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Dhanuka Team

Meet the team transforming the way we build.

  • Shri Ram Gopal Agarwal

    Shri Ram Gopal Agarwal

    Group Chairman

    Shri RG Agarwal is the Founder Chairman of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Shri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. He is a decisive and action oriented visionary who took over a sick pesticide Company named Northern Mineral Pvt. Ltd. in 1980 to transform it into 1000 crore. organization called Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. His deep commitment and inspiring leadership in initial turbulent days is an example worth inculcating. His passion to contribute to Indian Agriculture is commendable. His ability to prioritize and deal effectively with a number of tasks simultaneously reinforced with the skills to make effective decisions, has metamorphosed the business venture into one of the fastest growing agrochemical Company in India which is rated thrice as ‘Best under a Billion Company’ by Forbes magazine. His rich and invaluable experience of over last five decades in Agrochemical Industry has contributed immensely in the growth of the Company and added much needed expertise to the Board. He mentors and gives strategic direction to the team. In order to achieve his aspiration of “Transforming India through Agriculture” he has dedicated himself to bring changes in Agrochemicals Industry and the farming community. His contribution for adopting newer farming techniques at the grass root level, judicious use of agro chemicals in farming and imparting knowledge through his nationwide network of distributors and Dhanuka Doctors in field has resulted in the overall prosperity of farmers. Shri RG Agarwal has been the past Chairman of CCFI, (Crop Care Federation of India) the apex Chamber of all Indian Agrochemical majors. He is also Chairman Advisory Committee of AGRO Chemicals Federation of India. Shri RG Agarwal, Group Chairman, has been bestowed with many Awards for his tremendous contribution in Agro Industry like “Life Time Achievement Award” by Agri Business Summit & Agri Awards 2019, “Distinguished Contribution to Indian Agrochemicals Industry” during India Chem 2016 International Conference organised by FICCI etc. He is also associated with some of the highly recognized establishments of the country as Chairman, Sub-Committee (Crop Protection Chemicals) of Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Chairman Advisory Committee Crop Life India & Member of Agro Chemical Federation of India. He is also associated with some of the highly recognized establishments of the country such as Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry (FICCI), Crop Life India and Agro Chemical Federation of India.

  • Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka

    Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka

    Vice Chairman and Managing Director

    Mr. Mahendra Kumar Dhanuka is the Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd., he is an eminent personality with vast and rich experience in the Agrochemicals Industry. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Shri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. His “can-do” attitude, ability to build trust and credibility with DAL team has been instrumental in transforming this 1980’s start-up into a "1000 crores" Company which has been thrice chosen by Forbes magazine as one among “200 Best Under a Billion”. He is proficient in the Corporate Affairs and his keen insight & judgment brings excellence in the functioning of the Company, its Board and Committees. He has deep commitments towards the achievement of organizational goals and has also played a key role in instilling principles of Corporate Governance in the functioning of the Company. His foresight and business acumen has propelled the Company towards achieving it goals. Acting as member of Audit Committee, he is excellently handling all the financial transactions of the Company as well as maintaining tremendous control over minimizing frauds and malpractices in the Company. In his supervision Company is debt free and financially stable. At different points, he has been critical in maintaining relationship with different stakeholders and brings with him wide expertise for proper functioning of the Board. A leader par excellence, he manages the overall affairs and has contributed substantially in enhancing the profitability of the organization with his leadership and soft skills. Currently he is driving the Senior Leadership team with initiatives under the aspiration of Transforming India through Agriculture. He is also Director on the Board of Golden Overseas Pvt. Ltd., Dhanuka Laboratories Ltd., Dhanuka InfoTech Pvt. Ltd and M D Build tech Private Limited. He is highly active in social activities and has a philanthropic bent of mind. He is member of various social welfare organizations like Lions Club of New Delhi, Alaknanda, Rajasthan Ratnakar (Regd.), Investors Club & Rajasthani Academy (Regd.). He is also Trustee of Durga Prasad Dhanuka Charitable Trust & Chiranji Lal Dhanuka Charitable trust.

