About Us


The VH group was established in 1971, when motivated by his wife Late Smt. Uttaradevi Rao, our founder Chairman Late Padmashree Dr. B.V.Rao, fondly referred to as “The Father of the Indian Poultry Industry”, established Venkateshwara Hatcheries Pvt. Ltd. in Pune (India). Today the group is popularly known the world over as “Venky’s”. With a unique combination of expertise and experience and supported by strategic collaborations, the company diversified its activities to include SPF eggs, chicken and eggs processing, broiler and layer breeding, genetic research and Poultry diseases diagnostic, Poultry vaccines and feed supplements, vaccine production, bio-security products, Poultry feed & equipments, nutritional health products, soya bean extract and many more. Today the group is the largest fully integrated poultry group in Asia. The VH group today plays proud parent to a number of reputed organizations under its wide umbrella and successfully caters to poultry and its allied sectors.The pioneering efforts of the VH Group have been well rewarded with several national and international awards.


Directors Profiles


Dr. Anuradha J. Desai,
Chairperson, VH Group.

Mrs. Desai, is the chairperson of the flagship Company, The VH Group. With over 30 years of experience in the poultry industry, her dynamic and capable leadership has propelled the Group to unprecedented success nationally & globally in a span of 30 years. As a Chairperson of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee, she has played a significant role in the quantum leap of egg production, consumption & export in the country. She is the first woman to be elected as President of World Poultry Science Association (IB) for 4 years from 1996.


Mr. B. Venkatesh Rao
Joint Managing Director – VH Group,
Managing Director,
Uttara Foods & Feeds Pvt. Ltd.

As the Managing Director of Uttara Foods & Feeds Pvt. Ltd. , Mr. Rao has been instrumental in elevating the company to the heights it occupies today. He has by his proactive approach lifted performance of the Company to high level of efficiency and productivity especially operations and marketing of poultry feed. Besides being a joint Managing Director in all the Group’s companies, he is also the Vice-Chairman of the National Egg Co-ordination Committee and a recipient of the prestigious Rajiv Gandhi Excellence Award.

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Mr. B. Balaji Rao
Wholetime Director – VH Group,
Managing Director,
Venky’s (India) Ltd.

Mr. B. Balaji Rao joined the business at a very young age. Under his leadership, Venky’s (India) Ltd. has excelled in the production of Specific Pathogen Free Eggs, Processed Chicken, Nutritional Health Products & Pet Healthcare Products. He is a Director in all of the Group’s companies.

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Mr. Jitendra M. Desai,
Managing Director,
Venkateshwara Research & Breeding Farm Pvt. Ltd.

Jitendra M Desai is Director of the Company since 1993. He is member of Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and has expertise in corporate structuring, financial management and taxation.He is member of Operations Committee, Share Transfer & Investors Grievances Committee and Audit Committee of Venky’s (India) Limited and member of Operations Committee, Audit Committee and Remuneration Committee of Venkateshwara Hatcheries Private Limited.

VH Group Structure

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