(Chairman & Managing Director)
S. Senthilnathan joined the Board of Rasi Seeds Group to lead the textile arm of the group in 1999. The division benefited greatly from Sen's extensive industry experience and leadership skills, soon earning renown as the country's best and highest quality yarn manufacturer. Later, as Executive Director of Rasi Seeds, he oversaw finance and administration and was Director-in-Charge when the vegetable seed vertical was established. In 2013, Sen was handed the mantle of Rasi's cottonseed business, where he ably led the brand back to its position as a national leader.
As the Executive Chairman of the ACSEN Group (formed in 2016 since its demerger from the Rasi Seeds Group), Sen leads a team of 1,000 employees across its vegetable seed (ACSEN Agriscience) and textile (ACSEN Tex) verticals.
At ACSEN Agriscience, he sets and evolves the organization's strategy for purposeful growth while nurturing a strong team to drive its execution. His strategy includes operational excellence, creating new markets, the pursuit of differentiation and responsible business development.
Sen is passionate about serving farmers by helping them earn more profits per acre, building a trusting and purposeful ambiance in the organization that nurtures transformational innovations and positive climate and health action. They fall in line with the ACSEN Group's core belief of a Happy Planet, Healthy People.
In addition to his professional career at ACSEN, Sen has been the Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industries—Salem from 2012-13 and the Tamil Nadu Agri and Food Processing Panel Convener since April 2018. He is an elected member of the executive committee of the Asia and Pacific Seed Alliance.
Sen is a Mechanical Engineering graduate from the College of Engineering, Guindy, and a post-graduate from Loyola Institute of Business Administration with a Masters in Management Studies. He worked in L&T for nine years before transitioning to Rasi Seeds Group and establishing the ACSEN Group.