Mr. Shakthi M. Nagappan

Mr. Shakthi M. Nagappan

Executive Secretary, FABA and Technology Development Professional, International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), Hyderabad – Chief Executive Officer, BioAsia

Shakthi Nagappan is a technology development professional with International Crop Research Institute (ICRISAT), India specializing in translational research on transgenic crops. His focus is on technology assessment, strategizing & implementation and coordination of product development cycle of transgenic crops. Prior to joining ICRISAT, Shakthi was a manager at Federation of Asian Biotech Associations (FABA). FABA is primarily engaged in promoting biotechnology in several Asian & non-Asian countries through its strong global network base. Shakthi continues his association with FABA in the capacity of executive secretary.

He conceptualized and developed the project “Russia-India Biotech Network” which is being jointly implemented by FABA and Russian Biotech Society with an investment of half a million Euro. Shakthi had established the National Biological Association for students (NBAS) as the student wing of All India Biotech Association (AIBA) in 2006, which is the first of its kind in India and has a membership of more than 1000 across the country. He is a recipient of National Children Science Congress Award, Young Scientist Award and All India Biotech Association Award.