Meet The Team
Our Core Team
Vinay Nair - Managing Director
A Harvard Alumni, Vinay brings with him a 20+ years of business management experience predominately in the technology sector. He has been one of the first technocrats to introduce Cloud business applications in India, and successfully led a global IT enterprise for 15 years before taking charge of Aarialife.
His experience of working with various sectors has helped in conceptualising Aarialife’s strategies and laying the foundation for its growth towards being a leading social enterprise. He specialises in recommending and implementing the right technology to resolve business problems and at Aarialife, Vinay focuses on bringing in his strategic inputs as well as introducing new technologies and concepts which will help farmers establish efficient and sustainable farming practices.
Sachin Shinde - Director
A post graduate in Biotechnology, Sachin has 10+ years of experience in the field of Probiotics, large scale fermentation plants, biofertilizer units and dairy technology. Coming from an agricultural background himself, Sachin understands the pulse of the farmers and lends his experience in creating product portfolio of the company. He is today responsible of working closely with R&D and moving those products from labscale to pilot operations as well as managing the sales arm of Aarialife.
Dr. Richa Pawar Nair - Director
A Doctorate in Biochemistry Dr. Richa has an experience of over 15+ years in R&D, working with organizations like Central Salt & Marine Chemicals Research Instt, Larvol Group, BAIF, Asona Biotech to mention a few. She co founded AORI(Algae Orphanage Research Institute), under which various consulting assignments were taken up in the field of Algae. Her research work includesProtein biochemistry, Fermentation technology, Pigments, Single Cell Proteins. Richa leads the R&D initiatives at Aarialife and is responsible for Innovation pipeline which Aarialife possesses today. She also spearheads the execution of consultancy business of Aarialife on indoor farming through hydroponics, aquaponics and aeroponics.