Ketan JOSHI

Ketan JOSHI

Owner, InnOrbit Sarl / The Wise Herb Company

Summary

Hi and Thanks for looking at my Profile.... I appreciate you taking the time to read this - and hopefully you will contact me and invite me to be part of your Network .. This Profile is a transition one whilst I prepare a more User Friendly version focussing more on me than on my company .. 20 years working in the Food Industry ... mainly in Research & Development creating Products which have made millions for my companies !! I have been with 4 Global FMCGs, and most recently created a Start Up Business based out of Switzerland. I have Successfully developed Products and Packaging Innovation which have contributed to the Growth and Profit of Major Brands across Europe. - Basically, this means that I have created products which the consumers love and continue to buy .. making loads of money for the companies ! I have developed products like Instant Soups, Sauces, Ready Meals, Sausages and Meat Products, Cheese, Sugar Sweets, Biscuits, Drinks etc I can translate an idea from ones mind to a physical product on a shelf ... and have lots of products in shops to prove my capabilities.>


We have lived in UK, Germany, France, Switzerland In addition have worked in USA, Australia, Holland, Poland, Czech Republic, Russia, Hungary and Finland. I understand the cultures in these countries and I speak English, French & German.


I was born in Kenya, am married to Carol - who was born in Borneo!, and we have two boys, Jay and Dev who are 19 and 16, both born in Germany in a town called Ulm - same place as where Einstein was also born !! We enjoy travelling - and spend most weekends on the road visiting places we have never been to.


In 2006, I created InnOrbit Ltd, and began my quest by going back to my roots ….. and explore the Ayurveda traditional system that originated in India over 5000 years ago. Ayurveda aims to integrate and balance the body, mind, and spirit to help prevent illness and promote wellness…. My Journey ... Between 2006 and 2008, I spent time in the mountains of North India bordering Nepal and Tibet, observing the local people who were living a healthy lifestyle using parts of plants, herbs, trees and spices as beneficial ingredients for different functions like energy, calming, weight management, blood sugar control, memory enhancement etc.

One-on-one interviews enabled me to collect and record considerable amounts of information together with samples of the plants being used by the local people. Armed with this data, I approached the country's leading Traditional Ayurveda experts in Nagpur and Delhi.

This is the "Hotel" I stayed in in all my trips to the Mountains ... and this was my 'office' for a few months over the years …   our Hotel   our Office

Working with our Ayurvedic Experts and using the data from the field research, I created proprietary blends for the different functions using pure Herbs and Spices from the region. Modern Technology was used to Extract and Concentrate the active ingredients in the plants. These blends were brought back to Switzerland to develop into novel products.

More details on http://www.innorbit.com

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The Ayurvedic Infusions are the first of the range of Ayurveda based products launched using wild crafted Hand Picked Herbs which are Sun Dried, Cleaned, Hand Cut, Blended and Packed - 100% Natural and using back to basics traditional methods. This Manual process creates employment in the local remote areas for the people who normally just live off the land they cultivate.

 My 'Ayurveda' Herbs and Spices Chest !! …      Ayurveda Medicine Chest              Ayurveda 1

Ayurveda (आयुर्वॆद) is a system of Traditional Medicine native to India and practiced in other parts of the world as a form of Alternative Medicine. In Sanskrit, the word Ayurveda comprises the words āyus, meaning 'life' and veda, meaning 'science' = 'The 'Science of Life'

Ayurveda is considered to be a form of Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM) within the Western World, where several of its methods—such as Herbs, Massage and Yoga are applied on their own as a form of CAM treatment.

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The Ethics and Values the Business is based upon ..

Using Ayurvedic Experts and Doctors, InnOrbit takes the Local Grown, Hand Picked Natural Herbs and Spices to create Propriety Blended products with Functional Benefits.

    Ethics 1 Ethics 3 Ethics 4 Ethics 5

I source all the Herbs and Spices directly from the small household farmers and pay them an above average price in cash to add value back into the local communities.     Kids in school

We put young Girls like these into School because we pay their parents directly for all the herbs and Spices they grow ... without this business, they would normally start working  in the fields from an early age with no chance or hope of Education !! We have 15 girls in school now and aim to get to 100 girls by the end of 2012.     women walking We normally pay the Mother and encourage her to allow to send her daughters to school to be able to lead a better life in the future ....

 

More details on http://www.innorbit.com

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Global Trends

I focussed initially of 4 Major Global Trends, and designed products to meet these Needs:    Global Trend  The Functionality ..

Up & Go            - Wake Up !, Provides Instant Energy Boost + Stamina 

Slim & Fit         - Hunger Suppressant, Increases Metabolism and Fat Burning

Young & Fun   - Has Antioxidants and To keep Active and Alert  

Calm & Relax  - Helps Calming, Soothing and Relaxing and aids Sleep ! 

 .....................................................................................................................................................  ..................................................................................................................................................... The InnOrbit Portfolio - Current & Planned ..

 

Launched at the end of 2009:

The INFUSIONS .... see details below

Planned Launch in Q4 2010 - watch this space !!!

