Godrej International Limited
Global Technical director- Oils, Fats and Oleochemical Division
De Smet Ballestra Group
Sales Manager, Specialty Products
Crown Iron Works
Ex-Chairman & CEO in Desmet Ballestra India Pvt. Ltd.
Commercial Head of Palm for Novozymes
R & D Manager, Desmet Ballestra Group
Department Manager, Global Technology Department Edible Oil System
Vice President - International Business,
Fine Organic Industries Limited
Product Development & Innovation Division - Tetrapak
Shirdi Sai Nutraceuticals Pvt Ltd
President, Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI),
and CEO, JSB Consultants
Vice president – Sales & Marketing
DVC Process Technologists
HOD – Design, Engineering & Supply
DVC Process Technologists
Muez-Hest India Pvt.Ltd.
Manager, Global Design, Fats & Oils,
SPX Flow Technology
Sr. Vice President (Technical)
AAK Kamani Pvt Ltd.
Global agribusiness and commodities market specialist
Head-Fats and Oils Program Process Engineering R&D Center, Texas A&M University, USA
Vice President - Sales
Kelvion India Private Limited
MBA, Director of Sales & Business Development – Oils & Fats
Dorab Mistry was born in India in 1953 and graduated from Bombay University in Commerce in 1973. He qualified as a chartered accountant in 1976, having won the President’s Gold Medal.
He started his career at GODREJ, one of India’s leading industrial groups, in 1976. Since 1977 Dorab was based in London handling the vegetable oil buying and trading portfolio for GODREJ. The company’s wide ranging interests in vegetable oil processing, animal feeds, oleo chemicals, alcohols, soaps, toiletries, foods and plantations gave him a unique perspective of the world vegetable oil scenario.
Since 1996, Dorab has been a regular speaker on vegetable oil Price Outlook and is regarded as a leading analyst of price behaviour. He also writes and speaks regularly on the Indian economic scene. Dorab has served as India’s representative on the managing committee of the International Association of Seed Crushers and was its Vice President from 2006 to 2008.
In June 2013, Dorab Mistry was appointed an Officer of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in Her Majesty Queen Elisabeth II Diamond Jubilee Birthday Honours List.
From April 2015, Dorab has re-located to Singapore.
Marc Kellens is the global technical director of the Oils, Fats and Oleochemical division of The De Smet Ballestra Group and member of the executive committee.
He started in De Smet Ballestra in 1991 and is since 2003 responsible as global technical director for the oils and oilseeds technologies and oleochemical processes developed, designed and built by the De Smet Ballestra group. He carries R&D in his heart and is today still strongly involved in the new product developments and R&D activities of the group.
He has an engineering degree in food processing and technology and a PhD in oils and fats crystallization, is author of numerous scientific articles and chapters in oils and oilseeds related books and has several patents in oil and oilseed processing technologies.
He received in 2007 the European Lipid Technology Award and was given in 2015 the AOCS Distinguished Oil Processing Division Award. He received the Fellow of Euro Fed Lipid (FEFL) Award in 2017and was recently presented the Honorary Fellow Award by the Malaysian Oil Scientists’ and Technologists’ Association (MOSTA) in 2018.
He was president of the European Federation for the Science and Technology of Lipids (EFL) from 2010 till 2013 and president of the International Society of Fat Research (ISF) in 2013-2014.
Experience: 1997 : Present Sales Manager, Specialty Products Crown Iron Works Responsible for process design and sale of Solvent Extraction, White Flake Desolventization Facilities (FDS & DDD/DDS) and Drying Systems for Soy Protein Concentrate and other Specialty Products such as Algae and other industrial products. Startup of SPC Algae and Drying Facilities.
1988 - 1997: Product Manager, Direct Contact Bepex Corp. Responsible for Product Development and Sales for all Direct Contact Dryers. Built pilot plant facility and obtained patents for Pulse Combustion Drying Systems. Startup of major drying installations.
