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Our Team

Lavin Samtani

Founder & CEO

Lavin is responsible for overlooking the day-to-day activities at Big Sam’s.

After completing his MBA at Harvard University, he founded Big Sam’s with an aim to provide quality and honestly sourced seafood and meats to customers in India. Currently, he has over 11 years of experience in the industry.

When he founded the company, Lavin saw a gap in the Indian market, and with the help of his team, he aims to bridge the gap in the best and most honest way possible. He is driven by his passion to make Big Sam’s India’s most trusted name in quality seafood and meats.

Neha Samtani

Head of Social Media & Brand Strategy

With a background in marketing luxury goods and her MSc in Management from Cass Business School,
Neha joined the team primarily to help reach out to the target market via social media.
Neha wants to help create a brand that is synonymous with the best quality,
responsible sourcing, and trust of our customers.

Animesh Jamuar

Head- Finance

Animesh is responsible for managing the accounts & finance division at Big Sam’s.

After completing his CA, he accrued over 12 years of experience in his field. Having previously worked with some of the top companies in the country, he uses his knowledge to provide insights to the business and channel them for better results. The finance strategy team identifies and describes key topics for further development, growth & providing alternatives to the business problems.

As a part of Big Sam’s, his vision is to see the brand as the number one choice for quality and nutritious seafood and meats in India.

Mithun Muddappa

Head- Sales (South)

Mithun heads the sales and business development wing in the south of India.

After completing his B.Com, he accrued over 16 years of experience in the industry.

At Big Sam’s he strives for continual improvement in his domain. He enjoys taking on responsibility, working as part of a team, being part of a positive work culture and being supported by his colleagues.


Anubhav Kaushik

Head- Sales (North)

Anubhav is responsible for completing sales objectives, bottom line contributions and general quality of service in the north region of India.

He holds an MBA degree and has over 11 years of work experience in his field. He enjoys working in a transparent and ethical work environment.

As a part of Big Sam’s, he aims to make the brand’s products available at all the retail, wholesale & Horeca zones in North India.

Vikas Sawant

Head- Sales (Retail)

Vikas is responsible for handling key accounts, brand development and sales. He overlooks the retails sales operations all across the country.

He is a graduate in Science and has over 10 years of experience in the sales industry.

He is driven by his strong belief in planning, innovation & execution. He enjoys working in a positive environment that fosters growth, development and learning across all levels. As a part of Big Sam’s he aims to make the brand a top contender in its category.

Sandeep Chavan

Head- Sales (Horeca)

Sandeep is responsible for sales & business development in the wholesale and Horeca division. As a part of his role, he manages supply of products to hotels across the country, ensuring our signature premium quality and taste.

He is a graduate in Commerce and has over 18 years of experience in the sales industry.

At Big Sam’s, he enjoys the transparent, committed & friendly working culture that fosters growth and development across all levels. He is driven by his passion to further expand Big Sam’s presence in the hospitality industry.


Dr. Dhiraj Kumar

Head - Production and Quality

Dhiraj is responsible for quality assurance, regulatory compliances, production and manpower management, fresh salmon operations and new product development. His driving force is to continually strive for improvement in quality and operations.

He has completed his M.F.Sc.(F.R.M.) and Ph.D and has 16 years of experience in his field.

Dhiraj enjoys working in teams where cultural and professional diversity enables learning and development.