Core Team

Mr. Manoj Kumar Menon

Mr. Manoj Kumar Menon

Executive Director ( ED )

Mr. Manoj Kumar Menon is the Executive Director of ICCOA. Previously, he was head of its Market Development programs since August 2004. He was also the Co-ordinator of both editions of the “India Organic trade fairs" ( 2005 & 2006 ), the flagship products of ICCOA. He was State University topper in his degree in Agriculture from Gujarat Agriculture University. He has done his MBA from 'Faculty of Management Studies (FMS)', University of Delhi. He has over 12 years of experience in management of agricultural projects, estates, input marketing and market developments etc. He has also represented ICCOA internationally at the BioFach, IFOAM, FiBL and at various forum nationally.


Mr. Rohitashwa  Gakhar

Mr. Rohitashwa Gakhar

Director Operations

He is a post graduate in Agricultural Entomology, he has worked extensively across the entire value chain of organic agriculture management including organizing capacity building programs for the officers of the state Government, working in the organic adoption and Certification projects at field level, development of internal Control system as part of organic certification requirements and market linkage initiatives. Working towards development of markets for the organic produce, organised India’s biggest trade Fair on Organic Agriculture in the year 2007 and 2008 at New Delhi with participation of Central and State Governments, private organic stakeholders and International participation. He was also instrumental in facilitating the establishment Organic Farming Division as one of the major Vertical at Agricultural Finance Corporation (AFC) Ltd.


Dr. A.S Kashyap

Dr. A.S Kashyap

Senior Coordinator Projects

Dr A.S Kashyap retired as Associate Director (Research and Extension) from Dr. Y. S Parmar University Of Horticulture and Forestry. In his long career of 36 years he has been head of 4 research station and KVK(ICAR). He has played an important role in establishing one of the prestigious research stations of the university under the cold desert conditions of the state. He has worked on the evaluation of temperate fruit varieties of different fruits, standardization of agro techniques and propagation techniques for sustainable crop production with emphasis on Horticulture based cropping system, crop regulation, agro-ecology, agro-forestry and biodiversity of export oriented crops.


Mr. Jaydip Roy

Mr. Jaydip Roy

General Manager Coordination

He is a Post Graduate in Agricultural Sciences majoring in Plant Pathology from Assam Agricultural University in 1996. He is working in ICCOA since 2008 and looking after overall responsibility of supervision, coordination and execution of on-going projects in various states to ensure delivery and achieving targets. An effective communicator with exceptional relationship management skills with hands on experience in networking with project partners, govt. departments and allied agencies. He is a competent professional with a sound experience in conceptualizing, executing and managing development projects and program in Agriculture. He has total 17 years of experiences in managing farms/estates in Tamil Nadu, Kerala and Maharashtra.


Mr. Anil Sharma

Mr. Anil Sharma

Manager (Projects)

Graduate from JNKVV Jabalpur in B.Sc. Forestry. Possess 17 year experience in Agriculture sector. It includes farm management, seed production, certification and marketing of seed, bee keeping and animal husbandry. Working with rice exporter and having knowledge of organic rice production, quality analysis of rice, storage, processing, grading, and packaging of certified organic products. From 4 years working with department of agriculture on organic adoption & certification projects in different states. In ICCOA working as a Manager Projects and looking after Himachal Pradesh & JK projects.