Ms. Sushama Srikandath is the Managing Director of AVT McCormick Ingredients Pvt Ltd, which is a key supplier of processed spices, seasonings, and blends to major brands across the globe. Based on her passion and drive for improving the quality of life of farmer communities and promoting sustainable agriculture, Sushama envisioned for AVT McCormick, a simple, yet powerful value proposition: Helping Nature and Communities. Sushama served as a Jury Member in FICCI National Agri Start Up Awards in Dec 2021 and was part of the CII Alliance for Sustainable Agriculture group. She served as Board Member of American Spice Trade Association (2015-18), Spices Board, Government of India (2010-13), Food & Agriculture Department, Bureau of Indian Standards - Spices (2014-2018) and Chairperson, All India Spice Exporters Forum (2006-08) and has received prestigious awards which include Excellence in Business: Hindu Economic Forum 2018, etc. A prolific presenter at spice and food industry forums such as the World Spice Congress, European Spice Association, American Spice Trade Association, and International Pepper Community Conference, she is also a well-known speaker on Leadership, Work Life balance, Women empowerment and Vocational Excellence.