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Our People

We aspire to build a work culture that puts our people first. Nurturing them along their career-path, ETG is committed to help our teams fulfil their career goals. Our ethos of equality, meritocracy, constant learning and focus on work-life balance ensures that our people realise their full potential.

Mahesh Patel Ashwani Baweja Ashish Lakhotia
Jane Zeng Nadja de Wet Samragnee Hore
Anish Jain Vasudev Barkur Hetal Ramaiya Thanki
Nobantu Gugu Dlamini Mirjana Milesevic Janice Kaisi
Hina Amin Reena Nalekar Maria Banda
Shayne Clark Mark Sessions Abhishek Jain
Marjolein Herman de Groot Namita Rajput Fatma Salum Ally
Kassim Sumani Cathy Chen Rajeev Saxena
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Anish Jain

Anish Jain

Chief Treasury Officer

ETG embraces entrepreneurship and meritocracy.  These two elements help each professional at ETG to excel in in his own strengths while contributing towards the common organizational goals. The leadership team is visionary and employee friendly that fosters cultural diversity, stewardship and passion towards delivery. My journey with ETG has been truly rewarding and transformative!

Reena Nalekar

Reena Nalekar

Finance Manager - Pulses, India Operataions

"I love the fact that we work in such a positive organizational culture, where we feel motivated and inspired to work."

Simrandeep Singh

Simrandeep Singh

Finance Manager - EIHL, Kenya Operations

"It is inspiring to be part of a company that provides learning opportunities, Experience & Global exposure."

Sumit Sarda

Sumit Sarda

Finance Manager - Cashew and Cocoa, Ivory Coast

"I joined ETG Togo as a Finance Manager in 2016, and was promoted in 2019 as Finance Controller for Ivory Coast. The company has provided me with better opportunities time and again and with limitless growth."

Fatma Salum Ally

Fatma Salum Ally

Public Relations Manager - Cashew Vertical, Tanzania

"I am inspired by the great team work in the Group, coupled with the management spirit of inspiring staff."

Hemanth Shettigar

Hemanth Shettigar

Plant Head - Korosho Cashew Plant, Mozambique

"I love the Work culture in ETG. It allows for freedom to explore opportunities and builds trust."

Tarun Chawla

Tarun Chawla

Country Head - India and Business Head -Sesame Vertical

"My career path at ETG has taken me to be part of restructuring operations in China to moving into the role of Head of global sesame business. The opportunities at ETG are limitless."

David Ramaele

David Ramaele

Data Capturer - Commodities Vertical, South Africa

"It inspires me to participate in new initiatives and learning new things. I am motivated to keep on growing my career."

Hetal Ramaiya Thanki

Hetal Ramaiya Thanki

Human Resources Business Partner - EIHL

"The empowerment and opportunity to make a difference with the business is something that inspires me on a daily basis."

Jaydev Thaker

Jaydev Thaker

Group Legal Counsel

"Being a multinational organisation, ETG provides me with the exposure to a variety of cultures, people, sectors, trades and markets."

Namita Rajput

Namita Rajput

Group Legal Counsel

"At ETG, you feel part of one big family. I love the group's values, ethics & the culture. ETG is a good place to work for in terms of harmonious work environment & good workplace culture."

Janice Kaisi

Janice Kaisi

Head - Freight Forwarding, ETG Logistics, Tanzania

"The Leadership and Career growth opportunities at ETG is inspiring. They drive Teamwork - an aspect that I really find important."

Hina Amin

Hina Amin

Treasury Manager - Dubai

"What inspires me is the Friendly working environment, diverse culture, a team that works together to achieve a common goal & where suggestions/thoughts are welcomed and there is Freedom to learn & grow."

Samragnee Hore

Samragnee Hore

Treasury Assistant Manager - Dubai

"I started my journey at ETG as a novice to the treasury sphere and in three short years have managed to gain the confidence and support of my peers."

Kassim Sumani

Kassim Sumani

Financial Controller - Candlex (Vamara), Malawi

"I love the diversity in ETG operations presenting opportunities for career growth. To say that Candlex has been different than any other job I’ve had would be an understatement. Candlex is a company with a purpose" Its inspiring to work for a company like that."

Maria Banda

Maria Banda

Sales & Marketing Manager - Vamara, Zambia

""I am empowered to build brands and knowing my contribution is helping improve food security of my country through value addition.""

Mark Sessions

Mark Sessions

Business Head of Operations - Vamara, South Africa

""Being able to utilize my entrepreneurial spirit in a well-established organization, and provide quality products to the middle-lower class consumer who really needs them.""

Parag Gadre

Parag Gadre

CEO - India Operations, India

"ETG demonstrates high willingness to transform by creating opportunities to implement new initiatives & processes."

Mirjana Milesevic

Mirjana Milesevic

CFO - Pulses, Canada Operations

"I find our strong leadership team and the passion of our middle management team inspiring. I love the story we have behind us and the future we are headed towards."

Frederik Serdyn

Frederik Serdyn

Commercial Manager - Kynoch, South Africa

"I enjoy working with efficient teams and to be part of a flat organizational structure."

Steven Alfred Nguma

Steven Alfred Nguma

Operations Supervisor - ETG Logistics, Tanzania

"I have been exposed to vertical growth and advancement to higher-level position from Operations Officer to Operations Supervisor."

Nadja de Wet

Nadja de Wet

Treasury Manager - South Africa

"I started working at ETC Agro in 2013 where I started more on the admin and commodity financing side. Since then I have learned and worked hard to establish myself on more treasury functions. There is still a lot for me to learn and I am grateful for the knowledge."

Nobantu Gugu Dlamini

Nobantu Gugu Dlamini

Treasury Back Office - South Africa

"The work culture, the diversity and humanity of my fellow colleagues, peoples open mindedness and how quickly they respond to problem solving are some of the main things at ETG that motiviates me."

Ashwani Baweja

Ashwani Baweja

CFO - Pulses Vertical

"I find it refreshing to work in an environment with such a lean structure, enabling fast decision making."

Mahesh Patel

Mahesh Patel

Chairman

"The cornerstone of our business is the smallholder farmer. 80% of ETG’s African originated stock is procured at farm gate level, and through all our operations lies the common thread of reinforcing end-to-end value chains that integrate and strengthen remote and rural farming communities. My longstanding belief is enshrined in the motto, 'If farmers grow, we grow too.' "

Vasudev Barkur

Vasudev Barkur

Head: Cashew Vertical

"It gives me great pleasure to inform that ETG's Cashew business  has changed the lives of millions of African Farmers and opened the door of opportunities to African women."

Osamu Kanetake

Osamu Kanetake

Corporate Planning Division

"Respect and trust lie at the forefront of all great stories.  My role has introduced me to all aspects across the ETG domain, and its humbling to see that respect and trust form the pillars in which we conduct business."

Abhishek Jain

Abhishek Jain

Chief Risk Officer

"It is inspiring to be part of a Management team with an aptness for calculated risk. The trust that ETG places on its team, combined with state of the art systems in place to regulate risk, allows for quick decision making, optimizing opportunity."

Shekhar Nautiyal

Shekhar Nautiyal

Chief Financial Officer

"It is exciting to work for a group with such a diverse portfolio. Our Team of dedicated professionals ensure that accurate information is distriubted in real time basis - vital for decision making. "

Shybu Padmanabhan

Shybu Padmanabhan

Human Resources Officer

"Our people are our most valuable asset. As HRO, our main driver is to ensure that all employees reach their optimal potential and grow in their careers."

Ajay Shastry

Ajay Shastry

Vertical Head - Vamara

"We are passionate about quality. Vamara products are aimed to offer consumers the highest nutrition and great value for money."

Vinodh Kumar

Vinodh Kumar

Head: Group Legal

"As a global company, ETG respects and adheres to the laws of every country where it operates and follow best international practices in corporate governance. "

Ronald Jetten

Ronald Jetten

Vertical Head - Commodities

"ETG Commodities have diversified our basket of produce and are truly a global player in the commodities realm. We are devoted to our drive for a sustainable business and committed to only the highest standard of service.

Kalpesh Patel

Kalpesh Patel

Head: Rice Vertical

"ETG procures rice from responsible millers and distribute it to the African market. The quality of rice and service to our consumers is our main priority. "

Ravi Kumar

Ravi Kumar

Head: PSN Vertical (ETG PSN )

"We are enthused about new challenges and opportunities in the agri-business.  More people are looking for healthier protein alternatives and I'm thrilled to be part of a group that is passionate about creating markets for healthy living."

Ashish Lakhotia

Ashish Lakhotia

Vertical Head: EIHL

"Our vision is to create a sustainable impact in the lives of farmers and spread 360° Happiness."

Rajeev Saxena

Rajeev Saxena

Vertical Head: ETG Logistics

"I believe that Logistics helped form the backbone of ETG’s success.  At ETG Logistics, our vision is 'To be an End to End Logistics Service Provider facilitating Trade in Africa'."

Hirata Hidetsugu

Hirata Hidetsugu

Head: Agrochemical Division

"To supply quality agri-inputs that control pests and increase yields is a very rewarding exercise.  It is encouraging to know that you are part of a group that passionately strive towards building a self-sustainable farmer community in Africa."

Marjolein Herman de Groot

Marjolein Herman de Groot

Country Head: Netherlands

"What really inspires me within ETG is the entrepreneurial spirit of the company, the can do mentality, the trust and commitment of the owners to make our Vertical successful and of course the team as well within the Vertical as within the HR community!"

Shayne Clark

Shayne Clark

Country Head: Australia

"ETG’s global vision, entrepreneurial spirit and desire to grow the business enhances the lives of many people worldwide. I am proud to be a part of the ETG family."

Jane Zeng

Jane Zeng

Sesame and Spice Trader

"Embrace the challenge, I enjoy my life with ETG!"

Cathy Chen

Cathy Chen

Administrative Assistant

"I am really inspired by teamwork. Yes, we are one!"

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