The Spice Journal is pleased to announce the appointment of World Spice Organization Chairman, Philip Kuruvilla, to our Advisory board.


Mr Philip Kuruvilla is an agrarian with 41 years of Agriculture and Commodity business background.

He has a successful track record of establishing backward integration and Sustainable Agriculture programs in India, Vietnam, and African countries. He also has hands on experience in the areas of food safety, processing, and quality control.

In addition to being Chairman of The World Spice Organization Mr Kuruvilla is

Vice Chairman, Jayanti Spices

Member, Research Advisory council (ICAR)

Committee member, All India Spices Exporters Forum

Chairman, Expert Committee for Pepper (Forward Market Commission),

Former Managing Director, Jayanti Spices

Former Board member, Spices Board of India

Former Board member, Indian Pepper and Spice Trade Association (Pepper futures exchange)

Former Board member, Indian Institute of Plantation Management, and

Former Chairman, All India Spices Exporters Forum.

Mr Kuruvilla is a Representative Advisor to The Spice Journal.