Dr. P V S M Gouri


  • Executive Director & CEO , Association of Indian Organic Industry, New Delhi

  • Past

  • A professional with over 25 years of experience spanning Corporate, Academic and Regulatory sectors.
  • Technical Advisor, Suminter Organics (India) Pvt Limited) 2018- 2019).Responsible for strategic advisory assignments for agribusiness in the area of certification agriculture export and R&D etc.
  • Vice President, Food & Organics, Round Glass H2O) Pvt Ltd (2016-2018). Responsible for implementation of Quality Management System in the organic food vertical.
  • Advisor, APEDA and National Accreditation Body (NAB) 2003-2015. Overall development of the National Organic Program for Production (NPOP) implemented by Agricultural & Processed Food Export Development Authority (APEDA) under the Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Govt of India for development of exports. Framing of National Standards under NPOP and Capacity building. Establishment and implementation of the Quality Management System (QMS) for accreditation of Certification Bodies (CBs), assessment & audits of the Certification Bodies.

  • Acadamic and Membership Expereince

  • Assessor with National Body for Accreditation of Certification Bodies (NABCB)since September 2018.
  • Represented APEDA in Codex Alimentarius (2004-2015)
  • Represented APEDA as an Expert in several National Committees of Ministry of Agriculture, Bureau of Indian Standards (BIS), Food Standards and Safety Authority (FSSAI), Ministry of Environment and Forests (2009-10), Ministry of Textiles, Government of India (2009-10) and Planning Commission.
  • The International Task Force on Harmonization and Equivalence in Organic Agriculture (IFOAM/UNCTAD/FAO) (2003-2008).
  • Working group member of The Criteria Committee of The International Federation for Organic Agricultural Movements (IFOAM), Germany (2001-2002).
  • Indira Gandhi National Open University (IGNOU) (2003-2006), New Delhi Visiting Faculty on Organic Agriculture Developed the curriculum and course material for the certificate course in organic farming.

  • Education

  • Ph.D. in Life Sciences & Post Doctorate in Tissue culture.