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Jun. 18, 2021

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Jun. 18, 2021

44.jpgFMC Corporation has appointed Ravi Annavarapu as president of FMC India, effective July 1, 2021. Annavarapu will be responsible for the company's business strategy and performance in India. He will succeed Pramod Thota, who is taking on the role of president of FMC USA. Annavarapu will report to Bethwyn Todd, FMC vice president and president of FMC Asia Pacific.

“Ravi is a proven team leader with an in-depth knowledge of the crop protection industry and has a strong understanding of the local market and customer needs,” said Todd. “I am confident that under Ravi’s leadership, FMC will continue to serve India’s agriculture sector by bringing innovative technologies, developed through localized research, which make a positive difference to farmers’ lives.”

Todd thanked Thota for his leadership of FMC India during his tenure: “He has been the force behind key projects like Project SAFFAL (effective control of Fall Armyworm), Ugam (promotion of good soil health practices), Project Samarth (Safe Water Initiative) and the Science Leaders Scholarship Programme, which are actively generating momentum towards agriculture sustainability.”

“I am excited to have the opportunity to lead our operations in India, one of FMC’s fastest-growing countries,” said Annavarapu, who currently holds the position of director of sales and marketing in FMC India. “As a company, we are committed to delivering innovative crop protection solutions to our customers and having a positive impact on the farming communities that we serve. I look forward to building on Pramod’s legacy in ensuring that FMC India continues to be a trusted partner to farmers across India.”

Annavarapu completed his B.Tech from the Indian Institute of Technology Madras. He also holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.

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