Sohan Lal Commodity Management Pvt Ltd (SLCM)
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Sandeep has been instrumental in establishing SLCM as a professional Agri-Logistics Group specializing in post-harvest services. He is an MBA from FSM, Delhi & has been the Managing Partner & Promoter of SLCM since 1996. He is a veteran with diversified and rich experience of more than 25 years in the areas like commodity storage, procurement, commodities market, trading, processing, warehousing & financial services in the agriculture sector. Sandeep has a strong presence in top-line business publications & channels that often look for his comments/ thoughts on issues pertaining to the industry.
Sandeep was conferred with the Most Innovative CEO by Inc India recognizing his innovations in the industry. He has also been conferred with Certification on US Warehouse Receipt System from The Norman Borlaug Institute for International Agriculture and The Texas A & M University. He is a member of the Executive Committee of Warehouse Development and Regulatory Act (WDRA). He is also a member of the FICCI Committee which was appointed by the Government of India to study the warehousing model of the United States of America.
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER, PROCUREMENT
Rajesh heads the Procurement Division of the Group. He holds a rich experience of over 27 years of experience in commodity derivatives segment & product management. He has expertise in functioning of physical markets of several Agriculture commodities. Rajesh has completed MBA (Specialization in Retail Management and Supply Chain Management) from National Institute of Management, Bangalore and Diploma in Commodity Markets from Welingkar Institute of Management Development and Research, Bangalore.
His immediate last assignment was with Edelweiss Integrated Commodity Management Ltd., Mumbai, as Deputy Vice President. He has also worked with Multi Commodity Exchange of India, Mumbai as Asst. Vice President, Khoday Group of Industries, Bangalore, Vinod Sugar Agencies, Bangalore.
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER
Salman Ullah Khan is the Chief Business Officer(CBO)of SLCM Group. A seasoned professional with 19+ years of experience in Business Development and Operations in the warehousing and commodity domain, Salman has been instrumental in developing businesses and operations across multiple states and zones in India.
He completed his Post Graduation in Agribusiness Management from the College of Agribusiness Management, G.B. Pant University, Pantnagar, Uttarakhand. Salman has worked with companies like Mahindra Shubhlabh ( M & M), Godrej Agrovet, Triveni Retail, Reliance Spot Exchange (Reliance Capital) & NBHC previously. He joined SLCM from NBHC, where he was serving as Vice-President ( Collateral Management).
CHIEF BUSINESS OFFICER-KISSANDHAN
Mr. Naresh heads Kissandhan Agri Financial Services Private Limited. With over 25 years of experience in Rural and Agri Banking Space, Naresh has managed businesses in Rural Finance, Agri MSME, Commodity Finance, Lending to Farmer Producer Organisations (FPOs), linking them to market linkage access and having expertise in Agri Risk Management, Monitoring, Agri Business Strategy, Credit, Operations and Collections etc. In the past, he has been instrumental in setting up business in Agri and Rural Finance space where he was associated with companies like RBL Bank Ltd, Axis Bank Ltd and Corporation Bank operating in various Leadership roles Pan India. His recent professional association was with Samunnati as Chief Business Officer.
He has done MDP from IIM Lucknow. He has pursued Masters in Business Administration from Symbosis Institute of Management, Pune and Post Graduation in Agricultural Sciences from Chaudhary Charan Singh Haryana Agricultural University, Hissar. He is a certified Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers (CAIIB) and Indian Institute of Insurance.
Deputy Financial Officer
Sachin Gupta is a senior level performance driven professional with nearly 14 years of experience in Finance, Accounts, Statutory Compliance and Taxation. He has done B.Com (Pass) from Govt. P.G Collage, Karnal affiliated to Kurukshetra University & CA from the institute of Chartered Accountants of India, New Delhi.
At SLCM, he is associated since 2014 and has expertise in implementing Financial Plans geared toward accomplishment objectives, enhancing financial process, system & reviewing complex finance to facilitate strategic financial growth of organization.
