Mr. Kimihide Kondo joined Crop Protection Product Department in Mitsui & Co., Ltd. in 1989 after getting Bachelor degree in Synthetic Chemistry from Kyoto University. Brief of his journey in Mitsui Group:-
• AGM of Fine Chemicals Division at Mitsui Mumbai office (1992–1997)
• Chief Regional Officer of Mitsui India Pvt. Ltd., Mumbai branch (2006–2010)
• Whole time Director of Pharmaceutical Company in Ahmedabad (2013-2014)
• Joint Managing Director of Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. (2020 - 2022)
• Presently Mr. Kondo is Managing Director of Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. since December 2022
This is his 5th assignment in India.
Mr. Hitoshi Kudo is General Manager of AgriScience Division of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., and holds the office of the Director of Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd.
He started his business career in a leading universal bank in Japan. After joining Mitsui in 2003, he has developed business experiences in agrichemical and nutrition science industry.
Mr. Kudo holds Bachelor’s Degree in Economics in Hitotsubashi University & MBA in University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign.
Mr. Rajender Prasad Gupta is one of promoter at Bharat Group of companies. He has been a Whole Time Director of Bharat Rasayan Limited since its inception. He has over 35 years of extensive experience in the Crop Protection Product industry. Soon after completing his educational qualifications, he joined Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd. as a Director where he got a chance to master his technical and leadership skills.
Mr. Ken Takahashi joined Mitsui & Co.,Ltd. In 1990 after getting a Bachelor degree in Chemical Engineer from Tokyo Institute of Technology.
He worked in North America for 9 years at Los Angeles, New York, and Houston for overseas assignments from Japan. Before first overseas assignment at Los Angeles in 2002 acting as a full-time director and CFO of aircraft operating lease company, Mr Takahashi was covering Asian project including India, Thailand as a person-in-charge of project finance.
He worked in Project Finance covering various countries in Asia (1995-2002) and Americas (2010-2014) for approx. 12 years. He worked as GM of Investment Management Dept. for Mitsui Americas Business Unit (NY, 2014-2018) and Food & Retail (Tokyo, 2018-2023).
Mr. Tarang Srivastava currently works as the Head of International Business at Certis Biologicals (a subsidiary of Mitsui & Co., Ltd., based in Columbia, MD, USA). He earned his Bachelor’s degree in Agriculture & Animal Husbandry (Hons.) from GB Pant University of Agri & Tech, Pantnagar and an EMIB from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade, New Delhi.
Tarang has 26 years’ experience in global crop protection and farm equipment industries with DuPont, Dow Agrosciences, UPL and Mahindra. In his career, Tarang has led several start-up to scale-up business operations in over 50 countries and has served assignments in India, Japan and now in the USA.
Mr. Rakesh Kumar Sharma has over 39 years of experience in Crop Protection Product Industry. He hold Bachelor degree in Science. He has vast experience in pesticide formulations. He is Head of Production and is responsible for administration of Plant and R&D. Before joining Bharat Certis AgriScience Ltd., he has worked with Crop Health Products Limited.