Who we are

Board of Directors

  • Mr. S. K. Poddar, Chairman PPL

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    Mr. S. K. Poddar

    Chairman PPL

    Mr. S. K. Poddar is the Chairman of the Company since 5th February 2014. He is the Chairman of Adventz Group. Under his leadership the Group has promoted various projects including Joint ventures with leading international corporations.

    A recipient of the Rashtriya Samman from the Central Board of Direct Taxes, Mr. Poddar is involved with art, culture and sports. Having served as President of FICCI and International Chamber of Commerce of India, he has been appointed by the Government of India on the Board of Trade - the highest body on trade - and on the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore. He has also served as a Member of the Board of Governors of the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur for a decade and on the local Board of the Reserve Bank of India for similar tenure.

    He is the Chairman of India - Saudi Arabia Joint Business Council and a Member of the Indo - French CEO Forum.

  • Mr. Karim Lotfi Senhadji, Director

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    Mr. Karim Lotfi Senhadji

    Director

    Karim Lotfi Senhadji is a nominee Director of Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt. Ltd, a Joint Venture between Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco and Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, the flagship company of Adventz Group. He holds full time position of Chief Financial Officer in OCP, Morocco.

    Karim Lotfi Senhadji joined OCP in 2010 as a Director in charge of management control. Then he held the position of Vice-President Shipment & Logistics before his appointment as CEO at OCP Africa. Prior to OCP, Mr Lotfi Senhadji held several management positions within several Moroccan and international companies, such as Holcim Group, Altadis Morocco and Méditelecom. He holds an Executive MBA ESSEC & Mannheim Business Schools and graduate form the Royal Air Forces School of Marrakech where he got his degree in aeronautical engineering and trained as a pilot.

  • Mrs. Kiran Dhingra, Independent Director

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    Mrs. Kiran Dhingra

    Independent Director

    Mrs. Kiran Dhingra is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company since 27th July 2017. She is a retired IAS officer with 4 decades of experience in governance. She has worked in the Ministries of the Govt. of India - Human Resource Development, Housing and Urban Poverty Alleviation, Textiles and Shipping and retired in the rank of Secretary to the Government of India.

    She has served as Government Director / Chairman on the Board of several CPSUs including the Delhi Tourism and Transport Development Corporation, the Delhi Metro, the National Housing Bank, the Housing and Urban Development Corporation, the Cotton Corporation of India, the Central Cottage Industries Corporation and the National Institute of Fashion Technology.

  • Mr. Satyananda Mishra, Independent Director

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    Mr. Satyananda Mishra

    Independent Director

    Mr. Satyananda Mishra is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company since 4th November ‘2020. Mr. Mishra Joined the IAS in 1973. Served in Madhya Pradesh in many capacities such as Collector and DM in two districts, Secretary and Principal Secretary to the State Government in Departments of Higher Education, Housing and Environment, Public Health Engineering, Culture, Public Relations, Revenue, and PWD for over ten years.

    He Worked in the Government of India as Joint Secretary, Culture, Development Commissioner of Small Scale Industries (DC SSI), Establishment Officer (EO) and Secretary Department of Personnel & Training (DOPT).

    He was appointed as Information Commissioner in 2008 in the Central Information Commission, a statutory body and later as Chief Information Commissioner (CIC) of India in 2010 and up to 2013.

  • Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia, Independent Director

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    Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia

    Independent Director

    Mr. Marco P.A. Wadia is an Independent Director on the Board of the Company since 21st March 2006. He is a B.A (Hons.), LL.B and a practicing advocate since 1986. He is specialised in corporate matters and is currently a Partner in Crawford Bayley & Co., Solicitors & Advocates. He holds directorship in many companies.

  • Mr. Mohamed Soual, Director

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    Mr. Mohamed Soual

    Director

    Mr. Mohamed Soual is a Director on the Board of the Company since 3rd February 2020. He is a nominee of Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt. Ltd, a Joint Venture between Office Cherifien des Phosphates (OCP), Morocco and Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited, the flagship company of Adventz Group. He holds full time position of Adviser to the CEO and Chief Economist, OCP, Morocco.

  • Mr. Prabhas Kumar, Director

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    Mr. Prabhas Kumar

    Director

    Mr. Prabhas Kumar is a Director on the Board of the Company as a nominee of the Government of India since 30th May 2017 being nominated by the Government of India. Mr. Kumar is a BE (Elect), M.Tech (Power Engineering), MIE and is presently posted as Director (Fertilizer) in the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India. He is also a Director on the Board of Projects & Development India Limited.

  • Mr. Vinay Kumar Pandey, Director

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    Mr. Vinay Kumar Pandey

    Director

    Mr. Vinay Kumar Pandey is a Director on the Board of the Company as a nominee of the Government of India since 20th April 2020. Mr. Pandey is presently posted as Director (P&K) in the Department of Fertilizers, Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Government of India.

  • Mr. Suresh Krishnan, Managing Director

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    Mr. Suresh Krishnan

    Managing Director

    Mr. Suresh Krishnan is the Managing Director of the Company with effect from 16th February 2020. Mr. Krishnan is B.E (Hons.) and M.Sc. from BITS (Pilani) with over 32 years of corporate experience in fertiliser, energy and cement sectors. Mr. Krishnan has been associated with the Adventz Group for over two decades and has been widely acknowledged for his leadership, vision and commitment. Over the years, he has been instrumental in financing of large greenfield projects in the domestic and international markets, forging and managing joint ventures and acquisitions and in executing turnaround strategies alongside day–to–day operations in the manufacturing sector. Mr. Krishnan is on the Board of Directors of several Adventz group companies and joint ventures.