Best Agrolife Ltd to lead in agrochemical space in FY 23-24, hires stalwarts in R&D2 min read 23 Mar 2023, 07:51 PM IST
Best Agrolife Ltd. (BAL) (BSE: BESTAGRO 539660), one of the top agrochemical firms in India, has hired a team of highly qualified R & D professionals for its fully owned subsidiary Best Crop Science Pvt. Ltd. (BCSPL) in an effort to make its R & D future-ready
23rd March 2023, New Delhi: Best Agrolife Ltd. (BAL) (BSE: BESTAGRO 539660), one of the top agrochemical firms in India, has hired a team of highly qualified R & D professionals for its fully owned subsidiary Best Crop Science Pvt. Ltd. (BCSPL) in an effort to make its R & D future-ready. Lalit Kumar Sharma has been named the Head of Quality Control and R & D at another wholly owned subsidiary of BAL, Seedlings India Pvt. Ltd. Sharma will be in charge of the company's research and development strategy in addition to advancing the pipeline growth and development initiatives.
Dr. Rajendra Kharul, Dr. Uday Gokhale, Dr. Rajendra Jagdhane, and Dr. Mahadev Patil are the newly appointed members of the BCSPL R&D team. For BCSPL, BAL has also roped in seasoned R & D professionals Vijay Sane, Dr. PK Garg, Dr. Suresh Iyer, and Dr. Mohan Bhawe. All the eight R & D specialists have PhDs and postdoctoral degrees in Synthesis Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry, and Chemical Engineering from reputable international and Indian institutions.
BAL is constantly working on assembling a potent team of seasoned experts who are pioneers in their specialised areas. Sanjeev Kharbanda, a prominent business transformation leader and finance expert, had just been hired by the firm to serve as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
“A robust R&D section is vital for us, especially at this critical time when BAL is poised for explosive growth. By utilising R&D veterans, we aim to accelerate the R&D-driven advancements we already produce. We are concentrating on the development of active ingredients/intermediates that have recently come out of product patents and are also on a growth curve in India and internationally in order to support our country in its effort to become "atmanirbhar" in the field of agrochemicals. Our goal is to create fully backwards-integrated, patentable innovations that start from the bulk and use safer, greener chemistry. This plan will assist us in becoming independent and, as a result, lessen our reliance on other nations," said Mr. Vimal Alawadhi, Managing Director, Best Agrolife Ltd.
Best Agrolife Limited is listed among the top 15 agrochemical companies in India. It is a research-based company focused on bringing world-class and cost-effective crop solutions in the form of novel agrochemical formulations to the agricultural industry to improve crop productivity. Currently, BAL has 7,000 MTPA and 30,000 MTPA technicals and formulation manufacturing capacity, respectively, through three of its manufacturing plants in Gajraula, Greater Noida, and Jammu & Kashmir. BAL currently has more than 5200 distributors in India. It retains an impressive portfolio of 400+ formulations and more than 100+ technical manufacturing licences.