1981 - 1988: Lab Manager, Sales Manager- Aljet Equipment Company Responsible for lab testing and sales for Jet Milling and Flash Drying Systems worldwide. Built and managed flash drying and jet milling pilot plant. 1980
1980 - 1981 Sales Engineer- Stork Bowen Engineering Managed customer lab tests and quotations for Spray Drying and Fluid Bed Drying Systems.
1975 - 1980 Sales Engineer, Environmental Dorr Oliver Sales Territorial sales for Pennsylvania, Maryland, West Virginia. Environmental Sales.
Education : Bachelor of Science, Mechanical Engineering
Licensed Engineer in the State of Pennsylvania.
Professional Associations: ASME
Speaker @ AOCS, International Drying Symposium
Patents: 5,252,061 and 6,732,454 B2
Chemical engineer (M.Sc.eq.) 1969 USM Chile.
Worked 9 years in chemical industry 9 years in largest F& O manufacturer in Chile
5 Years in Alfa Laval Food Eng.
F&O Division AB Marketing Manager Latin America
6 years Sales Manager AL Chile
18 years as Alfa Laval consultant in Chile (Food & Beverages),
plus F&O (AL DK E&S) commissioning engineer in western / Eastern Europe
F&O fields of interest Chemical neutralization bleaching, Fats Crystallization, Deodorization etc.
KAMALESH. N. KAPADIA Technical advisor & Author of technical books’ series from concept to clarity B.SC. (Hons), B.SC. (TECH) and MSC (TECH) from UDCT Mumbai (Now ICT) with a specialization in Fats, Oils & Oleo-chemical Technology. Having more than 37 years of experience in the field, having delivered more than 180 lectures at various domestic and international conferences. Ex-Chairman & CEO in DESMET BALLESTRA INDIA Pvt. Ltd. EX-Product Manager Alfa Laval Tumba Sweden for Soft-column deodorization technology development from its inception, launching in Europe, USA and Asian markets. Also responsible for the business operations in USA, Europe, South American markets.
Ex Sr.GM Alfa Laval Malaysia Asia Pacific region, handling the Entire Asia pacific region, responsible for handling the operations in various countries, such as Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Philippines, Thailand, China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, Myanmar, Vietnam, Australia, New Zealand, Hong-Kong etc. He travelled extensively for the technology promotions.
Ex-Regional Manager Alfa Laval Hong-Kong/China for Far East region, Ex- head OPT Business unit, Alfa Laval India etc.
He had launched latest & new technologies during the past international conferences. Soft-column Deodorization @ OTAI /AOCS International Conference New Delhi in Feb 1999. Launched Biodiesel Technology @IICT Hyderabad India in 2007 Launched QS+ Deodorization Technology in 2010 in India Development of RBO Dewaxing & Winterization with Super filters and lateest with WINWAX filters. Nano Neutralization technology.
Martin Rushworth is based in Malaysia as the Commercial Head of Palm for Novozymes, the Denmark based global leader in industrial enzymes. His remit is to roll out enzyme processing at all stages of the palm oil value chain. Born and educated in the UK, he joined Unilever as an engineering graduate in 1974. His 30-year career with Unilever spans three continents and eight countries. Earlier on he was based in Unilever Research Vlaardingen responsible for global transfer of manufacturing technology in edible fats and oils. Subsequently he progressed from Technical Director to Chief Operating Officer to CEO and Chairman of Unilever national business operations in Africa and Asia covering oil palm, oil refining, oleochemicals, and consumer goods. He was active with Unilever in oil palm plantation operations, acquisitions and disposals in Cote d’Ivoire, Congo and Malaysia together with midstream and downstream operations.
After the sale of Unilever’s Malaysian Plantations to IOI in 2004 he set up his own private business which he sold 5 years later. From 2011 he joined Felda Global Ventures where he was appointed Head of the Downstream Division over a period that included their IPO listing. Since joining Novozymes in 2015 he has been driving the enzyme platform for palm oil. Martin lives in Malaysia with his French wife and three children.
