The story of Organic Mandya is made up of one person’s inspiration and collective transformation. It is a farmer’s Journal to Organic Farming!
Madhu Chandan is the Founder & President of Organic Mandya and is the driving force and inspiration for the entire team. Prior to starting Organic Mandya, Madhu was a successful IT professional and served over 16 years in IT industry in various leadership roles. Madhu did his engineering from PES College of Engineering, Mandya and started his career in IT. He co-founded Verifaya Corporation, a well known IT Software Testing company and was the chief architect of their automation software testing product called ‘Verifaya On-Demand’ which is still actively used by many large companies.
After being in US for many years, in mid 2014, Madhu chose to move back to his native town Mandya as he could not tolerate the farmer’s plight and decided to do something rather than just being silent observer. Since then, he is tirelessly working in the Mandya district and is the backbone of many successful and innovative pro-farmer initiatives that the company is doing in this district. Madhu is also the President of Mandya Organic Farmers Co-Operative Society, which is the primary platform for the farmers to grow organically and also sell their produce to consumers.
Prasanna holds a Civil engineering degree from PES College of Engineering, Mandya and comes from a farming family. Since farming is also his passion, he has been practicing natural farming since over a decade now. He has been actively helping farmers in his region to be successful by following natural farming techniques and motivating them to give up Chemical Fertilizers and Pesticides.
Prasanna is an active social worker and has worked in rejuvenating multiple lakes in and around Mysore/Mandya districts and bringing in awareness on unscientific elephant trenches and forest conservation. Prasanna also served as Director of Karnataka State Vokkaligara Sangha and has served as Vice President of KIMS, Medical College & Hospital.
Prasanna is on the advisory panel of Organic Mandya team and is also responsible to mobilize farmers and convince them to give up chemical based farming and switch them to natural farming practices. He also helps in defining company strategy and policies.
Bhaskara holds an engineering degree from RVCE and has completed an executive management program from IIMB. He's a software engineer by profession, with a passion to do farming. Bhaskara practices natural farming in his farm land in Bidadi town during his free time.
Bhaskara joined hands with Madhu Chandan, his ex-colleague from IT industry, as both shared the same vision and passion. Bhaskara has been helping the team by defining. He is in the advisory panel of the company providing his guidance on Strategy, Sales, Finance & Operations and helping the company to run as a successful commercial entity with its core vision to help farmers to get better value for their produce.
Vinay Ramakrishna holds a master’s degree in engineering from R V college of Engineering, Bangalore and MBA from Cardiff Metropolitan University, UK. Vinay is an educationist by passion and runs an educational institution in Maddur taluk, Mandya district having 1300+ students studying in that institution.
Vinay is also a native of Mandya district and also comes from farming background. He practices natural farming in his large farm land in Maddur taluk, Mandya. Since he shares similar interests as that of the team, he got associated with the team during its early inception days.
Viinay is on the advisory panel of the company and helps the team in marketing and execution of socially responsible projects in and around Mandya district.
Yogeetha holds masters degree in Environment Science and Engineering from PES College of Engineering, Mandya. Yogeetha handles the complete procurement process for the company and works hard to ensure that our farmers get the best price for their produce.
Prior to joining Organic Mandya, she worked as an environmental engineer at Directorate of Municipal Administration, Govt. of Karnataka, and also served as Assistant Professor in PES College of Engineering, Mandya.
Yogeetha basically belongs to a farmer’s family and wanted to be associated for a noble cause that has direct connection to agriculture. Hence, she gave up her teaching job and joined the Organic Mandya team in a role that perfectly matched to what she wanted to do, that is, help farmers to get the best price for their produce and help consumers to get quality products at a reasonable price.
Prasad H.C holds an MBA from TASMAC, Pune with an extensive experience in the retail sector. He has an overall experience of 20+ years working with companies like Cafe Coffee Day, Metro Cash & Carry and Future Group (Food Hall & Food Bazaar).
Farming was his first passion as he hails from a farming background from Thirthahalli, Malnad region of Karnataka. He practices farming during his free time and wants to convert his farm in his native fully organic. It is this passion & zeal which has made him to join the hands with the likeminded people of Organic Mandya.
Prasad helps the team in expanding the business by setting up new stores & managing the store operations and running them efficiently. His vision is to give the healthy living for customers & better value to farmers for their produce.