Dr. Raman Ramachandran, MD and CEO, PI Industries Ltd, on getting into the field of Agriculture and doing Ph.D. in it, stint at BASF and key highlights from it, about PI Industries, Covid-19, Leadership lessons from the journey of three and half decades
Dr. Raman Ramachandran is Managing Director and CEO at PI Industries Ltd, a leading and fast growing Agri Sciences company.
He is fondly called as Dr. Raman, he is a leader and veteran of Agriculture Industry. He is a Ph.D from University of Adelaide and an MSc. In Agriculture from the Indian Agricultural Research Institute, New Delhi.
Before joining PI Industries, he was the Chairman and Managing Director of BASF India and Head of the BASF legal entities in South Asia. In his stint of over three decades, he held many positions of responsibility and led strategic evolution of the company as a leader in the agricultural products business across the Asia Pacific region. He was a member of the company’s executive committee of the global agricultural products division and its global R&D steering committee.
In this episode Dr. Raman shares what led him to pursue education in Agriculture and doing a Ph.D in the same. He shares more details about his early career journey and how he landed in BASF. He talks about spending close to three decades at BASF, and key highlights from this stint that shaped him as a leader. He talks about PI Industries, Covid-19 and Business Growth. The conversation also draws out lot of leadership and management lessons from his rich and successful career journey of over three and half decades.