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ini farm board member


The board at INI plays the role of mentors to the management team in its growth journey. They not only provide advice, oversee policy, ensure corporate governance but also assist the leadership in translating the vision and mission into reality.


Chairman & Managing Director

Pankaj co-founded InI Farms in 2009. He started his entrepreneurial journey in 2003 with InI Consulting focused on Agriculture, Technology management and entrepreneurship development, Infrastructure and India Entry.

Prior to this, he worked as a consultant with McKinsey & Co and as a software developer with Verifone. His consulting experience spans over 13 years having advised companies in media, pharmaceutical, oil and gas, agriculture, logistics, supply chain, light engineering and chemicals.

Pankaj holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur and is a Gold Medalist from Indian Institute of Management Calcutta.


Chief Executive Officer

Purnima is the co-founder of InI Farms and InI Consulting. Her experience spans over 10 years having 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.

Prior to InI, she headed the Western Region for Rawatsons Engineers Pvt Ltd focusing on business development and project management.

Purnima holds a Bachelors degree in Economics from St. Xaviers College Calcutta and an MBA from T A Pai Management Institute, Manipal.



Sudhir is the Managing Director of Suntera Energy, an oil and gas company with a focus on operated exploration and development assets in Nigeria / Africa. Sudhir is also the Director of Energy Investments for SUN Group (, a privately held principal investor and private equity fund manager operating in selected emerging markets. Previously, Sudhir worked as a management consultant for McKinsey & Company.

Sudhir holds a Bachelors degree in Computer Science from the Delhi Institute of Technology, University of Delhi and is a Post Graduate from the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad.



Arun Diaz is an entrepreneur in the healthcare sector and is also involved in Venture Capital. Arun has been part of the founding team at Aavishkaar and devotes significant time to providing support to both the investment team and Aavishkaar’s portfolio companies.

Arun has completed a distinguished career with Standard Chartered Bank spanning 28 years in various positions including international locations. He also led the Reuters Consulting division in South Asia.

Arun holds a degree in Mathematics from University of Madras and an MBA from Xavier Institute of Labour Management (XLRI), Jamshedpur.



Chetan Juthani in his current capacity at Unilazer Ventures provides financial direction, oversight and control for Unilazer and Group companies and strategic leadership for the finance function. He has over fifteen years of experience in several line and corporate roles in varied business environments - manufacturing, service and media industry.

He earlier worked in the capacity of VP Finance of UTV Group and as Head Treasury of Walt Disney India where he played a key role and had been a significant contributor to the Finance and Treasury function for multiple corporate functions including Controller, Debt / Treasury, Planning and Accounts.

Chetan is a Chartered Accountant and a Company Secretary by qualification.



Kartik is a Co-Founder and the Managing Partner of Aspada Investment Advisors and also acts as the fund advisor for the SONG Fund through Aspada Capital Advisors. Prior, he was with Lightspeed Venture Partners, a global venture capital firm with over $2 billion under management, where he was a founding member of the India office. Earlier, Kartik was a management consultant with McKinsey and Company. He is a graduate of the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), Madras.