Published on 16 Feb 2022
Arjuna Natural Pvt, Ltd. has appointed Anup Krishnan as its CEO to lead the company to the next stage of market growth. Krishnan brings his vast experience in multidisciplinary areas and will steer the company through accelerating the pace of innovation, expanding manufacturing capacity, and implementing advanced manufacturing and delivery processes.
Krishnan holds two master degrees, one in chemistry from the University of Kerala and another in polymer technology from Cochin University of Science and Technology. He also completed the Advanced Strategic Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management–Kozhikode, India.
Krishnan brings to Arjuna 25 years of experience in innovation, business development, and operations. In his last assignment, Krishnan held dual roles at Kraton Polymers India Pvt., Ltd. He was the Managing Director of company operations, and, as the company’s technical director he was in charge of all of the innovation programs from India. Prior to this, Krishnan headed the Performance & Specialty Materials group for Syngene International, Ltd. in Bangalore, focusing on speciality chemicals for healthcare and cosmetics. He previously worked for GE, SABIC & Momentive, and other leading tech companies.
With his strong scientific, business, and technical background, Krishnan’s primary objectives are to assure business growth by creating greater value to customers, offering innovative solutions and cost-effective delivery. Future plans include expanding in existing markets and entering new, growing markets.
“We welcome Anup Krishnan to Arjuna as the new CEO and head of the company,” announces P. J. Kunjachan, Chairman & Managing Director of Arjuna. “His vast experience in R&D, leading innovation and technological change and process optimization, will help take the company to new horizons, accelerate growth through innovation in designing new products, and enhance the essence and core values of Arjuna and its talented team of experts.”
“I’m excited to contribute to Arjuna’s journey of exploring and creating branded botanical ingredients that will make a positive impact on consumers’ well-being,” states Krishnan. “We’re already building a roadmap that positions all the company’s ingredients for increased success. Arjuna’s strength lies in its professional team of experts and ongoing commitment to grow and produce sustainable botanical extracts. I’m very impressed by the clean, science-based product portfolio of Arjuna and look forward to expanding that portfolio to better serve consumers worldwide.”
“In 2021 we witnessed growth in the demand for high-potency, low-dose ashwagandha extract, Shoden® as well as Rhuleave-K®, a proprietary botanical formula clinically supported to for safe pain relief,” notes Benny Antony, PhD, Joint Managing Director for Arjuna and inventor of BCM-95® (CURCUGREEN®). “We are excited to enter a phase of increased innovation and accelerated growth. Mr Krishnan’s rich experience leading innovation teams will help Arjuna achieve this innovation-driven growth cycle.”
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