Updated: Apr 5
L-R: Sitanshu Sheth, Manish Gupta and Shardul Sheth
We are super stoked to have a super addition to our Senior Leadership as Manish Gupta joins the force in the capacity of Vice President — Marketing. With his last stint at Deepak Fertilizers, Manish has 22 years of rich experience that includes working for companies like Mahindra & Mahindra, Tata Chemicals, and Chambal Fertilizers. Here’s some more information about him:
What was your motivation to join AgroStar?
With an excellent work culture where employees are known to put their heart into everything they set to achieve, I wanted to be a part of this team and bring value through my contributions, making a positive difference to the lives of farmers.
What are your top skills?
Data-driven Marketing, Team Building, Decision Making, Business Acumen, Demand Generation, Customer Engagement, Communication, and Time Management.
Which skills have you invested in for yourself in the last two years?
Emotional Intelligence, Marketing Analytics, and Marketing Communication.
Economic Times 2019 Kaleido Award
Awards and Recognition received?
Economic Times 2019 Kaleido Award for Integrated Agri Product Launch for SMARTEK, RMAI 2019 Award for Best Campaign in Agriculture Inputs, and 50 Most Influential Rural Marketing professionals in India-2018.
What do you think about the potential of farming in India?
Arable land is constantly decreasing, whereas the population is increasing. Farming will keep evolving to meet the food demands of the world. New technologies, farming techniques, products, and markets will have to match pace with the increasing requirements. Intelligent farming is the future.
In your opinion, what kind of opportunities do Indian farmers have today?
Indian farmers have already started adopting technology to improve their farming practices. They’ll reap even better gains when they start considering RoI for every single rupee spent on their farms. Once they think of RoI, the quality of decisions they take (around what crops to grow, what products to use, how to improve productivity, and where to sell) will improve manifold.
How do you like to spend your leisure time?
I like reading, listening to music, and I am a big foodie who loves trying out new cuisines wherever I travel.
Here’s wishing Manish all the best for an exciting ride with AgroStar!