Dr. Bharat Kulkarni is Director of Stalwart Management Consultancy Services, a Dubai based consulting firm, working in the field of Agricultural investments, Agricultural Value chain and market microstructure investments in Africa. Bharat has provided advisory to several agribusiness investment projects in Africa and Asia, ranging from Private investors to Governments.
The projects Bharat consulted on include establishment of Agro processing parks, Commodity exchanges, Warehouse receipt systems, food processing industries and Commercial farming in Africa. Bharat started his career as a commodity trader and then worked for different reputed organizations like MCX India, IFPRI and United Nations Development Program. During his stint with UNDP, he worked on redeveloping the value chain of Coffee and Sesame in Ethiopia. Since 2011, his consulting firm is advising several investment projects within Africa. He is a PhD in Economics and has written two books, one on Agri risk Management and other on Commodity Markets and Derivatives.