  • Mr. Rahul Dhanuka

    Mr. Rahul Dhanuka

    Joint Managing Director

    Mr. Rahul Dhanuka, the vibrant and dynamic leader has been instrumental in building a strong and professional organization that stands tall in today’s agriculture domain. After his formal education in Delhi with a Bachelor in Chemistry and a Master’s in Business Administration from S.P. Jain Institute of Management & Research, Mumbai, Mr. Rahul Dhanuka started his career with Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. in the year 2002. He brought about many changes in the manufacturing and production facilities in Dhanuka production plants and then took over the reins of Marketing function. Ever since then he has spear-headed the marketing initiatives of the Company including the liaison activities with international agro-giants to bring in world class agro solutions to Indian farmers. Under his supervision the Company has achieved outstanding revenue growth & incremental profits year after year. Mr. Rahul Dhanuka is known for his competitive outlook and strong organizational skills which he strongly imbibes among his close confidants. A visionary leader who is unconventional in his approach is an inspiration for the next generation. As a leader he is very tech-savvy and has deep insights on the evolution of Agro-Industry not only in India but across the globe. He is recipient of numerous awards and accolades from media and industry associations. Presently he is focused to drive various initiatives across different functional domains to fulfil Dhanuka’s aspiration of “ Transforming India through Agriculture”.

  • Mr. Manish Dhanuka

    Mr. Manish Dhanuka

    Non-Executive & Non-Independent Director

    Mr. Manish Dhanuka has wide-ranging experience in handling operations, commercial, marketing and finance in the manufacturing industry. He excels in creating economical pharmaceutical technologies and accelerated evaluation processes for improving healthcare. He has experience of 25 years in research, evaluation, and teaching in the pharmaceutical industry equips him with expertise in innovative pharmaceutical technologies. He holds B.Tech in Chemical Engineering from IIT, New Delhi, and M.S. in Chemical Engineering from the University of Akron, USA. He is on the Board of M/s. Dhanuka Laboratories Ltd, M/s. Orchid Pharma Limited, M/s. Orchid Bio-pharma Limited, M/s. Otsuka Chemical (India) Private Limited and M/s. Synmedic Private Limited. Before establishing M/s. Dhanuka Laboratories Ltd. in 1993, he began his career at M/s. Ranbaxy Labs Ltd. in New Delhi and worked there for 5 years. His vision and strategy to grow the pharmaceutical industry in the Indian sub-continent, have helped the Dhanuka Group of Companies to enhance its Bulk Drugs manufacturing arm exponentially. He spearheaded the acquisition of M/s. Synmedic Laboratories in the year 2013 which is involved in pharmaceutical formulations. This entrepreneurial vigor enabled him to take over the operations of M/s. Orchid Pharma Ltd. in March 2020.

  • Mr. Harsh Dhanuka

    Mr. Harsh Dhanuka

    Executive Director - Alliances & Supply Chain

    Mr. Harsh Dhanuka has been associated with the Company since 2007, he was looking after his responsibilities as Vice President-Marketing and presently he is Director in the company. He holds a Degree in Bachelors of Business Administration (Marketing & HR) with a Master’s in Business Administration from Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. He has joined the Board of Director w.e.f. 21st May, 2019. He is instrumental in driving many key initiatives under various facets of the Company directly impacting the sales. He took training in various departments like Accounts, Finance, HR and R&D, before moving to Sales Division where he spent 7+ years. He handled various roles in sales division such as Sales Manager, Regional Manager and Zonal Manager, before moving into his current role. He is responsible for all International Relationships of Dhanuka and working for getting new patented products and technologies for the benefit of Indian farmers. He initiated and pioneered the Sales Excellence department which is now the key function for performance management of Sales department and supports in Farmer outreach. His persevering attitude and hard work ensured expansion of business by tying up with Indian Corporates and other Institutional customers, to add a new revenue stream in the organization.

  • Mr. Priya Brat

    Mr. Priya Brat

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Priya Brat is the senior most Board Member with an experience of more than 50 years. He has a M.Sc. (Hons.) in Physics, he is also a Fellow Member of Indian Institute of Bankers with a Diploma in International Finance from Development Management Institute, Geneva & another Diploma in Banking, Finance and Accountancy from The Indian Institute of Bankers, Mumbai. He had distinguished career in State Bank of India and headed various important assignments related to Industrial Credit, Forex Management, Project Appraisal, Loan Syndication and Merchant Banking. Mr. Brat is Associated with Dhanuka for more than 15 years and plays very vital role in effective functioning of Board and have bestowed Dhanuka with commendable suggestions from time to time. Being from banking background and having rich experience of financial sector, Mr. Brat is heading Audit Committee of Company as Chairman and has been instrumental in maintaining high standards of accuracy and efficiency in all financial transactions, audit, internal controls etc.

  • Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya

    Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Sachin Kumar Bhartiya is having more than 18 years of experience in capital market advising and investing in mid-market corporates. He is a Fellow Chartered Accountant with a Degree in Bachelor of Commerce from University of Calcutta. He is Partner at Lighthouse Funds, an India dedicated mid-market focused private equity fund. At Lighthouse, he leads agri and consumer verticals and presently he is also on the boards of Bikaji Foods (one of the largest ethnic snacks Companies in India), Indian Herbs (the largest herbal medicine and feed supplement company in India mainly focusing on cattle and poultry), Stylam Industries (premium laminates maker), and Capital Trust Ltd (lending to MSME enterprises). He was also involved in fund’s investments in Shaily Engineering (plastic product Company), Unibic Biscuits (premium cookies Company) and Suraksha Diagnostics (eastern India focused diagnostics chain) and held board positions there as well. In Dhanuka, he is member of the Audit Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee of the Board. His multi-dimensional knowledge of finance, accounts, investment & capital market has been tremendously helpful in Dhanuka’s Financial Management and Growth.

  • Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Jain is having rich and multifaceted experience of more than 45 years. He holds Degree in Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Sri Ram college of Commerce, Delhi University. With his innovative ideas and skills, he has taken his business of cotton yarn to new heights. He is also Secretary of Cotton Yarn Merchant Association. He has added value to the Company's systems by giving his valuable suggestions and recommendations to the Board in critical areas. He is also acting as member of the Audit Committee and from time to time providing his valuable suggestions relating to business operations of the Company as well as financial matters.

  • Mr. Ashish Saraf

    Mr. Ashish Saraf

    Executive Director (Non Independent Director)

    Ashish Saraf is empowered with an astute understanding of various industries and their dynamics through his expertise, which spans over more than three decades in several corporate and business segments. In March 2017 he came to the Board of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. as a Whole time Executive Director. He brings his age-long expertise & holistic acumen to Dhanuka Agritech by overseeing its CSR, Admin, HR, and Safety Security operations. He is also proficient in and has spearheaded teams in streamlining policies and procedures, organizing, optimization of given resources. He has garnered accolades and business management expertise as the Promoter & CEO of M/s. Narayan International, New Delhi, (International Trade, Consultancy & Liaising) from 1988 to 2013. Thereafter, he contributed his skills and holistic acumen to M/s. Mauria Udyog Ltd. (Terry Towel) as a COO, Management Consultant, and liaison with various Govt. Dept. / Ministries from October 2013 to January 2017. He is a Commerce graduate from Delhi University with schooling from Modern School, Delhi.

  • Mr. Sanjay Saxena

    Mr. Sanjay Saxena

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Sanjay Saxena holds a Bachelor Degree of Commerce from Delhi University. He is a Cost and Management Accountant from the Institute of Cost & Management Accountants of India (ICMA). He has passed PG Diploma in Urban Management and Planning with distinction from Institute for Housing and Urban Development Studies (IHS), Erasmus University, Rotterdam, The Netherlands and also Diploma in Advance Software Application -Computers Point, New Delhi. He is having more than 25 years of experience of international working as development sector consultant. Areas–Governance, e-Governance, Public Financial Management (PFM) and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E). He has applied this subject matter expertise across a range of diverse sectors such as Urban Development, Tourism Development, Rural Development, Infrastructure Development, Water and Sanitation, Skills Development, Education, Health, etc. He has also worked on over a hundred development sector projects in over 23 Countries, and also worked over the last 12 years, on numerous donor funded projects, where his scope of work ranged from providing technical inputs for initial project design and program planning, to implementation support and monitoring, to post-implementation review. Mr. Saxena is associated with Dhanuka from last one year. He is member of the Stakeholder’s Relationship Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. His diversified experience has proved very beneficial for the Board of the Company and he is advising from time to time on various operational matters as well as on financial matters

  • Ms. Namrata Gupta

    Ms. Namrata Gupta

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Ms. Namrata Gupta is having over 10 years of experience in Relationship Counselling, Master practitioner of Neuro Linguistic programme and has also worked with people individually and in groups and helped them to develop a strong positive self-image, improve communication and resolve conflicts. She holds a Degree in Masters of Commerce from Kurukshetra University & Masters of Psychology. She did her Post Graduate Diploma in Psychological Counselling followed with an M.Phil. in Organisational Behaviour from Institute of Psychotherapy and Management Sciences She has joined the Board of Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. w.e.f 21st May, 2019. She is also member of International Association for Counselling (IAC).

  • Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj

    Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Bajrang Lal Bajaj is a Fellow Chartered Account (Rank Holder), Fellow Company Secretary (Gold Medalist) and Fellow Member of Indian Management Association. Over 20 years of rich experience in Corporate Finance, Cross Border Business Development, M&A & General Management. He also offers advisory services as MD of DO to Indian as well as global corporates looking for mergers/ acquisitions/ JVs and cross border business development. He is also having Industry Experience like Automobiles, Chemicals, Power, Textile, IT, Services, International Business and Investment Banking. He has handled functions like Strategy, Business Development, Operations including the position of a CEO. He is associated with the Chambers of Commerce & Industry (Present/Past), FICCI- Industry Committee, FICCI- Finance and Banking Committee, FICCI- Foreign trade committee & several Committees of PHDCCI. He has joined the Board of Directors of Dhanuka Agritech w.e.f. 21st May, 2019.

  • Mr. Siraj Ajmat Chaudhary

    Mr. Siraj Ajmat Chaudhary

    Non-Executive Independent Director

    Mr. Siraj Azmat Chaudhry is an industry expert, thought leader and innovator in agriculture and food industry. He is a key voice on issue concerning agriculture, food safety and nutrition and has worked extensively with industry, social sector and Government on related projects. He has over 32 years of experience in building, turning around, acquiring, and di-vesting businesses. Presently he is a Managing Director & CEO of National Collateral Management Services Limited and also serves as an Independent Director on the Board of Tata Consumer Products Limited and Tata Coffee Limited. Before this Mr. Siraj was the Chairman of Cargill India, the Indian arm of Cargill Inc, where he pioneered edible oil fortification as a practice, recognised by Fortune Magazine as a Change the World activity. He is currently the Co Chairman – FICCI Committee on Agriculture. He has also been the Past Chairman of the National Committee on Food Processing at FICCI and National Committee on Food Processing at FICCI and the National Alliance for Edible Oil Fortification, a joint initiative by CII and GAIN to address malnutrition through food fortification. He has also been past President of the Food Industry Skill Council under the NSDC. He has chaired the Agriculture and Food Committee at American Chambers of Commerce and as also the Agriculture and Food Committee of USIBC in India. Mr. Siraj is an eminent industry spokesperson and is a sought after key note speaker at prestigious events organized by FICCI, CII, IIM and other entities.

  • Mr. Vinod Kumar Bansal

    Mr. Vinod Kumar Bansal

    Chief Financial Officer (Key Managerial Personnel)

    Mr. VK Bansal is a visionary Fellow Chartered Accountant with over 30 years post qualification experience in Business Finance, Internal Auditing, Treasury Operations, Organizational Restructuring (Mergers & Acquisitions), Right Issues and Corporate Governance. He has a proven track record of improved operations, maintaining continuous profitability, Business Growth through achievements in financial management, cost controls, internal control and productivity/efficiency improvements. He had successfully implemented ERP twice in the organization & has been awarded with Best CFO 100 Roll of honor award by 9.9 in 2015, Most Influential CFOs of India Award by CIMA in 2016 & FE CFO Award in 2018. In addition to this, he has been honored with numerous awards by the Company.

  • Mr. Jitin Sadana

    Mr. Jitin Sadana

    Company Secretary and Corporate Affairs (Key Managerial Personnel)

    Mr. Jitin Sadana is a qualified Company Secretary and having degree of CWA, CA (Inter), LLM and M.Com. He has rich experience of more than 15 years in Industries viz Real Estate, Infrastructure, Construction, Retail and Capital Market Advisory. Apart from Secretarial and Legal Compliances, he has experience in Project Finance, Resource Mobilization by Debt/IPO/PE, Financial Restructuring (M&A) and Corporate Strategy. During his working stint, he has worked with various reputed corporate including SRS Group, Karvy Investment Banking, Action Construction Equipment Limited and JCB India Limited.