Press Release
March 25, 2021

Digital Business Model Expert, Sanjay Lashand, Joins Terramera’s Strategic Advisory Board


  • Transformative leader with proven track record will focus Terramera’s digital offerings to position organization for international success
  • Lashand to advise Terramera on strategically scaling computational chemistry expertise to bring technology to digital commercialization  

VANCOUVER, BC – March 25, 2021 – Terramera, the global agtech leader fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to transform how food is grown, announced today that Sanjay Lashand, Executive at Linium, a Cognizant company, has joined its Strategic Advisory Board. Lashand is known for delivering streamlined emerging business transformation solutions to multinational organizations.  

With his proven track record of positioning organizations for success, spurring multi-million-dollar sales growth and profitability, Lashand will advise Terramera on digital business direction and building strategic differentiators towards achieving its goals of reducing the synthetic chemical load 80%, increasing farm productivity 20%, and increasing soil organic carbon 100% by 2030. As the newest member of the Strategic Advisory Board, he joins Nancy Roman, President and CEO of the Partnership for a Healthier America; Santa Ono, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of British Columbia; Stewart Beck, President and CEO of the Asia Pacific Foundation of Canada; and Chairman of the board, Greg D’Avignon, President and CEO of the Business Council of BC.

“With a highly passionate and dedicated leadership team, broad reaching IP potential, and ambitious goals, Terramera is on track to solve global challenges,” said Lashand. “I feel an unprecedented commitment to Terramera and am excited to help focus its digital offerings and build the team to an international level to deliver innovations that will protect plant and human health for decades to come.”

Throughout his career Lashand has worked with renowned system integrators including IBM, HP, and American Management Systems where he developed multi-cultural leadership skills to increase organizations' global reach into new markets in a radically shifting global environment. He previously modeled and executed an advanced customer journey end-state-vision for a multibillion-dollar Fortune 500 Silicon Valley company, and re-built the global Managed Service Providers Professional Service Practice in his role at ServiceNow.

"Sanjay is a titan in his field and will be an asset to Terramera as we hone our direction and focus on achieving our 2030 goals,” said Karn Manhas, Terramera Founder and CEO. “We’re grateful to have his background in digital business models and product sales on board as we strategically scale our business and technology, specifically our computational chemistry expertise, to make the greatest impact and ensure an earth that thrives and provides for everyone.”

About Terramera

Terramera is a global agtech leader fusing science, nature and artificial intelligence to transform how food is grown and the economics of agriculture in the next decade. With its revolutionary Actigate™ technology platform, which was recognized by Fast Company as a 2020 World Changing Idea, Terramera is committed to reducing the global synthetic pesticide load 80% by 2030 to protect plant and human health and ensure an earth that thrives and provides for everyone. The privately held, venture-backed company was founded in 2010 and has grown to include a world-class bench of engineers, scientists, advisors and investors. Terramera is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, with integrated operations in Canada, the US and India that include research labs, a greenhouse and farm, and more than 250 patents in its global IP portfolio. For more information, please visit

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