Navas M Meeran, Chairman, Eastern Group
Navas Meeran is currently the Chairman of Eastern Group of Companies, a fast developing and
progressive group based in Kerala. Their food processing unit is the flagship company of the group.
Besides, they are also engaged in fields like Tread Rubber, Garments, Rubberized Coir Mattress,
Education, Hospitality etc. The group has an ambitious plan for expansion at global level and have
strategic alignment with the US spices giant McCormick & Co Inc. Eastern have their presence in
countries like Middle East, UK, US, Australia etc. Eastern Condiments is India's number one and
world's number two ranked spice processing company by volume.
He is a young and dynamic leader who had contributed substantially to the growth of this group to
its present stature. He holds the following positions/membership:-
Immediate Past Chairman- Confederation of Indian Industry (CII), South India (CII – India's
preeminent industry interface body) Director – Kerala State Industrial Development Corporation
( Kerala State's Primary industrialisation promotion body) Co- Chair – Innovation and
Entrepreneurship council, CII National Council Member – Economic Growth and Investment
Council, CII Southern Region Chairman- M E Meeran Foundation for Entrepreneurship,
Leadership and Innovation (unique initiative established to inculcate, cultivate, promote and
spread the spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation in India) Serial Entrepreneur – Seeded,
established and successfully running diverse business.
Areas of interest/expertise – Food Processing, Manufacturing Rubber Products, Textiles &
Readymade Garments, Education and Hospitality.