Our Leadership

Mahesh Patel

Founder, Chairman

An agri business leader and philanthropist, Mahesh is credited with building one of the largest and fastest growing agriculture supply chain companies in Sub-Saharan Africa by successfully linking millions of small-holder African farmers to a diverse pool of global buyers. Over the years, Mahesh has built a number of successful impact ventures combining his passion for uplifting farmers through better opportunities with his strong business acumen. Today, Export Trading Group operates in 48 countries with a workforce of over 7,000 people across the globe.

Prof. Arun Tiwari

Co-founder, Strategic Advisor

Arun is a renowned missile scientist from Uttar Pradesh, India, who developed India’s first titanium air bottle and coronary stent. Currently employed as an adjunct professor at the University of Hyderabad, he has headed projects geared at benefitting civilians through spin-offs of defence technology. Working closely under President Abdul Kalam, Arun spearheaded the first link of Pan-Africa e-Network of Telecommunications Consultants India Ltd (TCIL) which links universities and hospitals across the African continent with their Indian counterparts. Arun is also a well known author, he has written several books, including five books with Former President of India Dr. Kalam