Bhavik Bhupendra Desai is a young Commercial Head managing a diverse portfolio at Jayanti’s Herbs & Spice Division.
Before joining Jayanti in 2011, he was an entrepreneur managing his family-run cotton business. His initial training in Spice trading, procurement, processing and packaging was at Jayanti’s spice processing plant in Kinathukadavu in Coimbatore. During his 3-year tenure in India he has been a part of many internal crop surveys undertaken by the procurement team which has helped him gain complete understanding of farm-to-fork operations.
In 2013 Bhavik moved to Jayanti S.A., Switzerland as Commercial Head of the Europe-Centric Spice Trading Division in Neuchatel.
In 2016 he relocated to work as Regional Marketing Head at Steamlab Sterilization Food A.S, in Turkey, also a part of Jayanti. He is currently based in Bangalore.
He is well-versed with Spice Market Trends and Traditions and was a Key Speaker on World Cumin Markets at the International Spice Conference (ISC) held in February 2018 at Jaipur. He was also an ISC Panelist at the Pepper Crop Review Session at Kovalam in February 2017.
He is a commerce graduate and holds a Diploma in International Trade and Foreign Exchange. At 31, he has come a long way, yet his humble upbringing and passion forspice keeps him grounded urging him to explore, learn and prepare for greater challenges that lay ahead.
Session Date: January 31, 2019
Topic: Panel Discussion: Audio Visuals of Pepper, Chilli and Cumin followed by Panel Discussion
Time: 1030 - 1140 hrs
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