(L to R) Dr. G.S.C. Rao - President STAI, Kunwar Anand Singh - Hon`ble Minister of Agriculture, Education & Charitable Work, Govt. of U.P. and Mr. B.S. Tripathi - Hon'ble Minister for Homeguards, Govt. of U.P. and the recipient of 'The STAI Lifetime Achievement Award 2013' Mr Pramod Chaudhari - Executive Chairman, PRAJ Industries Ltd
Recently Mr. Pramod Chaudhari, Executive Chairman, Praj Industries, the global process solutions company, was conferred the Lifetime Achievement Award 2013 by the Sugar Technologists Association of India during the STAI 72nd Convention in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh. STAI is the apex body of sugar professionals in India.
The award was bestowed on Mr. Chaudhari for the invaluable contribution of Praj Industries in the development of innovative and sustainable technologies in the field of ethanol, under his leadership. Mr. Pramod Chaudhari is an alumnus of IIT Bombay. He is a first generation entrepreneur. He founded Praj in 1984.
He is committed to innovative solutions in the pursuit of clean technologies for sustainable environment and business. He strongly believes in 'Triple Bottom Line' as a guiding principle for business. He is also Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industry's National Committee on Bio-Energy for 2013-14. He is also a member of the Executive Council of Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE) in India and of the Governing Board of SINE (Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship), IIT Bombay.
He is also the recipient of the 'Distinguished Alumnus Award' of IIT, Bombay in the 2005 and 'Outstanding Contribution thru Innovation Award' of Chemtech Foundation for leading Praj into developing innovative technologies like Sweet Sorghum to Ethanol.