Krishi Star Specialises in Quality Farm Fresh Products.
Thick Tomato Paste the perfect ingredient for adding intense tomato flavour to any dish
White-grey Oyster Mushrooms dried and sealed in food grade packaging perfect for wild mushroom risotto or oriental soups
Rich Tomato puree made from freshly grown vine ripened tomatoes great for thickening a varienty of dishes
Grade 'A' sundried tomatoes sliced in half with olive oil added the perfect addition to top a pizza or add a burst of flavour to pasta sauce
Grade 'A' Whole Tomatoes peeled and served in thick puree, a staple product in every chef's kitchen
Krishi Star is dedicated to improving incomes for small farmers in India.
Currently, most small farmers are trapped in an economic environment in which they are solely producers and as such own only a small portion of the value chain. As a result, they have unstable and low incomes. By giving them greater ownership of the value chain we can greatly stabilize and increase their incomes.
Members Of Our Organisation.
Ishaan Handa – Associate Business Development
Ishaan’s driving forces in life have been: Inquisitiveness, ideation and empathy. A Finance graduate from HKUST Business School, with investment banking experience in Hong Kong and Delhi, Ishaan’s heart has always been set on working towards new ideas and positively impacting the bottom of the pyramid. When not working on new products and strategy at Krishi Star, Ishaan can be found watching documentaries, reading the Economist and listening to Detroit Techno music.
Korak Chattopadhyay – Associate Rural Operations
Korak has worked for the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD). Korak has taken Krishi Star by storm with his hard work and “always first-to-office” persona. When not traveling through rural Maharashtra, he can be found showing our international interns around Mumbai or organizing Krishi Star’s “Fun Friday” events – cultural costume showdowns! Korak has a Masters in Agribusiness Economics from Gokhale Institute, Pune and Bachelors in Economics from Visva-Bharti, Santiniketan.
Supro Chowdhury – General Manager Sales & Marketing
Supro has worked in fields ranging from managing maintenance groups in JSW Steel to managing marketing and sales in an engineering start up, blogging professionally on immigrant help websites, and being a language expert in Nuance Communications in Germany. Supro has an M.Sc in Management and Engineering from RWTH University, Germany and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from Manipal University, India.
Abdul Rahiman – Head of Finance
Abdul has experience in international business as manager at Excel Crop Care where he co-ordinated the African business and headed the North African region. You can frequently find him braving the busy streets of Mumbai pursuing his love of cycling. He is an Agri-business post graduate from IIM Ahmedabad and has bachelors in Agriculture from Kerala Agricultural University.
David Nott – Head of HR & Business Development
David has leadership expertise of more than 25 years, managing a variety of Stores with Marks & Spencer and Waitrose. His portfolio includes managing the Covent Garden store for M&S and the Waitrose Flagship branch in Kensington. He is a vegetarian, scratch cook and an expert in premium foods. David did his post grad in contemporary psychotherapy and is also a certified executive coach and the mastermind behind Krishi Star’s legendary bi-annual team retreats.
Agastya Chopra – Director
Agastya is a social enterprise enthusiast with experience overseeing manufacturing and business development at Anca Leathers. He is also the co-founder of Gaia Conservation, an NGO devoted to actively engaging community in environmental conservation and splits his time away from work amongst his beloved dogs and rooting for Arsenal Football. Agastya has a degree in Business Management from Rochester Institute of Technology.
Bryan Lee – CEO
Bryan has eight years of entrepreneurial experience as founder of Social Point Solutions, co-founder of Kingmin Steel and Associates and Head of Marketing/Partner at Nemesis Records. He spent three years as a consultant with Accenture. When not furiously working in excel in quest of the perfect financial model, Bryan can be found following his passion for dance with dreams of Bollywood backup dance stardom. Bryan has an MBA from Kellogg School of Management and a BS (Summa Cum Laude) in Engineering from Cornell University.
Krishi Star, 519 Bharat Industrial Estate Tokersy Jivraj Road Sewri (W), Mumbai – 400 015 India
91 22 24133255