Additional Non-Executive Independent Director – Bayer CropScience Limited

Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala

Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is appointed as an Additional Director – Independent category on the Board of BCSL with effect from February 12,2021. His appointment as an Independent director is subject to approval of the shareholders at the ensuing Annual General Meeting of the Company.


Dr. Harsh Kumar Bhanwala is the Executive Chairman Capital India Finance Limited, an India-focused, integrated financial services company since August 2020. It is a listed company & is categorized as a systemically important NBFC by RBI. Dr. Bhanwala is also on the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Management, Rohtak. He is also an Independent Director on the governing board of MFIN (Microfinance Industry Network) the Self-Regulatory Organisation (SRO) for the sector. He is also heading the Technical Group appointed by SEBI on the Social Stock Exchange.


He is a Postgraduate in Management Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad and holds Ph.D. in Management as well. He has been awarded honorary doctorate in Science by Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore, and Indian Council of Agricultural Research-Central Institute of Fisheries Education (ICAR-CIFE), Mumbai. 


Prior to joining Capital India Finance Limited, he was the Chairman of National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), is the Apex Development Bank of the country, from December 18, 2013 to May 27, 2020.