Our team consists of experts from diverse backgrounds
having fine pedigree and rich experience.
Our team consists of experts from diverse backgrounds
having fine pedigree and rich experience.
Alok as CEO of this organization brings in experiences cutting across rural development, government program management and the commercial sector. Alok has proven experience across supply chain management, category management, front end sales and distribution, market intervention operations and Modern Retail with organizations like GCMMF (Amul), Reliance Retail, National Egg Coordination Committee (NECC) etc.
Alok also has rich experience from grass root interventions in community development, market linked value chain promotion, women empowerment to policy level initiatives. Have demonstrated success at senior strategy level with large size World Bank funded flagship rural livelihoods promotion programs of state govt. and central govt.
Domains of expertise: Promotion and management of Producer Enterprises in farm and non farm sector, community focused Strategic Design and management of Large Size Rural Development Programs, Livelihoods Promotion, Dairy operations, Retail Management, Public Private Partnerships, Government policy.
Alok has graduated from IRMA in Rural Management and also is a Post Graduate in Dairy Technology from NDRI, Karnal.
Manoj brings in 16 years of experience spread across FMCG Sales, commodity origination, profit center management and a shot at entrepreneurship. During his pervious assignments he was exposed to the value chain of Milk in India and value chains of Cotton and Soyabeans in Africa.
As a Commodity Specialist at FDRVC, he is working on establishing scaleable and economically viable business enterprise model that brings change into the lives of millions of SHG members in rural India.
He is an alumnus of IRMA and ESADE Business School, Barcelona.
Avinash is currently placed as Commodity Lead at Delhi for FDRVC handling portfolio of projects with total turnover of almost 300 crores .An agricultural Engineer by education merit holder at 9.6/10 CGPA and GATA qualified with AIR-13.Enrolled for fellowship in Agriculture Management at IIM-Ahmedabad but exit after 1 year to explore further Industrial Experience. Hands-on experience of almost 10 years across varied profile of Procurement, Trading, Agricultural Manufacturing, Export-Import, Business Development, Supply Chain .Handled business of almost 500 crores of annual turnover for Sharp Corp ltd an agriculture based firm at Delhi. Worked as Relationship Manager for HNIs at ICICI Bank.
To fulfil entrepreneurial thirst also set up a Spice manufacturing unit at Jaipur with annual turnover of almost 10 crores.
Saurabh have joined FDRVC as a Non-farm Specialist to assist the SRLMs to set up large-format Producer Enterprises (PEs). The initial phase of these PEs would focus on developing an effective approach for the non-farm value chains along with creation of an enabling ecosystem (including building core competencies, tools and service offerings, etc.)
He has over 11 years of experience in area of Livelihood Promotion and Rural Development, specializing in structuring, designing and implementation of large-scale value chain development programs for Multilaterals, Governments and CSR initiatives in India, Bhutan and Rwanda with specific focus on handloom & handicraft value chains.
He is graduate from NIFT New Delhi, and has prior work experience with organisations like All India Artisans & Craftworkers Welfare Association (AIACA), IL&FS group – Cluster and Skill Development initiatives and Deloitte Tohmatsu Touche LLP India.
Dr. Jayverdhan has joined FDRVC in the capacity of Lead-Farmer Engagement to assist the SRLMs in enhancing Capacity, Institution Building and Operationalization of the Farmer Producer Companies.
He brings in 12 years of rich experience of Strategy and Planning in Milk Value Chain Development, Financial Inclusion, and techno-commercial part of Genetics. He has worked with Government, Semi-government, Corporate, and
Development sector organizations, in which his role was to strategize and rolling-out of new projects and products. He was one of the team members,
who rolled-out the National Dairy Plan, Phase-I, in which 5 Large Size Milk
Producer Companies were promoted by NDDB Dairy Services, New Delhi. He also has played a major role in launching the Sorted and Genomic Genetic material in India with ABS Global, which is the largest organization in Genetics across the globe.
He is an alumnus of the College of Veterinary & Animal Sciences, Bikaner, and Institute of Rural Management, Anand.
Barada deals in urban and rural marketing of mainstream food products (e.g. grocery items), specialty foods/ gourmet foods, and fruits and vegetables produced by women FPOs, getting incubation support from FDRVC. Plans and executes traditional marketing activities as well as digital campaigning to generate leads and prospects, followed by converting the prospects into customers. Handles modern trade (offline and online stores), general trade and institutional buyers of processed food items. Handles food processors and exporters sourcing whole food items for their processing needs.
Barada is a Postgraduate in Agribusiness Management with above ten years of relevant experience in incubating food and agriculture-based social entrepreneurs and community owned enterprises
Srilasya is working as Business Manager with FDRVC. She has hands-on experience in designing, planning, managing, and implementing value chain projects across various commodities like rice, milk, Gram etc. She brings in vast knowledge of the food and agriculture industry domain. During her tenure of 4 years working in the management consulting industry she acquired skills in business development, strategic planning, opportunity assessment, market and growth strategy , food regulatory compliance, value chain assessment, tech scouting, marketing, supply chain management, logistics operations.
