Kishore V.Mariwala was Chairperson of Bombay Oil Industries and spent his entire professional career with companies promoted by the Mariwala family,including Marico Ltd. He was the President of the Indian Chemical Manufacturers’ Association, the Oil Technologists Association and is a board member of the Marico Innovation Foundation.Kishore is a B. Chem from UDCT,Mumbai and Master’s in Chemical Engineering Practice from MIT and is one of India’s pioneers in the extraction of oleochemicals, spice extracts and flavourings. He has served as a UNIDO and UNESCAP expert and was a visiting Professor at the Institute of Chemical Technology,Mumbai. He has also served as a member of the research councils of India’s National Chemical Laboratory and Central Salt and Marine Chemicals Research Institute. He represented India in yachting in the 1982 Asian Championships and was the manager of the Indian yachting team for the 1982 Asian Games.