Joining Announcement – DR. R S Mahala

Dear Colleagues,

It gives me immense pleasure to welcome Dr Rajendra Singh Mahala as a member of Seed works Leadership Team. Dr R.S.Mahala joins SeedWorks International Private Ltd as Head of Breeding for Pearl Millet and Mustard based out of Hyderabad, India effective January 8th,2019. He will report to the undersigned.

Dr R.S.Mahala has over 32 years of research experience in one of the largest and leading multinational organization. He was a commercial Pearl millet breeder and research leader at Dupont Pioneer (Now Known as Corteva Agrosciences) and from 2007 onwards also lead the cotton breeding program at Dupont Pioneer in addition to Pearl Millet.

He has to his credit 25 industry leading hybrids in the past 20 years. Dr R.S.Mahala was a key team member which ensured DuPont Pioneer’s sustained dominance in Pearl millet for over 2 decades. He also has demonstrated success in setting up and managing multi-crop research centres across South Asia. He has many awards, recognitions and publications to his credit, Notable among them is the Best Pearl Millet research project by All India project co-ordinator and Certificate of appreciations by AICPMIP. He is also the recipient of Pioneer Global Award A.I.R (Achievements In Research) for extra ordinary research in millet, 1st in Asia.

He has strong networking with public institutions and is currently serving as chairperson for Hybrid parent research consortium for Millet, Sorghum and Pigeon pea at ICRISAT. He also served as an advisory committee member of CGIAR Research Programs (CRPs) at ICRISAT on dryland cereals from 2013-2015.

Dr Mahala is blessed with a Daughter, Ms. Smita who is doing LLM in Intellectual property and technology law in NUS, Singapore and a Son, Mr. Vishal who is doing B.Tech in Mechanical Engineering in Mahindra Ecole Centrale, Hyderabad. Mrs Mahala teaches at future kids school. He spends his spare time in furthering the cause of Women education, Travelling and Social Networking are his hobbies.

I am personally a great admirer of Dr Mahala for the positive contributions he made to the Seed Industry. I am sure we at SeedWorks will be immensely benefited by his experience and knowledge. Please join me in wishing Dr R.S.Mahala all success and a fulfilling and rewarding career at SeedWorks.

Venkatram Vasantavada