Wim De Greyt graduated in 1988 as Engineer in Food Technology from the Faculty of Applied Biological Sciences at the University of Ghent, Belgium. He obtained a PhD degree at the same University in 1998 with a study on ‘Effect of Physical Refining on Selected Minor Components in Vegetable Oils’.
He worked as Research Assistant at the Department of Food Technology & Nutrition (University of Ghent) from 1989 until 1998. Later he joined Extraction De Smet where he worked first as R& D project leader and from 2000 as R & D Manager. Today, he is working as Senior R & D Manager coordinating the R & D activities of Desmet-Ballestra Group in the area of oilseed/biomass preparation and crushing, oil refining and modification and oleochemical processes, including biodiesel production. He is (co-) author of more than 55 scientific papers and known as presenter at international conferences and workshops. He is a member of the American Oil Chemist Society since 1996 and since 2009 also co-chairman of the Processing Division of EuroFed Lipid. In this position, he served as member of the Member of the Scientific Committee of the EuroFed Lipid Conferences in Graz (2009), Rotterdam (2011), Antalya (2013), Ghent (2016) and Uppsala (2017)
Mr. Alexey is from chemical engineering background with specialization in Vegetable Oil Technology from Ukraine.
Mr. Alexey has rich experience of around 22 years in the Edible oil industry of which 20 years have been with Alfa Laval.
Mr. Alexey Shevchenko is currently working as “Global Technology Manager – Edible Oil Systems” at Alfa Laval AB, Sweden and is based at Denmark.
The Global Technology department is responsible for R&D, plant designs and new process development with an objective to set new quality & Food safety standards for edible oil while maximizing productivity at reduced processing costs.
Mr. Shriniwas M. Sawant is a Chemical Engineer from Mumbai, India. He started his career at M/s Elkay Silicon Pvt. Ltd, Mumbai by joining sales and marketing of Performance chemicals based on silicone oil. In 2001 joined Fine Organics, India.
Started his tenure by working in speciality division for promoting speciality products in Indian Market. In 2006 was transferred to International market for promoting Oleo chemical derivatives in various applications like Food, Polymer & Cosmetics. In 2015 became Vice President for International Business and is heading the Export Division for Food & Cosmetic Additives.
He is responsible for creating new business opportunities in Global market by focusing on new product development and overall growth of his division. In 2017 has also been given an additional responsibility of promoting and developing products for Animal Health Nutrition.
Mr. Amol Pendharkar has a pedigree of Engineering graduation from VJTI Mumbai and 4 decades stint with Swedish MNCs Alfa Laval India and Tetra Pak India .
Beginning his career with Alfa Laval as Project Engineer ,over 14 years tennure he handled Products and Projects business across the categories of Dairy and Processed Liquid Food which included Dairy , Fruit processing , Tea and Coffee , Malted Food , lecithin Breweries, Aseptic processing and finally New emerging technologies .
Therafter as a forward integration from processing to packaging he moved to Tetra Pak , over next 25 years . During this career he was resposible for varied functions like Business Development in South Asian subcontinent , key marketing comprising Market research , category and product portfolio management ,competition intelligence and finally heading the Product Development and Innovation division.
Bringing in a value to the customers’ business from all his 22 countries visits , he has been winner of 5 Outstanding peformer awards both within Alfa Laval and Tetra Pak companies. Over the National arena he was on horticultural committee of TIFAC 1994 Technology Information Forecasting and assessment Coucil which was chaired by late President of India Prof ABJ Kalam in indentifying India growth startegies in the categories.
Mr. Sambasivarao Javvadi is a B.Sc (Tech) & PhD (Tech) in Food Technology. He is also ICT (Formerly UDCT) from Mumbai.
