|Today millions of Indians start their day with an egg, forty years ago it was hardly so. Thanks to the pioneering efforts of one man, Dr, B. V. Rao founder of Venkateshwara Hatcheries. Dr. Rao was also affectionately called ” The Father of Indian Poultry Industry” . He was the driving force behind transforming poultry from a mere backyard activity into an organized world class industry. In a way the progress & growth of the Indian poultry industry is synonymous with the growth of the V.H. Group.
Late Smt. UttaraDevi Rao was the motivation & inspiration behind her husband. Smt Uttara Devi Rao started Venkateshwara Hatcheries in the form of a small farm in Hyderabad in 1970. In 1971 Dr. B.V. Rao converted this farm into a hatchery. He strived ceaselessly for over four decades acquiring the latest technologies from all over the world and assimilating them into the Indian industry, giving an impetus to indigenous research & development, modernizing the Farm Management system, encouraging value addition, imparting professional training to the farmers, unifying & improving them to shape their own destiny. In the process he crafted Indian poultry industry as a vibrant, fully integrated technology with productivity level surpassing the best in the world & thereby giving India a place of pride on the poultry map of the world.
Over the years, other ventures were added & the group evolved as the most integrated poultry operation in Asia, encompassing within its fold, everything required for successful poultry farming. Today the VH Group is a 1 billion USD conglomerate, the largest fully integrated poultry group in Asia.
Profiles Of Directors:
Mrs. Anuradha J. Desai,
Chairperson, VH Group.
Mrs. Desai, is the chairperson of the flagship Company, The VH Group. With over 30 years of experience in the poultry industry, her dynamic and capable leadership has propelled the Group to unprecedented success nationally & globally in a span of 30 years. As a Chairperson of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee, she has played a significant role in the quantum leap of egg production, consumption & export in the country. She is the first woman to be elected as President of World Poultry Science Association (IB) for 4 years from 1996.
Mr. B. Venkatesh Rao
Uttara Foods & Feeds Pvt. Ltd.
As the Managing Director of Uttara Foods & Feeds Pvt. Ltd. , Mr. Rao has been instrumental in elevating the company to the heights it occupies today. He has by his proactive approach lifted performance of the Company to high level of efficiency and productivity especially operations and marketing of poultry feed. Besides being a joint Managing Director in all the Group’s companies, he is also the Vice-Chairman of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee and a recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award.
Mr. Balaji Rao
Venky’s (India) Ltd.
Mr. Balaji Rao joined the business at a very young age. Under his leadership, Venky’s (India) Ltd. has excelled in the production of Specific Pathogen Free Eggs, Processed Chicken, Nutritional Health Products & Pet Healthcare Products. He is a Director in all of the Group’s companies.
Mr. Jitendra M. Desai,
Venkateshwara Research & Breeding Farm Pvt. Ltd.
Jitendra M Desai is Director of the Company since 1993. He is member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has expertise in corporate structuring, financial management and taxation.He is member of Operations Committee, Share Transfer & Investors Grievances Committee and Audit Committee of Venky’s (India) Limited and member of Operations Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of Venkateshwara Hatcheries Private Limited.
VH Group Structure