Rakesh Kapur, President of International Fertilizer Association (IFA), is the Joint Managing Director, Indian Farmers Fertilizer Cooperative Ltd. (IFFCO), which is the largest fertilizer cooperative in the world with a turnover of USD 3.2 billion (2017-18). Mr. Kapur has been associated with the fertilizer sector for the past 25 years. Mr. Kapur held various senior positions in the government of India in the Ministry of Chemicals and Fertilizers, Telecom Regulatory Authority of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Ministry of Finance (Income Tax Department) prior to his joining IFFCO in the year 2000 as Finance Director.
Mr. Kapur serves on the board of directors of several Indian and foreign companies apart from being the Managing Director of two Indian companies and Chairman of another joint venture company. He was the Chairman, Fertilizer Association of India (FAI) during 2015-17 and Oman India Fertilizer Company S.A.O.C. during 2009-10 and 2014-15. He has traveled widely and participated in various national and international seminars / conferences and presented papers on different subjects. Mr. Kapur is a former Indian Revenue Service Officer who holds B. Tech Degree in Mechanical Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), New Delhi with a Post-Graduation in Management.