Udaykumar Mathapati is serving Delish Veggies as Chief Executive Officer.
Armed with a course from Arizona Agriculture University’s Controlled Environment Engg. Dept, USA, Uday has setup his first hydroponic greenhouse in Pune in 2015. This is the high technology green house, employing Controlled Environment Agriculture for producing high quality varieties of cherry Tomatoes, Color Capsicums and Lettuce.
Today, as chief visionary for Delish Veggies, Uday believes that, Increased Awareness about nutritious food will drive the demand for quality produce by many folds and Technical Innovation will be the key to achieve it.
Uday envisions Controlled Environment Farming as a healthier option because it prevents the produce from getting mutilated/adulterated due to external pollutants and conserves natural resources by integrating technology and available resources. He also aims to use alternative renewable energy sources for his produce in future.
Prior to getting into his passion for high technology urban farming, Uday has 13 years of corporate experience with India’s Leading Companies. His profile demanded traveling across different countries, exposing him to the world of high technology farming in those countries. His interest in farming probed him to understand these models in detail and bring it back home to improve our farm productivity.
Uday received Masters in Marketing Management and Bachelor in Production Engineering (University Rank holder) from Pune University.
Ajit Ingle M.Sc.(Hort); MBA
A decade of experience on commercial hydroponics with a long-term dedication for research on advance greenhouse production technologies, crop improvement & crop nutrition.
Trained from Holland, Israel & Turkey on various aspects of hydroponics, his major areas of expertise are:
- Hydroponic Nutrition Management
- Integrated Pest management and Organic Farming
- Export Oriented Farming.
- Irrigation Systems and Agriculture Automation.
- Greenhouse M
Dr. Suresh Dhumal Ph.D
Ph.D. in crop nutrition and biometeorolog from Utah State University (1991), shouldered the responsibility of Director of National Institute for Post Harvest and Horticulture Training Centre; a first of its kind in Asia.
Expertise encompasses research,training management and execution of agriculture controlled environment hydroponic projects.
He is a member of International Society of Horticulture Science; Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals; School Council in Agricultural Sciences; Maharashtra Society of Agricultural Economics.
Well known hydroponic technocrat with self-developed technology.
Rajiv Chaturvedi, B.Com(Hons), MBA
Rajiv lives and works in Singapore. After 25 years of corporate life he recently quit active employment. His last held role was Global Director – CRM and Analytics at Estee Lauder Companies. He is now a personal investor/entrepreneur across asset classes.
Rajiv is a firm believer in the power of biotechnology & IT/Analytics to change lives.
With increasing populations and decreasing land and food supply, he believes Hydroponics is poised for explosive growth in the years to come. Rajiv brings his international experience, relationships and an investor perspective to this venture.
His role in Delish Veggies is Evangelist. He brings new ideas on table and connects with larger investor group.