Weather Risk Management Services (WRMS), a pioneer in smart and sustainable farming in India, appoints Satheesh Arjilli as Vice President – Business Development. In his new role, Satheesh will head the overall business development strategies of WRMS. Using his wheelhouse, he will provide strategic direction to the company’s growth agenda and operations to amplify WRMS’ core idea to promote sustainable agriculture. In addition to his responsibilities, he will be upgrading the WRMS processes to cope up with the business challenges, training the units on the process-related issues, business negotiations, and building sustainable corporate relationships.
Satheesh is a financial inclusion expert who will incorporate microfinance and microinsurance operations to elevate WRMS’ core vision to help farmers earn by practicing sustainable farming. He will transform WRMS’ ongoing journey towards new business opportunities and elevate the company’s move to integrate high-tech and emerging technologies for the greater benefit of farmers willing to practice sustainable farming. Some of the organizations that he has worked for include Sub-K Impact Solutions Ltd, BASIX Consulting, Bhartiya Samruddhi Finance Limited (BSFL), etc. An experienced leader with a blend of strategic and hands-on experience, Satheesh possesses excellent business management skills that will actively contribute to driving the business agenda.
Anuj Kumbhat, Founder & CEO, WRMS, said “We look forward to Satheesh’s expertise to help WRMS vision reaches more farmers. His rich knowledge and experience in financial inclusion make him a suitable suit for this position at WRMS. His understanding of the microinsurance domain paired with his innovative growth strategies will help in expanding WRMS’s formidable business and help us reach out and support smallholder farmers with a more fortified business strategy. I welcome him to the team and wish him all the very best for his new journey with us at WRMS.”
Speaking on his appointment, Mr. Satheesh Arjilli, said, “I have spent the last two decades supporting smallholder farmers’ income through financial inclusion, which brings me even closer to WRMS’ mission to make farming profitable & risk-free for smallholders. With WRMS, I aim to create sustainable business practices by nurturing partnerships with like-minded organizations willing to transform the face of agriculture with technology & innovations.”
Satheesh is a MBA in Finance and General Management from Ideal institute of Management and Sciences. He has also done a Bachelor of Law and Legislation from Andhra University.