To do our bit in making the world a better place by consistently delivering innovative products that help users conserve critical natural resources and reduce pollution while saving costs.

Proklean Technologies is a company based out of Chennai, India, established in the year 2012. It was founded to explore industrial applications using probiotics with a core intent of contributing to making the world a better place by reducing pollution and conserving natural resources.

Proklean has taken a license from SCD Probiotics, USA for the use of it’s probiotic mother cultures.  Proklean has developed a proprietary technology using a unique combination of Probiotics with fermentation and formulation methods. This is the first ever such technology developed any where in the world that has far reaching potential across several industry platforms.

Proklean has licensed it’s products to SCD Probiotics, USA and Proviera Biotech, USA (affiliate of SCD Probiotics, USA) for manufacture and sales in some markets globally.

The products have proven to show performance in Textile (ProAvita), Leather (Proviera), Hospitality & Waste Management (ProKlean) and Paper (ProCharta) equal to or better than the chemical alternatives while saving natural resources and reducing pollution.

Proklean is a ISO 9001:2015, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified company and the products are registered on Zero Discharge of Hazardous Chemicals (ZDHC) Gateway and are Global Organic Textile Standards (GOTS 5.0), OEKO-TEX Eco Passport and REACH compliant.

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Founders – 100+ years of collective experience

Dr. Sivaram Pillai
Dr. Sivaram PillaiR&D
  • 40+ years of experience – CEO of SCD Probiotics, U.S.A., Chief Executive of the Bio-products business of E.I.D. Parry (India) Ltd.

  • His forte is in converting laboratory research into commercial products and taking them to market successfully

  • Ph.D. in Biochemistry

Chandrasekar B
Chandrasekar BOperations, New Product Evangelisation
  • 30+ years of experience – Chennai Petroleum Corporation, Hindustan Unilever, Entrepreneur

  • Built businesses from scratch and groomed them into well managed operations. His forte is HR, Systems and Operations Management

  • MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Vishwadeep Kuila
Vishwadeep KuilaSales & Marketing, Strategic Relationships
  • 30+ years of experience in FMCG Marketing, worked with BBDO, Lintas and Mudra Communications, President at Reynolds (GM Pens), CEO at Oriental Cuisines

  • His forte is Marketing, Advertising & Media, and Market Research

  • MBA from IIM Ahmedabad

Professional Management Team

Karthikeyan K.S
Karthikeyan K.SChief Executive Officer
  • Over 20 years of experience in the Speciality Chemicals industry in organisations such as Reliance, BASF, TATA and McKinsey.

  • Experience in chemical industry sales, strategy and operations

  • B. E (Chemical); PGDM – Bharathidasan Institute of Management

Karun Tyagi
Karun TyagiBU Head - Textile
  • 19+ years of experience in textile chemicals working with large companies like Huntsman and Resil

  • Hands on in textile chemicals with deep understanding of the value chain

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Textile chemicals); PGDM – IMT Ghaziabad

Manish Petkar
Manish PetkarHead R&D, QC
  • 15 years of experience in Research and Development in companies like Privi Specialty Chemicals BioPlus Life Sciences

  • Expertise in Biotechnology with focus in fermentation, Biocatalysis

  • M.Sc; Ph.D – Institute of Chemical Technology

Alok Goel
Alok GoelCOO
  • Finance ad Management professional with 9+ years of experience in Deloitte, KPMG, Cognizant, Opinio and Licious

  • Leadership experience in high growth, funded startups
    Chartered Accountant.

  • MBA from Indian School of Business (ISB)

Radhika B S
Radhika B SBU Head - Pulp & Paper
  • Experienced marketing and sales professional with 20+ years in FMCG

  • Strong understanding of consumer and institutional sales and marketing. Been with Proklean for 5+ years

  • Bachelor of Science; MBA Marketing, Central University

Ramnath A.
Ramnath A.VP - Operations
  • 20+ years of experience in Diversified manufacturing companies like Essilor, Piramal, Aditya Birla Group

  • Hands-on experience in managing and administration of factory operations, quality management.

  • B. Tech (Chemical)

Scientific Advisory Board

Dr. C. V. Natraj
Dr. C. V. Natraj
  • M.Sc, Ph.D. (Chemistry), IISc, Post Doc – University of Michigan

  • Professor – Indian Institute of Science

  • Independent director Rallis and Tata Chemicals

  • Ex-Sr. VP Unilever

Dr. Sukumar Devotta
Dr. Sukumar Devotta
  • B.Tech. M.Tech., Ph.D., Chemical Engineering

  • Former Director of National Environmetal Engineering Research Institute (NEERI)

  • Former Scientist – National Chemical Laboratory

Dr. Sumant Chengappa
Dr. Sumant Chengappa
  • B. Sc (Agri), MBA – University of Warwick, Ph.D. (Plant Physiology, Molecular biology, Biotechnology)

  • Entrepreneur

  • Freelance Biotechnology consultant

  • Ex-Scientist Unilever, UK

Dr. L. Ramakrishnan
Dr. L. Ramakrishnan
  • M.Sc, Ph.D. (Chemistry + Physics), Ph.D. (Environmental Management)

  • Member, Assessor panel, GreenCo (CII)

  • Ex-Philips Lighting, APAC – Sustainability Coordinator

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