Agriculture Industry

Jury announced for Agri Business Summit & Agribusiness Awards (ABSA 2021)

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08 April 2021, Hyderabad: Agri Business Summit & Agribusiness Awards (ABSA 2021) announces its jury line up for the year 2021.

The event by Ray Consulting is scheduled for 29th of April at Hyderabad, India to bring knowledge, influence and recognition in the Agriculture Industry. The awardees are chosen by a globally acclaimed jury. The organizers have announced the Jury and below are their short profiles:

Dr. Kalpana Sastry, Scientist from Agricultural Research Service of ICAR with nearly three decades of expertise in the areas of Agriculture Research, Technology Commercialization, Intellectual Property and Innovation Management, Entrepreneurship and Start-up ecosystem development in Agriculture.

Ms. Joanna Kane-Potaka, Assistant Director General (External Relations) at the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) which has its global headquarters in Hyderabad. She is also Executive Director of the Smart Food initiative.

Dr P. Chandra Shekara is the Director General of NIPHM – National Institute of Plant Health Management and MANAGE – National Institute of Agricultural Extension Management.

Outstanding professional in Agriculture with over 30 years of experience in Agricultural Extension Management, Agri-Entrepreneurship Development, Agricultural Marketing Management and Public-Private-Partnership.

Mr. Ram Kaundinya is an expert in the field of business of agriculture. He is an author, strategic management consultant, teacher and a policy analyst in India. A graduate in Agricultural Sciences and MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad.

Mr. S Sivakumar is the Group Head of Agri and IT Businesses of ITC Limited. He is the Chairman of Technico Agri Sciences Limited, and Vice Chairman of ITC Infotech India Limited and its subsidiaries in the UK and USA.

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