Sanjaya is the Managing Director of OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd. He recently stepped down as the Managing Director of Kancor Ingredients Ltd, after having sold a majority stake in Kancor to Jean Mane of V Mane Fils. Of Grasse, France.
OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd is in branded Natural APIs and PFIs for Nutrition, Health and Wellness products. KANCOR is in the Natural Extracts, Essential Oils and Natural Colours space
He joined The Bombay Oil Industries Ltd. in Mumbai as a Sales Representative in 1980 and worked up various levels to the position of Chief Executive of the Botanicals Extracts Division of the company. In 1990 was appointed as the Managing Director of Kancor. In 2005, he set up Omniactives. Both the companies have grown significantly under his leadership, operating globally. Both companies are leaders in their field of Natural Ingredients, extraction, isolation and purification, covering Food Ingredients, Personal Care ingredients and Health care ingredients. Besides, he is associated as a director in many of his family cos, like Autohangar India P Ltd, the largest Mercedes Dealership in India, and VKL.
He has played important roles on associations and industry bodies as,
-Past Vice Chairman, Spices Board,
-Past President - India Pepper & Spice Trade Association,
-Past Chairman – All India Spices Exporters Forum,
-Past Chairman of CII Kerala.
-Member Southern Council of CII
He was instrumental in introducing online trading activities at India Pepper & Spice Trade Association while he was the President. He is also on the Board of several companies and has successfully promoted and closed a venture capital business. He has presented number of papers at different Forums and institutions he has served as an active member of the organizing committee for the Nutraceuticals Summit held in India, annually. Currently he is the Chairman of FICCI’s task force on Nutraceuticals.
He has successfully started many businesses, scaled them and also bought and sold many companies in the group.
A commerce and economics graduate by training, he did a Diploma in Tax Management from J Bajaj Institute of Management and Executive Education programs at IIM A and Stanford University- Graduate Business School.
His other interests are reading, golf, travel, wild life, photography, art, wine and food.
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