Thought Leaders


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.