In a bold strategic maneuver to champion the application of evidence-based Ayurveda within India’s retail industry, Kapiva, a prominent holistic wellness brand, is pleased to announce the appointment of R Govindarajan as its Chief Innovation Officer (CIO).
Govindarajan, a highly respected figure in the field of research and development, brings with him an impressive track record featuring 10 patents and the publication of 75 research papers in prestigious peer-reviewed journals. His illustrious professional journey has also included influential roles at renowned government research institutions such as CSIR, as well as leadership positions within the R&D divisions of well-established organizations.
Govind’s appointment at Kapiva represents a significant milestone for the brand. With over 23 years of experience in research and development, his profound expertise and leadership will empower Kapiva to enhance product quality, expand its array of Ayurvedic offerings, and elevate health outcomes for consumers.
Ameve Sharma, Co-Founder of Kapiva said, “We are delighted to welcome Govind to the Kapiva family. His extensive experience and profound knowledge of natural products and research and development perfectly align with our commitment to delivering authentic, science-backed Ayurvedic products to our consumers. Under Dr. Govind’s guidance, we anticipate making significant strides in crafting highly efficacious products, enabling us to compete effectively with conventional medical practices. Each step we take in our R&D endeavors brings us closer to redefining healthcare standards.”
R Govindarajan, the newly appointed Chief Innovation Officer stated, “I am thrilled to join Kapiva, a brand that is at the forefront of making Ayurveda accessible and contemporary. Kapiva’s mission resonates with my own passion for research and innovation in the healthcare sector. I am eager to contribute to the brand’s growth and help establish Kapiva as a leader in holistic healthcare, enriching lives around the world.”
With a Ph.D. in natural products, Govind boasts a versatile research background, encompassing fundamental research at CSIR (Government of India) and applied research through his leadership roles at prestigious institutions, including Zydus Wellness R&D, Himalaya Global Research Centre in Dubai, and Dabur International R&D in Dubai. His contributions span across product development, analytical procedures, and both preclinical and clinical trials, predominantly within the domain of natural products. Over the course of his professional journey, Govind has been instrumental in establishing global-scale R&D facilities and offering consulting services to leading pharmaceutical and cosmetic companies.
In addition to his corporate achievements, he has made significant contributions to academia, holding positions as an Associate Professor at RAK University of Health Sciences and a visiting professor at the National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER) in Ahmedabad.
Kapiva remains resolute in its commitment to streamline, modernize, and democratize Ayurveda. Govindarajan’s presence further solidifies the brand’s pioneering stance in the holistic healthcare domain.