Dr. Muhammed Majeed

Founder & Chairman

Dr. Muhammed Majeed was born and raised in Kerala, India. After graduating in Pharmacy from Kerala University, Dr. Majeed emigrated to USA in 1975. He continued his graduate studies in Long Island University, New York (M.S.) and St. John’s University New York (Ph.D.) specializing in Industrial Pharmacy. Dr. Majeed has over 45+ years of research experience in progressively responsible research positions with Pfizer Inc., Carter-Wallace and Paco Research.

Sabinsa Corporation, a research oriented pharmaceutical and nutraceutical marketing company, was founded by Dr. Majeed in 1988. Although the transition from a researcher to a marketing company was a tremendous challenge, Dr. Majeed handled it successfully. At present, this New Jersey based firm employs over 60 people. In 1991, Dr. Majeed set up a research group at Bangalore, India called Sami Labs Ltd. The facility now has over 500 people working for the company. Sami Labs combines manufacturing and global marketing of nutraceuticals and fine chemicals with cutting edge research. Sami’s research based new products picked up recognition from the Indian Government as well.

Sami received the National award for quality products from the PRESIDENT OF INDIA in the area of Basic Drugs.

Both QUALITY and INNOVATION were the key components that resulted in the award. In addition, Sami pioneered the research and marketing of a number of phytonutrients based on Indian raw materials. Sami Labs was also honored twice by the Spices Board of India, receiving one award for developing a market for Garcinia cambogia and the other for export performance.

Dr. Majeed received awards from several Indian-American groups for his enterprising work and progress. He also received the 1996 Entrepreneur of the year award by the National Federation of Asian Americans. In 1997, Sabinsa Corporation had been ranked America’s 90th fastest growing company by INC. Magazine. Sabinsa also ranked 7th in New Jersey among the fastest growing Technology-based companies (New Jersey Fast 50). In early 1999, Sami Labs started a division called Sami Spices based at Cochin, India to promote procurement and marketing of spices.


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.