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Mr. Nadir Godrej is the Managing Director of Godrej Industries and Chairman of Godrej Agrovet. He is also a Director of numerous firms including Godrej & Boyce Co Ltd, Godrej Consumer Products Ltd, Indian Hotels Co Ltd and Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd.

A veteran of the Indian industry, Nadir has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input and chemicals businesses owned by Godrej. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of agricultural chemicals and surfactants.

With his tremendous experience and expertise, Nadir has also contributed to the development of a variety of industries by participating keenly in industry bodies such as the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, Indian Chemical Manufacturers Association, and Oil Technologists' Association of India.

Currently, Nadir is the President of Alliance Française de Bombay. For his contribution to Indo-French relations, the French Government has honoured him with the awards of "Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite" and "Chevalier de la Légiond'Honneur".

A Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and a Master of Chemical Engineering from Stanford University, Nadir completed his MBA from the Harvard Business School. He lives in Mumbai, India with his wife and three children.

Mr. K. Bhasker Reddy graduated in Dairy Technology from Osmania University in 1983 and completed his Executive MBA programme from Indian School of Business ( ISB ) – Hyderabad in the year, 2013. Being a first generation entrepreneur and with hardly any funds at his disposal, he toiled a lot initially in establishing first private dairy in the state of Andhra Pradesh in 1986 along with his peers.

In the later years, he successfully lead the team in establishing Milk Chilling Centers & Processing Centers across Southern India and steered the organization in achieving Rs. 7000 millions annual sales as on March, 2013. “Round the Clock Milk Parlors” and “Mobile Milk Testing Centers”, the first of their kind in the modern dairy industry in A.P., are his brainchild.

Mr. Reddy has got an in-depth knowledge of Dairy Industry in the country and broad trends international. He is an active member of Indian Dairy Association ( IDA ) and working with various trade bodies and chambers of commerce in different capacities. He attended various business seminars, national & international trade fairs and completed short term management programme which includes:

  • Food & Agri Business Management programme from Cornell Ithaca, New York.
  • Marketing Management from Kellogg School of Management, North Western University, Chicago
  • Organization Growth Strategies from Wharton Business School, Philadelphia, USA
  • He is conferred with the Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 awarded by Hyderabad Management Association,Hyderabad
  • Chairman of Indian Dairy Association, A.P Chapter, Hyderabad & Managing Committee Member,Indian Dairy Association, South Zone
  • Chairman of Agricultural and Agro Based Industries Committee at Federation of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh Chamber of Commerce and Industry ( FTAPCCI )
  • District Chairman for Literacy, Rotary International Dist.3150.

He had been Chairman of Andhra Pradesh Association of Deaf & Dumb during the year1995-2005.

Mr. D. Chandra Shekher Reddy is a graduate in Dairy Technology from Osmania University. He worked as Technical Officer in "Sabarkantha District Milk Producers Union Limited", popularly known as SABAR DAIRY, part of AMUL organization for 1&1/2 years. His vast experience in processing of various milk products and expertise in technical, plant maintenance and operations are put to effective use to strengthen the technical aspects of the company. He attended Anuga Foodtec at Cologne, Germany - Worlds most important trade fair for food and drink technology.

Attended World Dairy Expo in China in June 2010.

Mr. C. Balraj Goud hails from Kamareddy Mandal, Nizamabad District, A.P. and is a first generation entrepreneur. Graduated from Osmania University with Rural Industrialization as his main elective. He completed L.LB from Maratwada Univeristy, Nanded. He pursued successfully his Post Graduation with Geography as specialization from Osmania University. He was very active in sports, NSS and NCC in School & College. He was awarded 'C' Certificate with 'A' Grade in NCC. He had successfully completed the Parachuting National Camp, Agra in 1980.

Before being inducted in Creamline Dairy Products Ltd (CDPL) as a Founder Director in the year 1990-91, he practiced as an Advocate for one year. He has vast experience in marketing of milk and milk products and had introduced various innovative marketing platforms/practices for achieving growth in markets for CDPL. He introduced the novel concept of "Round the Clock" parlors in the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad, which enabled the public to have an easy access to milk and milk products throughout the day apart from providing self employment to numerous graduates. He was handling the Marketing Function from the nascent stages till 2005-06. Subsequently he took initiatives to Head the Milk Procurement and Human Resources management functions from 2006-07 to 2011-12.

Hailing from an agricultural background, his interest in procurement of milk was an extension of his family background. He introduced several innovative and sustainable initiatives to improve the practices of the farming community with the specific reference to milch cattle by adopting best practices of the industry, technical input services apart from ensuring an inclusive financial delivery mechanism from banks to the farmers. He had effectively utilized the services of one of the leading NGO (Dhan Foundation) in the interior Districts of Nalgonda for channelizing the milk procurement from farmer families through the concept of Self Help Groups (primarily woman). His passion for Human Resource Development led him to attend HRD Congress 2007 at Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

He is recognized by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) as an Assessor for Business Excellence Award and is actively involved in all CII programs. He was an Executive Council & Finance committee member for Dr. B.R.Ambedkar Open University from 2005-2009. Present Member for Planning & Development Committee for Govt. Degree College, Kamareddy, Nizamabad District of Andhra Pradesh.

