Parveen Kathuria

Country Head

PT Syngenta Indonesia

2018

Outstanding Leaders in Asia

Parveen Kathuria

Outstanding Leaders in Asia

2018

Country Head

PT Syngenta Indonesia

Parveen Kathuria

Leading Indonesian Agriculture Company

Most Trusted and Collaborative team. Helping safely feed the world.

Syngenta is a global leader in crop protection and among the top three in the seed business working with farmers around the world helping enhance their farm productivity, grow more from less.

PT Syngenta Indonesia, subsidiary of Syngenta AG, Basel focuses on three unique propositions which are very critical to its success. The first being their research and innovation engine; the second, the strength of their people, while third is focus on enhancing prosperity of their farmer customers.
The customer-centric approach is a paramount to Syngenta. They also want to engage with like-minded stakeholders across all sections of society, as most trusted and collaborative team and ultimately safely feed the world comprising seven billion people on the planet.

In terms of milestones, PT Syngenta Indonesia is proud that they hold the number ONE position in crop protection and are among the top three in corn seeds business similar to their global position. The largest business in the ASEAN sub-region; and have their own research facilities at Cikampek; own seed facility at Pasuruan, own crop protection production facility at Gunung Putri, all in Indonesia.
The company’s success comes from the mindset of One Team, One Plan. Thinking through the lens of farmer customers and providing them the best technological solutions, sharing best agronomical practices is at the center of their focus, hence working together as one team and winning market share is very important.

Every single employee is engaged in the company with uniform values: Passion for customers, Determined execution, Growth for all, Long view and How matters. Management also ensures that the ambition and strategy of the company is shared with each member and we all are striving towards common goal.
There is a very high rate of engagement with in the employees of Syngenta Indonesia, more than 95 percent of the company’s staff responding positively to: Syngenta as socially responsible company, Syngenta’s commitment to quality and strongly believes in product and services it provides to its customers along with confidence in leadership team about the clear vision for the future.

For Country Head Parveen Kathuria, leadership is about having clear vision; articulating it well, and leading from the front. As an agricultural graduate from Haryana Agricultural University, and MBA from Mahatma Gandhi University, India, Parveen feels that life is a learning experience every day, and that he has learnt more while doing his job and its different assignments than he has from his formal education.

He counts his role models as Bollywood movie star Amitabh Bachchan for his perseverance; cricketer Sachin Tendulkar for passion every day and former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee for his extra ordinary communication skills. The Country Manager credits the most to his parents for teaching the integrity, sincerity and ownership for all our actions in life. He lives happily with his wife Sangeeta and their two kids Simran and Aryan, in their teens now.

For Parveen, wining the ACES Awards represent accomplishment and recognition for the entire Syngenta Indonesia team; appreciation for the extra hard work they perform day-in and day-out, bringing richness to the lives of more than 20 million Indonesian farmers who are major part of the food security chain producing rice, corn and vegetables for the nation, and in doing so creating a prosperous, self-reliant wonderful Indonesia.

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