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About us

IFFCO Kisan Logistics Limited (IKLL) is a special purpose vehicle (SPV) established in Kandla, Kutch, (Gujarat) in order to handle the BOT (Build, Operate, Transfer) project as per the captive policy of Government of India and as directed by Kandla Port Trust.

IKBLL provides all weather suitable barge jetty with berthing facilities for handling barges carrying cargo of 2000-2500 MT off Kandla creek, Gujarat. It provides suitable access point from barge jetty to existing factory boundary of IFFCO to transport raw materials by truck movement.

The materials handled are solid and non- hazardous including Muriate of Potash (MOP), Di-Ammonium Phosphate (DAP), Mono-Ammonium Phosphate (MAP) and Urea.

Kandla Port Trust provides “right to use” to IKBLL for using barge jetty and allied facilities to berth barges cargo from mid stream unloading of large shipments.

IKBLL have first right for berthing their barges on this jetty. IKBLL shall provide minimum guaranteed cargo of 1 MMTPA of captive cargo consisting of potash, urea, DAP or MAP etc.

Our People make us great

The management board is responsible for smooth running of the company in terms of financial, operational, legal and business development matters, including investment and strategic initiatives, which concerns the IKBL group portfolio.

  • Mr. B. S. Nakai is the Chairman of IFFCO. He is an eminent farmer - cooperator...

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    Mr. B. S. Nakai

    Chairman

  • Dr. U. S. Awasthi The Chief Executive Officer of IFFCO, designated as Managing Director...

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    Dr. U. S. Awasthi

    Nominee Director

  • Mr. Rakesh Kapur holds the position of Nominee Director in IFFCO. Mr Kapur is also responsible for the Finance Division of IFFCO.

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    Mr. Rakesh Kapur

    Nominee Director

  • Mr. K. L. Singh, hold the position of Managing Director in IFFCO. Mr. K. L. Singh graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering.

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    Mr. K. L. Singh

    Managing Director

  • Mr. Arabinda Roy holds the position of Nominee Director of IFFCO. He is responsible for planning & distribution...

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    Mr. Arabinda Roy

    Nominee Director

  • He brings on board of IKBL his extensive professional experience in projects related to agriculture, cooperative sectors, farmers services...

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    Mr. Sunil Khatri

    Nominee Director

  • He brings on board of IKBL,Marketing and Logistics expertise in addition to Strategic Planning and HRD having more than a decade of diversified and rich experience.

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    Mr. Ashwini Mehra

    Independent Director

  • She brings on board of IKBL, her wide and varied experience, leadership skills ,acumen and rich management expertise...

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    Mrs. Reena Kaishing

    Independent Director

  • Mr. Radha Krishan Prasad Gupta is currently occupying the position of Director in IKBL.

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    Mr. Radha Krishan Prasad Gupta

    Nominee Director

  • He has rich experience of managing Project and Operations of Ammonia-Urea plants...

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    Mr. S. R. Kushwaha

    CEO

  • Mr. Ashok Kumar Arora is currently holding the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in IKBL. ...

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    Mr. Ashok Kumar Arora

    CFO

Mr. Balvinder Singh Nakai

Chairman

Mr. Balvinder Singh Nakai is the Chairman of IFFCO. He is an eminent farmer - cooperator who has been deeply involved in providing strength to Indian Cooperative Movement for the last three decades. Being a farmer himself, Mr. Nakai has been instrumental in formulating Farmers oriented policies of IFFCO.

Mr. N. P. Patel

Vice Chairman

Mr. Natwarlal Pitambardas Patel is the Vice Chairman of IFFCO. Mr. Patel is a distinguished cooperator from India and is associated with the movement for about four decades. He had been involved with the growth and development of IFFCO for a long time. He was a delegate to IFFCO for about three decades and has been on the Board of IFFCO for about 15 years.

Mr. Patel held several state and national positions in reputed cooperative societies. The Societies that have benefited from his services on the Board of Directors include Krishak Bharati Cooperative Limited, National Agricultural Federation (NAFED), Indian Tourism Cooperative, National Cooperative Bank of India.

Mr. Patel was instrumental in promoting several primary cooperative societies in the state of Gujarat.

Dr. U. S. Awasthi

Nominee Director

The Chief Executive Officer of IFFCO, designated as Managing Director, is vested with the overall responsibility of the affairs of IFFCO's day to day activities. Dr. Udai Shanker Awasthi is Managing Director of IFFCO since 1993.

Dr. Awasthi is an internationally renowned chemical engineer and has about four decades of experience which is completely dedicated to the fertiliser industry. Dr. Awasthi enjoys the unique distinction of serving private, public and cooperative sectors of the industry in India. He is acclaimed as a manager par excellence in India, particularly, in the area of project management. He has played crucial role in setting up a number of Ammonia-Urea, SSP and NPK/DAP projects in the country.

