Corporate Office / Strategic Team
Mr. Veeral Desai
Managing Director, Span Divergent Ltd
holds a bachelor degree in pharmacy and is associated with the company since 1991. Since his association, company grew substantially and expanded its operations across the globe. He was the driving force behind bringing in newer technologies and modernizations of the IVD manufacturing facility. He has been inspiring force behind many unprecedented decisions like implementing SAP, modernizing plant, introducing automation, upgrading manufacturing facilities to meet with US FDA standard, divisional marketing, etc. As a significant contributor and a fast decision maker, he is leading the company to new heights. He is instrumental and strategic thinker for giving direction to various diversified portfolios.
Dr. Pradip K Desai
whole time Director, Span Divergent
is the Founder Chairman and key promoter of Span Divergent. He is MD (Pathology) from B. J. Medical College, Ahmadabad, with a brilliant academic career. While practicing as a Pathologist in Surat since 1966, he established Span Diagnostics in 1972 to manufacture and market IVD products with in-house R&D efforts. He is a pioneer, in the real sense of the word and has led numerous successful innovations. Dr. Desai also served as President of Association of Diagnostics Manufacturers of India (ADMI). He was member of task force on HRD, Dept. of Biotechnology, Govt. of India, and at 78, is still actively working both for business and social causes.
Production and Sales / Functional Team
Dr. Daksha P Bhatt
Technical Director, Aranya Agribiotech LLP
has earned her PhD in Plant Physiology from Gujarat University in 1977, after having had a string of stellar performances throughout her academic career. Thereafter, she did her Post-Doctoral study work at Yale university and served as a Professor and Scientist at renowned national and international universities for a few years before turning her focus to the industry. Initially, she worked with reputed companies like Unicorn Biotek and Godrej group’s plant tissue culture venture as Senior Scientist, she was involved in exporting fruit and ornamental plants to clients in the Europe and the USA. After 1996, Dr Daksha along with her husband ventured into the Plant Tissue Culture business and started a company Sun Agrigenetics Pvt. Ltd. Here, along with the regular products they successfully developed several novel tissue cultured fruits and vegetables like figs, cucurbitaceae, sweet potato, seedless lemon, MD2 pineapple, date palm, etc. And were involved in the export of planting material to countries like USA, UAE, Thailand, Guam, Zambia and Kenya. Post-acquisition of Sun Agrigenetics by Aranya in June 2016, Dr. Daksha has joined on the board of Aranya Agribiotech LLP.
Mr. Rahul Mane
Head (Sales & Marketing), Aranya Agribiotech LLP
is an MBA (Agri Business Management) with B.Sc. (Agriculture). He has 15 years of experience in agricultural marketing, exports etc. He was honoured with NUFFIC fellowship of The Netherlands Government. Has was actively involved with Del Monte Fresh Produce International Inc., Philippines for banana fresh fruit exports to Middle-East and Ginosar Tissue Culture Nurseries Ltd, Israel for tissue culture banana planting material. He has worked with reputed companies like Rise ‘N’ Shine Biotech, Atul Ltd., Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., as Marketing Head. He was involved in export and distribution of planting material of Banana, Pomegranate, Parval, Tindora, Pineapple, Fig, Papaya plants in PAN India.
Mr. Mitesh Patel
Area Manager (Gujarat), Aranya Agribiotech LLP
has15 years of experience marketing of tissue culture Banana, Pomegranate, Papaya, Lime, Potato, Parval, Tindora, Sweet Potato Plants in Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh. He has worked with reputed companies like KF Biotech and Cadila Pharmaceuticals Ltd., as Area Manager. He is a rural marketing expert and handled diverse portfolios of sales, marketing and after sales service. He has conducted farmers meetings, appointed distributers, handled logistics etc.