Dr K C Ravi

Chief Sustainability Officer Syngenta India Limited

Dr. K C Ravi is the Chief Sustainability Officer, Syngenta India Ltd. He is responsible for Public Policy, Internal and External communication and Corporate Social Responsibility. Prior to joining Syngenta, Ravi was heading the Government and Public Policy function for the Cummins Group of companies, the world’s leading manufacturer of engines and related technologies. Ravi has also worked in Monsanto as the Head of Government and Public Affairs and in DHL Express as the Head of Customs and Regulatory Affairs. In these roles his principal responsibility was to influence policy change to provide a conducive environment for the growth of the industry. He was also required to advise the DHL network in the South-East Asian Region. From 1993-2002, he was with the Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) – the apex Industry Association. In his last assignment with CII, he headed the Economics & Taxation wing. As the Director, his responsibilities included providing expert advice to its members on diverse economic issues relating to Industrial Policy, Monetary Policy, EXIM Policy, Fiscal Policy, Capital Markets, Banking, Insurance and more. He also handled the media department and other important committees including the National Council of CII during his tenure. He has been a member of a number of government committees and working groups on policy, non-ferrous industry, capital goods industry, textiles industry and excise structure rationalization during the India’s Economic Reforms period since 1991. He was also a member of the hi-level committee on Export Import Policy for the period 2002-07. As a member of the CII - Harvard Business School project on “Competitiveness of Indian Industry” headed by Prof. Michael Porter, Ravi was responsible for the policy audits. As a regular contributor, Ravi has written numerous articles in all leading financial dailies like Business Standard, Economic Times, Times of India, Financial Express, Hindu Business Line and the Hindi daily Dainik Jagran. He has also written a paper to the World Bank Report on “Harmonization of Customs Procedures”. Besides this, he has written policy papers on trade and tax reforms as well as economic policy issues for the CII for submission to the government. Ravi is a Founding Member of the Public Affairs Forum of India (PAFI); Vice Chairman of Crop Life India; Co-Chair of ASSOCHAM Agriculture Council and, is also a Regular Visiting Faculty at Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT).