Mr. Vinod Kapur an engineer by education from the Loughborough College of Technology in the UK, rose to become the Operations Head of WIMCO (Swedish Match Company in India) and then turned entrepreneur. He envisioned and established KEGGFARMS in 1967 and became its full time head in 1973.
Vinod Kapur’s contribution to Rural Poultry development is widely recognized today as a major tool for poverty alleviation and income generation in deprived rural households in India. His work has led to a sustainable business model as it creates rural entrepreneurship, micro enterprise and provides substantial supplementary income in the hands of economically depressed rural households, especially women. As one of the most senior member of the poultry fraternity, he is actively involved with working groups and committees of Government bodies and international agencies, for policy formulation and dissemination of knowledge with regard to rural poultry.
To Vinod Kapur also goes the credit of introducing the first gourmet brand of eggs “KEGGS®” in India. Keggs are cage free table eggs catering to discerning consumer who want the choice to eat a humanely produced, high quality premium product.
KEGGS® now sells in all major cities of India through premium general and modern trade outlets.
The other passion that drives Vinod Kapur is his love for Hindustani classical music, which he shares with other music lovers by hosting traditional ‘Baithaks’. These Baithaks not only are a source of enjoyment, but also provide an enabling environment for senior but lesser heard artists and young talent, to be heard and appreciated in Delhi.