Mr. Ankesh Shahra is a Director in Hi-Rich Seeds.
Ankesh Shahra is the founder and managing director of Agrimax Ventures. This
Singapore headquartered Company is developing smart technologies within the
AgriTech and FoodTech space. Agrimax wishes to tackle farming inefficiencies in
emerging markets by boosting agricultural productivity while balancing food
safety and quality concerns. In this regard, the Company invests, mentors and
operates companies that fulfil these objectives. Recently, the company has also forayed into Smart
Urban Indoor Vertical Farms, and are developing a large scale Indoor Plant Factory in Singapore,
due for completion in 2019.
Picking up from the extensive commodities roots of his family business, Ankesh's passion and experience lie in Agriculture and Food. After studying in the United States, he moved to Singapore in 2008 to further his studies and set up the regional headquarters for his family’s commodities business. Over the years, he successfully developed a supply chain and proprietary trading platform for the group, established a full-scale research desk in India using satellite technology to obtain yield estimates, and focused on large-scale plantation development in Africa and South East Asia. These experiences allowed a deeper understanding of the pervasive challenges facing farmers, and Agrimax was set up to usher in the next green revolution through a systematic adoption of smart farming.