Mr. Giridhar Rao is currently “Director – Sustainable Spices & Herbs” at Griffith Foods WW, a developer and manufacturer of Seasonings and innovative products to the Food Industry. Griffith Foods was established in 1918 and is headquartered near Chicago.
Mr. Rao is responsible for the Strategy, Planning and Sustainable Sourcing activities related to Spices, Herbs and Oleoresins of Spices. Mr. Rao is also responsible for driving the Sustainable sourcing initiative through which the company targets to source all its spices and herbs as Sustainable-Certified in the near future.
He is an Electrical Engineer from Bangalore University, a Post Graduate in Rural Management from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand (IRMA) and a certified Materials Manager from the Indian Institute of Materials Management.
Mr. Rao is based at Bangalore in India and has over 25years’ presence in the Spices & Food Industry. His primary interests include Sustainable Sourcing, Commodity Management, Inventory Control and Backward Integration of sourcing. Prior to joining Griffith Foods in 2010, he worked with various reputed Spices & Foods Companies like Bombay Oil (Now Kancor), VKL Spices, Marico and Reliance Retail.
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