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Work History

Jan 2016Till date

Co-Founder , Director

Joyfresh Foods Pvt ltd

An innovative food processing startup engaged in manufacturing culinary sauces for the ever growing Food & Beverage sector and retail consumer segment in India. 

Oct 2013Jun 2016

Founder, Promoter

Him Vanya Honey Producer Company Limited ( HHPCL)

Himvanya 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 2012Mar 2015

Director

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 functional food FMCG company in India. Jiyagro is involved with Propel programme by Future group and Times Brand Capital 

Jun 2009Jul 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 2008May 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 2005Jun 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

Education

Apr 2001May 2005

Bachelor of Engineering ( Major- Electrical )

SKIT Jaipur ( University of Rajasthan)
Apr 1987Mar 1999

Senior Secondary

St. Xavier's Ser. Sec. School

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