NACL Industries Limited

Mrs. K Lakshmi Raju

Chairperson & Non-Executive Director

She holds a Degree in Business Administration, has rich experience spread over Agrochemicals and other Agri inputs. She is the Promoter of the Company.


Mr. M Pavan Kumar

Managing Director & CEO

Mr. M Pavan Kumar holds a Master’s in Business Management from McGill University, Canada, and has 35 years of operating and executive management experience working for Multinational & Indian organizations in agribusiness, chemicals and other sectors, building competitive and sustainable businesses.


Mr. Sudhakar Kudva

Independent Director

Mr. Sudhakar Kudva, a Chartered Accountant, has more than 49 years of work experience in India and abroad in a wide range of industries including the Lakshmi Mittal Group. (in Arcelor Mittal Ltd., as Executive Director-Commercial). His areas of expertise are Finance, Treasury and General Management.


Mr. N Vijayaraghavan

Independent Director

He did his Engineering from IIT Madras (Chennai) and PGDBM from IIM Ahmedabad. He has over 43 years of corporate experience and has held senior positions in several Companies like L&T, ITW Signode, Nagarjuna Fertilisers and Chemicals Limited and Sterlite Industries. His brings with him an expertise in manufacturing, marketing and general management.


Mr. Raghavender Mateti

Independent Director

He is an independent Director and has been on the Board since February 2014. He is a product of IIT Kharagpur and IIM Ahmedabad. He has around four decades of experience in many leading Companies including Multinationals in the Agrochemical Industry. He retired as Director – Marketing of Gharda Chemcals. He is actively associated with an Industry association of Crop Protection Companies.


Mr. Atul Churiwal

Investor Nominee Director

Mr. Atul Churiwal has around 37 years of rich corporate experience mainly in Agrochemical Industry. He is the Managing Director of M/s Krishi Rasayan Exports Pvt. Ltd. (KREPL), an Investor in the Company. He was the President of premier Chamber of Commerce & Industry.


Mr. Rajesh Kumar Agarwal

Investor Nominee Director

Mr. Rajesh Kumar Agarwal has more than 25 years of diversified corporate experience including Chemical Industry. He is the Joint Managing Director of M/s Krishi Rasayan Exports Pvt. Ltd. (KREPL) an Investor in the Company. Mr. Agarwal is an Executive Member of Managing Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce, New Delhi, and also Trustee of various social, religious and educational charitable organizations.


Mr. C. Varada Rajulu

Non – Executive & Non – Independent Director

He is an Electrical Engineer from Andhra University and holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Management and Six Sigma Black Belt. He has over 29 years of experience in Engineering, Chemicals, Fine Chemicals, Petro Chemicals and Pharma sectors. He worked with Continental Carbon India, Hi-Tech Carbon and TCL Industries sdn Bhd in India and abroad. Prior to joining NACL Industries Limited, he was associated with Jubilant Life Sciences Limited.


Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar

Independent Director

Mr Ramkrishna Mudholkar is a graduate in Agricultural Science with an MBA from IIM Ahmedabad, He has worked in the Agri-business sector for 37 years having held domestic and international business assignments with AgrEvo India and DuPont.


Mr. N Sambasiva Rao

Independent Director

Mr N Sambasiva Rao, having the Masters degree in Agriculture and PG Diploma in Management; has rich experience of about 40 years in Agri-input industry. He was superannuated from Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited (KRIBHCO) as Managing Director on 31st December 2019.


Ms. Veni Mocherla

Independent Director

Ms. Veni Mocherla, is a business consulting professional with over 20 years of work experience including several prestigious international assignments. She has been actively involved in cross border partnerships, corporate turnarounds and strategic initiatives. She has an MBA, and has also completed the Post Graduate Program at the Chartered Institute of Marketing, UK.


Mr. Raj Kaul

Non – Executive and Non – Independent Director

He holds a BSc Engg. (Honors) and Postgraduate diploma in Marketing from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has over 40 years of experience in the agrochemical industry, working in areas such as engineering consulting, consumer products marketing/sales management, general management and M&A for Bayer India and Bayer Germany. He has also served on the Board of leading corporates such as Bayer Crop Science Limited and PI Industries Limited and also served as Chairman of the Board of Agrinos, a Norwegian Listed Company.


Mr. Santanu Mukherjee

Independent Director

Mr. Mukherjee has rich experience in the banking industry, with a focus on retail banking, foreign exchange, credit appraisal, treasury, and risk management. He also held senior management positions, including Managing Director of the State Bank of Hyderabad. His expertise includes Retail banking, Foreign exchange, Credit appraisal, Treasury, Risk management and Management.

He currently holds a position as an Independent Director on the boards of several companies, including Bandhan Bank, Suven Lifesciences Ltd., Sumedha Fiscal Services Ltd., Muthoot Housing Finance Ltd., Rainbow Children’s Medicare Ltd., Rainbow Speciality Hospitals Pvt Ltd., and BoG member in Institute of Management & Technology, Hyderabad. Mr. Mukherjee is also an Advisor to the board of Aeries Financial Technology and Donear Ltd. Mr.Santanu Mukherjee is an B.Sc.,honors from Presidency College under Kolkata University and CAIIB from the Indian Institute of Bankers.


Prof. M. Lakshmi Kantam

Additional Director (under Independent Director category)

Prof. M. Lakshmi Kantam holds a B.Sc., M.Sc. & Ph.D degree.

Prof. M. Lakshmi Kantam is a seasoned professional with over 40 years of research experience in design and development of Catalysts & Process Chemistry. Currently she is serving as the Dr. B. P Godrej Distinguished Professor of Green Chemistry and Sustainability Engineering at the Department of Chemical Engineering, Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai, India. She served as Director at CSIR-IICT, Hyderabad. She is currently serving as Board member at Godavari Bio Refineries Limited, Prasol Chemicals Limited and Vinati Organics Limited.

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