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    About Us » Board of Directors

    NSL Sugars Limited is part of the prestigious NSL Group. The company’s organizational structure comprises of distinguished & experienced stalwarts on the board with Chairman, four independent directors, two executive directors & four non-executive promoter directors.

    The constitution of Board is in line with the requirement of section 149 of the Company`s Act, 2013 and SEBI guidelines applicable for listed companies which states that at least one third of the Board strength should comprise of independent directors. Company is also having the woman director as required under the provisions of the Companies Act, 2013 and as per SEBI guidelines for the listed companies.

    Independent Directors

    • Dr. P. Kotaiah, Chairman and Independent Director
      Dr. P. Kotaiah, Chairman and Independent Director
      MA (Economics) Ph.D (Lit)


      Dr. Pamidi Kotaiah is a stalwart with rich experience in banking and finance. He is a post graduate in economics and has been awarded with the doctorate in literature from Andhra University. Dr. Kotaiah has served Reserve Bank of India, Agricultural Refinance and Development Corporation in various capacities from 1961 – 1982. From the year 1982, Dr. Kotaiah was associated with NABARD. Due to his immense contribution to NABARD & his rich experience, he was ascended to the position of Managing Director and Executive Chairman of NABARD from 1990-1998. Dr. Kotaiah known to be a man of perfection, a thorough professional & highly ethical. Dr. Kotaiah has been honored by State & Central Government, Various associations, agricultural institutes and organizations for his efforts and contribution towards economic development of agriculture which is the backbone of Indian economy.

      Dr. Kotaiah is an active member of Governing Council of Centre of Good Governance, a Society promoted by Government of Andhra Pradesh and is a Trustee of ABHAY – trust formed by Bank of India for Financial Literacy.
    • Mr. K Ramakoteswara Rao, Vice-Chairman: NSL Sugars & NSL Power
      Mr. K Ramakoteswara Rao, Vice-Chairman: NSL Sugars & NSL Power
      M.Tech - Thermal Power Engg.


      Mr. K Ramakoteswara Rao is a Post Graduate in Thermal Power Engineering from Banaras Hindu University. He is presently the Vice Chairman for NSL Sugars and Power Business of NSL Group Ltd. Mr. KRK Rao’s illustrious career in power and sugar businesses spans over 30 years. He joined NSL Group in 1991.

      Mr. KRK Rao is instrumental in setting up several NSL Group projects which are running successfully. He built NSL Sugar business from scratch and successfully set up major integrated sugar plants in different parts of India with 27000 Tons crushing capacity per day of sugarcane, 150 MW Cogeneration Power Plants and 120 KLPD Ethanol Plant.

      Under his leadership, NSL Power has set up 150 MW Wind Power Plants at different locations in Karnataka and Tamil Nadu and also 15 MW Biomass power plants in Andhra Pradesh. New Wind Power Projects of 250 MW are in pipeline at different stages of execution.

      Mr. KRK Rao also serves on the boards of various NSL Group companies, which include NSL Energy Ventures Pvt Ltd., NSL Nagapatnam Power & Infratech Pvt Ltd., NSL Renewable Power Pvt. Ltd., NSL Orissa Power & Infratech Pvt Ltd.

      Prior to joining NSL Group, Mr. KRK had a 10 year stint with Bharat Heavy Electricals Ltd., a premiere Public Sector Company in India, where he was responsible for design of centrifugal compressors, system engineering of thermal power plants and project engineering management of thermal power plants.
    • Dr. D G Hapase, Independent Director
      Dr. D G Hapase, Independent Director
      M.Sc.(Agri) Ph.D


      Dr. Hapase is well known techie in the field of agriculture (specialized in the Sugarcane Crop) and has over 5 decades of remarkable experience in Agricultural Research & Development with specialization in sugar cane production improvement. Dr. Hapase is instrumental in identifying and releasing cane varieties viz. Co 7219, Com 7125, Co 7527, CoC 671, for Peninsular Zone.

      Dr. Hapase was earlier associated as a Director of Vasantdada Sugar Institute, Pune. He is an active member in various forums and holds memberships with more than 15 institutes constituted for the purpose of promotion of agriculture. He has a proven track record of establishing & imparting vigorous training to the farmers to improve the overall yield in Maharashtra and other States. He has strong understanding, in-depth knowledge & experience in the analysis of the varietal sugarcane which gives more yield and quality cane. He is also the editor of various magazines and has published various research papers for the development of agriculture in India. Dr. Hapase is a technical advisor to many sugar mills situated in various states of India. He holds directorship in some of the sugar companies and he is a member of the Sugar Technology Mission Advisory Committee.
    • Dr. GSC Rao, Independent Director
      Dr. GSC Rao, Independent Director
      Ph.D (Sugar physiology)


      Dr. GSC Rao is the president of Sugar Technologists of India and also a member of Indian Sugar Mills Association. He is also the chairman of Agriculture and Sugarcane sub-committee (ISMA) and member of the Advisory Committee of National Sugar Institute. Mr. Rao is member/invitee in various industry related committees constituted by Government of India and various State Governments. He is also associated with various International associations like ISSCT, SIT and IAPSIT. He is the Chairman of organizing committee of IAPSIT.

