Biostadt’s leadership team consists of accomplished professionals with extensive expertise. Their strategic guidance fuels innovation, drives success, and contributes to Biostadt's unwavering commitment to excellence.

Mr. Juzar S. Khorakiwala

Chairman & Managing Director.

Mr. Juzar Khorakiwala, Chairman & Managing Director of Biostadt India Limited. He established Biostadt India Limited in 2003. In addition to his business roles, he chairs Akbarallys Men, a modern men's retail venture in Mumbai. He also served as the Past President of IMC Chamber of Commerce & Industry (2021-2022) and currently leads Biological Agri Solutions Association of India (BASAI), which is dedicated to bio-pesticides and biostimulants.

Mr. Huzefa Khorakiwala

CEO & Director, Biostadt India Limited.

Mr. Huzefa Khorakiwala is the CEO & Director of Biostadt India Ltd., where he leads the crop solutions and aquaculture divisions and oversees the company's domestic and international growth. He is also a Director at InGene Organics Pvt. Ltd. and Nandi Seeds Pvt. Ltd. Educated in Mumbai, Bangalore, Switzerland, and Boston, he holds a Bachelor's degree in Marketing and Economics from Suffolk University Boston. Huzefa has a strong business acumen and deep understanding of consumer behaviour and statistical trends.

Mr. Satish Kamath

Group CFO & Company Secretary - Biostadt India Limited.

Mr. Satish Kamath is the Group CFO and Company Secretary, overseeing finance, accounts, legal, and tax functions of Biostadt Group of Companies. With over 30 years of experience, he's played crucial roles at companies like Godfrey Phillips India Ltd. and Dharamsi Morarji Chemical Co. Ltd. He was instrumental in transforming Wockhardt Life Sciences into Biostadt India Limited in 2003.

Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar

Strategy Consultant & Advisor, Biostadt India Limited .

With over 35 years of leadership in the Agri industry, Mr. Ramkrishna Mudholkar is a strategic visionary. His 25-year tenure at DuPont included leadership roles in Crop Protection and Solae Soy Protein businesses across South Asia and ASEAN, along with serving as DuPont Corporate President for South Asia. He's received accolades like the Global Marketing Excellence Award. Now, he offers strategic guidance to Biostadt India Limited and other firms, is an Independent Director at NACL, Co-Founder of Global BioAg Linkages, and an investor in startups.

Ms. Nisha Narale

Head, Human Resource – Biostadt India Limited .

Ms. Nisha Shetti Narale, a seasoned HR professional with over 15 years of experience, empowers Biostadt India's core objectives through a skilled workforce. Her diverse career spans manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, and FMCG sectors, with notable contributions to companies like Raymond, Cipla Health, and HK Group. Notably, at Cipla Health, she played a key role in establishing the OTC division.

Mr. Gokul G. Dafale

Executive Vice President Crop Solutions, Biostadt India Limited

Mr. Gokul Dafale is Executive Vice President Crop Protection Solutions), at Biostadt India Limited. He has over 30 years of experience in agro-chemical input marketing in the Indian as well as International markets.

At Biostadt India Limited, Mr. Dafale has designed and executed multiple innovative marketing strategies for the flagship brand Biozyme, establishing it as a leading brand in the biostimulants segment. He plays an instrumental role in developing cost effective and novel technologies for Indian farmers, through alliances with reputed Japanese and Korean companies. His dynamic leadership and strong organisational skills led him to build a passionate team & sustainable business for the past 25 years.

He has been instrumental in introducing an education scholarship program called the Biostadt Astha Scholarship, which has recently been rebranded as the Biozyme Pragati Scholarship. This magnanimous endeavour distributes scholarships to the most deserving children of farmers throughout India.

His career began with leading agrochemical giant Bayer India Ltd., after which he joined Wockhardt Limited – an emerging organisation in the agro-chemical sector at the time. His journey evolved over multiple roles from the early days at Wockhardt and later moving on to Biostadt India Ltd.

Mr. Dafale has a Master’s degree in Agriculture Science from the Dr. Balasaheb Sawant Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra. He holds an additional Master’s in Marketing Management from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai. He has also acquired multiple accolades and executive training certificates from IIM – Ahmedabad, COD – Hyderabad and other reputed institutes.

Mr. Dafale leads a healthy lifestyle and enjoys running marathons.

Mr. Santosh Rane

General Manager Crop Solutions, Biostadt India Limited

Mr. Santosh Rane is presently General Manager Marketing, Crop Solutions at Biostadt India Limited. He comes with 25 years of exposure to Agri. Input Industry having played different roles in Marketing, Sales, Development and Retail with reputed organisations engaged in Crop Protection businesses in India. Since the last 12 years, Santosh has become more dedicated to the function of Product Management and Strategic Marketing.

At Biostadt, he is mainly responsible for the designing & implementation of strategic marketing initiatives for Biologicals & Crop Protection Businesses. Management of overseas & domestic collaborations for new product introductions 9(3) & 9(4) along with P2P arrangements.

Santosh began his Agri. journey with Godrej Agrovet Ltd., after which he moved on to UPL Ltd. Before working at Biostadt, Santosh also worked at Indofil Industries Ltd.

A Gold Medallist in Agronomy, Santosh is a recipient of HEXAMAR Gold Medal for Standing First at Dr B. S. Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli in M.Sc. (Agri.)

M. Rama Manga Babu (Rama)

General Manager Aquaculture, Biostadt India Limited

Rama joined Biostadt India Limited in 2014 and is currently General Manager of Biostadt Aquaculture. His core responsibilities lie with R&D, Product development, Sales & Marketing and in providing crucial inputs towards the International business.

Over the past 21 years Rama has held different managerial and executive roles in the Aquaculture Industry covering the complete segments of Aquaculture Feed (Shrimp and Fish), Aquaculture Health Care Spectrum, the Aquaculture production systems, Solution consultancy, Research & Development, Hatchery, Sales and Marketing. Prior to joining Biostadt, Rama was with The Charoen Pokphand Foods India Limited (CPF Group) for 15 years encompassing an illustrious career that progressed across various levels.

A Masters in Fisheries Science (M.F.Sc), from the Central Institute of Fisheries Education, Mumbai, Rama has also pursued an Executive Program in Sales and Marketing from the Indian Institute of Management, Lucknow in 2021.