Where Innovation is a Tradition

Our People

  1. Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Managing Director
  2. Shaheen Majeed, President, Sabinsa Worldwide
  3. Anju Majeed, Director & Sr. Scientist at Sami Labs
  4. Madhu Subramanian, Director
  5. Dr. M D Nair, Director
  6. Humayun Dhanrajgir, Director
  7. P N Venugopalan, Director
  8. V.G Nair, Director & Chief Executive Officer
  9. Dr. S Natarajan, Advisor / Sr. Vice President - R & D

Dr. Muhammed Majeed

Dr. Muhammed Majeed

Founder & Managing Director

Dr. Muhammed Majeed was born and raised in Kerala, India.

After graduating in Pharmacy from Kerala University, Majeed emigrated to USA in 1975. He continued his graduate studies in Long Island University, New York (M.S.) and St. John’s University New York (Ph.D.) specializing in Industrial Pharmacy.

Dr. Majeed has over 15 years of research experience in progressively responsible research positions with Pfizer Inc., Carter-Wallace and Paco Research.

Sabinsa Corporation, a research oriented pharmaceutical and nutraceutical marketing company, was founded by Dr. Majeed in 1988. Although the transition from a researcher to a marketing company was a tremendous challenge, Dr. Majeed handled it successfully. At present, this New Jersey based firm employs over 60 people.

In 1991, Dr. Majeed set up a research group at Bangalore, India called Sami Labs Ltd. The facility now has over 500 people working for the company. Sami Labs combines manufacturing and global marketing of nutraceuticals and fine chemicals with cutting edge research.

SAMI’s research based new products picked up recognition from the Indian Government as well. Sami received the National award for quality products from the PRESIDENT OF INDIA in the area of Basic Drugs . Both QUALITY and INNOVATION were the key components that resulted in the award. In addition, Sami pioneered the research and marketing of a number of phytonutrients based on Indian raw materials. Sami Labs was also honored twice by the Spices Board of India, receiving one award for developing a market for Garcinia cambogia and the other for export performance.

Dr. Majeed received awards from several Indian American groups for his enterprising work and progress. He also received the 1996 Entrepreneur of the year award by the National Federation of Asian Americans.

In 1997, Sabinsa Corporation had been ranked America’s 90th fastest growing company by INC. Magazine. Sabinsa also ranked 7th in New Jersey among the fastest growing Technology based companies (New Jersey Fast 50).

In early 1999, Sami Labs started a division called Sami Spices based at Cochin, India to promote procurement and marketing of spices.

Shaheen Majeed

 Shaheen Majeed

President, Sabinsa Worldwide

Shaheen Majeed is involved in nearly everything the Sami Labs / Sabinsa Group of Companies does.

Shaheen’s first job was in the Sabinsa warehouse when he was just 17 years old, and over the past 22 years he has held a variety of positions representing the Group's substantial portfolio of proprietary nutritional and cosmeceutical ingredients.

He oversees Sabinsa’s contract farming program to ensure best agricultural practices and fair pay for farmers, is deeply involved in the cGMP and regulatory compliance at their factories and offices throughout the world, and oversees GRAS status applications. He holds board positions with Sabinsa, Sami Labs, and Sami Direct, the Group’s successful multi-level marketing company in India. He oversees an extensive marketing program, Latin America Business Development, and guides many clinical studies through the publishing process. He has managed Contract Manufacturing, Cosmetic Marketing and launched VetVitals, the pet supplements ingredient line.

Shaheen earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ and an MBA in Business Management from Keller Management School, CA. In 2009, Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine named him one of 40 under 40 notable members of the industry.

Anju Majeed

 Anju Majeed

Director & Sr. Scientist at Sami Labs

Ms. Anju Majeed – daughter of Dr Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group – is Director & Sr. Scientist at Sami Labs at Sami Labs. She finished her Master of Arts in Biology from Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore. And is currently pursuing her Ph.D. in microbiology. She has also gained an expertise in SAS and clinical SAS database management. Her passion comes from perseverance, urgency and a strong desire to contribute to the society. She puts this passion to work in everything she do and demonstrate courage to fight for ideas and objectives to raise the quality of the solutions.

