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Agriwise Strengthens Its Leadership Team with CFO Appointment


                            Mumbai, Maharashtra, India:
                         Agriwise Finserv Limited, India's leading agri-financing (NBFC) company, today announced the appointment of Kalpesh Ojha as its Chief Financial Officer (CFO). The senior-level appointment is to strengthen its leadership team further, focusing on corporate governance, risk diligence, and professional management. In addition, he will closely work with the executive team members to implement the firm's strategy to achieve business expansion and profitable growth. The company provides lending services to key stakeholders of India's agricultural value chain.

Kalpesh Ojha, as the Chief Financial Officer, will be responsible for the company’s overall financial and lending functions. Alongside regular accountancy, taxation and regulatory compliance, he will lead the NBFC’s efforts in fundraising, deployment and expansion of its loan portfolio.
An experienced finance professional, Kalpesh Ojha has over two decades of varied work experience in the finance and fintech sector; he was the Chief Financial Officer of UGRO Capital in his last assignment. He has held senior positions in financial services companies such as Reliance Capital, Cholamandalam Finance, Shriram Transport and Aspire Home Finance during his illustrious career. Kalpesh brings strategic leadership competencies for the overall finance, technology and investor relations function.
 Mr Amith Agarwal, Founder Promoter & Non-Executive Director, Agriwise, said, “On behalf of the Board of Directions, I welcome Kalpesh Ojha, an accomplished professional, as part of our senior leadership team. As the CFO, he will bring a renewed direction to the company’s operations as we pivot towards a digital lending platform. Over a period of time, we look forward to him taking up a larger as the company fast-tracks its growth trajectory.”
On his joining, Kalpesh Ojha, CFO, Agriwise, said, “I am excited to join Agriwise, one of India’s unique rural focussed NBFC’s in its growth trajectory. I look forward to partnering with the senior leadership team to fasten the company’s strategic growth and tech-driven lending initiatives as also work closely with our various partner banks and financial institutions for fundraising requirements.”
Kalpesh Ojha has joined Agriwise Finserv Limited in Oct 2021 and is based out of Mumbai.About Agriwise

Agriwise Finserv Limited (erstwhile StarAgri Finance Limited) is an SI-NBFC registered with the RBI and one of India’s leading agri finance companies. We provide credit to small farmers, FPOs, input distributors & retailers, agri infrastructure or equipment providers, contract farmers, or any value-generating participant in the agri value chain. 
We have partnered with over 50 banks and financial institutions to help farming communities get easy access to capital. This empowers them to improve farm activities and realize better value for their produce.

Our deep knowledge of rural India and acknowledging that farmers need more than just loans gives Agriwise an advantage over other lenders. Besides providing credit, we share our expertise in marrying technology with farming to help them unlock new revenue streams.

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