Mr. Sanjay Sethi was recognised for his noteworthy contributions to improve the agribusiness and food security situation in African countries and he won the prestigious “The Africa Food Prize 2013 Award” at Kampala, Uganda. He was also felicitated on behalf of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, The Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. He was also felicitated as per the traditions of Tivland in Nigeria by the then Minister of Commerce and Industry – Governor Samuel Ortom.
Mr. Sanjay Sethi led Africa and Asia focused teams on agribusiness investment, developing and managing large commercial farms, agri infrastructure and agri business companies. Mr. Sethi undertook many infrastructure projects like setting up India’s first Mega Food Park for Patanjali Ayurved and India’s first Free Trade Warehousing Zone. Mr. Sethi lives in Dubai and has held senior leadership positions in various reputed international companies in India, Africa and Middle East. He started his career in 1991 from National Dairy Development Borard, and also worked for Hindistan Unilever, Sputnik Overseas, Premium Farm Fresh Produce, Tachnopak Advisors, Arshiya Internattional, Jain Irrigation, ETG and recently as Managing Director of Signature Agri Ventures Ltd. He is a Graduation in Agriculture and MBA from Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA).
Mr. Sethi’s publications ‘Land of Opportunities - The Food Industry in India’ and ‘Building Exponential Growth in India’s Agricultural Exports’ have been widely referred by decision makers in government and private sector world over. Mr. Sethi has a distinguished track record as a Strategist, Entrepreneur, Business Leader, Change Agent and a Thought Leader. He was invited to speak at business forums all over the world on the topics of food security, investment opportunities in Agriculture and building Africa’s Agribusiness. He has been a Founding Representative from his company to G8‘s “New Alliance for Food Security and Nutrition” and World Economic Forum’s “Grow Africa” initiative which transformed the investment climate in African Agriculture.