Dr. Girennavar is a first generation, high impact entrepreneur with scientific acumen and enterprising ideas. He has more than a decade of experience in industry and research both in India and USA. His passion is to bring sustainability to the field of food production while securing fragile ecology through scientific and innovative interventions. He is envisioned to create tools and technologies in redefining of “farming for food and fuel” to reduce human impact on geo-ecology and carbon footprints. He is pivotal in launching of an innovative mobile based app (Criyagen AgriApp) for transforming agriculture information sharing and communication with farmers around the world. He is also founding Chairman of Rico Winery, Vineyards located at Krishna Valley, Karnataka.
He got Bachelors in Agricultural Sciences from University of Agricultural Sciences, Karnataka and Masters in Biotechnology from Haryana Agricultural University. Then he was awarded PhD in Agricultural Sciences from Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas, here he was inspired by the acts achievements of Dr. Norman Borlaug in the field of agriculture and green revolution. Now he drives the Criyagen team on day today basis to achieve the objectives of the company.
He has been awarded with several national and international awards. He serves in Vidhana Soudha as Executive Member on Karnataka State Horticulture Agency and Research Advisory Board for the University of Horticultural Sciences, Bagalkot. He is member of TiE and ABLE and actively engages and advises emerging entrepreneurs with unique ideas and perspectives.