Botanical extract firm Arjuna Natural names new CEO

Arjuna Natural Pvt Ltd., a manufacturer of standardized spice and botanical extracts for food supplements, has appointed Anup Krishnan its CEO.

Arjuna Natural Pvt Ltd. (Kochi, India), a manufacturer of standardized spice and botanical extracts for food supplements, has appointed Anup Krishnan its CEO. The company points to Krishnan’s 25 years of experience in innovation, business development, and operations.

Prior to heading up Arjuna Natural, Krishnan was managing director of company operations at Kraton Polymers India Pvt Ltd., as well as the company’s technical director for innovation programs from India. Before that, Krishnan was in charge of the performance and specialty materials group for Syngene International (Bangalore), a specialty healthcare and cosmetic chemicals provider.

Arjuna’s ingredient portfolio includes Shoden ashwagandha extract, BCM-95 curcumin, and Rhuleave-K, a botanical ingredient for pain relief.

“I’m excited to contribute to Arjuna’s journey of exploring and creating branded botanical ingredients that will make a positive impact on consumers’ wellbeing,” said Krishnan in a press release. “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.”

Krishnan holds two master’s degrees, one in chemistry from the University of Kerala and another in polymer technology from Cochin University of Science. He also completed the Advanced Strategic Management Program at the Indian Institute of Management–Kozhikode, India.