Leadership Team

The Leadership Team

SURESH CHITTURI​

As the Vice Chairman & MD, Suresh leads Srinivasa Farms, a dominant force in the Indian Poultry Industry. After assuming leadership, Suresh has steered Srinivasa to achieve sustainably high growth through expansion and diversification. Srinivasa is involved in Chicken Breeding, Chicken & Egg Processing, Feed Manufacturing, and also Soya Oil Extraction and Processing. His work has led to the company being recognised for always doing what is best for the individual farmers, industry, and the country. Adopting a farmer’s first philosophy, he is passionate about ensuring that the poultry industry is healthy and sustainable through the adoption of the latest technologies, good rearing practices, and the welfare of the livestock. 

Suresh is also involved at a global level and is engaged in advocacy for the poultry industry, Internationally as Chairman of the International Egg Commission (IEC). He is the first Asian to hold this position in the history of the Institution in nearly 60 years of its existence. Suresh is a Computer Science Engineer and holds an MBA from Goizueta Business School, Emory University, USA.

MAHESH GUPTA

As the “Chief Operating Officer” of Layer, Broiler, Feed and Soya Businesses at Srinivasa Farms, Mahesh Gupta, is uniquely qualified to drive the strategic prioritization and accountability, with  laser-focus on operational excellence. Mahesh brings with him 28+ years of work experience in in the field of Agrochemicals, Sales and distribution, Feeds Manufacturing, Poultry Business Management including Layers, Contract Farming, Breeding, Chicks Sales and distribution, with a proven track record for excellence and dynamic leadership  in many organisations.  He has successfully executed key positions of diverse nature and capacities during his career and has effectively handled operational and strategic responsibilities, including  managing profit center operations, corporate planning, sales, and business development. He is adept with setting up new verticals in poultry business, dealing with industry issues, industry related legal disputes with various States and Central Government. Mahesh is an IIM-A graduate from 1991.

GANESH UPPALA​

Director Finance & Head of Business for Feed (Animal Feeds and Soya). He has over thirty years of experience in both strategic as well as operational aspects of management.

Starting his career as an Accountant, Ganesh is a trusted name in not only the company but also the poultry industry. He has been instrumental in making Srinivasa Soya and Animal feed a preferred choice for the farmers. Ganesh is a Qualified Chartered Accountant and an extremely passionate business manager.

 

SUBRATA MISRA

Head Layer Business. He has overall 31 years of experience mostly in vaccines (Hester Bioscience, Indovax and Venkateswara Group) and feed additives (CTGA Biopharma India Pvt Ltd). He also has a very good exposure in marketing and advertising (Shaw Wallace and McCann Erickson). He has a keen interest in the constantly evolving and complex dynamics of India poultry industry. He has keen interest in application of biotechnology and Information technology for the betterment of performance and efficiency of poultry farming. 

He did his B. Tech (Hons) from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur) and PGDM from IIM, Ahmedabad.

VENKAT RAO

Business Head for Chicken Processing Business & also accountable for the new business lines. With over 30 years’ experience in various domains like IT, People Management, Business Development, Supply Chain, Logistics, Project Management amongst others, he has worked with teams across Asia (Japan), Europe and America. His passion is “Transformation of Organisations” by causing leaders and empowering teams. 

He has previously managed the Broiler Breeder and Broiler Integration teams in Srinivasa and before that worked for over 13 years in Cisco Systems, Bangalore.  Venkat was in the past an active PMP professional and completed a Business Leadership Course from ISB, Hyderabad.
 

SRIDHAR ADABALA

Head special projects and Innovation, he has over 2 decades of experience in project operations. With Srinivasa for over last 20 years, he has been a backbone in setting up many facilities including Breeder farms, Hatcheries, Feed Mills and Chicken Processing.

Sridhar has extensive exposure to engineering, sales and marketing, CRM, legal, as well as project regulation and compliance matters. He is an MBA (finance). 

Ganesh k

Chief Financial Officer and has overall 34 years of experience in varied industries like petrochemical (Manali Petrochemical), electrical engineering (ABB), beverage (Coca-Cola), consumer goods (Philips), and pharmaceuticals (Dr. Reddys, Granules India– as CFO, Hetero Labs – as CFO). 

He 
specialises in Corporate Finance and was involved in M&A, Corporate Actions, and Treasury functions in his entire career and focused on Strategy, Performance Management, Process Redesign, Stakeholder Management, Enterprise Risk Management, and Compliance in his role as CFO.  Ganesh is a Chartered Accountant.