Binod K Maitin is an Independent Technical Consultant for beverage and flavour industries. He had a long stint of 25 years with United Spirits Limited in Bangalore, the largest Indian alcoholic beverage company, now controlled by Diageo plc. U.K.
As Head of the Corporate Technical Centre for 14 years, he led a team of talented professionals and leveraged his extensive knowledge and experience in analytical and sensory sciences to drive various technical functions, including quality management and consumer-driven New Product Development. He had worked for 17 years also in several other academic and industrial organisations. He has a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from the Queen’s University of Belfast. He has published and presented more than 50 papers on various aspects of Analytical Chemistry and Beverages NPD and Quality. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry (UK) and also has active memberships of the Institute of Brewing and Distilling (UK), AOAC International (USA), ALMA (USA) and Sensometric Society (UK).
He is currently engaged in creating an “Academy of Excellence" to leverage his expertise in analytical and sensory sciences for promoting technical skill, knowledge and innovation in beverage and flavour industries. In view of achieving his mission, he is now associated with FlavorActiV, UK as spirit beverages consultant to contribute in globalising advanced sensory sciences in spirit beverages industries.