Dr. S K Malhotra presently working as Agriculture Commissioner in the Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare has over 30 years’ experience as Scientist & techno-administrator in National Agriculture Research System.
Dr. Malhotra is currently providing leadership in agriculture policy planning, program development and administration of Mission Programmes such as National Food Security Mission. He is a widely travelled and represented India in more than 24 international programmes.
Mr. Sunil Kumar Singh is Additional Managing Director of NAFED, an autonomous National Cooperative Marketing Federation under the Ministry of Agriculture and Farmers’ Welfare, Govt. of India, responsible for the procurement of Pulses and Oilseeds at Minimum Support Price as well the Management of National Buffer Stock of Pulses under Department of Consumer Affairs, Govt. of India.
With more than 20 years of extensive experience of commodity market, particularly Pulses, he is actively associated in formulation of Govt. of India’s Schemes in procurement, storage and distribution of Pulses. His initiatives conceptualized the maiden creation of buffer stocking of Pulses and distribution of Pulses at affordable prices in the Welfare Schemes of Govt. of India as well State Governments for the benefit of targeted consumers, including their Nutritional requirements.
Anurag is at the helm of affairs at Esarco Exim Pvt Ltd, a family owned enterprise, involved in international broking of bulk commodities viz., grains, pulses, oilseeds, and sugar. Pulses are his forte. Esarco is a fifth-generation broking outfit rendering services to multinational and transnational companies across the globe and selling their merchandise to reputable importers in India.
Anurag is Regional Vice President of Global Pulses Confederation (GPC), the premier global body regulating trade of pulses and is also on the Board of India Pulses & Grains Association (IPGA), the premier Indian body regulating trade of grains and pulses. Anurag serves as the Chairman of the Pulses Committee at Grains & Feed Trade Association (GAFTA), London and is also a Director on board of GAFTA.
Rakesh Kemka is the Managing Director of Uma Exports Ltd in India established in 1988. Uma Exports Ltd is a Govt. Recognised Export House and are into exports of Rice, Wheat, Sugar & Spices and Importing mainly Pulses.
Rakesh Kemka has 20 years of experience in International trading business. The company has grown strength to strength under his management, with his vision, focus, dedication and hard work and has also built a reputation in the international market.
Peter Wilson is Managing Director of Wilson International Trade a business focused on providing superior services to Global Agribusiness. Peter has held Board, C-Suite and senior trading positions for listed and private International Trading and Logistics companies in Australia and Canada.
Peter is Immediate Past Chair and Board Member of Pulse Australia Limited, which is charged with developing the Australian Pulse Industry by improving market access and improving supply chain efficiency. He is also sits on the Global Pulse Confederation’s Executive Committee.
Peter is a Board Member of Regional Development Australia (Darling Downs and South West) which is responsible for determining strategy for an the region regarding development, sustainability and resilience.
Peter holds a Post-Graduate qualification in Agribusiness from Monash University and has lectured in agribusiness and risk management subjects at the University of Queensland.
Peter maintains a keen interest in a family farming business on the Darling Downs in southern Queensland. He is married to Sonja and has 3 children.
Rav Kapoor is the Chief Executive Officer and Founder at ETG Commodities Inc., one of North America’s largest Specialty Crops exporters. He has been working in c-level roles in the sector for over 20 years and has unparalleled experience in commodity export negotiations, change management, and stakeholder relations. Having spent the last 14 years in commodity trading for pulses and specialty crops, ETG Commodities has grown to become an indispensable partner to producers and the Canadian agri-business industry. Prior to ETG, Rav held leadership roles at BroadGrain Commodities and Eximcan. Rav has served on several boards over the years, including the Canadian Special Crops Association from 2012-2018 and as a member of Export Trade Group’s Pulses Vertical Executive Committee since 2015. As CEO, one of Rav’s key priorities is to further strengthen the company as a catalyst of change for Canadian food agriculture by connecting producers and agribusinesses to local, national and global markets.Rav holds a postgraduate degree in International Business from the University of Guelph-Humber.