Meet our Team

For almost 20 years, we’ve made it our mission to create sustainable programmes and enterprises that improve the lives of rural populations and contribute to building more economically viable, and tech-progressive agri-based communities.
Our team of seasoned agricultural and development professionals enjoy a shared passion for transforming rural communities.
Meet the team of experts making a change for farmers all over India.

SUNIL KHAIRNAR
SUNIL KHAIRNAR
Co-Founder and Chairman

Mr Sunil Khairnar has been working for more than 27 years in areas including Agribusiness, Agriculture, Incubation, Mentoring Social Entrepreneurs, Impact Startups and implementation of development projects in India. He is a B. Tech in Agriculture Engineering and a Post Graduate in Management from IIM Ahmedabad.
He is the co-founder at and also the Chairman of a number of social impact ventures including:

1. Indian Agribusiness Systems Pvt Ltd (www.agriwatch.com)
2. Indian Society of Agribusiness Professionals (www.isapindia.org)
3. Indigram Labs Foundation (http://www.indigramlabs.org)

MR KAMAL KHURANA
MR KAMAL KHURANA
CEO

Mr Kamal has been associated with the INDIGRAM group for more than 3 years and took charge of ISAP as CEO in August 2020. Prior to this, he worked as Asst VP with Reliance Retail Ltd (a key member in Fruits and Vegetable Vertical), VP – RJ Corps (Unit Head – PEPSI Beverages, followed by Head- Sales & Mktg- Cream Bell Ice cream), DGM- Dalmia Industries Lird and Asstt Manager – NDDB (National Dairy Development Board) including Mother Dairy Kolkara and Mahananda Dairy, Mumbai.

Dr Mukul Dixit
Dr Mukul Dixit
DIRECTOR - Resource Development & Consulting

Mukul Dixit is a PhD Scholar in Management (2019-22) and has secured PG Diploma in Hydrogeology (1995-96) with gold medal. He possesses a first-class master’s degree in Geology (1993-95) from AMU Aligarh. He has also attended in campus executive short courses from eminent international universities/institutions like Cambridge, Melbourne, Centre for Creative Leadership and La Trobe. He is licensed for qualitative research and humanitarian competency assessor.

He has a proven international experience ranging-project management, advisory services, resource development, fund raising and its management, loan portfolio, training – capacity building, strategic consortium formation- management, research and evaluations. His international experience is about 12 years in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Canada and Afghanistan. His clients were mostly multi-bi laterals (World Bank, UN, ADB, USAID, AUSAID, CIDA, SDC, Federal Republic of Germany, KOICA, HKSAR, etc), international funders/ investors (BMGF, ENGIE, IRRI, Michigan University, etc), corporates (including leading companies, banks, PSUs, HFCs, etc.), Technology partners for climate change solutions (Schneider Electric, Shell and Omidyar Network).

He has 22 years of experience in project/ programme management of social and infrastructure projects on urban infrastructure, slum rehabilitation and redevelopment, water supply and sanitation, climate change, disaster risk reduction, school infrastructure, agriculture-irrigation-agribusiness, housing micro finance, watershed management, etc. financed by multi-bi-lateral agencies, govt, CSR and private players.

Dr Ram Narayan Ghatak
Dr Ram Narayan Ghatak
Head - Market Integration

Dr. Ram Narayan Ghatak is a development professional with over two and a half decades of experience in strategic consulting and stakeholder management, agri-business and supply chain management, producer collectives and agri value chains, rural livelihoods, financial inclusion, and promotion of sustainable production ecosystem.
For more than a decade, Dr. Ghatak worked in close coordination with various Govt. agencies; prominent among them are the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways, etc. He has the experience of dealing with and representing many National level institutions/bodies like the Milk and Milk Products Advisory Board (MMPO) and National Productivity Council (NPC) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Govt. of India, etc.
Dr. Ghatak is a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat (IRMA). Before joining IRMA, he did his MSc and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and he is a graduate in Agriculture.

Saikat Mookherjee
Saikat Mookherjee
Senior Consultant - Consulting and Business Development

Saikat Mookherjee is an internationally qualified market researcher, having 2 decades of rich and varied experience in the field of research, consultancy, monitoring & evaluation and project implementation domains. A post graduate from IISWBM Kolkata, he has a professional qualification in marketing research from University of Georgia, USA. He has experience in seeding ideas, converting the same into research business, delivering insights, servicing clients across leading domestic and international research agencies. He also has the experience of providing research backed solution for a multinational business group, thus understanding the entire research cycle from both paradigms.

Gaurav Vats
Gaurav Vats
DIRECTOR - Agriculture Services

Gaurav holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension from Haryana Agriculture University in Hisar.
He has almost two decades years of experience in commodities trade research, ICT interventions in agriculture, agriculture extension and development of Community-Based Organisations and Farmer Producer Companies. At ISAP, Gaurav not only leads the Agricultural Innovations and Institution Building teams but is Strategic Advisor around tech innovations across all project pillars.

