Roma Vora

roma vora

Co-Founder, Head Of Sales & Business Development (Strategy & Operations) at Aranya Farms

United Arab Emirates

Bio Summary

I started my career in consulting in the People & Organizational Change (Advisory) practice at Ernst & Young (EY) in New York City. I worked on a few large-scale Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) projects that inspired me to apply the technology I learned, and build out the implementation process, for my family garment manufacturing business in South India. I remain on the board of that business and currently, I head Sales & Business Development (Strategy & Operations) for a local organic and hydroponic farm that I co-founded. I led the charge on developing and executing the business plan– from market research, competitive analysis, identifying the right technology partner, procuring the land, developing our marketing and sales channels, compiling our business financials, all the way to creating and growing our strategic plan. Today our products retail at the leading supermarket chains and we supply to the leading wholesalers across UAE. Building this farm and business from the ground-up has given me immeasurable experience in every department of business, making me a passionate leader and team player. I am addicted to constant improvement, growth and expansion – my business is at a stage where it does not need me day-to-day and I am looking for a new role and the next challenge.

Employment History

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Co-Founder, Head Of Sales & Business Development (Strategy & Operations)

Aranya Farms

March 2018 - present

* Grown a self-funded business with zero outside investment; achieved turnover of USD $325,000 in 2 years with a profit margin over 35% and in 2022 on track to cross our target revenue of USD $500,000 * Developed business pl ...see more

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Director, Operations

BNT Connections

February 2012 - June 2018

BNT Group of Companies has been in the garment manufacturing industry for over 30 years exporting to reputed clothing brands around the world. We produced woven garments out of Chennai (sold this division in June 2018), and k ...see more

EY

Consultant, People And Organizational Change, Advisory Services

EY

January 2011 - February 2012

* Developed targeted Change Management plans for a $52.6 Billion USD food processing corporation in 7 different global areas, across different initiatives in Finance, IT, HR and Procurement (Sept-Feb 2012): ◦ Designed and d ...see more

EY

Analyst Assessment Of Service Quality Business Development

EY

October 2008 - January 2011

* Completed Assessment of Service Quality (ASQ) interviews with C-suite level client executives for clients in the Northeast area * Coordinated client meetings, gathered feedback and summarized it in reports that were shared ...see more

Education

Bachelor's in International Business

George Washington University

2008

Language Skills

Country Experience

India United States United Arab Emirates

Skills

Business

Digital Culture,

Digital Strategy,

Business Process Management,

Business Process Outsourcing,

Continuous Improvement,

Operational Excellence,

Operation Management,

Manufacturing,

Support Functions,

Change & Implementation,

Transformation Management Office,

KPIs,

Monitoring & Evaluation,

Dashboard Development,

Strategy Execution,

Organizational Excellence,

Performance Management System,

Product Development,

Project Management,

Channel Management,

Business Development,

Benchmarking & Best Practice,

Business Case,

Business Planning,

Corporate Development,

Business Unit Strategy,

Corporate Strategy,

Innovation Strategy,

Portfolio Strategy,

Operating Model,

Strategic Planning,

Strategic Management,

Growth Strategy,

M&A Strategy & Due Diligence,

Merger & Acquisitions

Human Resources

Capability Development,

Employer Branding,

Job Evaluation,

Succession Planning

Analysis

Business Intelligence

Education and Training

Program Management

Law, Regulation, and Compliance

Quality Control,

Quality Assurance

Sales

Account Management

Marketing and Public Relations

Branding,

Customer Insights,

Competitive Analysis,

Digital Marketing,

Market Research

Customer and Client Support

Customer Service

Transportation, Supply Chain, and Logistics

Lean

Environment

Climate Change,

Food Systems and Security