Sipping a cool, refreshing beverage on a hot summer day can be a lifesaver. AARAV’s range of flavoring solutions add value to all types of beverages, including juices, soft drinks, flavored teas, health drinks and alcoholic beverages.
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Shailesh Deshmukh has over 28 years experience in the flavor and fragrance industry. During this time, he has excelled in operations, setting up many chemical plants and engineering works. His emphasis on project controls has produced effective results in both financial and safety metrics. He joined AARAV in 2014 and heads both operations and the ingredients division. He holds a graduation degree in Chemical Engineering and Masters in Management Studies from Mumbai University.
Holger Hauenschild has been active in the flavor industry for over 35 years. After working as a senior flavorist at several leading international companies, he joined Firmenich, where he was eventually appointed Head of Global Flavor Creation. In this role he masterminded global flavor strategy at Firmenich until his retirement in 2013. He joined the AARAV board of directors in 2013 as an advisor on flavor business development and strategy. He is a German national, and holds a degree in food chemistry and distilling technology.
CEO & MD
Ajit Vaze (CEO): Ajit Vaze founded AFFPL in 2007 and has been CEO and MD since. He started his career as a perfumer at S.H. Kelkar and Company Limited in 1989. He has over 30 years experience in the industry and has played a pivotal role in the development of the fragrance and flavor industry in India. As a Master Perfumer, he holds several wins in leading brands. He served as the youngest ever President of FAFAI from 2007 to 2009, and is the Founder and current President of the Perfumer’s Society of India. He holds a Master of Science in Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology, Bombay.
Anuradha Vaze is the founder and promoter of AFFPL. She represents the interest of the promoter family on the Board and maintains the balance between ownership and management. She holds a Master of Arts in Economics from Mumbai University and a Diploma in Business French from Alliance Française de Bombay.
Ajit Deshmukh founded Wizarth with a shared dream of creating a full service investment bank focused on cross-border transactions. He currently serves as the Director of Equirus Capital in Mumbai. He has over a decade of industry experience in numerous functional areas, including international management, finance, business development and technology. Prior to starting Wizarth, he was employed at Citigroup, and later become an IT consultant during which time he worked on projects for the US Defence Department. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Computer Science from the National Center for Software Technology in Mumbai.