Our visionary management team drives everything we do at OmniActive. With over a century’s worth of combined experience in the ingredient and supplement industries across a comprehensive spectrum of backgrounds and business functions, our team fuses innovation with strategic implementation. The result? Cutting edge, high-quality products, which help people live better lives. What makes the OmniActive team so amazing? We invite you to read more about our individual team members below.
A seasoned entrepreneur with more than 30 years of experience in the natural food
and supplement ingredients space, Sanjaya provides strategic and financial oversight
and guidance to our global teams. He was part of the founding team of OmniActive,
and has helmed Kancor Ingredients since 1990.
Sanjaya’s numerous professional and industrial affiliations include the India Pepper & Spice Trade Association, All India Spices Exporters Forum, Confederation of Indian Industry, Indian Merchant’s Chamber and The Indus Entrepreneurs.
He holds a degree in tax management from Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, and has completed executive training programs at the Indian Institute of Management (Ahmedabad) and Stanford Graduate School of Business.
With more than 20 years in product management and development across the health,
nutrition, flavors and personal care industries, including 15 years at Kancor, Abhijit
offers strategic market inputs to our product development and marketing processes.
He played a key role in the formative years of OmniActive, focusing on early business
and product strategy, while establishing our global presence.
Abhijit holds a Bachelor’s in Chemistry from Fergusson College, Pune, and an MBA from the Institute of Rural Management, Anand.
Hiren leads our market development team in delivering product and technology
innovations to the nutritional ingredients market. He has also played an essential role in
directing OmniActive’s sales and marketing efforts in the United States. Prior to joining
OmniActive, Hiren founded and worked at Focus Infomatics, a medical transcription
management company in Boston, MA.
He received his Bachelor’s in Business Administration from the University of Texas, Austin.
Jayant has more than 25 years experience in the pharmaceutical and nutraceutical
industries in areas including biocatalysis, polymer synthesis and drug delivery
technologies. He leads new product development at OmniActive’s Prince Edward
Island, Canada location. Jayant has an established track record of developing
innovative technologies and delivery systems to enhance the nutritional value and
functionality of ingredients within our portfolio. Through close interaction with our
customers in North America, he is able to understand current and future needs while
simultaneously catering to the product needs of our sales and marketing teams.
Jayant has a M.Pharm and Ph.D in Pharmaceutics from Bangalore University. He serves as a member of visiting faculty at Mumbai’s Institute of Chemical Technology.
With a rich academic, research and business background, Arun heads up OmniActive’s
R&D efforts. He is primarily responsible for establishing processes for quick turnaround
of projects driven by customer needs, developing delivery platforms and improving
Arun has held positions as a Professor/Researcher at the Centre for Biotechnology, Anna University, Chennai, and as Senior VP for Screening and External Liaison of the Natural Products division at Piramal Lifesciences.
He holds a Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry and a Master’s and PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Madras. Additionally, he served for 4 years as a postdoctoral research associate at the University of California, Berkeley.
A seasoned pharmaceutical industry executive with a strong history in managing
operations from raw material sourcing to end-product manufacturing, Chaitanya aligns
and guides OmniActive’s agriculture, supply chain and manufacturing divisions with a
focus on high-quality, sustainable and traceable product processes.
He is an alumnus of the Institute of Chemical Technology, Mumbai.
Ashoke oversees OmniActive’s financial affairs across our divisions. With an extensive
background in financial analysis and strategic management across life science,
chemical and electronics industries, Ashoke brings core expertise in fundraising, cost
management, mergers and acquisitions, corporate taxation, internal audit and ERP
Ashoke is qualified as a Chartered Accountant and Cost Accountant from The Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and The Institute of Cost and Works Accountants of India respectively.
With 20 years of experience in human capital management across the corporate
spectrum, Rajesh is responsible for OmniActive’s comprehensive human capital efforts
at all of our global locations, including India, United States, Canada, Europe and China.
His areas of focus include people strategy, organizational design, employee
development, human capital processes and change management.
Rajesh has a master’s in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from Nagpur University.