Ever since taking over as the Managing Director of IFFCO in February 1993, Dr. Awasthi has instilled new dynamism into IFFCO. He was the architect of "VISION 2000", a strategic road map for IFFCO, to make it a global leader in fertiliser production. The organisation has made rapid strides on all fronts under the aegis of this plan. New records and milestones were created in projects, production, energy conservation, environmental protection and sales. Four major expansion projects were completed and new projects in India and abroad are initiated. With the completion of Kandla-II on Aug 5, 1999, all the major projects of Vision 2000 have been achieved. A testimony of Dr. Awasthi’s project management skills are evident from the fact that these projects were completed without time and cost overruns. A hallmark of Dr. Awasthi’s tenure at the helm of IFFCO are the high levels of growth & and excellent financial results which are unsurpassed in the history of IFFCO. He was also instrumental in diversification forays of IFFCO such as IFFCO-Tokio General Insurance Company Limited (ITGI), power project in Chattisgarh titled IFFCO Chattisgarh Power Limited (ICPL). Similar objectives have contributed towards joint venture agreement with Jordan Phosphates Mines Company (JPMC) for setting up Phosphoric acid plant in Jordan. This initiative facilitate in steady supply of phosphoric acid to IFFCO's plants in India. His vision of extending the benefits of emerging technologies for the welfare of the farmers is evident from IFFCO's forays into National Commodity & Derivatives Exchange Limited (NCDEX). Dr Awasthi’s modernisation plans of IFFCO include aggressive penetration of Information Technology at all levels of the organisation. In order to meet the challenge of communication requirements of villages of India and to provide them with most appropriate information to equip them to take right decisions, a unique joint venture "IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL) was launched. Dr Awasthi is the inspiration and leading force in all these unique ventures of IFFCO.

Dr. Awasthi's deep rooted concern for Indian agriculture is evident from some of the special agriculture projects he has visualised in the areas of drip irrigation, bio-pesticides, bio-fertilisers, use of plastic in agriculture, agricultural mechanisation, farm forestry etc. He has also galvanised the farmers’ education programmes to make them more effective. Every year, a large number of farmers from all over India benefit from the agricultural extension activities of IFFCO. He initiated IFFCO's ICT Initiatives for farmers and cooperatives to extend the benefits of computers and communications to rural India. He takes keen interest in evolving appropriate content for farmers & cooperatives as well as effective delivery mechanism through a well conceived farmers kiosk network. He is an enthusiastic and active cooperator and takes keen interest in the growth of cooperative movement in India. He was also instrumental in promoting "IFFCO Foundation" to strengthen cooperative movement in the country.Dr. Awasthi has held several positions in various bodies. He was elected president of International Fertiliser Industry Association (IFA), during 1997-99, which is an organisation of 457 member companies from 80 countries. He was the first Asian to occupy the coveted position of IFA. He was the Chairman of Fertiliser Association of India (FAI) during 1994-96.

Mr. Rakesh Kapur

Nominee Director

Mr. Rakesh Kapur holds the position of Joint Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer in IFFCO. Mr Kapur is also responsible for the Finance Division of IFFCO. He is a Director on the Board of IFFCO's subsidiaries. He is also vested with the responsibility of Managing Director of IFFCO's subsidiaries like IFFCO Kisan Special Economic Zone (IKSEZ), Nellore and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL).

Mr. Kapur joined IFFCO on 5th October 2000 as Executive Director (Finance) and took over the charge of Finance Director with effect from November 7, 2001. He has been 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.

Mr. Rakesh Kapur is an ex-IRS Officer of 1978 Batch, who was holding 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 was born on September 26, 1954. He holds B.Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (in First Class with Distinction) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and a Post Graduation in Management. He has travelled widely and participated in various national and international Seminars and Conferences, and presented papers on different subjects.

Mr. Rakesh Kapur

Nominee Director

Mr. Rakesh Kapur holds the position of Joint Managing Director & Chief Financial Officer in IFFCO. Mr Kapur is also responsible for the Finance Division of IFFCO. He is a Director on the Board of IFFCO's subsidiaries. He is also vested with the responsibility of Managing Director of IFFCO's subsidiaries like IFFCO Kisan Special Economic Zone (IKSEZ), Nellore and IFFCO Kisan Sanchar Limited (IKSL).

Mr. Kapur joined IFFCO on 5th October 2000 as Executive Director (Finance) and took over the charge of Finance Director with effect from November 7, 2001. He has been 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.

Mr. Rakesh Kapur is an ex-IRS Officer of 1978 Batch, who was holding 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 was born on September 26, 1954. He holds B.Tech. Degree in Mechanical Engineering (in First Class with Distinction) from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi and a Post Graduation in Management. He has travelled widely and participated in various national and international Seminars and Conferences, and presented papers on different subjects.

Mr. Arabinda Roy

Nominee Director

Mr. Arabinda Roy holds the position of Marketing Director of IFFCO. He is responsible for planning & distribution of indigenous/imported fertilizer and sale through a vast network of Cooperative Societies spanning almost entire country. Marketing Director also responsible for the logistics of large quantity of imported fertilizer that is received in almost 10 different Indian Ports. He is also responsible for extending the support to farmers to adopt latest methods/technology by suitable extension mechanism in the field of agriculture, horticulture and allied areas through IFFCO’s marketing team comprising of large number of technically qualified field force who are relentlessly striving to improve the lot of farmers by offering appropriate site specific intervention.

