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Omnivore Welcomes New Strategic Team Members to Drive Growth and Innovation
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Omnivore Welcomes New Strategic Team Members to Drive Growth & Innovation

Omnivore, India’s leading agritech venture capital firm, announced four strategic hires to lead key functions and strengthen the firm’s commitment to supporting innovations in agriculture and food systems. 

Arindom Datta has joined Omnivore as a Senior Advisor after more than 16 years as the Executive Director, Rural & Development Banking/Advisory at Rabobank. Datta earlier served as the Director of CARE India, a non-profit empowering marginalized women and girls. He began his career at the National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development (NABARD), where he worked for over ten years. With over three decades of experience, Datta’s wealth of industry insights will serve as an important asset in deploying Omnivore’s third fund.

Arindom Datta stated, “After many years of supporting Omnivore from the sidelines, I’m very excited to join the team. I look forward to deepening the fund’s investments in technology and data innovations for advancing sustainable agriculture and food systems.”

Omnivore has also hired Aaushi Sharma as a Senior Associate and Michelle Nazareth as an Associate.  Sharma was previously a part of the leadership programme at Bayer Crop Science, which she joined after completing her MBA from IIM Ahmedabad. She began her career at Honda R&D India (Power Products) followed by a stint at State Bank of India as an Agriculture Officer overseeing the farmer lending in a rural branch in Uttarakhand. Nazareth was previously a Consultant at Dalberg Advisors, which she joined after completing her postgraduate studies at The London School of Economics. 

For the operations team, the firm has appointed Soumee Saha as the in-house Legal Manager.  Saha previously worked with AZB & Partners as an investment funds lawyer and earlier with Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas.

Finally, Abhilash Sethi has been promoted to the role of Investment Director. He joined Omnivore as a Principal in 2018 and worked closely with several portfolio companies, scouted opportunities, oversaw multiple transactions, and maintained relationships with strategic ecosystem partners. Sethi also led Omnivore’s exits from Eruvaka and MITRA.

“In the ever-evolving landscape of agritech innovation, Omnivore has consistently led the way armed with profound sectoral insights. As we welcome our new team members, we are reinforcing our commitment to steering the agritech revolution in India, backed by unmatched agrifood expertise,” remarked Mark Kahn, Managing Partner of Omnivore.


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