Leadership Team

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala

Chairman & Managing Director

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala is Chairman and Managing Director of Biostadt India Limited and Vice President of the IMC (Indian Merchants Chamber). He is also the President of BASAI (Biological Agri Solutions Association of India), an association which includes like-minded members from the industry with a common goal of making bio-pesticides and bio-stimulants a reality.
 

Mr. Khorakiwala has been instrumental in setting up and establishing Biostadt India Limited in the year 2003. Over the past two decades the company has diversified into four business divisions – Crop Care Division, Aqua Culture Solutions, InGene Organics Pvt. Ltd., and Nandi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Today, the 1000 Cr company operates across eight business verticals including Contract Manufacturing and its International business. Biostadt India Ltd. is headquartered at Worli, Mumbai and employs over 1000 people in India and abroad, with 4 manufacturing facilities in Bhavnagar, Jammu, Aurangabad and Baroda. Its international footprint includes a Joint Venture with Vinhthinh Biostadt in Vietnam and Biostadt Philippines.
 

Considered a true all-rounder, Mr. Khorakiwala has earned a reputation of trust and pioneering leadership. A multi-faceted trailblazer, his achievements are manifold. Mr Khorakiwala is the recipient of the ‘Triple A’ award for Management from AIM-Manila and The India SME Excellence Award for Entrepreneur of the Year by the SME Chamber of India in 2014. He also featured in the Economic Times’ series of Emerging Small & Medium Enterprises in India in July 2017. Through the years, he has been honoured with multiple industry positions such as President of the Indo-Vietnam Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Bombay Central and Vice-President of the Indo-Canadian Business Council, to name a few. He is also Chairman of Akbarallys Men, which was relaunched in 2015, as a high street shopping destination designed for the modern man.
 

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy (B. Pharm) from L. M. College of Pharmacy, Ahmedabad and a Master’s degree in Business Management (MBA) from the Asian Institute of Management (AIM), Manila, Philippines. He has also attended management programs at the Institute for Management Development (IMD), Wharton and Harvard University.
 

An avid tennis player for over 40 years, Mr. Khorakiwala enjoys keeping fit and swears by his daily regime of yoga and a good nutritious diet.
 

Mr. Satish Kamath

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr. Satish Kamath

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr. Satish Kamath is the Company Secretary and Group Chief Financial Officer at Biostadt India Limited. He has played an instrumental role in developing and managing a multitude of financial and legal functions. Working at Biostadt India Limited since its inception, Mr. Kamath has taken on the responsibilities of the entire Finance, Accounts, Costing, Tax, Secretarial and Legal functions at Biostadt India Limited.

Mr. Kamath provides the necessary impetus for managing day-to-day working capital requirements and funds management, ensuring statutory and legal compliances, effective tax planning and more. He spares no effort to create, maintain and continuously update his knowledge on commercial developments and takes the lead to identify and initiate various aspects of financial planning and control.

Encompassing over 30 years of experience in the industry, Mr. Kamath has previously worked at other well established companies such as Godfrey Phillips India Ltd., The Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd. and Ethypharm LL Limited. He played a substantial role at Wockhardt Life Sciences Ltd., before it was established as Biostadt India Limited in 2003.

Mr. Kamath believes that 'when a company saves a penny, the pounds take care of themselves'. His contributions to the success of the company have not gone unnoticed. Over the years, he has been awarded for his significant performance and acquired the title of ‘Outstanding Biostadian’. He has also been honoured with the ‘Chairman’s Appreciation Award’ in 2009 and Team Awards several times.

Mr. Kamath holds a Bachelor’s degree in Commerce from the University of Mumbai. His qualifications include having passed the Chartered Accountancy Examination and the Company Secretary Examination conducted by the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and the Institute of Company Secretaries of India, respectively. He also did a short course on Strategic Financial Management at the Asian Institute of Management, Manila, Philippines.

Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar

Strategy Consultant

Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar

Strategy Consultant

With over 35 years in senior leadership roles in the Agri industry, Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar has established himself as a strategic ag industry leader.

Mr. Mudholkar spent 25 successful years with DuPont, leading the Crop Protection business in South Asia and ASEAN, Solae Soy Protein business in South Asia and as DuPont Corporate President, South Asia. He also spent 3 years in USA working with international teams. While serving at DuPont, he earned a numbers of awards like the prestigious Global Marketing Excellence Award and many Business Excellence Awards.

At present, he lends strategic advice to Biostadt India Limited and a few other companies. He is also an Independent Director and board member of NACL, Co- Founder and Partner at Global BioAg Linkages and an independent investor in startups.

He is also keenly interested in girl child education and women’s empowerment and spends significant time with NGOs Prayatna School of Excellence, TalentNomics and IndigramLabs. He promotes education excellence by teaching students online and by supporting them with excellence scholarships.

Since 2013, Mr. Mudholkar has also chaired a few prestigious committees and industry associations such as AMCHAM F&Ag (2016 – 2017), Crop Life India Industry (2014 – 2017) and FICCI Agrochem (2013 – 2017). He has been presented with numerous accolades for his indispensable and exceptional advice at a global scale including the FICCI Agchem Industry Leadership Award.

Mr. Mudholkar has built, managed and led teams across companies. With his unique cross cultural approach and vision towards diversity and inclusion, he has also empowered people to become self- driven leaders. His talent management skills have helped stimulate careers and triggered growth experiences for many individuals across levels. His leadership orientation has enabled profitable business growth through key investment choices, innovative business models, customer focus and empowered employee engagements.

Mr. Mudholkar holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Sciences and a Master’s in Business Administration from IIMA.