Dr. Sudheer Laxman Anaokar is Director of Godrej Agrovet, one of India’s foremost diversified agri-business companies.
His career at Godrej began over three decades ago when he joined as a technical sales executive. During his tenure, he has acquired tremendous experience across the areas of feed formulation, sales, marketing and general management. Dr. Anaokar’s last assignment with Godrej was as the Managing Director designate for Godrej Agrovet Limited till he was superannuated in 2003. At the time, the company’s product profile included the manufacturing and marketing of animal feeds, processed poultry products, agricultural inputs, oil palm plantations and plant biotechnology.
Dr. Anaokar has published numerous scientific papers and articles in research journals and read papers at Industry meets and annual symposia. He was the former Chairman of the Compound Livestock Feed Manufacturers Association’s CLFMA, the only industry association for livestock industry in India, for two years.
During his tenure the company grew through expansion and by foraying into various areas created through mergers and acquisitions. The most significant of these acquisitions was that of Hindustan Lever’s Animal Feed Business.
Dr. Anaokar was educated in Gwalior and Mhow and he is a graduate in Veterinary & Animal Husbandry. He completed his post graduation from The Indian Veterinary Research Institute, Izatnagar and did his doctorate in animal nutrition at the Institute of Agriculture, Anand (Gujarat). He has won various accolades and is a Rank Holder for Bachelor of Veterinary Science and Animal Husbandry. He is also a Gold Medalist and Rank Holder in Master of Veterinary Science and an Awardee of the Sr. Research Fellowship of Indian Council of Agricultural Research for his Ph.D. studies.
His hobbies include reading and listening to classical and semi-classical music.