Leadership Team

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala

Chairman & Managing Director - Biostadt India Limited, Immediate Past President - IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala

Chairman & Managing Director - Biostadt India Limited, Immediate Past President - IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala is Chairman & Managing Director of Biostadt India Limited and Immediate Past President of the IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry for 2021-2022. 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 biostimulants a reality. Mr. Khorakiwala set up Biostadt Agri-sciences in 1987 which was later established as Biostadt India Limited in 2003. He is also Chairman of Akbarallys Men, a family-owned retail business in Mumbai, which was relaunched in 2015 as a high street
shopping destination exclusively designed for the modern man.


Considered a true all-rounder, Mr. Khorakiwala has earned a reputation of trust and pioneering leadership. A multi-faceted trailblazer, his achievements are manifold. He has recently been honoured as an Influential Catalyst of Change at the prestigious Influential Leaders of India 2021 Award for his visionary leadership in the biostimulants industry. Mr. Khorakiwala is also 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 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.


Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala was born in October 1950. He 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

Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary - Biostadt India Ltd.

Mr. Satish Kamath

Group Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary - Biostadt India Ltd.

Mr. Satish Kamath is the Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary 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.

Ms. Ummehaani Khorakiwala

CEO - Nandi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. & Whole-Time Director - Biostadt India Ltd.

Ms. Ummehaani Khorakiwala

CEO - Nandi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. & Whole-Time Director - Biostadt India Ltd.

Ms. Ummehaani Khorakiwala is the CEO of Nandi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. (NSPL), a Biostadt Group company which specializes in the business of Hybrid seeds. She is also the Whole-Time Director at Biostadt India Ltd.

 

NSPL, is considered an industry leader in the specialization of Hybrid seeds. The company has been providing farmers with high quality hybrid seeds through superior genetics and innovation to overcome climatic change for sustainable agriculture. As part of the on-going growth and expansion plans, NSPL has recently also acquired all the assets and businesses of Biogene Seeds Sciences Pvt. Ltd.

 

NSPL produces and sells a wide range of quality hybrid seeds for crops such as bajra, paddy, castor, mustard, cumin and corn. It has an expansive distribution system pan India and R&D and processing plants based out of Ahmedabad and Hyderabad. Its strategic focus on growth enables it to be one of the fastest growing companies in the business today.

 

In 2012, Ummehaani joined the main family business of agricultural inputs, where her management and leadership skills are being utilized to establish and drive the business towards its strategic growth path.

 

Ummehaani holds a Bachelor of Science in Managerial Economics from The Carnegie Mellon University (2002) and a Masters in Textile Marketing & Engineering from The Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (2003). She is also a mother of two boys.