Smur Agro is a private venture aimed at providing solutions, products, and support to the organic farming community. Organic farming is the only sustainable way of growing food in the long run. While chemicals based green revolutions ensured food security for India, in a few decades, it has instilled massive poisonous elements in the food chain causing diseases, deformities, and soil erosion.
Besides active government support, the farming community needs proper information, support, and effective products that provide better tasting, high yield produce. Our vision to contribute one-degree shift towards organic farming.
Management Smur Agro
He looks after the entire operation, innovation, strategy, and partnerships. With an MBA in Marketing and Finance, he has over 22 years of extensive experience in Brand Strategy, Communication, Marketing, Re-engineering, and Business advisory. He has worked with over 80 international and has earned the repute of an astute strategist, adviser, and orator. He explored alliance in the international organic field and conceptualized agriculture entity that promotes organic farming in India and established Smur Agro Ventures.
Rakesh Sahni, an MBA with specialization in Operations has experience in the corporate world for over two decades, currently holds a senior management position for strategic matters & innovations, also consults a few multi-national organizations today. Throughout his life, he has been a nature lover/admirer and his main reason for starting this set-up stems from the values systems of SMUR Agro!
Dr. Tushar Daulatrao Patil
He has phenomenal track record and expertise in organic and residue free farming, Precision and diagnostic systems, satellite and imaging technology integration. He is also responsible for developing our workflow systems and their integration with products and services. Mr. Tushar has published 2 patents in organic inputs and 4 research publications in reputed international journals. He also presented in many national and international conferences in applied biotechnology and organic farming. His research is actively involved in Digital agriculture, molecular docking, peptide printing, and clean energy solutions.
Dr. Vipin Kumar
Dr. Vipin Kumar is Director at National Innovation Foundation – India, an institution of Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. His research and action Interests are incubation and promotion of inclusive and frugal innovations and outstanding traditional knowledge by way of value addition, intellectual property protection, business development, commercialization, social diffusion, developing open source technologies for generation of employment opportunities for many, reduce cost and/or improve environmental conditions; conservation and prospecting of biodiversity.
International Strategic Advisor
George Daniel is an International Economist with more than 20 years of experience in consulting, project management and teaching. With a Masters in Economic Policy Management from Columbia and a Masters in International Economics from the Graduate Institute in Geneva University, his focus has been on promoting and developing solutions for the implementation of sustainable development programs concentrating on energy efficiency and renewable energy projects as well as sustainable agriculture. His area of expertise is in the Economics of Energy Conservation and the Environment and to this end, his core work has been to develop and present financial solutions for the implementation of both energy efficiency and renewable energy projects. He has also written a number of papers on the Green Economy Market potential.
Dr. Navin Nainwal
International Strategic Advisor
Dr. Navin Nainwal has Ph.D. in Agriculture with an MBA. He is alumni of PTC+ International the Netherlands and ARO, Israel. He has rich experience of working in global organisations including Japan International Cooperation Agency, Asian Development Bank-JFPR, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, FAO and World Bank. He has written a number of articles, books, and technical literature at the international and national level. He is founder member of Asian Food Safety & Security Association (AFSSA), Bangladesh and General Secretary of Walnut And Nut Fruit Growers Association of India (WANGAI). He has traveled all over the world extensively for various roles and programmes.
Dr. Seyed Nik
International Strategic Advisor
Dr. Seyed Nik is an expert in Seed science, Plant nutrition, and Crop physiology. He has a doctorate in plant physiology from the University of Adelaide and an MSc in applied science in agriculture from the University of Western Sydney. In 31 years of an illustrious career, Prof Nik has headed scores of international projects, written dozens of eminent papers and researched extensively in seed technology, environmental resources, plant nutrition, and stress conditions.
Dr. Amit Kharkwal
Dr. Amit is an astute scientist with rich experience in Agricultural Biotechnology including Plant Cell, Tissue, and Hairy Root Culture and Plant Genetic Manipulation and Seed Biology. He earned his doctorate in Conservation of Podophyllum hexandrum Royle and did his masters in Environmental Botany. He is currently working on R&D, formulation, training, and demonstration of novel bio-fertilizers for sustainable agriculture. He has been working on development and commercialization of novel plant promoting fungal root endophytes.
A Senior Consultant and communication specialist, she has extensive experience of over 18 years. She started her career from the Advertising field and broadened her horizons by venturing into the field in Capability Building, Training, and Research. Wearing multiple hats she has been an admired trainer, with stringent and thorough work ethic. She has been responsible for analyzing, planning and facilitating advisory programs.
She comes with a vast experience of supporting sales with a large multinational for almost two decades. A graduate living a very content life carries an aspiration of becoming a women entrepreneur that focuses on a socially admirable project joins SMUR Agro with an objective of reaching out every home in a society that is free from all chemical-based products and live a healthy organic life. Her belief system is that “Every single drop can make an ocean”, so she has her small contribution to society!
Amit Prakash Singh
Chief Advisor – Finance and Logistics
Amit is an MBA and CA with a lustrous career with over 20 years. He has rich corporate experience at TPG, KPMG, Morgan Stanley, EXL Service, GE Capital. He has worked at various locations in India and the US in finance, logistics and distribution fields. He was also senior management official with Vishal Megamart.