Innoterra, a Swiss-Indian food and technology platform company with an operational footprint across 14 countries, today announced the appointment of Raj K Mallavarapu as the group chief human resources officer (CHRO).
Mallavarapu will be based in Mumbai and lead Innoterra’s human resources divisions globally.
Equipped with over 18 years of experience at the intersection of talent and transformation, Mallavarapu has held leadership positions in HR, business strategy and digital transformation in Fortune 500 companies including Saint-Gobain Group, Monsanto Company and Bayer AG.
His diverse experience has helped him develop expertise in partnering with executive teams to enable transformation, creating people strategies, driving integrated talent management, and building a dynamic work culture that champions inclusion and diversity, the company said in a statement.
“Innoterra is currently experiencing stellar growth and expanding its business footprint. At this crucial juncture, we are happy to have a leader of Raj’s calibre and experience to steer our HR division. I am confident that Raj will add significant value to Innoterra,” said Pascal Foehn, group COO of Innoterra.
“I am excited to join Innoterra, a diverse and multinational agri-tech platform that is growing and scaling rapidly. I look forward to partnering with the leadership team to shape the people function at Innoterra and continue to position and promote Innoterra as a great place to work,” added Mallavarapu on his new role.
Mallavarapu holds an MBA in HR from Symbiosis Institute of Business Management (SIBM), Pune and a bachelor’s degree in Commerce from Andhra University. He has additionally completed senior executive programs on digital transformation and business analytics from IMD Business School, Switzerland. A certified executive, Hogan & Life Coach, Mallavarapu is passionate about coaching leaders and teams.
Innoterra provides high-tech and human-touch services to significantly increase the net income of its farming partners and drive the transition towards more regenerative farming practices.
Its open-architecture platform gives farmers optimal access to input and output marketplaces and systematically enhances their farming and commercial capabilities through advisory and customised learning programs.
The company also provides a range of leading-edge software solutions for farm produce aggregators, farmer organisations, distributors, and retailers and employs more than 1300 people and works closely with leading farmer communities and partners.
It orchestrates the sale of quality assured traceable farm produce through its widespread sales and distribution network in India, Middle East, and South-East Asia.