Our Team

Core Team

Ashmeet Kapoor
Founder & CEO

Ashmeet decided to focus on his passion for market driven approaches to fight poverty two years ago after not enjoying his commercial startup or corporate stints. Ashmeet started Jagriti Agro Tech after moving back to India from the US and traveling widely across the country, which made it clear that the precursor to rural development is financial stability and that agriculture presents enormous opportunities to achieve that. Prior to Jagriti, Ashmeet was a founding member at an early stage company designing a water purification device for rural communities, and also worked in the solar and telecom industries in business and technical positions. Ashmeet holds a Masters in Innovation Management & Entrepreneurship from Brown University, and Bachelors in Electrical Engineering from University of British Columbia.

Aarti Chavan
Head of Marketing

Aarti obtained her MBA from TASMAC, Pune and was the recipient of the prestigious Lila Poonawala foundation scholarship. After a brief stint at an FMCG, she joined Jagriti Agro Tech. She is passionate about rural development and thus wants to dedicate her career to this c
ause. Her belief is that it is the social responsibility of business to promote inclusive, sustainable growth in underdeveloped areas and harness local resources.

Sumita Mitra
Operations Manager

Sumita was born and raised in Los Angeles, California. After completing her degree in International Development Studies and Environmental Economics from UC Berkeley, Sumita moved to a small village in eastern Rajasthan. There she partnered with a farmers collective and spent a year implementing a project using art to promote social change. Sumita has always been conscious of food justice, farmer's rights, and environmental sustainability. She is excited to bring her passion for environmental and social justice to Jagriti Agro Tech as Operations Manager.