Dedicated to Agricultural inputs marketing in India, Agronomist, Regulatory trials, Contract Farming business, Entrepreneur, Economic growth projects International, Pest Management scientist with techno commercial responsibilities and expertise in business development skills and marketing acumen.
Al- Yamama Co January 2010 - at PresentManagement staff looking after the entire operation of the pest control project at Saudi Aramco. Techno commercial and industrial estate operation of international community. Team leader for the Rastanura unit and training and development of the team. Survey of the area and give them the necessary information about the facilities and their management. Reporting to top management.
Agricultural Value chain expert
DAI inc June 2007 - November 2009Agricultural enterprise and rural development. New intervention of businesses and its feasibility. Capacity building and market linkages. Market support services. Capital investment support and training
Country head for programme development
Hand in hand Afghanistan June 2007 - May 2009Mass mobilization, Livelihood and rural development. Agricultural projects and business development, market support services. Self help groups and micro finance. Training and development of team. Marketing linkages and financial support services facilitation. New baseline studies of rural businesses.
Agricultural Institute June 2005 - May 2007Agriculturist, Crop business and Contract farming. Agricultural machinery and equipment services, Animal husbandry with livestock, Poultry, piggery and sheepiary. Children education and economic support through compassion international project. World vision project for students hostel and educational purposes.
Maxiyield farm solutions private limited August 2003 - May 2005Contract farming for high value crops and market linkages. Rural retailing with all farm inputs under one roof. Supply chain management with farm input manufacturers. Yield improvement through farm solutions and personalised service. Training and development of the team. Incentives for the farm booking and input promotion. Marketing advertising and end user enterprise support.
Business development manager and supply chain manager
Mahindra Shubhlabh Services Limited January 2001 - July 2003Agricultural mega store and farm solutions. Rural farm inputs marketing through Hub and spoke retail centres and e retailing through advance bookings. Intranet and internet based crop protection and agronomic trainings with assisted personalised service at farm centres. Franchisee model and business development for replicating the businesses across pan india. New business and market support services through bank financing for contract farming. Yield improvement in crops through consultation.
Regional Marketing manager
Bioseeds June 2000 - December 2000Vegetables seeds marketing and sales ..new channel partners development and market support. Sales and field demonstrations. Farms and farmer level product promotion.
Regional Marketing manager
Indo American Hybrid Seeds ( I ) Pvt Ltd, June 1998 - June 2000South states Tamilnadu and Kerala markets. Market research on vegetables markets in Tamilnadu. Appointment of channel partners. Direct dealers and retailers in cash markets. Corporate customers development. New plantation and research stations for green house marketing and sales. Hospitality sector for ornamental plants. Tissue culture plants of Bananas through private bulk hardening centers. Training and development of the team. Demonstration farm.
Wockhardt Bio agro June 1996 - June 1998Agrochemicals, Bio enzymes and Bio pesticide sales and marketing in Tamilnadu. New distributors appointment. New team development. Market potential segmentation in cash crops markets like cotton, tobacco and plantation. Direct dealers and retailers. Product development and regulatory affairs for new and old products.
Area Sales Manager
Lupin Agrochemicals (I) Private Limited June 1995 - May 1996Agrochemical , Bio pesticide and Growth promoter products sales and marketing in Tamil Nadu. New distributors and direct dealers appointment. Vegetable markets at North Tamil Nadu for bio pesticides development, Southern chillies market for IAA growth promoter development. Team meetings. Dealers and distributors meetings. Field demonstrations
Indofil Chemical Cmpany November 1991 - May 1995Fungicide market development, Product regulatory trails and demonstrations. Field and farmer's level product development. Plantation crop segment based product development. Regulatory trials for Mancozeb, a champion product of indofil for performance trials. Research stations and recommending bodies to conduct weedicide trials for regulatory and field development in Rice, Tea and Vegetables. Sales and techno commercial executive for Kerala state for product and crop marketing. Field meetings with farmers, joint efforts of companies trials for weedicides and plantation crop based product promotion. New and old products placment with identifying market potential through market research and actual versus available potential. Staff meeting and product campaigns and seminars, conference and projects.
Senior research Fellow
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University September 1989 - October 1991Commercialization of bio control agents Nuclear Poly hedrosis NPV virus, Granulosis virus, Chrysopa sp., Encarsia sp., against crop protection of pest management. Individual diet formulation for Heliothis larvae as pilot project under Department of Bio technology, Government of India. Classes for post graduate and Under graduate students and practical classes. Surveillance report of pests and indent for rate contract in procurement of chemicals and laboratory items. Research papers on Bio control;. Team work and project complilation
Board Certified Entomologist
Entomological society of America
2012 - 2012
2001 - 2003
M.Sc Agricultural Entomology
Tamil nadu Agricultural University
1987 - 1989
(2 years) Coimbatore - Tamil Nādu
Tamil Nadu Agricultural University
1983 - 1987
(4 years) Coimbatore - Tamil Nādu
University of Madras
1980 - 1983
(3 years) Vellore - Tamil Nādu
Agricultural business operations, Business development , Pest management, Environmental compliance
Marketing of farm inputs for agricultural and allied activities through long experience in various management capacities and accountability. Agronomic practices and crop protection specialist. Regulatory trials and data generation for the specific products in any crop segment with excellent rapport with research bodies. Negotiating skills and achieving many milestones in agricultural businesses. Farm contract production, market linkages, financial support through bank loan and integrated farm development to capture entire market potential.. Community mobilization and rural enterprises with value chains integration. Best team leadership and continuous learning with international pest management operations.