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Binod K Maitin Ph.D

Binod K Maitin Ph.D



Panel Judge

Binod K Maitin is an independent technical consultant in India, and also head of spirits sensory at FlavorActiV, a renowned sensory training and proficiency validation provider in the UK.

He is a highly accomplished scientific and technical expert with more than four decades of intense experience and proven record of achievements in Analytical & Sensory Sciences, Quality Management and New Product Development of beverages.

As former head of technical functions at United Spirits Limited - the leading alcoholic beverage company in India, now owned by Diageo plc - Maitin led a team of highly driven professionals and made valuable contributions, including numerous successful products in different spirit categories with many achieving millionaire status.

Maitin is an alumnus of The Queens’s University of Belfast holding a Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry, Fellow of Royal Society of Chemistry and member of Institute of Brewing & Distilling and Sensometric Society. He has published and presented many papers on various aspects of Analytical Chemistry and Beverages NPD & Quality.

As a member of core committees of several national bodies and associations representing Indian spirit industry, he has made valuable contributions towards Indian standards and specifications and industry regulations, and been a member of the expert panel of judging for international competitions namely the IWSC, London and ISW, Germany.