He has 28yrs experience in technical ales, business development and solution development of industrial enzymes to various segments of user industries in India and South East Asia. He has 17yrs of experience in “Enzymatic Solutions to Oils & Fats Processing” covering technical sales, business development and new solution development with enzymes for oils & fats processing.
In 2001 he introduced Enzyme Degumming to Indian Vegetable oil industry. In 2008, he invented and presented “Enzyme Assisted Palm Oil Extraction” process and “Enzyme Assisted Kachi Ghani Mustard Extraction” process. In 2012, he Invented and successfully commercialized An Improved Enzyme Degumming Process for refining of rice bran oil with far superior degumming results. Later he also invented the process of commercializing “Enzyme Assisted Refining of SOFT OILS”.
Later he Founded a company Shirdi Sai Nutraceuticals Pvt Ltd – dedicated to development of Enzyme Based Solutions to Processing of Oils & Fats and their by-products.
A qualified engineer with a specialization in chemical engineering, Mr Sandeep Chaturvedi now helms the Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI) which is promoting the biodiesel industry in India. Considered an expert on biofuels, Mr Chaturvedi essayed a key role in formulating the National Biofuels Policy announced by the MNRE in December 2009.
An ardent environmentalist and a lover of all that is `green and clean’, Mr Chaturvedi has advised several states such as Chhattisgarh, Uttarakhand, Uttar Pradesh and Karnataka on biodiesel plantation schemes. He was a special invitee at the Planning Commission of India during 2007-08 and helped in drafting the first policy document under the Chairmanship of Dr Kirit Parikh, then Member (Energy), of the Commission.
As a Member, State Level Co-ordination Committee for implementation of Bioenergy in Uttar Pradesh, he has provided inputs for the state’s biofuels policy under the name of Jeevan Jyoti. He is also a member on various committees for pricing/implementation of biodiesel of MOPNG, Planning Commission of India, Ministry of New and Renewable Energy, and other national and state bodies.
He also provided key inputs to the Biodiesel Implementation Committee report dated January 2010 under the directive of the Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, Government of India, and in co-ordination with OMCs such as IOCL, HPCL, BPCL, RIL and biodiesel manufacturers of the country. He was the business head at GOCL between 1997-2008 where he developed specific products/applications for additives for paints, plasticizers, lubricating greases and perfumery. He developed business in several countries including in Russia, Greece, France, Germany, Holland, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, the US and UK, central and east Europe, the Far East, Middle-East, China and South Africa by personally visiting and appointing agents/distributers there.
Presently, Mr Chaturvedi is an independent strategic consultant in the field of petroleum and renewable energy. He is a Member of the Biodiesel Implementation Committee, Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas, 2010, and Member, Working Group on Pricing and Marketing of Biodiesel, MNRE, Government of India. He is also a strategic advisor to companies from India, the USA, Canada, Australia and Singapore. Sandeep Chaturvedi, President, Biodiesel Association of India (BDAI), and CEO, JSB Consultants
Mr. Ramesh Ahuja, founder of Chempro Technovation is a gold medalist chemical engineer from gujarat university with varied experience in fertiliser, petrochemical, adsorbents and natural products.
Chempro Technovation was founded with humble beginnings in 1995 as consultancy organisation to the process industries and organically grew to supply edible oil plants from 25 to 400 TPD in india and abroad.
future interests lie in high vacuum distillations to recover valuable nutraceuticals, process intensification and enzymatic processes and a r & d set up being set up for the same in next couple of years.
Having over two decades of experience in the Oils & Fats and related industries.
Graduated from UDCT in 1999 as Oil Technologist and began career in R&D in Ricinash Oil Mill, developing products based on castor oil.
Later was associated with Desmet Ballestra for 14 years in the Sales function, also worked on adaptation of standards to Indian market and part of the team to introduce new technologies to India.
