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Mr. K.L.Narayanan

A chemical engineer from University of Aston, Birmingham, UK, Mr. Narayanan has also a Bachelor’s Degree in Chemistry from the University of Madras.

He is a chartered engineer with over 38 years of experience in agro processing industries and is considered to be one of the experts in this field. He has vast experience in the processing of Coffee, Spices, Edible Oils, Milling of Paddy, Mineral Water and in Dairy. He also has considerable expertise in upgrading and improving old plants.

He has worked for 10 years with Brooke Bond India Ltd as Research Manager. A further 10 years was with Ballestra India Ltd., Mumbai as Gen Mgr Projects in the fields of Oil Expellers, Oil Extraction, refining and toilet soaps and detergents.

From 1990 to 1997 he was Vice President – Technical and Projects for the Agribusinesses of ITC group. During this time he set up the largest edible oil processing complex India in 1994. He retired in 1998 and since then has been a consultant to several large organizations – Monsanto Enterprises Ltd., Mumbai, Artson Engineering Ltd., Mumbai, De Smet Engineers and Contractors, Belgium and Numico Corporation, Holland.

He offers expertise in safety, energy efficiency, new projects identification, sizing and location, upgrading and revamping old plants as also in training in process plant maintenance and process optmisation.