Sami-Sabinsa Group Ltd, formerly Sami Labs Ltd, a pioneer in health sciences and the global leader in the production of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, standardized herbal extracts, fine chemicals, and probiotics, today has announced the joining of Dr John Joseph as a Director.
Dr Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group, said, “I am delighted and honoured to welcome Dr John to Sami-Sabinsa Group. John’s prestigious background will help our company to strengthen strategic alliances and expand our presence globally. We believe his strong decades of leadership experience will help our company to accelerate the ladder to success and profitability.”
Dr John Joseph, a 1983 batch officer of the Indian Revenue Service (Customs and Indirect Taxes), comes with 36 years of experience in public service. In his most recent role, as Member and Chairman of Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs (CBIC), Department of Revenue, Ministry of Finance, Government of India, he had pioneered the project for e-way bill linkage to fastag to improve compliance in GST. Besides enhancing the administrative set-up, he had introduced new reforms that helped improve the national rankings in the ease of doing business index.
During his stint in the Finance Ministry, he had handled various assignments including Member (Tax Policy, GST & Investigation), Central Board of Indirect Taxes & Customs, Director General, Directorate of Revenue Intelligence (DRI), Director General, Directorate General of GST Intelligence (DGGSTI), Principal Commissioner (Customs).
Dr John Joseph, Director, Sami-Sabinsa Group said, “I am quite excited about taking up this new assignment at Sami-Sabinsa Group, the MNC founded by the doyen of the Indian Nutraceutical industry Dr Majeed. What swayed my decision is its strong base on the R&D coupled with a robust manufacturing and sales network, something akin to the Menlo Park design of Thomas Alva Edison. In addition, I hope to contribute to the company’s bottom line by bringing in my vast experience in the Public Sector.”
Dr John Joseph was the recipient of the Presidential Award for Meritorious Service for exemplary service done to the nation in the Customs and Central Excise Service. He joins Sami-Sabinsa Group at an opportune time to help the firm in its new phase of growth.