Dr. Prabodh Halde
Dr. Prabodh Halde, currently the Head Regulatory, Marico Ltd. for domestic and international business, is a renowned Food Technologist with a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary experience of 22+ years in some of the most reputed multinational corporations including Coca-Cola and ACC Ltd.
Prabodh has enormous practical industrial experience in the areas of Quality and Food Safety, he is a lead auditor for ISO 9001/14001/OSHAS 18001/ISO 22000 systems. Prabodh is a prominent office-bearer in some of the leading Food Safety organizations in India. His responsibilities include serving as the President of AFST (Association of Food Scientists and Technologists (India)), Chairman of All India Food Processing Association (AIPFI) Maharashtra state, Convener Regulatory committee SEA India, a Board of Management member at BMNSNDT Mumbai, Member of Regulatory committee CIFTI-FICCI,CII,PFNDAI & RAI India etc.
He has mentored over 20 food startups and created the ecosystem wherein over 300 new startups will be benefited.
He has participated in the Indian delegation to CODEX meetings four times at China and Malaysia in 2012, 2013, 2015 & 2017. Prabodh is an approved National Level trainer for FSSAI, FDA Maharashtra, FDA Gujarat, FDA Goa, FDA Kerala and FDA MP. He has personally trained more than 2000 Food Safety Officers so far as part of TOT and FSO training program.
An accomplished motivational and Technical speaker, he has delivered more than a two hundred seminars and lectures at different conferences all across India and abroad on Food Processing / Quality and Food Safety. His chosen area of expertise is Food Safety and Food Regulations. As recognition of his expertise, he was selected to be part of a PMO visit delegation to Tajikistan as a food industry expert in June 2015. In May 2017, he was invited by US state department for 21 days of exchange program at USA as food safety expert under Leadership exchange program.
He has started various innovative programs in AFST Viz Project ashirwad, Project Avishkar, Project Power talk and Project Parampara. All these programs are now popular at national level . He has written much-appreciated books on Food Safety regulations for sectors such as the Oil industry, Bakery Industry and the Retail industry. These informative books have proved to be very useful guides for Food Business Operators. He has also published 4 motivational books for students named ‘Prabodhika’, He has received various awards including 2 ‘Best Employee’ awards at Coca-Cola and 8 ‘Value Awards’ at Marico Ltd. He also makes a contribution towards the community by being an active member of ‘Udaan Welfare Foundation’ – an NGO working for the underprivileged sections of society.