Born on 8th December 1968, turned 50 years in last December.
Finished his Master’s in Management and joined the family business Ganga Kaveri Seeds, as a third-generation representative at the age of 24 Years.
He transformed a mid-scale localized Seeds Business into one of the Professionally Managed Large-Scale Research based Seed Company having a Pan India presence with a well diverse portfolio. He is an expert in planning and leading a large team of people with diverse backgrounds in different geographic locations.
Played a key role along with other senior members of the industry in formation of INSIA (Indian Seed Industry Association) in 2006, a Hyderabad based national level seed association.
Was instrumental along with a few senior seedsmen in the country in formation of the present apex body of the Indian Seed Industry, National Seed Association of India in 2007 by merging four national level seed associations operating from Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Hyderabad.
Known to be face of the NexGen of the seed industry, he at the age of 38 could win the trust and confidence of the industry leaders and was bestowed upon leading the then newly formed National Seed Association of India from front for over 6 crucial years. He served as Treasurer upto 2009 and was General Secretary for National Seed Association for four continuous years between 2009- 2013. Under his leadership as the Administrative Head of the association, NSAI got evenly recognised as the Key Apex Body of the Indian Seed Industry both Nationally and Globally, in true spirit and in practice.
He was also one of the key architects of Indian Seed Congress, the flagship international event of NSAI, which secured a permanent space in the annual calendar of seedsmen across the globe. The series of events not only brought international recognition to NSAI but also improved the financial health.
He served as President of Prestigious Seedsmen Association, which is India’s largest and oldest seed association for a period of four years between 2012 – 2016.During this period, Seedsmen Association could successfully advocate for simplification of seed licensing system, which has directly benefited hundreds of seed companies especially in the small and medium segment. Under his leadership and with the unconditional support of the senior seedsmen the SMA could re define the role and importance of seed industry amongst all the stakeholders, thus commanding greater importance and respect.
He has been part of the many formal and informal key teams, which have contributed for the cause of the seed industry on numerous occasions.
Over the years just because of his balanced personal relationship with fellow seedsmen across the country and across the categories, he used to act as a very strong bridge between various groups in the industry, thus facilitating harmony in the industry.
Known for his Style, Aura & Confidence Harish Reddy always preferred to ‘Live Life to the Fullest. He preferred Logic over Emotion throughout.
Sri. Harish Reddy left for heavenly adobe on 3rd January 2019, leaving No Logic to interpret for such untimely demise, making all the near and dear emotionally shattered.
We pray the almighty to give the family and friends enough strength to stand strong.
Om Shanthi !!!
Published on: January 13, 2019