Mr. Nand Kishore Aggarwal - Chairman, Crystal Group
Mr. Nand Kishore Aggarwal is the Founder Chairman of the Rs. 850 Crore Crystal Group. His business acumen and innovative thinking combined with an avid passion for subject of chemistry and agriculture is behind Crystal’s meteoric growth, making it among the fastest growing agrochemical companies in India. After successfully taking Crystal to the path of success, Mr. Aggarwal today spearheads the group’s strategic areas of Research and development and New Product Development, along with constantly guiding the team on new strategic initiatives
In a career spanning four decades, Mr. Aggarwal has a versatile experience in all facets of the agrochemical industry, ranging from Manufacturing, Formulation, R&D and Marketing .Mr. Aggarwal has an unmatched track record in empowering farmers through prudent field practices. Being one of the pioneers in extending Agri-extension services in India, Mr. Aggarwal’ s vision has made Crystal one of the largest Agri-extension service providers with a large network of professionals working directly with farmers at field level across India through, field trainings and yield demonstrations workshops.
Mr. Aggarwal has many introductions of latest chemical technologies at affordable prices in the Indian agrochemical Industry to his credit. Under his encouraging and strategic guidance, the company has shown all round development in R&D, Product development, and Extension services.
A strong advocate of using PPP model for sustainable development of Indian Agriculture, Mr. Aggarwal is one of the pioneers to promote and develop Public Private Partnership models with key agricultural bodies, especially in the areas of farmer training and development.
Apart from being a successful and a passionate professional, he is also a philanthropist. Mr. Aggarwal has been the Director of CCFI, President of HPMA and active member of CAPMA. He is also associated with various social activities for the benefit of the farmers and the economically weaker sections of the society.
Mr. Aggarwal, strongly believes that Indian Agriculture has unmatched potential to take the lead globally in terms of yield per acre. Widely travelled and an avid thinker and with a strong belief in agriculture, Mr Aggarwal is guiding Crystal group through times of changing economic and climatic challenges, with his strong leadership skills and belief and insight in the future of agriculture.
Mr. Ankur Aggarwal - Managing Director, Crystal Group
Ankur Aggarwal has been the Managing Director of the Crystal Group since 2004. Under his dynamic stewardship, the Crystal Group has experienced remarkable growth, making Crystal the fastest growing agrochemical company in India.
He looks after the key functions of the group including revenue planning, corporate strategy, business development, human resources and corporate affairs. With a Masters’ degrees in Marketing from De Montfort University, UK, Mr Aggarwal has the academic insight for sound business decisions.
Mr Aggarwal has to his credit of clinching a private equity deal of Rs 150 crore. He has also been instrumental in upgrading the group’s IT & Marketing services, as well as automating Crystal factories. This transformation has put Crystal Group on the global radar for excellence in the industry.
Known for his simplicity, charisma and clarity in thinking, Mr Aggarwal has already earned the respect from various stakeholders, including the farming community, government and advocacy groups.
Continuing on the footsteps of a rich legacy, Mr Aggarwal’s vision is to empower farmers to make full use of research and technology to increase yield for every field. His long term plans include inorganic growth in India and overseas for agro chemicals, seeds and farm equipment and he looks to organic growth to make each business sustainable and profitable.
Mr Aggarwal’s intricate knowledge of the agrochemical industry has made him a sought after speaker at various trade and industry engagements.
As a result of Mr Aggarwal’s visionary thinking, the Crystal Group has grown from ‘one of them’ to ‘one of the best’ with a global footprint exceeding 50 countries.
Mr. Nand Kishore Aggarwal
Mr. Ankur Aggarwal
Mr. Joginder Singh
Mr. Arvind Kumar Tyagi
Mr. Dhanpal Jhaveri
Mr. Sharad Kumar Venkta