Director General, Federation of Seed Industry of India

Ram Kaundinya is an expert in the field of agricultural input business. He is a graduate in agriculture and a management graduate with specialization in agriculture from IIM Ahmedabad. He has more than 40 years experience between agrochemical industry and seed industry, his last assignment being the Global CEO of Advanta Seeds. Travelled extensively in India and in the world to work with farmers and promote the use of science and technology to improve agriculture. He is currently Director General of Federation of Seed Industry of India. He was a member of a committee formed by the Principal Scientific Advisor to Govt of India under the Chairmanship of Dr Raj Paroda which submitted a 'Report on Policies and Action Plan for a Secure and Sustainable Agriculture' in August 2019. He co- authored a book titled "Agri Input Marketing in India" with Prof Venugopal of XLRI, Jamshedpur. He is a Co-founder of ThinkAg, a platform for promotion of innovation and entrepreneurship in food and agriculture. He is the Co-chair of the Hyderabad chapter of a philanthropic organization called Social Venture Partners.