The Management Team

Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. is driven and supported by a very strong and committed team of Microbiologists, Pharmacists, Engineers, Food Technologists, and Biotechnologists. This entire team is ably led by our Promoters - Mr. V. L. Rathi and Mr. C. L. Rathi, both of whom combined, have an experience of over 7 decades in the Enzyme Industry.
the Enzyme Industry.


Mr. V. L. Rathi

Mr. V. L. Rathi

Chairman and Non- Executive Director
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India

Mr. Vasant Laxminarayan Rathi is the Promoter and a Non-Executive and Non-Independent Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Pharmacy from Nagpur University and degree of Master of Science from University of Hawaii. He has over 37 years of experience in the enzyme industry and was one of the co-founders of Rathi Papains Private Limited incorporated in the year 1978, which was engaged in the business of manufacturing of enzymes from papain. He promoted and incorporated Cal-India in the year 1985 and has been associated with our Company since the year 1993. Mr. Vasant Laxminarayan Rathi heads our international subsidiaries based in United States.

Mr. C. L. Rathi

Mr. C. L. Rathi

Managing Director
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India

Mr. Chandrakant Laxminarayan Rathi, is the Promoter and Managing Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Chemical Engineering) from National Institute of Technology, Rourkela. He has over 37 years of experience in the enzyme industry and was one of the co-founders of Rathi Papains Private Limited incorporated in the year 1978, which was engaged in the business of manufacturing of enzymes from papain. In the year 1986, he joined Messrs Super Organic Research Laboratories as a partner till the year 1987 (which came to be acquired by the Company at a later stage). Subsequently, he promoted and incorporated the Company in the year 1989 and is currently responsible for the management of the entire operations of the Company and its Indian subsidiaries, including strategic initiatives of our businesses.

Mr. Mukund Kabra

Mr. Mukund Kabra

Whole time Director
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India

Mr. Mukund Madhusudan Kabra, is the Whole-time Director of our Company. He holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemical Engineering from Sambalpur University. He has over 20 years of experience in enzyme industry and joined our Company in the year 1995. He is responsible for overlooking the manufacturing operations of the Company at Sinnar and Indore and for optimising the fermentation for existing products, strain improvement, downstream research and analytical research.

Mr. Beni Prrasad Rauka

Mr. Beni Prasad Rauka

Group CFO
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India
Director
Advanced Bio-Agro Tech Ltd
Director
Advanced Enzytech Solutions

Mr. Beni Prrasad Rauka, a Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary by qualification, brings with him a rich experience of over 24 years in the Finance Industry.

Mr. Rauka has worked with Category I Merchant Banking firms and finance companies in his long standing career. Some of the major IPOs he has handled as a merchant banker are Sanwaria Agro Industires Limited, Murli Agro Industries Limited, Biofil Industries Limited, JVL Agro Industries Limited, Jenburkt Pharmaceuticals Limited and Systematix Corporate Services Limited.

Mr Rauka joined Advanced Enzymes in the year 2000 as a consultant. He was able to overcome a very important challenge at that time - that of understanding the key value drivers of a new-age, complex business. His understanding of what drives the business and profits, lent Mr. Rauka a very pivotal role in the company and he was asked to serve as the CFO since 2002.

As business has expanded, Advanced Enzymes has setup several subsidiaries to focus on core segments. Mr. Rauka has been leading the financial innovation in this new business structure and managing the financial activities of all group companies since 2007. As Group CFO, his prime objective today is to ensure that adequate and cost-effective finance is available for the group's strategic plans and investments.

Mr. Piyush Rathi

Mr. Piyush Rathi

Chief Business Officer (CBO)
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India
Director
Advanced Bio-Agro Tech Ltd, India

A double graduate, Piyush first completed his Bachelors in Maths from Mumbai University and then in Finance from Michigan Tech University, USA. Subsequently he completed his MBA from SCMHRD and joined Advanced Enzymes in April 2005. Initially his biggest challenge was to break old mindsets and usher in modern best practices. A complete overhaul of the corporate brand and implementation of SAP across the organisation were amongst the key projects that he initiated & completed in the first two years as head of business development.

In 2007, Piyush took over as head of the Pharma business, the traditional stronghold of the company. He was highly successful at improving margins, cash flows & overall reach to the end users. In 2010, he took charge of the food processing business and its application development labs. Since then the company has acquired significant strength in application development and its business has grown several fold.

Over the years, apart from Marketing, Piyush has implemented several key initiatives in the Corporate Strategy, Corporate Communications, Human Resources, Information Technology and Intellectual Property domains.

In 2016, Piyush played a key role in the Company's IPO, and leads the Investor Relations function today. As Chief Business Officer, he has driven strategic acquisitions such as JC Biotech and Evoxx Technologies, as well as setup the company's Malaysian subsidiary. These initiatives have helped the company expand its geographical reach as well as bring key products and technologies into its fold.

His key responsibilities today include the development of the company's business & research activities in Europe & Asia, and he continues to play a significant role as an advisor to the Board on all strategic matters.

Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta

Dr. Anil Kumar Gupta

Vice President - Research & Development
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India

Dr. Anil Gupta is a Ph.D. in Microbiology with over 18 years of experience in Industrial Biotechnology. He has published over 18 research papers in journals of national and international repute. Prior to his joining Advanced Enzymes, he also received the coveted Young Scientist Award Project from Department of Science & Technology, Govt. Of India and has worked as Principal Investigator in several research projects.

In 1996, Dr. Gupta joined Advanced Enzymes a junior research associate in the Process Microbiology Lab. Initial projects involved improvement of yields for existing enzymes and scale up of certain newly developed enzymes. Paucity of financial and human resources added to the challenges that Dr. Gupta thrived upon and finally overcame. Since then, he is largely attributed with the successful development of several enzymes from microbial-scale to commercial-scale production levels.

Today, as Vice President - Research & Development, General Manager Research & Development, Dr. Gupta heads the process development, proteomics & the applied microbiology labs and leads the research effort in developing several new commercially-viable enzymes every year. He and his teams efforts lend the much needed strength & depth to Advanced Enzymes marketing team as it expands into newer industries & newer geographies.

Mr. Dipak Roda

Mr. Dipak Roda

Vice President – Market & Business Development
Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd, India
Director
Advanced Enzytech Solutions Ltd, India

After having secured a Chemical Engineering degree from Bharati Vidyapeeth, Pune and a M.Sc Tech in Bioprocess Technology from UDCT, Mr. Dipak Roda began his career with Khandelwal Laboratories in their bio-technology division. He initial work involved identification of the enzyme Cellulase. He was later involved in the product and application development for the dynamic textile industry.

Mr. Roda joined Advanced Enzymes in 2005 as a General Manager in Sales & Marketing. His first and foremost challenge was to build the marketing team, streamline the marketing mix and setup a robust distribution infrastructure. He played a key role in aligning the product baskets to the respective industries that they catered to.

Mr. Roda led the company's entry into the large and competitive Chinese market through establishment of Advanced Enzyme Far East. He is also a Director on board of Advanced Enzytech Solutions Ltd and is a key responsible for growth of the non-food processing segment in the SAARC region. Today, his focus is on growing the bio-processing business in the American continents and his key challenge is to build a strong marketing, sales & distribution network there.