Sm.Karuppan Chetty

  • Hyderabad Andhra Pradesh

Dob : 4-july-1971             Age:41 years

Education

Education

B.Sc

(Agriculture)

M.B.A

(Entrepreneurship & Marketing)

Work History

Work History
Sep 2003 - Aug 2006

Manager-Agri business Incubator

ICRISAT
May 1999 - Aug 2003

Self employed in Farming and Agri-business

SM.KR Farm

PROJECTS

Skills

Skills

General Operations

MS Office

Career Objective

To build my skills and experience in the global Agri business development arena, seeking opportunity to serve the international community by addressing the challenges through innovative business & systems.

Other Details

Trainings

 

  1. United Planters Association of South India(UPASI) – Conoor – Tea plantation management
  2. NEPC Tea gardens – Valparai – On the job training in Tea estate.
  3. Managing Incubators-Infodev World Bank –New delhi
  4. Product Promotion skills training – EID. Parry (I) Ltd., Bangalore.

 

Events organized & conference represented

 

  • Organized NIABI2011,Hyderbad,NIABI2012 NewDelhi & NIABI2013,Hyderbad of NAIP-ICAR
  • Organized a major Agro tech commercialization event Agri Tech Investors Meet in New Delhi 2013
  • 2nd Global forum on Business Incubation at Hyderabad in Nov 2006 along with Infodev –World Bank, DST –GOI and FICCI. Around 250 international participants on business incubation participated.
  • 1st Indian STEP and Business Incubators (ISBA) conference was organized in Feb 2007 by ABI-ICRISAT in association with ICICI- Knowledge park
  • Technology Based entrepreneurs Training Program on organic Farming in 2005
  • Capacity building program for Food Business Incubator Team members from , Tamilnadu in Sep 2007
  • Training program for IIAM- Mozambique key management team on Agri Business Incubation, May 2007
  • Presented on international agro technology cooperation at Shangai-Xinjing international technology conference in August 2007 at Urmuqi, China,
  • Presented on globalization of Agri business incubator at the Asia & Pacific incubator conference in Oct2007 at Hanoi, Vietnam

Professional Experience

Leadership & Program management

        

  • Pioneered the implementation of Agri-Business Incubator (ABI) from Concept to commissioning through the public private & people partnership frame work of Agri- Science Park- ICRISAT.
  • Developed and implemented the unique program of Sweet Sorghum Ethanol Research consortium (SSERC) under the frame work of Agri- Science Park- ICRISAT.
  • Involved in policy and technical issue evolving strategy and structure by strong analytical and project management skills to make ABI a self-sustaining system to promote agri-business ventures.
  • Co-ordinate Marketing, Operations, Client servicing and financial management of ABI & complied all physical and financial parameters of the donor agency  Govt of India
  • Attained financial self sustainability operationally by introducing innovative Capital gains and revenue generation models
  • Sought new project funding from Technology Development board, FARA, NAIP-ICAR, Tepp DSIR,MSME,SFAC, Mc Gill-CIDA, FICCI,NAIP etc.
  • Facilitated creation of competitive agri-business by participating in design implementation, tech transfer, consultancy, escort services and capacity building by anchoring of ten ventures
  • Successfully lead the ABI-ICRISAT team by motivation and effective communication with the diverse multi racial project teams of ICRISAT in INDIA & AFRICA
  • Developed partnership for globalization of ABI with national and provincial agricultural research systems in seven African Countries through UniBarin-FARA & MoFPI-FPBIC, CAA & PACT-Nepal, IIAM Mozambique, Mauritius, Tamilnadu & Gujarat. Forged alliance for SSERC with JADE Group , Mexico, Tata Group, INDIA,  Philippines industrialist etc

Agri-preuneurship & venturing

  • Anchored Innovative and competitive Agri-business ventures through ABI-ICRISAT. Like Rusni Distilleries for Sweet sorghum based ethanol Enterprise, Seed works on transgenic seeds, Aakruthi on commercial extension, venture farming etc.,
  • Agri-preneurial stint in Contract Harvesting. Pioneered in Tamilnadu. Delta by providing contract harvesting service through combine harvester to the small and marginal paddy farmers
  • Explored successfully a novel business on customer delight called “ Care wings”
  • Executed project contracts for large Farms establishments

Agriculture

  • Re - engineered the family owned farm of 30 ha in Tamilnadu from conventional cropping to commercial cropping.
  •  Turned around the family farm from red to green within 2 years by introducing new cropping pattern, latest technology adoption, easy operating systems, and prudent financial management.

