Jayadev Panda utilizes his deep-seated belief in the need for the better use of resources to excel in his role establishing and managing TerViva’s sustainable supply chains in India. Jayadev oversees the purchasing and compliance procedures across India for TerViva’s procurement of wild harvested pongamia beans. He oversees a system of seasonal forecasts to ensure supply security and values TerViva’s commitment to responsible and transparent supply chain management.
Jayadev has worked for more than 26 years across pulp, paper and bioenergy sectors where he built expertise developing agroforestry models for procurement of minor and major forest produces throughout India. Prior to joining TerViva, Jayadev was instrumental in the successful implementation of large-scale captive plantation for raw material for nearly 15 years at one of India’s largest paper manufacturers. He has also worked in in several capacities in contracting farming schemes and managing agriculture procurement for biofuel production with numerous companies in India.
He earned a Master of Science in Agroforestry and MBA in Marketing Management. In his free time, Jayadev is an avid coin and stamp collector.