Management team

Raghunath Kelkar

R.M. Kelkar

President – IC Marketing

He is a Chemical Engineer from IIT, Delhi. After completing his graduation in 1981, he has been associated with a number of chemical industries. After an initial stint of about 3 years in manufacturing, he decided to pursue a career in Industrial Marketing. He has worked with reputed manufacturers of industrial chemicals over the last 34 years in various capacities dealing with not only commodity chemicals but also speciality chemicals, paints and coatings and speciality adhesives. He has been associated with Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemicals Corporation Limited for the past 10 years heading the marketing of industrial chemicals. As the Head of Marketing, he has contributed to the growth of the industrial chemical division and has been responsible for creating the Trading business for the company, which has grown manifolds in the past few years. Recognizing his efforts, he was elevated to the position of President – Industrial Chemicals on 1st Sep’17. He is now a member of Internal Board and is expected to play a role in formulating various policies of the company and contribute to the growth of other businesses as well.

Shyam Narayan Sharma

Shyam Narayan Sharma

President – TAN Marketing

Mr. Sharma is an MBA from Jadavpur University and has completed his B. Tech in Mining Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad. He comes with over two decades of experience in the mining industry.
Prior to DFPCL, Mr. Sharma was associated with Indian Explosives Ltd (Orica Mining Services) as their Country Manager & Director based out of Kolkata. In the past, he has worked with ICI India Ltd and Nippon Paints India Ltd in their paint business.

Mahesh Girdhar

Mahesh Girdhar

President – Crop Nutrition Business

Mahesh Girdhar comes with over two decades of professional experience in business operation, managing P&L, strategy and general management roles across seeds, traits and crop protection business in different geographies ( Global, Asia Pacific, India ) in leading international companies. He has a Master’s in Agriculture from HAU, Hisar, India and did his Advance Management Program at INSEAD, France. Prior to DFPCL, he worked as Global Crop Lead at Bayer Crop Science in Singapore since 2010 and previously Country Head, Bayer BioScience Pvt Ltd, India based in Hyderabad. He was also associated with at various managerial roles in the past.

DS Ravindra Raju

DS Ravindra Raju

President – Manufacturing

A post-graduate from XLRI Jamshedpur and IIT Chennai and having an experience of over 30 years, Mr. Raju He is currently responsible for the complete supply chain apart from Manufacturing for the entire group at multiple locations. Prior to DFPCL; he was the Whole Time Director of Paradeep Phosphate Ltd. He has been on the Board of Industrial Development Corporation of Odisha (Government of Odisha Undertaking) and a Member of the State Level Facilitation Committee of IPICOL (Government of Odisha Industries Department). In the past, he has also been associated with Coromandel Fertilisers, Indo Gulf Fertilisers, Navin Fluorine International, Godavari Fertilisers, Saint-Gobain and HEG Limited.

Pandurang Landge

Pandurang Landge

President – Projects

Mr. Landge has 36 years of domestic & overseas experience of Operations, Projects conceptualization, development, execution, commercialization & running businesses. A 1982 chemical engineering graduate from University Department of Chemical Technology (UDCT), Bombay University. He took up employment with RCF in 1982 involving himself in project execution and operations of Ammonia plants. Having worked for 9 years in RCF, he spent 20 years in Saudi Arabia with a startup which was built to a US$ 1.5 Bn company wherein he served as head for more than 7 years prior to returning to India in 2011.

Amitabh Bhargava

Amitabh Bhargava

President and Chief Financial Officer

He is a Graduate in Chemical Engineering from IIT, BHU with a Master’s in Business Management with Finance as major from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. He started his career with GAIL and was involved in the construction, commissioning and operation of LPG Extraction Plant and HBJ Pipeline. He worked with ICICI Bank as Deputy General Manager and led transaction teams in underwriting and syndication of debt for Power, Ports, Roads, Oil & Gas and other manufacturing sectors. He worked in Private Equity with ICICI Ventures, Macquarie Capital, RREEF Infrastructure (Deutsche Bank AG) and Nomura Infrastructure Fund. He was Chief Financial Officer – Corporate Finance of GMR Infrastructure Ltd where he led fund raising for the company’s various infrastructure businesses through Private Equity, Capital Markets, Project Finance, Corporate and Structured Finance transactions. He was lately associated as Chief Finance Officer of Essar Group’s E&P Company.

Amrish Goel

Mr. Amrish Goel

President – Strategy

A mechanical engineering graduate from IIT Mumbai and post graduate from IIM Calcutta, Amrish comes with a rich experience in strategic planning, business transformation and operations management besides having led and mentoring start-ups. He heads corporate strategy, IT and corporate communications. Over his 24 years of professional experience he has worked with IBM, ECS, Welspun, BHEL. Before DFPCL, Amrish was with KPMG advising clients on strategy and business transformation for industrial products.

Romy Sahay

Mr. Romy Sahay

President – Human Resources

Mr. Sahay has done his graduation in Electrical & Electronics Engineering from BIT Mesra and Post -graduation in Personnel Management & Industrial Relations from XLRI. In a career spanning 26 years, he has worked with TELCO, ITC Ltd., ITC Infotech India Ltd. and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories Ltd. He has been involved in setting up various HR systems – processes & scaling it up at a global level, aligning HR to business results and driving HR strategy to execution. In his last assignment as Vice President & Head HR – Global Manufacturing Operations, he has led HR for multi-units and large geographically distributed workforce.

Naresh Pinisetti

Naresh Kumar Pinisetti

President – Corporate Governance

Mr. Pinisetti is a Post Graduate in Human Resources from NIPM with an Executive MBA from Scandinavian International Management Institute (SIMI) and has completed his B L from College of Law in Andhra University and M.A. in Sociology. He comes with an experience of over 30 years in different facets of Human Resource Development and Industrial Relations. He was previously associated with Vestas as Director and Regional Head of HR for Asia Pacific and the Bayer Group in India as General Manager – HR. He has traveled extensively across Europe and Asia Pacific and has been exposed to the latest international concepts in People Management. He is the immediate past Chairman of Indian Society for Training & Development, Chennai Chapter and was also the Regional Vice President for the Southern Region. He is a certified Coach and also a Hogan Graduate.

Debasish Banerjee

President – Strategic Projects

Mr. Banerjee is a Chartered Accountant (rank holder) with diversified experience of over 30 years in the field of strategic finance and accounting, mergers and acquisitions, taxation and general management. He is currently responsible for strategic planning, mergers & acquisitions, structured financing and other strategic areas.

He joined DFPCL in Jan 2000 and has been associated with the Group in various leadership roles for more than 19 Years. Mr. Banerjee specializes in corporate finance & strategy, business turnaround / restructuring, costing & budgets, corporate affairs, capital markets, financial planning & control, project financing along with building strong relationship with banks, rating agencies and financial institutions. His previous stints includes position as Chief Financial Officer at Smartchem Technologies Limited (subsidiary of DFPCL) and Haldia Petrochemicals Limited.