Board of Directors
Shri Sanjeev Varma – Chairman
Mr. Sanjeev Varma is working as Executive Director (Agri Business) in Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC). He joined GSFC as a Trainee Engineer in 1990 and rose to current position gaining experience in varied fields like Project Execution, Finance, Project Development, Project Monitoring & Control, Marketing — Industrial Products, Human Resource Dept, Industrial Relation Dept, Security, and Corporate Communication etc. Mr. Varma got his Basic Graduation of an Engineer in 1990 and then acquired Post Graduation Degree of MBA (Finance) in 2002. He is currently managing Agri Business of GSFC including Supply Chain Management. He was Nominee Director on the Board of two Foreign Joint Ventures of GSFC namely Karnalyte Resources Inc., Canada from 2015 till 2020 and Tunisian Indian Fertilizers (TIFERT), Tunisia, from 2016 till 2020. Currently he is Nominee Director on Board of Gujarat Port & Logistic Company Ltd., a company promoted by GSFC and Gujarat Maritime Board, since 2021. Mr. Varma carries with him rich techno-commercial experience of more than 32 years covering nearly all the facets of a Fertiliser & Petrochemical Company.
Shri V.D. Nanavaty – Director
Shri Vishvesh D. Nanavaty is presently serving as Executive Director (Finance, MSD, MS) & Chief Finance Officer. He looks after various departments like Finance, Management Services Division and Medical Services in Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Ltd. (GSFC). Apart from B.Com (First Class from Gujarat University), he holds professional degree like CS and CA. He is a cost & Work accountant and an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and Institute of Cost & Works Accountants of India. He has more than 28 years of experience in various capacities including heading Secretarial and Legal Department of GSFC in the capacity of Company Secretary. Prior to joining GSFC, he has worked as Senior Manager (Finance) and Company Secretary of Johnson Pump (India) Ltd.
Shri S H Purohit – Director
With over three decades of rich experience and expertise in core HR function, this dynamic professional has experience of working in Co-operative, Private and Public Sector. Currently heading HR at GSFC, Mr Purohit is the Strategy architect in the development of innovative HR initiatives to streamline processes and capitalize on Organizational growth Opportunities. Though HR is in his blood, he is a passionate speaker and trainer by heart. He is an accredited trainer certified by JCI University (Junior Chamber International), USAand has also been applauded with “Outstanding trainer” by JCI. Under his leadership, GSFC has been recognized as “Best In-Class For Training & Development” in PSUs and felicitated at 18th Edition of the Asia Pacific HRM Congress at Bengaluru on 17th September, 2019. Revered in HR network and communities, this veteran has been regularly invited and has notched up over 3000 hours as a “SPEAKER”.
Dr. Pujan Vaishnav – Director
Dr. Pujan Vaishnav is currently serving as Chief of R&D and QC In Gujarat State Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited. With an experience of more than 15 years in the chemical sector, he has held various strategic positions in the entire gamut of Research and Development Quality Manufacturing Technology and Operations. He has a Ph.D. in chemistry from M.K. Bhavnagar University, Bhavnagar, and possesses an astute understanding of new product development, technology development & evaluation, technology transfer, process development, improvement of existing product range, scaling up new products, financial planning and control, etc. He also holds a Six Sigma Green Belt Certification.
Smt. Harsha Shelat – Director
Prof. Harsha Shelat, M.Sc., works as an Associate Research Scientist at the Department of Microbiology, Anand Agriculture University, Gujarat. She has an experience of 23 years in research and teaching in this field. She has authored more than 35 research papers in national and international journals. She has also produced 35 recommendations of various biofertilizers for the benefit of Gujarat’s farmers.
She has designed and formulated a few booklets as well as leaflets on bio-fertilizers for popularising technology. She is a recipient of the prestigious Sardar Patel Award for her contribution in the field of PSM. She is also a resource person for imparting training of biofertilizers in various state training programmes. Her contribution to the field of agriculture includes the development and dissemination of liquid bio-fertilizer technology for the benefit of the farming community.
As she has a wide experience in bio-fertilizers and organic products, her guidance will help the company in the development of bio & organic products.
Shri S.K. Mishra – Chief Executive Officer
Shri Shiti Kanth Mishra is serving as the Chief Executive Officer of GSFC Agrotech Limited (GATL) since September 2016. He is a result-oriented dynamic professional with a rich experience of 25+ years in distinguished areas of various field of Agribusiness Management like Sales & Marketing, Distribution, Logistics Management Commercial Operations, Strategy Planning and P&L Management.
He has an M.Sc. in Agriculture from GBPUA&T University, Pantnagar, and a PGD in Business Administration from Symbiosis University, Pune. Having worked with the likes of Chambal Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited and in Matix Fertilizers & Chemicals Limited, Shri Mishra is backed by a rich experience in fertilizers and agri-input sector.
CA Shri Dharmesh Bhalgamiya – Chief Finance Officer
CA Shri Dhamesh Bhalgamiya is an associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He started his professional career as a trainee in GSFC and has had rich exposure to various functions of finance in a short span. His expertise lies in Budgeting, Central Accounting, Costing, Audit, Taxation, Insurance, Payroll, Bill Section, Sales Accounting, etc. He has also served as a trustee of Provident Fund, Gratuity and Pension Trust at GSFC’c Fibre Unit. He has also made noteworthy and commendations contributions to innovative financial projects embraced by the company.
Smt. Renu Bhatt – Joint Chief Executive Officer (Seeds & IB)
Smt. Renu Bhatt is serving as a Joint Chief Executive Officer of GSFC Agrotech Limited (GATL) since November 2016. She has more than 15 years of diverse work experience in Sales & Marketing. Determined and highly focused on her career, she has achieved success at considerably young age.
Shri Manish Jain – Joint Chief Executive Officer (Sales)
Shri Manish Jain is working as Joint Chief Executive Officer (Sales) at GSFC Agrotech Limited. With over 21 years of professional experience in the domain of fertilizers, agri-inputs and rural retail, he has previously served in different role with Chambal Fertiliser and Chemical Ltd. And Triveni Retail Ventures Ltd. A thorough management professional by qualification, Shri Manish Jain has wealth of experience in the field of Sales & Marketing, Market Development, strategy Planning, Product Management and Imports.