ISC 2016

The International Spice Conference has emerged as the most sought after platform for the spice fraternity with more than 800 delegates from 45 nationalities, over 50 speakers and 35 exhibitors.

Mr Sanjaya Mariwala


Mr Sanjaya Mariwala

Mr Sanjaya Mariwala

Managing Director of OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd.

Sanjaya is the Managing Director of OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd.

OmniActive Health Technologies Ltd is in branded Natural APIs and PFIs for Nutrition, Health and Wellness products.

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. Three years ago he sold Kancor and decided to concentrate on Omniactives, 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 a flavor and seasonings co.

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. OmniActives has been busy growing under his vigil at > 20% pa organically. In addition Sanjaya has added an inorganic strategy to grow through acquisitions and last year Omni acquired 100% of Indfrag, a supplier of raw materials to the Nutraceuticals industry. The financing for acquisition was organized by bringing an equity and debt infusion from Everstone PE and Indostar.

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.

He lives in Mumbai with his wife Nandana & two children, Niharika 28, and Nihal 26. His other interests are reading, golf, wild life photography, art, wine and food. He is an avid and well known art collector, and a keen photographer. He travels extensively and is a foodie, a cook and a wine & whiskey connoisseur. His love for Jazz has prompted his investment in The Quarter, at The Royal Opera House-Mumbai.

Session Date: January 29, 2019

Topic: Mergers & Acquisitions - Basic Tenets

Time: 1030 - 1140 hrs

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