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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
Independent 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.


Mr. Mayank Singhal
Vice Chairman and Managing Director

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.


Dr. Raman Ramachandran
Managing Director & CEO

Dr. Raman Ramachandran was the Chairman & Managing Director of BASF India and Head of the BASF legal entities in South Asia (India, Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka).


Mr. Rajnish Sarna
Executive Director

Mr. Rajnish Sarna is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a diverse experience of over 28 years in the areas of Business Development & Strategy, Customer Relationship Mgt., Operations, Finance, Risk Mgt, Legal Contracting & Compliances, Investor relations, Information Technology and Process Reengineering, etc.


Mr. Arvind Singhal
Non Independent - 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.


Mrs. Ramni Nirula
Independent Non-Executive 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.


Dr. T.S. Balganesh
Independent Non-Executive 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.


Mr. Pravin K. Laheri
Independent Non-Executive 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.


Ms. Lisa J Brown
Additional Director

Ms. Lisa J Brown (DIN: 07053317), aged 42 years, holds a bachelor’s degree in Law from the University of Derby and is a registered Trade mark Attorney and member of the Institute of Trade Mark Attorneys.


Members of Leadership Team

Dr. K. V. S. Ram Rao
CEO – CSM Division

Prashant Hegde
CEO – AgChem Brands

Mr. Samir Dhaga
Chief Information Officer

Mr. KVS Satish Kumar
Chief Sustainability Officer

Mr. Rahul Gautum
Chief People Officer

Mr. Devendra Kumar Ray
President & Head (Manufacturing Strategy)

Mr. Atul Kumar Gupta
Sr. Vice President - Quality Assurance

Mr. Anand Kamat
Sr. Vice President – Supply Chain & Strategic Sourcing

Dr. P.V. Srinivas
Sr. Vice President - Process Technology

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