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Kaundinya, Ram

Ram Kaundinya Chairman, An Association of Biotech Led Enterprises- Agriculture Group (ABLE- AG), Managing Director, Advanta India Ltd

Ram Kaundinya, Managing Director, Advanta India Ltd, and Chairman, Association of Biotech Led Enterprises—Agriculture Group (ABLE—AG), is a member of the Board of Directors of Axis Bank. He has 35 years of experience in the agrochemical and seed industries. This experience includes 22 years in the agrochemical industry with companies such as Hoechst and Cyanamid involving marketing, manufacturing, operations management, strategic planning, and business development throughout India. His last assignment in the agrochemical industry was as the Managing Director of Cyanamid Agro Limited. Subsequently, he has been in the seed industry for the last 13 years, out of which the first six years he served as a Managing Director of Emergent Genetics India Private Ltd, and for the last seven years, he was the Managing Director of Advanta India. He served as the Chairman of Crop Life India from 1998 to 2002 as well as the Director of the Association of Seed Industry, Mumbai, from 2002 to 2006. He was the Vice President of the All India Crop Biotechnology Association, New Delhi, from 2002 to 2006.

He is a graduate in Agriculture from Andhra Pradesh Agricultural University, Hyderabad, and he is an Alumnus of the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, where he did his Master’s in Business Management with a specialization in Agriculture.