Dr. Prabodh Halde Past President of Association of Food Scientists and Technologists of India CFTRI Mysore, and a renowned Food Technologist with a well-rounded, multi-disciplinary experience. He is chairman of western region for AIPFA India. He is executive committee member of PFNDAI & SEA India. He is active member of various industry associations like CII,FICCI, IBHA etc. He is currently working in Marico as Head regulatory in R&D. He has a passion to nurture the young entrepreneurs. Prabodh has 28 years of string industrial experience& worked for Bakemans, ACC & Coca Cola India. He is on various board and renowned trainer in area of food processing, food safety and startup. He is central advisory member for FSSAI Govt of India as a reprehensive of food industry. He was member of Niti Ayog Empowered group 2020-21. He is part of state food safety committee for Gujarath government 2022-23.
He is supporting food startups and mentor for over 25-30 food startups and through Trusted group activity he is supporting and mentoring over 200 startups & students
He is member of sub committee for Ayush Ministry for covid task group and they published Ayush covid guidelines
He is Research Council member of CSIR-CFTRI & IIFT Tanjuar MOFPI.
He is on BOM studies for BMN/Khalsa/SNDT Polytechnic /ICT Aurangabad /ICT Kolhapur/K.G.Somya college. He is on advisory board on SVT SNDT & MIT Pune
He is National resource person for Fostac program of FSSAI. He has delivered over 300 National and international seminars.
An accomplished motivational and technical speaker, he has delivered more than a two hundred seminars and lectures at different conferences all across India and abroad on Food Processing / Quality and Food Safety. He has represented India 6 times for Codex Meeting from year 2012 to 2021. His chosen area of expertise is Food Safety and Food Regulations. As recognition of his expertise, he was selected to be part of a PMO visit delegation to Tajikistan as a food industry expert in June 2015. In May 2017, he was invited by US state department for 21 days of exchange program at USA as food safety expert under Leadership exchange program. He is recipient of Globoil food safety award 2018 and Outstanding regulatory award 2018 by AIFPA India . He has been also awarded by MIT university pune for outstanding personality award 2019. He got National food safety ‘Eat Right Awards 2019’ in professional by FSSAI. He got special recognition award by ITC-FSCAN in year 2020.
He has started various innovative programs in AFST Viz Project Ashirwad, Project Avishkar, Project Power talk and Project Parampara. All these programs are now popular at national level . He has written much-appreciated books on Food Safety regulations for sectors such as the Oil industry, Bakery Industry and the Retail industry. These informative books have proved to be very useful guides for Food Business Operators. He has also published 5 motivational books for students named ‘Prabodhika’ , recently 5th Prabodhika was blessed by HE Shri Ramnath Kovind, President of India. He also work for udaan welfare foundation for under privileged section of society.
In COVID 19 condition, he has trained over 90,000 students/startups directly and indirectly and industry people through his 100 webinars and videos