Board of Directors
  • Mr. Nadir B. Godrej

    Chairman

  • Mr. Kondapally Bhasker Reddy

    Managing Director

  • Mr. D. Chandra Shekher Reddy

    Executive Director

  • Mr. M. Gangadhar

    Executive Director

  • Mr. Balram Singh Yadav

    Director

  • Mr. S. Varadaraj

    Director

  • Mr. Jude Fernandes

    Independent Director

  • Mr. Kavas N Patigara

    Independent Director

  • Mrs. Surekha Revalli

    Independent Director

Nadir B. Godrej, is the Chairman and Non-Executive Director of Godrej Agrovet Limited (GAVL). He has a Bachelor's degree in Science from the Department of Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a Master's degree in Business Administration from Harvard University. He has been associated with GAVL since November 25, 1991. Nadir has rich experience in leading businesses, and has played an important role in developing the Animal Feed, Crop Protection and Chemicals businesses owned by the Godrej group. His active interest in research related to these areas has resulted in several patents in the field of Agricultural Chemicals and Surfactants, for our company. He is the recipient of the CHEMTECH CEW Leadership & Excellence Award 2013 and the 'Hall of Fame - Chemicals Award' - CHEMTECH CEW Leadership & Excellence Award 2017. He is also the recipient of various awards from the CHEMTECH Foundation in honour of his contribution to the Indian chemical industry. Nadir is a member of the CII National Council, was the Chairman of the CII National Committee on Chemicals and 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 Légion d'Honneur". He was appointed as a Director of our company with effect from November 25, 1991

Mr. Kondapally Bhasker Reddy graduated in Dairy Technology from Osmania University and earned Executive MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad. He is the Co-founder and Managing Director of Creamline Dairy Products Limited, Hyderabad. 

He successfully led the company in establishing Milk Chilling Centers & Processing Centers across Southern India. Round the Clock Milk Parlors and Mobile Milk Testing Centers, the first of their kind in the Indian dairy industry are his brainchild.

He is an active member of Indian Dairy Association (IDA) and worked with various trade bodies and chambers of commerce in different capacities. Mr. Reddy has conferred with the Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 awarded by Hyderabad Management Association, Hyderabad.

 

Mr. D. Chandra Shekher Reddy is a graduate in Dairy Technology from Osmania University. He is the Co-founder and Executive Director of Creamline Dairy Product limited. He expertise and experience in technical, plant maintenance and operations which are put to effective use to strengthen the technical aspects of the company. 

Prior to co-founding CDPL, he worked as Technical Officer in “Sabarkantha District Milk Producers Union Limited”, popularly known as Sabar Dairy.

 

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

 

Balram Singh Yadav is the Managing Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd., one of India’s foremost diversified agribusiness companies. He also serves as Managing Director of Godrej Tyson Foods Ltd. He has been the Chairman of CLFMA of India (Twice), an Association of Livestock Industry. In addition, he is a Director of numerous firms including ACI Godrej Agrovet Pvt Ltd. - Bangladesh, Creamline Dairy Products Ltd. - Hyderabad, Astec Lifesciences Ltd and Godrej Maxximilk - Mumbai. Balram began his career with Godrej in 1990 and over the years he has handled roles of increasing responsibility across businesses and regions in the company. He became the business Head in 1999 when he was asked to establish & lead the Poultry Business. He established the Real Good Chicken and Yummiez as the leading processed poultry brand in India. In 2007, he took over reins of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. as Managing Director and since, has put Godrej Agrovet on the path of rapid growth. In 2017, Balram was instrumental in taking GAVL public. The public offer received record response & was subscribed over 96 times. He is a regular contributor to National & International fora in areas of Food & Agriculture. Balram completed his BSc (Hons) in Agricultural Science at Haryana Agricultural University, where he ranked 2nd in his class. He earned his MBA from IIM-Ahmedabad. He lives in Mumbai.  

S. Varadaraj is Chief Financial Officer and Head - Legal & IT, 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.

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, 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.

