Meet the team transforming the way we build.
Mr. Pawan Saraogi has been associated with the organization since 1999. He has been instrumental in driving the business of West Zone which has tremendously grown over the years and with his able leadership he has been influential in the company's growth. Presenltly he is leading the sales of North & West zone as National Sales Head.
Manoj Kumar Varshney
Senior General Manager (National Marketing Head)
Mr. Manoj Kumar Varshney has a rich experience of 18+ years and expertise in Marketing of Agri-inputs products with both Indian companies and MNCs. He has worked both in India and globally in areas of Brand Management, Product Management, New Business Establishment, Business Strategy Execution, Revenue Growth Strategy, Sales and Business Development. He has completed PGPRM from Xavier Institute of Management, Bhubaneswar after his B.SC (Agriculture) from GBPUAT, Pantnagar.
Dr. A.S. Tomar
Vice President (Head – R&D)
Dr. A.S. Tomar, is an astute agriculturist professional who holds Ph.D. in Entomology from G.B. Pant University of Agricultural and Technology. He have 26 years of work experience in various capacities with Government of India, National and Multinational companies in India & abroad. He is passionate about development of new innovative products and to protect the intellectual property developed by patented innovations. He has depth knowledge of product development and regulatory expertise for getting registration approvals. He was a member of different expert committees at CIB&RC (Faridabad) to frame guidelines for registration of pesticides in India. He is an active member of ACFI & CLI and also contributes as the Technical Committee member of Resistance Management Committee in CLI. He has published more than 100 technical reports and 50 research papers in reputed journals in various fields of Crop protection, and particularly in the field of ‘New product evaluation & introduction’, he has presented technical papers in various International Conferences. He is in editorial board of reputed national & international research journals and is a strong advocate of the ‘Role of AI & Digital Technology’ in Agriculture.
Viekas K Khokha
Mr. Viekas K Khokha has rich experience of 22 years, having served with reputed organizations like Zimmer Biomet, Bharti Airtel Ltd., Estel Communications Pvt. Ltd., Ascom India Pvt. Ltd. He is a competent HR professional and a certified coach, having his proficiency in Strategic HRM, Organizational Development, Talent Management, Training, Learning & Development and Diversity & Inclusion. He started his career in Sales and moved on to lead HR. He is a post graduate in Business Management along with a BE in Mechanical Engineering. He has also completed the Global Fellow Program in Talent Management from The Wharton School, University of Pensylvenia,USA.
K B Kejariwal
President (Factory Head)
Mr. K. B. Kejariwal is a Bachelor in Engineering and has been closely associated with the organization. He has over 35 years of experience and has technically sound knowledge. His wisdom & sincerity has been a major contributor in the growth of the organisation. Presently, he leads the Company’s manufacturing units and guides the operations.
Kapildev Gajanan Vatse
Vice President (Factory Head)
Mr. Kapil Vatse has done his Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical), from Regional Engineering College (NIT), Durgapur and completed his M.B.A from ITM, Mumbai. He has a rich experience of 30 years with many reputed organizations. He is deft in leading teams for running successful process operations and has experience in developing procedures & service standards for business excellence. Presently, he is the Factory Head for company's new project at Dahej.
Manik Pratap Gole
Vice President (Operations)
Mr. Manik Pratap Gole is a postgraduate in Process Engineering and completed his BE Chemical engineering from Mumbai University after a diploma in Chemical from Mumbai Board. He has a rich experience of 19+ years in chemical and FMCG industries towards building manufacturing capabilities in many reputed organizations. Currently, he is responsible for manufacturing operations strategy across all units producing formulation and technical products.
Dr. Abu Khalid
Senior General Manager (Quality)
Dr. Abu Khalid is a PhD in Organometallic Chemistry from IIT Delhi and completed his M.Sc. and B.Sc. in Organic Chemistry from Aligarh Muslim University. He comes with rich experience of 25+ years and expertise in Agrochemical and Pharmaceutical Industries. Prior to joining Dhanuka, he has worked in building analytical R&D and Quality Assurance with many reputed organizations. Currently, he is responsible for overall quality management and development of quality culture across all manufacturing units of Dhanuka.
General Manager (Zonal Sales Head)
Mr.Atul kumar a MSc Agriculture from Punjab Agricultural University Ludhiana, has more than 22 years of experience in agrochemicals sales. He has worked in Cheminova and E. I Dupont India Private limited under various roles in Punjab Haryana, Rajasthan, UP and Bihar. Presently he is working as General Manager heading the North Region of Punjab, Haryana and Rajasthan.
Sanjay Dattaram Patil
General Manager (Zonal Sales Head)
Mr. Sanjay Dattaram Patil is a Bachelor in Science (Grad.) from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth and holds MDP Certification from IIM, Ahmedabad (2014) in Agri inputs marketing. He has rich experience of 24 years in agrochemicals industry. He joined Dhanuka Agritech Limited as Marketing Officer and grew up to the level of General Manager in a career span of 16 years with Dhanuka. He is a professional with strong planning & execution skills, whose accomplishment speaks volumes about the feat he has achieved in Dhanuka. Presently, he is leading the company as Sales Head for East region.
