Venkatram Vasantavada has over 26Years of work experience with best in class MNC’s and large Indian Corporates including Dupont Pioneer, Monsanto, Advanta-UPL, Deepak Fertilisers and Petrochemical corporation Ltd, VST Industries, Voltas and Real Value Appliances. His diverse Industry experience includes Agricultural inputs, FMCG durables and Telecom in areas of operations management, strategic planning and business development. He successfully built and managed commercial organizations with sustained growth in revenue, profitability, market share gains and geographical expansion, He has to his credit exposure of executing differentiated Go to Market models and building innovative solutions in work situations in the areas of People Development, Sales Development and Supply chain. He worked extensively across Asia and Africa in markets served by small and marginal farmers in building strategic alliances and collaborative relationships with many forums in developing models for improving farm productivity and farm incomes. Vasantavada was on the board (Whole Time Director) of publicly listed Advanta. He is a visiting faculty at several Agribusiness Management Institutes and an active member of Rural Management Association of India(RMAI)
He has been awarded RMAI Leadership Award-2016, This award is presented to outstanding contributions in providing leadership in Rural Markets. He also featured twice as the 50 Most admired Rural marketing professionals in India.
A certified six sigma green belt, he holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Rural Management(PGDRM) from Institute of Rural Management, Anand and is a Graduate in Dairy Technology.