Best Agrolife appoints 4 R&D experts

Best Agrolife appoints 4 R&D experts

BAL has roped in seasoned R&D experts Dr Suresh Iyer, Dr Mohan Bhawe, Dr PK Garg and Mr Vijay Sane for BCSPL.

  • By ICN Bureau | March 22, 2023

Indian agrochemical company Best Agrolife Ltd (BAL) has hired four highly accomplished R&D professionals for its wholly-owned subsidiary Best Crop Science Pvt Ltd (BCSPL). The company had earlier announced the appointment of another set of four highly experienced senior R&D specialists.

BAL has roped in seasoned R&D experts Dr Suresh Iyer, Dr Mohan Bhawe, Dr PK Garg and Vijay Sane for BCSPL.

All four R&D experts are Ph.D.  holders from reputed foreign and Indian institutes in Synthesis Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.

With a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry and Post Doctorate from US University, Dr Suresh Iyer holds an extensive experience of more than 4 decades of Synthesis Research at NCL. Dr Iyer has published 10 patents and over 30 publications in scientific journals.

Dr Mohan Bhawe, on the other hand, is Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering from US University. In his 35 years long career, he was majorly associated with Procter & Gamble. He has extensive experience in chemical engineering aspects of process development and scale-up, including designing non-infringing processes for patents.

Dr PK Garg is a Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering with 35 years of industrial experience. He has spent a significant part of his career with Rallis India Limited and Deepak Nitrite, where he was mainly involved in the scale-up aspects of all the projects.

Vijay Sane has over 35 years of experience, the majority of which is in Gharda Chemicals, designing experiments at the R&D level. He continues to contribute immensely in this area. He is currently also a visiting professor at ICT Mumbai.

Commenting on the appointments, Vimal Alawadhi, MD, BAL, said: “At this crucial time when BAL is on the cusp of explosive growth, robust R&D is of utmost importance for us. The move of tapping into the R&D veterans embraces an effort to ramp up our innovations powered by R&D. To partner our nation in the quest to become ‘atmanirbhar’ in the field of agrochemicals, we are focusing on the development of active ingredients/intermediates that have recently come out of product patent and are also on a growth curve in India and globally. We aim to develop patentable technologies that utilise safer and greener chemistry and are completely backwards integrated starting from the bulk. This strategy will help us in becoming self-reliant and, in the process, reduce dependence on other countries and imports.”

Renowned R&D experts Dr Rajendra Kharul, Dr Uday Gokhale, Dr Rajendra Jagdhane and Dr Mahadev Patil have recently joined BCSPL. 

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