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Management Team
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Management Team

The expertise & experience brought on to the table by the directors has allowed Pescafresh to substantially grow since the decade it was born. Mr. Sangram Sawant, Founder & CEO, was able to get some of the most respectable & knowledgeable minds to assist him with India’s leading fresh seafood brand. Here is some more information about the company’s management team:

Sangram Sawant

Sangram Sawant

Founder & CEO


Sangram, pursued MBA in Entrepreneurship from Suffolk University, Boston USA, cultivated a passion for seafood while working for the Great Northern Products Ltd in the US and then returned to Mumbai. Prior to his work experience in USA, Sangram has worked for over 10 years in the export seafood industry. He is certified in Exacting Quality and Hygiene Principles of HACCP by Societe General de Surveillance SA, Geneva, in alliance with National Fisheries Institute, USA.
Sangram founded Pescafresh in 2004.


Srikanth Sarathy

Srikanth Sarathy

Independent Board Director
(Marketing, Brand & Customer Service)


Srikanth brings in over 15 years of experience across marketing, advertisement & digital in clients and agencies role covering the expanse of Europe & India with exposure to brand and business strategies. Prior to joining the Board of Pescafresh, he was the director of Marketing & Creative services for Walt Disney Television India. He has a deep understanding of consumer facing businesses due to his stint at Leo Burnett where he was the Vice President and Branch Head of Mumbai.

Gul Mukhey

Gul Mukhey

Independent Board Director
(Mentorship, Strategy & Finance)


Gul’s consumer orientation began in the UK with the Virgin Group. He worked closely at the board and management level to deliver exits (Virgin Blue) and restructurings of sub-scale or unbranded businesses like Virgin.net, Virgin Wines, Virgin Cars, Trainline.com, etc. Prior to relocating to India in 2006 as Head of Business Development for HT Media, he forged Virgin’s partnerships in India with the Tata Group (Virgin Mobile) and Essar (The Mobile Store) and launched Fever 104 FM. From 2008, as the Head of HSBC Private Equity in Mumbai, Gul managed an existing investee company, built an effective team and closely evaluated a number of mid-market investment transactions. From 2010, Gul consolidated his experiences to launch the Mentor Growth Capital where he works closely with the owner and senior management team of consumer focused businesses which have strong market potential.

Shweta Sawant

Shweta Sawant

Director


Shweta has been part of the journey with Pescafresh since inception. She is a graduate from HR College, Mumbai after which she pursued a Master’s degree in Business Administration in Marketing from Clark University, Worcester, USA. Her expertise in Customer Relations and Services were further honed after working for Invacare Supply Group (Massachusetts, USA). Her passion for cooking coupled with her prior experience assist Pescafresh in engaging the Indian seafood consumer. She has a keen eye for detail and thoroughly understands the seafood consumer and their needs.

Leena Nimbalkar

Leena Nimbalkar

Board Advisor (Quality Control & Compliance)


Leena Nimbalkar has over 28 years of experience in the industry as a Quality Control Consultant. She has undergone MPEDA training on Seafood HACCP theory and Practical Application based on USFDA, HACCP / GMP regulations CFR part 123, part 110 and EC directives in 1997 and 1999. Leena has successfully completed Auditor / Lead Auditor Training in Food Safety Management System from Quality Assurance Services Australia in 2001 and Lead Auditor training for ISO 9001:2008 in March 2011 & for FSSC 22000 in July 2011.
 
Nisha Vivek Raghavan

Nisha Vivek Raghavan

Head Marketing


Nisha is a Marketing enthusiast, with over 14 years of rich experience in Brand Marketing largely with corporate giants in Retail across verticals like Apparel, Logistics, Real Estate and Electronics Retail. She has worked on diverse assignments from conventional marketing mediums to new age route to market projects. Selected projects include mall marketing for Phoenix Market city, concept marketing at Tata Info media,building the prêt fashion brand be: from the house of Raymond India, CRMfor FedEx India and handling a cult brand like Apple through Reliance Retail. She is Post Graduate in Marketing Communications from Xavier's College, Mumbai and has strong understanding of various Communication Mediums, Aligning Marketing to Corporate Strategy, Brand Marketing, Research & Planning, Product extensions, Sales Promotion Strategy and E-enabled marketing.

Prachi Gangurde

Prachi Gangurde

Manager- Quality & Compliance


Prachi, Pursued her Master’s degree in Food Processing & Technology. She started her career as Production and QA Trainee (also was a part of HACCP team) at Gadre Marines, Ratnagiri, where she absorbed knowledge of fisheries, then joined Foods & Inns as Production and Quality Executive (also played a role as Dy. Food Safety Team Leader) here she implemented various National & International Food Safety Systems like- HACCP, ISO 22000:2005 (FSMS), etc. Prachi, is a Certified Lead Auditor and Trainer in various National & International Food Safety Certifications- (FSSA & FSSR, HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, FSSC 22000, BRC-Food, etc.), she has conducted various audits & delivered trainings for Prominent Industries like- Hindustan Uniliver, Hindustan Coco-Cola Pvt. Ltd., Parle Products Pvt. Ltd., Chitale Bandhu -Mithaiwale, Tata Chemicals, Parle Biscuits Pvt. Ltd. and more. She also worked as an Empanelled Auditor for a Certification Body. Before Joining Pescafresh she worked with QSAFE Consultants India- as a Sr. Executive Food Safety, due to her expertise in Food Safety & hands-on experience in documentation, trainings & implementation of various Food Safety Systems, she catered to food industries manufacturing/processing- across processed foods, farm, fisheries and dairy products. Prachi, has authored a Manual on Guidelines & Requirements of FSSA & FSSR 2011—for Traders, Distributors & Retailers of Food products-Published on 7th June 2014, by Mumbai Dry Fruits & Dates Merchant Association in the presence of Mr. Mahesh Zhagde FDA-State Commissioner. She is a Regular speaker at Institutions like-Indian Oilseeds & Produce Exporter Promotion Council (IOPEPEC), SEA- Solvent Extraction Association, various Food Technologist Colleges (in Maharashtra) on topics like implementation of FSSAI-Licensing & registration, HACCP, ISO 22000:2005, etc.
Manish Lokhande

Manish Lokhande

Manager (Customer Service)


Manish has an overall 23 years of work experience with 13 years in Customer Service & Sales with an International Call Center, Hutchison 3 Global Services for an Australian Process. He has independently managed different teams in customer service section. A customer oriented person with a flair for sales, he is an approachable person with a friendly outlook towards all, good in people management skills. He is achievement oriented. He believes in the philosophy of Inspired Leadership.

Madhu Sharma

Madhu Sharma

Manager (Finance)


Madhu has over 7 years of post-qualification experience in Finance, Accounting, Audit, Financial Control, Budgeting and Financial Modeling. She pursued her C.A & D.I.S.A from I.C.A.I. Her article ship began with K.N Gutgutia & Company, a firm based in Kolkata where she led a number of audits, including SAIL, Bank of India, LIC and the Aditya Birla Group. She was previously Manager (Accounts) with Firestar International (NMJ Group), a leading diamond exporter with a global network.

Sweta Dungrani

Sweta Dungrani

Manager (Human Resources)


Sweta has over 6 years of experience in HR. She has done her Masters in Labor Law. She was earlier associated with Taste'l Fine Food Pvt. Ltd. which is into Manufacturing & Export of Frozen food. She has also worked with eYantra Group. She has good exposure in Recruitment, Training & Development, Performance Management System, Statutory Compliance and Employee Engagement. She is highly energetic, very proactive &self motivated person.

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