Samir Somaiya '90, MS '92, MBA '93, is the Chairman and Managing Director of Godavari Biorefineries Limited and chairman of the Board of Trustees of Somaiya Vidyavihar and The Somaiya Trust. He was the president of the Indian Sugar Mills Association in 2009, and the chairman-Western Region of the Indian Chemical Council from 2008-09.
Samir was also a committee member of the Government of India - New Millennium Indian Technology Initiative for Polymers from Renewable Resources, and presently serves as a committee member of the Indian Sugar Export Corporation. A visiting instructor at the School of Chemical Engineering at Cornell, he is also the chairman of the Education Committee of the Indian Merchant’s Chamber for the year 2010-11. In addition to his Cornell University degrees, he holds a Master of Public Administration (2005) from Harvard University.