Saikat Datta Mazumdar

Saikat Datta Mazumdar
Chief Operating Officer - NutriPlus Knowledge Program
Agribusiness & Innovation Platform
Innovation Systems for the Drylands Program

Saikat Datta Mazumdar is Chief Operations Officer (COO), NutriPlus Knowledge Program, Agribusiness and Innovation Platform (AIP), at ICRISAT, Hyderabad.

He studied Chemistry at the North Eastern Hill University, Shillong, India,  followed by a Masters degree in Food Science and Technology from the Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore, India. He was awarded a PhD by the Philipps University Marburg, Germany in 2008. He also has a specialization in Food and Agribusiness Management from College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University, USA.

Previous work experience include stints at the Unilever Research Centre, Bengaluru and at the Institute of Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Philipps University Marburg, Germany.

At ICRISAT he is involved in providing support to entrepreneurs in the areas of food and agribusiness; research and development in the area of neutraceuticals, fortified foods and food safety; nutritional intervention projects towards addressing malnutrition and enhancement of dietary diversity among tribal populations in India; and establishment of IS0 17025:2005 certified food testing laboratories in Africa.

Expertise in: Food Science and Technology, nutritional intervention studies, nutritional analysis, food product development, production planning, food safety quality management systems, ISO 17025: 2005 accreditation for food testing laboratories, biosensors and bioelectronics

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