Work History

Work History
Oct 2013 - Jun 2015

Founder, Managing Director

Gramam Agri - Uttaranchal Honey Producer Company Limited ( UHPCL)

Gramam is a for-profit social enterprise, creating farmer support groups through setting up of farmer producer companies in bee farming  and supplementary agri- business sector. Vinu has worked closely in the farm sector with poor farmers and other agribusiness stakeholders in the state of Rajasthan and Uttaranchal to understand the state of matter. Vinu has setup UHPCL in Uttaranchal a group of 400 marginal farmers engaged in cultivate and wild bee farming. Currently he is working on creating an elaborate dealer distributor network and also on export order amounting to more than 3 crore (INR )per month. Gramam is funded by Enviu and Cordaid from the Netherlands. Gramam made it to the final round of Artha Venture Challenge by Ennovent.

Jul 2012 - Mar 2015


Jiyagro Foods Pvt Ltd

Founder and director of an agro food processing unit engaged in working closely with low income bee-keeping community, sourcing , processing and marketing honey in sachet to hotels and institutional buyers in India. Jiyagro Foods has been shortlisted by Brand capital for incubation as part of the propel programme. Jiyagro aspires to position itself as a functions food FMCG company in India. Jiyagro is involved with Propel programme by Future group and Times Brand Capital 

Jun 2009 - Jul 2012

Senior Project Manager

Jones Lang Lasalle

Managed Real estate fit-out projects worth more than USD 200 million for clients like RBS, Microsoft, Bank of America,Bloomberg etc. Lead a team of seventy two  project executives and 2400 workmen. Delivered projects within timelines & budget, co-ordinating with different stakeholders including government agencies.Vinu has successfully implemented lean project execution methodologies at RBS project resulting in cost savings of USD Two millions Dollars. 

Jun 2008 - May 2009

Project Manager

CB Richard Ellis

Planning, execution and complete delivery of interior fit-out projects for prestigious clients likes Hewlett Packard, Fidelity Investment Services etc. Vinu has received accolades from Hewlett Packard India  leadership for data centre infrastructure setup within the outlined  time and budget.

May 2005 - Jun 2008

Founder & Chief Designer

Geofin Design Inc.

Founded an electrical design & professional contracts company in Jaipur. Lead a staff of eight designers & six project coordinators. The projects delivered by the company had a combined area of around  two hundred thousand square feet. Clients included Tata Indicom, Bajaj, Motisons Jewelers etc.
The company was acquired in 2008 by Grandeur, a firm based out of Mumbai, India



Social business planning & developing rural network 

Vinu has an experience of over 3 years in building up farmer networks  and sustainable businesses  models in the field of crops and honey products. 

Startup Consultancy and Strategic Advisory

Vinu has been instrumental in providing start up consultancy and strategic advisory  services to early stage startups in the food FMCG and manufacturing sectors. He has developed a proprietory TIS ( Techno-Social impact ) matrix for evaluating and directing the companies towards better customer impact with their technologies & services. He has successfully consulted companies like Aver Industries, YM Foods, Durotex Paints, Wizni Software Solutions. 

Project Management

An idea needs to be executed as a project and many startups struggle to do so in their early years. Passion takes over purpose and timelines and results are defaulted. Vinu has used his project management experience to design, track and guide the startups in reaching their objectives. 

Marketing & Sales

Ground level setup of sales and distribution network for FMCG products like honey, corn kernels etc. Created multiple channel like modern trade, online and direct sales for the products including export market in South Africa


Apr 2001 - May 2005

Bachelor of Engineering ( Major- Electrical )

SKIT Jaipur ( University of Rajasthan)
Apr 1987 - Mar 1999

Senior Secondary

St. Xavier's Ser. Sec. School



Mr Dalel Singh- GM (Retd.) ITPO India

"Vinu is very creative and full of energy. He is a go-getter who can get  complex tasks done from people even from the rural background"

Dankert Vervat- Vervat MNO- The Netherlands

"Vinu is a hard working individual and does a lot of research before executing tasks. I like his ability to come up with frugal solutions to complex issues"