K. Ramesh Reddy
General Manager (Zonal Sales Head)
Mr. Kamalapuram Ramesh Reddy is a Bachelor in Science (Grad.) from Sri Venkateshwara University, done his MBA from Madras University & has also completed his Advance Program in Marketing from IIM Calcutta. He is a seasoned professional with a rich experience of 19 years in various industries. He is an accomplished Six Sigma Black Belt Project Leader who spearheaded critical transformational projects creating excellence in business operations. Presently, he is leading the company as Sales Head for South region.
Sandeep Sadashiv Salke
General Manager (Bio Pesticides Head)
Mr. Sandeep Sadashiv Salke has rich experience of 17+ years and expertise in rural marketing, sales and general management for crop protection chemicals, hybrid vegetables & field crop seeds and Biologicals businesses, with leading companies like IPL Biologicals, Sumitomo Chemicals, Dupont Pioneer, Nuziveedu Seeds, Monsanto & Rallis India in the areas of Agro-Management. He is done PG Programme in Agribusiness and Plantation Management from Indian Institute of Plantation Management, Bangalore.
General Manager (Procurement Head)
Mr. Umesh Verma has rich experience of 23+ years and expertise in Supply Chain Management and Operations, with leading organizations like Tirupati Group, RSPL Group, ACG Worldwide, Perfetti Van Melle, Dalmia Bharat Sugar, DCM Shriram & GSKCH . He has worked in areas of Global Strategic sourcing, production planning & inventory, control/analytics, vendor development, cost saving initiatives, warehousing, distribution, logistics & import/export, automation and operational excellence. He has completed MBA in Supply Chain and Operations from Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi and M.E Chemical from National Institute of Engineering, Mysore.
General Manager (Exports)
Mr. Raghunath Duvvuri is a postgraduate in Foreign Trade Management and a graduate in Accounting and Finance from the University of Bombay. He comes with a rich experience of over 28 years in many reputed organizations of the industry. Currently, he is responsible for leading all efforts towards developing exports.
Mr. Vijay Kumar is a M. Sc & M.Tech in Chemistry and holds Post Graduate Diploma in Management. He is a techno-commercial person with a work experience of more than 45 years in R&D and Quality Management. He has been a core assest of the company and has been instrumental in ensuring Quality Management for the organization. Presently, he is working as an Advisor to Quality Control and Quality Assurance.
Shri Ram Gopal Agarwal
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 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
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
Chief Operating Officer (COO) 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
Director (Operations) Non- 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
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
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. 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
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
Executive Director (Non Independent Director)
Mr. Ashish Saraf, is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University with schooling from Modern School, Delhi. He has garnered accolades and business management expertise as the promoter & CEO of M/s. Narayan International, New Delhi, (International Trade, Consultancy & Liaisoning) from 1988 to 2013. Later he has contributed his skills and holistic acumen to M/s. Mauria Udyog Ltd. (Terry Towel) as a COO, Management Consultant, liaison with various Govt. Dept. / Ministries from Oct. 2013 to Jan. 2017. He is empowered with an astute understanding of various industries & its dynamics through his expertise that spans over three decades in several corporate and business segments. In February 2017, he came aboard to Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. as a whole time Executive Director.
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
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
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. Siraj Ajmat Chaudhary
Non-Executive Independent Director
Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry is an industry expert, thought leader and innovator in agriculture and food industry. He is a key voice on issue concerning agriculture, food safety and nutrition and has worked extensively with industry, social sector and Government on related projects. He has over 32 years of experience in building, turning around, acquiring, and di-vesting businesses. Presently he is a Managing Director & CEO of National Collateral Management Services Limited and also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Tata Consumer Products Limited and Tata Coffee Limited. Before this Mr. Siraj was the Chairman of Cargill India, the Indian arm of Cargill Inc, where he pioneered edible oil fortification as a practice, recognised by Fortune Magazine as a Change the World activity. He is currently the Co Chairman – FICCI Committee on Agriculture. He has also been the Past Chairman of the National Committee on Food Processing at FICCI and National Committee on Food Processing at FICCI and the National Alliance for Edible Oil Fortification, a joint initiative by CII and GAIN to address malnutrition through food fortification. He has also been past President of the Food Industry Skill Council under the NSDC. He has chaired the Agriculture and Food Committee at American Chambers of Commerce and as also the Agriculture and Food Committee of USIBC in India. Mr. Siraj is an eminent industry spokesperson and is a sought after key note speaker at prestigious events organized by FICCI, CII, IIM and other entities.
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.
Mr. Jitin Sadana
Company Secretary and Corporate Affairs (Key Managerial Personnel)
Mr. Jitin Sadana is a qualified Company Secretary and having degree of CWA, CA (Inter), LLM and M.Com. He has rich experience of more than 15 years in Industries viz Real Estate, Infrastructure, Construction, Retail and Capital Market Advisory. Apart from Secretarial and Legal Compliances, he has experience in Project Finance, Resource Mobilization by Debt/IPO/PE, Financial Restructuring (M&A) and Corporate Strategy. During his working stint, he has worked with various reputed corporate including SRS Group, Karvy Investment Banking, Action Construction Equipment Limited and JCB India Limited.