The All India Spices Exporters Forum (AISEF) has been actively involved in promoting the interests of the spice industry, and representing industry problems at the right forums.


  • To strive to consistently increase per unit realization in spices exports by initiating product & packaging development and up gradation.
  • To undertake and participate in activities to influence policies of state and central bodies.
  • To shall intervene and catalyze development of better technologies and farm practices in the supply chain by striving for standards of cleanliness, promoting safe use of post-harvest handling.
  • To shall act as a repository of all market, technical and policy information and disseminate it to all its members, expanding the collective knowledge of our industry and disseminating scientific information to all concerned.



Chairman        Vice-Chairman


Mr. Sanjeev Bisht
ITC Limited - ABD
Mr. Emmanuel Nambusseril
Akay Natural Ingredients Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Prakash Namboodiri
AB Mauri India Pvt. Ltd., Ernakulam

Mr. Geemon Korah
Kancor Ingredients Ltd., Ernakulam


Mr. Jojan L. Malayil
Aromatic Products, Cochin


Mr. John Joshy
Synthite Industries Ltd.


Mr. Manoj Marar
Plant Lipids Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Nishesh Shah
Universal Oleoresins , Kochi

Ms. Uma Maskai
Shree Balaji Gums & Spice Stuff Pvt. Ltd.


Mr. Krishnakumar Bhammer
krishna & Company
Mr. Abhishek Poddar
Nani Agro Foods Pvt. Ltd., Erode

Mr. Gulshan John
Nedspice Processing (India) Pvt. Ltd., Kochi

 Mr. Mayank Srivastava
Olam Food Ingredients India Pvt. Ltd., Ernakulam


 Mr. Krishnakumar Menon
Eastern Condiments Pvt. Ltd., Ernakulam


Mr. Bhavik Desai
Indian Products Ltd., Coimbatore






Established in 1987, AISEF relentlessly works in the interests of the spice industry globally by creating a sustainable and pro-development business environment conducive to growth. AISEF has today evolved in the international arena as the Voice for the Spice Fraternity. The growth of the forum was made possible by the support from other trade associations from around the world including ASTA.

AISEF today comprises of a majority of the leading Spice Exporters from India. The Forum closely collaborates with the Spices Board of India, Ministry of Commerce, Horticulture Department Boards, Indian Institute of Spice Research, Directorate of Arecanut and Spices Development, Food Safety and Standards Authority of India, Sustainable Spices Initiative India etc. and interacts with them on a regular basis on all regulatory matters concerning spices. AISEF is actively involved in the setting of standards for Spices in the Codex Committee.

AISEF also takes concerted efforts to ensure sustainable spice cultivation through collaborative efforts with IDH and WSO. The objective is to improve all stake holders of the industry by providing economic viability, ensuring social soundness and by inculcating environmental responsibility. For farm-level projects AISEF partners with World Spice Organisation (WSO) and works closely with Central & State Governments.

Many initiatives are undertaken by partnering organisations like Indian Institute of Spice Research (IISR), Ministry of Food Processing Industries (MoFP) and Food Safety Standard Authority of India (FSSAI). AISEF believes that excellence begins at the grass root level and has taken up numerous initiatives with WSO as Socially Responsible Investment to promote sustainability and food safety of Indian Spice Industry. Farmer outreach programmes like Kisan Pragati Yojana (Farmer Development Scheme) and training programmes done through various stakeholder categories AISEF realises its higher purpose.




Shri. M.L. Parekh
Parekh Brothers, Cochin
Shri. T. Vidyasagar
South India Produce Co., Cochin
Shri. Kishor Shamji
Kishor Spices Co., Cochin
Shri. Kamlesh J. Tanna
Jamnadas Madhavji Intl. Ltd., Cochin
Shri. Ramkumar Menon
Tata Tea Ltd., Cochin
1994-96 & 2002-04
Shri. George Paul
Synthite Industrial Chemicals Ltd., Cochin
Shri. Sanjay Mariwala
Kancor Flavours & Extracts Ltd., Cochin
Shri M.S.A. Kumar
AVT McCormick Ingredients Ltd.


Shri. Thomas Phillip
Cochin Spices Ltd.
Smt. Sushama Srikandath
AVT McCormick Ingredients Ltd.

Shri. Philip Kuruvilla
Indian Products Ltd.





  Shri. Geemon Korah                                                  
  Kancor Ingredients Ltd.                                                                    2010-12
  Shri. Geemon Korah
  Kancor Ingredients Ltd.                                                                    2012-14
  Shri. Gulshan John
  Nedspice Processing India Pvt. Ltd.                                                2014-16
  Shri. Prakash Namboodiri
  AB Mauri India Pvt. Ltd.                                                                   2016-18
  Shri. Rajiv Palicha
  Nedspice Processing India Pvt. Ltd.                                                2018-20
  Shri. Cherian Xavier
  Plant Lipids Pvt. Ltd.                                                                       2020-22


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