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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Nadir Godrej

66 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

S. Varadaraj

48 2016 Head – Finance, Systems and Legal and the Chief Financial Officer

Rakesh Dogra

50 Chief Executive Officer – Crop Protection Business

Dharmendra Kumar

53 Chief Executive Officer - Seeds Division

Rajeev Murthy

48 2016 Chief Executive Officer – Animal Feeds Business

Balram Yadav

52 Managing Director, Director

Salil Chinchore

42 2017 Head - Human Resources

Nasim Ali

57 Head – Operations of Oil Palm Business

Praful Bhat

51 2016 Head – Manufacturing & Supply Chains Excellence

Vinay Mishra

48 2016 Head – Central Buying Organization

Pitamber Narkhade

62 2016 Head – R&D and Nutrition (Animal Feed)

Sanjivani Sadani

38 Head – Human Resource, Food Business

Sandeep Singh

35 2013 Head – Strategy and Business Development

Vivek Raizada

45 Head – Legal and Company Secretary

Vijay Crishna

70 Non-Executive Director

Tanya Dubash

49 Non-Executive Director

Jamshyd Godrej

68 Non-Executive Director

Nisaba Godrej

39 Non-Executive Director

Pirojsha Godrej

34 2018 Additional Non-Executive Director

Ritu Anand

59 2017 Independent Director

Sudheer Anaokar

74 Independent Director

Amit Choudhury

74 2004 Independent Director

Aditi Desai

41 2017 Independent Director

Raghunath Mashelkar

75 2017 Independent Director

Kavas Petigara

69 Independent Director

Roopa Purushothaman

38 2017 Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Nadir Godrej

Mr. Nadir Burjorji Godrej is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science as recommended by the department of chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. He has been associated with our Company since November 25, 1991. He has experience in leading businesses, and has played an important role in developing the animal feed, agricultural input 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. He is also 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.

S. Varadaraj

Mr. S. Varadaraj is Head – Finance, Systems and Legal and the Chief Financial Officer of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He is the Head – Finance, Systems and Legal and the Chief Financial Officer of our Company. He is a qualified chartered accountant and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and an associate member of the Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in financial management from University of Mumbai. He has been associated with our Company since May 9, 1994. He has been awarded the CA CFO in the agricultural sector by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 2013. He has experience in areas including financial reporting, taxation, treasury, mergers and acquisitions, information technology and legal.

Rakesh Dogra

Mr. Rakesh Dogra is Chief Executive Officer – Crop Protection Business of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science (agriculture) from Himachal Pradesh Krishi Vishva Vidyalaya. He has been associated with our Company since June 27, 2005. He has experience in sales, marketing, operations in agro-chemical industry. Previously, he worked with Bayer (India) Limited and Wockhardt Limited.

Dharmendra Kumar

Mr. Dharmendra Kumar is Chief Executive Officer - Seeds Division of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science (honours) in Agriculture from The Haryana Agriculture University and a post graduate diploma in management (agriculture) from The Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has been associated with our Company since September 2, 2011. He has experience in seed production and marketing. Previously, he worked with Pioneer Seed Company Limited, ITC Limited (Agri-Businesses Division), Proagro Seed Company Limited, PHI Biogene Limited, Monsanto India Limited. He also worked for Victor Marvel Seeds India Private Limited as the chief executive officer.

Rajeev Murthy

Mr. Rajeev Murthy is Chief Executive Officer – Animal Feeds Business of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from University of Poona and a master’s degree in business administration from University of Delhi. He has been associated with our Company since September 19, 2016. He has experience in sales, marketing and operations.

Balram Yadav

Mr. Balram Singh Yadav is Managing Director, Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree of science in agriculture from The Haryana Agricultural University and a post graduate diploma in management from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad. He has completed agribusiness seminar from Harvard Business School. He has been associated with our Company since March 1, 1992. He has experience in sales, marketing and operations in animal feed, crop protection, poultry and oil palm businesses. He began his career with the Godrej group in 1990 and over the years he has handled various roles across businesses and regions. He became a business head in 1999 for the integrated poultry business. He was involved in establishing the Real Good Chicken and Yummiez brands in India. In 2007, he was appointed the Executive Director and President of our Company and as the Managing Director of our Company in 2009. He is the former chairman of Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association of India, an association of livestock industry. He was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from September 1, 2007.

Salil Chinchore

Mr. Salil Ramkrishna Chinchore is Head - Human Resources of the company. He holds a bachelor’s of arts degree from University of Pune and a master’s of arts degree in personnel management & industrial relations from Tata Institute of Social Sciences. He has been associated with our Company since July 3, 2017. He has experience in human resource management . Previously, he has worked with Pidilite Industries Limited as president-human resources.

