Carmel Organics is home to a bunch of wonderful people who come from agricultural families and share a common passion for reviving our agriculture community.

Meet Our Mentor

  • Hemendra Mathur

Hemendra Mathur work as Managing Director for SEAF India Investment Advisors. Hemendra has about 19 years of experience in private equity, management consulting and investment banking.
For last five years, Hemendra is an active investor in the food and agribusiness sector. He has invested in eight companies so far from the existing fund in sectors such as food ingredients, animal feed, fertilisers, seeds, organic foods, spices, wheat milling and restaurants. Hemendra is also associated with many mentoring and incubator networks advising start-ups across a range of sectors. Prior to that, he has worked extensively in providing strategic investment advice to Indian companies, international enterprises and government and multilateral organizations in the sectors pertaining to food, agribusiness, consumer goods and retail. He has extensive experience working in India, USA, Europe and South Asia.   Prior to working for SEAF, Hemendra has worked with Yes Bank, Rabo India Finance, KSA Technopak, and ORG MARG (now Nielsen).  
Hemendra has studied management at the Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India and holds a Bachelor’s degree in Agricultural Engineering from Rajasthan Agricultural University, India.

Meet Our Team

  • Shailendra Dhakad
  • (Founder & CEO)

While doing his graduation project Shailendra had Eureka moment which lead to Carmel organics with our Co- founder Rajesh Sagitla, Currently he leads Carmel on our Journey to become most trusted herb supplier. Carmel gets its optimism to soar higher and higher from him. Shailendra works mainly in front end market development, strategy & people.

  • Rajesh Sagitla
  • (Co-Founder & COO)

Rajesh has been solid base on which Carmel Organics flourishes, is the go to person for any problem at Carmel. He has integrated procurement, processing and sales at Carmel. He know our herbs like back of his hand. Rajesh is a leader who inspires Carmel towards perfection. 

  • Deepak Dhanotiya
  • (Director)

Deepak has studied Supply Chain management at NITIE Mumbai & worked in P&G prior to associate with Carmel. Deepak is with Carmel since its inception & Helping the team from Managing the tasks to culture in life. his core focus at Carmel is People, Growth & Strategy. Other Than Carmel , Deepak is associated with other businesses.

  • Gopal Dhakad
  • (Production & Sourcing)

Born and brought up in an agricultural family Gopal has keen eye for raw herbs. Gopal Work on sourcing development & procurement planning. 

  • Kanhaiyalal Patidar
  • (Customer Support)

From assisting at his family tea stall to managing domestic Clients at Carmel Organics he has come a long way. Kanhaiyalal develop new sales opportunities in India for Carmel. 

  • Vijay Singh Anjana
  • (Operations)

Vijay did his engineering & worked at conglomerate before he felt calling of his agricultural roots to join Carmel Organics. Currently he helps Carmel in Managing Regular Operations & is leading launch of our herbal tea ingredient brand FlavoHerbs. 

  • Kamlesh Dhakad
  • (Operations)

Kamlesh is an Engineer, curiosity and innovation drives him. He loves doing things in a different way and taking up new projects. He currently leads our operations & warehouse development. 

  • Nilesh Dhakad
  • (Accounts & Finance)

Nilesh Loves numbers and has experience of working in a financial institution before joining Carmel. His cool and calm temperament is an asset as Accounts & Finance manager at Carmel. 

  • BalMukund dhakad
  • (Production & sourcing)

Mukund was our first formal employee. He knows our products like back of his hand. Mukund is currently in charge of logistics, purchasing and quality management. He is a bike freak and loves swimming in his free time.

  • Prahalad Dhakad
  • (Operations)

Prahalad has been with Carmel since our inception and has helped it grow to an herb distributor round the globe. Prahalad’s jovial nature is contagious and is an asset as our warehouse manager. 

  • Sudha Dhakad
  • (Customer Support)

Sudha’s experience of customer support at Onida India comes in handy at Carmel where her responsibility is to provide customer support to domestic clients. 

  • Leela Shankar Salitra
  • (Customer Support)

Leelashankar joined Carmel after completing his computer engineering. Leela Shankar works in managing Export operations of Carmel Organics. 

  • Reena Dhakad
  • (Retail E-Com)

Reena is a real example of our Girl power. She did her computer engineering after coming from a rural background. Currently she handles customer support and logistics of our retail brand TRUU. 


  • Damodar Mali
  • (Accounts & Finance)

“Humble and soft spoken” are damodar’s traits. He is science graduate, currently handles documentation in banking and finance. He also doubles up as our cashier. 

  • Dasrath Sagitla
  • (Operations)

Dasrath is a science graduate, he loves designing. He spends his time at carmel designing be it print or package. He also takes care of our customized packing & labeling. 

  • Kanhaiya lal dhakad
  • (Operations)

Kanhaiya is fresh graduate and latest entrant in Carmel family. His cool temperament and need for perfection serves as an asset for Carmel. He takes care of our inventory management and customized packing.