About Agrocorp

OUR TEAM

OUR TEAM

Vijay Iyengar - Chairman & Managing Director

Vijay Iyengar, our Chairman & Managing Director, heads a team of traders, finance and operations specialists. Armed with a management style of being open, accessible and inclusive and more than 25 years of multinational experience in commodities trading, he has steered the company to be a leading mover of agri commodities.

He holds an engineering degree from the Indian Institute of Technology (Mumbai) and an MBA from the Cornell University. Vijay is currently the Vice President of the Global Pulses Confederation and was recently on the panel and made a presentation at the Pulses 2017: The Future of Food, conference in Canada.

  • Vice President - Global Pulse Confederation (Present)
  • Chairman - Singppore Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SICCI) (2008-2010)
  • Vice Chairman - Singapore Business Federation (2009-2010)
Ravi Raghavan - Director

Our Director, Ravi Raghavan is from the Marpro School of Commodities and holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Mumbai University and has over 25 years of experience in the commodities and logistics business.

He started off in Agrocorp by handling the animal feed business. Following which, he took over the shipping department and now the heads the global shipping and logistics team at Agrocorp.

Akila V Iyengar - Director, Human Resources and Administration

Akila Iyengar, heads the human resources and administration teams of Agrocorp. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Madras and also plays a major role in 2 other business entities.

She is a Director of Arte Compass Pte Ltd, a Singapore based arts & event management company and The Hindu Group of Companies, a respected 139 year old media house in India.

Deepak Agarwal - Chief Operations Officer

Deepak heads the cotton, cashew and sesame desks at Agrocorp. He possesses 17 years of rich origin and market experience in Africa and Asia in these commodities. Deepak started the Cotton and Cashew desks at Agrocorp in 2009 and 2011 respectively.

He has developed and trained teams along with implementing systems and processes. He also maintains and enhances Agrocorp’s market intelligence and liquidity for these commodities.

Jeremy Cheah - Chief Financial Officer

Jeremy Cheah joined Agrocorp as CFO in 2015. He has more than 15 years of experience in accounting, audit procedures and finance. He was previously the General Manager of Finance of China XLX Fertiliser Ltd, the largest coal-based urea producer in China. Jeremy listed China XLX on SGX mainboard in 2007 and dual listed the company in HKEX in 2009.

Sundar Ramakrishnan - Vice President, Trading

Sundar, the VP of our trading desk is currently heading the Rice and Pulses trade and operations in Agrocorp. He possesses 23 years of rich origin and market experience in Asia in these commodities, especially in Myanmar.

 

Krishna Prasad - General Manager, Finance

Our General Manager Finance, Krishna Prasad has been with Agrocorp for over 20 years and heads our trade finance team. Prior to joining Agrocorp in 1997, Prasad worked with Singer India Limited, the Indian arm of the US MNC in their Internal Audit Division.

Prasad has extensive experience in international commodity trade finance and manages relationships leading trade finance institutions in Singapore.

Vishal Vijay - Head of Business Development

As one of the directors of Agrocorp Processing Pte Ltd, Vishal manages new market entries as well as investments into the company which at present owns and operates 8 processing plants.

In addition, he heads the business development operations for the Agrocorp International Group, where he focuses on establishing new markets and commodity flows for the company as well as investments further up and down the value chain.

Krishna SNV - Risk Manager

As Agrocorp’s Risk Manager, Krishna leads the risk management activities at both head office and subsidiary levels.

He is a post graduate in agricultural economics and has been in the commodities industry for more than 15 years with experience spanning across commodity market analysis, trading & procurement and price risk management. His versatility stems from having performed at senior level in different industry contexts like FMCG, commodity trading and processing etc.

His exposure to IT systems by way of his involvement as the functional lead in a price risk quantification software project before joining Agrocorp has been invaluable in setting up risk management processes and their implementation at Agrocorp.

Evelyn Teo - Head of Operations

Evelyn has been with Agrocorp for more than 22 years and has worked her way up from an entry level position to now being the Head of Operations. She oversees the company’s Operations Team in Canada and plays a more active role with a hands on approach to her supervision of the teams in South Asia and South East Asia.