Dr. P.S. Gahlaut is a Hons. Graduate in Chemistry with Post Graduation and a Doctorate in
Business Management. He has been associated with Indian Fertilizer Industry for more than 40 years and served as CEO of Indian Potash Limited for over 20 years. He is a past Chairman of The Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) and Vice President – South Asia of International Fertilizer Industry Association (IFA), Paris. He has also been Chairperson of several agriculture and environment related projects implemented in India with financial support of international agencies like CIDA, ICEF, KFW, etc.
Indian Potash Limited, under his stewardship, from being a single product import dependent fertilizer company is now a well-diversified company with interests in sugar, dairying, cattle feed etc. besides import of urea, DAP and MOP. The turnover of the company is more than Rs.15000/- crores. The company also has an uninterrupted record of making profit and paying dividend for the last 18 years. IPL associates in a big way in improving the output and its quality in the farmers’ field by proper farmers’ education and extension activities all over the country. This in fact has been the core strength of the company ever since its inception in 1955.