CEO-Sahyadri Agro Retails Ltd. (Brand - Sahyadri Farms)
Shitij comes from a traditional business family background from Madhya Pradesh wherein his family has been dealing into Grains,Pulses & other non perishable Agri produce for over 50 years.
After completing his Post-graduation in Marketing & Finance in year 2000, Shitij worked with Corporate like Nestle, HDFC & Citibank N.A. (AVP-Branch Banking) for over 13 years. He left Citi in 2013 to follow his passion in Agri Industry by starting a robust Agri-Input distribution business from Maharashtra.
Shitij along with co-founders of Sahyadri Agro Retails Ltd (SARL) designed the initial roadmap & strategy for Retail business of Sahyadri Farms for meeting the Rural & Urban consumer need. SARL acts as a bridge between Rural & urban communities by way of providing quality value added products at affordable price.
SARL is company promoted by India’s Largest Farmers Cooperative – “Sahyadri Farmers Producer Company Limited(SFPCL)” working with 10,000 plus marginal farmers from Nashik, Maharashtra. Company is working with a Vision to make farming profitable & sustainable for small & marginal farmers. To provide safe, healthy & affordable Farm produce & value added products to consumer.
SARL opened its first “Agri Input – Farmers Mall” last year to give one stop solution to Farmers & to reduce the overall farm cost. Company is now setting up over 1,00,000 sq ft of Farmers Facility Center at Mohadi for meeting the complete Agri & Non-Agri requirement for the farming community.
For the Urban customer, we started our first “Direct from Farmer- F&V store” at Kharghar,Navi-Mumbai & planning to open multiple stores at Mumbai, Pune & Nashik in first phase. Company is also actively participating in various “Farmers Market” initiative and supplies of F&V to Modern Trade & housing societies.