Prashant Bhansali, Main Govt Officer of Kairbetta Estates, a household-operate tea plantation and an orthodox tea maker, has been elected as President of UPASI for the year 2020-21.
MP Cherian, Controlling Director of The Cottanad Plantations Confined and The Nilambur Rubber Corporation Confined, will be the Vice-President.
Bhansali is a former chairman of the Nilgiri Planters Association as very well as the Planters Association of Tamil Nadu. He has been serving on the UPASI Govt Committee for the earlier 15 decades. He was UPASI Tea Committee Chairman for the time period 2016-seventeen to 2018-19.
With the current point out of the plantation market, he realises a want for radical wondering and innovation to go away from standard market procedures. Adjustments want to be incorporated in the market that are lengthy-term and charge mindful, with a concentration on sustainability.
Cherian served as Chairman of Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) in the year 2008 -2009. He has been Govt Committee member of UPASI since 1999 and Govt Committee member of APK from 2000. He was chairman of the UPASI Rubber Committee throughout the time period 2011-twelve to 2019-20.