Mr. Roy has also served IFFCO since 1986 in various capacities in Technical Services Division on various assignments in different retrofit projects and expansion projects as well as Management Services Division. Prior to joining IFFCO in 1986, Mr. Roy had worked at Nangal and Sindri Units of FCI Ltd. in Production and Technical Services Deptt. for about 11 years.

Mr. Roy holds B.Tech Degree in Chemical Engineering (In First Class Hons) from IIT, Kharagpur and M.Tech in Petrochemicals from the same institute.

Mr. K. L. Singh

Managing Director

Mr. K.L.Singh, hold the position of Director (Technical), in IFFCO. Mr. K.L.Singh graduated in Mechanical Engineering from Bihar College of Engineering, Patna in the year 1970. He has wide experience in Project Planning, Construction, Operation & Maintenance of Fertiliser Industry at various levels. He joined IFFCO in the year 1979 at Phulpur Unit (Allahabad). Before joining IFFCO, he was associated with Bokaro Steel Limited and Bhilai Steel Plant in various capacities.

During his association with IFFCO he has widely travelled abroad for presenting papers at various National and International Symposiums. He had been to ICS, Senegal as technical expert to solve some of their chronic problems. He is a key technocrat to head a premier fertiliser unit

Mr. Ashwini Mehra

Independent Director

Mr. Ashwini Mehra is holding the position of Independent Director in IKBL.

He brings on board of IKBL,Marketing and Logistics expertise in addition to Strategic Planning and HRD having more than a decade of diversified and rich experience.

Having long been associated with MNC Bayer ( India) Ltd.( 21 years) and DCM group( 4 years), he had handled several marketing assignments in intensely competitive environment in industries, oligopolistic industry, handled concept selling,marketing of speciality products requiring techno- commercial inputs, commodity sales and had handled new product launches.

Born on 20th October 1945, he holds B.Sc. – Chemical Engineering degree from Banaras Hindu University, Banaras and had secured 1st Division , 2nd rank in the University .Additionally, he holds Executive Development Management Programme from IIM, Calcutta.

Mrs. Reena Kaishing

Independent Director

Mrs. Reena Kaishing is holding the position of Independent Director in IKBL.

She brings on board of IKBL, her wide and varied experience, leadership skills, acumen and rich management expertise having worked with Air India for more than twelve years previously.

Born on 15th January, 1975, she holds Bachelor degree in Arts.

Mr. Sunil Kumar Khatri

Nominee Director

Mr. Sunil Kumar Khatri is currently occupying the position of Nominee Director in IKBL.

He brings on board of IKBL his extensive professional experience in projects related to agriculture, cooperative sectors, farmers services, varied rural development programmes.

He is also trustee of IFFCO Kisan Seva Trust.

Born on 15th October 1975 , he holds Bachelor Degree in Arts from Delhi University.

Mr. Ashok Kumar Arora

CFO

Mr. Ashok Kumar Arora is currently holding the position of Chief Financial Officer (CFO) in IKBL.

He is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Cost Accountants of India in addition to holding Bachelor of Commerce, Master of Business Administration (Finance) qualifications.

He commenced his career in 1984 with Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) in Marketing Accounts. Being a part of Senior Management team, he had played a key role in formulating Policies, developing Manuals, risk based Internal Audit Plans of Finance and Accounts, Internal Audit Functions with Management Reporting.

He currently serves as Head - (Finance and Accounts) Department - IFFCO (Kandla) plant and has been responsible for planning, managing and monitoring all finance and accounts related functions.

Born on 24th April 1958, he has three decades of work experience with IFFCO.

Mr. S. R. Kushwaha

CEO

Mr. S.R.Kushwaha is currently occupying the position of Chief Executive Officer (CEO)-IKBL.

He has rich experience of managing Project and Operations of Ammonia-Urea plants having handled Kalol, Aonla and Phulpur units of IFFCO.Further, he had been instrumental in ideation and implementation of various quality improvement and energy saving schemes in the units. He had been associated with IKBL Barge Jetty project and its operation since inception of the project and its commissioning.

IFFCO and IKBL teams are geared up to meet all challenges and achieve the goals under his able guidance and leadership.

Born on 3rd July 1955, he had graduated from Banaras Hindu University , Banaras in Chemical Engineering in 1977.

Mr. Radha Krishan Prasad Gupta

Nominee Director

Mr. Radha Krishan Prasad Gupta is currently occupying the position of Director in IKBL.

He brings on board of IKBL his extensive professional experience in organic farming, organic pesticides and organic fertilizers. He had encouraged farmers for planting Medicinal plants in Sarguja District and commercial production of Ratanjot (Jatropha - Bio Diesel Plant).

He is currently chairman of Chhattisgarh State Co-operative Marketing Federation Ltd. and had held various positions in MARKFED.

He had toured extensively abroad in Tokyo, Seoul, Kori, Bangkok, Hong Kong.

Born on 1st January 1943, he has approximately 30 years of work experience in co-operative organisations.