Narayanan Suresh Krishnan
Managing Director & CEO
Narayanan Suresh Krishnan is an alumnus of Birla Institute of Technology and Science (BITS), Pilani. He is member of the Board of Directors of Zuari Agro Chemicals Limited (ZACL), Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) and International Fertilizer Association (IFA). In his career of over 30 years he has been associated with Fertiliser, Energy, Sugar and Cement sectors. His corporate experience spans Manufacturing , Project Execution and Corporate Finance. He has been in leadership roles in the Indian Fertiliser Sector for over a decade. He is an active proponent of resource-efficient agriculture.
President and Chief Operating Officer
Sabaleel Nandy is the “President and Chief Operating Officer” of Paradeep Phosphates Ltd (PPL), having joined the organization on Aug 1st 2020. He holds a bachelors’ degree in engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Kharagpur and has done his MBA from the Indian Institute of Management (IIM), Lucknow. He also serves on the boards of Zuari Maroc Phosphates Pvt Ltd (ZMPPL), “Zuari FarmHub Ltd” (ZFHL) and “Zuari Yoma Agri Services Ltd.” (ZYASL).
Prior to this, Sabaleel has served as Executive Director at “Tata Chemicals North America”, where he was heading the US operations at the soda ash manufacturing facility at Green River, Wyoming and was a member of the Board of the company. He has also been the Vice President and Head of Manufacturing at the phosphatic fertilizer plant of Tata Chemicals at Haldia. He also served as a Director on the Board of Indo Maroc Phosphates Pvt Ltd (IMACID), a joint venture between Tata Chemicals, Chambal Fertilizers and OCP.
He joined the Tata Group in 2001, as part of the Tata Administrative Services (TAS) and spent over 17 years across Tata Chemicals, Tata Sons and Tata Motors. Sabaleel was featured by the “Business Today” magazine as one of the 25 “Hottest Young Executives under 40”.
Bijoy Kumar Biswal
Chief Financial Officer (CFO)
Mr. Bijoy Kumar Biswal is a Chartered Accountant and has over twenty-three years of experience in finance across various corporations, including eight years with Adventz Group companies. His previous roles included as Chief Financial Officer of Forte Furniture Products India Pvt Ltd (FFPL), Chennai, and as Finance Controller of Zuari Agro Chemicals Ltd (ZACL), Gurgaon. As a Chief Financial Officer (CFO), Mr. Biswal is responsible for the overall finance, accounts, and taxation functions of the company.
Chief Commercial Officer (CCO)
Harshdeep Singh hold master’s degree in International Business from Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and Bachelor of Engineering (BE) from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. Prior to joining PPL. He was associcated with Hindustan Unilever Limited (HUL)and Tata Chemicals, and has a long experience in Agribusiness and FMCG sector in the areas of brand management, commercial operations (Supply chain, Procurement etc.) and wholesale & retail sales operations.
Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya
Chief Manufacturing Officer & Unit Head
Pranab Kumar Bhattacharyya holds B. Tech degree in Chemical Technology from University of Calcutta. He also successfully completed the post-graduate executive management programme from the S.P. Jain Institute of Management and Research, Mumbai. Previously, he was associated with Hindalco Industries Limited as an assistant general manager. He also received the “Distinguished Achiever” Award at the Chairman’s Awards, 2007 organised by the Aditya Birla Group.
General Manager and Head of Corporate Finance
Alok Saxena holds a bachelor’s degree in technology (computer engineering) from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and successfully completed a post-graduate program in management from the Great Lakes Institute of Management, Chennai. Previously, he was associated with Tata Consultancy Services as a systems engineer. He has been with Adventz group for over a decade and have handled key strategic, business transformation, M&A and commercial portfolios within the group.
Company Secretary and Compliance Officer
Sachin Patil holds a bachelor’s degree in corporate secretariship (first class with distinction) from Karnatak University, Dharwad. He is an associate member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India. He was earlier associated with Zuari Global Limited as Assistant Company Secretary and Compliance Officer.