M.P.Cherian, Managing Director of The Cottanad Plantations Limited and The Nilambur Rubber Company Limited Kerala, has been elected as President of UPASI for 2021-22.

He served as Chairman of the Association of Planters of Kerala (APK) in 2008-2009. He has been an Executive Committee member of UPASI since 1999 and the Executive Committee member of APK from 2000. He was Chairman of the UPASI Rubber Committee during the period 2011-12 to 2019-20.