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.
K M Mahamulkar- Head, SBU Central
Krishnath heads the SBU Central 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.Saravanakumar – Head, SBU South
M. Saravanakumar heads the SBU South operations of Netafim India.
He has a vast experience of more than 15 years in agriculture & consultancy space. Prior to joining Netafim in 2002, he was associated with Nosthenkov’s Aesthetics as a consultant.
In his journey with Netafim India, he has held various cross functional roles and responsibilities, gradually rising to head the SBU South operations.
Saravanakumar has done his Masters in Agriculture and has in depth knowledge and expertise in micro irrigation industry.
Vikas Sonawane- Head, SBU Projects & Export
Vikas heads the Projects and Export SBU , 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.
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.
Govind Tapadia – General Manager , Plant.
Govind heads the Vadodara and Chennai factory operations of Netafim India.
He has been a part of Netafim India since 1999, and has worked across various profiles in the manufacturing function of the organisation.
Govind is a Polymer engineer by profession with an in depth knowledge of the micro irrigation sector.
He possesses a rich experience of nearly two decades in the manufacturing arena.
Amit Karandikar – General Manager, Human Resources.
Amit heads the human resource department of Netafim India.He has a vast experience of around 20 years. Prior to joining Netafim in October 2015, he has worked with companies like Reliance Industries Ltd., Arvind Mills Ltd., AC Nielson, Intas Pharmaceuticals Ltd., Elitecore Technologies while most recently serving for Atul Limited, as General Manager – HR.
Amit is a Master of Social Work from Faculty of Social Work, Vadodara and AMP (Accelerated Management Programme) from ISB, Hyderabad.