Association of Food Scientists & Technologists elects Nilesh Lele as Vice President 

To promote the rational and economic development of food science and technology in the country 

Nilesh Lele, President at Chamber for Advancement of Small & Medium Businesses, has been elected as the Vice President of Association of Food Scientists & Technologists (INDIA) or AFST(I).

Lele has a varied experience in the field of engineering, finance, strategy and marketing. He is a serial entrepreneur with a successful track record of starting and managing businesses. Prior to becoming an entrepreneur, Lele worked with various MNCs in India and the US.

He is also a mentor with Startup India, and on the mentorship board of 4 incubation centres across India and is associated directly or indirectly with 50+ startups across industries.

Serving as the Director of Exelon Foodbio Advisors, Lele advises small and medium enterprise level clients, and assist them with strategy and fund Raising including mergers & acquisitions.

Established in 1957, AFST (I) is one of the largest professional and educational organisations, with around 3500 members such as food scientists and technologists, across the globe. The major objective of AFST(I) is to stimulate and advance knowledge base on various aspects of food science and technology by organising national and international conferences and bringing out technical publications including prestigious journals-Journal of Food Science and Technology (JFST) and Indian Food Industry Mag (IFI Mag). The association recognises talent and excellence in the profession of food science and technology by conferring various awards and fellowships.

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