India, 3rd November 2023: Ayekart, India’s first integrated supply chain platform that addresses the needs of the food and agri value chain, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Rajesh Jain as the company’s new President for Partnerships and Programs. With over three decades of expertise in developing and implementing large-scale projects across various sectors, Rajesh’s vast experience, strategic insights, and commitment to technological advancements will be pivotal in furthering Ayekart’s mission to revolutionize the agri-tech industry.
In his new role, Rajesh will lead initiatives aimed at driving scale and impact at Ayekart. He will enhance the scope and engagement with both new and existing partners, develop and implement impactful programs to achieve shared goals and establish effective communication channels to nurture productive and mutually beneficial relationships. Additionally, he will oversee all activities aimed at strengthening these connections in alignment with Ayekart’s overarching objectives and strategic goals. This will ultimately lead to a more inclusive digital empowerment journey for the rural community within Ayekart’s purview. Ayekart is currently experiencing improved inclusion of the rural community in its digital empowerment efforts.
Debarshi Dutta, Co-founder and CEO of Ayekart remarked, “We are pleased to welcome Rajesh to the Ayekart family. His extensive experience and industry insights will be a valuable asset as we persist in transforming the food and agriculture value chain. Rajesh’s deep understanding of technology’s transformative potential and his unwavering commitment to social impact align seamlessly with Ayekart’s vision of empowering businesses and enriching communities.”
Rajesh has over 30 years of diverse professional experience spanning not-for-profits, consulting firms, corporate foundations, institutes, and government roles. During his extensive career, he spent 15 years in government, gaining profound insights into social issues at both macro and micro levels in urban and rural communities. His expertise in leveraging Artificial Intelligence for Social Good offers a global perspective on technology’s potential for creating rapid, large-scale impacts and promoting development, further enhanced by his holistic 360-degree view of development models during his tenure at Swades Foundation. He also led the FPO movement in Rajasthan at ACCESS Development Services and was the state coordinator for SFAC.
Expressing his commitment to his new position, Rajesh Jain said, “I am truly excited to join Ayekart and be a part of this dynamic team. Ayekart’s commitment to innovation and positive social impact aligns with my passion for harnessing technology to create meaningful change. I look forward to contributing to Ayekart’s journey in revolutionizing the food and agriculture value chain.”
He earned his M.Sc. in Applied Geology from IIT, Roorkee (1986-1988) and specialized training in Financing Agricultural Value Chains at KIIT-University, Bhubaneswar, in collaboration with FAO (Italy) in 2012-2013.