Susheel Kumar appointed as new MD of Syngenta India

Kumar has been associated with Syngenta for almost twelve years

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New Delhi: Syngenta India has appointed Susheel Kumar as the Managing Director and new country head of the company.
In the new role, Kumar will take over Rafael Del Rio, who served as the MD for about four years. Rafael has now been elevated as the non-executive chairman of the company.
Susheel Kumar, Managing Director, Syngenta India said, “I am excited to lead the operations at a time when India is on an ambitious plan for accelerated growth. There are enormous opportunities especially when the Government of India has launched very ambitious programs for the welfare of farmers and we see great potentail for Syngenta to align with the country’s need for food sustainability, technology and innovation to take Indian agriculture on to a higher growth trajectory.”
Kumar hails from Haryana and comes from a hard-core sales and marketing strategy background. He has been associated with Syngenta for almost twelve years.
Recently, he has completed an international assignment in Switzerland, where he contributed to the global strategies of the company as well as projects for commercial excellence.
Kumar completed an MBA in Agribusiness from Symbiosis Institute of International Business and a bachelor’s degree in Agriculture Operations and Related Sciences from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University.