The STRIP, The STICK, The SHOT

Planned Launch in Q2 2011 - watch this space !!!

The DRINK, The SPRAY

More info on all future launches will be released later!  ..................................................................................................................................................... My Current Products:

The Infusions

Propriety Blends of Natural Hand Picked Herbs and Spices in Organic Green Tea base, formulation based on Ancient Ayurvedic Tradition from India, to be used as a Hot Infusion Drink.

Packaged in attractive, yet functional, Pillow packs

Available in Display Cases of 6 and 12 units and also as single units.

A version for the Catering trade, Restaurants and Hotels is also available

The Infusion Variants:

    4 packs side by side   .....................................................................................................................................................

The Slim & Fit Herbal Green Tea Infusion:

Hunger Suppressant & Metabolism Booster to burn fat which promotes weight loss

   S&F Pack

This product contains a blend of:

- Organic Green Tea, - Garcinia, - Ginger, - Cinammon, - Lemon Grass

- Indian Gooseberry, - Wild Mint, - Fennel, - Liquorice, - Hibiscus Petals

   Slim - Ingredients

My Discovery for this Product ..

I first encountered Jhotan whilst enjoying my lunch on a long walk between villages. He took a break from his relentless ploughing as curiosity got the better of him.

I offered him some of my chapatti and dahl but he politely refused. He pulled out a bag of herbal mixture and said that his tea was all he needed to sustain him through the day - which at this time of the year was a staggering 12 full hours of heavy work with a buffalo plough.

He smiled 'namasted' and handed me a handful of his mixture - miming that I would be marching with increased vigour after drinking it.

On our return to Delhi I were amazed to find the mixture not only had properties to reduce appetite, but included the little known Garcinia which is now being researched for its apparent ability to burn fat and increase the metabolism.

   Local Plough  .....................................................................................................................................................

 

The Up & Go Herbal Green Tea Infusion:

Helps energise the body naturally and boosts the immune system

   U&G pack

This product contains a blend of:

-Green Tea, - Indian Pennywort, -Cinammon

-Wild Mint, - Liquorice, - Hibiscus Petals

   Up - Ingredients

My Discovery for this product ..

Whilst in the Mountains, I encountered Sancha carrying a heavy basket of vegetables up a steep mountain path that had me wheezing for breath because of the altitude.

Sancha had a 20Km walk to the nearest village and I was impressed by her energy.

Whilst we were chatting, she crushed a handful of different leaves from her apron and began to chew. She told me that this kept her going throughout the day and cope with bringing up her children. She gave me a handful of her chewing mix as we parted.

Our Ayurvedic UP & GO blend is based on Sancha's hand picked mix of local herbs and plants - which her mother had given her ever since Sancha was a little girl …

   women walking with baskets   .....................................................................................................................................................

 

The Calm & Relax Herbal Green Tea Infusion

 

Helps relieve Anxiety and Stress - supports natural sleep and calms the nervous system.

   C&R pack 

This product contains a blend of:

- Green Tea, - Indian Pennywort, - Ginger, - Holy Basil, - Neem

- Lemon Grass, - Indian Gooseberry, -Wild Mint, - Liquorice, - Fennel, - Hibiscus Petals

   Calm - Ingredients

My Discovery for this product ..

I stayed with Duruga and he had a lot to be anxious about. The harvest had to be gathered in quickly before the rains came and he was already behind schedule because his wife was pregnant and though helping, could not work as hard as last year.

He'd work at night, but there was no moon and there was a danger of bears and other wild animals. He sat and chatted in the light of his kerosene lamp and boiled us a cup of his special tea. 'I can't afford to drink alcohol, but this is my tipple' he laughed.

Within minutes of sipping this delicious brew we began to relax with him and felt its warm waves overcome our own anxieties as he related a tale of a bear that attacked his flimsy hut only last month in search of food.

I brought back his recipe which I feel is ideal for relieving the self-imposed stresses of our modern life …    C&R discovery  .....................................................................................................................................................

 

The Young & Fun Herbal Green Tea Infusion

 

 

Supports normal brain function, enhances the memory and promotes the concentration and reduces learning time    Y&F Pack This product contains a blend of:

- Green Tea, -Indian Pennywort, - Holy Basil

-Lemon Grass, -Wild Mint, - Liquorice, - Hibiscus Petals

   Young - Ingredients

My Discovery for this product ..

Whilst walking between villages I came across a small river that I was struggling to cross.

From a nearby house a villager sprang across the fields, nimbly dropped into the river and helped me across. I looked into his lined face and sparkling eyes and asked how old he was. Arkhan amazed me by saying he was 86 years old.

I was invited in for tea and Arkhan let me into one of his secrets - a recipe for a tea that he said left him sharp and full of vigor.

