P.S. Gahlaut is a Hons. Graduate in Chemistry followed by Post Graduation and a Doctorate in Business Management. He has been associated with Indian Fertiliser Industry for more than 40 years and he has been C.E.O. of Indian Potash Limited for over 20 years. He is a Past Chairman of The Fertiliser 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 fertiliser 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 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.