Board of Directors/Key Managerial Personnel
  • GV Bhaskar Rao - Chairman and Managing Director

    A graduate in agricultural science from Andhra Pradesh, Agriculture University, GV Bhaskar Rao is the founder promoter of Kaveri Seeds. Besides being its chief strategist and its prime motivator, Mr Bhaskar Rao oversees production, R&D and business development.  
  • G Vanaja Devi - Wholetime Director

    Associated with Kaveri Seeds since its incorporation, Ms Vanaja Devi assists the Managing Director in the company’s general functioning.  
  • C Vamsheedhar - Wholetime Director

    Associated with the company since 1999, C Vamsheedhar oversees, along with Mr Manohar Rao, sales and marketing at Kaveri. He travels extensively, meets with farmers, and demonstrates the company’s products to field staff/sales staff and farmers. Instrumental in the expansion of Kaveri's sales and marketing in recent years.  
  • C Mithun Chand - Wholetime Director

    Associated with the company since 2005, C Mithun Chand is involved with several functions including new initiatives. He heads KexVeg, the brand new division for exotic vegetables and Microteck.  
  • Dr G Pawan - Vice Chairman - Non Executive

    For over a decade, Dr. G. Pawan has contributed immensely to the Company's growth and sustainability. He has served as a Director for more than a decade and has been appointed as Vice Chairman (Non-Executive) of the Company during the year 2016-17. Dr. Pawan is an MBBS from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Belgaum, Karnataka and he has completed Doctor of Medicine (MD) from Cook County Hospital Health Systems, Chicago, USA. His consistent focus on strategic issues and long-term business plans and operations of the Company will help it elevate to a new orbit of competitiveness and value creation.

    Dr. Pawan has been instrumental in formulating strategic and long-term business plans, assisting the Chairman and Managing Director to do justice to his role and take vital decisions for sustainable value creation of the company and stakeholders.
  • M. Chaya Ratan - Director

  • Dr S Raghuvardhan Reddy - Director

    A PhD (Agriculture) and Ex-Vice-Chancellor of Acharya NG Ranga Agricultural University, Dr S Raghuvardhan Reddy has held several eminent professional positions and has won several awards including the “Jawaharlal Nehru Birth Centenary Award” for significant and lifetime contribution to the development of Science and Technology, especially in Agricultural Sciences.  
  • Dr SM Ilyas - Director

    An MS in agricultural engineering from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi, and a DSc in agricultural engineering from the University of Novi Sad, Yugoslavia, Dr SM Ilyas has been Director of National Academy of Agricultural Research Management (NAARM), Hyderabad, Project Director (Distance Education) National Institute of Rural Development (NIRD), Hyderabad, and Vice Chancellor of Narendra Dev University of Agriculture and Technology, Faizabad. Dr Ilyas has been awarded several gold medals including the“Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers Award”, the “Institution of Engineers (I) Award” in 1997 & 2002, and the “Fellowship and Commendation Medal for Outstanding Contribution“ by the Indian Society of Agricultural Engineers(ISAE)”.  
  • K Purushotham - Director

    A science graduate in Agricultural and passed Banking examinations conducted by the Institute of bankers, Mumbai, retired as General Manager in the top executive cadre of Indian Overseas Bank (IOB) and having vast experience of 36 years in the Banking Sector.  
  • Dr. V. Bhaskar - Independent Director

    Dr.BhaskarVenkataramany, IAS (Rtd.)appointed as an Independent Director of the Company w.e.f.14.11.2018. Dr. V Bhaskar retired from the Indian Administrative Service withinternational, national and state level experience of issues relating to finance,taxation, regulation and governance.
    He has worked as the Chairman, Andhra Pradesh Electricity RegulatoryCommission. Prior to that assignment, he worked as the Special Chief SecretaryFinance to the Government of Andhra Pradesh. He has earlier worked in theInternational Monetary Fund at Washington DC. He also worked in Ministry ofFinance, New Delhi and the Ministry of Commerce & Industry in theGovernment of India at New Delhi and in the Thirteenth Finance Commission atNew Delhi. He has worked as Collector and District Magistrate of Anantapurand Visakhapatnam districts in Andhra Pradesh. Prior to joining the IAS, heworked in the management cadre of the State Bank of India specializing in creditto industries.
    Dr. V. Bhaskar obtained his PhD in Economics from the University ofHyderabad. He obtained his Masters in Public Administration from HarvardUniversity and Masters in Science from St Stephen's College Delhi. He is also aCertificated Associate of the Indian Institute of Bankers Mumbai.
  • V.R.S.Murti – CS

  • K.V. Chalapathi Reddy - CFO & KMP

    Mr. K.V.Chalapathi Reddy is a Chartered Accountant (Membership No.29364) with over 3 decades of varied experience in all areas of Financial Management, Accounts, Auditing, Taxation, Budgeting, MIS, Forex and Treasury functions of the Company. Mr. Chalapathi Reddy, prior to joining the Company, headed the several positions in Finance, Accounts and Systems Implementation of the Companies viz., Pharma, Cement, Software and Agriculture etc.,