Siraj A Chaudhry
Chairman – Cargill India Private Limited
Siraj A Chaudhry is the Chairman of Cargill India, the wholly owned subsidiary of Cargill Inc.
Siraj has been an agriculture, commodity risk management and food processing industry professional for over 28 years with stints at ITC Ltd and the State Trading Corporation of India (STC) before joining Cargill. His tenure at Cargill spans 22 years, and includes handling key responsibilities and leadership role in India as well as commodity trading role in Geneva, Switzerland. Under his leadership since 2007 Cargill India has successfully built both institutional and consumer businesses backed by world class manufacturing facilities, a robust distribution network and an enviable brand portfolio.
Siraj provides leadership and insights in policy advocacy for the industry as an active member of several industry associations including CII and FICCI. He is currently the President of the Food Industry Capacity and Skill Initiative (FICSI) operating under NSDC. He has been the Chairman of National Alliance for Edible Oil Fortification a joint initiative by CII and Global Alliance for Improved Nutrition (GAIN) to address malnutrition through food fortification.
Beside business, Siraj is actively involved in supporting social issues focusing on food and nutrition security, education and livelihood. Under Siraj’s leadership, Cargill pioneered the concept of fortifying all its edible oils with vitamins A and D in India to deliver much needed micronutrients and fight malnutrition in India. Siraj is the founder member of the India Food Banking Network which has set up a chain of food banks in the country.
Siraj is a post-graduate from the Indian Institute of Foreign Trade (IIFT) and a graduate from the Shri Ram College of Commerce (SRCC), University of Delhi.