Stephen Vaux -Agriculture And Plantation
A graduate of Reading University, Steve has more than 34 years experience in the identification of, planning, development and operational management of large integrated agricultural businesses in the food, biofuel and biomass sectors.He has worked in a wide variety of senior operational and commercial roles involving businesses in Papua New Guinea, Uganda, Tanzania, Kenya, South Africa, Namibia, Madagascar, Congo (Brazzaville); Nigeria, Solomon Is, Sri Lanka, Swaziland, Malaysia and the UK.
Particular highlights include having responsibility for the planning and implementation of the agricultural component of a US$52 million project to rehabilitate a 6,000 ha abandoned sugar estate and factory complex in Uganda, and achieving a dramatic 30% increase in crop yields at a struggling sugar estate in Papua New Guinea.He has also served as an Environment officer for the Environment Agency and has extensive experience in the direction of research, development and registration of agricultural chemicals
Mr. Vivek has been involved in a number of energy projects and has been a consultant in the energy space. He has undertaken assignment with Duncan Macneill Group, wherein, he helped the company with financial and investment opportunity evaluation for monetization of Petrochemical/Alternative Energy SEZ. Vivek was the head for the renewable energy business for the RPG Group in India. Vivek serves as a partner at Zareen Group LLC, a New York based Financial and Business Consultancy Group.
Mr. Vivek Garg is an MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB), Hyderabad, with specialization in Strategic Marketing & Analytical Finance. Further, he is an Electronics & Communication Engineer from Delhi College of Engineering, University of Delhi. He is closely associated with the Wadhwani Centre of Entrepreneurship Development (WCED) at ISB.
Diego has worked in the lumber purchasing business from managed forests in Brazil, Venezuela, Bolivia, Uruguay, Argentina Chile and Guyana. He served as Vice President of a solid wood flooring company which managed a 145,000 hectare regulated forest concession. Diego also worked as export manager for a Brazilian company which managed a 10,000 hectare forest of FSC certified Eucalyptus Grandis . His strengths lie in the shipping and management of the export of wood from all over the world.
Dr. T.S. Regimon, a Medical Graduate from the M.G.University Kerala, has served as Assistant Surgeon in the Department of Health Services of Government of Kerala, India. He has 13 years experience in Primary Health Care and has during his service with Government of Kerala established Rural Health Missions and developed Public Outreach Programmes.
Errol holds a Chemical Engineering degree from the University of Cape Town and has a total of 20 years experience in chemical engineering, chemical processing, manufacturing, and business management. He worked for 7 years as a Senior Process Engineer at the SASOL Synthetic Fuels Complex in South Africa, where he provided technical and project-management support to the CH4 Reforming Syngas plant, and other-gas processing plants – CO2 Removal; Cryogenic Hydrocarbon Distillation and H2 Purification. At SASOL he also gained experience in plant commissioning, plant de-bottlenecking studies, process simulation and the optimization of energy flows using PINCH technology.
In the latter third of his career, Errol worked as a General Manger for a large high-tech defence company in South Africa where he managed several businesses from international marketing and sales, to production, logistics, new product development, finance and human resources. As a GM, he honed his strategic management skills and his ability to “turn around” struggling businesses. His deep knowledge of LEAN, Six-Sigma and TOC has repeatedly enabled him to achieve excellent business performance.