Operating Team
  • Mr. Raj Kanwar

    Chief Executive Officer

  • Mr. Mohit Marwaha

    Head – Marketing

  • Mr. KV Ramchandra Rao

    Chief Financial Officer

  • Mr. Shravan Kumar Dullur

    Head - Human Resource

  • Mr Ramanujaiah KN

    Head-Manufacturing and Ice Cream

  • Mr. Giri Babu S

    Head-Procurement

  • Mr. Ramakrishna Rao

    Head-Sales

  • Shyamal Kumar Roy

    Head – Quality

Raj Kanwar is CEO, Creamline Dairy Products Limited. Raj joined Agrovet in September 2016 and has been heading Creamline Dairy since then. Prior to this, he had highly successful stints leading the confectionery business OK Foods Limited (a joint venture between Olam International Singapore and Sanyo Foods Japan) and establishing the the Act II Popcorn business in India at Agro Tech Foods Limited. He has also worked at ICI Paints and Shell Lubricants. Raj did his Bachelors in Technology from the Indian Institute of Technology, Mumbai in 1991 and then went on to do his Masters in Business Administration from the Faculty of Management Studies, Delhi in 1993. Raj currently lives in Hyderabad with his wife Shalini and daughter Mihika. He is a voracious reader and enjoys running and yoga.

Mohit is the Marketing Head for CDPL. He joined us in June 2016. He has worked in FMCG sector for the most of his career; beginning with ICI paints, Agrotech Foods and then in Reckitt Benckiser before moving into a Business role as South Asia Marketing and Sales Director with Invista- the erstwhile Dupont company. He had played a key role in handling Dettol portfolio for South Asia. Mohit has completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Delhi University in 1996 and thereafter completed his Masters in Marketing from IIM, Bangalore in 1998. He currently lives in Hyderabad with his wife Neenu and son Aadvik and Aaryavir. He loves music, reading, travelling and gymming.

Ram is the CFO for CDPL. He joined us in January 2019.  Prior to this, he had highly successful stints with Vedanta Alumina, Tata Motors Ltd, Cummins India Ltd and Thyssenkrupp System Engineering india Pvt. Ltd. Ram completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Utkal University in 2002 post which he qualified CA in 2004 from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has also completed CFA from the USA in 2008 and later completed Post Graduate Executive Management Programme from SP Jain Insititute of Management & Research, Mumbai in 2011. He currently stays in Hyderabad with his wife, Laxmi and daughter, Aanya. He loves listening to music and is a car enthusiast.

Shravan heads the Human Resources for CDPL. He joined us in July 2020. Prior to this, he has worked with Asian paints and Fitso. He has a wide exposure across multiple role in Plant HR, business partnering, talent management, organizational development and operations. Shravan did his Bachelors of Technology, Electronics and Communications Engineering from Vellore Institute of Technology in 2008 and Post Graduate Diploma in Management – HR from XLRI, Jamshedpur in 2011. He lives in Hyderabad with his wife, Pooja. In his free time he loves to read, cook and play games.

Ramanujaiah KN is the Head - Manufacturing and Ice Cream for CDPL. He joined us in April 2014.  He holds a three decades of rich experience in Dairy industry. Prior to this, he had a successful career with Hatsun Agro and Cavin Kare Private Ltd. Ramanujaiah has completed his Bachelors in Dairy Technology from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal in 1988. He currently stays in Chennai with his wife Archana KN and children, Jayanth and Mounica.

He loves music and reading books.

 

Giri Babu is the Procurement Head for CDPL. He joined us in November 2008. He carries a rich procurement experience across industry beginning with HMM Ltd (Horlicks), KCMMF Ltd, Parag Dairy and Reliance Dairy Foods Ltd. He has completed his Bachelors in Dairy Technology from Osmania University, Andhra Pradesh in 1983. He currently stays in Hyderabad and has two Son, Anudeep and Anurag. He loves reading tech books and taking up new challenges.

Ramky as we all love to call him, is the Sales Head for CDPL. He joined us in January 2015 as lead – Modern Trade & Products and subsequently became Sales Head for the organization. Prior to this, he carries a vast experience in Sales across industries beginning with Hospitals, FMCG etc. Ramky completed his Bachelors in Commerce from Andhra University and earned Executive Post Graduate Diploma in Business Management from Symbiosis International University . He currently stays in Hyderabad with his wife Madhuri and daughter Lasya. He loves to travel and explore new places.

 

Shyamal is the Quality head for CDPL. He joined us in April 2020. He is a dairy technologist with M.Sc (Dairy Chemistry) from National Dairy Research Institute (NDRI), Karnal. Shyamal has two decades of experience in Dairy industry having worked with companies like AMUL, Hutsun Agro, Mother Dairy, Britannia Industries and Mazoon Dairy, Oman. He stays with his wife Sutapa and children Srijita and Sumit.