He is chief executive of agri businesses at ITC, instrumental in the innovative idea known to us as "e-choupal" . Topper of the Class of 1983 from the Institute of Rural Management (IRMA), Anand, he served a farmers' cooperative in the oilseeds sector for six years before joining ITC in 1989. Sivakumar has conceptualised the path-breaking ITC eChoupal model, and is spearheading its roll out across rural India. Sivakumar is a Director on the Boards of Technico Pty Ltd., ITC Infotech India Ltd., Indo-US Knowledge Initiative in Agriculture, IRMA, Centre for Collective Development, and Charities Aid Foundation India. He is on the Executive Committee of India's National Commodities and Derivatives Exchange (NCDEX) and on the Private Sector Committee of Consultative Group on International Agricultural Research (CGIAR). He is an active member of the management committees of various industry bodies and several taskforces of Government of India.
You can catch him on twitter: & thsough some question if agri business is something of your interest. http://twitter.com/S_Sivakumar
Tuesday, January 26, 2010