  •  Assisted contract farming model for sweet sorghum to the ABI Client Rusni distilleries. Besides facilitating Aakruthi and others firms in Venture farming and stewardship contract methods

Marketing & Sales

  •  Opened up the new cardamom market segment for farm input sales at EID Parry leading to capturing 6% market share in Idukki Dt. of Kerala
  •  Effective pricing, sales promotion and restructuring of distribution network in Madurai territory yielding 35% increased sales at EID parry.

  •  Product positioning of Farm inputs and promotional skills on organising events, filed works, publicity through print and media

  • Direct selling of Investments in corporate farming (Non resident farming) to the High net worth Individuals in Madurai at Maxworth orchards(I) ltd

About

Date Of Birth : 4th july 1971

language Known : Tamil , English .

Father's Name : K.Somasundaram

Age : 42 Years

Gender : Male

Marital Status :  married , 2 children

ACHIEVEMENTs

Certifications

Initiated globalization of Agri business Incubator through strategic alliance with National agricultural research systems in Mozambique, Mauritius etc.,

Pioneered globally by successful incubation of sweet sorghum ethanol

2009

Vilgrows Best Incubator award

2008

Asia Pacifica award for the Best Incubator by AABI ,Seoul, Korea

2007

Best Social entrepreneur of the Country to ABI-ICRISAT Client Rusni Distilleries by the Prime Minister of India

2007

FAPPCI Award for Rural development to ABI client AAI

2005

Awarded the best sales men of the year for attaining highest sales in Maxworth orchards(I)ltd

2005

National award for the Best Incubator by Government of India

1999

Acknowledged as Best Sales Branch at EID Parry

About

Date Of Birth : 4th july 1971

Language Skills : Tamil, English

Fathers's Name : K.Somasundram

Age : 42 years

Gender : Male

Marital Status : Married , 2 Children

others

Trainings

 

  1. United Planters Association of South India(UPASI) – Conoor – Tea plantation management
  2. NEPC Tea gardens – Valparai – On the job training in Tea estate.
  3. Managing Incubators-Infodev World Bank –New delhi
  4. Product Promotion skills training – EID. Parry (I) Ltd., Bangalore.

 

Events organized & conference represented

 

  • Organized NIABI2011,Hyderbad,NIABI2012 NewDelhi & NIABI2013,Hyderbad of NAIP-ICAR
  • Organized a major Agro tech commercialization event Agri Tech Investors Meet in New Delhi 2013
  • 2nd Global forum on Business Incubation at Hyderabad in Nov 2006 along with Infodev –World Bank, DST –GOI and FICCI. Around 250 international participants on business incubation participated.
  • 1st Indian STEP and Business Incubators (ISBA) conference was organized in Feb 2007 by ABI-ICRISAT in association with ICICI- Knowledge park
  • Technology Based entrepreneurs Training Program on organic Farming in 2005
  • Capacity building program for Food Business Incubator Team members from , Tamilnadu in Sep 2007
  • Training program for IIAM- Mozambique key management team on Agri Business Incubation, May 2007
  • Presented on international agro technology cooperation at Shangai-Xinjing international technology conference in August 2007 at Urmuqi, China,
  • Presented on globalization of Agri business incubator at the Asia & Pacific incubator conference in Oct2007 at Hanoi, Vietnam

Reference

Dr Kiran K Sharma,

Principle scientist & Head,

ABI-ICRISAT, Patancheru ,

Hyderabad, Andra Pradesh,

India-502324,

Phone +91 4030713300,

Email ; k.sharma@cgiar.org

 

Mr. H K Mittal

Advisor & Head

NSTEDB, Department of Science & technology

Government of India

Technology Bhavan

Room No 4, Hall- A

New Mehrauli road

New Delhi 110016

Phone 011 26517186/26590314

Email ; hkmittal@vsnl.com