PI Leadership

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Salil Singhal
Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Salil Singhal has been spearheading the Company on its growth path since 1979 and currently serves as Chairman Emeritus on Board of PI. He is credited with Company’s early adoption of an global outlook and ingraining a strong value system within the Company.He has been involved in shaping many agriculture-related policy issues and has addressed many Seminars and Conferences both in India and abroad. He also serves on the Boards of Wolkem India Ltd., Historic Resorts Hotels Pvt. Ltd., The Lake Palace Hotels and Motels Pvt. Ltd., Secure Meters Ltd., Somany Ceramics Ltd., PILL Finance and Investment Ltd., Usha Martin Ltd. and Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd.

Highly reputed and a renowned name in the Agro Chemical Industry, he is Co-Chairman of CII’s National Council on Agriculture besides being a member of its National Council for the past 8 years. Mr. Singhal was the Chairman of the Pesticides Association of India (rechristened Crop Care Federation of India) for 20 years and is its Chairman Emeritus. In the past, he has been a member of the Executive Committee of FICCI and also the Chairman of its Environment Committee for 5 years, the Chairman of the Northern Region of CII and the Chairman of the National Council for MSMEs.

Members of Board of Directors

Mr. Narayan K. Seshadri
Non-Executive Chairman

Mr. Narayan K. Seshadri, a qualified Chartered Accountant, started his business consultancy career with Arthur Anderson. Joining KPMG afterwards, Mr. Seshadri rose to the position of Managing Partner of its business advisory practice in India. Besides PI Industries, he is also the Chairman of Magma Fincorp. Ltd. and AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.

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Mr. Mayank Singhal
Managing Director and CEO

Having joined PI Industries in 1996, Mr. Mayank Singhal, an Engineering and Management graduate from UK, rose to become its Joint Managing Director in 2004 and subsequently its Managing Director and CEO with effect from December 1, 2009.

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Mr. Rajnish Sarna
Executive Director

Mr. Rajnish Sarna is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a diverse experience of over 26 years in the areas of Business Development, Strategy, Customer Relationship Management, Operations, Finance, Risk Management, Legal Contracting and Compliances, Investor Relations, Information Technology and Process Re-engineering, etc.

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Mr. Arvind Singhal
Non Executive Director

Mr. Arvind Singhal, an entrepreneur brings in a diverse industry experience of over 4 decades across mining & mineral processing, agrochemicals & specialised chemicals, electronic metering system etc. Having served as the Joint Managing Director of PI Industries for 22 years, he stepped down in December 2001.

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Mr. Ravi Narain
Independent Director

Mr. Ravi Narain holds a degree in Economics from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi and Cambridge University, UK, and a degree in Business Administration from the Wharton School, USA. He is engaged at the board level or in an advisory capacity with select private corporates, NGOs, Regulators, RBI and the Government of India.

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Mrs. Ramni Nirula
Independent Director

Mrs. Ramni Nirula holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics and a Master’s Degree in Business Administration from Delhi University. Possessing more than three decades of experience in the financial sector, she has held various leadership positions in the areas of Project Financing, Strategy, Planning and Resources and Corporate Banking.

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Mr. Pravin K. Laheri
Independent Director

Mr. Pravin K. Laheri (IAS, Retd., Gujarat cadre) has studied at the St. Xavier’s College and Government Law College, Mumbai. He joined the Indian Railways in 1967 and the Indian Administrative Services in 1969. He served the Government of Gujarat in various capacities such as District Development Officer (Jamnagar), Collector (Banaskantha), Director - Cottage Industries, Joint Secretary (Education Department), Industries Commissioner, Principal Secretary to Five Chief Ministers of Gujarat, Principal Secretary (Rural Development, Information etc.) and Chief Secretary.

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Dr. T.S. Balganesh
Independent Director

Holding a PhD in Medical Microbiology from University of Calcutta, Dr T.S. Balganesh completed his post-doctoral research at Brookhaven National Lab, USA and Max Planck Institute, Germany. He has also been awarded an honorary doctoral degree from the University of Uppsala, Sweden.

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Members of Leadership Team

Mr. Mayank Singhal
Managing Director and CEO

Mr. Rajnish Sarna
Executive Director

Mr. RD Kapoor
Head - Agri Support & Alliances

Mr. Rajul Edoliya
President – Strategic & Business Development

Mr. Devendra Kumar Ray
Head (Manufacturing Strategy)

Mr. Samir Dhaga
CIO

Mr. Sankar Ramamurthy
CPO

Mr. Subhash Anand
CFO

Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta
Head Plant Operations

Mr. Prashant V. Potnis
Senior Vice President


Top reasons to invest in PI:

Enjoys track record of stellar performance in terms of quantity, quality and on-time deliveries.

An important global partner with leading innovator agro chemical companies and MNCs

A rich pipeline of high quality crop protection products for farmers in the agrochemicals industry, crucial for India’s food security

Ethical, fair and driven by Trust, Adaptability, Speed and Innovation

Respects product patents, safety, health and environment