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Farmer’s Son Appointed as Managing Director of Agricultural Multinational Company

Syngenta, an Agro MNC appointed Susheel Kumar as the new MD.

Shivani Meena
Meet Susheel Kumar - the newly appointed MD of Syngenta
Meet Susheel Kumar - the newly appointed MD of Syngenta

Susheel Kumar (41) of Karnal has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of Syngenta India, a Switzerland-based agricultural multinational company. 

Susheel was born into a farmer's family and received his primary education from government schools in Babain and Ladwa, both small towns in the Kurukshetra area, according to a press release. 

He then attended Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University in Hisar, where he obtained a bachelor's degree in agriculture operations and allied sciences. He subsequently went on to earn an MBA in agribusiness management at the Symbiosis Institute of International Business in Pune, Maharashtra. 

Kumar takes over Rafael Del Rio, who has served as managing director for the previous four years, according to a company statement. And Rafael has been appointed non-executive chairman of Syngenta India 

More about Syngenta: Syngenta is a multinational company headquartered in Switzerland. More than 28,000 employees in over 100 countries are working to change the way crops are cultivated and preserved. 

They are accelerating innovation and investing to achieve more sustainable agriculture that benefits nature, farmers, and society. 

Their work assists farmers in meeting the problems of today's changing world.

Farmers must adapt to the consequences of climate change, restore soil and biodiversity, and adjust to societal attitudes toward food and agricultural technologies. And they are open about what they are doing and the impact it is making. 

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