Management Team

The Board of Bayer Vapi Private Limited consist of 4 Board Members of which 1 is Executive Director.


Dr. Udo Schneider

Dr. Udo SchneiderDr. 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. 


Narendra K Shah

Narendra K ShahNarendra 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.


Partha Dutta

Partha DuttaPartha Dutta is Vice President Marketing and Sales of Bayer Vapi Private Limited since January 2007 and was appointed as a Director on the Board of Company since March 2020.  Partha was born in Katwa, West Bengal on February 1, 1964.  He holds a Bachelor degree in Chemistry and Master of Business Administration in Marketing from the University of Pune. 


Partha started his career in 1994, as Marketing Manager in Bayer Vapi Pvt Ltd. After completing a one year Marketing course from Bayer Marketing Academy Germany (2004 -2005), Partha moved to Monheim Germany for 2 years (2005 – 2007) as Global Portfolio Manager (‘GPM’) for Pyrethroids and Triazophos. As GPM, his primary responsibilities were to define and be responsible for the product strategy for the assigned active ingredient(s) and finished products. 


After his return from Germany from January 2007 onwards Partha has worked as Vice President Marketing and Sales of Bayer Vapi Private Limited.  His primary responsibilities lay in development and stage wise implementation of short and long term sales and marketing strategies, and work towards Company’s growth and profitability. Partha’s total professional Career is spread over 28 years in both Domestic and International markets having techno-commercial skills. 


He is married and has one kid.  He enjoys playing cricket and reading during his spare time.


Nicole Garcia

NicoleNicole Figueiró Garcia is Finance Business Partner for Active Ingredient Manufacturing and a Director of Vapi Bayer Limited since September, 2019. She was born in Sao Paulo, Brazil and there completed her studies of Electrical Engineering and Master of Business Administration.


Nicole joined Bayer Material Science in Brazil in the year 2003 as a Trainee and later worked in several positions in Supply Chain and Controlling. In 2009 she started working in Bayer Crop Science Brazil as Latin America Regional Controlling Consultant. In 2012 she moved to Germany and worked almost 4 years in Dormagen as Plant, then Site Controller. Following that assignment she decided to stay in Germany and assumed the Value Flow Management for Product Supply.


Nicole lives with her partner and enjoys biking, hiking and reading.