A Qualified management professional from Symbiosis University, prior to FDRVC Srilasya has been associated with Sathguru Management consultants and Rabo Foundation.
Ankit has joined as business manager at FDRVC and is currently responsible for project quality and for ensuring internal procedures are met for smooth and efficient operations in setting up large scale value chain producers enterprise in farm sector.
He started his professional career started with Saint Gobain Glass India Pvt India as a system engineer after graduating as Chemical Engineer from HBTI Kanpur. Post which he pursued MBA from NMIMS, Mumbai and joined Edelweiss Tokio Life Insurance as a sales
Ravindra has joined FDRVC
in the capacity of Management Trainee and would work on Farmer Mobilization and Producer Institution Building activities for the establishment of Value chain producers enterprise
Ravindra is a qualified B.Sc – Biotechnology and PGDBM (Marketing, Rural Marketing) graduate. He has 8 years of experience in capacity building and sales in companies like Paayas Milk Producer Company Limited and Cipla Ltd
He also take keen interest in exploring new innovation, and volunteering for social causes, community livelihood development activities in his spare time.
Harshal is positioned as Business Manager Non-farm at FDRVC . He is currently working on setting up scaleable and sustainable producer owned enterprise model in handicraft and hand loom value chains that bring economic transformation in lives of millions of rural artisans and producers. He is also involved in technology adaptation and marketing initiatives at FDRVC.
He has prior work-experience in marketing, project management and rural development with Ujjivan Small Finance Bank and Industree Crafts Foundation.
He has completed Post Graduate in Management from IRMA and also Impact Entrepreneurship (M.A.) from Srishti Institue of Art, Design and Technology, Bangalore.
As a State Lead in FDRVC, Ajay is spearheading our operations from Lucknow and currently working with UPSRLM to develop business enterprise models in both farm and non-farms sectors.
Ajay has completed PGDM from IIM Bangalore with specialization in marketing and operations. He has prior work experience with companies like NTPC and Altisource Business Solutions, a US based company.
With a keen interest into the rural development sector, I am currently involved as a Business Manager under Farm Livelihoods with FDRVC at Lucknow. My current role is to identify value chain development opportunities, analyse them, develop and implement sustainable business solutions to help small and marginal farmers realize higher benefits.
Prior to FDRVC, I did my Post Graduation in Rural Management from Institute of Rural Management (IRMA) and then worked as an Operations Manager for BASIX Sub-K iTransactions . Prior to IRMA, I also have experience as Decision Scientist at Mu Sigma Business Solutions, Bangalore.
Niraj has joined FDRVC as Business Manager State Lead for Jharkhand. He is looking after Farm Producer organisation operations and project implementation.
He has 7 years of experience in handling multiple commodities i.e. R M Seed, Guar, Wheat, Maize, Sugar & Pulses across multiple geographies in India with NeML (NCDEX e-Markets Limited) and also ventured into entrepreneurship stint for 2 years in sugar market in Bihar.
He is an alumnus of IRMA.
Arghya is Business Manager for the Madhya Pradesh Regional Team. Currently he is looking after the development and operationalization of the Producer Enterprises under NRETP.
Arghya has a total of 4 years in Madhya Pradesh Development Sector. He has worked for 2 years with MP-State Rural Livelihood Mission in setting up Micro-Enterprise Clusters for tribal women sustainable livelihood creation. and 2 years with EY Consulting Services as part of the MSME Dept. Business Facilitation Cell.
Arghya is actively involved in sports and love traveling.
Chand has joined as business manager at Ranchi Regional Team of FDRVC,. He is supporting the Regional lead in analyzing value chain opportunities, preparation of business models and execution of field based operations.
He has exposure to areas such as agribusiness, supply chain management, value chain Management through internship opportunities with NAFED and Kancor Ingredients Ltd. and professional experience with National Rurban Mission, Chhattisgarh. He would utilise his firsthand understanding of the sector to device solutions for the betterment of the rural poor.
He has completed Engineering from CSVTU, Chhattisgarh and post graduation in rural management from IRMA
Chinmoy has joined FDRVC as a Business Manager for the farm sector, based out of Guwahati, working with State teams of North-East Region (NER) to identify commodity for Producer Company and preparing scalable business plan for the Enterprise. He expect to translate his previous learning into a scale-able and economically viable business enterprise model that brings change into the lives of millions of producers/growers in this region.
He has over 3 years of experience in Retail, Business Development, Sales, Category management etc. with companies like Barrix Agro Sciences and Supermarket Groceries Suppliers Pvt. Ltd (Bigbasket.com)
He is a graduate in Agriculture sciences, from Bidhan Chandra Krishi Viswavidyalaya (BCKVV), West Bengal, and post-graduate from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management, Anand), with specialization in Rural Management.