In 2015, joined Advanced Enzyme Technologies Ltd. as Business Unit Manager – Oils & Fats, to explore the markets for enzymes in Oils & Fats, Oleochemicals & Biodiesel. Worked globally to implement the enzyme applications in palm oil extraction, fish oil processing, etc..
Presently working as Vice President – Sales & Marketing in DVC Process Technologists. Made various presentations on Indian & international forums.
Ms. Aarti Chame is graduated from LIT, Nagpur in 2009 as Chemical Engineer, Post Graduation – MS from Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago in 2012.
Associated with The Nielsen Company in 2012 as an Analyst of FMCG market study. Later in 2013 moved back to India and got associated with DVC Process Technologists as HOD of Design, Engineering & Supply.
Mr Javed is a co-founder of this company in 1995 and Responsible for the day-to day running of the business with a particular emphasis on sales and business development. Making sure that the business continues to grow by way of developing new clients whilst maintaining its existing customer base and also look after product quality and continuous improvement.
He is B. Tech - Chemical Engineering from Harcourt Butler Technological Institute, Kanpur, India 1982 to 1986.
He was working, before taking a plunge into venturing into his own dream of forming a company, with Pennwalt India for more than six years, handing sales & marketing, Project management etc. He has extensively travelled in various countries across the globe and took his business beyond Indian market to earn a name of reputed of technology provider.
Mr. Ebbe Worm is very experienced design engineer and especially now working on continuous updating of technologies related to Margarine and shortening.
Ph.D. Tech. in food Technology from UDCT (presently known as ICT), Mumbai, India under guidance of Professor J.S.Pai.
Dr, Yadav is presently working with AAK Kamani Pvt. Ltd as Sr Vice President Technical, responsible for its Research & Development and heading the Technical Tea, having Over 30 years of industrial experience in the field of: Specialty oils & fats products like Bakery Shortenings/ Margarines, table margarines and fat spreads, Eggless mayonnaise, Plant growth promoters, Cocoa butter Substitutes ( CBS ), CBR and CBE’s , Dairy fat replacers/ analogues, Non Dairy whiteners/ Creamers, Nutritional oil mixes etc.
5 Patents on development of specific processes for refining of vegetable oils, lecithin manufacture from Rice bran, Table margarine production, specialty fats for chocolates, culinary & ice-cream Affiliation to various Professional Organizations such as, Life member, AFST India, Member, Expert group on Fats & Oils; FSSAI, Executive committee member – FICCI – CIFTI, New Delhi, Chairman – Technical Committee , Vanaspati Manufacturer’s Association, New Delhi.
Economist, Senior Editor and Policy Commentator, Guruswamy Chandrasekhar is a global agribusiness and commodities market specialist. He passionately analyzes and comments on agriculture, agribusiness and commodity markets (including energy, metals) as also international trade and developmental issues.
Apart from writing for India’s most credible business daily (The Hindu Business Line) for well over two decades and appearing on business television and providing policy inputs for the government, he has been speaking regularly at national and international forums on a range of topics including Indian macro-economy, food and nutrition security, role of technology in agriculture, trade and investment opportunities, global and Indian commodities market outlook and so on.
Chandrashekhar has held and continues to hold several public positions. Currently, he is:
• Economic Advisor, IMC Chamber of Commerce and Industry
• Director, IMC-Economic Research and Training Foundation
• International Consultant, International Trade Centre (United Nations), Geneva
• Independent Member, SEBI Commodity Derivatives Advisory Committee
• Member, SEBI Research Advisory Committee
• Trustee, Association of Technical Market Analysts
• Independent Director on the board of a number of companies
• Associated with several educational institutions; visiting faculty in B-Schools
• Hon. Advisor to select trade associations
He has been a valued Resource Person for USDA (FAS-USDA, New Delhi) for over three decades and is associated with several international institutions including World Bank, IFPRI, Global Pulse Confederation, US Soybean Export Council and more. His columns in various publications and comments on television are keenly tracked.
