Agriculture Industry

Best Agrolife appoints Sanjeev Kharbanda as CFO

01 March 2023, New Delhi: Best Agrolife Ltd today announced the hiring of Sanjeev Kharbanda as Chief Financial Officer (CFO) to further strengthen and boost the company’s financial operations and key long-term business strategies.

A finance professional and business transformative leader Sanjeev Kharbanda comes with extensive hands-on experience of over 28 years in management and business leadership.

Commenting on the appointment, Best Agrolife Ltd (BAL) founder and MD Vimal Alawadhi said, “We are pleased to welcome Mr. Sanjeev Kharbanda to our leadership team during an exciting time of growth for the company. Other than his deep knowledge of both Indian and international financial markets he also holds a stellar record of delivering tangible results and creating long-term, sustainable value. With his invaluable breadth of experience, Mr. Kharbanda will surely help in role in taking BAL to new heights of success.”

Recognized among the Top Most Impactful CFO Leaders of 2022-23 by Transformance and a recipient of the Top CFONext100 Award in 2017 and 2016 Mr. Kharbanda was also awarded among the top 20 Treasurers (T20) twice by CFO India Finance Forum in 2015 and 2016. A Post Graduate Diploma holder in Business Management (MBA) from IMT Ghaziabad Mr. Kharbanda’s expertise lies in strategic planning, business operations & transformation, financial planning & analysis, and investor relationship & treasury management. His experience spans across finance, audit, tax, enterprise risk management, operations, supply chain, coordinating with the Board of Directors in strategic business planning and management, setting up organizational objectives (goal, strategy, and action), including preparation of the business plan.

Mr. Kharbanda joins BAL from Aqualite Industries Private Limited, a footwear brand on a growth trajectory, where he managed the dual role of CFO and Business Co-Pilot for all strategic decisions or moves. He has also worked as General Manager – Corporate Finance with Mother Dairy Fruit & Vegetable Private Limited for more than a decade and at senior profile with other organizations across the sectors, broadly including FMCG and Telecommunication. As CFO, Mr. Kharbanda will lead the financial activities of the organization including performance improvement, financial operations, investor sourcing, stakeholder management, and more. He will report directly to the MD of the company, Mr. Vimal Alawadhi, and will be based out of the New Delhi office of BAL.

“I am excited to be joining BAL as CFO and to be exploring the industry of agrochemicals which is quite new for me. Over the past few years, BAL has grown remarkably and is swiftly climbing up the success ladder through new opportunities, under the leadership of highly professionalized and visionary Board Members. I look forward to working with the Board, and team and collaborating with internal and external stakeholders on this next stage of development to accelerate the company’s strategic growth and path to profitability,” said Mr. Sanjeev Kharbanda, CFO of BAL.

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