Dr. Mukti Sadhan Basu

Managing Director & Consultant

Dr. Mukti Sadhan Basu is active in Agricultural Research and Enterprise Development with a career spanning over 47 years. He has held many important positions in public and private sector organisations.
 
Before founding SBSF Consultancy, he was the Executive Director of Urvara Agro Biotech Pvt. Ltd. with sole responsibility of the entire agri-business from seed production (conventional and organic seeds), certification, marketing, and partnership development at national and international levels.  
In former roles, Dr. Basu worked at the Indian Council of Agricultural Research (ICAR) for 36 years in various capacities, including All India Project Coordinator, Groundnut and Director, National Research Centre for Groundnut where he headed several international projects as the Indian Project Lead: 
a. United Nations Development Project (UNDP) on Food and Nutritional security with Aflatoxin risk free Groundnut Production (1996-1998)
b. Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research (ACIAR) on Water Use Efficiency in Groundnut (1993-1995)
c. ACIAR Project on Breeding for Drought Resistance in Groundnut (1996-2000)
d. International Funding for Agricultural Development (IFAD) on Farmers’ Participatory Research in Food Legumes (2003-2005)
e. European Union (EU) supported project on Bambara Groundnut for Food Production in Semi- Arid Africa and India (2006-2007)
Dr. Mukti Sadhan Basu was also a Visiting Scientist (Model Seed System) at the ICRISAT Asia Centre (CGIAR); UNIDO International Consultant in Malawi, Africa; Vice President (Product Research & Development) at Krishidhan Seeds Ltd., Maharashtra; Consultant (Seed) Hindustan Insecticides Ltd., a Govt. of India Enterprise, New Delhi; and Sr. Advisor (Seed) National Cooperative Federation of India, New Delhi. In addition, he also served as Independent Consultant to Business Planning & Development (BPD) of the National Agricultural Innovation Project (NAIP) funded by World Bank. 
Dr. Mukti Sadhan Basu obtained his M.Sc. (Agriculture) and PhD (Genetics & Plant Breeding) from the University of Calcutta.

Dr. Shravani Basu, MBA

Partner & Consultant

Dr. Shravani Basu has been developing and executing successful business concepts across Agriculture, Life Sciences, Financial and Digital Technology sectors.
 
After obtaining a PhD in Plant Molecular Genetics and MBA from the University of Nottingham (UK), Dr. Shravani Basu has worked in many countries across a range of sectors from agricultural biotechnology, pharmaceuticals, fine chemicals to financial technology (Alternative Finance/online Marketplace Lending) and connected devices (IoT) in FMCG & Medical Diagnostics. She has extensive experience of exploiting data and digitalisation in setting strategy for growth and market development, identifying new products and projects for future growth, financial forecasting and life cycle management, among others.
As the head of business development for a large public-listed pharmaceutical CRO-CMO company (Formosa Laboratories Inc.), Dr. Basu had successfully created contracts and managed projects for Brand and Generics with key clients in Europe and the US. Besides this, she has also led profitable in-house API development projects of several million USD. Project delivery within time and budget, through speed to market and manufacturing excellence, ensured successful drug launches. As a pharmaceutical marketing consultant in Shanghai, and strategy and business development consultant for a Fintech in Berlin, Dr. Basu has created new markets and products for launch by setting the strategy and implementation roadmap. She has worked on cooperation and partnership strategy at CrossLend (a fully online marketplace lender) with financial institutions, payment providers, insurance and factoring companies, to name a few, in order to develop the core product with multiple USPs that is not easy to replicate.
As a Business Consultant at SBSF Consultancy, she leverages her background, international experience, and skills & competencies in merging business expertise and significant domain knowledge with data strategy.

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