Chandra Sekhar Jadhav

CO-FOUNDER & CEO

Chandra Sheker has over 25 years of experience in the fields of Advertising, Public Relations, Marketing and Product Management.Over the last decade he has been involved in the Agriculture and Nutraceutical sectors, and was instrumental in establishing a unique agri-franchisee model promoting sustainable agriculture.
Chandra Sheker has been a recipient of numerous awards such as Emerging India Awards from CNBC India, Top 3 Finalists of Infodev Global Top 50 competition by World Bank at Helsinki Finland, Best Sustainable Green Award by Yes Bank, Advisory Member for Land Tenure for Sustainable Models at Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) Italy, Finalist at the Africa Forum for Clean Energy Financing, Johannesburg, New Ventures World Resource Centre (WRI),USA, The Aspen Institute of Development Entrepreneurs (ANDE), USA on sustainable innovation concepts.
Chandra Sheker is the primary architect of InnerBeing. He is responsible for overall business development and operations of the company, with a special focus on technical and commercial partnerships in the government and corporate sectors, agri-franchisees, new product development and marketing.

Sandesh Pandhare

CO-FOUNDER & CHAIRMAN

Sandesh has over 25 years of experience in the global Financial and investment industry. He was previously Managing Director and Head of Private Equity business at the investment arm of Dubai World, a Dubai Government entity. He managed a portfolio of over 30 companies worldwide, with several billion dollars of capital invested across various sectors including healthcare and wellness. Sandesh has been a board member of some prominent international companies, including Bumrungrad International Hospital, Thailand and ESPA International, a holistic wellbeing company based in the UK. He has also been a board member of CFA Society Emirates, a member of the CFA Institute, USA. Based in Dubai since 2001, he is featured in the Forbes List of Top 50 Indian Executives in the Arab world. Sandesh is a visionary leader with passion for the wellness sector and he contributes in the areas of overall strategic and business planning, corporate finance, investor relations and corporate governance, amongst others.

Pradeep Dhobale

DIRECTOR

Pradeep has over 40 years experience primarily in the Packaging and FMCG sectors. He was the Executive Director at ITC Ltd in charge of its FMCG business. During his career at ITC, he held top level portfolios like Finance Director of ITC and Managing Director of Bhadrachalam Paper Boards. He is currently Director and Operating Partner at Springforth Investment Managers, which is establishing a fund focused on Agri, Food and Logistics sectors. Pradeep is the past Chairman of Confederation of Indian Industries (CII), Andhra Pradesh and the current Chairman of Food & Agri Committee for FICCI, Telangana. He is also an active Director of the Hyderabad Angels. Pradeep has strong linkages in the food industry and he provides valuable guidance in strategy formulation and execution in the areas of production, quality control, procurement, logistics and supply chain management.

Adhiraj Sarin

DIRECTOR

Adhiraj is a veteran with over 40 years experience, largely in the Food and Agri-commodity space. He started his career with Hindustan Lever and rose quickly to the position of Managing Director of Hind Lever Chemicals. He has vast experience in the sales and distribution of foods, detergents and chemicals, in addition to purchase and commodity buying. He was also Managing Director of Bunge India, a subsidiary of Bunge Limited which is a global agribusiness and food company headquartered in USA. He enabled a profitable turnaround and led the significant growth through a major acquisition of Amrit Banaspati. He was also CEO of Louis Dreyfus Commodities India, which is part of Louis Dreyfus Company, the global agri-commodity and food processing company headquartered in Geneva. Adhiraj is a strong believer in the InnerBeing value proposition and he drives the sales and distribution activities on all India basis, including establishment of Modern Trade and Organized Retail channels.

Ira Malik

DIRECTOR

Ira Malik has Strategy and Operations experience of over 30 years across the US, Middle East, Africa, Southeast Asia and India. As an accomplished Strategy & Brand Consultant for many years, she worked in leading advertising agencies and has been a Consultant at McKinsey& Co. After gaining experience in a spectrum of industries and markets, Ira made the switch to operations where she led the Hospitality (Food, Leisure & Spa division) business of the Landmark Group. At present, she is the Group Director of Spas, Europe, Middle East & Africa for the Minor Hotel Group (owner of the Anantara, AVANI & Tivoli brands). Ira is taking her passion for wellness forward with InnerBeing and provides valuable guidance in the areas of product development, brand management, marketing and international market development.

Our Impact

InnerBeing supports agriculture sustainability. Cultivated as dual-purpose crops, millets contribute to the economic efficiency of farming and provide food and livelihood security to millions of households. Millets also help reduce atmospheric carbon dioxide, contributing to the mitigation of climate change.

Our Partners

Awards

Best Millet Start-Up By Society Of Millet Research & ICAR – IIMR

Amazon Global Launch Pad Food Startup & Innovation Award

Panacea Excellence Award for Evidence- based Natural Ingredients & Products

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