Management

Mr. Rakesh Kapur

Managing Director

Mr. Rakesh Kapur is the Managing Director on the Board of IFFCO Kisan.

Presently, Mr. Kapur holds the position of Joint Managing Director in IFFCO and is responsible for planning, managing and monitoring all finance and accounts related functions of IFFCO. He has also been extensively involved with all the new Projects, Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Diversification initiatives of IFFCO from their stage of inception.

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Mr. Rakesh Kapur is an ex-IRS Officer of 1978 Batch, who held the rank of Commissioner of Income Tax in his parent cadre before he was absorbed in IFFCO in October 2005. He was awarded the “Best Probationer’s Silver Medal” in the IRS Batch by the National Academy of Direct Taxes, Nagpur. He has wide experience in Finance, Management, Business Strategising, Accounts and Taxation. He held various senior assignments in the Government of India, which included Joint Secretary (Commercial), Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI); Director in the Ministry of Chemicals & Fertilizers, Department of Fertilizers; Additional Assessor & Collector, Municipal Corporation of Delhi apart from the postings in the Income Tax Department as Additional Commissioner of Income Tax, Deputy / Jt. Commissioner of Income Tax since 1978. He had also worked in Technical Services Department of the Indian Oil Corporation Ltd. (Marketing Division) during 1975-78.

Mr. Kapur has travelled widely and participated in various national and international Seminars and Conferences, and presented papers on different subjects.

Born on 26th September, 1954, Mr. Kapur holds B.Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (First Class with Distinction) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and a Post-Graduation in Management.

Apart from IKSL, Mr. Kapur is also vested with the responsibility of Managing Director of IFFCO's subsidiary namely, IFFCO Kisan SEZ Ltd. (IKSEZ), Nellore.

Mr. Kapur is the Director on the Board of following Companies:

  • IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance Company Limited (ITGI),
  • IFFCO-Tokio Insurance Services Limited.
  • IFFCO Kisan Bazar & Logistics Limited.
  • IFFCO Chhattisgarh Power Limited.
  • CMDC ICPL Coal Limited.
  • National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX).
  • Asset Infra Development Limited.
  • Kisan International trading (KIT), Dubai.
  • Indo- Egyptian Fertiliser Co.,SAE
  • Oman India Fertiliser Co.,Oman
Chairman of Executive Committee of CMDC ICPL Coal Limited and also a Member on the Committees of following Companies:-

Mr. Kapur is also a Chairman of IFFCO Employees Benevolent Trust and a Trustee of Cooperative Rural Development Trust (CORDET)

Mr. Kapur is a

  • IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Company Limited – Executive, Audit & Investment Committees.
  • IFFCO Tokio Insurance Services Limited – Executive Committee.
  • IFFCO Chhattisgarh Power Limited – Audit Committee.
  • IFFCO Kisan Bazar & Logistics Limited – Audit Committee

Mr. Sandeep Malhotra

Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Sandeep Malhotra joined IFFCO Kisan on 13th January, 2015 as Chief Executive Officer. He is vested with the overall responsibility of IFFCO Kisan’s affairs.

He began his career with HCL and worked with Uptron, Siemens and ICICI Group before joining IFFCO Kisan.

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Mr. Malhotra has more than 25 years’ experience out of which 16 years in financial sector. During his tenure at ICICI Bank, he worked as a Project Finance Officer, financing a number of projects in manufacturing, services and infrastructure sector. He interacted extensively with Government on the policy initiatives and regulatory aspects of various infrastructure sectors like power, telecom, rural roads and railways. His last position within the Bank was General Manager, Corporate Banking – Northern Region. He has worked extensively with both corporate and public sector clients and was involved in a number of financing transactions across Asia, Europe and North America.

He has handled product segments like project finance, corporate loans, banking products like CMS/Trade Finance, treasure products, investment banking products on debt and equity side, structured products, M&A advisory and Financing and Private Equity.

