James Joseph, CEO of Jackfruit365 speaks at TEDxMunnar

Listen to James Joseph speak at the TEDxMunnar on 14th of October hosted at The college of engineering, Munnar.

Author of God’s Own Office and Founder, Jackfruit365.com

James Joseph is the author of recent best seller “God’s Own Office- How One Man Worked for A Global Giant from His Village in Kerala” published by Penguin Books and released by Shri Oommen Chandy, Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala on October 8th, 2014. Malayalam translation of the best seller got published by Manorama Books and released by Kris Gopalakrishnan, Co-Founder of Infosys, in October 2015.

James has over 20 years of Sales and Marketing experience in North America, Europe and India with Globally reputed organizations like Microsoft, 3M and Ford. In his last role as the Director, Executive Engagement at Microsoft India; he was responsible for strengthening Microsoft’s relationship with the senior executives of top 200 enterprises in India. Prior to this role James was responsible for the manufacturing industry marketing for Microsoft UK. Before joining Microsoft UK, he held business development, sales and marketing positions at 3M, Ford Motor Company, i2 Technologies and Informatica. James is a recipient of several awards including Circle of Excellence, the highest award for Sales and Marketing employees across the world at Microsoft, Start-Up Entrepreneur of the Year at TiEcon Kerala 2013, Jackfruit Ambassador 2016 from Jackfruit Promotion Council, etc. In addition James serves as a guest lecturer at IIM Kozhikode, writes op-ed for national newspapers and regularly speaks at TiE Conferences to promote entrepreneurship.

During his work across three continents James had the rare opportunity to design Signature dining experiences for his clients with several internationally renowned Chefs which helped him to develop JackFruit365™- an initiative to create an organized market for Indian Jackfruits, 80 percent of which is reported to be wasted every year. In just three years James has rebranded Jackfruit from the ‘untouchable’ to the ‘AHA’ Jackfruit – Aspirational, Healthy and Affordable. His biggest contribution is the first Glycemic Research on Jackfruits from Kerala through Sydney University Glycemic Index Research Services, which scientifically proved, unripe jackfruit is a better alternate to Rice and Roti to control blood sugar. James also has two patents filed for his pioneering engineering research to make green jackfruit affordable for the masses.

He has a Masters in Engineering Business Management from University of Warwick, UK and has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from College of Engineering, Thiruvananthapuram.

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