The People

Meet the team who invest their time and diverse skills into being the driving force behind Terra Afrique.

Rahim Dhrolia

Managing Director

Mr. Rahim Dhrolia is an experienced Managing Director with a strong background in business administration specializing in Marketing and Entrepreneurial studies. He has managed international brands such as Procter and Gamble, Gillette, Foster and Clarke.

Rahim Dhrolia is canadian born, and raised between Kinshasa and Toronto. Having a deep connection with the region and it’s people, Rahim is a strong believer in Katanga and the DRC as a whole.

He graduated with Honors from the Schulich School of Business, York University in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, and thereafter specialized in marketing and entrepreneurship.

He started small scale farming in 2007, being the founder and managing director with TERRA. Today terra sprl is the largest maize plantation in the province of Katanga. This led to the creation of African Milling Company Congo (AMCC) which is Katanga’s first industrial maize flour mill.

Rahim devotes much of his energy to commercial and philanthropic initiatives in the DRC. Through his efforts the group has become a leading agri based company in katanga with a vision to replicate the Terra and AMCC model throughout the Congo and various other parts of Africa.

Alex Chacko

Chief Financial Controller

Alex Chacko has been with the Group since 2000. He has over 30 years of experience and expertise in heading Finance, Accounting, Management and Administration in various leading organizations in multi- disciplinary environments.

He has rendered his valuable service to leading business houses, spread over the continents of Asia and Middle East, Africa and North America. His strength in financial accounting management, accuracy in figures, systematic approach, and exercising high level of financial discipline has been an integral part of his professional approach. His goal to uphold work ethics, commitment and loyalty to the company has greatly influenced the overall success of the business at large.

Rajeeva Shanker

Chief Executive Officer

Rajeeva Shanker has the distinction of being a consistent high performer, who throughout his career has increased Sales and Profitability and has exceptional expertise in establishing Brands and turning around companies.

Starting his career as a Sales Officer with Hindustan Lever, where he worked for 8 years, he was promoted to the position of Area Sales Manager, after which he moved on to hold Senior Management and Leadership positions in various companies in Bangladesh and Africa handling brands like KISSAN, PEPSI, COCA COLA, NIPPO, HERTEL, US PIZZA, just to name a few.

A high energy, result driven leader, he has led multi-functional and multi-cultural teams and handled diverse Product Portfolio of FMCG products. His strengths range from taking a product from Infancy to Market Leadership through Operational Excellence, Brand Building,  Sales Strategy , Market Penetration, Optimizing Distribution & Logistic Costs and Sales Team Management.

Chetan Chug

Director

Mr. Chetan Chug is the founder of SOMIKA which is the parent Company of African Milling Company Congo. He  has over 20 years of business and accounting experience and has successfully created a thriving enterprise comprising of many different business ventures in mining, agriculture, construction, milling to mention a few.  His vision has created employment throughout Katanga and is contributing to Economic development throughout the province.

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