Kodimule Shyamprasad | APEA - Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards Asia Pacific Enterprise Awards




Outstanding Category



Mr. K Shyam Prasad is the founding member of Vidya Herbs Pvt Ltd. He is a first-generation entrepreneur, who made a humble beginning, starting his career as a chemist in a pharmaceutical company in 1990 and then, quit his job after five years to get into the field of Natural Chemistry.

Mr. Prasad did his Masters in Natural Product Chemistry and wanted to apply the knowledge into business, thus began his journey of establishing a trading firm for the buying and selling of botanical extracts. In year 2001, he eventually ventured into manufacturing by setting up Vidya Herbs. He started a small manufacturing facility on a 10,000 sft land with a shed. With constant growth, today Vidya Herbs has become a reputed herbal extraction company in India employing over 600 people. Under Mr. Prasad’s leadership, Vidya Herbs has expanded its presence to advanced markets like the USA, Europe, Korea and Japan propelling the Company into the big leagues.

Today the company has three manufacturing units in Bangalore, India, spread over 200,000 sft of land area having its own supercritical extraction facility, solvent extraction facilities with well-equipped state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities backed by a very strong quality control team. Vidya Herbs has successfully completed USFDA site inspection for their herbal Extract manufacturing facility based out of Bangalore, India. The inspection confirmed the site to be compliant with the principles and guidelines of USFDA’s Quality System/Current Good Manufacturing Practices.

Vidya Herbs has decided to aggressively expand its operation with its new 16 acre oleoresin facility at Telagana, India to become a major player in this segment. The Company has also forayed in Probiotics with its latest technology Probiotic facility coming in Hassan Pharma zone, India which will help the company broaden its portfolio in the coming years.

Vidya Herbs has also started its Coffee Curing works in Chickmagalur, India and are proud to be listed among top 10 coffee bean exporters from India within 2 years of starting the facility. The Company is also expanded its coffee unit with state of art Instant Coffee Plant getting set up which will be operational in the coming months. Vidya Herbs marketing offices are located in the USA, Japan, Europe, Korea, and an overseas manufacturing facility in Japan, with a full extraction line with full-fledged quality control laboratories. The Company has also recently opened its new marketing office in London, Russia, Dubai and Mumbai for making concrete business development efforts to expand its customer base and penetrate into new markets. The new offices will also assist in achieving the set a target of Rs 1,000 crore in coming years.

Vidya Herbs Pvt Ltd

Vidya Building, N3-3,
24Th Main, Jp Nagar 1St Phase,
Bangalore, 560078 India.
Tel: +91-80-4172 2212

Career Highlights


  • Vidya Herbs listed among Top 5 Coffee Bean Exporter.
  • Best Nutraceutical Ingredients Company by Assocham.
  • ET Leader of Tomorrow Award.


  • Gold Innovation award in International Spice Conference.


Vidya Herbs identifies itself as an organisation that consistently delivers research-based natural products to improve the quality of life and standards of living in respect to health. Because it constantly supplies to healthcare and food industries, their mission is to provide premium quality ingredients and maintain high levels of commitment and service to their customers. The Company takes pride in their products and believe that nature has presented them with a multitude of phenomenal ingredients that are essential to health and well-being Vidya Herbs provides nature’s best to benefit healthy living to reach its fullest potential and continue to create exciting new products to enhance our customers’ product lines with innovative ingredient solutions.

Vidya Herbs has dedicated two acre R&D campus with 36000 sq. ft in house R&D Center for excellence with scientist team comprising of PD’s, Post graduates in Chemistry, Pharmacology, Bio Chemistry and Food Technology. The Company has a well-equipped R&D and Quality Control team to ensure that they provide quality products to the customers. The Company’s experienced Research and Development team constantly provides Vidya with innovative solutions and support for today’s health and nutrition related markets. Vidya Herbs ensures that its research, production methods and products go hand-in-hand with current trends. Using Supercritical CO2 and Conventional extraction processing, Vidya is able to manufacture and supply a wide range of products to different markets and industries. With the company’s large production capabilities, 3 extraction facilities, custom manufacturing and offices around the world, Vidya Herbs provides quick and reliable services that meets customer’s expectations and demand. Vidya Herbs value the relationships with our esteemed clients and believe in ‘Customer Centricity’ approach and measure our performance on the value delivered to our clientele. Vidya Herbs aim at providing genuine and timely solutions keeping commitments in true spirits.

Vidya Herbs is the recipient of various awards in the Agriculture, Research and Dietary Supplement category. Vidya Herbs Product Turmeric Extract – Puremeric Stain Free Tech was awarded Gold Innovation award in International Spice Conference 2019 for the innovative product developed by the team.

Mr. Shyamprasad started Vidya Herbs more than a decade ago, building the business step-by-step, keeping in view of ‘Quality first’ to produce herbal extracts and value added products and today considered as preferred company by the customers. As a responsible company, the Company also works on social responsibility programs in rural areas of India, providing drinking water in villages, Furniture and computer lab set ups in schools, health check-up for farmers, promoting children education and more. Mr. Shyamprasad is determined to contribute to the communities in which they operate, and aim to build long-term relationships with local groups and farmers.