- About Us
Atul Chaturvedi is a veteran in the Vegetable Oil/ Oil seeds and Agro Business of the Country. He has close to four decades of successful and varied general and strategic management experience in the field of Manufacturing, Trading and Agri Infrastructure Development. He has been associated with Adani’s since 1998 and has played a key role in the development of the Agro and Agri Infrastructure business of the Group. He is currently Director of Agro Business in Adani, as well as Executive Chairman of Shree Renuka Sugar. The Companies where he serves as Director are market leaders in their category and have done pioneering work. A widely travelled International Trader, he has hands on experience in handling Agro Products, Vegetable Oils, Grains, Sugar, Oilseeds, Apples, Agri Infrastructure etc. both within and outside India.
Mr. Chaturvedi has received many awards/recognitions over the years, like Best Analyst award from ZEE, Agri leadership award etc. He was declared as “Globoil Man of the Year-2013” for his contribution to Vegetable Oil Industry.
Mr. Chaturvedi is associated with various Organisations and Trade Bodies .Currently he is President of Solvent Extractors Association of India (SEA) a leading trade body of Vegetable Oil Industry. He has been Dy. Chairman of SOPA .He is also associated with CII and headed the Task Force on Edible Oil and Oilseeds.
Mr. Chaturvedi writes a regular Blog for Economic Times on Agriculture which is widely read .An eminent Speaker his views are widely respected by Trade and Industry.
Executive Director & Dy. CEO
He has rich experience in agro processing industry for over 30 years. He began his career from Sugar Company – DCM Shriram Industries Ltd, as a Management Trainee and then gradually reached to the position of Senior General Manager and thereafter has held various senior positions in the top sugar companies of the country. During his stint with these companies, he has efficiently handled activities like production, commercial, expansion, modernization, construction of Co-generation plant and other related activities. Under his leadership, the overall efficiencies of the plants improved, productivities increased and operation streamlined. He is associated with our Company since September 2010 designated as President (Sugar Mills)
Mr. Ravi Gupta is a renowned figure in the Sugar and Ethanol industry. He has 30 years of experience in trading, supply chain and manufacturing of commodity businesses having worked both at strategic and operational levels 1 deposit casino nz.com . He has worked with the world’s leading commodity companies such as Louis Dreyfus, COFCO and AWB in the leadership roles. He is associated with Shree Renuka Sugars since 2013, prior to which, he was Managing Director of Noble (now COFCO) in India.
He is an industry voice to the Govt. for Sugar and Ethanol policy. He is also a member of country’s premier industry associations. Currently, he holds position of Co- Chairman of WTO Trade and Investment committee of ASSOCHAM, CII National Committee on Bio Energy, Member of task force on Sugar and Ethanol in Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), Chairman of Export and Ethanol Committee of AISTA and Executive Committee member of West India Sugar Mills Association (WISMA)
Mr Kuok Khoon Hong, is the Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of the Wilmar Group. He is overall in charge of the management of the Group with a particular focus on new business developments. He has extensive experience in the industry and has been involved in the grains, edible oils and oilseeds businesses since 1973. Mr Kuok has completed many projects involving the establishment of oil palm plantations in Asia and Africa, as well as the processing of grains, edible oils and oilseeds. Mr Kuok graduated from the then University of Singapore with a Bachelor of Business Administration degree.
Mr. Bohbot joined the Wilmar Group in 2011 to set up and develop the Wilmar Sugar – Trading Division. Mr. Bohbot has extensive experience in the sugar trading business and prior to joining the Group, he was the Managing Director of a large European based trading company and the Managing Director of Eagle Trading, the Hong Kong-based Kuok Group joint venture for sugar trading.
Mr. Charles Loo Cheau Leong, has been appointed as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Wilmar International Limited from June 2020. He is responsible for group accounts, tax, finance, treasury and risk management functions of the Wilmar group of companies. Mr. Charles joined the Wilmar group in 2010 as Senior Finance Manager and was appointed Deputy CFO in January 2020. His past positions include Group Financial Controller at Allied Technologies Limited, Assistant Financial Controller at Nippecraft Limited and Senior Manager (Assurance) at Ernst and Young
Mr. Madhu Rao is a fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (Year 1974) and a Commerce graduate from Mumbai University (Year 1971). Mr. Rao was a Partner with N M Raiji & Co, Chartered Accountants for about 12 years. Thereafter, he was associated with Shangri-La Hotels & Resorts (now a part of Shangri-La Asia Ltd.) for about 30 years as CFO, President & Vice Chairman and Executive Director.
Dr. B. V. Mehta obtained his graduation in Science (B.Sc.) and Master Degree in Law (LL. M.) from Bombay University and also has Diploma in Marketing Management (D.M.M.). He was awarded Doctorate (Ph.D) for his thesis on “Impact of WTO on Indian (Edible) Oilseeds Sector and Safeguard Measures” in 2008.
Dr. Mehta is representing Indian vegetable oil industry on number of Committees set up by the Government of India. He was also Member of National Oilseeds and Vegetable Oils Development Board (NOVOD), the highest policy making body of Ministry of Agriculture, Government of India since its inception in 1984 till 2016.
