Biography of Narayan Ghimire
Narayan Ghimire (Nepali: नारायण घिमिरे; born Nepal, 1970 February 15) is a Canadian Nepali with specialized skills in creating innovative food and flavorings ingredients. Ghimire is well known across the globe for his exceptional skills in food and drug science.
As a food and drug scientist, he exhaustively engaged to deploy quality functions in highly innovative food ingredients like vegetarian meat, vegan cheese, tobacco-less e-vape, and cannabis. He is the first Nepali origin diaspora succeded to secure Certified Flavorist and Lean Six Sigma Master Black-belt certifications. He is also certified as a Six Sigma Black Belt (CSSBB) and Certified Quality Engineer (CQE) from the American Society of Quality (ASQ).
Ghimire has over twenty-two years of experience as a Food Scientist and Lean Six Sigma Change Leader in the agri-food ingredients industry. Every year he engages with a team of food scientists, technologists, and flavorist in creating about 300 custom-designed innovative food ingredients and flavorings. Most of those creations are offered as innovative flavorings and food ingredients to the largest food manufacturing company across the globe to meet the next generation-changing market needs.
Before migrating to Canada, Ghimire was a prominent food scientist and technologist and has succeeded to develop in eighteen New Food Products and four new technologies. He has published around five hundred articles about ayurvedic healing foods, cannabis, herbal-based innovation, technology transfer, Veda, and Science for national Nepali newspapers and online portals. Ghimire takes special interest in healing foods, disruptive innovation, and Veda & Bigyan. Currently, he is heavily engaged in uncovering a common ground of 2500-year-old ayurvedic drugs, healing foods, healthy life philosophy, and advanced science and technology.
Life and education
Ghimire was born in Yampa Phant, Bhadipur- 8, a village in the Tanahun District, Gandaki Zone, Nepal. As a young boy, growing up in Yampa Phant with his parent Mr. Dasharath Ghimire and Late Manikarna Tiwari. During his childhood, he was an avid book and novel reader.
Ghimire received Lean Six-Sigma Master BlackBelt from Villanova University, USA. https://www.villanovau.com/programs/course/lean-six-sigma-master-black-belt/ . He did his post-graduation in Quality Assurance (Quality by Design) in Pharmaceutical Science in Toronto, Canada. Ghimire Graduated as Food Technologist from Tribhuvan University (TU) http://www.tribhuvan-university.edu.np/ in 1994 with a Graduation in Project Management as well. In 2005, Ghimire immigrated to Canada under the skilled immigration program as a permanent resident of Canada and was granted Canadian citizenship in 2014.
He is married to Kalpana Rijal. He has a child a son Lee Ghimire. Narayan Ghimire lives in Toronto, Ontario with his family.
Ghimire is a senior member of the American Society of Quality (ASQ), Senior Membership No# 63710177, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT), and the British Society of Flavourists (BSF)
Ghimire was awarded several prestigious professional certifications for example Lean Six Sigma Master Black-belt qualifications from Villanova University. American Society of Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt, ASQ Certified Quality Engineer, Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Certified Food Scientist, and The British Society of Flavourist (BSF) Certified Flavorist (Associate Member).
Ghimire is also awarded The Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (OACETT) Applied Science Technologist (Member No# 844511) and Certified Pharmaceutical Analyst Certification. He has acquired Scientific Research and Experimental Development (SR&ED) Practitioner qualifications.
Ghimire started his career with the Decentralization Support Project of the United Nations Development Program (UNDP) in Nepal https://www.undp.org/nepal . Later Ghimire worked with a Joint Venture of the World Food Program https://www.wfp.org/countries/nepal and the Ministry of Education of Nepal https://moe.gov.np/ as Technical Director (Senior Nutritionist) and engaged to managed nutritious food delivery infrastructure across the Nepali kingdom as Senior Nutritionist.
Later, Ghimire established the first food ingredients research and development institution named Yampa Food Processing Center (YFPC) in a rural area of Nepal. YFPC was a pioneer company in Nepal that has been successful to develop 18 New Food Products and 4 New technologies within 18 months of establishment. The capability YFPC developed increating snacks and dry foods area was enormous. The Nepali Maoist – and Nepali Government conflict resulted in the research center and industry closure.
