• Management Team

The Board of Bayer Vapi Private Limited consist of 3 Board Members of which 2 are Executive Directors.

Dr. Udo Schneider

Dr. Udo Schneider is responsible for Global AI Operations of the Crop Science Division of Bayer and is the Chairman of Bayer Vapi Private Limited since December 2018.

 

Schneider, a PhD Chemist, started his career in the year 1996 as Research Scientist Central Research and then served as Plant Manager E-Plant DOR, Germany in the year 2000.

 

He joined Bayer AG, Germany in the year 2004 as Management Support for the Group, Board of Management Member for Production & Technology. Following that assignment, he joined Corporate Strategic Planning where he later took the position as Head of Corporate Strategic Planning Technology from 2007 onwards.

 

In the year 2011, he took over as Site Manager of the Knapsack site of Bayer where he was responsible for the production of various active ingredients for Crop Protection.

 

Dr. Udo Schneider is married and blessed with two kids. He is a passionate amateur cook.

 

K. R. Sekhar

K. R. Sekhar is Managing Director of Bayer Vapi Private Limited since August 2003.

 

Sekhar was born in Alathur, Kerala on July 10, 1962. He has been in the Procurement & Supply Chain Management Industry for nearly 30 years and has worked with leading multinationals like Goodyear Tires, Whirlpool and Bayer. He has also had a long stint working in the Tata Group Company – Voltas Limited.

 

He joined Bayer in the year 2003 and considers this as the best decision of his life. He served as Vice President - Procurement & Logistics for Bayer Group of Companies in India.

 

Sekhar has a post-graduation in Business Management and specialization in Materials Management. He has completed his Advanced Management Program from ISB – Kelloggs. He has been associated with several Business schools as a part time / guest faculty for over a decade.

 

He is married and has two kids. He is passionate about music, reading, sports and cooking.

 

Narendra K Shah

Narendra K Shah is Director & Site Manager of Bayer Vapi Private Limited since December 2014.

 

Narendra was born in Nirmali, Gujarat on December 14, 1963. He is a Post Graduate in Organic Chemistry and has completed his Diploma in Chemical Engineering. Narendra started his career with Hoechst Schering AgrEvo, Ankleshwar in 1987 as a Production Supervisor. In January 1997, he joined as Senior Production Manager in Mitsu Industries. In 2006, he became the Vice President of Bilag Industries Pvt Ltd. handling 7 plants under him.

 

In 2011, he moved to Bayer’s Ankleshwar site as Site Manager. After 2 years, in December 2013, he moved to Bayer AG, Germany and he worked with the Operational Excellence Team, Monheim till November 2014. In December 2014 he took over as the Site Manager of Bayer Vapi and as Director in January 2015.

 

He is married and has two kids. He enjoys cooking and playing cricket.