Ayekart, the integrated digital technology platform for the agriculture value chain, announced the appointments of Aditya Khanna as Chief Transformation Officer and Sachin Dubey as Group President – Strategic Initiatives.
Ayekart has built up a platform for digitally enabling the supply chain ecosystem of MSMEs, distributors, retailers, and farmers.
Speaking on his appointment, Aditya said “Ayekart has built a holistic ecosystem that is empowering small businesses and entrepreneurs across the agricultural value chain. It uses a technology platform that not only generates actionable insights but also seamlessly connects producers with aggregators, manufacturers, and retailers. Supported by cross-sectoral expertise, the firm continues to enable sustainable growth for its client base. I am glad to be a part of this journey that uses the trifecta of technology, finance, and services to create targeted solutions for each of our stakeholders, enabling greater sustainability, profitability, and growth.”
Aditya Khanna has over 20 years of experience in setting up, scaling businesses and advising CXOs across various industries (BFSI, Automotive, TTH, and Retail) on business transformation and driving profitable growth across India, the US, Africa, Asia, and other geographies. An alumnus of IIM Calcutta, Aditya has significant expertise in transforming businesses, recently establishing a practice for digital business transformation in India for Publicis Groupe and built cutting-edge digital experience and e-commerce platform solutions for its clients.
Reacting to his appointment, Sachin said “I am elated to take on this new role at India’s first integrated digital platform, that addresses the needs and challenges of the end-to-end food and agricultural value chain. Our key differentiator is that we enable and partner with all stakeholders, including FPOs, FPCs, small aggregators, millers, processors, retailers, and distributors for mutual benefit and sustainable growth. We intend to keep this at our core while strategically expanding our portfolio to introduce new business verticals focusing on each of these stakeholders in a holistic manner.”
Sachin Dubey, an alumnus of IIFM, comes with 22+ years of work experience in running social impact, skill building, and CSR initiatives for public and private entities. In a previous role, Sachin has helped develop strategy and implementation plans for the assessment of officials under Government of India’s ambitious “Mission Karmayogi”. He also worked with Pearson Plc, heading their International Qualifications and Vocational Training business in India
Speaking on the appointments, Debarshi Dutta, CEO & Co-founder, Ayekart stated, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. Sachin Gupta and Mr. Aditya Khanna as a part of our leadership team.
“Sachin has a consistent track record of business growth and P&L turnaround, and has experience working with a wide array of institutional partners, central and several state governments, and corporates. His expertise in designing strategic initiatives and building out the core of the business will be the backbone for Ayekart.
“Aditya’s extensive commercial experience in bridging the gap between business & technology and generating value through Digital Business Transformation, Business Strategy, and Experience design is an ideal fit for growing our service offerings. He has always been a keen business leader and it is an honor for us that he teamed up with Ayekart.
“We believe that both Aditya and Sachin will help us evaluate the prospects of new opportunities, champion key strategic initiatives, and achieve transformational change that will carry us through our next stage of growth as a company,” Dutta said.
The announcement follows Ayekart’s recent equity and debt funding of $5.5 million from Caspian and Siply.