When I analysed the ingredients later in Nagpur, it did not surprise me to find they were packed with anti-oxidants ..

   river crossing  ..................................................................................................................................................... The Main Differences between our products and other competition products in the market: 1) We get all my Herbs and Spices directly from the small farmers - so provide income directly to them and not to the middle men who generally exploit the small local farmers. 2) We do not buy from large plantations - even if it is cheaper! - because we want to make a difference to the lives of the growers locally. 3) We provide income to the local people on condition that they put their children (girls mainly) into School - thereby improving their lives for the future. 4) We provide local employment - up to 100 people - everytime we produce the product. 5) Our Herbs and Spices are hand grown, hand picked, hand cut - and there is NO chemical fertiliser or insecticide used ever on this land. 6) The blend of Herbs and Spices is created following 5000 years of Tradition and Wisdom, and we do not change the recipies for Cost or Availability reasons - its what people have been using for centuries ... 7) The Green Tea base we use is grown in an Organic Certified Farm which meets all certification for the West. 8) The only mechanical part of the process - to put the ingredient blend into the Triangle Teabags, is done in South India in a factory which has been approved by leading Supermarkets in France and Germany - so they follow very strict Quality process during this part of the process. 9) We do not use flat double chambered cheap paper teabags like most of my competitors!! I am one of the very few people in the world who used the 50 mm Triangle bag. This large triangle allows for full circulation of the hot water around the Herbs to get the MAXIMUM active ingredients out from the herbs and into the water. Compacted cheap paper teabags do not allow for this infusion to be effective in the 3-5 minutes they are in the water ..!! Most of the actives still remain in the solids and not infuse into the water due to the lack of water movement in the small space. 10) We use 100% BIO-DEGRADEABLE triangle teabags. These are made from Potato Starch - and are as porous as the nylon mesh bags you see in Premium products. 11) We use 2.4 grams of the blends in EACH of the Triangle teabags - unlike the competition who uses between 1 and 2 grams per bag. This allows for the maximum infusion of the actives into the water in the 3-5 minute brew. 12) We provide 28 Triangles per Pack compared to between 15 and 25 from the competition.  ..................................................................................................................................................... How to Purchase these Infusions: Our Website is set up to accept orders to buy the Infusions and the other products in the future. Look at this and more info on www.innorbit.com In the meantime, the infusions are available in about 50 shops in the North London area - Harrow, Camden, Kingsbury, Queensbury, Greenford ... and we continue to expand our retail availability in the UK slowly. We are also in REVITAL - a chain of Premium Health and Wellness outlets across the UK We also launched in France, followed by Switzerland, Italy and recently in Berlin, Germany. If you want to purchase any of these products, then please contact me via Email on ketan@innorbit.com with your request, and I will get back to you with payment and delivery details so that you can receive the products as quickly as possible. Alternatively you can order from the website directly. We are looking for Agents / Distributors in all countries. If interested, please contact me via my Email above.   ..................................................................................................................................................... 

More details on http://www.innorbit.com

..................................................................................................................................................... The Brand Designs - Globally Registered .. S&F Design U&G Design C&R Design Y&F DEsign Dr Ketan JOSHI InnOrbit Sarl 1805 Jongny Switzerland

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Allison Williams

"Your Journey has made such a great impression on me. I am honoured to have read it... it made me feel really good."

Gina Minton

"One of my friend is into Ayurveda. He spent a lot many years in India and Nepal."

Yogesh Huja Entrepreneur

"Ketan is a true guide & his valued inputs all during my association in ecademy have given me right direction..... He has really explained the meaning of networking .....& its insight He is the must person to be in my network.....thx for that ketan Rgds Yogesh Huja"

Harry Trivedi

"Ketan joshi is my first and vital contact on ecademy. he pushes to hard and makes you perform better and better. an expert in his field and has strong global network. i am too small compare to him but i recommend everyone to connect with him and get advantage of his expertise. thanks ketan for being my friend and adviser. it feels good to be with you . harry"

Adam Williams

"Ketan is a truly helpful man, friendly advice and it's a privilege to have him in my network. Thanks for the feedback Ketan. Warm wishes Adam "

Freddy Daems

"You don't easily meet a man like Ketan : open -minded , helpful , understanding , optimistic , patient , trustworthy, ... I could go on . Ketan has become a friend whom I can trust and with whom I can bounce ideas back and forth. Great to be connected to you , Ketan and you miss an opportunity when you don't connect with him !!! Thanks , Ketan "

Akhtar (make it happen) Khan

"Ketan was also one of my first connections on ecademy. We have regularly kept in touch and discussed opportunities. I found him very diligent and trustworthy. Fortunately for us, he is the third partner in a venture we have entered into. I hope our relatuioship will continue for a long time so that we may benefit from his strengths."

Denise Johnson

"Who ever said that you can't teach an old dog new tricks must not have met Ketan yet. You made my day!!!! Thanks Ketan."

Thomas Power

"The man behind Solero ice cream. What better testimonial could anyone ever need? Oh and he's a lovely person also. "

Jill Wigmore-Welsh Coaching & Training

"Ketan has great ideas, and experience. He will achieve what he wants. He has the capability to connect without undue intent, he will fullfill his purpose.Underpinning his success will be his family and his drive to give back to society "

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