Our Team


Ashvin Patil

Founder- Director

Ashvin Patil has more than 20 years of corporate experience in financial and manufacturing sectors. Ashvin has worked in Investment Banking and Equities at ICICI Group, Merrill Lynch, and Phillip Capital not only in India but also in Singapore and Hongkong offices. His responsibilities included equities research, strategic and financial planning and risk management. Ashvin has also worked in the manufacturing facilities at Godrej and Whirlpool providing him the detailed insights into the plant engineering aspects. At Biofuels Junction, he oversees the business development, firm’s financial affairs and supply chain risk management. Ashvin has an MBA degree with a Finance major from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies (JBIMS) and Production Engineering degree from VJTI, Mumbai.

Chaitanya Korgaonkar

Founder- Director

Chaitanya Korgaonkar has more than 17 years of corporate experience across Banking, Automobile, and Agricultural Commodities sectors. Chaitanya has a deep insights into the Agriculture business and its supply chain which is extremely valuable in firm’s growth. At Biofuels Junction, Chaitanya is responsible for the business development, client relationship management and building the partner networks. Chaitanya is an MBA with a marketing major from Mumbai.

Akash Saigal

Akash Saigal


Akash has a rich experience of over 10 years in Biomass Supply Chain Management, Operations and Energy Analysis with Indian and MNC companies like Reliance, PRESPL, etc. He has led several marquee projects including Logistics, Warehousing, Steam Projects, etc. and managed the key corporate relationships for these institutions in Indian markets. At Biofuels Junction, Akash heads the Business Operations for South Zone and leads the Steam Contracts for Pan India. He holds a Master’s degree in Business Administration with specialization in Supply Chain Management from Xavier Institute of Management (XIM)

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Anjali Barkur

Head – Operations & Procurement

Anjali has 20+ years of rich experience in healthcare, corporates, NGOs, vocational training, paramedical education industries. Her expertise is in operations, administration and business management, business development, cross-functional team management, sales & marketing, Digital Marketing, strategic planning with insights into consumer and market trends. At Biofuels Junction, Anjali heads the Business Operations for North, East & West Zone. She has done Post graduation in Hospital Management and Health Care from Mumbai University, and is a Certified Project Management Professional (PMP) from PMI and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from StarAgile. 


Yogini Bhalekar-Garude

HR Manager

Yogini has 16+ years of experience in Human Resource Management and Operations
Management. Her core experience in HR is 10+ years which involved setting up all processes and
policies in HR, Employee lifecycle management, Performance Management Systems, People
Management, Employee relations and engagement, Team Management along with playing a major
role from HR end in getting various accreditations for the organization. At Biofuels she handles the
responsibility of heading and managing the entire Human Resource and Admin department with
implementation of the best HR Practices. She holds a Bachelors degree of Science with specialization
in Zoology from Mumbai University. She has done Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource
Management & Advanced Diploma in Business Administration from Welingkar Institute. She has
done Certificate Course in Training the Trainer Program from Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS).
She is a Certified Mind Mapper and a Certified Practitioner of Neuro-Linguistic Programming.

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Sagar Nasre​

Plant Manager

Sagar Nasre has more than 17 years of experience in the areas of Project Management, Production Planning, Quality Assurance and Resource Management. Sagar is an excellent communicator and has a expertise in building the cohesive teams focused on production goals and safety. At Biofuels Junction, Sagar is responsible for managing the leased and owned briquettes and pellet production plants. Sagar’s areas of expertise are lean manufacturing, Regulatory Compliance, P&L Accountability, Just-in-Time (JIT) Production, Total Quality Management (TQM), Policy / Procedure Development.

Sagar has an Engineering degree from Nagpur University.

Aftab Alam

Md. Aftab Alam ​

Manager (Boiler DCS operation)

Mr. Aftab has 10 years of massive experience of O&M and Certified on QA/QC Piping Engineering & ASNT NDT LEVEL-I. An Expertise on Erection & fabrication of pipelines & Ducting section and validation. He also has proficiency in mechanical maintenance, procurements & trouble shooting of mechanical equipment specific to power plants. He has an excellence in BOILER DCS operation. At Biofuels Junction he leads and handles an Operation team of Site Supervisors, Engineers and Workers in at HIKAL LTD, Taloja. He manages all the Operations activities and works to strict and tight deadlines every month.

He is B.TECH (Mech.) from Prist University .


Dr Mukund Gharpure

Yajna Fuel Services

Veteran in the field of solid biofuels in India; Advisors to the State Government; Expert in Fuel conversion, Energy Audits and Water treatment

Harish Ingavale

Hi-tech Consultants & Engineers

Expert in the field of Boilers and Utilities Management; Specialize in Breweries, Beverages; ex Pepsico, UB

Gopi Latpate

Serial Technology Entrepreneur,

Investor & Startup Advisor

Areas of expertise are organization growth strategy, financial management, deal strategy and operational excellence. Founder for one of the fastest-growing technology companies in North America