Dr. Rahul Mirchandani
Chairman and Managing Director
Date of Appointment: 04.04.2017
Date of Joining as 02.02.1994
Dr Rahul Mirchandani has 23 years of experience as Director of Aries Agro Limited
Ranked amongst the 30 Most Innovative CEOs in India in 2014, he has pioneered several unique marketing processes and brand management tactics at Aries. These include launching India’s first loyalty programme in agribusiness, India’s first Agri business flash sale (earning a Limca Book of Records), insurance-based customer retention programmes for farmers, executing the first nationwide single day launch for a specialty fertilizer brand as well as several shock-and-awe brand building programmes to sustain and grow 65 rural brands with zero mass media advertising. Many of these strategies are being documented and taught as case studies in customer relations management at leading Indian business schools.
He holds a Doctorate in Management Studies from NMIMS University, Mumbai and is also a Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) and holds an MBA from the University of Canberra, Australia. Rahul has delivered sessions on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Oxford University, UK and has lectured at over 50 B-Schools in India. A Past National Chairman of the Confederation of Indian Industry’s Young Indians (CII-Yi), he is the architect of Yi’s Farmers Net program and has served on the CII Agriculture, Innovation, International Policy and India@75 National Councils. He has been the Chairman for the Yi’s Next Practices platform and has also chaired Yi’s International Relations and Partnerships and is the Founder of the Commonwealth Alliance of Young Entrepreneurs- Asia (CAYE-Asia). He is the recipient of the Bharat Ratna Rajiv Gandhi Yuva Shakti Award 2010 in recognition of outstanding achievements towards Youth Empowerment and Inclusive Growth.
Recognized as one of the world’s foremost achievers in his field, Rahul is listed in the Who’s Who in the World 2013 and has been invited to Receptions at Buckingham Palace, the International Labour Organisation, the Commonwealth Heads of Government meetings, High Commissioners Banquets, Association of MBAs Global Deans conference, amongst many others. Rahul was a member of the Global Jury for the UN Habitat Youth Entrepreneurship and Innovation Awards 2016. Rahul is a Fellow of the 4Sight Class of Ananta Aspen’s India Leadership Initiative and member of Aspen Global Leadership Network.
Dr. Jimmy Mirchandani
Date of Appointment: 15.01.1976
Prof. R. S. S. Mani
Date of Appointment: 16.08.2004
Mr. Chakradhar Bharat Chhaya
Date of Appointment: 29.10.2009
Mr. Bhumitra V. Dholakia
Date of Appointment: 13.11.2012
Mrs. Nitya Mirchandani
Date of Appointment: 30.05.2014