Mathew Sebastian is the Executive Director and founding member of INDOCERT. Before being named as Executive Director of INDOCERT in 2001, Mr. Mathew was holding the post of District Sericulture Officer in Kerala State Sericulture Cooperative Federation.
Mathew started his career as an Assistant Director at Department of Agriculture, Government of Kerala. He is a visionary, strategic planner and constant learner which ultimately helped him to launch India’s first indigenous organic certification body. He has expertise on all aspects of business formation, operation, financing, and management.
Mathew is a highly dedicated, enthusiastic and resourceful person with significant experience in the field of auditing, certification and standard development, their development and exhibits exemplary ability in tackling unprecedented risks through the implementation of successful strategic plans. Mathew is focused on the development of policies relating to the operations & courageously guides his team in the touching new horizons. Mathew guides and strategies the business direction of INDOCERT along with the support of INDOCERT’S Board members.
He is well experienced in inspection & certification of farms, organic processing, trade and GLOBAL G. A. P. Inspection & Certification. Mathew is a qualified lead auditor of UTZ Certification (for coffee and tea), Rainforest Alliance, BONSUCRO,4C and an instructor of RA 2020. Mathew holds Bachelor of science in agriculture and Masters in Business Administration.
He is a luminary in the field of Organic certification and sustainability of India, who charts unexplored paths for INDOCERT.