Core Team


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 close to 2 decades 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

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.


Mr. Jaydip Roy

Assistant Director (Coordination)

He is a Post Graduate in Agricultural Sciences majoring in Plant Pathology from Assam Agricultural University, Jorhat in 1996. He is working with ICCOA since 2008 and involved in Project acquisition, implementation of Organic projects in different states. He also has Vast experience in managing big farms with integrated Cropping Systems, Commercial and high-tech horticulture/plantation crops, Organic farming, Nursery management and production. He is also associated in formulating strategies for organization’s growth and Organizing Trainings/International seminar and workshops at national and state level.


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.


Gopalkrishna Hegde

Manager (Projects)

Has completed MSc (Agri) from University of Agricultural Sciences, Dharwad with specialization in general horticulture. He has Pioneered contract farming / Agriculture Extension in Karnataka, Andhra and Tamil Nadu through farmer and village mapping networking of farming community, input inventory management and improved agronomic practices establishment of collection centres. He also specializes procurement & logistics management of fresh produce field development of biological products Liaisoning with SAU’s and ICAR institutes for product testing Promotion and establishment of Farmer Producer Companies in Karnataka, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura and Sikkim.


C. Ravi Nair

General Manager – Coordination & Administration

A Commerce graduate from Delhi University and Post Graduate in Financial Advising, Mr. Nair brings with him a plethora of knowledge in the Banking space having a working experience of more than 25 years and predominantly working with Punjab National Bank & Bank of Baroda in the mutual fund vertical. Having joined ICCOA in 2020, Mr. Nair’s previous experience of working with Corporate Institutions/Bank helps ICCOA in building day to day working relationship with Bank/ Government organizations in the expansion phase. In ICCOA, Mr. Nair is involved in the General Administration / personnel management / relationship management / co-ordination among various stake holders.


Poornima K.K

Deputy Manager (Certification)

She has Master degree in Environment and Ecology with basic graduation in Agricultural Sciences. She has worked in various organization with over 15 years of experience in certification both Third Party and PGS system of certification. Since 2019, she is involved in organic adoption and certification projects of ICCOA. She also involved in tender submission and EOI for various schemes in India under organic sector. Involved in providing training on certification.

Rajbir Singh Tomar

Rajbir Singh Tomar

Senior. Manager ( Organic Farming Adoption & Certification and FPO Management)

He has Master degree in Agriculture Science ( Horticulture Sc.). He has worked in various organization with over 25 years of experience in Organic Farming Adoption & Certification ( Third Party and PGS system) and FPO. He is involved in organic adoption and certification projects and FPO of ICCOA since 2015. He also involved in tender submission and EOI for various schemes in India under organic sector. He provided the training on FPO formation & Management, Organic Adoption & Certification, Inputs Preparation & Application.