Founders of KSEPL have been involved at farm gate level crop surveys, bulk aggregation, grading, warehousing, transportation processing and packing as well as providing industrial agro processing plant and market linkages since 2008, Founder Sanket Kapadnis has been actively engaged with all stakeholders right from farmers, village level aggregators, market participants, warehousing cos, advising farmer producer cos and also providing stable market linkage through his customer connect and has deep understanding of the Agro-Processing Industry.
Right from the beginning of their career, all three founders have been focussed on vision to work at farm gate level involving not just aggregation and trade but also advisory to farmers covering new market trends such as IPM and organic norms and actively trying to bring in such advisory through structured intervention backed by network of experts in the field backed by technology platform.
This years of practical experience at the field level, farmer level and whole supply chain stakeholder level, has led to formation of this entity KSEPL, with a broad vision to build ecosystem for a truly global level value chain platform focused on safe and sustainable spices/ingredients, working on one commodity at a time which is being Turmeric for the coming two crop cycles.
1) Sanket Kapadnis (Founder Director)
Sanket Kapadnis Physics and Electronics Graduate from Fergusson College Pune, has more than 15 years of experience in direct farm level procurement, farm produce quality grading warehousing, logistics, funding and agro-processing plant and domestic and export market linkages, His core interest include farmer communication, post-harvest management , rural entrepreneurs and skill development, capacity building of FPOs and women SHGs, IT and ITES for farms and post-harvest management, supply chain management and market linkage development for the primary agri produce.
2) Avi Dutt (IITBHU, IIMA, worked with Tata, VC firms and other Agri Startups)
3) Manish Jain (IIT BHU, worked with Tata and also has import and export & trade experience)
4) Hemendra Mathur (Mentor-Advisor)
Ex MD SEAF India, Partner IIMA Incubation Fund, FICCI Agri Startup Committee Chairman- Agri Startups,
Financing, Private Equity, and Govt Policy
5) G Chandrashekhar
Ex Editor Hindu Business Line, IMC ERW Director, Senior Global Commodities and Market Analyst