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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

Bangla Mallipeddi

2017 Additional Director

Hemraj Asher

1973 Non-Executive Independent Director

Pradeep Poddar

59 2005 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 of the Company. Ravi has earlier been a Non-Executive Director in the company and has been instrumental in conceptualizing and implementing strategic initiatives in commercial and modernizing the supply chain operations of the company. He brings with him twenty-one (21) years of experience across multiple functions (Commercial, Strategy, and Supply Chain) as well as multiple industr'1es (Agriculture Inputs, Consumer Products, Consumer Durables and Consulting}.

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.