Transforming The Food Economy
3-5 November, 2017 | Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi, India


Dr. Viju Jacob

Dr. Viju Jacob

Designation : Managing Director

Company : Synthite Industries Limited

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India Presence :

  • Served as Vice Chairman of the Spices Board of India during the years 2010-11
  • Managing Committee Member of All India Spice Exporters Forum
  • Member of CII-Face Regulatory Committee.
  • Patron Member of the Association of European Chamber of Commerce & Industry
  • Patron Member of ASSOCHAM
  • Executive Director, Karunya University, Coimbatore
  • Secretary, St Peter's College, Kolenchery, Ernakulam 
  • Board member in XIME group of institutions
  • Member of CII-South India Education Sub-Committee
  • Represented Indian Spice industry in CODEX meetings

Company Profile :

  • Has been inducted into the "Knighthood of the Ecumenical Medical Humanitarian Order of St. Johns of Jerusalem Knights of Charity" on 23rd August 20008. The Knighthood was conferred by the Grand Master of the order Sir John Hopes and other eight commanders from different parts of the world at a function held in Austria. This most prestigious appreciation commenced by the Queen of England is to honor people who uphold the values of faith, loyalty, courage and honor. It is pertinent to note that Dr. Jacob has the rare distinction of being the first Keralite and the third Indian to receive this prestigious recognition.
  • Received 'Global Business Award’ for the year 2003 organised by Global Malayalee Council, for his outstanding contributions towards business, society and for the empowerment of Malayalees throughout the World.
    Received "Udyog Rattan Award" instituted by Institute of Economic Studies, Delhi for outstanding performance in the field of industrial development in the country.
  • On June 15, 2012, Dr. Jacob won "National Leadership Excellence Award for Business Development" conferred on by Global Achievers’ Foundation (GAF) for outstanding individual achievements and distinguished services to the nation. The award was presented by the then High Commissioner of Seychelles.
  • Ramada Resorts, under the stewardship of Dr Jacob, bagged "Emerging Hospitality Brand" award at the Kerala State Business Excellence Awards 2012 ceremony, organized by the Indian Chamber of Commerce & Industry

Personal Profile :

  • Dr. Jacob joined his father's business in 1984 and with his 32 years experience, today he is a well-known personality in the global spice industry. It was under his leadership that Synthite set up its Fragrance division in Maradur, Tamil Nadu for extraction of floral concretes and absolutes. This enabled generation of employment to 1000 villagers in the vicinity of the unit.
  • Marigold cultivation was introduced in India by Synthite in a systematic way on a commercial scale resulting in employment for over 14000 farmers cultivating in 15000 acres of land which also enables indirect labour to 250000 workers. Besides the co-generation of electricity and steam by its own agro-waste as fuel, he established wind farms in Tamil Nadu for exploiting non-conventional wind energy for power generation.
  • He also set up one tourist resort which has a five star deluxe recognition today and an apartment hotel both in Cochin. Under his leadership, Synthite is today one of the leading corporations in Kerala with an annual turnover of Rs 1500 crores.

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