Satyajit Roy

Fondly known in food circles as ‘Onion Knight’, Satyajit, at the age of 30, is Managing Director & CEO, EGK Foods Pvt. Ltd — a food processing concern that deals with onions and its by-products, primarily.

In the past 18 months, EGK (Everyday Gourmet Kitchen) has grown exponentially. With plans to build a modern, innovative factory compliant with all the sustainability laws, Satyajit and EGK Foods are committed to making a tangible difference to both, farmers and the onion-farming trade, in the coming years.

In his spare time, Satyajit enjoys literature and the performing arts, with an avid interest in storytelling and listening, as well. He also mentors early-stage startups to avoid making common mistakes through active participation in Entrepreneurship Cells.

Bhaskar Ponnoju
General Manager Sales

Having graduated from Mumbai University in 1990, Bhaskar started out in sales, having worked in varied companies across FMCG, food & food ingredients/products.

With a cumulative experience of 25 years across market segments such as B2B, B2C, Modern Trade and General Trade, he has worked pan-India and attended training programmes in Sales & Marketing. Bhaskar has adequate knowledge and experience in new product launches, keeping future market trends in mind.

Setting up a sales force, distribution logistics, infrastructure development and sales systems across India, along with developing marketing & sales strategies is par for the course, for him.

Sonali Gonsalves
Project Lead Online Sales

Sonali graduated from Mumbai University and completed her Masters in Commerce in 2012, while running her own baking business — out of home for 7 years, under the brand name – Sonali’s Cupcakes. During this period, she handled everything from marketing the business to securing corporate clients.

With a keen interest in food and startups, she then joined EGK Foods Pvt. Ltd. to use her experience in the food industry to help towards a larger cause – that of making a change in the onion processing industry.

Sudip Kumar Jha
Executive Director International Business Development

After graduating in Commerce from Burdwan Unversity, Sudip did his MBA in Marketing Management. An astute and result-oriented professional, he has an experience legacy of 25 years in strategy planning, marketing, infrastructure project management, general administration, contract management and CRM with profit accountability.

Presently, pursuing Ph.D in International Business Management, he has distinguished expertise in liaising with government machineries & Central Ministries for facilitating negotiations to obtain positive decisions on project execution activities.

Being a go-getter, he has always ventured into challenging domains, only to come out on top. His key result areas include supervising businesses in the trade and tourism sector as well as acting as a liaison and coordination manager for the power projects of M/s Niagra Power Corporation Limited.

Ashok Kacker

An M.Sc. (Physics), University of Allahabad (Topper of the 1972 batch), Ashok Kacker has more than 3 decades’ experience in the Government as an Indian Revenue Service (IRS) Officer. He has served as Chief Commissioner of Income Tax and held senior positions both in executive capacities and policy formulation roles.

Ashok has also served as Executive Director with the Securities Exchange Board of India (SEBI) and in various capacities in committees set up by SEBI. He is the Founder and Managing Partner of A.K. Advisors and Consultants — an Advisory Company in the area of financial services and a Group Advisor with the India Bulls Group of Companies.

Manjari Kacker

Having been a non-executive, non-independent Director at Reliance Communications Ltd. since September 16, 2014, Manjari Kacker has more than 38 years experience in Taxation, Finance, Administration, and Vigilance. She was Indian Revenue Service (IRS) batch of 1974 and held various assignments during her tenure in the tax department and was also a member of the Central Board of Direct Taxes.

Manjari Kacker has also served as Functional Director (Vigilance and Security) at Air India and has represented the country in international conferences.

She serves as a director at Life Insurance Corporation of India and holds a master’s degree in chemistry and diploma in business administration.

Jagdish Gothi

A second generation entrepreneur, Jagdish Gothi is a co-founder of India’s first all-women instant parcel delivery service, Hey Deedee® and has commendable experience with flagship businesses in Retail, Plywood, Infrastructure, and Construction, among others.

Jagdish has now forayed into the new-age business of funding startups and enhancing their value.

Revathi S. Roy

A serial entrepreneur, Revathi Roy is a Master of Arts (Economics) and has been working towards empowering under-privileged urban women since 2007, be it by pioneering Asia’s first all-women taxi service, Forsche or recently founding India’s first all-women instant parcel delivery service — Hey Deedee®.

With an aim to train 10,000 women this year and create the world’s largest real-time logistics platform, she wants to focus on last-mile deliveries and be the UBER of parcels.

Currently, she has about 3000+ girls under training and about 100+ on the road already, doing last-mile deliveries.

Revathi Roy has been felicitated by the Bombay Management Association, with the Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2007-08, apart from receiving numerous awards and media coverage for her unstinting passion and drive, towards empowering women.