About the President

Samir Somaiya
Chairman & Managing Director

Godavari Biorefineries Ltd.


Somaiya Vidyavihar University


Somaiya Vidyavihar

  • K. J. Somaiya Trust, K. J. Somaiya Medical Trust, K. J. Somaiya Institute of Applied Agriculture Research and The Girivanvasi Pragati Mandal
  • Research Innovation Incubation Design Laboratory (riidl) (Technology business Incubator)



Indian Merchants Chamber of Commerce and Industry

  • Manan Adhyatmik Kendra, Bharuch Gujarat
  • Shri Kutch Narayan Sarovar Gaushala and Puanjarapol
Visiting Instructor

School of Chemical Engineering - Cornell University

Syracuse University

Member of the Advisory Council of the Dynamic Sustainability Laboratory

Past Office Held
  • Indian Sugar Mills Association - President 2009 (Current Committee Member)
  • Indian Chemical Council - Chairman (W. Region) 2006-08 (Current Committee Member)
Committee Member
  • PAPSAC – Harvard University, USA
  • Council of Religious Leaders – Astana, Kazakhstan
  • FICCI – National Executive Committee and Higher Education Committee
  • ASSOCHAM–- Managing Committee
  • CII – National Committee on Bio-Energy and Current Chair of the Bioenergy Core Group on Compressed Biogas
  • ISMA – Current Chair of the Green Energy Sub-Committee
  • ISEC – Board Member

Harvard University: Master of Public Administration (2005), Cornell University: MBA, (93) Master of Chemical Engineering (92) and Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering (90)

  • Knight of the Order of the Star of Italy (2022)
  • Lala Shriram National Award for Leadership in Chemical Industry by IICE (2022)
  • Shri Kutchi Lohana Mahajan Gnati Gaurav (2009)
  • American Institute of Chemical Engineer’s Award for Scholastic Achievement (1989)
  • American Institute of Chemists Award (1990)
About the Godavari Biorefineries Limited

Godavari Biorefineries is pioneering the transition to a sustainable future by making Ethanol, Chemicals and Renewable Energy from biomass. The company also makes sugar and is doing research in regenerative farming as it works with over 20,000 farmers in over 200 villages to help them improve yields, incomes and sustainability. The company’s products find use in food, fuels, solvents, cosmetics, fragrances, pharmaceuticals, mining, agriculture, and a variety of different applications. The products are sold worldwide.

About The Somaiya Trust, The Somaiya Vidyavihar University, Somaiya Vidyavihar and Somaiya Ayurvihar

These Trusts are involved in education, healthcare, and rural development in the States of Maharashtra, Karnataka and Gujarat. The Trust manages many different educational institutions of learning extending from elementary to Ph. D. The education is imparted in diverse areas such as medicine, engineering, the arts and sciences, religion, vocational studies, education, languages, etc. With over 6 decades of rich experience in building and managing educational institutes of great repute, Somaiya Vidyavihar became a Private University in August 2019. There are over 39,000 students and 1,500 faculties among all the initiatives of these Trusts. There is also a 550 bed urban teaching hospital.

We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect expanded, and by which one can stand on one's own feet.


Somaiya Bhavan, 45/47 Mahatma Gandhi Road, Fort, Mumbai, 400 001, India


+9122 6170 2100