Ravindra P.

Summary

I undersigned working as CEO in leading agribusiness group from India I am post graduate in agriculture with Diploma in Business Management (India).MBA Finance will be completed in first qtr. of 2017.
A seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience as Managing Director/COO-Agribusiness ( production, processing, quality standards and Marketing sector ,out grower schemes ) with well-known organizations in East and West Africa , India and Middle-East. Successfully planned and implemented 35 Agro projects covered 100,000 ha area and 5 processing units including contract farming in Tanzania, India, Ghana and Nigeria. Efficiently developed and implemented supply chain from farm to Export. Successfully developed and marketing links with local and international buyers of organic and conventional fresh and processed pineapple fruits. Exported fresh and processed products to European Market.
Machinery sourcing, Installation and Commissioning of Agro processing projects .Operation of the Plant, Budget preparation, Monitoring and Review of performance in the Plant. This also includes coordination with all the functions like Procurement, Production, Quality Control, and Maintenance of machineries, Fiance, Marketing, and HR Training of Personnel. Developed pineapple farm- processing- marketing projects from scratch to export oriented units in West Africa and India. Successfully implemented international standards Global-gap, HACCP, TESCO, Ethical, Organic certifications. Environmental Impact Assessment of pineapple farm and pineapple processing factory. Very well connected with Govt, Donar Agencies and stake holders from West Africa and Europe.



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Experience

CEO
VTP
India
August-2017 - Present

The Group is a Pune-based conglomerate that has delivered its services in keeping with its core values of quality, trust and commitment. Leading company in Agri and food business based in India. Earth Food is aimed at minimizing the gap between harvest and delivery time, so our produce reaches you at its healthiest. Global G.A.P. is a certificate that validates the hygiene and quality and we ensure it is maintained from ‘production to packaging’. Global G.A.P. also standardizes the labour health and safety regulations that are taken care of, by the brand. Earth Food is grown using tradition and innovation in farming with minimum pollution and wastage, because a healthy lifestyle begins with healthy eating.
Functioning as a Strategic Planner and Advisor to Board of Directors.
 Mapping long & short term Agribusiness growth strategy, production, processing and marketing of fresh & processed products. Developing business plan for the company.
 Making business plan, raising funds, Due diligence, Implementation of projects
 Hydroponics technique and poly house for exotic vegetables.
 Brand development – vegetables and fruits. Earth food.
 Supply to Reliance fresh and retailers.
 Development of retail market. Leader in branded fruits and vegetables.
 Devising the annual budget as well as ensuring its complete review and implementation.
 Overseeing the complete supply chain from farm to consumer end by setting up of international quality standards and coordinating with the government agencies. – GLOBAL GAP
 Financial and HR management. Defining investment strategy. Review and access investment strategy. Technical and financial due diligence of the vendors.
 Advising merger and acquisition of the companies.
 Brand management, promotions.
 Crop maintenance, harvesting and packaging.
 International quality standards for farm and processing units- Global GapPresent company report at Annual Stockholder and Board of Director meetings.

 New product development and quality certification.
 Sourcing of Farm Machineries and installation of irrigation system.
 Established Earth Food brand in supermarket.
Achievements-
Establish complete supply chain from Farm to customers.
Enlarged supply base of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Developed customer base within shortest possible time.

Education

agriculture
pkv
India
February-1983 - Present

post graduate in Agri engineering and MBA Finance