Dr. Jagadeesh Kodali is the Head of VIMTA’s Food Division since 2016. He has close to 24 years of experience in business operations, laboratory management, analytical research, and testing industry. He gained immense experience in the export requirements with respect to the testing of various food & agri commodities including botanicals. He started his career in VIMTA as Trainee Scientist in 1999 and spent over 6 years handling pesticide residues and toxins analysis in Food, Agri and Beverages. Further he worked for several MNCs in India & abroad in Analytical Research and Testing Field at Senior Manager levels. Before his second stint at VIMTA, Dr. Kodali was Head-Lab Operations for INTERTEK India Food Services. During his career he mastered nutritional analysis & contaminants analysis including chromatographic techniques (HPLC & GC), mass spectrometry (LC-MS / MS, GC-MS / MS, Time of Flight, and Magnetic Sector HR-MS), Spectroscopy & Spectrometry (AAS & ICP-MS). He holds a Master of Science in Chemistry degree from JNTU, Hyderabad, India, and a Ph.D. degree in Chemistry from BITS-Pilani, Hyderabad, India. He serves in several committees of FSSAI (Standard Food testing lab committee, Referral Food testing lab committee, Testing Fee committee, Committee on Improving Efficiency of food testing labs) and committees of BIS (Testing & Calibration advisory committee, FAD28: Test methods for Food products, FAD 27: Pesticide Residues Analysis, FAD 19: Dairy products and equipment, SSD14: SSD-II 14-Drinking Water Supply, Waste Water & Storm Water System Services Committee) as a member. To his credit, he successfully conducted FSSAI’s National Milk Quality Survey (NMQS-2018) as project head and contributed for the establishment of National Food Laboratory, JNPT-Navi Mumbai under PPP mode with FSSAI, Govt. of India. He is a qualified Food Analyst as well from FSSAI.