Dr. Alam is the head of the fats and oil program at the process engineering R&D center (formerly known as food protein R&D Center) of Texas A&M University. Dr. Alam has completed his Ph.D. in lipid chemistry from University of Hong Kong in 1999. Subsequently, he worked as post-doctoral fellow at the University of Uppsala, Sweden, Washington State University (Pullman, WA) and University of Vermont (Burlington, VT). Dr Alam joined Texas A&M University in 2006. Dr. Alam’s research focuses mainly on green processing of specialty oils including soybean, canola, palm, Emu and Ostrich fats. His research also focuses on areas in formulating non-trans margarine, shortening, deep frying, biodiesel and biofuels. Dr. Alam conducts several annual courses on vegetable oil processing, margarine and shortening and deep frying. Currently, he is teaching a course FSTC/NUTR 485(3 credits) at the department of Nutrition and food science.
Dr. Alam has several publications in international journals and has written several book chapters. He is a frequently invited distinguished faculty in this field and has delivered several lectures round the globe on fats and oils related issues.
Dr. Sanjay Tickoo, is the renowned name in the field of Oil technology and engineering in India; he is Oil & Fats Technologist with industry rich experience and his credentials carries Ph.D. degree in “Oil, Fats and Oleochemicals”. He has 18 years of intensive and extensive Industrial, designing and research experience into oils & Fats and oleo chemical sector. He has patented many technologies in the Edible oil and Food sector and has published more than 30 national and international research papers. He has handled more than 30 industrial and research projects from various private Industries, Corporate sectors and ministries of Govt. of India like Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Department of Science and Technology, Ministry of Agriculture, Directorate of Vegetable Oils, Vanaspati and Fats, Puri Oil Mills, Ruchi Soya Industries, Marico Ltd, Adani Wilmar, Shree Basant Oils Ltd, Nirmal Industries, JK Industries, BN Agri-tech, T R Solvents, M. D Oil Mills, Vijay Solvex etc. to name a few.
He had worked a lot in designing Refineries, process optimization and inventing hybrid degumming, protein extractions and Physical refining of Soya in addition to mustard oil processing and its quality improvement in India. He has served as director research with Mustard Research and Promotion Consortium, under the ambit of Ministry of Science and Technology. He is currently running his own Oils and Fats Engineering Organisation with strong R&D base namely “Alita International” in New Delhi.
Mr. Arun Pahwa Heads the complete planning, sales, marketing, business development, customer relationships and operations for Plate Heat Exchangers for Food Segment on Pan-India basis. He played a key role in developing large customer base, handling key clients and maintaining strong customer experience. He is actively involved in providing technical support for food business all over India. He also introduced and implemented several new processes which enhanced the operational efficiency of the business and team members. He is also Involved in identifying and developing new markets for deeper market penetration. He has attended several trainings overseas training in Food processing processes.
Mr. Darren Litle joined Arisdyne Systems, Inc. as the Director of Sales & Business Development – Oils & Fats in April 2016. He is an accomplished technical sales & marketing professional with more than 27 years of experience in mainstream chemical-related markets. He has extensive experience and industry knowledge in Fats, Oils, Oleochemicals, Renewables, and Biofuels.
Prior to joining Arisdyne, Mr. Darren worked for Cargill Inc. for more than 10 years at various edible oil plants and in various roles from Project Engineer to Refinery Superintendent. During the next 10 years, Mr. Darren held important positions within the Süd-Chemie Group and Clariant Corporation including Regional Industry Group Manager. Most recently, Mr. Darren was the Oil & Fats Processing Market Manager for GEA Equipment North America.
Mr. Darren has earned a B.S. degree in Chemical Engineering from Montana State University and an M.B.A. in Leadership Development from Brenau University. He has spoken at several conferences including the American Oil Chemist Society (AOCS) Annual Meeting and Texas A&M University (TAMU) Edible Oil and Biodiesel Short Courses.