Ever since then he has spear-headed the marketing initiatives of the Company including the liaison activities with international agro-giants to bring in world class agro solutions to Indian farmers. Under his supervision the Company has achieved outstanding revenue growth & incremental profits year after year. Mr. Rahul Dhanuka is known for his competitive outlook and strong organizational skills which he strongly imbibes among his close confidants. A visionary leader who is unconventional in his approach is an inspiration for the next generation. As a leader he is very tech-savvy and has deep insights on the evolution of Agro-Industry not only in India but across the globe. He is recipient of numerous awards and accolades from media and industry associations. Presently he is focused to drive various initiatives across different functional domains to fulfil Dhanuka’s aspiration of “ Transforming India through Agriculture”.

  • Mr. Mridul Dhanuka

    Mr. Mridul Dhanuka

    Director (Operations) Executive- Non Independent

    Mr. Mridul Dhanuka is a Chemical Engineer from Pune University with a Master’s in Business Administration from NITIE, Mumbai. He is associated with Dhanuka since 2005. His technical expertise has supported to enlarge the product base of Dhanuka. He helped the Company in smoothening the production, procurement and logistic functions and established quality control. His new initiatives include improving the efficiency and functioning of the Company and thus improving the profitability. As Director Operations he is instrumental in driving various initiatives with the support of senior leadership teams to achieve the set milestones of the organization. Under his exuberant personality and ambitious leadership the Company was able to expand its production facilities, setting up a state of art world class manufacturing facility at Keshwana. He was responsible to successfully realigning the entire supply chain vertical from procurement to sales. He has successfully improved the efficiency and productivity of all the manufacturing facilities of Dhanuka thereby making a positive contribution in the profitability of the Company. Continuing the legacy, presently he is leading major projects of the organization bringing Dhanuka closer to its aspiration of ”Transforming India through Agriculture”.

  • Mr. Harsh Dhanuka

    Mr. Harsh Dhanuka

    Director (Executive Non- Independent)

    Mr. Harsh Dhanuka has been associated with the Company since 2007, he was looking after his responsibilities as Vice President-Marketing and presently he is Director in the company. He holds a Degree in Bachelors of Business Administration (Marketing & HR) with a Master’s in Business Administration from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He has joined the Board of Director w.e.f. 21st May, 2019. He is instrumental in driving many key initiatives under various facets of the Company directly impacting the sales. He took training in various departments like Accounts, Finance, HR and R&D, before moving to Sales Division where he spent 7+ years. He handled various roles in sales division such as Sales Manager, Regional Manager and Zonal Manager, before moving into his current role. He is responsible for all International Relationships of Dhanuka and working for getting new patented products and technologies for the benefit of Indian farmers. He initiated and pioneered the Sales Excellence department which is now the key function for performance management of Sales department and supports in Farmer outreach. His persevering attitude and hard work ensured expansion of business by tying up with Indian Corporates and other Institutional customers, to add a new revenue stream in the organization.

  • Mr. Priya Brat

    Mr. Priya Brat

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Priya Brat is the senior most Board Member with an experience of more than 50 years. He has a M.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, he is also a Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Bankers with a Diploma in International Finance from Development Management Institute, Geneva & another Diploma in Banking, Finance and Accountancy from The Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai. He had distinguished career in State Bank of India and headed various important assignments related to Industrial Credit, Forex Management, Project Appraisal, Loan Syndication and Merchant Banking. Mr. Brat is Associated with Dhanuka for more than 15 years and plays very vital role in effective functioning of Board and have bestowed Dhanuka with commendable suggestions from time to time. Being from banking background and having rich experience of financial sector, Mr. Brat is heading Audit Committee of Company as Chairman and has been instrumental in maintaining high standards of accuracy and efficiency in all financial transactions, audit, internal controls etc.

  • Mr. Indresh Narain

    Mr. Indresh Narain

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Indresh Narain has rich experience of 40 years in Banking and has retired as Head of Compliance and Legal, HSBC Group. He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from AIB, London. He was earlier Director on the Boards of Cholamandalam Investment & Finance Limited, Intex Technologies Limited, Mindteck (India) Ltd., PineBridge Investments Trustee Company (India) Private Limited and member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Public Schools Society, Dehra Dun, and its Honorary Treasurer. He is currently acting as member of Audit committee and ensures that Audit Committee is effectively doing its functions as per charter entrusted to it. Being Chairman of the Stakeholder’s Relationship Committee, he ensures Shareholder’s grievances, requests are addressed in proper and timely manner and minority interests are not hampered.

  • Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya

    Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya is having more than 18 years of experience in capital market advising and investing in mid-market corporates. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta. He is Partner at Lighthouse Funds, an India dedicated mid-market focused private equity fund. At Lighthouse, he leads agri and consumer verticals and presently he is also on the boards of Bikaji Foods (one of the largest ethnic snacks Companies in India), Indian Herbs (the largest herbal medicine and feed supplement company in India mainly focusing on cattle and poultry), Stylam Industries (premium laminates maker), and Capital Trust Ltd (lending to MSME enterprises). He was also involved in fund’s investments in Shaily Engineering (plastic product Company), Unibic Biscuits (premium cookies Company) and Suraksha Diagnostics (eastern India focused diagnostics chain) and held board positions there as well. In Dhanuka, he is member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board. His multi-dimensional knowledge of finance, accounts, investment & capital market has been tremendously helpful in Dhanuka’s Financial Management and Growth.

  • Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain is having rich and multifaceted experience of more than 45 years. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. With his innovative ideas and skills, he has taken his business of cotton yarn to new heights. He is also Secretary of Cotton Yarn Merchant Association. He has added value to the Company's systems by giving his valuable suggestions and recommendations to the Board in critical areas. He is also acting as member of the Audit Committee and from time to time providing his valuable suggestions relating to business operations of the Company as well as financial matters.

  • Mr. Ashish Saraf

    Mr. Ashish Saraf

    Executive Director (Non Independent Director)

    Mr. Ashish Saraf is having over 25 years of experience in planning import of various products, identifying international suppliers, negotiating and sourcing goods, coordinating the all India network of distributors &dealers, liasioning with various government departments /ministries, event management, business development, public relations, quality management. He holds a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Shaheed Bhagat Singh College, Delhi University. Streamlining policies and procedures, organizing, optimization of given resources, identifying and removing wasteful areas. In past, he has been associated with M/S. Narayan International, New Delhi, (international trade & consultancy) as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and M/S. Mauria Udyog ltd. (terry towel) as a Chief Coordinating Officer (COO). He is associated with Dhanuka since 2016 and is efficiently handling CSR and HR activities of the Company.

  • Mr. Sanjay Saxena

    Mr. Sanjay Saxena

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Sanjay Saxena holds a Bachelor Degree of Commerce from Delhi University. He is a Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India (ICMA). He has passed PG Diploma in Urban Management and Planning with distinction from Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and also Diploma in Advance Software Application -Computers Point, New Delhi. He is having more than 25 years of experience of international working as development sector consultant. Areas–Governance, e-Governance, Public Financial Management (PFM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). He has applied this subject matter expertise across a range of diverse sectors such as Urban Development, Tourism Development, Rural Development, Infrastructure Development, Water and Sanitation, Skills Development, Education, Health, etc. He has also worked on over a hundred development sector projects in over 23 Countries, and also worked over the last 12 years, on numerous donor funded projects, where his scope of work ranged from providing technical inputs for initial project design and program planning, to implementation support and monitoring, to post-implementation review. Mr. Saxena is associated with Dhanuka from last one year. He is member of the Stakeholder’s Relationship Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. His diversified experience has proved very beneficial for the Board of the Company and he is advising from time to time on various operational matters as well as on financial matters

  • Ms. Namrata Gupta

    Ms. Namrata Gupta

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Ms. Namrata Gupta is having over 10 years of experience in Relationship Counselling, Master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic programme and has also worked with people individually and in groups and helped them to develop a strong positive self-image, improve communication and resolve conflicts. She holds a Degree in Masters of Commerce from Kurukshetra University & Masters of Psychology. She did her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling followed with an M.Phil. in Organisational Behaviour from Institute of Psychotherapy and Management Sciences She has joined the Board of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. w.e.f 21st May, 2019. She is also member of International Association for Counselling (IAC).

  • Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj

    Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj is a Fellow Chartered Account (Rank Holder), Fellow Company Secretary (Gold Medalist) and Fellow Member of Indian Management Association. Over 20 years of rich experience in Corporate Finance, Cross Border Business Development, M&A & General Management. He also offers advisory services as MD of DO to Indian as well as global corporates looking for mergers/ acquisitions/ JVs and cross border business development. He is also having Industry Experience like Automobiles, Chemicals, Power, Textile, IT, Services, International Business and Investment Banking. He has handled functions like Strategy, Business Development, Operations including the position of a CEO. He is associated with the Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Present/Past), FICCI- Industry Committee, FICCI- Finance and Banking Committee, FICCI- Foreign trade committee & several Committees of PHDCCI. He has joined the Board of Directors of Dhanuka Agritech w.e.f. 21st May, 2019.

  • Mr. Vinod Kumar Bansal

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Bansal

    Chief Financial Officer (Key Managerial Personnel)

    Mr. VK Bansal is a visionary Fellow Chartered Accountant with over 30 years post qualification experience in Business Finance, Internal Auditing, Treasury Operations, Organizational Restructuring (Mergers & Acquisitions), Right Issues and Corporate Governance. He has a proven track record of improved operations, maintaining continuous profitability, Business Growth through achievements in financial management, cost controls, internal control and productivity/efficiency improvements. He had successfully implemented ERP twice in the organization & has been awarded with Best CFO 100 Roll of honor award by 9.9 in 2015, Most Influential CFOs of India Award by CIMA in 2016 & FE CFO Award in 2018. In addition to this, he has been honored with numerous awards by the Company.

  • Ms. Jyoti Verma

    Ms. Jyoti Verma

    Company Secretary and Compliance Officer (Key Managerial Personnel)

    Ms. Jyoti Verma holds a Masters of Commerce from H.P. University, did her LLB from Bikaner University and is a Fellow Company Secretary from Institute of Company Secretaries of India. She is an astute professional with over 14 years of experience in Corporate Compliance Management specifically of Listed Entities/Overseas Entities, Listing Regulations, SEBI Guidelines (Buy Back, Takeover Code, Insider Trading, ESOP), RBI Guidelines ( ODI/FDI, ECB, Transfers, CIC ,NBFC etc.), Corporate Laws, Drafting and Vetting of commercial documents, Share Purchase Agreements, JV Agreements, Contract Agreements, Consortium Agreements etc. Possesses strong communication, liaison, negotiation and presentation skills. Keen analyst with an eye for detail and ability to go to the depth of all matters to provide best possible solution. Decisive visionary with the objective of balancing tactical and strategic issues and proven ability to adapt and manage effectively in fast paced changing regulatory environment. Ms. Verma has been associated in past with various prestigious groups like COSMO, BEST Group, B.C. Jindal Group, Avantha Group and A2Z Group. She is associated with Dhanuka as Company Secretary and Compliance Officer since November, 2017.