Welcome to Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd.

Board Of Directors

Shri Ashok Bhavarlal Jain, Chairperson, Executive Director

(DIN 00053157)

Mr. Ashok Jain is the Chairman of Jain Irrigation Systems Limited and a well-known entrepreneur working for agriculture for the past over 4 decades. He is 56 years old and is the eldest son of Late Dr. Bhavarlal Jain, the Founder Chairman. Mr. Ashok Jain obtained his degree in Commerce from University of Pune. He is an avid sportsman and has represented his alma mater in Cricket, Badminton, Hockey and Football. Mr. Ashok Jain took a keen interest in the business activities of his family firm even as a student, taking part in sales & marketing. He has worked both at Mumbai office on Import- Export & Administration, in the Papain & PVC Pipe manufacturing activities in Jalgaon in his early career. In 1989, he began to look after office and HR Management, Communication function & Public Relations.

Appointed as Director of Jain Irrigation in 1993, he focused on marketing of drip irrigation and provision of extension services of farmers throughout the country. In 1996, he was appointed as Vice Chairman of the Company and began to support erection and commissioning activities of the Food Processing Division and Bulk Raw Material purchases. Then, he oversaw the Food Processing Division and Green Energy Product Division being in-charge of Group’s overall Administration, Public Relations and Policy Making. He has built experience and expertise in all Divisions of the Company. He leads Company initiatives in maintaining all important relationships with the farming community. He ideates and implements philanthropic activities of the firm as well as family.

Shri Anil Bhavarlal Jain, Managing Director, Vice Chairperson, Executive Director, Promoter-Director

(DIN 00053035)

Mr. Anil Jain has served as Managing Director of Jain Irrigation Systems Limited (JISL) since 1992. He has since steered the growth of the company from INR 0.35 billion to INR 80 billion (approx. USD 1.2 billion in 2018). He joined the Company’s management team in 1984 and worked in the New York office between 1987 and 1991, leading its international marketing from there. Thereafter, he returned to India and took charge of the Company’s overall functioning as Managing Director and CEO.

Mr. Anil Jain is a veteran professional with over 30 years of experience in core strategic areas such as finance and banking, domestic and international marketing, strategic planning, horizontal and vertical expansion, and change management. He, along with his three brothers, enabled JISL’s successful global expansion to 126 countries. JISL has become the only Indian agricultural corporation with its origin and foundation in rural India to offer a richly integrated product and services basket that benefits the entire value chain of stakeholders.

Being an advocate for the cause of small and marginal farmers across the world, Mr. Anil Jain has driven JISL’s multifold progress while keeping the small farmer at the fulcrum of all its objectives and activities. He works zealously towards the issues of food security, water security and energy security. Innovative entrepreneurship is his chosen tool for creating sustainable impact in agriculture, natural resource management, food processing, renewable energy, and related areas. Under his leadership, JISL has positioned itself at the forefront of cutting edge innovation in the field of agriculture to provide cost effective solutions to the farmers that improve their productivity and prosperity.

He is an avid reader. His belief in integrated practices such as non violence in thoughts and actions, equanimity and conservation, in business as much as in personal life, has led him to undertake many a philanthropic, social and cultural cause. He follows a modest lifestyle both at work and home.

Mr. Anil Jain has a degree in commerce from Pune University (1984) and a degree in law from Mumbai University (1986); He is a Director of Gandhi Research Foundation - Jalgaon & PAPSAC HBS (Private & Public Scientific, Academic & Consumer Food Policy Group Harvard Business School), U.S.A. He is the Chairman of Steering Committee to Create Shared Value in Agribusiness ACTION PLATFORM. He has been appointed as member of Food Processing Education Committee (FPEC), Government of India; Member of WBCSD CEO Council; Member of India-Israel CEO Forum; Member of Society & Board of Governors of IIM - Sambalpur (Ministry of HRD-Delhi) & Member of Board of Governor, IIT-Jodhpur, Member of WBCSD - Food, Land & Water Program Board.

Shri Ajit Bhavarlal Jain, Jt.Managing Director, Executive Director, Promoter-Director

(DIN 00053299)

Mr. Ajit B. Jain is BE (Mech) from Pune. He has worked as Managing Director of erstwhile Jain Plastics and Chemicals Limited (now part of the Company). He joined in 1984 and started his training in production and maintenance in the pipe division. During the period from 1985-1990, he was in charge of establishing our new pipe production plant at Sendhwa (in the state of Madhya Pradesh in India). In 1993 he was appointed as Director of the Company. He is Joint Managing Director of Jain Irrigation Systems Ltd, Jalgaon (India) since 1998 and is responsible for the Micro Irrigation System, pipe division as well as marketing of all plastic products, including drip irrigation, guidance for extension service and development of new applications and products.