A highly motivated person, drives new technologies and processes, develops new product formulations and scalable manufacturing processes for Sami which is further used in clinical trials through all phases of development. She works closely with analytical and formulation scientists and operates via multi-functional, global teams including API manufacturing, Process R&D, Pre-formulation and Pilot Plant Operations.

She is a true researcher with expertise in southern blotting, polymerase chain reaction (PCR), plasmid, RNA and DNA isolations, gel electrophoresis and other advance molecular biology techniques along with profound knowledge of sterile tissue culture techniques. She is primarily involved in planning and conducting experiments and analysing results, either with a definite end use, for example to develop new products, processes or commercial applications, or to broaden scientific understanding in general.

Her scientific understanding is also well proven by her numerous scientific publications and patents.

Madhu Subramanian

 Madhu Subramanian

Director

Madhu holds overall responsibility for the global business expansions and operations of the company. He co-ordinates and manages the various companies within the group. He obtained his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Ashland University, Ohio.

Besides directing the day-to-day affairs of the company, Madhu is also involved in setting up the infrastructure for Sabinsa’s international operations and is a Board Member in several companies within the group. He has 20 + years of experience with Sami/Sabinsa group.

Dr. M D Nair

Dr. M D Nair

Director

Dr. M D Nair holds a Ph.D. from USA in Organic Chemistry. He has worked with CIBA - GEIGY pharmaceutical research group in Switzerland and Mumbai. He has also served as the Vice President of SPIC. He is a Board member for various companies.

Humayun Dhanrajgir

Humayun Dhanrajgir

Director

Humayun Dhanrajgir was the Executive Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Glaxo India where he spent more than 2 decades in senior positions. He was also the President of OPPI (Organisation of Pharmaceutical Producers of India) for 2 years in 1990-92 having previously been its Vice President for 2 years. He subsequently became the Managing Director of Kodak India and retired in 2000.

He is currently an Independent Director on several Boards notably Chairman, Emcure Pharmaceuticals Ltd, Director, Cadila Healthcare Ltd, HDFC Asset Management Co. Ltd, Neuland Laboratories Ltd, Lintas India Pvt Ltd,etc. He is a trustee of Breach Candy Hospital Trust and Dr. P.V.Cherian Artificial Kidney Trust (Patron being Governor of Maharashtra). He is a Global Advisory Member of Asian Centre for Corporate Governance, Associate of Pappas Ventures, North Carolina, USA and Member, India Advisory Board, U.S.Pharmacopeia.

P N Venugopal

P N Venugopal

Director

P N Venugopalan has an impressive working experience of 40 years. He started off his career at the age of 19 as a Medical Representative in Schering, where he went on to become the Assistant Sales Manager and left the company as the Divisional Manager.

Venugopalan has also worked as Director for over a decade in Hoechst Marion Roussel Ltd, AgrEvo India Ltd, Optrex India Ltd, UB Pharma ( Kenya ) Ltd, and UB Pharmaceuticals Ltd. He was also involved in the overwhelming growth of Carews Pharmaceuticals Ltd and Dominion Chemical Industries Ltd.

V.G Nair

V.G Nair

Director & Chief Executive Officer

VG was the Managing Director of Karnataka Chemsyn Limited for over a decade and half. He has considerable experience in the API and Formulation areas. Prior to joining Chemsyn, he was Vice President, Life Science Division of the UB Group.

VG has also occupied senior positions overseas such as Manager - International Division of Emirates National Bank Limited and Chief Executive Officer of Emirates National Holdings, Dubai, prior to returning to India to join the UB group.

Dr. S Natarajan

Dr. S Natarajan

Advisor/Sr. Vice President - Research & Devlopment

Dr. S Natarajan has a Ph.D. from the University of Madras, India. After getting his Ph.D, he spent over five years in USA as a Research Associate in the University of North Carolina (USA), Duke University (USA) and Standford University in California. He has to his credit more than 30 publications in national and international journals.

He started his career as a Senior R&D Scientist in Amrutanjan Limited, and later to become its Director. He was also one of the founding directors of Amrutanjan Fine Chemicals Limited and served the company for more than 20 years.

Dr. Natarajan , besides heading the R&D Department of Sami Labs for the past five years, he was also in the Board of Directors.

His expertise includes Synthetic & Organic Chemistry, Natural Products' Isolation & Characterization, Development of Analytical Methods and scaling up of products from the lab to the industrial level.

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