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Amol Nirban
Business Development Manager , Inspection and certification company for organic agriculture and fair trade
Aurangabad, Maharashtra
Business Development Manager in an organic certification company with more over 5 years experience of organic and fair trade inspections, certification & communication and business development activities. Willing to work on development projects promoting organic farming, fair trade and market linkages for the organic and fair trade products. Looking for the employement opportunity in Maharashtra.
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Area of Expertise:
  • Agriculture, Livelihoods, Microfinance, Rural, Urban
Professional Experience:
January 2007 to July 2007 - Served as assistant professor in an private agri business management college.

Since July 2007 till date - Have worked in an international organic certification company for past five years at various positions. Have been active in organic and fair trade inspections till date with few inspections in the neighbouring south asian country of Nepal. Served also as certification officer for one year. Since past three years, actively managing communication and business development activities for the organisation, promoting organic farming, processing, trading and input certification services among prospective players. Managing the team of 8 officers.

Business development activities include content management and development of communication material and media viz. press releases, social media management, documentaries, writing business proposals.

Have conducted trainings and acted as resource persons for prospects, cleints' staff, inhouse trainings for juniors, subordinates.

B.Sc. (Agri) from Konkan Krishi Vidyapeeth, Dapoli, Maharashtra

M.Sc. (Agri)from Dr B.S.K.K.V., Dapoli, Maharashtra with speciallisation in Extension Education.

Ph.D. (Agri) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad, Karnataka with specialisation in Agricultural Extnsion Education

Research area: During M.Sc. as well as Ph.D. have worked in Konkan region of Maharashtra for documentation and validation of indigenous technical knowledge of farmers and livestock producers/healers.
Affiliations and Achievements:
Completed a 5 days training program organized by APEDA, GROLINK & IOIA for organic inspectors at New Delhi (2008)
Completed the certification officers’ trainings at Ecocert’s head office in France twice i.e. in October 2008 and October 2009.
Completed a 5 days IRCA certified ‘Lead auditor training program organized by FICCI (Federation of Indian Chamber of Commerce and Industry) at New Delhi (2008)

Was invited for paper presentation in an EU funded international three year case study on Geofairtrade project at Brussels on 5th November 2010.

Available for:
  • Job opportunities

    Years of Experience:
    10-15 years
    Highest Qualification:
    Marathi, English, Hindi, Kannada, Rajasthani
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