Born on 13th December, 1965, he has obtained Master’s degree in Management and Systems from Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi in the year 1994 and Bachelor's degree in Electronics & Communication Engineering from REC, Kurukshetra and he did his High School from Model School, Rohtak & MD University. He is a Gold Medalist from MD University.

Mr. Rakesh Dhasmana

C.F.O

Mr. Rakesh Dhasmana holds the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in IFFCO Kisan.

Mr. Dhasmana is a commerce graduate from Delhi University and qualified as a Chartered Accountant (C.A) in the year 1999.

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Mr. Dhasmana has more than 17 years of work experience in various industries in India and abroad. He joined Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) in 1999 and worked in various capacities in Finance & Accounts functions. He has worked in IFFCO’s JV/ Subsidiary in Egypt and U.A.E and then worked in IFFCO Tokio General Insurance Co. before joining IFFCO Kisan.

Mr. Navin Choudhary

Chief Marketing Officer (CMO)

Mr. Navin Choudhary holds the position of Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) in IFFCO Kisan.

Mr. Choudhary is an adept professional with a career span of over 19 years plus into financial sector and senior management profile. He has worked in different geographies of India with various industry leaders such as Shyam Telecom, IFFCO Tokio General Insurance, Kotak Life Insurance and ICICI Bank holding key positions in overall sales, marketing and distribution of both banking and financial products.

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He is coming with expertise in retail and SME business both in liabilities and assets and setting up new business lines and verticals.

During his long stint in the sector, he played pivotal role in running profit centers across the country, strategizing and developing robust distribution, retail channel

He holds a degree in Humanities with Honors in Economics and MBA in Sales in Marketing. He is IRDA and AMFI certified and also have done his Phd in retail management

Mr. S S Kukreja

Chief Operating Officer (KCC)

Mr. S S Kukreja joined IFFCO KISAN on 1st January, 2015 as Chief Operating Officer. He is overall responsible to manage the affairs of Kisan Call Centre.

With total experience of nearly 40 years with IFFCO and its group of companies, Mr. Kukreja joined IFFCO in 1978 and worked in various capacities with major contribution to IT. In 2000, when IFFCO, as a part of its diversification plan, decided to enter Into insurance business and formed a new company called IFFCO TOKIO GENERAL INSURANCE CO.LTD (ITGI), he was deputed as Head IT.

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In ITGI, Mr. Kukreja, Executive Vice President (IT), was responsible for the overall computerization plans starting from the scratch in the organization. During his tenure with ITGI, he was also associated for setting up rural operations of the company. He served ITGI for nearly 15 years.

Born on 8th November, 1954, he did his Graduation from Delhi University and Post Graduation from University of Rajasthan. He also holds Diploma in Systems Analysis & Data processing. He is Licentiate from the Insurance Institute of India.

Mr. Vikram Despande

National Head (Sales & Marketing)

Mr. Vikram Deshpande holds the position of National Head (Sales & Marketing) in IFFCO Kisan.

He has worked across Industries of IT,Office Automation;Consumer Durable, for 20 years, in Sales,Operations and Marketing functions,and last 15 years in Telecom industry. In Bharti Airtel he has handled responsibility of Business Head (P&L Head) for almost 7 years, handling complete Sales,Marketing and Operations of Technical and Customer service,for circles like Punjab,Haryana,MPCG ;Himachal Pradesh,Tamil Nadu and Kerala,for Mobility,DTH and Broadband business.

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In his last role he was Heading the Sales and Marketing of Tamil Nadu and Kerala state as a VP-(Sales and Marketing) for Fixed Line and Broadband business and instrumental in driving business with rollout of state of the art Fiber to home technology and other new technologies .

During his career he has handled diverse geographies across India for as a Profit center head and was responsible for formulating and implementing substainable business business development model and strategic initiatives regarding development of robust distribution channel,both for rural and urban geographies.He has wide exposure on budgeting and planning and turning around business performance with process centric and highly effective.

