Mar. 22, 2023
Furthering the efforts to strengthen its R&D team Best Agrolife Ltd (BAL), one of the leading agrochemical company in India, has hired four highly accomplished R&D professionals for its wholly owned subsidiary Best Crop Science Pvt Ltd (BCSPL).
BAL has roped in seasoned R&D experts Dr Suresh Iyer, Dr Mohan Bhawe, Dr PK Garg and Mr Vijay Sane for BCSPL. All the four R&D experts are PhD’s and post doctorates from reputable foreign and Indian institutes in the area of Synthesis Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry and Chemical Engineering.
A PhD in Organic Chemistry and Post Doctorate from US University Mr Suresh Iyer holds an extensive experience of more than 4 decades of Synthesis Research at NCL. Mr Iyer has published 10 patents and over 30 publications in scientific journals to date. Dr Mohan Bhawe, on the other hand, has done his PhD in Chemical Engineering from US University. In his 35 years long career so far he was majorly associated with Procter & Gamble. He has extensive experience in chemical engineering aspects of process development and scale up including designing of non-infringing processes for patents.
Dr PK Garg is a PhD in Chemical Engineering with 35 years of industrial experience. His major experience is with Rallis India Limited and Deepak Nitrite where he was mainly involved in the scale up aspects of all the projects. Mr Vijay Sane has over 35 years of experience, majority of which is in Gharda Chemicals designing experiments at R&D level and continues to contribute immensely in this area. He is currently also a visiting professor at ICT Mumbai.
Commenting on the appointments Mr 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 in 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 backward 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,″ he added further.
It is worth mentioning that renowned R&D experts Dr Rajendra Kharul, Dr Uday Gokhale, Dr Rajendra Jagdhane and Dr Mahadev Patil have also joined BCSPL recently.