UPASI Board elects new President, Vice President

Mr.M.P.Cherian, Managing Director of The Cottanad Plantations Limited and The Nilambur Rubber Company Limited with headquarters at Calicut, Kerala has been elected as President of UPASI for the year 2021-22 at the Annual General Meeting of UPASI held on 27th September 2021. Mr.M.P.Cherian hails from a family of planters who have an interest in rubber, coffee, cocoa, tea and pepper plantations. He is a fourth-generation planter with 31 years of experience in managing large plantations.

He served as Chairman of the Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) in the year 2008-2009.

He has been an Executive Committee member of UPASI since 1999 and Executive Committee member of APK from 2000. He was Chairman of the UPASI Rubber Committee during the period 2011-12 to 2019-20.

Mr.Jeffry Rebello has taken over as the Vice President of UPASI for the year 2021-22.

He was the Chairman of the Karnataka Planters Association in 2006-07 and has served on the UPASI Executive Committee and been the Coffee Committee Chairman for the last 3 years.

Mr Rebello hails from a family of coffee planters and presently manages his plantation in Sakleshpur.

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