Mr. Sudhakar Rao Desai

Emami Agrotech Ltd., Kolkatta, India & President, IVPA

Mr Sudhakar Rao Desai is the CEO of Emami Agrotech Ltd., Presently he is also President of Indian Vegetable Oil Producers’ Association (IVPA). Mr. Desai, a Management Graduate from IRMA (Institute of Rural Management), has over 35 years of experience in the agribusiness and international trade. He has risen up the corporate ladder with his sharp business acumen and expertise from starting as a Salesman to be an internationally acclaimed and accomplished CEO of a Rs 200000 Cr Company. Emami Agrotech Ltd has witnessed a 10 X growth during his tenure. Earlier, Mr. Desai was the Country Head/ Founder Director of an Agribusiness MNC called Bunge Ltd., USA. Prior assignment includes working as the Chief Trader at ITC Agrotech/ Conagra Ltd, USA. Additionally, he is acting as Chairman, Eastern Region Agri Council, ASSOCHAM (Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry) and Food and Agri committee member of Indian Chamber of Commerce, Eastern Zone. He has served as Director of Bombay Commodity Exchange. He was actively associated with trade bodies like The Solvent Extractors’ Association of India and had been in the product Committees of Domestic Commodity Exchanges. Mr Desai is a regular speaker at various national and international forums and the Indian commodity TV channels, on food and agri- sector. Due to his incisive analysis and deep knowledge on the subject, he is invited for sharing his expert views by various trade bodies and Governments alike. He is a recipient of the prestigious “Globoil Man of the Year Award in 2008” amongst many others.