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Venkatesh Shankar
VP - New Product Development, Quality Assurance and Control
Dr. Shankar currently heads the Quality and NPD functions of Home and Personal Care team at Patanjali Ayurved Limited. He is responsible for Basic R & D of Home Care segment, including Laundry and House Hold Care and associated New Product Development, Consumer in-sights and Quality Assurance and Control. He operates seamlessly across categories to ensure that the Company continues to leverage scale and create and identify white space for products based on diverse consumer needs. He leads a team of doctorates, technologists, chemists, microbiologists and consumer scientists to create and innovate differentiated consumer products, that “wows” the consumers, straddling across the pyramid. He represents Patanjali at various national and international forums and boards. 
Prior to Patanjali Ayurved Limited, Dr. Shankar was associated with Unilever Global R & D, for 15 years, during which he handled a diverse range of roles and responsibilities including Laundry, House hold care and Water. 
Dr. Shankar holds a Ph.D in Condensed Matter Physics from Bhabha Atomic Research Center and a Masters in Solid State Physics, from Madurai Kamaraj University. He has several national and international papers, as well as patents to his credit. He is also a reviewer of various International journals.
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