Dairy industry veteran Dr. Prakash Kalarickal has joined livestock reproductive services innovator STgenetics as Vice President of Business Development for Asia, Oceania, the Middle East and Africa.
He will be responsible for sales, marketing and business development activities, including identifying new opportunities, creating new business models, forming strategic partnerships and integrating STgenetics’ activities, products and services within his regions of responsibility to ensure customers receive fast and efficient service.
“I am very pleased to come back to the bovine genetics industry, even more so because I am joining STgenetics,” Dr. Kalarickal said. “The combination of innovative technology, unique products and value added services present many opportunities for STgenetics across the world. I am eager to capture these opportunities for and with the passionate and committed people at STgenetics.”
Dr. Kalarickal has more than 30 years of technical, commercial, managerial and leadership experience in various dairy farming related industries. He comes to STgenetics from IDEXX Laboratories, the world’s largest veterinary diagnostics company, where he was Global Senior Commercial Manager for the company’s pregnancy test portfolio. Prior to working at IDEXX, Dr. Kalarickal’s experience included serving as Senior Director of International Sales at Alta Genetics, International Marketing Director at ABS Global and Marketing Manager at DeLaval. He has also managed several large dairy farms and has served as a veterinary surgeon.
He holds a bachelor’s degree in Veterinary Medicine from Kerala Agricultural University in India, a master’s degree in Veterinary Public Health from the University of Glasgow, UK, and an MBA from the University of Birmingham, UK. Dr. Kalarickal also recently completed the Harvard Business School’s prestigious Authentic Leadership Development program.
Dr. Kalarickal was born in India but has spent most of his career living in other countries with his family. He currently lives in the United Kingdom with his wife and two sons but plans to relocate to the United States and will be based at STgenetics’ headquarters in Navasota, Texas. His wife is a veterinarian specializing in cell and tissue engineering. His elder son is an Econometrician and is completing his Ph.D. at University College London. His younger son will begin medical school this fall at Queen Mary University in London.