Mr. C.P. Charles completed his M.Sc. - DSC from University of Agriculture Science, Bengaluru in 1979. At present Mr. Charles is the Chairman of IDA(SZ). He is also working as Senior President-Operations; ABT Industries Ltd., Coimbatore.

Serving the dairy industry for the past 37 years, Mr. Charles was with NDDB for 30 years and is associated at present with the corporate sector for over 7 years.. He served in various capacities at NDDB and was the State Director in the Southern Region for 8 years, before opting for voluntary retirement in March 2009. Mr. Charles has designed/updated manpower structure for most of the Milk Unions and Federations in South India as well as Rajasthan and Bihar Milk Unions and Federations.

He served as Board of Director representing NDDB in the Milk Unions and Federations of the Southern States and played an active role in rehabilitating three Milk Unions in Tamil Nadu and one in Kerala bringing about their turnaround. One of the significant achievements during his tenure as State Director was linking Erode District Cooperative Milk Producers’ Union (Aavin) in Tamil Nadu to Mother Dairy, New Delhi by transporting partly concentrated milk through rail tankers — one of the longest distance of milk transportation in the country.

Mr. Charles has been a life member of IDA for more than five years. As Chairman of IDA (South Zone) he is actively involved in the affairs of the Association. He presented papers in DIC 2015 and other seminars held earlier. He had actively participated in raising funds for DIC held in Bangalore in 2009 and Chennai in 2014.
The multifaceted Mr. Charles is also the Senior President — Operations in the Dairy Division of ABT Industries Ltd., a constituent of Sakthi Group of Companies. He represented ABT Industries Ltd. in the Supporters’ Conference of International Farm Comparison Network (IFCN) at Ireland, Oxford (UK) and Oslo, Norway in 2012, 2013 and 2014. He is also heading a Technical Forum “Dairy Connect” in Tamil Nadu.
Mr. C.P. Charles has recently been awarded with IDA Fellowship for the year 2016-2017, in recognition of outstanding services rendered by him in furthering the cause of the Indian Dairy Association and the growth of the Indian dairy industry.



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