Joined Mar 1 2016
63 years old
Akola India and Houston USA
Prolific senior level leadership experience with world-class universities, governmental grant funding & R & D agencies, NGOs, & agribusiness industry.
Implementing sustainable crop production strategies, providing visionary leadership to academic, research, extension outreach efforts guiding 543 scientists, 1320 technicians and 3560 students, generating remunerative solutions to crop production and protection needs of over 300,00 clients, effectively overcoming problems of dryland and small and marginal farming.
Leadership of appraisal missions, evaluation of funded projects; Negotiation skills for implementation of protocols influencing global prospects.
Faculty trainer - technology adoption, analysis and representation of developing country views, emergent institutional and academic perspectives on production, policy risk issues, and prospect evaluation for institutional, environmentally and geopolitically sensitive programs, benefitting US, India, Afghanistan, Egypt, Lebanon, Niger, Vietnam, Nigeria, Kenya, Uganda, Mali, Uzbekistan, Ukraine & Russia;
Academic networking and collaborations promoting higher education advancing frontiers of STEM; Career counseling and placement advise, high-visibility recruitment events. Established linkages with FAO-World Agroforestry Center, Cornell, & Texas Tech, and US India Educational Foundation.
Member, Maharashtra GM Cultivar Release Committee;
Councilor, Association of Indian Universities (AIU www.aiuweb.org).
Consultant, FAO-UN panel on “e-learning curriculum on Agricultural Risk Assessment and Management,” to FAO-IFAD Rome;
Recognitions in Biotechnology, Biodiversity & National Resource Conservation, Biosafety and transnational sharing of natural resources; & e-learning
Honorary Colonel Commandant, National Cadet Corps, Ministry of Defense, Govt. of India.
Member, National Language Service Corps (Arlington, VA).
Volunteer Faculty www.iofc.org
Live Interview: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u3ctXgtEYX4