He was appointed Director with the overall responsibility of the pipe manufacturing plant at Jalgaon, including production, maintenance and marketing of new applications & products. He has technical background and has been largely involved in adaption and development of drip irrigation concept in the Country. Besides overall production, administration and marketing management responsibility he has also handled all India marketing function of Drip Irrigation and PVC pipe products, PE and other speciality pipes and fittings all over the world. He has been involved with development of new applications & products and adaptation of drip technology for Indian conditions as well as technical integration of acquired entities in last few years. He has substantial authority to oversee and implement the day to day operations of the Company as a Joint Managing Director.

He is the honorary secretary of DRIPMA and an active member of National Horticulture Mission. He is also the Vice President of the Association for Improvement in Production and Utilization of Banana (AIPUB). Ajit Jain has made a strong contribution to the development of horticulture in the country with the promotion of water management tool of micro irrigation in general and banana in particular. He is instrumental in the promotion of the Hi-tech Banana cultivation model, the pioneer of production of banana under drip technology in the country. He has been propagating concept of precision agriculture around the world.

Shri Atul Bhavarlal Jain, Jt.Managing Director, Executive Director, Promoter-Director

(DIN 00053407)

Mr. Atul B. Jain is a Commerce Graduate. Mr. Atul Jain took over the marketing responsibilities of Jain Irrigation products initially at the Mumbai office before going to New York, Dubai, Africa and Europe for further business penetration. Besides overall marketing management responsibility he has also handled all India marketing function of Drip Irrigation and PVC pipe products, PE and other speciality pipes and fittings all over the world. He has been involved with development of new applications & products in overseas markets for food, plastic and sheet divisions. He is currently also Chief Financial Officer of the Company.

Since 2002, Mr. Atul Jain has been based in Jalgaon. He oversees the marketing of Irrigation products, piping products in both domestic and international markets. He is a great believer in innovation. He has been instrumental in developing a strong market for PVC pipes for domestic and export markets.

He is widely travelled & travels all over the world for continued market development and extension to both Developing Countries the JISL Business Model of Sustainable Development & Uplift of the Entire Community, based of which each of JISL’s Products & Services are developed.

Under his able direction JISL has signed MOU with Governments in India and abroad, wherein JISL has been given the mandate for developing a total Country Plan for achieving Food & Water Security. Mr. Atul Jain has a passion to build complete solution around water at country and city levels.

Shri Ghanshyam Dass, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

(DIN 01807011)

Mr. Ghanshyam Dass has had an outstanding career in domestic, international banking and capital markets for over 32 years, during which he developed a firm understanding of the complexities of international markets. He is thoroughly familiar with the regulatory and business environment in USA, European Union, South East Asia, the Middle East, India and other major money-center locations. Mr. Dass is an advisor to intel capital, member of the Association of Biotech Led Enterprises (ABLE), Bangalore, Hardware Task Force, Founder Member Association of Outsourcing Professionals (AOP), Member Academic Council Union Bank School of Management, member of the CII National Council on corporate governance and regulatory framework and CII National Committee on capital markets and government nominee on the governing council of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI). Mr. Dass is a member of Brickwork Ratings Committee (a credit rating agency) and Vice President of Karnataka Athletics Association)

Shri Devendra Raj Mehta, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

(DIN 01067895)

Mr. D. R. Mehta joined Indian Administrative Service in 1961 and held important positions in the Government of Rajasthan and later in Government of India. He was the Chairman of Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI), an apex regulatory body that deals with the regulation and development of the capital market in India. He has been credited with transforming the capital market in India into a modern, efficient, safe, vibrant and a very investor friendly one. His prior prestigious postings include the Deputy Governor of Reserve Bank of India, Director General of Foreign Trade, Ministry of Commerce, and Additional Secretary, Banking, Ministry of Finance. Born in 1937, he is graduate of Arts and Law from Rajasthan University. He also studied at Royal Institute of Public Administration, London and Alfred Sloan School of Management, MIT, Boston. There is another side to this sterling personality-humane side. A man of compassion, he set up the Bhagwan Mahavir Viklang Sahayata Samiti in 1975.

