Krupakaran Satish David | Director


Appointment Date: Mr. Krupakaran Satish David was appointed a Director of Nirdhan in June 2018.

Career: Mr. David started his career in Advertising with J. Walter Thompson in 1968 and thereafter joined the tea industry in 1969 with Duncan Brothers and Co. He was transferred to Head Office in Calcutta in 1984 and thereafter rose to head the Goodricke Group of Companies (part of Camellia PLC. UK) in 1999 as Managing Director. Mr. David retired in January 2008 and continued as Corporate Advisor to the Group until December 2010.

Education: Bachelor of Science from the University of Nagpur, Maharashtra.

Other: Mr. David was also a Trustee of Future Hope, VANNI and a Trustee of the East India Charitable Trust for a number of years. Currently involved with the Freemason and head the Eastern Zone as the District Grand Master, Bengal (appointed by H.H. the Duke of Kent).

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Kalyani

I had no way of earning before Shivia introduced me to poultry farming. Now I am a full-time provider for my family and they are very proud of my achievement.…

Kamala

I now have a regular income from selling eggs and some chickens. This opportunity has really changed our lives. I'm managing to buy medicines for my sick child. Thank you!…

Akina

"Before this programme we were struggling to cope and owed a lot to the village money-lender.  So much has changed for us now we are earning money from raising chickens."…

Nishikanta

"Since joining this training programme I have noticed a great many changes…my costs are down, my yield is up and I am making a profit from farming at long last."…

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