TEAM

Ajay Kumar Advisor

Dr. Ajoy Kumar brings in over 28 years of experience in Senior Management positions such as President-Apollo Hospitals Group, Chief Executive Officer-Cummins Diesel Sales & Services Pvt. Ltd., General Manager-Tata Sons and Senior member of the Indian Police Service.

Dr. Ajoy Kumar is a graduate of Medicine from JIPMER, Pondicherry. He also has a Business Degree. Apart from this, he holds Post Graduate Diploma in Clinical Research, Project Management, Medical Informatics and Hospital Administration. He is also a Certified Black belt in Six Sigma.

He is actively engaged in Academics & teaching and is a visiting faculty at IAS Academy in Mussorrie, the TCS leadership Institute in Trivandrum, the Indian School of Business Hyderabad, IA & AS Academy at Shimla and the National Police Academy at Hyderabad.

He has been a keynote speaker in large number of International conferences.

He was on the Board of Elbit Diagnostics, Member of Board in Lal Bahadur Shashtri of Business Management, Bareilly and Board Member in Security and Intelligence Service Ltd (SIS).

He is the youngest IPS Officer to receive the President Police Medal for Gallantry. He was part of the team which was responsible in wiping out the Mafia in Jamshedpur. He served in the IPS for ten years. He has been awarded innumerable times by the state of Bihar.

Ajoy runs a NGO - SWAYAM at Jamshedpur. SWAYAM is in the Health and Education space and conducts Health Camps and Health Education programs.

He has also played football at National Level in Santosh and Durand Trophy. A keen Quizzer and debater, Ajoy has participated at the National Level including Quiz Time and BBC Master Mind. He also holds a Personal Pilot License.

Jagjeet Singh Kandal Advisor

Mr. Kandal is presently with Amalgamated Plantations Private Limited (APPL - A Tata Enterprise) as Managing Director & CEO responsible for the full operations of APPL for Tea and Agri Business with a turnover of INR 650 Cr. He is a leader of sustainability in the Global Tea Industry and an effective program manager with an ability to develop multi stakeholder programs. He has co-authored 3 Sustainability standards : Unilever Sustainable Agriculture Code (ULSAC), Shop For Change (Founder member) and TRUSTEA (the largest sustainability standard for tea globally). He is a seasoned professional with extensive years of well rounded experience in all operations of business - Field, Factory, Quality Control & Manufacturing, Sales & Marketing, Buying, Business Development, Key account management, Sustainability and Compliance.

He has forged several strategic Alliances with producers for Sustainable and Quality supplies, and with clients in Europe, Japan, Iran, UK and Russia for export.

His core competencies are in Strategic Management, Sustainability & Compliance, Strategic Buying Alliances, Manufacturing Excellence, Negotiations, Team Management, Sales and Marketing, Quality Control / Inspection and System Implementation.

During his tenure as Global Category Sustainability Manager in Unilever, he has developed Sustainability PPP projects (multi stakeholder) for the industry in Vietnam, China and India. He was responsible for the implementation of the Rainforest Alliance certification program for Unilever Globally in all Tea producing regions.

In HUL he launched the Sustainable agriculture program to improve soil fertility and yields. He was instrumental in increasing business by helping clients improve on manufacturing standards and improved price realizations. He has developed CSR initiatives for Tea & Coffee with a business plan. This specifically aimed at including small growers into mainstream business.

In HUL he launched the Sustainable agriculture program to improve soil fertility and yields. He was instrumental in increasing business by helping clients improve on manufacturing standards and improved price realizations. He has developed CSR initiatives for Tea & Coffee with a business plan. This specifically aimed at including small growers into mainstream business. - Feb 1993. He has visited the following countries for expansion of Business China, Germany, Netherlands, Italy, Japan, United Kingdom, USA, Russia and Pakistan.

He is an avid sportsman having played a wide variety of games (Cricket, Hockey, Football, Basket Ball, Tennis, Sailing, Rowing) at various levels representing School, College, & Company. He was selected to represent India at the Junior World Sailing Regatta in 1979. He is currently a passionate Golfer.