Vice President, Risk & Liabilities
Ms. Nitika Srivastava, who has joined our organization as Vice President, Risk & Liabilities. She is a mathematics & science graduate with a CFA charter and one year PGD from IIM (Kolkata) and has more than 22 years of experience in Credit Appraisal, Risk Management and Policy Contouring , Colending and Business Correspondence & Treasury Management. In past, she has been associated with companies like SMC Moneywise & Destimoney, Yes Bank, ICICI Bank, IndusInd Bank etc. Her last assignment was with SAS Group.
At SLCM, Rajneesh is spearheading the procurement function with experience of over 23 years. He holds a MBA – Marketing from IMS Indore & B.Sc. from Hansraj College, Delhi University. Rajneesh has been involved in procurement & purchase activities in his previous assignments.
Company Secretary, SLCM
Kailash Tyagi is the Company Secretary and Compliance Officer of our Company. He has been appointed as Company Secretary of our Company with effect from July 21, 2023. He qualified the Company Secretary Professional Programme in December, 2016 and became an Associate Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in January, 2018 and elevated as Fellow Member of the Institute of Company Secretaries of India in March, 2023. He holds LLB Degree from IME Law College Sahibabad (Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut) and Bachelor degree in Commerce from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University. He also holds Master degree in commerce (Business Policy and Corporate Governance) from Indira Gandhi National Open University in 2020. Prior to joining our Company he has been associated with ONGC Limited as CS Management Trainee, JP Saini and Associates, PCS Firm, Indian Railway Finance Corporation Limited, and Haryana City Gas Group.
GROUP HEAD, HUMAN RESOURCES & ADMIN
A seasoned professional in Human Resource Management with 21 plus years of experience in Strategic HR Transformation, Talent Management, HR operations, Total Rewards, L&D, EHS Management, Contract Management, & Statutory Compliances across multiple industries in production & services including IT, ITES, Education, Media, Production, Marketing, Event Management Services & Consultancy.
Manish is an Alumni of XLRI, Jamshedpur & AIMA, New Delhi in HRM. He is a graduate in Science & Law along with Masters's in Public Administration. He brings in a strong flavor of effective change management in line with business requirements and has lead large HR operations, global integration programs, mergers and acquisitions. He has been associated in past with organizations like Cymbal, Zee Networks, RC&M, Educomp Solutions & Pearson.
Head Technology, Digital Initiatives
Prashant Sharma, who has joined our organization as Head Technology, Digital Initiatives. An alumnus of BITS Pilani and IIT Madras. He has more than 15 year of experience in IT & data service projects and services portfolio management. In past, he has been associated with companies like Qualtech Consultants, SLCM, Skil Lotto Solutions, Tech Mahindra, Infosys etc. His last assignment was with Skilrock Technologies.
HEAD CM, BUSINESS & OPERATIONS
Vipin is an MBA from Punjab Technical University. He has over 17 years of extensive experience in Operations, Business Development and Warehousing. His immediate last assignment was with Star Agri Warehousing & Collateral Management Ltd. and he has worked with SLCM before. Vipin has also been associated with NBHC Ltd.
Vedpal Hooda is a Post Graduate from Karnataka University with PGDBM (Hon’s) from IIM Hisar. He has a rich experience of over 15 years in Administration, Recruitment, training, Operation, Business development and warehousing. His last assignment was with Skylark Group of Securitas Private Limited. Vedpal has served Indian Air Force in the technical stream for about 20 years in an administrative role.
Head, Corporate communications
She has more than 16 years of experience in public relations and corporate communications. Graduate of Guru Jambheshwar University and Post-Graduate of Bhartiya Vidya Bhavan. She previously worked for organisations such as Sepia Advertising, AB&M Communication, Wizcraft International, Gravity Entertainment, KRBL & Ikon Retail, etc. Her most recent position was as Marketing Head at Varahamurti Flexirub Industries, where she oversaw PR and corporate communications efforts.
LEAD TECHNICAL & QC OPERATIONS
Mr. Neeraj Kumar Jha is Manager – Quality & Control, SLCM Group. An MBA in Total Quality Management from SMU University (Gangtok), Neeraj has more than 14 years of experience in Technical Operations and Quality & Control.
His immediate last assignment was with KML Pvt Ltd, where he was a Technical Manager. Currently, he is leading all the technical and QC operations at SLCM.