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Bharat Kanani

Managing Director



Based in Mumbai, Bharat monitors and coordinates with Portfolio Companies of SEAF India Agribusiness Fund & SEAF Agribusiness International Fund. He also handles the operations of Advisory Company. Prior to joining SEAF, Bharat spend 23 years in senior positions in various Industries. He spent more than eight years with India’s oldest classical Venture Capital Company – GVFL Limited. For five years he led the operations of Premionics Membranes Private Limited and served as CEO of Saraf Foods Limited as well as CFO of 20 Microns Limited. His expertise spans in Legal, Arbitration, Compliance, Accounting, Taxation, Strategy, M&A and Marketing. He has served on the Boards of 18 VC/PE backed Small and Medium size companies, at GVFL he was instrumental in concluding 17 exits from small and mid-size companies. Bharat has qualified as Chartered Accountant and Company Secretary and also holds Degree in Commerce. Bharat has received formal training and certificates from European Venture Capital Association (EVCA) and Indian Institute of Management (IIM).