Team

Sudarshan Suryawanshi

CEO

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).

Kamal Khurana

COO

Kamal is a Gold Medalist in B.Tech. (Agricultural Engineering ) from Pant Nagar Agriculture University , followed by PGDRM from IRMA (Gujarat ). He has rich experience of almost ten years in sourcing / end to end Product Management in the capacity of a Team Leader at Reliance Retail ( F n V Vertical ) . Prior to this, he was a part of Senior Management Team at RJ Corps ( Ravi Jaipuria ) , heading Sales & Marketing division of Cream Bell Ice Cream and Unit Head - Beverage Units of PEPSI at Greater Noida and Agra / Kosi. He became a veteran of the Dairy industry in the 20 years he spent in the sector, working with National Dairy Development Board, Mother Dairy Kolkatta and Mahanand Dairy , Mumbai , followed by a equally long stint with Dalmia Industries at New Delhi.

Pradip Kumar

Head- Resource Mobilization

Pradip Kumar has over 30 years of rich experience in NRM, Agri-allied sector based livelihood, Water Resources Development, WASH, Decentralised planning and strengthening of local self-governance. He holds B.E. & M.E. degrees in Agricultural Engineering from University of Allahabad & Rajasthan Agri. University in 1985 and 1987 respectively. He obtained degree of MBA in Human Resource Management in 1999 and Post Graduate Diploma in International Business Operation in 2006 from IGNOU. He is recipient of ICAR merit scholarship during his B.E. and M.E. degrees. Pradip Kumar is life member of four professional institutions - Institution of Engineers (India), Indian Association of Soil and Water Conservationists, Indian Society of Agriculture Engineer and RedR-Register of Engineers for Disaster Relief- United Kingdom. He is the author of more than 35 technical papers, manuals and book chapters. In over 3 decades tenure in development sector Mr Pradip was associated with diverse agencies - ICAR-IARI, Corporate, NGO and International Organizations. Prior to his work at ISAP, Pradip Kumar served in various positions including Head R & R with GMR Energy, Regional Manager (HP&UK) with Ambuja Cement Foundation, National Program Coordinator with Action For Food Production and Senior Expert - Advisor with GIZ. He also served as a member of Project Sanctioning Committee of NABARD for Watershed Projects in Himachal Pradesh from 2013 to 2015 and a member of executive committee of Institution of Engineers (India) Himachal Chapter, Shimla from 2006 to 2008. His outstanding contribution in community development through CSR initiatives and watershed projects received awards from CII, FICCI and NABARD.

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

Head - Operations

Shaibal Chatterjee has over 18 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

Head - ICT, M&E

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

Head - Communications

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).

Deepti Mahajan

Sr. 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.

Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals
  • Farmer Households
    400,000
  • Agri-Preneurs
    2150
  • BPL youth
    9000
  • Women
    15,000
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