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Deepayan Mohanty

Mr Mohanty has a diverse industry experience in excess of 22 years spanning from commodity trading and commodity finance, financial markets and value investments. Major part of his experience focuses on commodities and trade & structured finance. As a core member of the India leadership team, Mr Mohanty helped Cargill achieve multifold growth in India reaching gross revenue in excess of USD 2.00 billion.

In addition to his strategic role, Mr Mohanty oversees Hemera’s Agricultural and Steel trading business. He also provides overall directions to groups’ derivatives and currency trading operations.

Prior to Cargill, he worked for the Tata Group in India in International trading of ferrous materials for 5 years. Mr. Mohanty is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur and holds a MBA from Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore.
Alok Sinha

Mr. Sinha spearheads the food and agricultural product strategy for Hemera group. With a diverse industry experience spanning more than 30 years, He has held an array of professional posts, primarily in the public sector. Prior to joining Hemera’s board, Mr. Sinha was the Chairman and Managing Director of Food Corporation of India until 2009.

Mr. Sinha is highly regarded by the Indian media and business world alike in the area of food and agriculture. He is a regular columnist for Financial Express, Business Standard, The HINDU Seminar, Economic & Political Weekly, and Governance NOW. He has participated as a speaker on TV channels like NDTV, NDTV Profit and Headlines Today.

Mr. Sinha has also taken consulting assignments with UNDP and the World Bank. Mr. Sinha is 1973 batch IAS officer and is a graduate and post graduate from St.Stephens College, New Delhi.

Syed Raza Hasnain

Mr. Raza Hasnain has a BA and MA from St Stephen’s College Delhi. He has a MBA from Oxford University. After serving in the Indian Administrative Service (I.A.S) for 7 years he resigned to work for Cargill Inc USA, the global agri-business company, around the world in various locations and jobs for 28 years. His work interests are building food, agriculture and energy related businesses and turning around distressed assets. He enjoys reading, world music and travel to relatively unknown destinations. Google devotee. Married and living in Singapore from where he leads Hemera’s business in Asian countries.

Timm Raatz

Timm Raatz, Hemera Group representative for EU. Out of 28 years in banking Timm serves for the last 20 years in the field of international business. He was Head and Senior Sales of Global Trade Finance as well as Head of Financial Institutions, Transaction Banking within HSH Nordbank AG, Hamburg, Germany. Before joining HSH Nordbank as department head he took various senior positions in regional German banks and last in ABN AMRO Bank, Frankfurt/Amsterdam as Director Trade and Working Capital Management.
Frank Zhang

Frank Zhang, General Manager for Hemera group for global trade based out of Singapore, he has over 10 years of experience and is working in the United States, Southeast Asia and China . He has extensive experience in commodity trading, supply-chain management and infrastructure development. He pursued his MBA from Cox School of Business, SMU, in the United States.

Vikram Kumar Agarwal

Mr. Agarwal comes with over 20 years of experience as a Chartered Accountant and is an all India rank holder. He has worked in reputed Private Equity funds, consulting organizations like Ernst & Young and SR Batliboi & Co and has been CFO of reputed organizations in India.

In addition to his strategic role, Mr. Agarwal brings in fresh outlook and expertise in finance operations & execution of trades for Hemera

Mr. Agarwal ‘s other academic accomplishments include - Certified Information Systems Auditor (CISA) from ISACA, USA, Diploma in Information Systems audit (DISA) from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India ( ICAI), Certified Management Accountant (CMA) from ICMA, Australia, Member of The Institute of Internal Auditors, USA and a Certified Business valuer from ICAI, India.

Sharat Chandra Bhasin

Captain Sharat Bhasin comes with 23 years of experience in the shipping and chartering industry. He has diverse industry experience in shipping which covers Container Vessels, Bulk Vessels, Break–bulk Vessels, Ro- Ro Vessels and Reefer Vessels. He has sailed to more than 80 countries worldwide and is highly respected in the industry as very a dependable sailor. He has subsequently managed a branded product distribution business in India for a producer in Sweden as their channel partners. Captain Sharat is a qualified Merchant Navy and holds a Master Class I certificate of Competency from Australia . In addition to his role of overseeing global shipping and chartering alignments for the Hemera group, he plays a very strategic role for origination of business and is one of the key members of the Hemera think tank.

Divya Dhawan

Ms. Dhawan is an experienced private banker and trade finance professional. Ms Dhawan manages investor relationships for Hemera in addition to her primary role of business development in India. Prior to joining Hemera, Ms Dhawan worked for Deutsche bank and Kotak Mahindra Bank. She is a graduate in Economics (Hons.) from Delhi University, with post graduate studies in Financial Planning.
Rajiv Mathur

Rajiv Mathur is a seasoned professional with more than 28 years of work experience in Business Management & Security Operations, Integrated ManTech Solutions, Loss Prevention, and Emergency Response. He has held senior positions and managed large businesses in varied organizations in the field of - Manned Guarding Services, Security Technology, Infrastructure Development, Electronics Manufacturing and Emergency Response Services. Currently, on-board of a few organisations, helping them streamline and grow businesses. With a wide-ranging of international exposure, he has brought latest, state of the art technologies, and even international companies into India. Instrumented many associations, partnerships and JVs between foreign and Indian companies. He is associated with bodies like ASIS, FICCI, CII, APSA, ASSOCHAM. He is a Fellow Member and the Past President of IISSM and a founding member of SPGI. Recently, been appointed as Regional Advisor - Asia at The Outstanding Security Performance Awards.
Ashok Roy

Mr Roy serves on the Hemera board and advises Hemera in the area of capital markets and investment banking advisory. As Managing Partner of JED Limited (an associate company of Hemera), Mr Roy has invested and raised capital worth USD 1 Billion for corporations as well as investment funds. During his two decades of experience, Mr. Roy co-founded India Star Funds and invested in undervalued public listed companies in India. Prior to his investment career, he was senior vice president at Intelligroup, a USD 180 million revenue software integrator. Ashok is a graduate from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and holds a MBA from Wharton School of Business.
In Kyu Irwin D Chung

Mr. Chung has over 22 years of experience in commodity & structured finance with major international banks and trade & structured finance groups including Cargill FMG, ADM, Enron, GSTS, and CNP Financial Services. He has also played the role of a broker for Bunge and Gerald Metal. He held positions from manager, director to managing director and also owned and managed financial boutique firms in Korea, Hong Kong and Kazakhstan. He has originated over several billion of dollars trade & structured finance (“TSF”) businesses in Korea, Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia and Kazakhstan, and also originated NPLs assets on behalf of major financial institutions in Asia. His experience forte in TSF is providing a financial engineering & solution expertise which further helps in providing a custom-made structured finance for various industries.


He is the Founder and CEO at Dropshop Network. He has made 10 publications and 4 patents.
He was the Founding Member and R&D Chief at Dozee from 2016 to 2019 and has also worked as a Research Scientist at Intel Labs from 2015 to 2016.
He completed his MS and PhD (ABD) from University of Pennsylvania in the batch of 2010-2014 and his B.Tech from IIT Roorkee in 2009.
He is the inventor of metadata-based computer security, which is currently being commecialized by Dover Microsystems, USA.
Amitabh Gupta

He is the Director Commercial, HZL & CEO Fertilizer with Hindustan Zinc from November 23, 2011. He has an Industry Experience of 32 years.
He has also worked with Ranbaxy Lab, Cargill India, TeleTech India (Bharti Group) and Moser Baer Solar.
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