Smt Radhika Pereira, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

(DIN 00016712)

Radhika Dudhat Pereira is a Partner with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and has worked on a wide range of transactional work in the areas of regulatory advisory, real estate, intellectual property rights, projects and project financing, corporate advisory and documentation and legal risk management advisory. Focus of her work over the years has been to structure transactions, provide strategy, documentation and negotiation in respect to complex and sensitive transaction and/or situations.

Over the years she has developed the practice of legal risk management to assess and advise in the management of legal risk whether regulatory, contractual and/or other litigation risk and has advised several complex transaction requiring understanding of Corporate Governance, Insolvency Law, Environmental Laws, Intellectual Property Rights, Data Protection, Telecom, Cyber and other Regulatory Laws.

Radhika was a part of the core group committee established by the Government of Maharashtra to make recommendations to the State Government on legal issues relating to privatization. She is a Independent Director on the Boards of listed and unlisted companies.

Radhika is a Faculty and Guest Speaker at various educational, institutional and business forums to speak on wide range of subjects including on legal, commercial and self-development related topic. She also studies and speaks on the Indian Shastras.

Dr. Harishchandra Prasad Singh, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

(DIN 06387125)

Mr. Harishchandra Prasad Singh was born in Mahmada, Pusa, Samastipur Bihar, India on 2 July 1950 in a farming family. Mahmada is a place, where Imperial Agricultural Research Institute was established in 1905, now known as Pusa Institute (Indian Agricultural Research Institute), Pusa, New Delhi. With rare combination of scientific excellence, conscientious administration, dynamic management skills and academic depth, Dr. H.P. Singh, in his career spanning 42 years, has outstandingly contributed to research, education and development of horticulture and agriculture.

His vision, commitment and dynamic leadership have provided a new dimension to horticulture.

Visionary approach of Dr. Singh, with zeal and commitment for achieving excellence and exemplary skills of management has brought dynamisms to the positions which ever, wherever, (Deputy Director General (Hort.), ICAR, (2007-2012); Vice-Chancellor, Rau, Pusa, Bihar (2005-2007) Dean, College of Agriculture, Pantnagar, (2004-2005); Horticulture Commissioner, Ministry of Agriculture,(1997-2003); Chairman, Coconut Development Board, Cochin; Director, National Research Centre on Banana, Trichy,(1993-1997); Project Coordinator (Fruits), IIHR, Bangalore), he held. His contribution has lead to optimisation of output, outcome and delivery. He is prime mover for Horticulture Research and Development in India and is an Architect of golden revolution.

He believes that even best can be improved. Currently, he is the founder and chairman, Confederation of Horticulture Associations of India(CHAI), committed for accelerating the economic growth through technological interventions, human resource development and providing innovative solutions to emerging challenges.

Dr. Narendra Jadhav, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

Dr. Narendra Jadhav, is an Indian national (born in 1953). Dr Jadhav, currently a Member of Parliament Rajya Sabha-Nominated, has had a long and outstanding professional career spanning more than four decades in public service. Some of the distinguished positions held by Dr Jadhav with distinction include Member, Planning Commission, Member, National Advisory Council (NAC), Vice- Chancellor of University of Pune and the Chief Economist, Reserve Bank of India.

  1. EDUCATION:
    • Ph.D in Economics, Indiana University, USA 1986
    • MA (Economics), University of Bombay, 1975.
    • B.Sc (Statistics & Economics), University of Bombay, 1973.
  2. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    • Member of Parliament (Rajya Sabha - Nominated)
    • Distinguished Professor, Council for Social Development (CSD), New Delhi
    • Emeritus Professor of Public Policy - MIT School of Government, Pune.
    • Chairman, RBI History Advisory Committee, Reserve Bank of India, Mumbai
    • Member, National Committee on Nation-wide Celebration of 125th Birth Anniversary of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar.
    • Chairman, Committee on Preparation of Perspective Plan for Higher Education in Maharashtra, Government of Maharashtra.
    • Independent Director - Tata Teleservices (TTSL) Ltd., Tata Tele Maharashtra Ltd (TTML) and Sustainable Agro- Commercial Finance (SAFL) Ltd., Mumbai
  3. HONOURS
    • Received Award for Outstanding Contribution to Economic Theory for the Ph.D dissertation in 1986, and Honored with the Best International Student Award by Indiana University, USA in 1983.
    • Recipient of 4 Honorary D. Litt degrees from 4 different State Universities.
    • ‘Maharashtra Ratna’, Award for all-round contribution (2004)
    • Dr. Jadhav is recipient of as many as 70 National and International awards for his contribution to the fields of economics, education, literature, culture and social work. These include the title of the ‘Commander of the Order of Academic Palms’ by the Government of France.

