Mr. Vijendra Singh
Mr. Vijendra Singh is the Executive Director & Dy. CEO of Shree Renuka Sugars. Shree Renuka Sugars is one of the large sugar groups in India having seven sugar mills, 273 MW cogen capacity, three large ethanol plants, two port based sugar refineries which are among India’s biggest. Madhur brand which is India’s highest selling packaged sugar brand is owned by Shree Renuka Sugars.
Mr. Singh is a well-known professional of the Indian Sugar Industry having about 41 years of rich experience in the sugar, ethanol, and power sectors. Apart from Shree Renuka Sugars, he is the Managing Director of KBK-Chem Engineering Private Limited and board member of Gokak Sugars Ltd. and Shree Renuka Agriventures Ltd. and Chairman of Renuka’s Brazilian companies.
Mr. Singh, an alumni of 1981 batch of Sugar Technology at NSI Kanpur, after completion of his studies, he was selected on campus by DCM group. After joining the industry, he has never looked back and has worked with almost all the big sugar groups in India. He was associated with DCM group for 26 years, about 4 years with Bajaj Hindustan Limited and about 12 years with Shree Renuka Sugars Limited now wherein he has worked at various leadership positions.
Mr. Singh in his distinguished career spanning over 41 years has managed sugar businesses in the states of Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Maharashtra in India and in Brazil. He stayed in Brazil for 4 years as CEO of the Shree Renuka Sugars’ subsidiary and acquired deep knowledge in the Brazilian business of the sugar and ethanol sector.
His highly professional skills helped him to manage the company during a tough period which ultimately turned around the companies.
Further, his deep knowledge of the Brazilian business helped him contribute to advocating progressive policies in the ethanol sector in India. Under his leadership, Renuka Sugars produced India’s first batch of Cane Juice ethanol and achieved peak production capacity of 10 lakh liters per day in the distillery.
Mr. Singh has been closely associated with the Ethanol Blending Program in the country since the first ethanol tender in 2011 and worked closely with authorities to formulate the ethanol procurement procedures and subsequent development of the policies.
Due to his valuable contributions in the industry, Mr. Singh has been appointed to the posts of various prestigious organizations like Committee Member ISMA, President SISMA, Patron Member of STAI, Member ICUMSA – Commission on Process Technologies, Member of Assocham etc.
Mr. Singh has authored many research papers. His main passion remains to manage the stressed businesses and to convert them into profitable ventures. He believes in raising the standard of the Indian sugar industry to global standards.