Board of Directors

A. Vellayan

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.

V. Ravichandran

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.

V. Ramesh

Mr. V. Ramesh, is an Executive, Non-Independent Director. He is a Cost Accountant with a Post-Graduation in Management (PGDM) from Indian Institute of Management.

He started his career as a Management Accountant with Mukand Iron and Steel and then moved to Hindustan Lever Ltd, a Company that he served for over two decades mainly in the Finance and Commercial functions. In the intervening period, he worked in TVS Finance & Services Limited.

He joined the Board of E.I.D. – Parry (India) Limited as Managing Director in January 2014. Prior to joining E.I.D. Parry, he was appointed as Chief Financial Officer of Carborundum Universal Limited (CUMI) in November 2006 and as President-Abrasives in CUMI in November 2010. He was selected as one of the Best CFOs in India by India Today- Yes Bank in the year 2012.

He is also a Director of Parry Sugars Refinery India Private Limited.

Suresh

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.

Anand Narain Bhatia

Mr. Anand Narain Bhatia is an Independent Director. He was educated at Delhi University and Cambridge where he graduated with a degree in Economics. He joined Hindustan Lever (HLL) in 1970 as a Management Trainee. In 1984, he moved to Lipton India Limited (LIL) as Vice President of Foods, and was appointed as Director of Foods and Beverages on the Board of LIL in 1990. In 1992, he assumed charge as Managing Director of LIL. He became Chairman of Unilever Caribbean and successfully established Unilever business in the Caribbean. He joined the Board of E.I.D-Parry (India) Limited (E.I.D. Parry) in the year 2004. He has 40 years of industrial experience. He is also the Chairman of the Stakeholders Relationship Committee of the Board of E.I.D. Parry.

M.B.N. Rao
Mr. M.B.N. Rao is an Independent Director. He is the former Chairman and Managing Director of Canara Bank. He was also the Chairman and Managing Director of Indian Bank during the period from 2003 to 2005. He is a Graduate in Agriculture and an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and a Fellow of the Indian Institute of Banking and Finance. He is a Banker with over 38 years of experience, including over nine years of overseas experience serving as a Board level appointee for about eight years and at Chairman Level for about five years. He joined the Board of E.I.D-Parry (India) Limited (E.I.D. Parry) in the year 2009 and is the Chairman of the Audit Committee, Nomination & Remuneration Committee and Risk Management Committee of the Board of E.I.D. Parry. He is also on the Boards of various reputed Companies including Cholamandalam Investment and Finance Company Limited, Ramco Cements Limited and Taj GVK Hotels and Resorts Limited.
V. Manickam
Mr. V. Manickam is an Independent Director. He is a Chartered Accountant and has put in more than 29 years of service in Life Insurance Corporation of India in various notable capacities. He retired as Managing Director and CEO of LIC Pension Fund and is now the Secretary General of Life Insurance Council. He joined the Board of E.I.D-Parry (India) Limited (E.I.D. Parry) in the year 2013 and is the Chairman of Corporate Social Responsibility Committee of the Board of E.I.D. Parry. He is also on the Boards of various reputed Companies including India Cements Limited, Trinetra Cement Limited and India Cements Capital Limited.
Rca Godbole

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.