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Randhir Chauhan - Managing Director

Randhir is the Managing Director of Netafim India division and a member of Netafim corporate management forum.   
His responsibility for overall management of business and long term strategic vision is for India and SAARC countries.
He started his career with Excel Industries Ltd. Mumbai, a leading agrochemicals company in 1993 and subsequently opted to continue with Netafim India in 1997. He has an experience of more than two decades in the micro irrigation sector and has handled various cross functional profiles of sales, marketing and operations.
Randhir is an Agriculture Engineer and a Management Professional.
Randhir is an active member of many industry affiliates like State Micro Irrigation Committee, Irrigation Association of India, etc. He is also a member of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII) National Council on Agriculture and has served as the President of Irrigation Association of India for three years.
During his illustrious career, Randhir has contributed immensely for the progress of the micro irrigation industry.

   
Mahesh Kalmane - Chief Financial Officer

 Mahesh heads the financial operations of the company as the Chief Financial Officer and is also responsible for the Information Technology and Legal functions of Netafim India.
Prior to joining Netafim India in 2010, he worked with Ciba Speciality Chemicals, Phillips India ltd, Bharat Bijlee Ltd. etc. and brings a valuable experience of more than two decades in financial, fiscal and corporate value enhancement.
Mahesh holds a Masters degree in Business Administration.

   
Vijay Rathod - Head, SBU West

Vijay heads the business of SBU West of Netafim India.
Vijay started his career with Jalbindu Agritech in 1991 and later worked with Excel Drip and Agri Services, a then Joint Venture of Excel Industries, Jalbindu and Netafim Ltd. He  subsequently opted to work with Netafim India.
He has an experience of more than two decades in the micro irrigation sector.
Vijay is an agriculture engineer and holds a Masters degree in Business Administration.  

   
Vikas Sonawane - Head, SBU Central

Vikas heads the business of SBU Central, and has been associated with Netafim India since two decades.
Vikas started his career in 1996 with Excel Drip & Agri services Pvt Ltd., a then joint venture between Excel Industries,  Jalbindu & Netafim Ltd.  and subsequently opted to continue with Netafim India.  
A post graduate in agriculture engineering, Vikas has handled different roles and responsibilities across territories in his industrious career.

   
K M Mahamulkar - Head, SBU South

Krishnath heads the SBU South operations of Netafim India.
He started his career in 1992, joined Excel Industries in 1993 and later worked with Excel Drip & Agri services Pvt Ltd., and subsequently opted to continue with Netafim India. 
He has held various cross functional roles and responsibilities in Netafim.
Krishnath is an agriculture graduate and has a rich experience of more than two decades in the agri industry.

   
M S Ramesh - Head, Community Irrigation & International Business SBU

Ramesh heads the Community Irrigation and International Business SBU of Netafim India.
Prior to joining Netafim India in 2009, he has worked with Coromandel International Ltd., EID Parry India Ltd., Hoechst AG, etc. and has a valuable experience of around two decades.
Ramesh is a graduate in agricultural science and a Masters in Business Administration.

   
Avinash Thakur - Head , Marketing & Business Development

Avinash heads the Marketing and Business Development of Netafim India.
Prior to joining Netafim in 2010, he had been a part of Coromandel International Ltd., EID Parry India Ltd. and has 14 years of valuable experience in agriculture space.
Avinash is an agriprofessional and Masters in Business Administration.

   
Umkant Patel - General Manager , Materials & Logistics

Umakant heads Materials and Logistics of Netafim India.
Prior to starting his journey with Netafim India in the year 2002, he has worked with ABB Ltd., Apollo Tyres Ltd., etc. and has a valuable experience of more than15 years working under varied roles in the area of supply chain.
Umakant is a commerce & law graduate and holds a Management degree in Business Administration.

   
Satish Gudsoorkar - General Manager , Plant

Satish heads Vadodara and Chennai factory operations of Netafim India.
Prior to joining Netafim India in 2006, he has been a part of Bosch Ltd., Voltas Ltd., and Western Refrigeration Ltd., working accross various profiles in the manufacturing arena.
Satish is a mechanical engineer by profession and possesses a rich experience of more than two decades.

   
Preston Fernandes - General Manager, HR

Preston heads the human resource department of Netafim India.
Prior to joining Netafim in 2011, he has spent 15 years in human resource development in companies across various sectors in the likes of Eureka Forbes, ACC Concrete, United Spirits Ltd. & Glenmark Pharmaceuticals.
Preston is a graduate in psychology and holds a Management degree in Personnel Management.

   
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