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Prashant Kharwadkar

Director Marketing -Asia Pacific @ Agriphar Crop Solutions , ( MacDermid Agricultural Solutions Inc)

Managing Director - South Asia Region ( ASEAN & PAKISTAN) / Head South Asia at Arysta Lifesciences (Thailand) Co Ltd

Bangkok Metropolitan Area, Thailand

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Agriphar Crop Solutions , ( MacDermid Agricultural Solutions Inc)

Director Marketing -Asia Pacific

November 2014 to Present

Shanghai, China


Director Marketing- Asia Pacific Agro Solutions

August 2012 to November 2014



Commercial Director - Sales & Marketing , Asia Pacific

April 2010 to July 2012


Prashant Kharwadkar's Education

University of Mumbai

Master of Management Studies Marketing

1983 to 1985


Diploma in International Patent Law IP

2007 to 2007

Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth

M Sc. Agriculture Agril Economics

1980 to 1982

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Agriphar Crop Solutions , ( MacDermid Agricultural Solutions Inc)

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An crop protection start-up strategist with over 29 years of sales ,marketing and business administration experience in the constantly changing Crop Protection industry – proficient in business management , P&L focus , sales, marketing, sales administration, product development and registration. Excellent negotiation and influencing skills with a passion for customer service and revenue & EBITDA growth, achieved by combining technical proficiency with consultative sales skills to close important sales projects. Well versed with challenges faced in developed markets (Japan/ Korea), well-structured markets (Australia/ New Zealand/ Taiwan), competitive markets (China/ India/ Thailand/ Philippines/ Indonesia), and evolving markets (Vietnam/ Malaysia/ Cambodia/ Nepal/ Bangladesh/ Sri Lanka). An specialist with formal education mix of agriculture & management, IPR law and exposure in different organizational cultures of MNC (22 yr) & local Indian Companies (5 yr) in functional areas of Business , Sales & Commercial (17 yr), Sales Administration ( 3 yr) , marketing (6.5Yr) and business development (1/2 Yr) . Team leader with impressive communication skills, superior problem resolution talents, and the ability to build and motivate high-performance teams, within aggressive timelines. A fast track career growth from Management trainee to Country head and then to Regional Director heading Division. Hand experience in investment plans and growth projects , setting up an entity in country like India from legal ,finance, logistics, production, tolling , product registration actions culminating in commercial organization & delivering sales . Product Knowledge: Insecticides, Herbicides, Fungicides, Plant Growth Stimulants, Bio-pesticides, and Bio-stimulants SIGNATURE STRENGTHS : Strategy development and implementation • Business unit setup/ operations and P&L. Business development and sales planning – B2B and B2C • Product lifecycle management • Analysis • Channel mgt.•Director Marketing -Asia Pacific @ From November 2014 to Present (1 year) Shanghai, ChinaDirector Marketing- Asia Pacific Agro Solutions @ Asia Pacific region has been identified as one of the Fast Growth Market for Chemtura Corporation . In order to provide more impetus to developing growth strategies business focus has been directed towards Marketing actions to improve value positioning of core products and enhancing market access routes in entire Asia Pacific . Key focus is on alignment of all direct marketing territories like China ,India & Australia to draw synergies for growth and unified marketing approach for new product development. Responsible for achieving EBITDA targets for whole region comprising of ANZ, Japan, Korea, Greater China, South East Asia and South Asia. Develop growth plans by evolving solutions for different crop and non crop sectors, improve market share and draw product positioning plans in active collaboration with main stake holders like technology & global product management team. Supervises and develops regional marketing teams based in Shanghai and Noida, manage and oversees the regional marketing mix balance, the long range plan process.Extensive senior level involvement with strategic partners, collaborators, distributors and retailers and negotiates new commercial agreements with key strategic partners. Leads the public perception through implementation of brand/product image and equity through internal and external communications.Coordinates overall commercial new product launches in the region. From August 2012 to November 2014 (2 years 4 months) ShanghaiCommercial Director - Sales & Marketing , Asia Pacific @ As a leading member of the core Asia Pacific team, reporting directly to the Business President. The post holder will be responsible with colleagues for the strategic leadership, direction and development of the Agro Solutions business in the region (excluding South Asia). The Commercial Director will be responsible for planning & execution of P&L for Agrosolutions division and revenue / EBITDA plans, developing organizations presence in the territory, identifying new commercial opportunities , M&A and driving growth across the Agro Solution Divisions business activities. Develop and implement corporate as well as regional business development strategies, drive efforts for rebranding the Crop Protection division, and foster relationships with business partners. Further, overlook other functions such as financial management and legal compliances. Notable Contributions ... •Delivered business growth of 27% in the year 2011 and EBITDA growth 160%, despite strong agricultural challenges – altered product mix and increased product portfolio in key markets •Continued success stream of 2011 growth in first half year of 2012 with year on year revenue growth of 30% and direct profit growth 127% through prudent cost management & product pricing mix. •Successfully drove management’s attention to Chinese business’ acceleration plan for prospective M&A activities – led due diligence efforts for verifying market channel, product segment potential , product lifecycle, registration and manufacturing foot prints of a target company (for acquisition) •Started business expansion actions in key countries & geographies –China, Australia, Indonesia, Philippines & Vietnam. Primary areas of skills & experitse....Business development, Revenue & EBITDA growth, Financial Management, Product Positioning , Strategize & impliment special projects, Problem solving, Leadership , team development & trust, legal compliances & integrity, Organization development. From April 2010 to July 2012 (2 years 4 months) ShanghaiRegional Marketing Manager -Asia Pacific @ •Initated & completed project Jupiter for