Dr. Mehta is connected with Indian vegetable oil industry over 4 decades and has in-depth knowledge of Indian oilseed sector and vegetable oil industry, and recipient of “Globoil Man of the Year Award” in 2016. He has presented many papers on Indian Vegetable Oilseed and Vegetable Oil sector at National and International Platforms. Dr. Mehta is the Executive Director of The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India (SEA), the largest and premier association in the vegetable oil industry and trade in India.
Ms. Mallick is the Managing Director of Q&Q Research Insights Private Limited (Q&Q). For over 12 years she has been at the forefront of market research in India. Ms. Mallick has been instrumental in shifting analytical models from those based on self-reporting of consumer behaviour to the fusion of data from a broad variety of sources, including the integration of consumers’ passive online and offline behaviour. Under her leadership, Q&Q pioneered Agriculture Market Research and became the only Indian company to make a mark in the Asian Agriculture Research space competing with MNC’ s that used to dominate the market then. Prior to Q&Q, she was a consultant at the award winning London based Food manufacturing consultancy firm CPA, for 2 years.
Following a brilliant academic career, Sri Arun Chandra Verma joined the Indian Police Service (IPS) in 1979 and served as the chief of important districts like Bhagalpur, Jamshedpur and Dhanbad. He joined the Intelligence Bureau (IB) and opted for a posting in J&K at the height of the militancy in the state (1992- 95), and won encomiums for handling sensitive assignments in the state 1 deposit casino canada.com . A highly decorated officer, Sri Verma has been awarded the Internal Security Medal, The Indian Police Meritorious Service Medal, and the President’s Police Medal for Distinguished Service, besides three Commendations from the Director, IB, and the DG CISF, the force from where he superannuated in 2014. Sri Verma has worked in an advisory capacity with Maharatna organizations like ONGC, HPCL and NPCIL, and contributes regularly to the Bihar Public Service Commission, and UPSC. The Hon’ble Supreme Court of India also assigned him a sensitive matter for investigation in Himachal Pradesh, and he was made the Chairman of the Special Investigation Team.
Retired as the Managing Partner of Ernst & Young, Muscat, Oman after spending 30 years at EY. Lived in Muscat for over 30 years and travelled extensively all over the region and the world. Sridharan was involved in providing entire range of professional services in his 30+ years with Ernst & Young, Middle East. Mainly advised several Global top 100 corporations in Technology, Oilfield Services, Financial services, diversified conglomerates, EPC Construction and Petroleum.
Founder member and later became President of Muscat Tamil Association, President of the Indian School, Founder Secretary of NRI Economic Forum and Founder member of the Muscat Chapter of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. After retirement was nominated to be an Independent Board Member and the Chairman of the Audit Committee of a wholly owned subsidiary of Government of Oman’s investment holding company for energy related investments. Served as an Independent Director of L & T Ship Building Limited until its merger with the parent.
Alternate Director (Non-Executive Director)
Mr. Tinniyan Kalyansundaram Kanan, has been appointed as Alternate Director to Mr. Khoon Hong Kuok. He has vast experience of more than four decades in the field of oil fats and seeds and was associated with Adani Wilmar Limited since inception till 2021. He was instrumental in transforming Adani Wilmar Limited from an edible oil company to an integrated food company. He is a Commerce graduate and has done his Diploma in Administrative Management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute, Mumbai.
Mr. Siraj Hussain joined the IAS in 1979 and was allotted Uttar Pradesh Cadre. He served the State Govt of Uttar Pradesh in various capacities including District Magistrate, Managing Director of UP State Industrial Development Corporation, UP State Agro Industries Corporation and Registrar co-operative Societies. He was also posted as Secretary, Education and Secretary to Chief Minister. In the Union Government, he has worked as Deputy Managing Director, National Cooperative Development Corporation; Joint Secretary, Department of Food and Public Distribution; Chairman-cum-Managing Director of Food Corporation of India, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture and Secretary Indian Council of Agriculture Research.
He has served as Secretary to Government of India in the Ministry of Food Processing and Ministry of Agriculture. Several new schemes of Govt including PM Crop Insurance Scheme, e-National Agricultural Market and Price Stabilisation Fund etc. were formulated under his supervision. After superannuation from the IAS in January 2016, he joined ICRIER as Visiting Senior Fellow. He has been researching and writing on various aspects of Indian Agriculture. His term with ICRIER ended in April 2022.
In 2016, he was awarded Doctorate in Philosophy (honoris causa) by Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Andhra Pradesh in recognition of his contributions for advancement of Agriculture. He has written about 280 opinion pieces in several important publications including Bloomberg Quint, Business Today, Business World, DNA, Down to Earth, Economic Times, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line, Indian Express, India Cable, Mint, Newsclick, Tribune, Money Control, Rajasthan Patrika, and the Wire. He has a regular monthly column in the Print. Mr. Hussain was an independent director on the board of Hindustan Petroleum Corporation Limited from September 2017 to September 2020.
He is also the Chairman of Board of Directors of National e-Repository Limited, a subsidiary of NCDEX. Mr. Hussain is also an advisor to FICCI for Food Processing Sector. In October 2021, he promoted Arcus Policy Research Private Limited with Shweta Saini who is an economist. He has published several research papers on agriculture and allied sectors.