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TEAM

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Niroshan Mylvaganam - Board Member - Director General

One of the key members of the founding team hails from a family of farmers from the north of Sri Lanka, he has a bachelor's degree in commerce and gained his early experience working in the banking sector. Later on, he emigrated to DRC and started his import-export and inland transportation business.

 

Niroshan has 16 years of experience working in DRC and has in-depth knowledge of Agriculture and transportation. He is passionate about machines and has vast experience in repairing, maintaining and adapting them to local harsh conditions.

 

Niroshan is the board member and takes care of all the day-to-day operations of Sustenance.

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Himamshu Hedna Praveena - Founder and Board Member

One of the pioneers in starting Sustenance. Has a degree in law and a MBA in Human Resource Management followed by another MBA in Plantation Management and Agribusiness from Indian Institute of Plantation Management.

Agriculture and farming have been his family's occupation since generations. Has been working in Ethiopia and DRC for the past four years. He provides overall direction on strategy, investments, and sustainability.

 

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Karthikeya Melige Udayshankar - Founder and Board Member

The other brain at creating Sustenance. Karthikeya holds a Bachelors' degree in Agriculture and a MBA in Plantation Management and Agribusiness from Indian Institute of Plantation Management. Hails from a family of planters that has been practicing farming for several generations.

He too, for the past four years, has been working in Ethiopia and DRC. He provides overall direction focusing on production, downstream infrastructure services, and market strategies.