Thought Leaders


Mr. Rahul Bhargava

A ‘Qualified Packaging Technologist’ with over 32 years of chronicle success and significant contribution in the R&D of pharmaceutical packaging at Sun Pharma / Ranbaxy. Currently, he has ventured into packaging consultancy for technical services, for end-to-end pack design, cost / productivity improvement and setting up a unit for biodegradable chemical coating materials.


Mr. Subhas Bhattacharjee

He was the former Managing Director of NERAMAC Ltd., Ministry of DoNER, Govt. of India having 38 years of rich experience in marketing of processed food. His degrees include B.Sc. in Agriculture (Hons.); Masters in Food Technology from CFTRI, Mysore; specialised programme at IIM, Kolkata; IIT Delhi and Kansas State University, USA. Presently, he is a Consultant with CSIR-CFTRI, Mysore; on the Board of Directors of North East Mega Food Park; Member, Technical Board of AIFPA; Advisor of Laghu Udyog Bharati; North East Chairman, Food Processing Committee of FICCI, North East


Mr. Deepak Manchanda

Formerly Head of Packaging at reputed consumer brand companies – Oriflame-Silver Oak; Dabur and Ranbaxy. Initially he worked with Metal Box India, later with integrated brand development consultancy, Autumn Design and Firstouch Solutions. He was consultant for Jindal Polymers and Michelman. He was closely associated with Indian Institute of Packaging (IIP), Packaging South Asia magazine and industry conferences.

Dr Sameer Joshi

Dr Sameer Joshi

Sameer Joshi has done his Polymer Engineering from Pune University in 1990 and also Ph.D on plastic waste management in 2017. He has is own plastic moulding unit in Pune and is passionate and works for plastics sustainability, environment and circular economy. He is a Guinness World Record Holder for the world’s largest “T” shirt from plastic waste and member of UN environment Marine Litter Action Group.


Mr. Abhijit Choudhury

He is a Program Leader with Campbell Soup Company, USA in the Packaging Systems Department. He has been in the realm of food and beverage packaging machineries for over a decade. He has led multiple successful programmes pertaining to rigid container formation to AGV and ASRS implementation in the FMCG sector.

He has done his undergrad from NIFFT Ranchi in Manufacturing and Material Science. Later, he finished his post grad in Engineering Management Systems from Missouri University of Science and Technology, Rolla, Missouri, USA. His expertise lies with plastics packaging, glass packaging, hot-fill packaging, rigid container labelling process, full immersion retort packaging and hydrostatic retort packaging.


Mr. Tamilmanian Nagalingam

He is Co-Founder & Managing Director of Kuppaikaaran Waste Management Pvt. Ltd., Chennai. He is a Member of CII & Greater Chennai Corporation for wet waste management. He has a combined experience of installing over 500+ biogas projects across India including corporate, industries, hospitals, institutions, corporations etc. He organised the first international expo on ‘Waste, Energy and Environment’ in 2019.


Mr. Deepak Mehta

A mechanical engineer from Bombay University, he started his career with his family business of manufacturing and marketing engineering capital goods. After 20 years of experience, he started Leevams Incorporated in 2001, stepping in the field of foreign agency representation business, specialising in solid waste management; more specifically, recycling and reclaiming technologies; be it, plastics, textiles, MSW, e-waste, metals etc., having tie-up with 11 world-class European companies. He believes that effective and efficient waste management is the ‘need-of-the-hour’ in our country.