With the aim to strengthen its ambition of revolutionizing the agriculture ecosystem in India, leading agri-startup Ninjacart has formed an advisory board. The company claims it is committed to solving and improving the lives of millions of participants in the agri value chain including farmers, resellers, retailers, aggregators, and supply chain players, and the advisory board will help enable these endeavors to succeed.
The advisory board comprises a diverse group of professionals bringing deep expertise and decades of real-world experience to the table that will help Ninjacart in achieving its goal of revolutionizing the agricultural ecosystem in India.
J. Satyanarayana, Former IT Secretary, Govt of India said, “I am pleased to be on the advisory board of Ninjacart, a company that is led by the vision of transforming the agriculture value chain. As the company continues to scale its impact and reach, we are sure to witness the next big leap forward for our farmer community.”
While Prakash Bakshi, Former Chairman of NABARD stated, ‘‘Post production value chain has been the weakest link in Indian agriculture, especially in fruits and vegetables. Ninjacart seeks to bring in efficiencies through improved logistics resulting in better market prices and consequent higher farm gate prices. I look forward to advising Ninjacart’s able leadership team.”
According to the company, the board will offer guidance leveraging their expertise in the fields of agriculture, supply chain design, public policy, finance, ecosystem building, and technology. The members will support Ninjacart’s efforts to improve its efficiency, contribute to the development of infrastructure, and broaden its horizons to engage with institutions and stakeholders. Additionally, the advisory board will provide assistance in developing long-term strategies and anticipate challenges along the ambitious path and suggest mitigation measures to avoid them.
Anand Sinha – Retd Deputy Governor of RBI remarked, “Ninjacart has shone in the agritech space brightly and has leveraged technological advancements in the best possible manner. I am sure that our work counsel will aid in scaling their impact in driving financial inclusion. I look forward to advising the company’s leadership and management to make a difference together.”
Nandakumar – Former Food & Agriculture Secretary, Govt. of India said, “Ninjacart has been a disruptor in the agri-tech space. Its growth graph has impacted the industry positively. It is an absolute pleasure to be on an advisory board for them, especially now that it has decided to expand globally. With such an expert board being constituted, I foresee good times for the farmers and great things ahead.”
Commenting on forming the advisory board, Kartheeswaran K K, COO & Co-Founder of Ninjacart shared, “With the complexities of the agri industry in India, Ninjacart aims at solving issues faced by different agri players in the agri ecosystem. We are honored to have distinguished members in our advisory board who have a deep knowledge of India’s business and agricultural landscape, who will support us in organizing the agri ecosystem and make this vision a reality by believing in our technological expertise and core values. The board members bring strategic inputs, knowledge, and important network connections that will play a pivotal role in adding to Ninjacart’s success story.”
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