Nasim Ali

Mr. Nasim Ali is Head – Operations of Oil Palm Business of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in science with honours from the University of Calcutta, a master’s degree in science in agriculture (agricultural chemistry and soil science) from the University of Calcutta, a diploma in forestry and allied subjects from the State Forest Service College, Barnihat and a post graduate diploma in business management from the Goa University. He has been associated with our Company since February 15, 1993. He has experience in oil palm cultivation, extension, production, sales and purchase, operations and general management. Previously, he has worked with Andaman and Nicobar Islands Forest and Plantation Development Corporation Limited as Divisional Manager.

Praful Bhat

Mr. Praful Bhat is Head – Manufacturing & Supply Chains Excellence of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering from University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in management studies from Narsee Monjee Institute of Management Studies. He has experience in manufacturing, supply chain, human resource and operations. He has been associated with Godrej group since 1993 and has worked in different companies in the Godrej group including Godrej Soaps Limited, Godrej Consumer Products Limited, Godrej Tea Limited and GIL.

Vinay Mishra

Mr. Vinay Kumar is Mishra is Head – Central Buying Organization of the company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai, and is a qualified chartered accountant and an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has been associated with our Company since February 5, 2009. He has experience in finance and procurement.

Pitamber Narkhade

Dr. Pitamber N. Narkhade is Head – R&D and Nutrition (Animal Feed) of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and animal husbandry (first class with distinction and gold medallist) from Bombay Veterinary College, Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth (Agricultural University) and a master’s degree in veterinary science in animal nutrition from Punjabrao Krishi Vidyapeeth, Akola. He has been associated with the Godrej group since November, 1980. He has experience in commercial feed formulations, quality control, quality assurance, manufacturing, technical services and research and development in animal nutrition.

Sanjivani Sadani

Ms. Sanjivani Sadani is Head – Human Resource, Food Business of the Company. She holds a master’s degree in management studies from University of Mumbai. She has been associated with our Company since July 1, 2015 and with the Godrej group since 2010 and has worked in different Companies of the Godrej group like Godrej Consumer Products Limited and GIL. She has experience in different verticals of the human resource function. Previously, she worked with HDFC Standard Life Insurance Company Limited as the associate vice president - human resources from September 2008 to August 2010.

Sandeep Singh

Mr. Sandeep Kumar Singh is Head – Strategy and Business Development of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Mumbai and a master’s degree in management studies from the University of Mumbai. He has been associated with our Company since November 6, 2013. He has experience in strategy and business development. Previously, he worked with Accenture Services Private Limited.

Vivek Raizada

Mr. Vivek P. Raizada is Head – Legal and Company Secretary of the Company. He holds a bachelor’s degree in commerce from University of Mumbai and is a company secretary certified by the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He has been associated with our Company since October 2014. He has experience in corporate secretarial and legal compliance related matters. Previously, he worked with Britannia Industries Limited as the Head Legal & Company Secretary.

Vijay Crishna

Mr. Vijay M. Crishna is Non-Executive Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in economics from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi. He has been associated with our Company since August 24, 1992. He has experience in leading businesses. He serves as a member of the committee of management of the Bombay Scottish School Powai and was a member of the governing board of the Institute for Technology and Management, Navi Mumbai. He is involved with the Naoroji Godrej Centre for Plant Research, which researches and propagates rare and endangered species of medicinal plants endemic to the Western Ghats. Previously, he worked with Indian Steamship Company Limited, Blacker & Co. Private Limited, James Warren & Co. Limited, daCunha Pillai Associates Private Limited and Lawkim Private Limited. He was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from August 24, 1992.

Tanya Dubash

Ms. Tanya Arvind Dubash is Non-Executive Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. She holds a bachelor’s degree in arts from Brown University and a certificate in advanced management program from Harvard Business School. She has experience in marketing and brand development. She is responsible for reinventing the Godrej brand and involved in evolving the Godrej Group to a more brand-driven organisation. She was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from April 10, 2003.

Jamshyd Godrej

Shri. Jamshyd N. Godrej is Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is the chairman and managing director of Godrej And Boyce Manufacturing Company Limited. He holds a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering from Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. He has been a Director of our Company since August 24, 1992.

Nisaba Godrej

Ms. Nisaba Adi Godrej is Non-Executive Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. She holds a bachelor’s degree of science in economics from the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University. She has experience in overseeing strategy, human capital, and innovation functions for subsidiaries of Godrej Industries and Godrej Consumer Products Limited. She was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from July 24, 2006.

