management team


Management Team

Chief Executive Officer - Vinisha Agnihotri.
With a background in Natural Sciences and a degree in Economics from Rutgers University, Vinisha began her career in Private Wealth Management for an ultra high net worth boutique called Graystone, acquired by Morgan Stanley. In 2004 she began a private consulting business to develop start up ventures across various sectors. Over the last 8 years she has created a very resourceful global network, having assisted many key personalities with various projects. She became the CEO of D-Helix at the end of 2011, moving forward with full force to grow the company for the benefit of all of the shareholders.

Chief Operations Officer - Albino Maggio.
Dr, Maggio received his master's degree in Agricultural Sciences from University of Naples Federico II (Italy) and his Ph.D. in Horticulture from Purdue University. His field of expertise is functional biology of plant adaptation to environmental constraints (salinity, drought) and identification of critical stress tolerance traits in agricultural crops. In the last few years, he has been working as European project coordinator and more recently as National Expert seconded from the University of Naples to the European Commission where he is scientific and policy officer in the area of food security and sustainable management of natural resources. He is working beside the CEO to ensure the successful development of the company and its technologies.

Corporate Secretary - Axel Künzli.
With a degree in Economics from Bocconi University in Milan, Axel first joined the global consulting firm Price Waterhouse MCS then co-founded Jakala, a leading Italian marketing and new media group based in Milan. Axel has gathered experience in company's start-ups and business development. Axel is currently helping several Italian start-ups as a Business Angel. He became D-Helix's Corporate Secretary at the end of 2011.