Advisory Board

Chairman & Managing Director – Macro Group of Companies
Founder & President – Maharashtra Industry Development Association

Shri Chandrakant Salunkhe has commerce background with intensive experience in Business Management. He is the Founder and Chairman & Managing Director of Macro Group of Companies in 1991 at Mumbai. The group is involved in Manufacturing of Packaging Machinery, Equipment and Industrial products. The Group is also involved in Exports, Marketing, Distributorship and Franchising as well as importing Capital Goods, New Technology, Innovative and Industrial Products.

Mr. Salunkhe has been speaker at various international Conferences and Seminars namely, G-20 Conference on SME, SME Assembly by European Commission, SME and Industry Conference by Malaysian Government, Government of Turkey, CCPIT-China, UK, Canadian and USA Organisations and presented papers on SME Sector, Manufacturing, Finance, International Trade, Packaging Industry and Young Entrepreneurs / Start-ups.

Mr. Salunkhe has also initiated various Bi-lateral Trade Promotion Divisions for enhancing connectivity between Indian and overseas entrepreneurs and SMEs, investors, Government Agencies, Multinational companies and other industries from UK, USA, Europe, Canada, China, South Korea, Japan, Gulf Countries, Turkey and African Countries.

Mr. Salunkhe frequently travels to USA, Canada, UK, Israel, various European Countries, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, South Korea, Hong Kong, China, Turkey, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Egypt, Singapore, Bahrain, UAE, South Africa, Oman, Mauritius, Qatar, Taiwan and Saudi Arabia for development of business, connectivity with heads of Organisations, Government Agencies and to address and attend various conferences as well as to participate in Exhibitions and Trade Fairs.

Mr. Salunkhe has represented various Government Committees, Study Groups, Sub-Committees and Panels to give inputs on Industry, Finance and SME Sector.


1) Governor’s Pre-Monetary Policy Review Committee of Reserve Bank of India

2) Industry and Task Force, Maharashtra, under the Chairmanship of Chief Minister

3) Member, RBI Empowered Committee for SMEs and State Level Inter-Institutional Committee (SLIC)

4) Member of National Advisory Board of MSME (2011-2013)

5) Director on the Board of Bharat Heavy Plates and Vessels Ltd. (2002 – 2004)

Government of Maharashtra

Shri Nanasaheb Patil has achieved

30th September, 1950: Born in Farmer's Family

1967 : SSC – Secured in 1st Rank in the District

1971 : B.A. (Economics)

1972 : M.A. (Economics) with

Gold Medal in Pune University

1972 - 1977 : Worked as Professor of Economics in Nes Wadia College, Pune

1977 : Joined Indian Administrative Service

1980 - 1982 : Chief Executive Officer, Zilla Parishad, Raigad & Pune

1982 - 1986 : District Collector, Jalna

1986 - 1988 : District Collector, Ahmednagar

1988 - 1991 : Director of Agriculture, Maharashtra State, Pune

1991 - 1994 : Joint Secretary (Water Conservation)

1994 - 1997 : Secretary (Water Conservation & Employment Guarantee Scheme),

Secretary (Rural Development)

Secretary to Hon. Chief Minister

1997 - 1999 : Secretary (Public Health)

1999 - 2000 : Study Leave

2000 - 2003 : Secretary (Water Conservation)

2003 - 2006 : Principal Secretary (Urban Development)

2006 – 2010 : Principal Secretary (Agriculture & Horticulture)

Important Achievements:

1. Research and Study on HIV Aids

2. Associated with watershed movement i.e.,Reileganshindi, Indo German Watershed project.

3. Extensive work and papers on watersheds

4. Initiated a project of Eco-Housing and Watery

5. Studied Mumbai floods and presented paper to Government

6. Initiated leadership for State's Minor Irrigation, Horticulture Programmes

7. Leadership and study for starting the Horticulture Export Programmes

8. Study on Agriculture, visited Europe, Israel, USA, Brazil, Spain, Germany etc.

Managing Director & CEO, Sustainable Agro-commercial Finance Ltd.

Shri Arvind Sonmale is the Managing Director & CEO, Sustainable Agro-commercial Finance Ltd, Career Banker with more than 39 years of experience in the Banking & Finance industry.

Managing Partner – Auro Enterprises

Managing Director – Fermenta Biotech Limited

Shri Prashant Nagre is the Managing Director at Fermenta Biotech Limited. With over 20 years in the pharmaceuticals industry, he has in-depth experience across spheres encompassing the API business, production, Research and Development. Additionally, Prashant has acquired practical experience in regulatory compliance.

At FBL, Prashant leads strategy and oversees day to day operations including Business Development and budgeting. He also focuses on further building and developing the various strengths of FBL i.e. manufacturing, R&D and allied activities. He forms a core member of the product development team and is also responsible for creating and nurturing large business account relationships.

Known for his meticulous planning skills, Prashant adds impetus to timely deliveries of products, quality orientation and human resource development within the company.

He is a Master in Management Sciences, and also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in International Trade (IIFT, New Delhi) besides a Degree in Pharmacy.

Director, Indaco Jeans Pvt. Ltd. and SRE Machineries Pvt. Ltd.

CMD – BDB Group, Dubai (Representative - Gulf Region)

Shri Sailesh Nathan Started his Career as a Brand and Events specialist in Mumbai relocated to Dubai, running a business for more than 15 years. Chairman for Wings International UK – International Trade Development and Turn Key Solutions. Chairman and Founder of BDB Brand Management, a leading agency handling multinational brands in the Middle East arena.

Handling many worldwide events in Dubai UAE – ME - Argentina, Africa, London, Italy, Spain, Australia and Canada. Founder of Fasttrax Intl, trading in health goods and fitness establishments.

His belief is strong to bring to life the words "Nothing is Impossible". He believes in expanding boundaries to the ends of the world.

Specialities: Hospitality Management, Media & New media Specialist, Event Specialist and Exhibition & Trade Show Organiser

Director – Macro Corporate Services Pvt. Ltd.

Director – SME Chamber of India