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The Marquee Board

Kishor Kumar Jha

Founder & Director


Prior to founding Ergos in early 2012, Kishor briefly worked at Barclays Bank Plc, in their Premier Banking Group. He worked with ACC Limited across the various functions based out of Motihari (Bihar) where he handled rural marketing. He  also worked with ICICI Bank and group, and Future group,  where he managed close to 100 crore portfolio on exchange traded agriculture commodity derivatives products in Bangalore.  A veteran in the field of agriculture, Mr Jha is from an agriculturist family in Madhubani district  in Bihar where he learned agriculture not by  only professional engagement, but its imbibed skill inculcated by generations and ancestors. Mr. Jha is responsible for providing overall direction and leading the company to achieve transformational growth. Known for his vast knowledge in the field of agriculture, Mr. Jha has more than a decade experience in running agriculture and farm related businesses like agri-financing, agri-procurement, commodity trading and warehousing. He has been closely involved with the agriculture movement and farmer communities in Bihar, and Karnataka. An expert in the commodities sector, he has been associated with leading Indian and global corporate in different roles for procurement, warehousing and stocking of agri-commodities. He has also been associated with leading Indian banks in retail banking.

He was the winner of the “Master Entrepreneurs- CNBC-South Zone” award by  CNBC in November 2014.

Kishor earned a Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from PUMBA and SIBM in Marketing and Foreign Trade. He also earned a Bachelor in Physics from Magadh University. 

 

Praveen Kumar

Director

Head- Farmer Relationship

Praveen has two decades of experience in building and scaling agriculture activity and  operations across various crop(Maize, Wheat, Paddy etc)  implements etc in Samastipur (Bihar). He has deep domain experience in agriculture and allied sectors. He is passionate about the social sector and has worked extensively advising and mentoring  farmers which help assist them right from input adviser to produce management in the same geography. His key strength is strategic thinking with farmers and landlord community in Bihar to uplift their livings through adapting the latest innovation in agriculture. He brings unique capabilities of having been an entrepreneur and worked across few MNC as well before joining ergos as a key promoter. Praveen is Graduated from Delhi University and  Master in Computer Application from M D University and worked with multiple MNCs for more than 12 years and handled key responsibilities in the capacity of HR head. He is blessed with approx 110 acre of the most fertile agriculture land from his ancestor and all put together, his close and extended family holds few lacs acre most fertile land in Bihar.

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Ajay Maniar

Director

Over 14 years of experience across rating agencies and banks in multiple roles within the risk domain with analytical exposure to a wide variety of industries and businesses. He started his career with Credit Analysis & Research Ltd (CARE) where he was involved in undertaking credit rating assignments on mid/large sized Indian companies. Thereafter he moved to Citibank, where he undertook diverse roles in credit risk, early warning and portfolio management for the commercial banking business. He was also closely involved in setting up an offshore unit for supporting Citi’s internal risk teams in North America and Western Europe. He is a chemical engineer and has done his Masters in Management Studies (MMS) from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS), Mumbai, 1996. His diverse experience is a key to set up a risk mitigated business portfolio at Ergos to sustain with large scale business operation across the geography.

 

 Prabhat N Singh

Director

Mr. Singh has over 35 years of experience working with various major Indian conglomerates like RPG , Hindalco , Aditya Birla with predominantly experience in the Sales and Marketing space. He holds a masters degree in Economics from the University of Gorakhpur. Mr Singh has been associated with Ergos in the capacity of a Director and very instrumental in mentorship and guidance to the Team Ergos.

The Management Team

Saptangshu Das

Manager- Relationship

Saptangshu earns PGDRM- from IRMA and his acute acumen of rural connect is the key to connect the farmers in right spirit on propositions.

Sanjeev Kumar

Relationship  Manager

Sanjeev earns Agri-MBA- from PUSA-Agri BU his ground connect and thorough knowledge of agri is the strength make farmer repeat users.

Suresh Kumar

Relationship Manager

Suresh earns MBA-Marketing from LNMU-Patna his hard work and learning acumen gives a unique experience to farmer.

Dhirendra Pandit

Manager- Admin & Operations

Dhirendra brings in more than 20 year of hands on experience of operations and admin(tech) which is is a key strength. His learning approach makes every one in the system comfortable in dynamic process.

Tuntun Chaudhary

Warehouse Manager

Anil Thakur

Farmer Relations 

Sree Anil Thakur, Previously associated with FCI for  app 10 years, his strong rural connect in more than 300 villages in  Samastipur and nearby districts district along with  lacs of farmers family relations is the key to replicate the model all across Bihar.

Raman Kumar

Asstt Manager- Account

Raman has hands on experienced for more than 10 years in  Book Keeping, Bank reconciliation, Billing, Sale & Purchase entry, Attendance, Worker salary distribute, Estimate, Ridder Job Ticket, TDS etc.  He handles accounts at ergos.

Sudheer Kumar Baitha

Warehouse Manager

Sudheer imbibes the true spirit of rural warehousing among farmers and never leave any stone unturned to make sure each grain is safe and preserved.