Late Dr. Muhammed Majeed


As a researcher, scientist, entrepreneur, and business leader, Dr. Majeed pioneered the development of standardized herbal extracts from India’s Ayurvedic plants and created a global market for them. He founded and, for 36 years, led the Sami-Sabinsa Group as it became a leading multinational health & life sciences company.

Dr. Majeed grew up in Kollam, in Kerala, India, one of six children. After his father passed away when he was 12, his mother, Fatima, did everything in her power to see that her son be highly educated. After earning an undergraduate degree in Pharmacy from the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College in 1973, Muhammed Majeed worked as a teacher before emigrating to the United States in 1975 with eight dollars in his pocket. Initially working in a pharmacy, he pursued his master’s in industrial pharmacy from Long Island University (NY, USA). He then went on to complete his doctorate in industrial pharmacy from St. John’s University (NY, USA) in 1986. His Pharma industry experience included Pfizer, Carter Wallace and as Head of Research at Paco Pharmaceuticals, New Jersey, USA.

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Dr. A Nagarajan


Dr. A. Nagarajan is the Vice president R&D of Sami-Sabinsa Group Limited and associated with the company for the last 26 years. He obtained his Ph.D in Organic Chemistry from the University of Madras. He has three years post-doctoral research experience at the University of Oklahoma, USA in the area of organometallic and organic chemistry.

His research interests include synthetic methodology, synthesis of chiral molecules and bioactive natural products and to study their significance on biological system. He has more than 35 years of research experience in the field of Organic Chemistry and has published more than 20 articles in reputed journals. He has guided two research scholars for their Ph.D degrees.


Dr. Mahadeva Nayak

Senior Manager – Technical Marketing

Dr. Mahadeva Nayak obtained his Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Mysore. He has been closely involved with research activities related to natural products and their biological activities for more than 20 years. Currently heading the Technical Marketing Department at Sami-Sabinsa Group, he is into development and management of innovative research projects. His current position in the company is an important bridge between the R&D team and the marketing team.

He provides technical support to various Sami-Sabinsa representatives and clients for business development. He obtained his master’s degree in pharmacy from Government College of Pharmacy (RGUHS) Bangalore, Karnataka, India and bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal (Mangalore University), Karnataka, India.