“I am deeply honored to have my life’s work recognized by the delegates of this globally renowned and respected conference,” stated Mr. Mariwala. Held by the All India Spices Exporters Forum and The Cochin Chamber of Commerce and Industry, the four-day conference brings together 500 representatives from more than 35 countries to address the challenges faced by the spice market and uncover their solutions.
Mr. Mariwala joined his family business in 1956. Since then his name has been closely associated with many important firsts of the spices industry in India including being a member of the Spices Export Promotion Council since its inception and its chairman in 1979. Mr. Mariwala was also the first vice president of the Spices Board, developed by the Government of India, and was also selected as a special delegate to negotiate with the USFDA on an agreement between the U.S. and India to implement a quality control program. The International Pepper Community also tasked Mr. Mariwala to draft their IPC Pepper contract used for international trade.
Mr. Mariwala went on to express his thoughts on the spice industry by saying, “Receiving this illustrious award has reminded me of how much the industry has prospered over my career, and I am eager to witness its continued expansion into new markets and growth.”
Currently, along with OmniActive Health Technologies, Ltd., Mr. Mariwala is also chair of Vallabhdas Kanji, Ltd. and Auto Hangar (India) Pvt., Ltd. Mr. Mariwala has managed the Bhatia Hospital for the past 12 years and continues to be a trustee, as well as being actively involved in various educational institutions including New Era School, M.K.N. Bhatia School and Swa-roopwardhinee, Pune as a trustee and board of management member.