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.