Mr.Shreedharan Chandran has been elected as President of the United Planters’ Association of Southern India (UPASI) for the year 2023-24 at the Annual General Meeting held at Coonoor on Sept 14.
Mr.Shreedharan is a Director with the Woodbriar Group. The group produces over 15 million kgs of tea, with gardens in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and West Bengal. The group also has interests in other plantation crops, Insurance, and hospitality. He attended the Mechanical Engineering program from the Imperial College of Science and Technology, London.
Mr.K.Mathew Abraham has been elected as Vice President of UPASI for the year 2023-24. He is the Managing Director of Kanan Devan Hills Plantations Company Private Limited (KDHP), Munnar since 2015.
KDHP is an associate company of Tata Consumer Products and the largest tea plantation company in South India with an annual production of 25 million kgs of tea.
Mr.Mathew joined the tea plantations of Tata Tea at Munnar in 1994 as an Assistant Manager and has worked across the cross functions of field, factory and marketing.
He manages the tea plantations of Tata Consumer Products in Munnar and the tea plantations of Tata Coffee at Valparai.
He is also a Director on the Board of Amalgamated Plantations Private limited, an Associate Company of Tata Consumer Limited, in North India.