Dr. Udai Shanker Awasthi has served as managing director of Indian Farmers Fertiliser Cooperative Limited (IFFCO) since February 1993. In this role and in his other work, Dr. Awasthi is a leader within the global fertilizer industry. Under his leadership, IFFCO has become one of the largest cooperatives in the world, with 55 million families benefiting from its programs. His 28 years of visionary leadership also enabled IFFCO to be ranked as the only cooperative in the top 100 of Fortune India’s 500 top companies. Dr. Awasthi stepped down from his role as an active member of the ACDI/VOCA Board of Directors in 2018.