Our Core Team

Meet Our Core Team

VP Sharma
VP Sharma

VP Sharma (Co-founder and CEO) is a Technology professional with over 32 years of global experience in Telecommunications and

Networking. He served in Indian Army for 16 years before transitioning to corporate world in 2001. He is experienced in organisational and business transformation having setup, managed and transformed global service delivery organisations for companies like Airtel, Ericsson, Nokia and Cisco. He also volunteers with Sri Aurobindo Society (www.aurosociety.org), a global not-for-profit NGO based out of Pondicherry.
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R. Ravikularaman
R. Ravikularaman

Ravikularaman is a development sector professional with over twenty years of work experience. With a post graduation degree in

Law, he started his career with a grass root level NGO and then moved on to work with International NGOs. His experience in the social sector gave him the opportunity to take up a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) project for a major renewable energy company. Ravi has worked both in the not-for profit and for-profit domains. He is interested in relationship building and networking. Ravikularaman is also passionate about sustainable farming. His mission is to bring back the glory of agriculture by empowering rural farmers with Gramonnati. His areas of competency are livelihoods, social auditing and institution building.
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Raja Ganesh. M
Raja Ganesh. M

Raja Ganesh. M is a social sector professional with experience in Non-Governmental, Governmental, CSR and Corporate sectors

He specialises in designing and organizing capacity building programmes for different target groups. As a permaculture designer cum practitioner and an experimental learner of alternative farming practices, he is developing small-scale Community Supported Agriculture models for the rural community to support marginal and women farmers. Having roots in farming, he has been a professional on the way to becoming a farmer. Currently, he is working as a Programme Coordinator and Consultant for Sustainable Agricultural projects of Sustainable Livelihood Institute at Auroville. Raja has been actively pursuing learning various schools of natural farming and combining them towards developing unique and sustainable agriculture training programmes.
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Parthasharathi Chandran
Parthasharathi Chandran

Post graduate in Development Administration, from Gandhigram Rural University, he has more than fifteen years of experience in

rural livelihood programmes for community based institutions and organizations. He has brought his experience in rural empowerment, natural resource management and Sustainable Agriculture. In his career he worked as a Technical Manager and Chief executive officer of the Poompuhar Cauvery Delta Farmer federation and farmer Producer Company Ltd (PCDFPCL) where he was responsible for designing and executing the participatory technology developed for the cauery delta tail end farming practice, paddy seed production and rice value chain. As a Project manager of SEDAB (Sustainable Enterprise Development for the Auroville Bioregion) he designed and developed community based enterprises based programmes at SLI. He also facilitates the trouble shooting programme on community enterprises, sustainable agriculture basics and advanced that happens each month.
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Manikandan
Manikandan

Manikandan has a degree in M.SC, Agricultural Extension from Krishi Vigyan Kendra at Tirunelvely district and more than 6

years of experience in the agricultural sector. He has helped form 11 Farmer Producer Companies in three districts and worked closely with them. Manikandan has also conducted many trainings in organic farming for farmers and his expertise are in oyster mushroom training and production.
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