- Dr. Muhammed Majeed,Founder
- Sameer J. Nair,Managing Director
- Rajesh Kumar,Chief Executive Officer
- Shaheen Majeed,Director
Dr. M.Majeed, M.S, Ph.D is the visionary behind Sami Direct. After obtaining B.Pharm from College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Trivandrum Medical College, Dr. Majeed went to US in 1975 to pursue MS in Pharmacy and Ph.D in Industrial Pharmacy. He worked with some of the major pharmaceutical companies like Pfizer and Carter Wallace. As a young student Dr. Majeed yearned not only to pursue research in science, but also to give a meaningful face to the results of such research through his entrepreneurial spirit.
Over the past 2 decades the organization has become a global conglomerate in health science spread across USA, Japan, Europe, Australia, China, Middle East, South Africa, South America and India.
The group includes an R&D facility - SAMI LABS at Bangalore, a state-of-the-art multi-disciplinary division pursing diverse fields of research with over 120 Scientists which focuses its efforts towards creating effective and safe products. The six highly advanced, state-of-the-art manufacturing units, which adhere to the strictest quality and safety norms ensures the highest quality of products are being rolled out.
Today, Sami Group holds a strong intellectual property portfolio with several US and International Patents to its credit apart from awards and recognitions world-wide.
Dr. Majeed was one of the pioneering Indians who introduced the concept of Ayurveda to the west. As a consequence of his relentless efforts, the group boasts of over 69 US & International patents as on December 2011. He has won numerous awards and recognitions world-wide; some of them are: -
- Daniel B. Stateman Award for Distinguished Alumni from Long Island University in 2010
- Distinguished Alumni Award of Trivandrum Medical College from Hon. Vayalar Ravi, Minister for Overseas Indian Affairs in 2010
- Certificate of Excellence for Exports from the Union Minister of Textiles Mr. Shankar Singh Vaghela in the presence of Smt. Pratibha Patil, The President of India
- Prestigious Ellis Island Medal of Honor in 2004 to Americans of diverse origins to recognize their leadership, commitment and service to their own ethnic group and to American society
- Lifetime Achievement Award from Kerala Association of New Jersey
- Certificate of Honour for Export Achievement from Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, The President of India in 1997
- National Award for Quality Products from Dr. Shankar Dayal Sharma, The President of India in 1994
The famous book STEPPING OUT OF THE BRAIN DRAIN illustrates Dr. Majeed's Achievements & Contributions :
"The example of Sabinsa illustrates how a process that starts with what is certainly in some sense an immediate loss - the departure of a talented national can in the end redound to the benefit of the original homeland as well as benefit the new home and indeed the world. And it is a process that is by no means rare." - Authors : Michele R.Pistone and John J.Hoeffne
Sameer has more than 10 years' experience working for the Sami/Sabinsa group. His multi-tasking abilities have been well recognized through the various Senior Management positions he has held with the group. These include Director/COO for Clinworld Pvt Limited, Sr. Vice President - Sami Labs Limited, Director - Hanbury FZE Dubai and Managing Director - Sami Direct Marketing Pvt. Ltd. As the COO of ClinWorld Pvt. Ltd., Sameer's originality and enterprise have resulted in successful regulatory approvals for the research themes of Sami/Sabinsa group. He has also been part of the overseas business Operations of the group in Vietnam.
Sameer is a Management professional who brings along rich expertise in various verticals of Corporate Management. Prior to joining Sami Labs Limited, Sameer evinced considerable entrepreneurial potential and has specialized in Corporate Finance pertaining to SMEs.
Chief Executive Officer
As CEO, Rajesh Kumar is responsible for Sami Direct's India Operations.
Prior to joining Sami Direct in 2010, Mr. Rajesh held several senior executive positions at Major Health care giants like Herbalife and Elken International etc. He also worked with top FMCG multinationals including Colgate Palmolive, Unilever Arabia and Gillette in India as well as overseas.
His 20 years of vast experience included key assignments in manufacturing, product development, Operations, Legal and compliance, marketing, sales and business development.
He received a B.Tech from Regional Engineering College, Bhopal.
Shaheen Majeed, who is also the Marketing Director of Sabinsa, knows the company from the ground up. When he was just 17 years old, Shaheen began in the warehouse of Sabinsa, the company his father founded in 1988, followed by a stint in customer service. He then handled a variety of sales positions, which included Tri-State region sales, California Sales Manager, and Latin American Business Development, a responsibility he still handles in addition to his role as Marketing Director. Shaheen has also managed Contract Manufacturing, been Cosmetic Marketing Manager and Executive Assistant to the CEO. He is also spearheading the company’s expansion of their functional foods offerings.
In his spare time Shaheen earned a BA in Economics from Rutgers University, NJ and an MBA in Business Management from Keller Management School, CA. Additional Certificates from Executive MBA courses & schools attended includes:
Asian Institute of Management, Makati City, Philippines, 2001: Family Owned Business
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, 2005: Marketing Strategies in a Competitive Environment
Indian School of Business, Hyderabad, India, 2005: Strategic Thinking & Implementation
In February 2009 Natural Foods Merchandiser magazine names him one of 40 under 40 notable members of the industry. In March 2009 Shaheen was elected to the Board of Trustees of the American Herbal Products Association.