PURNIMA KHANDELWAL
Founder & CEO, INI Farms

Purnima co-founded INI Farms in 2009 and is the first woman CEO of one of the largest fresh fruit company from India. Purnima has built InI Farms into a global enterprise operating in 35 countries and 8 Indian states. With direct farm to fork model, INI Farms works with over 5000 farmers and links them directly to world's largest retailers.

Purnima is the driving force behind creating India's first "safe food" brand Kimaye leading the entire gamut of brand building initiatives from consumer insights to packaging innovations to distribution. Her strength in building long lasting relationships has helped InI achieve leadership in exports as well as domestic market.

Purnima's experience spans over 20 years including 17 years as an entrepreneur. As a cofounder of INI Consulting (started in 2003) she has advised large private sector companies in agriculture, heavy engineering, electronics, infrastructure, chemicals and also Government organizations like Indian Railways, Confederation of Indian Industry and Department of Scientific and Industrial Research.

Purnima has been widely recognized for bringing gender and social equality in agriculture. She was the first women ever to be on the cover of Asia Fruit magazine. Purnima holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from St. Xaviers College Calcutta and an MBA from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal.