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Executive Team

CARD team is comprised of highly qualified and experienced persons from agriculture, horticulture, development sector, media and marketing, who have strong background in planning, designing and implementation of development initiatives. CARD has functional team of 16 members which consist of MBA professionals from reputed institutes e.g. Symbiosis and NIAM, Agriculture Engineering graduates and B.SC Agriculture, Agri Allied Sciences & B. Com, etc. The team also consists of experts from Agri and Life Sciences who has done Ph. D from reputed Institutes. CARD has a network of 128 Agri-entrepreneurs in UP who are centre in- charge.

Shama Khan, President

The executive team is led by Mrs. Shama Khan. She has been instrumental with her visionary contributions in various livelihood programs towards upliftment of rural communities through various models developed by CARD.

Kunal Tiwari, Executive Director

Kunal Tiwari Mr. Tiwari has over 12 years of work experience in diversified Agri-business domains including Farm Management, Precision Farming, Hi-tech farming, Sales & Marketing, Supply chain, MIS, Global GAP Audit, Business Development, He has represented country on various global platforms with perspective on precision agriculture and judicious use of GEO-ICT models in Agriculture. He is currently leading all the projects of CARD in capacity of Executive Director.

Mr. Tiwari holds a Bachelor Degree in Agriculture & Technology from AAI-DU, Allahabad and a Post Graduate Diploma in Agribusiness & Plantation Management from Indian Institute of Plantation Management (Ministry of Commerce), Bangalore, India.

Ashraf Hameed Khan, Deputy Director Programs

Post graduate with 17 years’ experience in Corporate and NGO sectors, he is overall coordinating CARD activities at National Level.

Dr Vister Joshi, AVP- Market Intelligence and Outreach

Dr. Joshi is doctorate in Extension education from CCS Haryana Agriculture University, Hisar with specialization in Entrepreneurship in food processing industries. Prior to CARD, Dr. Joshi was working with National Institute of Agricultural Economics and Policy Research, ICAR-NIAP, New Delhi under the network project of impact assessment of agricultural research and technology. He has also worked with TERI, New Delhi in International transfer of technology project with IPM-IL, Virginia Tech and also assisted in development of five year agriculture plan of Tripura.

He has published various reports, research paper and presented work at different seminars. His expertise lies in conducting participatory rural appraisals, analyzing data and impact assessment analysis. His areas of interest include application of advance extension methods, agribusiness, impact assessment, ICT and transfer of technology.

Dr Shivam Sharma, Head- Projects

Dr Shivam Sharma Mr Sharma is doctorate in Biotechnology (Plant Biotechnology)from Jaypee University of Information Technology, Solan (H.P) and also has international exposure during his Doctorate from Hebrew University, Israel learning high tech agriculture. Nearly 6+ year passionate experience in various domain of Agriculture and Biotechnology and mastering the art in heading towards agri- revolution with specialization in Precision farming, Modern Biotechnology, Advanced agri- inputs, Business development, Strategic research, advisory and media. On his personal front, he is also involved by heart towards Indian Agriculture and also worked with NGOs for the upliftment of rural farmers. He is currently taking care of all projects of CARD in coordination with various Ministries and Corporates in India

Ms Ankita Singh, Manager Business Development

A young and dynamic Engineering graduate in Food technology from SHIATS, Allahabad (Formerly Allahabad Agriculture Institute) Ankita has developed a deep understanding of Indian Agriculture Scenario and is passionate to bring changes through her work at CARD. With an innate cognizance of Indian Agriculture Marketing, she has developed various concepts on improving the current situation and is spearheading CARD's work in the same.

Shobhit Shrivastava, Regional Coordinator – UP

Post graduate with 15 years’ experience in corporate and NGO sectors, he is overall coordinating CARD activities in UP.

Mohd. Shakeel, Nodal Officer, ACABC, Mujaffarnagar

An Agriculture graduate and MBA with a work experience of six years in NGO he is heading Bhagidari Agribusiness Centres Project of CARD.

Anjana Nair, , Manager – Media & Communication

Post graduate in agriculture from Kerala Agriculture University, she is specialist in media and communication. She is working with CARD for the last five years.

Tabassum Parveen, Sr. Project Manager

M. Sc. Biotechnology, she has been working from 6.5 years with CARD taking care of farmers’ mobilization, training and technology exposure visit programs.

Divya Singh, Assistant Manager

A Science graduate and MBA in Agribusiness Management, she has 3 years of work experience of corporate and NGO.

Sakir Khan, Nodal Officer, ACABC, Dibiyapur

Post graduate in Agriculture with 3 years of experience in farm management, training and entrepreneurship development.

Jaideep Teotia, Project Manager

Graduate in Agriculture and MBA he has got 4 years of experience in working with CARD in mobilising farmers groups, providing them training and exposure visits.