Mr. Devendra Prasad


  • Senior Consultant-APEDA, New Delhi.

  • Past

  • DGM in Agricultural and Processed Food Products Export Development Authority (APEDA), Ministry of Commerce and Industry, Government of India involved in export promotion, food safety, quality and development of laboratory network for export certification of food products from India.


  • Development and implementation of export procedures ensuring food safety, quality and traceability requirements of importing countries.
  • Upgradation of food testing laboratories, food safety management system and inspection agencies.
  • Headed APEDA Regional Offices at Hyderabad, Bangalore, Kolkata, Srinagar, Jammu and Leh.
  • Carried out investigation for establishing corrective action for export rejections and rapid alerts of EU, USA, GCC countries, CIS, Indonesia, Japan and other importing countries.
  • Handled sanitary and phytosanitary and technical barrier to trade matters issued by WTO member countries to protect India’s interest to ensure smooth trade of food products.
  • Chaired Electronic Working Group on setting up of Maximum Levels of Aflatoxins in Ready-to-Eat Peanuts in Codex Committee on Contaminant; Okra, Brinjal, Ware Potato, Onion and Shallots standards in Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables as well as represented India as Regional Coordinator for Asian countries in Codex Committee on Fresh Fruits and Vegetables for harmonisation of India's standards with the global standards.

  • Education

  • Post-Graduation in Public Administration.