Yuvraj Singh Backed Startup Wellversed Brings Ex Nestlé Veterans Onboard


India’s first full-stack nutrition brand, Wellversed, has announced the appointment of industry veterans Mr. Rakesh Verma and Mr. R. N. Srivastava as Chief Advisors. Mr. Verma will mentor the company’s Manufacturing and Operations teams whereas, Mr. Srivastava will add immense value to the Financial Strategy / Internal Controls of the Company.

As the First Indian Chief Engineer for Nestlé in South Asia region, Mr. Rakesh Verma has served Nestlé for close to three decades and garnered numerous accomplishments within organizations that he served as well as for the society. He was part of Nestle Global engineering council for several years and mentored numerous professionals to reach positions of higher responsibilities. His contribution to welfare of staff and employees earned him title of “Senior Comrade” and “Comrade”. His contribution to society earned him coveted Chieftaincy: Otun Bobaseto of Ijanikin Kingdom, Nigeria by His Royal Majesty King. Mr. Verma has widely travelled across the globe and supported many factories’ operations including setting up of several greenfield & brownfield factories and a R&D centre. At Wellversed, he brings an immeasurable amount of Technical/ Operational knowledge to the table as one of the brand’s Chief Advisors.

Mr. Srivastava, on the other hand, is a result-oriented Accounting and Financial management expert with more than four decades of industry experience (Unilever/ Nestle / Solar Companies). He has donned many hats and worked across various markets in Asia including India, China, and Indonesia. His in-depth expertise on financial topics / Internal Controls System and working experience of Asian markets makes him invaluable to Finance / Operation team of Wellversed.

Speaking on the appointment of its new advisors, Aanan Khurma, Co-founder & CEO, Wellversed said, “We are happy to have Rakesh Verma and R. N. Srivastava onboard with us with their extensive experience in a myriad of industries specially FMCG. We are receiving very good traction for our products and are rapidly expanding our business footprint. Their involvement will create a long-term roadmap for the brand to strengthen its supply chain, Operations, overall manufacturing capabilities and Financial Policies /Controls. We are assured that it will pave the way for Wellversed to emerge as one of the most robust and new-age Nutritional Product companies in India and abroad.”

Rakesh Verma, Chief Advisor for Manufacturing and Operations of Wellversed said, “Wellversed has come up with a unique business proposition that addresses a visible need-gap in the market. The brand has grown phenomenally since its inception and I am excited to apply my expertise for further augmenting its growth trajectory. I am grateful to Wellversed for bringing me into its fold at this crucial juncture of the brand journey and look forward to creating the desired synergies with everyone involved.”

R.N Srivastava, Chief Advisor on Financial Strategy / Internal Controls of Wellversed said, “I am excited to begin this journey with Wellversed. The company’s sheer potential, combined with my acquired expertise, gives me an opportunity to introduce scale and efficiency that could perhaps be unforeseen in the FMCG segment. I look forward to carving a financial path for the brand that brings superior growth with sustainability.”


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