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Argus NPK Water Soluble and Micronutrient Fertilizers India 2018

To explore speaking opportunities at the event, please email elsie.chen@argusmedia.com.

Confirmed Speakers

Shri Satish Chander, Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India
 
Satish Chander,
Director-General, The Fertiliser Association of India

Satish Chander in his 30-year career has held various positions with the Indian government. He has been associated with a large number of high-level committees set up by the government in addressing the issues concerning Indian farmers and the fertiliser sector. He is also on the board of the International Plant Nutrition Institute and the Virtual Fertilizer Research Centre in the US.
 
Ashok Dalwai, CEO, National Rainfed Area Authority, Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ashok Dalwai, Chief Executive, National Rainfed Area Authority, India's Ministry of Agriculture & Farmers Welfare

Ashok Dalwai is currently serving as National Rainfed Area Authority chief executive in the rank of secretary to the Indian government. Since 2015 he has been serving in the Department of Agriculture & Co-operation and has contributed to several reforms in addition to supervising several units.

 
Suhas P Wani, Research Program Director - Asia Program & Theme  Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics

Suhas P Wani, Research Programme Director - Asia Programme & Theme Leader- IDC, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT)

Suhas P Wani’s area of specialisation is scaling up science-based interventions to benefit farmers in Asia and Africa, particularly in sustainable agriculture for improving rural livelihoods. His expertise spans integrated watershed management and water use efficiency to catchment scale, wasteland development, wastewater management, biodiesel plantation, integrated nutrient management and carbon sequestration.

Simon Lim, Director, Planet Trading Services
 
Simon Lim, Director, Planet Trading Services

Simon has been in the fertilizer industry for the past 30 years. Formerly, he worked for Kuok Singapore Limited as a General Manager in the Fertilizer Division and was the Director of NewQuest (Trading) Pte Ltd, a wholly–owned subsidiary of Kuok Singapore before leaving the company in 2003. Thereafter he was responsible in the setting up and heading of the Singapore office of Uralkali Trading SA. As Director of Sales, he was in charge of the marketing and sales of its products in the Asia-Pacific market. He left the company in 2005 to work with Planet Trading Services Pte Ltd.
Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Ishrat Jahan, Deputy Director, Asia, International Fertilizer Development Center (IFDC)

Ishrat Jahan has more than 35 years of experience in agricultural development. During her 25-year career with IFDC, she has designed and implemented interventions that sustainably improve crop yields at the smallholder farmer level. She is an economist also responsible for economic and policy assessment of the fertilizer sector.

Carl Roache, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus FMB

Carl Roache
, Editor – Asia Fertilizers, Argus 

Carl Roache is the Asian Fertilizer Editor at Argus Media, based in Singapore and responsible for co-ordinating regional coverage for the global fertilizer reports. Prior to moving to Singapore, Carl edited the Argus Potash and the Fertilizer Europe publications from Argus’ London head office.
KK Singh

Kamal Kumar Singh
, General Manager (Agri Advisory Service), Zuari Agro Chemicals

Kamal Kumar Singh has extensive experience in the field of agriculture technology management and technology dissemination while working in the public and private sectors, including the Uttar Pradesh state government in India. He is currently working with Zuari Agro Chemicals as General Manager (Agri Advisory Service), with responsibilities including the development of technical interaction with farmers, dealers and field staff.
 
Arvind Kumar Shukla, Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research  Project on Micronutrients, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science

Arvind Kumar Shukla, Project Coordinator, All India Coordinated Research Project on Micronutrients, ICAR-Indian Institute of Soil Science

Dr. Shukla started his carrier as an Assistant Professor at the Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology in Uttarakhand. Since then, he has served in many institutions such as the ICAR-Indian Institute of Farming System Research and ICAR-Central Potato Research Institute as Senior Scientist and ICAR- National Rice Research Institute as Principal Scientist. He has developed sulphur and micronutrients fertility maps for more than 500 districts of India for site specific nutrient management and precise fertilizer distribution.
Dr S. Nand, Deputy Director General, The Fertiliser Association of India

Sachchida Nand, Deputy Director General, Fertiliser Association of India

Sachchida Nand is with Fertiliser Association of India for 30 years and responsible for issues related to fertiliser production, feedstock, raw materials, pricing policies, environment and safety. He has more than 50 research and review papers in leading international journals and conference proceedings.

T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

T Satyanarayana, Director, South Asia Program, International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI)

Dr. T. Satyanarayana is Director of the South Asia (SA) Program of the International Plant Nutrition Institute (IPNI). Dr. Satyanarayana joined the staff of IPNI as Deputy Director, India Program-South Zone in 2008. Prior to joining IPNI, Dr. Satyanarayana served in fertilizer industry, with job responsibilities in business development, and agri technical services.

Gavin Chong, Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus FMB

Gavin Chong,
Vice-President Asia, Fertilizer Markets, Argus 

Gavin Chong joined Argus Singapore in January 2015 and is currently our Fertilizer Business Development VP for Asia. Prior to joining Argus, he has eight years of experience in trading, distribution, and managing NPK production. He was based in Indonesia and Malaysia and focused on servicing the demands of the oil palm industry.


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