Naveen Jha
Naveen Jha
DIRECTOR - Training , Education & Wellness

Naveen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Post graduate certificate in Computing. He has over 12 years of experience in IT, e-governance, corporate affairs, corporate communication, project implementation and agricultural business development. At ISAP, he is head of Skill Development and Placement Programs where he supervises a team of skill experts from mobilisation through to training and placements.

Deepti Mahajan
Deepti Mahajan
HEAD - Eldercare and Healthcare Vertical

Deepti holds a post-graduate degree in Agribusiness Management from Rajasthan Agriculture University. She has more than 10 years of experience in skill development, action-based research and monitoring & evaluation for national and international clients. At ISAP, she looks after project impact design, M & E and project reporting and management for donors.

Dr Mukul Dixit
Dr Mukul Dixit
DIRECTOR - Resource Development & Consulting

Mukul Dixit is a PhD Scholar in Management (2019-22) and has secured PG Diploma in Hydrogeology (1995-96) with gold medal. He possesses a first-class master’s degree in Geology (1993-95) from AMU Aligarh. He has also attended in campus executive short courses from eminent international universities/institutions like Cambridge, Melbourne, Centre for Creative Leadership and La Trobe. He is licensed for qualitative research and humanitarian competency assessor.

He has a proven international experience ranging-project management, advisory services, resource development, fund raising and its management, loan portfolio, training – capacity building, strategic consortium formation- management, research and evaluations. His international experience is about 12 years in Nepal, Sri Lanka, Mongolia, Canada and Afghanistan. His clients were mostly multi-bi laterals (World Bank, UN, ADB, USAID, AUSAID, CIDA, SDC, Federal Republic of Germany, KOICA, HKSAR, etc), international funders/ investors (BMGF, ENGIE, IRRI, Michigan University, etc), corporates (including leading companies, banks, PSUs, HFCs, etc.), Technology partners for climate change solutions (Schneider Electric, Shell and Omidyar Network).

He has 22 years of experience in project/ programme management of social and infrastructure projects on urban infrastructure, slum rehabilitation and redevelopment, water supply and sanitation, climate change, disaster risk reduction, school infrastructure, agriculture-irrigation-agribusiness, housing micro finance, watershed management, etc. financed by multi-bi-lateral agencies, govt, CSR and private players.

Dr Ram Narayan Ghatak
Dr Ram Narayan Ghatak
Head - Market Integration

Dr. Ram Narayan Ghatak is a development professional with over two and a half decades of experience in strategic consulting and stakeholder management, agri-business and supply chain management, producer collectives and agri value chains, rural livelihoods, financial inclusion, and promotion of sustainable production ecosystem.
For more than a decade, Dr. Ghatak worked in close coordination with various Govt. agencies; prominent among them are the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Ministry of Defence, Ministry of Railways, etc. He has the experience of dealing with and representing many National level institutions/bodies like the Milk and Milk Products Advisory Board (MMPO) and National Productivity Council (NPC) of the Ministry of Agriculture and Cooperation, Govt. of India, etc.
Dr. Ghatak is a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand, Gujarat (IRMA). Before joining IRMA, he did his MSc and Ph.D. in Agricultural Economics and he is a graduate in Agriculture.

Saikat Mookherjee
Saikat Mookherjee
Senior Consultant - Consulting and Business Development

Saikat Mookherjee is an internationally qualified market researcher, having 2 decades of rich and varied experience in the field of research, consultancy, monitoring & evaluation and project implementation domains. A post graduate from IISWBM Kolkata, he has a professional qualification in marketing research from University of Georgia, USA. He has experience in seeding ideas, converting the same into research business, delivering insights, servicing clients across leading domestic and international research agencies. He also has the experience of providing research backed solution for a multinational business group, thus understanding the entire research cycle from both paradigms.

Gaurav Vats
Gaurav Vats
DIRECTOR - Agriculture Services

Gaurav holds a Master’s degree in Agricultural Extension from Haryana Agriculture University in Hisar.
He has almost two decades years of experience in commodities trade research, ICT interventions in agriculture, agriculture extension and development of Community-Based Organisations and Farmer Producer Companies. At ISAP, Gaurav not only leads the Agricultural Innovations and Institution Building teams but is Strategic Advisor around tech innovations across all project pillars.

Naveen Jha
Naveen Jha
DIRECTOR - Training , Education & Wellness

Naveen holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Post graduate certificate in Computing. He has over 12 years of experience in IT, e-governance, corporate affairs, corporate communication, project implementation and agricultural business development. At ISAP, he is head of Skill Development and Placement Programs where he supervises a team of skill experts from mobilisation through to training and placements.

Deepti Mahajan
Deepti Mahajan
HEAD - Eldercare and Healthcare Vertical

Deepti holds a post-graduate degree in Agribusiness Management from Rajasthan Agriculture University. She has more than 10 years of experience in skill development, action-based research and monitoring & evaluation for national and international clients. At ISAP, she looks after project impact design, M & E and project reporting and management for donors.