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Rajamanohar Somasundaram

Co-Founder and CEO
Panellist / Rajamanohar Somasundaram

Rajamanohar is the CEO & Founder of Aquaconnect, a full-stack aquaculture input and output platform with embedded fintech, supported by a phygital distribution network. Aquaconnect is assisting over 60,000+ fish and shrimp farmers across India to improve farm productivity, and market linkages and enable access to formal credit and insurance using machine learning and satellite remote sensing technologies. Through intelligent tech intervention, Aquaconnect drives sustainable farming and brings predictability, efficiency and transparency across the Indian aquaculture value chain.
Raj is an alumnus of IIT- Kanpur. He also holds a diploma from Harvard University and a fellowship from Stanford. The World Economic Forum has recognized him as one of the 'Young Global Leaders-2012' for his exceptional leadership and contribution to emerging markets' Mobile4Good' initiatives. He was also featured as part of the '40 UNDER 40 Ecosapiens' list by The New Indian Express for promoting sustainable aquaculture practices in India.