About the President

Samir Somaiya
Chairman & Managing Director

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.


Somaiya Vidyavihar


K.J.Somaiya Trust, K.J.Somaiya Medical Trust, K.J.Somaiya Institute of Applied Agriculture Research and Girivanvasi Pragati Mandal


Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (Riidl) (Technology business Incubator)



Visiting Instructor & Current Committee Member

School of Chemical Engineering – Cornell University

Past Office Held
  • Indian Sugar Mills Association – President 2009(Current Committee Member)
  • Indian Chemical; Council – Chairman (W. Region) 2006-08 (Current Committee Member)
Committee Member
  • Indian Merchants Chamber
  • Advisory Board, School of chemical Engineering, Cornell University, USA
  • PAPSAC, Harvard University, USA
  • Council of Religious Leaders – Astana, Kazakhstan
  • Harvard University: Master of Public Administration (2005), Cornell University: MBA,(93)
  • Master of Chemical Engineering (92) and Bachelor of science in Chemical Engineering (90)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award (1990)
  • American Institute of Chemical; Engineering’s
  • Award for Scholastic Achievement (1989)
About the Godavari Biorefineries Limited

This is a Bio refining company with Rs. 1400 crores ($200 million) in sales http://www.somaiya.com/ The Company is engaged in the manufacture of sugar, ethanol, renewable energy, chemicals, biogas & compost – all from agricultural resources. More than 70% of company inputs are from renewable resources. The company also works extensively with 20,000 small farmers in over 200 villages to help improve productivity, yields & standard of living. The company’s products find use in food, fuels, solvents, cosmetics, fragrances, pharmaceuticals, mining, agriculture and variety of different applications. The products are sold worldwide.

About Somaiya Trust And Somaiya Vidyavihar

This is a trust involved in education, healthcare & rural development http://www.somaiya.com/ in the states of Maharashtra, Karnataka & Gujarat. The trust manages over 30 different educational institutions of learning extending from elementary to Ph. D. The education is imparted in diverse areas such as medicine, engineering, the arts and sciences, religion, vocational studies, education, languages etc. There are over 39,000 students and 1,500 faculty. There is also a 650 bed urban teaching hospital & 40 bed rural hospital. The trusts jointly run 8 schools, 6 of which are in rural Maharashtra and Karnataka.

We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet.