Mr. Ranjit Barthakur took over the Chairmanship of Amalgamated Plantations in August 2014. Before that, he was serving as a Director in the Board for over 8 years. He brings with him the knowledge and experience of 30 years in managing and leading companies in a wide range of industries, including FMCG, tele-communications, tourism, technology, outsourcing and healthcare.
He holds the Chairmanship of Agilisys Asia (a leading technology solutions provider).
He heads the overall GMS operations, and is the chief architect of the thought process at GMS of developing the theme of Naturenomics (which relates to capital formation through the creation of ecologically ‘compliant’ assets in a sustainable manner).
He is the Chairman of Operational Smile in India (voluntary organization doing exemplary work to correct cleft lips, cleft palates and other facial deformities in children around the world).
He was the Co-founder of several initiatives under the NaturenomicsTM theme – Balipara Foundation (promoting agriculture and bio-diversity based community initiatives), GMODI (promotes organic cultivation among farmers with market linkages), AgriQuest (hub-and-spoke community farming and aggregation with forward market access), FarmQuest (large agricultural land banks for organized cultivation), NatureFirst (focused on restoring the balance between nature and economics through clean environment, carbon management and water management), and River Journeys and Bungalows of India (nature based tourism business).
Currently, he is also the Economic and Investment Advisor to the Chief Minister of Assam, promoting NaturenomicsTM as a way of economic development in the state and region.
He is the Advisor to the Board and management of large groups like Max Healthcare (one of India’s largest private healthcare services providers), Anand Group (one of India’s largest automobile components groups), and Airtel (India’s largest mobile telecom service providers) in the North East.
He serves as the Principal Advisor to Sanctuary Asia, India’s leading wildlife, conservation and environment magazine and thought leader. Along with Bittu Sahgal (founder of Sanctuary Asia),
It must be noted that, he co-authored “The Kaziranga Inheritance” giving birth to the “Inheritance” series of books from Sanctuary Asia.
He has remained the Chairman of World Wildlife Fund (Eastern India), in the past and was responsible for creating the national conservation corps including giving birth to the North Eastern Chapter in Guwahati, Assam, India.