The flagship company of the Group, Bahuvida Limited, is managed under the leadership of the Board of Directors. The directors as a group provide core competencies such as business development, managerial experience, deep industry knowledge, accounting, finance, strategic planning and taxation.
The Board follows a collective leadership model, wherein the department heads are empowered to use their specific commodity experience not just to take charge of day to day affairs relating to the various physical trades, but also encouraged to participate in the planning and execution of long-term objectives of the company. The top management team, headed by the Managing Director, is responsible to achieve the financial objectives set forth by the Board of Directors towards our stakeholders, but also is directly or indirectly accountable for fulfilling the socioeconomic obligations to the farming community that form part of our various businesses.
Mr. Balakrishnamraju.M, aged about 37 years, a first generation entrepreneur, is the Founder and Managing Director of Bahuvida Limited and its subsidiary companies. He is a Graduate in Political Science and Government from Osmania University, Hyderabad. Mr. Raju is overall in-charge of management and actively involved in the day-to-day operations and key decisions making process. He has been part of the Agri and Food Processing Committee (FTCCI) 2018-19 and also closely associated with FIEO. He is an accomplished professional with rich and cross-functional experience in business development across domestic markets. He possesses an innate ability for identifying investment prospects and out of the box thinking. His unparalleled networking and public relations management skills have ensured that Bahuvida interactions with customers and various parts of the Govt. are fruitful and productive. He has been responsible for company’s long-term strategies and global growth.
A calculated risk taker with deep industry knowledge; over the 15+ years of extensive business experience, competent leadership and industry network have transformed the company from a small entity into a public limited company within short span of its inception. He has been instrumental in establishing Bahuvida as a professional Agribusiness company specializing in post harvest services. He is a visionary with an uncompromising spirit and an eye for detail. His capabilities have drawn the best of professionals from different fields that bring together their rich knowledge and expertise to the common platform. Under his able leadership, the company has been growing consistently and enjoys a good reputation in the domestic and foreign markets.
His vision is to make Bahuvida Limited a multi-vertical diversified world-class Agribusiness enterprise by implementing robust supply-chain mechanism.
Mr. Mahesh Babu.K, aged about 33 years, is the Executive Director of the company. He is a Graduate in B.Tech from Andhra University, Visakhapatnam. He is one of the driving forces of the company. He has vast, rich and varied experience in the field of procurement and trading of agricultural commodities.
Earlier, Mr. Mahesh worked with some of the Indian agribusiness and shipping companies who have vast geographical presence across the continents and gained rich knowledge in the respective domains. He has expertise in functioning of physical markets of several agri commodities. He has over the years developed his core area of expertise in multi-commodity exports. His extensive knowledge of the industry is an added advantage to Bahuvida. He has foreseen the importance of forging alliances with established leaders with critical capabilities and successfully built partnerships which helped Bahuvida foray into various business verticals and in executing critical consignments. As a young leader with management principles he is instrumental in strengthening the existing alliances and forging new alliances in tapping core competencies to enable Bahuvida's foray into new agribusiness areas. He drives the business development, collateral management, planning, scheduling, procurements, warehousing, deliveries and other day-to-day operations. He is also instrumental in driving the company's business strategy, fiscal planning, forex, marketing and human resource initiatives. He is overall responsible for successfully execution of the business consignments.
Mr. Venkata Rajesh.T, aged about 43 years, is one of the Directors of the company. He completed his MBA in Finance and Marketing from Osmania University, Hyderabad. As a Director (Finance), Mr. Rajesh brings more than one and half decade experience in corporate accounting, finance, taxation, capital structuring, mergers and acquisitions.
Earlier, Mr. Rajesh holds directorship in a registered chit-fund company since 1998 to 2015 and he has closely worked with a bullion trade and stocks firm for a period of 5 years. Post that, he is working as an execution partner and chief finance controller of one of the reputed construction company in Hyderabad. His expertise in the areas of finance and cross country banking is an added advantage to the company. He is responsible for day-to-day banking and financial operations. He has widespread experience in spearheading the financial reporting and risk management.
Mr. Chandrasekhar.V, aged about 55 years, is the Vice President (BD & Corp. Affairs) of the company. He completed his Post Graduation in Manufacturing Process and Automation Engineering from University of Delhi. He brings to the Management over 3 decades of entrepreneurial experience that contributes immensely towards building Bahuvida's strategies, operations and advisory inputs to senior executives of the Management. Mr. Chandrasekhar has expertise in domestic and overseas merchant trade markets. At Bahuvida Limited, he has been instrumental in multiplying revenues by expanding business and also has played a key role in the company's business development strategies. Prior to joining Bahuvida, he handled the portfolios of engineering exports, turnkey projects, domestic trade, energy conservation projects, smart-cities, electricals and long term supply/export contracts. He has strong fundamentals in managerial capabilities. He was previously serving as Executive Director of Epic Energy Limited for a period of 7 years; he played a vital role in IPO of Epic which was listed in Bombay Stock Exchange in his tenure. He is also associated with FTCCI, CII, and ASSOCHAM since last 15 years and played a key role in many policy making decisions.