successful acquisition of an Indian Company to to put Asia Pacific region on Growth platform in 2008. •Personally lead ANZ business and Sucessfully revived Australian Agchem business with by introducing new business & product development plan from May 2008 to March 2009 as additional responsibility. Surpassed business target & put business on growth platform. •Consistent improvement in Regional business growth in 2008 & 2009 . Increased Regional profitability by prudent pricing management in last two years. •Actively leading restructuring plan for China & Japan business to sustain market pressure & product lifecycle issues and maintain Profitability. Directly Work with Regional VP to achieve Regional P&L objectives Define Pocket price floors at SKU level, consistently with Pocket Price targets provided by Industry leaders, and manage Vendavo •Maintain Regional and product Portfolio process •Lead region in monthly Demand & Supply meeting. Overlook APO & forecasting activities with business coordinator. •LRP process execution •Manage & develop marketing / product alliances. •Propose business models and portfolio Strategy by segment •Defines Value Proposition and product positioning (Value MAPs) •Develop financial and strategic justification and plans for new products and projects •Work with Global Industry Leaders and Business excellence to disseminate KAM, Value Pricing and best marketing practices From September 2007 to June 2010 (2 years 10 months) Director / Chief Representative -South Asia @ •Established Growth Engine for Chemtura in India- Initiation & successful implementation of Chemtura India Direct Sales project from setting up of legal entity, tolling, distribution to product management, marketing activity. •Setting up Representative (liaison ) office for Crop business of Chemtura (then Uniroyal) in India in 1988 & obtained new registrations Omite, Vitavax 200 WP, setting up of staff, distribution networking, in South Asia & increasing business in this potential growth area with reasonable profitability. Developed Chemtura India Liaison opertion from Representative office to fully owned private limited company . Managed & handeled transition of Uniroyal Chemical to CK Witco to Crompton to Chemtura and various legal entity legal needs during this phase. •Business with growth better returns & pocket Margin achieved for Omite & Vitavax. •Recruitment, training, development and motivation of the people reporting to it, through the implementation of the HR Policies. •To ensure that all Regional Functional and Business Directors are alerted and made aware of any known issues affecting their portfolios. •Application of EH&S standards as set out by the Corporate Policies. •Liaison with appropriate government authorities with respect to general local entity legal compliances, tolling & manufacturing compliances, Insecticides and financial acts, reporting company reports with auditors & filling of Income tax returns under statutory requirements of various laws of India as lead residence Director of Company. •Conduct Board of Directors Meeting as per requirements of local entity and liaise with required internal Functions. From September 1998 to August 2007 (9 years) Marketing Manager @ Responsible for marketing activities of BioAgro division as profit center with emphasis on product, pricing, placement, people and promotion related operational objectives. Co-ordinate with Vice President in conceptualization & development of VISION 2000 programme with direct responsibility for implementation of marketing activities. To co-ordinate activities to develop Strategic alliances and Marketing tie-ups with other International Agrochemical majors for mutually beneficial business activities. To facilitate market development activities for export of Biological range of products with special focus on Bio stimulant WOKOZIM. To provide strategic direction to the sales team for creation of Brand Equity of selected product range. Development of new innovative promotional programmes with an ulterior objective of field orientation like Kisan Club & Farmer Card. Preparation of marketing plan, budgeting & profitability analysis for Agrochemical products. Screening of new molecules (chemical pesticides & biologicals) and feasibility studies for long term & short term product portfolio expansion plans of the division Leading launch of first indigenously manufactured bilogical insecticide based on Bt.K From 1994 to 1998 (4 years) Regional Sales Manager @ •Revival of Rhone Poulenc Business in Region from –ve sales to INR 40 Mio –contributing 25% of company sales. Successful handling of Alliate & Sevin Flo in Indian Market. Responsible for sales of insecticides, fungicides, plant growth regulators marketed by the company in MH & MP states. Ensuring desired profits through sales performances and efficient management of sales personnel, distribution network, sales administration & accounting system. Strategic positioning of the products in new market segments by undertaking special techno -commercial campaigns, training programmes and in-house trials. Warehouse management and C&F administration as per safety and stewardship norms of the company. From 1988 to 1994 (6 years) Master of Management Studies, Marketing @ University of Mumbai From 1983 to 1985 Diploma in International Patent Law, IP @ GNA From 2007 to 2007 M Sc. Agriculture, Agril Economics @ Mahatma Phule Krishi Vidyapeeth From 1980 to 1982 B.Sc. Agri, Horticulture, Entomology, Economics @ College Of Agriculture Pune From 1977 to 1980 Prashant Kharwadkar is skilled in: Sales Management, Marketing Strategy, Administration, Business Strategy, Competitive Analysis, Agriculture, Logistics, Key Account Management, System Administration, Market Development, New Business Development, Product Development, Strategic Planning, Management, Sales Operations, Strategy, Product Management, Product Marketing, Team Leadership, Forecasting, Business Development, B2B2C, Managing Start-ups, Start-ups, Driving Business Growth, Techno commercial expert, Business Ethics, Legal Compliance, Direct Sales, International Sales, Business Networking, Business Relationship..., Integrity, International Business, Strategic Partnerships, Agrochemicals, Leadership, Crop Protection, Mergers & Acquisitions, Negotiation, Market Planning, B2B, Sales, Marketing, Market Analysis, Segmentation, Business Planning, Marketing Management, Budgets, Market Research

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Prashant Kharwadkar's Achievements

Business Excellence Award

Issued by Thomas E Geise Vice President & General Manager and Cesar R. Lamonega , Vice President -Global Business, Chemtura Crop Protection · January 2007

15 Years Long Service Award in 2013

Issued by HR Director - Asia Pacific , Chemtura Corporation · January 2014

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