Ghimire migrated to Canada and update himself with a new body of knowledge. Ghimire worked with the Ministry of Environment as a Gas chromatography-mass spectrometry (GC–MS) Technologist and later Joined Flavorchem International Inc as Food Scientist and Flavorist.
Ghimire exhaustively engaged in establishing the largest in North America spray drying facilities, advanced analytical labs equipped with GC-MS- artificial nose, and Innovation labs with Flavourchem International Inc. www.flavorcan.ca whose name was changed into Flavorcan International Inc. on a later date Ghimire engaged with company top management and professionals in purchase and custom designing flavor house friendly ERP business intelligence software.
Once succeded, the company-wide business intelligence helped to implement a lean six sigma culture while eliminating the huge real-time maintenance and operation cost. meanwhile, Ghimire was also involved in writing company-wide quality 22000 manuals, laboratory manuals, Sensory Evaluation Gold Standard, Cannabis research and product development protocols to excel company ability to serve food, pharmaceutical and natural health products industries across the globe. Learning by doing opportunities help Ghimire to excel in his ability to recognize the opportunity for improvement, innovation, skills and technology transfer in the manufacturing sectors.
The National Era (TNE):
Ghimire recognised as One of the Distinguished Food Scientist by The National Era (TNE), Washington USA in September 1, 2022.
International Business Times (IBT):
Ghimire recognised as One of the Food Tech Industry Disruptor by International Business Times (IB Times), Singapore in September 6, 2022.
Ghimire recognised as One of the Distinguished top 19 Nepali Immigrants working abroad in 2022. (पौरखी प्रवासी – विदेशी भूमिमा आफ्नै प्रतिभा र क्षमताले मातृभूमिको मान राख्ने १९ नेपाली)
Narayan Ghimire has published over five hundred articles about healing foods, cannabis, medical and scientific relations, technology transfer, and disruptive innovations. Mr. Ghimire has published two books in the Nepali language.
Book 1: Nepali Raithane Jadibuti “नेपाली रैथाने जडिबुटी”
First book written based on lab-based analysis and Traditional Vedic understanding.
NEWS Of नेपाली रैथाने जडिबुटी Publications:
AP1 TV News Coverage: https://fb.watch/epfaRTSFsX/
Book 2: Cannabis in Nepal “नेपालमा गाँजा” publications News
First Book of scientific rational based book of Cannabis published in Nepal in Nepali language based on Vedic knowhow and lab analysis.
NEWS Of नेपालमा गाँजा book Publications:
Video Of Book Release:
Book 3: Traditional Festivals and Foods “रैथाने चाडबाड र खानपान ”
First Book written about traditional homemade Nepali cuisine during Nepali festivals based based on scientific rational and Vedic knowhow.
TV News Coverage by TANAHUN Television:
Other News Coverage by National News Paper:
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Interview to Nepalese Newspapers:
National TV Interview on Disruptive Innovation:
E-blog Portal Didicated Articles:
Veda & Bigyan Video Blog Portal:
- रासस, तनहुँ। खाध्यान्नमा आधारित ऊधोगद्वारा क्षमतामा बिस्तार । अर्थ/ऊधम, गोरखापत्र (९) मँगलबार माघ १९ गते २०५५ साल।
- सुर्यचन्द्र बस्नेत, तनहुँ (याम्पा फाँट) कृषिमा आधारित खाघ्य र फलफुल प्रसोधन ऊत्पादन ऊधोग सफल। अर्थ, बित्त, बजार । हिमालय टाईम्स, ६, मँगलबार, माघ २६, २०५५ साल ।
- “Local firm develops 18 new products, 4 technologies”. The Rising Nepal Post Nepal. Retrieved 03 Feb 1999. Economy, page 8.
- Profile Narayan Ghimire published: Confederation of Industry (CII), Building Global Competitiveness, India’s Premier, Biennial Agro Technology & Business Fair, 19-22 November 2016 l Chandigarh
- Career Profile: Mr. Narayan Ghimire: Canadian Food Scientist released by Flavorcan International Inc., 9 November 2016
- Press Release: Milwaukee, Wis, 12/05/2009, ASQ : Narayan Ghimire Receives ASQ – Certified Quality Engineer.
- Press Release: Milwaukee, Wis, 10/17/2009, ASQ : Narayan Ghimire Receives ASQ – Certified Six Sigma Blackbelt