About Dr. Majeed

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Founder and Chairman

Enriching human life has been a lifelong quest for Dr. Muhammed Majeed. In this aim to bring benefit to mankind, Dr. Majeed proactively used his scientific brilliance and entrepreneurial spirit to start Sami Labs. This company under his dynamic leadership is a growing company that discovers constituents of plants that prevent the ailments that plague the world. Founded in 1991 (originally called Sami Chemicals & Extracts Limited) Sami Labs Limited, Bangalore is a Research and Development facility in the areas of Standardized Herbal Extracts, Cosmeceuticals, Probiotics, Spice Extracts, Minerals, Fine Chemicals, Phytochemicals and Oils used in the nutritional, pharmaceutical and food industry. It has factories in Kunigal, Nelamangala, Dobaspet, Singasandra, and Mysore, all in the state of Karnataka.

Dr. Majeed grew up in the fascinating landscape of Kollam, in Kerala. His father, who was in business, passed away when Dr. Majeed was 12. And that was a very bad time around. His mother Fathima, who had not received any formal education, aspired her son Majeed to be highly educated. This fueled his determination to pursue his first love, Science. Dr. Majeed graduated in Pharmacy from the Thiruvananthapuram Medical College in 1973.

Dr. Majeed landed in The United States of America in 1975 with eight dollars in his pocket and a mind full of dreams to fulfill. A fearless man, he was triumphant in everything he did. He went ahead to pursue his Masters in Industrial Pharmacy from Long Island University and became a Junior Scientist at Pfizer. Not satisfied and satiated with his education, he then went on to complete his doctorate in Industrial Pharmacy from St. John’s University. In those years of graduate studies, he would work in the morning at Pfizer and would then spend the rest of the evening pursuing the nitty-gritty of his Ph.D.

A dynamic individual, Dr. Majeed is passionate about his work and feels that even seven days a week is not enough devotion. He is forthright in his views and opinions and believes that honesty is not a policy but a way of life. Extremely candid, he can mesmerize audiences with his simplicity and frankness. At 71, he continues to be energetic and enthusiastic to learn, educate, create and give society the benefits of health. Dr. Majeed Foundation has come up as an endeavor to share a part of his earnings to educate the needy.



Sami-Sabinsa Founder Dr. Muhammed Majeed Named Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry by ASSOCHAM

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, founder of the Sami-Sabinsa Group, was named the Father of Indian Nutraceuticals Industry with an honorary award presented on the occasion of ASSOCHAM’s virtual conference entitled Efficacy of Herbal Nutraceuticals: Stimulating the New Lifestyle.
June 01, 2021
Honarary Award from ASSOCHAM


Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award from ASSOCHAM

The prestigious lifetime achievement award was presented to Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder and Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group in recognition of his exemplary services in the nutraceuticals and cosmeceuticals industry. The award was presented by ASSOCHAM (The Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India) on the occasion of Ayush Mela which is one of India’s largest virtual exhibition and conference related to Ayurveda, Yoga & Naturopathy, Unani, Siddha and Homeopathy which was held from October 30 – November 1, 2020. Sami-Sabinsa Group Limited, a pioneer and global leader in health sciences, is a leading producer of nutraceuticals, cosmeceuticals, standardized herbal extracts, fine chemicals, specialty chemicals, probiotics and enzymes.

There were 34 categories of awards which saw nominations from different fields of AYUSH. ASSOCHAM received more than 150 nominations for awards in different categories out of which 75 nominations were short listed across different categories. The nominations were selected by a jury of eminent persons.

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman, Sami-Sabinsa Group honoured by Times of India with the ‘ICONIC AND INSPIRING LEADER OF THE NUTRACEUTICAL INDUSTRY AWARD ' for his outstanding contribution to health science

Times of India’s Inspiring Entrepreneurs Award recognizes and celebrates achievers from different sectors for exemplary achievements in their respective fields across Sports, Art, Literature, Humanities, Real Estate, Retail, Manufacturing, Healthcare and other industries.

Mr V.G Nair, Senior Advisor & Director, Sami Labs received the award on behalf of Dr. Majeed from Mr Kabir Bedi, Indian Actor & Director, at an event in Mumbai on March 12, 2020.

March 12, 2020

ASSOCHAM honours Sami-Sabinsa Group with three prestigious awards

February 28, 2020


Sami-Sabinsa Honored with Multiple “Best of” Awards in New Delhi and Singapore

September 30, 2019

Dr. Muhammed Majeed, Founder & Chairman of Sami Labs was honored on the occasion of Annual Celebration of Alumni Association of Trivandrum Medical College by Honorable Governor of Kerala, Shri. Justice (Retd) Palanisamy Sathasivam

February 16, 2019


Shield of Honour

July 25, 2018

Certificate of Excellence for Best Nutraceutical company

July 25, 2018

NutraChampion Award

May 16, 2018

IP and R & D Award

February 9, 2018.


Lifetime Achievement Award


Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year

July 28, 2017
Outstanding NRI Businessman of the Year 2017

Receives award from Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan

March 1, 2017


Excellence in Research and Development Award

August 25, 2016

Hall of Legends

March 11, 2016

Global Innovation & Excellence

February 20, 2016

Honored by Chief Minister of Kerala Shri Ommen Chandy

February 19, 2016


My Home India Award



Nutra Excellence Award

Mumbai 2013


Amulya Award


National Award for R&D

November 5, 2012