Connecting smallholder agricultural systems to de-centralised and centralised processing and manufacturing is both a skill and a passion for Pradeepto. As Principal of a diverse group of agricultural verticals, including one of India’s largest multi-line coconut processing plants, Pradeepto is a well-known and enthusiastic advocate for the economic potential of the coconut sector. Pradeepto supports CKC from his broad commercial and financial experience portfolio, having held various senior financial and private banking roles at global financial institutions. He is currently focussed within investing and mentoring operational cross border agri-business turnarounds and capital raising for coconut-based innovation.
A Singapore national, metallurgical and material science engineer from Government College of Engineering, Pune, holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree from University of Pune in 2000, an Honours Diploma in Network Centered Computing from the National Institute of Information Technology, and a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from University of Wales, Cardiff.