Workshops


Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship

“Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship”

Agriculture sector was the only sector to have a positive growth rate in an economy badly hit by the COVID19 pandemic. This shows the immense strength and growth opportunities this sector has in the near future. There cannot be a better moment for anyone to pursue his/her dream of becoming an ‘agripreneur’. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to interact with Padma Shri Awardee Prof. Anil Gupta and learn about grassroot innovations and entrepreneurship in the Agricultural sector. Grab this golden opportunity and register for IIMA’s KRISHI MANTHAN 2021.

Prof. Anil Gupta

is a visiting faculty at the Centre for Management in Agriculture at IIM Ahmedabad & IIT Bombay. He holds a Ph.D. in Management, M.Sc. in Biochemical Genetics and is a Fellow at the NAAS India and The World Academy of Art and Science, California. He founded the Honey Bee Network, SRISTI, GIAN, NIF, and a member of the National Innovation Council, chaired by the advisor to the Prime minister. In his leadership, he pioneered the extraction of knowledge and facilitation of communication to ensure a proper channel for the diffusion of innovations in the informal sector.He was awarded "PADMA SHRI" in the year 2004 for his contributions to management education. He has been recognized with many national and international honors, associated with many governmental and corporate bodies, an established speaker, and a widely published author. His goal is to build a platform for innovators at the grassroots to recognize, reward, respect the creative communities, and escalate open innovations via the empathetic platform.

Anu Thahaniya - +91 7907229749 / f20anu@iima.ac.in


Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship

“How to build an Agri Startup in India :Building a Startup Agripreneurs Ecosystem”

Agripreneur - an intriguing entrepreneur with a dash of agricultural expertise! Your one stop solution to know all about becoming one and the ecosystem in which today’s agripreneurs thrive. Aspire to be an agripreneur? - Hear from the best of management consultants and venture partners in the food, agribusiness, retail and consumer goods industry.

Mr. Hemendra Mathur

Mr. Mathur is an IIM Ahmedabad Alumnus working in the ag start up sector, with Over 25 years of experience in venture capital, private equity, management consulting and investment banking in India, South Asia, Europe and USA. About 13 years of experience in early-stage and growth capital investing. Working as Venture Partner with a deep-tech sector-agnostic fund. Raised a private equity fund earlier and managed a portfolio of mid- sized companies in the food supply chain. About 12 years of management consulting and investment banking experience in the food, agribusiness, retail and consumer goods industry for corporates as well as the Government of India / state governments.

Anu Thahaniya - +91 7907229749 / f20anu@iima.ac.in


Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship

“Building a Talent Strategy and succession plan for growing opportunities in the Agri Input Industry”

Grab the opportunity to explore talent management in the Agri input domain from top industry experts & a Global Thought Leader (CHRO) with experience spanning over two decades. Come join a maestro in strategy to unlock secrets of one of the largest sectors of agriculture. This workshop on succession plan to gain expertise in Agri input industry is “must attend”

Mr. Viekas K Khokha

Mr. Viekas is the Head Human Resources at Dhanuka Agritech Ltd. With an experience of more than 20 years he is a diversity & inclusion influencer and a “Global Thought Leader”. Come join a maestro in strategy to unlock secrets of one of the largest sectors of agriculture. This workshop on succession plan to gain expertise in Agri input industry is “must attend”

Gaurvi Sharma - +91 8219647337 / f21gaurvi@iima.ac.in


Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship

“Digital Cooperative: Data-driven Agricultural Ecosystems”

An opportunity to keep up with emerging trends, students explore data driven agriculture with the Co-founder of India's largest B2B venture for farmers. Gain the valuable insights on transforming the roots of global rural economy by integrating the entire Agri value-chain through digital cooperative platform by harnessing emerging technologies.

Mr. Abhijith Naraparaju

Mr. Abhijith is the Co-founder of Agri10X – A Agtech Startup solving the farmer’s issues with technology. He envisions to transform the roots of global rural economy by integrating the entire agri value-chain through digital cooperative platform by harnessing emerging technologies. “Data is the golden currency of this decade”. Here is an amazing chance to learn from the best in data driven agriculture and digital cooperatives.

Pooja - +91 9483312457


Inclusive Grassroot Innovations & Agri Entrepreneurship

“Future trends and opportunities in Agribusiness”

This Workshop is a rare opportunity to get insights of Agribusiness scenario & future trends, opportunities & career prospects, FPO, Agribusiness sector related policy changes & farm infrastructure and the holistic coverage of Agribusiness, etc. His Agro chemical industry experience & knowledge in seed area is exemplary and inspiring. A great opportunity to learn from the expert in the industry. Grab the opportunity!!!

Mr. Ram Kaundinya

Mr. Ram Kaundinya, Director General of Federation of Seed Industry India & a board member of Axis Finance. Mr. Ram Kaundinya is an IIM Ahmedabad alumnus. He has an overall experience of 35 years & was the managing director and CEO of Advanta Ltd from 2006 to 2013. Prior to this, he was managing director of Emergent Genetics India, managing director of Cyanamid Agro, director of the Agricultural Products Division of Cyanamid India and senior member of the Management Team of the agrochemicals division of Hoechst India. His rich experience also includes 35 years of mastery in the agrochemical and seed industries.

Pooja - +91 9483312457