Sunday, October 10, 2010

Rajshreepathy: The sugar lady

Rajshree Pathy, is an eminent entrepreneur from Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu, India. She is the Chairperson and Managing Director of the Rajshree Group of Companies. The Rajshree group has varied interests - Food and Agro business, Energy, Real Estate, Travel, Health and Hospitality and Arts. She also promotes performing arts and contemporary art movement in Coimbatore through the Contemplate Art Gallery and COCCA.

Background
Rajshree Pathy is the daughter of famous industrialist Shri G. Varadaraj, of PSG Families engaged in Charities and Educational Institutions for more than a century. Her father was also a former Rajya Sabha MP. She is married to S.Pathy, Chairman & Managing director of Lakshmi Mills.

Company
Rajshree Sugars and Chemicals Ltd. is a company with interests across integrated fields such as Sugar, Distillery, Power Co-Generation and Biotechnology. The range of products include White Crystal Sugar, Alcohol, Organic Manure, Bio-products and Power. A speciality Demerara Sugar is marketed under the brand name RSCL Sugar Brown. RSCL with its Corporate office in Coimbatore, has three modern sugar-manufacturing units located in Tamil Nadu one at Varadaraj Nagar, Theni District, the second at Mundiampakkam, Villupuram District and the third at Gingee, Villupuram District. RSCL also has a Sugar factory located at Zaheerabad, Medak District in Andhra Pradesh.

Activities
Rajshree Pathy inherited her father's business, following his death in 1992. She has been looking after the business since then.

Awards and Recognition
In 1996, Rajshree Pathy received the Global Leaders of Tomorrow recognition from the World Economic Forum, Davos (Switzerland). She was awarded the Eisenhower Exchange Fellowship in 2000. She has been the President of Indian Sugar Mills Association from 2004 to 2005. She was the Chairperson of CII National Committee on Textiles from 1996 to 1999.

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