Dr. R. K. Bhoodes, M/s. Kairali Exports, Kollam who was the Vice Chairman of the Council for the year 2016-17 has taken over as the Chairman of the Cashew Export Promotion Council of India Council on 28th September 2017 at Kollam.
Dr. R.K. Bhoodes has been a member of the Committee of Administration of the Council since September 2013. Apart from being the Convener of various Panels of CEPCI, he has also put in commendable efforts for the successful conduct of the Council’s Diamond Jubilee Celebrations / Kaju Conclave at Kochi in September 2015 and also Kaju India 2017 recently held at Goa.
A Mechanical Engineer by profession, he has done his MBA in international Marketing. He was awarded Ph.D for his thesis ’The Transition of World Cashew Industry and The Challenges to India’. He has to his credit more than 20 papers published in the field of Cashew production, processing and marketing.
Dr. R.K. Bhoodes is the Managing Partner of M/s. Kairali Exports, Kollam, an associate concern of M/s. Prasanthi Group who are prominent exporters of cashew kernels