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Sanjiv Lal appointed as Managing Director and CEO of Rallis India

February 9, 2019, Mumbai: The board of directors at its meeting held on February 9, 2019 has unanimously approved the appointment of Sanjiv Lal as Managing Director and CEO of the company for a period of five years from April 1, 2019 to March 31, 2024 (both days inclusive), subject to the approval of the shareholders. R Mukundan, currently the Managing Director and CEO will relinquish his role on March 31 2019, while continuing as non-executive director on the board.

Mr Lal is currently the chief operating officer (India Chemicals Business) at Tata Chemicals, the parent entity. He has over 35 years of rich and varied experience across Hindustan Lever and Tata Chemicals. A chemical engineer from IIT Delhi by qualification, he has handled both line and staff responsibilities in his career. Bhaskar Bhat, Chairman of Rallis, commented, "I am pleased to welcome Sanjiv to the Rallis family. Sanjiv brings with him a depth of manufacturing and operational experience, business expertise and knowledge of process chemistry - all of which would be hugely useful in Rallis' future journey. I would also like to thank Mukundan for the role that he has played in the interim in steering the direction of the company and enabling a smooth transition. He will continue to be available to support the Rallis management team in taking the company to even greater heights."

About Rallis India
Rallis India Ltd. is one of India's leading Crop Solution Companies, with more than 160 years of experience of servicing Rural Markets and with the most comprehensive portfolio of crop protection chemicals for Indian farmers. Rallis is known for its deep understanding of Indian Agriculture, sustained contact with farmers, quality agrochemicals, branding & marketing expertise along with its strong product portfolio. Rallis has marketing alliances with several multinational agrochemical companies.

Rallis is also known for its manufacturing capabilities and ability to develop new processes and formulations, hence is considered as a preferred partner for contract manufacturing by leading global corporations.

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