Founder Promoter Director for "My Village Model Village Foundation" (an NGO) which is involved in facilitation role of economic up-iftment of the villagers through impartment of better health, education, skills development, vocational training with specific reference to rural employment to make them economically independent.

Mr. M. Gangadhar, a Fellow Member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI), is having more than 33 years of experience, post qualification, in the fields of Finance, Accounting, Costing and Management, more especially in the Dairy Industry. He worked for 5 years in Sangam Dairy as DGM (Finance) and served reputed private sector companies for 5 years before joining CDPL.

Mr. BalramYadav is Managing Director, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Balram serves as Managing Director of Godrej Tyson Foods and is also the Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India. He is also the Director of many other firms, including ACI Godrej, Creamline Dairy Products, Polychem Hygiene Laboratories and Aadhar Retailing.

Balram started his career with Godrej as a Management Trainee. His first role was Branch Executive at Khanna in 1991. Over the years, he handled increasing responsibilities as Deputy Sales Manager, Factory Manager, Operations Manager and Deputy General Manager.

Balram was then asked to lead the integrated Poultry business in 1999. Under his leadership, Real Good Chicken and Yummiez were established as the leading processed poultry brands in India.

Balram completed his B. Sc. in Agricultural Science from Haryana Agricultural University and his Post Graduate Diploma in Management from IIM-Ahmedabad. An avid footballer, he lives in Mumbai with his wife and two children.

Mr. S. Varadaraj is Head, Finance, Systems and Legal, Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

Varadaraj took over as the Head of Finance and Systems in 2005. In 2010, he also took on the additional responsibility of the Legal and Secretarial functions of GAVL and its group companies.

A Commerce graduate and a Chartered Accountant, Varadaraj is also a qualified Cost Accountant and holds a Master's degree in Financial Management. He joined GAVL as a Management Trainee in May 1994.

Varadaraj has been the recipient of several awards and certificates, such as the ‘CA-CFO Award in the Agricultural Sector’ from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India, ‘CFO 100 Award’ from the CFO Institute for three consecutive years and a ‘Certificate of Merit - CMA CFO Award in the category of Private-Manufacturing’ from the Institute of Cost Accountants of India.

His hobbies include trekking and playing cricket and squash.

Mr. Jude Fernandes has vast experience in FMCG sector. He has 3 decades of handling high- pressure FMCG majors participating in exceeding competitive categories and successful launches of innumerable brands for Amrutanjan, GCPL, Godrej Agrovet, TTK Prestige, Big Bazaar, Lipton India, LIC, Union Bank, P&GG etc.

He has completed his B.Com. (Hons). From St. Xavier’s College Calcutta.

His vast experience helped other companies inviting him at Senior Management Reviews of key clients and all round contribution to key clients covering sales, distribution, new product development, consumer insights, marketing inputs, communication.

He started his career in 1982 with major companies heading the key roles.

From 2001- 2007, he was the President of Mudra Communication in Mumbai

Responsible for turning this office into Mudra’s largest profit centre and the star of the Group. Responsibility revolved around building this office into a complete agency capable of handling the largest clients, building dedicated teams to provide top class inputs to the clients.

From 2007 to 2011, he was the Executive Director of Mudra Communications and CEO of Mudra India Responsible for Mudra’s largest profit centre. Integration of the agency’s ATL and BTL offerings. Growth of South India branches, training and development of next line of key managers. Retention of key accounts and aggressive new business development.

From 2011 till date, he is the Corporate Advisor to L&K Saatchi & Saatchi, a top 10 advertising agency and Mentor to the MD and CEO. Responsibilities cover implementation of best agency management practices, advisory on key FMCG clients.

Kavas N. Petigara, aged 69, is an Independent Director of Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL).

He has Bachelor's, Masters degree and Chemical Engineering degrees from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been associated with GAVL since January 30, 1992. He has a rich experience, spanning more than 4 decades, in Chemical and Allied industries in India and abroad since 1974.

Kavas is the Founder-Partner of Scitech Corporation, which manufacturers a range of Industrial, Institutional and Household Chemical Specialties and Surface-finishing Compounds for Metal-finishing industry.

Surekha Revalli is a computer engineer who completed her B. Tech in Electrical Engineering from JNTU College of Engineering in Hyderabad, and an M.S. in Computer Engineering from the University of Memphis.

Upon graduation, she worked as a software engineer at Apex Data Services in Virginia, where she developed connectivity models for clients, created software to capture data from physical maps, and supervised pilot projects.

She then moved to New York City, where she joined Deutsche Bank as an Associate, and was responsible for a team that enhanced the functionality of bank trading applications. She is currently an independent project consultant in Hyderabad, and works to identify issues, present recommendations to clients, and implements projects to solve business problems.

She has also been the Director of an after-school and summer learning center called Beyond Books since 2014.


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