Chandresh A. Shah
Born in Gujarat and raised in Mumbai, schooled in Vile Parle and graduated in Chemistry from Bombay University in 1974. He found employment as a chemist and supervisor at Mercury Pharmaceuticals where he made significant changes in the working environment of the packaging and production department, bringing gains to the Company.
He went to Nottingham UK to pursue Food Technology in the year 1975 and later attained a management degree from Strathclyde, UK. As part of research work, he got a unique opportunity to work in Zurich, Switzerland at the Swiss Federal Research Institute. In his youth, he has travelled extensively in the African and Middle-eastern subcontinents since his father was posted in East Africa and Iran as a high-ranking official of a multinational.
After completing his studies in UK, he returned to India in 1980, settled in native city of Vadodara and began his association with the Indian food industry as he worked with the illustrious Nanubhai Amin family as a Factory Manager of Vafa Agro Foods, a company canning mango pulp and dealing with many other products. There he was entrusted with Production, Marketing and New Product Development.
Shortly, he left his flourishing career and ventured on the path of entrepreneurship to establish Bhanu Products in a single hall rented premises of 1200 sq.ft in small town called Padra, for making household pickles.
He also had a short stint of experience working as a technical consultant with Metal Box India (MBIL) at a unit situated near Mumbai, engaged in making containers and closures for the food industry.
In 1983, he laid the foundation of Madhav Agro Foods Pvt Ltd near Padra, engaged in manufacturing and export of various processed foods.
After successfully running the Company for another 2 decades, he played a pivotal role in setting up of Innovative Cuisines Pvt. Ltd., a food firm exporting frozen vegetables to USA in the year 2007.
He has actively assisted and mentored numerous colleagues in the food industry with R&D, process engineering, entrepreneurship and expansion over his illustrious journey in the food industry so far. He has active interests in food safety, food processing, project planning, management and implementation and training.
With Godâ€™s grace and blessings as well as his hard work, dedication and determination, he established a second unit in Karjan, Vadodara in 2018. It is a state of the art plant with the most modern equipment and sophisticated infrastructure.
He is an esteemed member of professional and social organizations such as All India Food Processors Association. He is also associated with the EXIM Club, a platform for many activities in the domain of trade and commerce, especially export and import.
He has also been associated with academic institutions like the Food and Nutrition Dept. of The M.S. University of Baroda, as well as ADIT & AAU at Vallabh Vidyanagar, Anand.