Mr. A. Vellayan is a Non-Executive Promoter Director. He holds a diploma in Industrial Administration from Aston University, Birmingham, U.K and Masters in Business Studies from University of Warwick Business School, U.K. He joined the Board of E.I.D. – Parry (India) Limited in the year 1999. He is the Executive Chairman of Murugappa Group and the Chairman of Coromandel International Limited. He is also a Director of Kanoria Chemicals & Industries Ltd. He has more than 30 years of industrial experience.
Mr. V. Ravichandran is a Non-Independent Non-Executive Director. He has over three decades of experience and has served in the Murugappa Group for the past 30+ years. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering and a Post Graduate Diploma in Management from Indian Institute of Management. He is also a qualified Cost Accountant and Company Secretary.
He began his career in the Murugappa Group as an Executive Assistant to the Chairman and later worked in Finance division of E.I.D. – Parry (India) Limited and Parrys Confectionery Ltd.,
In 1994 he moved to Farm Inputs Division of E.I.D Parry as General Manager – Pesticides and consequent to the demerger of Farm Inputs Division into Coromandel Fertilizers Limited in 2003, he assumed the role of Vice-President. He was the Manging Director of Coromandel International Limited from 2006 to 2013.
He is now a Director in the Murugappa Corporate Board and plays the role of Lead Director for the Fertilizer and Sugar business. He joined the Board of E.I.D. Parry in the year 2009. He is also on the board of Coromandel International Limited and Parry Sugars Refinery India Private Limited.
Mr. Suresh is an Executive, Non – Independent Director and has been associated with the Murugappa Group since August 2014. He is a Mechanical Engineering Graduate with a Post Graduate Diploma in Industrial Engineering and a MBA with specialization in Finance. He has 26 years of experience across different industries in the areas of Sales, Marketing, Manufacturing, Industrial Relations, Supply Chain, Management of Special Projects, Industrial Engineering and business turnarounds.
He is also the Managing Director of Parry Sugars Refinery India Private Limited, a subsidiary of E.I.D. Parry.
Dr. Rca Godbole is an Independent Director. She is a trained plant molecular biologist. She is a post graduate in Bio-Chemistry from University of Bombay and PhD from Freiburg, Germany. She had been a Post Doctorate Scientist at the Heidelberg institute of Plant Sciences and TU Munich.
She worked as a Scientist with Syngenta Seeds (India) Limited from January, 1999 till March, 2002 and was involved in various research aspects of the seed business.
She is a co- founder of a Biotech firm SaliCrop in Israel, commercializing technology which enables crops to cope with abiotic stresses better. She has authored many scientific publications and made poster presentations in various Symposia and Congresses, including the Gordon Conference on, ‘Gravitational effects on the living systems’ in 1996 at Boston.
She Joined the Board of E.I.D. – Parry (India) Limited in November 2015.