Meet The Team

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Ankit's interest in sustainability stems from the research he did for Waste tyre pyrolysis. He received his Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Engineering from PICT, Pune followed by a Master in Innovation management from SIBM,Pune. He has worked at Symantec Corporation as an automation scientist and has 17 research papers and a Patent. In his free time he loves to be with his pets or sleep.

Ankit Agarwal
Founder & CEO Phool

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Nachiket is passionate about Science to such a great extent that he considers it to be his religion. He believes in utilising scientific knowledge for environmental and societal welfare. His current research is oriented towards developing protocols to manufacture Bio-leather and Florafoam from flower waste.He prefers playing snooker or tennis during his leisure time. He is crazy about bikes and wildlife photography.

Nachiket Kuntla
Research Scientist

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Apurv thrives on the rush of finding consumers for any and every product. Always up for a discussion on marketing and sales, he enjoys the subsets of performance marketing, analytics and communication. With previous stints at marketing agencies working with Startups, he believes impact businesses are the solution for a sustainable future. When not working, he loves field sports, theatre, and reading.

Apurv Misal
Head- Marketing and Sales

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Ridhima heads the Finance and Governance team. After pursuing her PGDM (Finance) from XISS, Ranchi, she served as an external auditor for Switzerland based NGO "oikos".She has worked with Pollinate Energy, setting up their Kanpur operations. A firm believer in bottom of pyramid entrepreneurship, Ridhima was the first female Sale-Operations Manager ofPollinate Energy. Ridhima loves to travel and dance

Ridhima Modi
Manager- Finance

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Nandan is passionate about sustainability driven businesses, circular economy, and turning waste into wealth. At Phool, he handles the operations, value chain, and implementation of new projects. Having done his MBA in Business Sustainability from TERI School of Advance Studies, in his free time, he loves to cook, play with his pets and travel.

Nandan Kumar
Manager- Operations

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Ekta has a devoted love for words and truly believes that they possess the power to change lives. She has pursued Sociology Honours from Delhi University, and holds deep interest in the changing trends of the society. At Phool, she takes care of the marketing communications. She is also fond of photography, poetry, and storytelling.

Ekta Jain
Associate Marketing and Communications

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Sandeep always wanted be a researcher and working as Associate Research Scientist provided wings to his dream. Here, he handles biological research of the company and his focus area of work centres around development of Bio-leather from PHOOL (Flower) waste. He Feels glad to be part of Phool initiatives.

Sandeep Kumar
Associate Research Scientist

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Himanshi is a biotechnology enthusiast who likes to explore different research areas. At Phool, she is scrutinising molecular biology for our products. Apart from research, she plays volleyball and reads literature.

Himanshi Singh
Associate Research Scientist

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Intrigued by the environmental menace of waste vehicular tyres, Prateek's tryst to develop sustainable solutions began while working at Apollo tyres. He holds a degree in electrical engineering from Bharti Vidyapeeth University. In his free time Prateek can be found cooking or swimming.

Prateek Kumar
Manager- Research Operations

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Saumya, a Associate Research Scientist at Phool works on the development of various advanced materials from fungal mycelium. Her passion as a scientist is to derive and optimise the production of value added products from waste biomass. And when she is not working, she's a dancer, a traveller and a dog lover.

Saumya Srivastava
Associate Research Scientist

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Santosh has always been fascinated by the manufacturing and working of machinery. His interest in its nuances led him to pursue his bachelor's degree in the field of chemical engineering from BITS Goa. He believes that a machine is only as useful as the person operating it. At Phool, his work involves production planning, operation and maintenance of machinery. In his free time, he either prefers playing snooker or chit-chatting with his friends.

Santosh Kakkirala
Associate Research Operations

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Shipra works as a Lab Assistant in Phool and helps in research laboratory management. She assists research scientists in their regular experiments and ensures availability of supplies. When she is not working, she is a traveller and music lover.

Shipra Tiwari
Lab Assistant

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Sanjay is the one who helps us keep pace with our daily lab work. He's in-charge of sanitation and equipment. He's an avid fan of bollywood, sports and travelling.

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