Sudarshan Suryawanshi


Sudarshan Suryawanshi is co-founder and CEO. With nearly 25 years’ experience in agriculture and rural development, Sudarshan’s expertise areas include community mobilization for forming producer organizations, integrated farming systems, market linkages, supply chains, water resource management, small & micro enterprises, international consulting and training. He has spent more than a decade working and travelling extensively and interacting with farmers in 27 countries across Asia and Africa. Sudarshan holds degrees in B.Tech (Agri) and MTech (IIT, Kharagpur).

Srimathi Bhaskar

Chief Financial Officer

Srimathi Bhaskar has over 13 years of experience in the area of finance and accounts. She has worked in both the corporate sector as well as the non-profit organizations. She is the Group CFO of all the Indigram Group Companies viz. ISAP, ISHP, Indicare Health Solutions Pvt. Ltd, Indigram and Agriwatch. In ISAP, she oversees the overall management of finance and accounts, statutory compliance on taxes and corporate laws, liaising with auditors and company secretary, budgeting, cash management, and implementation of internal control systems. She holds a B.Com. Degree from University of Calcutta, and is a qualified Cost Accountant (ICWA).

Vijay Sahai

Head - Finance & Accounts

Vijay has over 20 years of experience in accounting and finance in different sectors like manufacturing, service, development and trading. He has handled supply chain management of fruits and vegetables across India. He is having vast experience of audit with Big Four, Due Diligence, Private equity infusion, etc. Apart finance, he has handled Dairy unit independently in Haryana and Maharashtra. In ISAP, he looks after project-wise accounting and finance. He is a commerce graduate.

Shaibal Chatterjee

Senior Project Manager

Shaibal Chatterjee has over 12 years of experience micro-finance/rural banking, Entrepreneur Development, rural sales & channel management and livelihood generations in various managerial positions. In ISAP, he is managing projects related to rural entrepreneurship development, agricultural development, and women empowerment. He holds a B.Tech. (Agriculture) degree from Govind Ballabh Pant University of Agriculture & Technology (GBPUA&T), and PGDBM (IIRM Jaipur).

Gaurav Vats

Senior Project Manager

Gaurav Vats has over 14 years of experience commodities trade research, event management, ICT interventions in agriculture and web-based content development. In ISAP, apart from leading the work on monitoring, evaluation and learning, he is also managing the ICT based projects for agriculture development. He holds a M.Sc. (Agri Extension) degree from Haryana Agriculture University (HAU), Hisar.

Naveen Jha

Senior Manager - Business Development

Naveen Jha has over 12 years of experience in Information Technology, e-governance, Corporate Affairs, Corporate Communication, Project Implementation and Business Development. He is part of the business development team in ISAP. He holds a B.Sc. (Chemistry) degree and PGDM (C-DAC).

Yogendra Kumar

Sr Manager - Compliance

Yogendra has over 7 years of experience in accounts and finance. In ISAP, he looks after books of accounts and statutory compliances. He is associate member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and Institute of Cost Accountants of India (ICAI).

Ms Soma Dixit

Sr Project Manager

Ms Soma is post-graduate in International Relations from JNU (Jawaharlal Nehru University), and has a professional work-experience of ten years in the area of social development. Ms. Dixit has worked in India and U.S.A., and has demonstrated her capabilities as a project manager, fundraiser, grant-writer, trainer, social researcher, counselor/advocate, and activist.

Deepti Mahajan

Manager - Research Studies

Deepti has 4 years of experience in monitoring & evaluation of research studies. In ISAP, she looks after baseline survey and impact evaluation studies for bilateral, govt and private agencies. She is post-graduate in agribusiness management from IABM, Rajasthan Agriculture University.

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