Great Lakes Professor Dr. Ashok Vasudevan awarded at the Connecticut’s Chapter of GOPIO
Dr. Ashok Vasudevan, Great Lakes professor and CEO of Preferred Brands International was one among the five Indo – Americans awarded at the Connecticut’s Chapter of the Global Organization of People of Indian Origin (GOPIO). This award is given to those who provide service to the community or the society at large. The award ceremony took place at the Stamford Italian Center and was attended by several dignitaries. Dr. Ashok Vasudevan and his wife Meera Vasudevan received an award for entrepreneurship.
Along with his wife Meera, Dr. Ashok Vasudevan co-founded Preferred Brands International; a Stamford CT based Food Company. Preferred Brands is the manufacturer and marketer of Tasty Bite and other brands of all-natural, ready-to-eat specialty foods that is available in leading natural food stores and supermarket chains in several countries including the US, Canada, Australia, Singapore and Japan. He is also Chairman of the board of Tasty Bite Eatables Limited, Pune, India’s largest exporter of prepared foods.
Dr. Ashok regularly lectures at leading business schools in the US and India and is a frequent participant in conferences on International Trade and Business. He recently co-authored part of a book “Building Global Business Success – Lessons from Emerging Markets” (Macmillan, 2004). He is an executive member of the ITC (International Trade Council) in the Stamford Chamber of Commerce. He has Bachelors in Agricultural Economics from Bangalore and a business degree from Bajaj Institute, Bombay and the Harvard Business School.