Ms Nancy Barry, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

Nancy Barry is currently the President and CEO of NBA Enterprise Solutions to Poverty since 2006. ESP has worked with over 150 companies, banks and emerging enterprises in major emerging markets, to build profitable, inclusive growth strategies which engage millions of low-income people as suppliers, distributors and consumers, building their income and assets. Deep engagement and results with companies and banks in India, China, Kenya, Mexico, Colombia and Peru.

She has Strong emphasis on agribusiness and inclusive agri-finance. In India, with ten leading agribusinesses, built the Action Platform to Create Shared Value in Agribusiness in India. Over 70 leading companies and banks were engaged between 2012 and 2018 in company actions, collaborations and joint initiatives geared to creating shared value with small farmers, through value chain development, inputs and advice, and financial services. She has Strong knowhow and engagement on retail distribution channels for consumer goods, insurance, and B2B products with Exito, Bimbo, FEMSA, P&G in Latin America. Nancy joined the World bank as a Young Professional and became the global Division Chief for Industry globally. She has Held managerial positions in industry, trade, finance, and public sector management in Latin America and South Asia. She went on to become the CEO for Women’s world bank in 1990 where she led major expansion in performance, innovation, and impact expansion of microfinance by specialized institutions and banks in the WWB network, from 20,000 clients in 1990 to 23 million clients in 2006, in over 40 countries of Asia, Latin America, Africa, the Middle East, and Eastern Europe. The aggregate global portfolio of WWB network members grew to over USS$8 billion, with loan sizes averaging USS400.

  1. EDUCATION:
    • Harvard University. Master of Business Administration, 1975
    • Stanford University. Bachelor of Economics, 1971
  2. PROFESSIONAL PROFILE
    • Global Division Chief - World Bank, USA 1975 - 1990
    • President and CEO, Women’s World Banking1990 to 2006
    • President and CEO, NBA Enterprise Solutions to Poverty2006 to present
  3. HONORS
    • Harvard Business School. The Social Impact Award at SEI 20’ Anniversary, 2014
    • Harvard 100 Most Influential Alumni Award, 2007
    • US News and World Report’s America’s Twenty Best Leaders Award, 2006
    • Harvard Business School Club of New York Leadership Award, 2006
    • Financial Women’s Association Public Service Woman of the Year, 2006
    • Harvard Business School Achievement Award, 2005
    • Forbes Top 100 World’s Most Powerful Women, 2004 and 2005
    • Kellogg-McKinsey Award for Distinguished Leadership, 2004
    • Forbes Trailblazer Award, 2002

Shri Mukul Sarkar, Nominee Director

(DIN 00893700)

Mukul Sarkar is a Graduate [B.Tech] in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, and an MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta. He has over 30 years of experience in Indian financial sector mainly in the area of investment banking, corporate banking, trade finance and risk management. He is presently the Chief General Manager and Chief Risk Officer of Export-Import Bank of India (Exim Bank). He was earlier Group Head of Exim Bank’s Project Exports Group, Corporate Banking Group and SME Business Group. Mr. Sarkar spent three years in Milan, Italy as Head of Exim Bank’s operations in Western Europe. He has vast experience in trade finance, overseas investment finance, export credit, buyer’s credit and project finance.

Prior to joining Exim Bank, Mr. Sarkar worked in SBI Capital Markets Ltd in investment banking. He has also served on the Board of many Indian companies e.g. Natco Pharma, Welspun Corp, Strides Pharma, TCG Lifesciences Ltd. Mr. Sarkar has also consulting experience as he has served as Managing Director & CEO of GPCL Consulting Services Ltd, a consulting firm promoted by Exim Bank.

Mr.Johannes Bastiaan Boudewijn Mohrmann, Non-Executive Director, Independent Director

Mr. Johannes Bastiaan Boudewijn Mohrmann is a creative and entrepreneurial professional that connects vision with strategic focus and pragmatic solutions. He has over 35 years of multi-disciplinary experience across private sector, development, SME development, environmental sustainability and program management. Primary regional experience with extensive professional networks across South Asia (India, Bangladesh), Africa and Eastern Europe. Strong performance at the crossroad of public sector, private sector and civil society stakeholders. Charismatic transformative leader operating at the level of CEOs and senior government leaders.