Pirojsha Godrej

Mr. Pirojsha A. Godrej is Additional Non-Executive Director of the Company. He is Executive Chairman of Godrej Properties Limited (GPL). In the years that he has led GPL, it has become one of the fastest growing real estate developers in India and for the first time in the fiscal year 2016, GPL emerged as India’s largest publically listed real estate developer by sales. He is the recipient of several recognitions in recent years including the “Green Champion Award from the Indian Green Council” in 2016, “Best CEO of the Year at the Construction Times Awards” in 2015, and “Best People CEO Award” by the National Human Resources Development Network in 2014 and “Person of the Year” at the GIREM Leadership Awards in 2013. Mr. Pirojsha Godrej holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Economics from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, a Master Degree in International Affairs from School of International Public Affairs (SIPA) at Colombia University’s and a Master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Colombia Business School, U.S.A.

Ritu Anand

Ms. Ritu Anand is Independent Director of the Company. She holds a degree of doctor of philosophy from University of Mumbai. She is the senior vice president and the deputy head of human resources at Tata Consultancy Services and heads the talent management and diversity functions. She has been the board member of National HRD Network. She is the recipient of ‘Meritorious Service Award’ by Worldwide ERC. She was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from July 18, 2017.

Sudheer Anaokar

Dr. Sudheer Laxman Anaokar Ph.D., is Independent Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a degree in bachelor’s degree in veterinary science and animal husbandry from Vikram University and a degree of doctor of philosophy (agriculture) in animal nutrition and poultry science from Sardar Patel University. He has been associated with our Company since March 1, 1992. He has experience in sales, marketing, operations, etc., in animal feed, crop protection, poultry and oil palm businesses. Previously, he worked with Godrej Soaps Limited as the senior vice president of agrovet division and as the first chief executive of our Company. He was promoted as the Managing Director of our Company in 1998 and continued until his retirement in 2003. After his retirement, he has acted as the Non-Executive Director of the Company and is now an Independent Director. He was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from November 25, 1996.

Amit Choudhury

Mr. Amit B. Choudhury is Independent Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a master’s degree of arts from University of Poona and a master’s degree in management studies from The Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, Mumbai. He has experience in animal feed business, sales and exports of consumer products including foods and real estate. He was the managing director of Godrej Properties Limited in 1995. He was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from December 8, 2004.

Aditi Desai

Ms. Aditi Kothari Desai is Independent Director of the Company. She holds a bachelor of science degree in economics from Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a master’s degree in business administration from Harvard University, Graduate School of Business. She is currently head – sales & marketing, e-business in the grade of executive vice president at DSP BlackRock Investment Managers Private Limited. She has experience in corporate strategy and business planning. She is a trustee in the Hemendra Kothari Foundation and the Wildlife Conservation Trust. She also serves on the board of Impact Foundation (India), a philanthropy foundation in India. She was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from July 18, 2017.

Raghunath Mashelkar

Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar is Independent Director of the Company. He holds a degree of Doctor of Philosophy (Technology) from the University of Mumbai. He is presently national research professor and also the president of Global Research Alliance. He is a fellow of the Royal Society, London. He was elected foreign associate of the U.S. national academy of science and also the national academy of engineering, associate foreign member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, fellow of Royal Academy of Engineering, U.K., foreign fellow of Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Fellow of World Academy of Arts & Science, U.S.A. and Fellow of U.S. National Academy of Inventors. He is currently the chairman of National Innovation Foundation - India, Reliance Innovation Council, the innovation council KPIT Technologies Limited Committee and is a member of the governing council of the Marico Innovation Foundation. He was also a member of the Scientific Advisory Council to the Prime Minister. He was the directorgeneral of the Council of Scientific and Industrial Research. Currently, he is the chairman of high powered technology expert committee set up the Ministry of Urban Development. He is the recipient of the Padma Shri, Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan. He was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from July 18, 2017.

Kavas Petigara

Mr. Kavas Petigara is Independent Director of Godrej Agrovet Ltd. He holds a bachelor’s degree in chemical engineering, a Masters degree in chemical engineering and a chemical engineer degree in chemical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He has been associated with our Company since January 30, 1992. He has 41 years experience in chemical and allied industries in India and abroad since 1974. He is the founder-partner of Scitech Corporation, which manufacturers a range industrial, institutional and household chemical specialties and surface finishing compounds for metal-finishing industry.

Roopa Purushothaman

Ms. Roopa Purushothaman is Independent Director of the Company. She holds a degree in ethics, politics and economics from Yale University and degree of master of science with merit in development studies from the University of London. She is currently an economist and the head of research at Everstone Capital. She has experience as an economist. She was appointed as a Director of our Company with effect from July 18, 2017.