For Arvind Venkataraman, work at P&G is all about innovating for the greater good. Working on research and development for the Nervive team, Arvind helped create and launch the new nerve care product.
“This has constructively disrupted the US OTC pain aisle to create an entirely new category focused on Nerve care,” he said.
Arvind uses his PhD in LifeSciences and Biological Engineering, integrating fundamental physiology and biology of our nervous system with the consumer’s needs in order to design products specific to nerve care. His passion for innovation stems from “connecting technology to humanity.” He calls it an exhilarating experience—the ability to listen to consumer needs, find the right mix of science and technology to meet those needs, then communicate back to the consumer to show that we’ve found a solution.
“Once the reviews and testimonials of the products start coming in, it is simply a WOW moment,” Arvind said. “It gives me deep gratification that we have been able to connect to something larger than ourselves and help people.”
At home, Arvid likes to find connections between his work and his passion for cooking Indian food. “It is a lot of fun to understand how and why specific spices are chosen for every dish, what the order of adding spices should be and how much of each spice should we add. Arts and science come together beautifully in cooking, and it is enlightening to see how a well-cooked meal should cater to all five senses not just taste – similar to our products that have to deliver on multiple vectors of superiority."