      He is a Sugar expert with huge experience both in technical and commercial aspects of Sugar Business and has established Greenfield projects in sugar refinery, distillery, power co-generation and ethanol. Dr. Rao has also published more than 80 research papers in international and national journals and conveyance. Mr. Rao was earlier associated as a member of World Bank Consultant Group to review the progress of rehabilitation and modernization of Sudan Sugar Corporation funded by IMF.
    • Mr. A C Gupta, Independent Director
      Mr. A C Gupta, Independent Director
      B.Com (Hons.), FCA


      Sri. AC Gupta is Fellow member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India. He has completed his B.com (Hons.) in 1962 & qualified as Chartered Accountant in the year 1966. He opted the practicing profession and started his career with M/s. A F Ferguson & Co (which was taken over by Deloitte Haskin & Sells) and retired in March 2009 as the office Managing Partner of Hyderabad branch of Deloitte Haskins & Sells. Mr. A C Gupta has more than 4 decades of experience in the audit and compliance of large National and Multi-National companies. He has rich experience in corporate, legal and finance functions.
    • Mr. S Basavaiah, Independent Director
      Mr. S Basavaiah, Independent Director
      Diploma in Civil Engineering


      Mr. S. Basavaiah worked as a Civil Engineer and executed several prestigious projects. Prior to joining us he was associated as a Unit Head with M/s. KCP Limited, Sugar Unit. After superannuation from KCP Limited, he worked as Chief Executive for Gayatri Sugar Complex and Sudulagunta Sugar factory.

      He has joined NSL Sugars as Chief Executive in the year 2001 and was instrumental in setting up sugar, cogen and distillery plants at Koppa Unit. He has successfully completed the green field project of NSL Krishnaveni Sugars Limited and expanded NSL Sugars (Tungabhadra) Ltd. since 2010, he has been on the Board of NSL Sugars Ltd., as Whole Time Director.

    MD & CEO

    • Mr. Ravindra Singh Singhvi, Managing Director & CEO
      Mr. Ravindra Singh Singhvi, Managing Director & CEO
      CA & CS


      Mr. Ravindra Singh Singhvi is the Managing Director & CEO for NSL Sugars. He is a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary. Mr Singhvi has overall 34 years of experience in the entire gamut of Manufacturing Industries in Overall Management, Business Profitability, and Performance& Growth of Large Diversified Manufacturing Companies. Earlier, he has been associated with M/ s EID Parry and M/s Indo Rama Synthetics (I) Ltd, Birla VXL, Grasim Industries, S. Kumar Nationwide Ltd., and JCT Ltd. He has turned around few of the companies in last 2 decades.

      Prior to joining NSL Sugars Ltd he has been associated with EID Parry (one of the largest sugar business conglomerate in south India) in the capacity of Managing Director.

      Mr. Singhvi is the member of Indian Sugar Mills Association (ISMA) – New Delhi, The South Indian Sugar Mills Association (SISMA – Karnataka) and Member of The South Indian Sugar Mills Association (SISMA – Andhra Pradesh / Telangana).

    Non Executive Promoter Directors

    • Mr. M Prabahkar Rao, Director
      Mr. M Prabahkar Rao, Chairman, NSL Group
      Chairman & Managing Director, Nuziveedu Seeds Limited


      Mr. Mandava Prabhakar Rao, hailing from Guntur District in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Prabhakar Rao is an alumnus of Benares Hindu University and stood second in the University in B.Sc (Agriculture) and achieved 1st rank in M.Sc (Agriculture). He is also a recipient of Gold Medal and Merit Scholarship in his Post Graduation. He is presently honoured as the Chairman of NSL Group.

      Managing the family owned seed company Nuziveedu Seeds Ltd since 1982 and led this company as the largest seed company in India with an estimated annual turnover of about Rs. 1300 Crores in the current year with about 25% share in the hybrid cotton seed market of India.

      Mr. Rao is the President of the National Seed Association of India, was a Member of the Board of Management of Acharya N.G Ranga Agricultural University, Member of the Cotton Advisory Board, Textiles Committee of Ministry of Textiles and Member of Central Seed Committee of the Ministry of Agriculture. He was earlier on the board of the International Seed Federation representing India. He is the Chairman of Committee on Agriculture, FICCI and the President of Andhra Chambers of Commerce and Industry Federation.

      In addition to his contribution to the seed industry, he has also contributed for substantial industrialization by making combined investments of about Rs.10000 Crores in Power, Textiles, Integrated Sugar Factories, IT Infrastructure in the form of IT Parks, IT SEZs etc. The Group has planned projects with capital outlay of Rs. 25000 Crores in next 5-6 years. NSL Group employs about 22000 people directly.

      He has been pioneering work on enhancing of farm productivity in the crops of cotton, sugar cane, paddy and maize through introduction of new agronomic techniques throughout India to make agriculture environmentally sustainable and economically viable.

      He is at the forefront of discharging Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives and has established a charitable trust, Mandava Foundation which plays a key role in the development of Rural India by contributing in the sectors of Education, Health Care, and agricultural productivity initiatives etc.
    • Mrs. M Asha Priya, Woman Director
      Mrs. M Asha Priya, Woman Director
      M.Sc ( Home Science) PG Diploma in journalism


      Mrs. M. Asha is presently the woman director of NSL Sugars Ltd. She also holds the directorship position in other verticals of the group. She is actively involved in social activities in upliftment of rural Education and health.
    • Mr. M Venkatram Chowdary, Director
      Mr. M Venkatram Chowdary, Director
      BBA & Business Management


      Mr. M Venkatram Chowdary, more commonly known as Venkat, is an young & dynamic prospective entrepreneur hailing from the well-known business family in Andhra Pradesh. Mr. Venkat inherits business acumen and provides the dynamic leadership to the fastest growing NSL Group’s business arm. Mr. Venkat is a great admirer of his father Mr. Prabhakar Rao and Grandfather Sri. M Venkatramaiah and would like to prove himself as successful businessman following in their footsteps. Mr. Venkat is already a part of the senior management team at NSL Textiles Limited, a part of Hyderabad based NSL Group, as he holds the position of Whole Time Director. He oversees the operations of Textile units right from Ginning to Fabric production.