Desai Fruits and Vegetables | India's leading banana producer

About Us

DFV Management

Chairman

Mr. Guy Goves (Chairman)

A Post Graduate of Applied Economics from Lucknow University with an Agri-Business Marketing degree from Cornell University, Ithaca, New York and HR Management from Michigan University, Mr. Goves comes with an experience of 30 years with the TATA Group of Companies.

 

He has been associated with Rallis India Limited until 2002. In 2003 he was transferred to Tata Chemicals as Head Rural Retail, where he was instrumental in setting up 800 Tata Kissan Sansar Rural Agri-input shops. He has also been the CEO of 'Khet Se', a joint venture of Tata Chemicals and Total Produce, Ireland, for fresh produce, from 2007 to 2011.

Ajit Desai

Mr. Ajit Desai (Director)

Ajit Desai, a dynamic and visionary farmer, has been instrumental in promoting and implementing scientific farming and setting up a state-of-the-art pack house for fresh fruits and vegetables at Navsari, Gujarat, India.

 

He has been trained in Post-Harvest Technology for fresh fruits and vegetables at U.C. Davis, California, U.S.A., sponsored by APEDA in the year 2000. He is associated with local political parties at Navsari and garners a strong and positive will to do something challenging for all growers.

Director

Mr. Ron Pal (Director)

Having completed Hotel Management and Business Administration from Switzerland and the U.S.A., Ron Pal commenced a consulting business that specialized in Change Management. Thereafter, backed by strong entrepreneurial experience and network, he has been instrumental in setting up various companies as founder and co-founder.

 

In 2004, he founded Pal & Partners – a firm that specializes in Investment Opportunities and Entrepreneurial Services, with offices in Zurich, Switzerland and Mumbai, Maharashtra, India. He is currently the Chairman of both Pal & Partners and Contract Farming India.

Director

Mr. Sanjay Gupta (Director)

Sanjay Gupta is B.Tech. In Chemical Engineering, PGDFA and CFA with 21 years of overall work experience. He has worked in various roles in manufacturing, purchase, marketing, strategy management, and business-head. Presently he works in DFPCL CMD's office as AVP-Coordination and focuses on strategy execution. At DFV his focus is on bringing in processes to build a scalable and profitable business model.

Debasish Banerjee

Mr. Debasish Banerjee (Director)

Debasish Banerjee is a Chartered Accountant with 20+ years of work experience. He has worked in the areas of Accounting, Taxation, Budgeting & Planning, Commercial, Strategy and development of Accounting. He has vast experience in overseeing new projects / business and finance. He has also worked in TATA ROBINS FRASER, Presently he is working as Executive Vice President - Finance & Accounts at DFPCL. At DFV his focus is on bringing in Controls & developing systems to meet the expanding business requirements.

DFV Management

Finance

Mr. Rajat Jain (GM - Finance)

A B.Com (Hons.) graduate from the University of Punjab, Rajat Jain is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) and has also completed the Executive Programme for Young Professionals from the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C). He also holds a Diploma in Business Finance (DBF) from ICFAI, Hyderabad. He has previously been associated with Khet-se Agriproduce India Pvt. Ltd, Vardhman Group and TNS Global - a market leader in market research, as their Field Finance Head, India.

 

Rajat Jain brings with him 8 years of experience in areas of Accounting, MIS, Budgeting & Planning, Commercial and Strategy, Accounting Systems Development & Financial Management.

VP– Operations

Mr. Satish Kulkarni (VP– Operations)

Satish Kulkarni is a Mechanical Engineering graduate with 30+ years domain expertise in Manufacturing Operations and Projects.

 

He was associated with leading companies like Milton Plastics Ltd., Huber Chemicals India Pvt. Ltd. and Garware - Wall Ropes Ltd. handling multiproduct and multilocational operations.

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