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Mr Sunil Khairnar

BTech (Agriculture),PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)
Sunil has over 20 years of experience in agri commodities trading, animal feed husbandry, input sourcing, and consulting services. He founded Indian Agribusiness Systems Pvt. Ltd,, Indigram Skill and Knowledge Initiatives Pvt. Ltd , and Indian Society of Healthcare Professionals in the fields of agriculture development, vocational skill development and rural healthcare. He is a founding member of the Rural Marketing Association of India (RMAI). He was associated as Director with Mission Biofuels, GoI, and was on the board of Directors of International Food and Agribusiness Management Association for 2010-11.

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Mr Sudarshan Surywanshi

CEO - B.Tech (Agri), MTech (IIT, Kharagpur)
Sudarshan Suryawanshi is co-founder and CEO of ISAP. He has 25 years' of experience in agriculture and rural development and has expertise in community mobilization for forming producer organizations, integrated farming systems, market linkages, supply chains, water resource management, small & micro enterprises, international consulting and training across 27 countries across Asia and Africa

Mr Vikas Kardile

B Tech ( Agri) , PGDM (IIM Ahmedabad)
Vikas has over 19 years of experience in Agriculture Commodity Trading, processing and supply chain management. He heads Shantikunj Solvent Ltd. a solvent extraction plant with annual turnover of INR 100 crore. He is also Vice President of Rajaram Solvex Ltd of annual turnover of INR 125 crore. He co-promoted India's leading agribusiness portal (www.agriwatch.com) and agribusiness trade Research Company. Vikas holds a B. Tech in Agriculture Engineering and PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Dr B R Patil

Ph.D. ( University Of Illinois, U.S.A)
Dr Patil is an eminent social scientist with multidisciplinary background and 45 years of experience in leading research, consultancy, policy making and capacity-building projects in 25 countries from Asia, Africa, Europe and America for 10 national and 25 bilateral, multilateral and international agencies while working for USAID for 6 years, Population Foundation for 6 years, Council for Social Development for 10 years, National Council of Applied Economic Research for 4 years, National Institute of Rural development for 3 years and Agricultural Development Council for 3 years in progressively higher positions. His areas of specialization are urban, rural, tribal, socioeconomic and community development; sectors of interest are education, health, livelihood and governance; domains of expertise are in planning, monitoring, evaluation, documentation and advocacy for policy reforms and structural changes for faster and better results in which he has published 6 books, 150 reports, 200 papers and 25 audio-visual products. He has provided technical and capacity building support to more than 200 NGOs in South Asia and other countries and has trained 1500 development professionals in designing and implementing socioeconomic research projects.

Mr. Pankaj Agarwal

B.Tech. (IIT Delhi), M.Engg. (NUS Singapore)
Pankaj has over 17 years of international experience (USA, Singapore, India) across functional domains that include Information Technology, Software Development & Digital Marketing. He had set up technology ventures in Singapore and has significant consulting experience with start-ups and big conglomerates.

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