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Saffron Road’s Management and Directors are pioneers in the natural and organic food movement and have exercised great care to ensure that our products are deliciously natural. All of our meat is sourced from small farm operations that treat the animal humanely and never use antibiotics and growth hormones. Even our Basmati rice is selectively hand-picked from farmers who share our sustainable “tayeeb” values.
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Shazi Visram, Board of Directors
Ms. Shazi Visram in 2005 founded Nurture, Inc. , which wholly owns the Happy Family brand, and she serves as its Chief Executive Officer. Happy Family is a leading US organic baby food brand with over $90million in annual sales. Happy Family sold 90% of its equity to DANONE in 2013. Prior to Nurture, Ms. Visram founded and ran a marketing and media buying consultancy to help small businesses grow their brands.
Shazi made it her mission to create a business that could positively impact the health of children and give back to those who are in need. Her accomplishments have earned her the respect and admiration of her peers and colleagues, including being named one of Crain’s New York Business 40 Under 40 in 2012, honored by Ernst & Young as Entrepreneur of the Year in the New York region in 2011 and nominated as one of Babble’s “moms who are changing the world” for 2011. Happy Family is recognized as one of the fastest growing companies in the country by Inc. Magazine for two years running and was named as Fast Company’s 2012 “Rockstar of the New Economy.”
In addition, Shazi works with the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship (NFTE) as a mentor to young and aspiring entrepreneurs from low-income communities. She also serves on the board of Hydros, which manufactures portable filtered water bottles. Ms. Visram holds a BA from Columbia University in History and Visual Arts and an MBA from Columbia Business School in Management and Entrepreneurship.
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