Former Director, Central Institute of Medicinal and Aromatic Plants (CIMAP/ CSIR India); Fellow of National Academy of Science, India (FNASc) and National Academy of Agricultural Science (FNAAS). He has been and is advisor to biotech industry in India. Recipient of several awards and distinctions including: VASVIK Award in Bioscience & Technology 2008; Nina Sexena Excellence in Technology Award-2007 of IIT Kharagpur, Best Invention Award of AIIES-2007, Hyderabad; FICCI Award 2004 -05 for Rural Development, Patent Appreciation Award in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology of IDMA-2004, AIBA-2000 Award for Agricultural Biotechnology; CSIR Technology Prize -1999 in Biological Sciences and Best Teacher Faculty Award-1995 of IARI, New Delhi. He is presently the President of Medicinal & Aromatic Plants Society of India (MAPSI) which he founded in 2006-07. He combines in him as a technologist a rare blend of conventional and modern biology with core expertise in plant genetics, molecular biology and biotechnology and has translated his work of R&D into above 50 international technology and product patents with above 150 peer reviewed research publications to his credit. He recently conceptualized and designed the first of its kind platform named BioPORT being developed as a part of Biotech SEZ in NCR, Delhi as the unique state-of-art R&D outsourcing and training facility to fill the gap between research and industrial needs in biotech sector through Mayar Biotech SEZ as the economic vehicle.

Now he is translating his vision of Science Knowledge and Innovation (SKI) for better health, life and societal empowerment through capability transfer and is incubating a novel venture as startup biotech industry “NutraHelix Biotech” in nutraceuticals sector as its Chief Mentor. This is taking shape in business collaboration of renowned petrochemical industrialist Mr Shreenarayan Agrawal as Chief business Operator. This unique combination of science and business has initiated a process of establishing a world class laboratory for Nutraceuticals research and processing technology at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai on an unconventional organizational structure is taking shape in this nutrition sector specific leadership venture

 

Shreenarayan is a commerce graduate from Bombay University who had a childhood dream of building up a global niche in petrochemicals and started with a very modest beginning of distribution of kerosene on handcarts and bullock carts. Known for his intrinsic skill of locating and nurturing human relations in all walks of life, Narayan has been able to build up an industry with an annual turn over of over Rs.100 crores.  He is a well known address for most of the Multinationals’ and Public Sector Undertakings in lubricant industry.  As Chairman and Managing Director, Nandan Group he has established four plants for blending, filling and packaging of lubricants for automobiles and industries; situated at Silvassa, D&NH, Taloja in Raigad Dist. And Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. Under his leadership, Nandan Group has entered into a technical collaboration with Meguin GmbH & Co. KG to manufacture and market Meguin brand of lubricants in India.  The group is also a key player in importing and marketing of Meguin brand car care products.
Narayan has developed deep interest and insight in nutraceutical and herbal products in technical collaboration with Dr. Suman Khanuja, a renowned scientist and technologist as knowledge partner. This unique combination of science and business has initiated a process of establishing a world class laboratory for Nutraceuticals research and processing technology at Turbhe in Navi Mumbai. The new venture by name NutraHelix Biotech Pvt. Ltd. Is a research based nutraceutical biotech industry start-up with Dr Khanuja as Chief Mentor and Narayan as Chief Operator. The project on an unconventional organizational structure is taking shape in this nutrition sector specific as leadership venture.  

 

Mr. Nandan S Agrawaal with Bachelors in Chemical Engineering from Mumbai University is pursuing his MBA from SP Jain Institute of Management and Research. He is the young and dynamic face of the company with a strong vision to convert a family managed business of Nandan Group into a widely held and professionally managed body corporate. He has been a key member of the top management team at Nandan Petrochem Limited. Still more importantly he is leading the marketing reach of the group companies by focusing on quality and service awareness across the organization.

He has taken up key role of Director for marketing and business development now in this science driven business venture NutraHelix Biotech Pvt Ltd. His capability of driving the change management agenda by implementing ERP Package, Human Capital Enhancement Package, R & D, Technology up-gradation brings in a promise in this new leadership venture in Nutra-biotech sector.

 

Mrs. Meena Agrawal, with Bachelors in Commerce from Mumbai University, is well qualified Senior Director who carries practical experience in the field of accounts along with keen interest and involvement in socio-economic upliftment of society. She has the responsibility of corporate social deliverables in the company which she is able to manage efficiently with her experience gained as the President of 'Shri Hari Satsang Samiti' in Mumbai, an NGO for upliftment of Tribals all over India. In addition, she is the member of All India Core Committee for women and has been secretary of Agroha Vikas Trust, Mumbai where she is permanent trustee as well. She carries the skills and qualities to give direction to NutraHelix in the field of nutrition for building healthier societies.