Dr Ajit Kumar, Executive Chairman
Dr. Ajit Kumar, I.A.S. (Retd.)
Ph. D (IIT Delhi)
Founder Vice Chancellor,
(National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship & Management)
As a member of the I.A.S. (Indian Administrative Service, 1980 Batch –Bihar Cadre) had varied professional experience and developed proven leadership and teamwork skills in Planning, Implementation and Monitoring of Projects and Programmes even in difficult circumstances.
Took voluntary retirement from I.A.S. in 2012 to take over as Founder Vice Chancellor
of National Institute of Food Technology Entrepreneurship and Management (NIFTEM) (a Deemed to be University under Ministry of Food Processing Industries, Government of India) In May, 2012.
On successful & highly fulfilling term of 5 years as Vice Chancellor NIFTEM, retired on
30 th April, 2017. Presently, working as Executive Chairman of Vindhyachal Agrofarms Pvt. Ltd., (Kanoria Foundation Group Company) since Oct. 2017.
Mr Amit Bhardwaj, CEO
Mr Amit Bhardwaj is presently the CEO of Vindhyachal Agrofarms Pvt. Ltd. He has professional experience of around 18 years in the field of agriculture with reputed organizations like COFCO International, Indian Sugar Mills Association, Reliance Retail,Monsanto India Limited and has handled various senior management roles. He has hands-on experience in the fields of commodity Trading, Farm Management, Rural Retailing, Ag-input Marketing, Farm-tech Interventions etc.
He holds Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees in Agriculture & Agribusiness Management
from G B Pant University of Agriculture & Technology, Pantnagar.
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