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Mr. Sanjay Jain

Mr. Sanjay Jain, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and Director at CPIL, has over 25 years of experience in the food & agriculture business. Prior to CPIL, he was associated with Bunge India Pvt. Ltd., a leading agribusiness and food company. Mr. Jain has worked in leadership positions in several MNCs like ADM, Continental Grain and Toepfer.

Mr. Deepak Malik

Mr. Deepak Malik is the Managing Director of the private equity team in Proterra Investment Partners. He is currently a board member of the various companies of Proterra's private equity funds investments. Mr. Malik was also part of the private equity team in Black River, managing investments in food, food processing, supply chain and logistics.

Mr. Peter Michelsen

Mr. Peter Michelsen has played versatile roles in various levels in Cargill group from handling marketing to product lines and subsequently leading its International Orange Juice Business Division. He headed Cargill Flavour Systems for about 8 years and was active in Juice Beverage Blending and Compounding as well as providing flavours to the global Food & Beverage market.

He is also the Managing director with private equity group – One Equity Partners.

Satrajit Bhattacharya

Mr. Satrajit Bhattacharya has over 20 years of experience in investment management and related fields. The CEO of HDFC Investments, he is responsible for the equity investments and strategic initiatives including international investments made by HDFC.

He is also a director in OCM India Ltd., Kaizen Management Advisors, India Asset Recovery Management (Mauritius) and Softcell Technologies.


Ashish Agarwal is the Senior Director- Financial Planning & Analysis, India Region of PepsiCo India. He is a B. Com (Hons) from SRCC, Delhi University and Associate member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India.

He has been with PepsiCo for 16 years and has done a variety of roles in India and on a global level for PepsiCo.


“Mr. Saurabh Gupta is a Senior Vice President for Proterra Investment Partners with a focus on Proterra’s food production, value-added processing and distribution investments in India.

Prior to Proterra, Mr. Gupta served as a Vice President for Black River Asset Management, a division of Cargill, where he focused on food sector investments.

Mr. Gupta had earlier worked with ASK Property Investment Advisors, a real estate investment fund, where he actively assisted in raising $120mm & CarVal Investors, a division of Cargill, CarVal invested $200mm across six portfolio companies in the Indian real estate & hospitality sector.

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