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PI Leadership

Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Salil Singhal
Chairman Emeritus

Mr. Salil Singhal (DIN: 00006629) 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 a 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., Mahindra World City (Jaipur) Ltd. and Indraprastha Medical Corporation Limited.

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 (DIN: 00053563), 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 Ltd. he is also the Chairman of AstraZeneca Pharma India Ltd.


Mr. Mayank Singhal
Vice Chairman and Managing Director

Mr. Mayank Singhal (DIN: 00006651) having joined PI Industries in 1996, Mr. Singhal, an Engineering and Management Graduate from UK, rose to become its Joint Managing Director in 2004, its Managing Director and CEO in 2009 and subsequently PI’s Vice Chairman and Managing Director from 2019.


Dr. Raman Ramachandran
Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director

Dr. Raman Ramachandran (DIN: 00200297) 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
Joint. Managing Director

Mr. Rajnish Sarna (DIN: 06429468) is a qualified Chartered Accountant and has a diverse experience of over 3 decades 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 (DIN: 00092425), 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 (DIN : 00015330) 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

Dr. T.S. Balganesh (DIN: 00648534) 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 (DIN: 00499080) (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
Independent 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.


Mr. Shobinder Duggal
Additional Director

Mr. Shobinder Duggal (DIN: 00039580) holds a bachelor’s degree in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University and is a member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.


Members of Leadership Team

Mr. Manikantan Viswanathan
Chief Finance Officer

Dr. Atul Kumar Gupta
CEO, CSM - AgChem

Dr. Venkata Srinivas Pullela
Chief Technology Officer

Mr. Samir Dhaga
Chief Information Officer

Mr. Prashant Hegde
CEO – AgChem Brands

Mr. Parmanand Pandey
CEO – Jivagro Limited

Mr. Chandrajit Pati
Chief People Officer

Mr. Anand Kamat
Head Commercial & Supply Chain(FC)

Mr. Pradeep Kumar Jain
Head Operations


Dr. Alexander Klausener
Project Lead - Research

Mr. Jiro Mochizuki
President - PI Japan


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