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Monsanto India Ltd (MNSN.NS)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

Sekhar Natarajan

2006 Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Saurabh Vaidya

2016 Chief Financial Officer

Monika Gupta

2017 Company Secretary, Compliance Officer

Ravishankar Cherukuri

2018 Managing Director, Additional Director

Bangla Mallipeddi

2017 Additional Director

Hemraj Asher

1973 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pradeep Poddar

59 2005 Non-Executive Independent Director

Aarti Sathe

2019 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

Sekhar Natarajan

Mr. Sekhar Natarajan is Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Monsanto India Limited. He holds degrees of B.Com. (Hons.). Sekhar Natarajan has spent almost 30 years in Monsanto, guiding and building its contributions to Indian agriculture. Mr. Natarajan provides strategic counsel, offers business guidance and represents the Company at industry forums. Prior to this role, he held several leadership positions across functions – Chief Financial Officer, Business Development Head, Sales and Marketing Head, and Global Corporate Strategy Lead at Monsanto’s headquarters in St. Louis, USA. Mr. Sekhar Natarajan is a qualified Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant. He is a strategic thinker with rich global experience in Business Development and Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A). Currently, he is also a Managing Partner of M/s. S. N. Consultants that provides advice and strategic directions to several local and international companies.

Saurabh Vaidya

Monika Gupta

Ravishankar Cherukuri

Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri is Managing Director, Additional Director of the Company. Mr. Ravishankar Cherukuri leads Monsanto India Limited's business across India, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka. Having joined Monsanto through the Global Commercial Emerging Leaders Programme (GCELP) in 2009, Mr. Ravishankar has successfully led teams in both strategy and commercial leadership roles. Prior to his current role, Mr. Ravishankar was leading efforts as the Asia-Africa hub supply chain lead, helping build capabilities and improve performance across Sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia, while driving transformational projects across the hub. Monsanto India Limited In a career spanning over two decades, Mr. Ravishankar has extensive and diverse career experience at Boston Consulting Group, Accenture, KPMG and Unilever. He has a Degree in Chemical Engineering from the prestigious Indian Institute of technology (IIT), Kharagpur and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian School of Business (ISB).

Bangla Mallipeddi

Mr. Bangla Bose Radha Krishna Mallipeddi serves as Additional Director of the Company. He brings with him 20 years of experience in Supply Chain and Manufacturing.

Hemraj Asher

Mr. Hemraj Chaturbhuj Asher is Non-Executive Independent Director of Monsanto India Limited. Mr. H. C. Asher holds M.A. and LL.B. degrees from the Mumbai University. He is a Senior Partner of M/s. Crawford Bayley & Co., a leading firm of Advocates and Solicitors in Mumbai, and is a well-recognized expert in corporate and commercial laws. Mr. Asher is also a Director on the Boards of many other reputed companies. He joined the Board of MIL in 1973.

Pradeep Poddar

Mr. Pradeep Poddar is Non-Executive Independent Director of Monsanto India Limited. Mr. Pradeep Poddar is currently the Managing Director of Mount Everest Mineral Water Limited, a Tata Enterprise, and is leading the Tata’s foray into water and functional beverages globally. He represents the Tata’s interests on the Boards of Nourishco – the Joint Venture Company with Pepsico and the Rising Beverage Company (Activate Beverages) in the US. He is also a trustee on the Board of United Way, Mumbai. He joined the MIL Board in January 2006. Mr. Poddar has vast experience in the consumer goods industry, having served in senior management at Glaxo, Heinz and the Tata Group. The Wisitex Foundation and Karnataka Government conferred on him the Udyog Ratna Award in 2001 for his distinguished contribution to the food industry. Mr. Poddar is a Chemical Engineer from UDCT, Mumbai, and has an MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Aarti Sathe

Ms. Aarti Arun Sathe serves as Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Ms. Aarti is an independent counsel specializing in direct tax litigation matters. She has a Master's Degree in Law specializing in Constitutional & Administrative Laws from the University of Mumbai (India) and is a qualified Solicitor from United Kingdom & Wales. With an extensive and diverse career experience of over 19 years she has represented both Indian and international firms for local and international tax matters. Ms. Sathe has regularly appeared before various quasijudicial bodies like Income Tax Appellate Tribunal (ITAT), C.I.T (A), Authority of Advanced Rulings (AAR), Securities Appellate Tribunal (SAT), Securities Exchange Board of India and as an independent counsel before the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal and before the tax bench ofthe Bombay High Court for tax Appeals, writs etc. She also assists and briefs senior tax counsels in the Bombay High Court, AAR and Supreme Court. Prior to being an independent counsel, she worked with one of India's foremost tax law firms - BMR Advisors as an Associate. Her areas of specialization included international tax matters & other tax disputes, vetting documents for setting up of private equity funds and regulatory work under FEMA & RBI.