He is an Electronics and Telecommunication Engg from Nagpur University (1993 Batch) and Master in Business administration (Marketing) from Pune University (1997 batch).

Mr. Vibhas Mandal

Head (HR)

Mr. Vibhas Mandal holds the position of Head (HR) in IFFCO Kisan.

Mr. Mandal is Post Graduate in Human Resource Management from International Management Institute, New Delhi and a Graduate in Mathematics. He has close to 8 years of work experience where he has worked in different profiles and roles. His key skills are in the area of Human Resource Management, Talent Management, Training and Development, Compensation Management and Recruitment. He is currently working as the head of the Human Resource Department of IFFCO Kisan.

Mr. Ganesh Prasad Dash

Head (Products and Operations)

Mr. Ganesh Prashad Dash joined IFFCO KISAN on 5th October, 2010. Presently he holds the position of Head (Products and Operations).

Mr. Dash hold rich experience of over 15 years in propelling business profitability, establishing profit centre operations, leading large teams and driving operational excellence across diverse industries.

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He has extensive experience in managing national business operations and has proven capabilities in enhancing revenue streams by providing vision and strategic direction, financial management, cost control measures, ROI, talent acquisition & management, resource optimization, strengthening of the channel partnership, management of subsidiaries & independent profit centres, establishing alliances and turning around under-performing units.

He is an MBA in HR and Marketing from Utkal University.

Mr. Pratul Chandra Dwivedi

Head (IT)

Mr. Pratul Chandra Dwivedi holds the position of Head (IT) at IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Ltd.

Mr. Dwivedi has a professional experience of more than 15 years in the field of IT. Prior to working with IFFCO Kisan he has worked with NIIT Technologies, ACME Tele Power Ltd. amongst others.

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He holds a rich experience of effective vendor management, building Software Solution Business vertical, identifying business and system requirements, IT Automation & Digitization for real time information availability. He has hands on experience in application, process and quality improvement of e-commerce enabled mobile and web application. He has expertise in managing on-Cloud and on-Premise technologies.

Mr. Sanjeev Sharma

Head (Business Development)

Mr. Sanjeev Sharma joined IFFCO Kisan on 12th April 2012, as Head (Business Development) and leading the Business Development drive with focus on Institutional Business. He has been instrumental in customizing / enriching IFFCO Kisan’s Product & Service-Mix by collaborating with various Government / Non-government Institutions of national & international repute in agriculture - research and rural development sectors.

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Mr Sharma holds rich techno-commercial experience of more than 20 years from start-ups to fortune listed MNCs representing wide spectrum of industries at various roles in Manufacturing & Service sectors Viz. Glass, Chemicals, Export / Import, International Logistics, Agriculture – VAS etc.  Diversified experience also include dealing / working with Government including NGOs and Multi-State Cooperative Societies active in Agriculture & Rural sectors.

Mr Sharma did his Graduation (B.Sc.in Chemistry, Botany & Zoology) from DAV College,Dehradun and Masters in International Marketing & Logistics Management from Mumbai, He also holds P.G. D. in Digital Electronics & Computer Architecture Design.

Mr. Shivtej Singh Sandhu

Head (Content)

Mr. Shivtej Singh Sandhu joined IFFCO Kisan on 16 th May, 2018 as Head (Content) and brings along a rich experience of close to 17 years in Research and Development, operations, protected cultivation etc. Prior to this he has worked with TechnoServe India, Reuters Market Light (Thomson Reuters), Jain Irrigations Systems Ltd. among others.

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He brings along his expertise in diverse areas like R&D, contract and corporate farming as well as micro irrigation. He has extensive experience of breeding to evaluation of varieties of crops like sugarcane at state as well as national level. Few crops of his expertise are: Sugarcane, potato, wheat, maize, paddy, plantation (mint, kinnow, pepper etc.), millets (ragi, bajra etc.) and exotic vegetables (broccoli, red cabbage, lettuce etc.)

He holds a degree of M.Sc. in Plant Breeding and Genetics from Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana.